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Celebrities bring awareness to mental health issues

NEW YORK — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has discussed his battle with depression. Mariah Carey recently revealed she has bipolar disorder. Prince Harry said he needed counseling to deal with years of grief and anger following the death of his mother, Princess Diana. And “Deadpool” star ...

Celebrity birthdays

May 20: Actor David Proval (“The Sopranos”) is 76. Singer-actress Cher is 72. Actor Dave Thomas (“Grace Under Fire,” “SCTV”) is 70. Actor Bronson Pinchot is 59. Singer Susan Cowsill of The Cowsills is 59. Actor John Billingsley (“True Blood,” “Enterprise”) is 58. Actor Tony ...

Markle’s father in doubt for wedding as media frenzy mounts

LONDON — Thomas Markle spent a career in Hollywood, but nothing prepared him for this. The father of royal bride-to-be Meghan Markle has reportedly said he will not attend his daughter’s wedding to Prince Harry this week after suffering a heart attack amid media frenzy around the ...

The Latest: French snap up souvenirs before UK royal wedding

WINDSOR, England (AP) — The Latest on royal wedding preparations (all times local): 3:50 p.m. The French may have overthrown their own monarchy more than two hundred years ago but for some there remains a fascination for the trappings of the royal experience. French admirers of the ...

Travolta dances his way through Cannes again with ‘Gotti’

CANNES, France — John Travolta first came to Cannes 40 years ago while promoting “Grease,” and he’s still dancing along the Croisette. The 64-year-old actor returned to the Cannes Film Festival to promote his new mafia boss John Gotti biopic “Gotti,” celebrate the anniversary of ...

How to watch the royal wedding –– if you haven’t got a ticket

NEW YORK (AP) — The bad news: You don't have a ticket to Windsor Castle to watch the wedding on Saturday of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The good news: There are plenty of options for watching it live from the comfort of your couch. Plus, it's really, really early for a lot of ...

Tom Wolfe, pioneering ‘New Journalist,’ dead at 88

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Wolfe, the white-suited wizard of “New Journalism” who exuberantly chronicled American culture from the Merry Pranksters through the space race before turning his satiric wit to such novels as “The Bonfire of the Vanities” and “A Man in Full,” has died. He was ...

‘Avengers’ overpowers ‘Breaking In,’ ‘Life of the Party’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Avengers: Infinity War” is still ruling the box office in its third weekend in theaters, easily beating out the mom-themed fare. The Walt Disney Studios on Sunday estimates that “Infinity War” has added $61.8 million from North American theaters bringing its ...

Royal retreat of Windsor ready to party for Harry, Meghan

WINDSOR, England — Few towns are as quintessentially English as Windsor, the bucolic riverside locale where Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle will get married on May 19. And few towns are as pleasing when a warm spring sun bakes off the morning mist. Even the plump white swans ...

Celebrity birthdays May 13-19

May 13: Actor Buck Taylor (“Gunsmoke,” “Gods and Generals”) is 80. Actor Harvey Keitel is 79. Actress Zoe Wanamaker (“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”) is 70. Actor Franklyn Ajaye (“Car Wash,” TV’s “Deadwood”) is 69. Singer Stevie Wonder is 68. Comedian Stephen ...

Roman Polanski’s film academy expulsion is 40 years in the making

LOS ANGELES — Until Thursday, Roman Polanski had been a film academy member for over 40 years since pleading guilty to unlawful sex with a minor in 1977. In his 40 years as a fugitive the “Chinatown” and “Rosemary’s Baby” filmmaker had been nominated for three additional Oscars, one ...

Cannes announces changes to boost female representation

CANNES, France — On the eve of the 71st Cannes Film Festival, the festival’s director held an unscheduled press conference Monday to address the many issues roiling this year’s gathering, from Cannes’ feud with Netflix to the #MeToo movement to the banning of selfies on the red ...

Santa Fe Opera taps creator of operatic ‘Handmaid’s Tale’

SANTA FE, N.M. — A fairy-tale thriller from a Danish composer who created an operatic version of “The Handmaid’s Tale” will make its debut at the Santa Fe Opera in the summer of 2019, as the open-air desert venue shifts course under new management. Leaders of the Santa Fe Opera on ...

Review: Brooklyn trio Las Rosas makes scorching second album

Las Rosas, “Shadow by Your Side” (Greenway Records) Brooklyn trio Las Rosas upgrades its lo-fi sounds without sacrificing its considerable charms on “Shadow by Your Side,” an excellent second album of compelling tunes. It’s been little over a year since the debut, “Everyone Gets ...

Markle had a Hollywood-but-humble youth before royalty rang

LOS ANGELES — Meghan Markle’s road to royalty ran through Hollywood. The American actress set to marry Prince Harry May 19 spent her formative years in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Hollywood, a more working-class place than its famous name suggests. It was home to the progressive ...

‘The Big Bang Theory’ regains its spot at top of ratings

NEW YORK — As it heads toward the end of another season, CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” has regained its familiar spot at the top of the television rankings. The CBS comedy was seen by nearly 13 million people last week, the Nielsen company said. The revived “Rosanne,” which has ...

Pop singers compete for top prize at CMT Music Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean are the leading nominees for the CMT Music Awards with four each, but it’s the pop artists who might steal the big prize at this year’s awards show. CMT announced that for the first time, pop artists who have ...

Aerosmith, Richie, Beck anchor 2nd weekend of Jazz Fest

NEW ORLEANS — The second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicks off today. The festival, now in its 49th year, features an array of artists from New Orleans and Louisiana as well as out-of-town performers such as Beck and Aerosmith. Here’s a look at some of what to ...

It ain’t tea, babe: Bob Dylan embraces Tennessee whiskey

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Music icon Bob Dylan is partnering with a distillery to make whiskey at a 140-year-old Tennessee church and bottle it under the name Heaven’s Door. News outlets report Dylan has partnered with Angel’s Envy Bourbon co-founder Marc Bushala in the venture. The New York ...

Celebrity birthdays April 29-May 5

April 29: Actor Keith Baxter is 85. Bluesman Otis Rush is 83. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is 64. Actress Leslie Jordan (“The Help,” “Will and Grace”) is 63. Actress Kate Mulgrew (“Orange Is The New Black,” “Star Trek: Voyager”) is 63. Singer Carnie Wilson of Wilson Phillips is 50. ...