Arts and entertainment

FILE - This April 15, 2005, file photo, shows a replica of Ray Kroc's first McDonald's franchise, which opened on April 15, 1955, that is now a museum in Des Plaines, Ill. McDonald's Corp. has announced it will demolish the museum. Kroc built his first restaurant in 1955 in Des Plaines, after franchising the brand from the original owners, Richard and Maurice McDonald. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh File)
November 21, 2017 - 11:10 am
OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — McDonald's Corp. has announced it will demolish a suburban Chicago museum that's a replica of the hamburger chain's first restaurant. Ray Kroc built his first restaurant in 1955 in Des Plaines, after franchising the brand from the original owners, Richard and Maurice McDonald...
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CORRECTS TO PRESCRIPTION, INSTEAD OF RECIPE - A pair of John Lennon's glasses with a prescription by optometrist Gary Tracy are displayed at the police headquarters in Berlin, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, after German police arrested a man suspected of handling stolen objects from Lennon's estate, including diaries which were stolen from Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, in New York in 2006. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
November 21, 2017 - 10:46 am
BERLIN (AP) — German police recovered around 100 items that belonged to late Beatles star John Lennon that were stolen from his widow in New York, including three diaries, two pairs of his signature metal-rimmed glasses, a cigarette case and a handwritten music score. The retrieved possessions were...
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First lady Melania Trump and her son Barron Trump, look at the Wisconsin-grown Christmas Tree at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. The tree will be displayed in the White House Blue Room. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 21, 2017 - 10:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump and son Barron joined in a time-honored tradition of receiving the official White House Christmas tree, which will become the showstopper for a president who has vowed to put Christmas back at the center of the winter holidays. A military quartet played holiday tunes...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2017 file photo, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., listens at a committee hearing at the Capitol in Washington. A second woman has accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of inappropriate touching, saying Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 that he put his hand on her bottom as they posed for a picture at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010, after he had begun his career in the Senate. Menz's allegation comes days after a Los Angeles broadcaster, Leeann Tweeden, accused Franken of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite File)
November 21, 2017 - 10:06 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A group of women who worked alongside Al Franken on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" have signed a statement of support for the Minnesota senator. Last week, broadcaster Leeann Tweeden accused Franken of forcibly kissing her in 2006. Another woman says he placed his hand on her...
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Secretary General of China Culture Industrial Investment Fund Zhu Jiancheng, left, and Chinese artist Yan Zhang attend a press conference at the Vatican, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.The Vatican and China have announced a first-ever exchange of artworks for exhibits in Beijing and the Vatican Museums, as the two states forge ahead with soft diplomacy amid a stalemate in negotiations to heal decades of diplomatic estrangement. Writing on screen at top reads in Italian "Beauty unites us." (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
November 21, 2017 - 10:01 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican and China are planning a first-ever exchange of artworks for exhibits in China and the Vatican Museums, as the two states forge ahead with soft diplomacy amid a stalemate in negotiations to heal decades of diplomatic estrangement. The parallel exhibits announced...
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FILE - In this Sunday, March 15, 2015, file photo, actor Billy Crystal walks the red carpet for "The Comedians" during the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. A report of a car crashing into a pizza and ice cream shop on Long Island, early Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, turned out to be a scene for a film starring Crystal. Authorities were aware a film was being shot there but sent emergency crews just in case a real crash had occurred. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP, File)
November 21, 2017 - 8:23 am
LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — A report of a car crashing into a pizza and ice cream shop on Long Island turned out to be a scene for a film starring Billy Crystal. Police in Long Beach tell Newsday that officers and firefighters were dispatched Monday morning after someone reported a vehicle had crashed...
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November 21, 2017 - 8:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is working on a book about his views on race and his support for taking down four Confederate monuments earlier this year. Viking told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Landrieu's "In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History"...
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FILE- In this March 13, 2015 file photo, rapper Nelly approaches the stage for a concert in Irbil, northern Iraq. Nelly is to perform at a male-only concert on Dec. 14 2017, in Saudi Arabia, but his planned concert in the ultraconservative country is not being welcomed by everyone. Some Saudis on social media are pointing to the American rapper's 2015 guilty plea for possession of marijuana, while others say it's disgraceful in light of a rape accusation against the rapper. (AP Photo/Seivan M. Salim, File)
November 21, 2017 - 8:13 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Rapper Nelly is to perform in Saudi Arabia next month, but his planned concert in the ultraconservative kingdom is not being welcomed by everyone. Some Saudis on social media are pointing to the American rapper's 2015 guilty plea for possession of marijuana. Smuggling...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, comedian Kevin Hart and his pregnant wife, Eniko, pose at Kevin Hart's "Laugh Out Loud" new streaming video network launch event at the Goldstein Residence in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hart announced on Nov. 21, 2017, that Parrish had given birth to a healthy baby boy, Kenzo Kash Hart. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, File)
November 21, 2017 - 8:09 am
Kevin Hart has announced the birth of his son, Kenzo Kash Hart. The comedian writes on social media that the baby was born early Tuesday morning. He adds that the boy is "healthy & already smiling." Hart and his wife, Eniko, announced on Mother's Day that she was expecting their first child...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2017, file photo, comedian Kathy Griffin speaks during a news conference in Los Angeles, to discuss the backlash since Griffin released a photo and video of her displaying a likeness of President Donald Trump's severed head. Griffin said in a YouTube video posted Nov. 18, 2017, that she has been on a “Hollywood blacklist” since the photo was released. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
November 21, 2017 - 7:16 am
Kathy Griffin says she is in the middle of a "Hollywood blacklist" after taking a photo holding a fake severed head that resembled President Donald Trump. The comedian is currently on a world standup tour. She says in a YouTube video that when she returns to the U.S. she doesn't have "one single...
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