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NBA: Singer takes knee during performance of national anthem at Nets game

Singer Justine Skye dropped to a knee toward the end of her rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner prior to the Brooklyn Nets home opener against the Orlando Magic on Friday.

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Founder of Canadian 'Just for Laughs' comedy festival quits amid abuse allegations

MONTREAL The founder of Canada's comedy festival 'Just for Laughs', which draws celebrities including Trevor Noah, Sarah Silverman and Jerry Seinfeld, has resigned from his own company in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment.

Television, People Oct 19 2017

China box office revenues to bounce back in 2017: regulator

BEIJING China's movie box office revenue is expected to grow in 2017 at more than three times the pace of last year thanks to the success of blockbusters like "Wolf Warrior 2", the media regulator said on Friday.

Regulatory News, China Oct 20 2017

Ed Sheeran 'bruised and broken' after accident, tour uncertain

LONDON Singer Ed Sheeran said he was "a bit bruised and broken" on Wednesday as he recovered from a bicycle accident that left him with a broken wrist, elbow and rib and led to the cancellation of shows on the Asia leg of his tour. | Video

Music, People Oct 18 2017

With the crazy 'Italics', Asterix returns for 37th adventure

PARIS Asterix, the indomitable pint-sized Gaul forever outfoxing the Romans, returns for his 37th comic adventure on Thursday, this time battling his way across Italy in a chariot race. | Video

Italy Oct 19 2017

George Saunders' 'Lincoln in the Bardo' wins 2017 Man Booker prize

LONDON American author George Saunders has won the 2017 Man Booker Prize, a high-profile literary award, for his first novel, "Lincoln in the Bardo," - a fictional account of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln burying his young son.

Arts Oct 18 2017
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British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video