Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman: 'Even as we grieved, we grew.'
NEW YORK (AP) — In one of the inauguration's most talked about moments, poet Amanda Gorman summoned images dire and triumphant Wednesday as she called out to the world “even as we grieved, we grew."
Inauguration fashion: Purple, pearls, American designers
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris showcased American designers at their inauguration Wednesday, and Harris gave a nod to women's suffrage and Shirley Chisholm in pearls and purple.
With passion and fashion, Lady Gaga delivers powerful anthem
A full-throated, supremely confident Lady Gaga belted out the national anthem at President Joe Biden's inauguration in a very Gaga way — with flamboyance, fashion and passion.
Rape charges denied by lawyer for '70s Show' actor Masterson
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney for “That ’70s Show” actor Danny Masterson pleaded not guilty on his behalf Wednesday to the rapes of three women in the early 2000s.
Lawyer says ex-royal staff will shed light on Meghan letter
LONDON (AP) — A lawyer for the publisher of the Daily Mail newspaper said Wednesday that the Duchess of Sussex had no reasonable expectation of privacy for a letter she sent to her estranged father after her marriage to Prince Harry.
Trump pardons ex-strategist Steve Bannon, dozens of others
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pardoned former chief strategist Steve Bannon in the final hours of his White House term as part of a flurry of clemency action that benefited more than 140 people, including rap performers, ex-members of Congress and other allies of him and his family.
Lil Wayne, Kodak Black get clemency; Joe Exotic does not
Two rappers were among the entertainment figures included in a list of 140 people who were pardoned or had their sentences commuted by President Donald Trump in a last-minute clemency flurry early Wednesday.
Review: Moon Taxi, a cab simply not worth hailing anymore
Moon Taxi, “Silver Dream" (BMG) Moon Taxi have a new album with a dozen songs, but you may be forgiven for losing track of them. One unmemorable, formulaic tune bleeding into another leaves the listener underwhelmed by the effect.
Networks stick with Trump in his unusual goodbye speech
NEW YORK (AP) — At the end of Donald Trump's presidency, television networks left the mute button unused. They covered Trump's farewell address at Joint Base Andrews, the opening event of a most unusual inauguration day, from beginning to end without pulling away — a possibility that MSNBC's Joe Scarborough raised as the outgoing president began to talk.
Italian police find stolen copy of Leonardo 'Salvator Mundi'
ROME (AP) — Italian police have recovered a 500-year-old copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s 16th century “Salvator Mundi” painting of Jesus Christ that was stolen from a Naples church during the pandemic without the priests even realizing it was gone.
How Netflix helped 'The White Tiger' movie become a reality
Priyanka Chopra Jonas was scrolling through Twitter a few years ago when she saw a headline that a film adaptation of “The White Tiger” was in the works.
Music stars slam UK's 'shameful' failure on EU touring rules
LONDON (AP) — Dozens of U.K. music stars including Elton John, Ed Sheeran and conductor Simon Rattle say musicians have been “shamefully failed” by the British government, which has left them facing post-Brexit restrictions on touring in the European Union.
An inauguration unlike any other amid a pandemic, unrest
WASHINGTON (AP) — Inauguration Day for President-elect Joe Biden will look unlike anything the nation has seen before as the scars of COVID-19 and the Jan.
From Gaga to Garth, Miranda to Moreno: Celebs join inaugural
Like so much this past year, the inaugural celebration will be like no other: pared down, distanced, much of it virtual. But for actor Christopher Jackson — the original George Washington in Broadway's “Hamilton" — performing in a virtual “ball” is a way of participating in an essential rite of American democracy.
Washington, Malek and Leto face off in ‘The Little Things’
Denzel Washington has played some iconic cops over the years, but he doesn't get hung up on things like that. For him, it's all about the script.
Two Fox News political executives out after Arizona call
NEW YORK (AP) — Two of Fox News Channel's top news executives involved in the controversial — but correct — election night call of Arizona for Democrat Joe Biden are out at the network.
File details investigation into John Mulaney 'SNL' monologue
The U.S. Secret Service opened an investigation into comedian John Mulaney over jokes believed to be made about President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live” last year, according to records obtained by The Associated Press.
Screen Actors Guild may discipline, expel Donald Trump
NEW YORK (AP) — After leaving the White House, President Donald Trump may lose his SAG card, too. The Screen Actors Guild said Tuesday that the SAG-AFTRA board voted “overwhelmingly” that there is probable cause that Trump violated its guidelines for membership.
Teen whom Biden befriended as fellow stutterer has book deal
NEW YORK (AP) — Brayden Harrington, the teenager whom President-elect Joe Biden befriended as a fellow stutterer — and will be part of a primetime inaugural special — has a book coming out this summer.
Sales of US Constitution topped 1 million during Trump years
NEW YORK (AP) — At the National Constitution Center, in Philadelphia, they like to joke that what's bad for the country is often good for the organization.
New this week: 'The White Tiger,' Salt-N-Pepa movie & Rhye
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
Meghan seeks court ruling over 'serious breach' of privacy
LONDON (AP) — Lawyers for the Duchess of Sussex asked a British judge on Tuesday to settle her lawsuit against a newspaper before it goes to trial by ruling that its publication of a “deeply personal” letter to her estranged father was “a plain and a serious breach of her rights of privacy.” Meghan's latest attempt to protect her privacy laid bare more details of her fraught relationship with her estranged father, who claims he has been “vilified” as a dishonest publicity-seeker.
Jazmine Sullivan, Eric Church, H.E.R. to sing at Super Bowl
NEW YORK (AP) — R&B star Jazmine Sullivan and country singer Eric Church will join forces to sing the national anthem at the next month’s Super Bowl, where Grammy-winning singer H.E.R.
Students write inaugural poems for poetry academy contest
NEW YORK (AP) — Hallie Knight, a high school senior from Jacksonville, Florida, has some well formed ideas about where the country is and how she'd like to see it change.
Harry Brant, son of supermodel Stephanie Seymour, dies at 24
NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Brant, a rising model and son of supermodel Stephanie Seymour and publisher Peter M. Brant, has died. He was 24.