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  • Miss USA gets new hosts to replace Trump-prompted dropouts

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Miss USA pageant has new hosts, one step in its swift reassembly after fallout from Donald Trump’s criticism of Mexican immigrants. The Reelz channel said Tuesday that game show host…

  • ‘The View’ says host Rosie Perez leaving to focus on acting

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — There’s more host upheaval ahead for ABC’s “The View,” with Rosie Perez leaving the daytime talk show. In a memo to “View” staffers Tuesday, executive producer Bill Wolff said that Perez…

  • Boston art museum cancels ‘Kimono Wednesdays’ after protests

    BOSTON (AP) — The Museum of Fine Arts Boston is cancelling “Kimono Wednesdays” after protesters decried the event as racist. In a Tuesday statement, the museum apologized for offending some visitors with the event, where…

  • Companies, countries cutting business ties with Donald Trump

    NEW YORK (AP) — Real estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said in his campaign kickoff speech that some Mexican immigrants to the U.S. bring drugs and crime, and some are rapists. He…

  • Miss USA contestants dismiss Trump comments, show must go on

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Controversy continues to surround presidential candidate Donald Trump’s comments painting Mexican immigrants as criminals, but the women taking part in the upcoming Miss USA pageant Trump co-owns say the show…

  • Lady Gaga’s stylist to show at New York Fashion Week

    NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Maxwell, Lady Gaga’s longtime stylist and a designer in his own right, will show his first full ready-to-wear collection at New York Fashion Week in September. Maxwell has created numerous…

  • Smithsonian stands behind exhibit based on Cosby collection

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian Institution is standing behind a museum exhibition that relies in part on the art collection of Bill Cosby and his wife, Camille Cosby. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art…

  • Broadway theatergoer tries to recharge phone in onstage plug

    NEW YORK (AP) — There’s loud talking, snoring and, of course, phones ringing. But theater etiquette might have taken a turn for the bizarre on Broadway last week with a dead cellphone. A patron at…

  • ESPN’s Jackson wins Pro Football Hall’s broadcasting award

    CANTON, Ohio (AP) — ESPN broadcaster Tom Jackson has won the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award. The Pro Football Hall of Fame made the announcement Tuesday. The NFL analyst will be recognized for “longtime exceptional contributions…

  • Harry Shearer back at ‘The Simpsons’ after contract dispute

    NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Shearer and his many voices are returning to “The Simpsons” after a contentious and public contract dispute. Dueling tweets in May between Shearer and “Simpsons” executive producer Al Jean suggested…

  • West End Cinema to re-open as Landmark later this month

    WASHINGTON — A Foggy Bottom fixture is returning. The Washington Post reports the West End Cinema will reopen later this month. A giant sign in the window now shows “Opening July 17, 2015″ with a “Landmark…

  • Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart play at Chanel’s casino

    PARIS (AP) — Diamonds, celebrities and iconic couture merged — on Karl Lagerfeld’s orders — around a massive casino table Tuesday for Chanel’s spectacular fashion show. Here are the highlights of the day’s fall-winter 2015-16…

  • Travel: Charleston on best cities list, Harlem, wildflowers

    CHARLESTON AGAIN IN TRAVEL + LEISURE BEST DESTINATIONS Charleston, South Carolina, was named the top destination in the U.S. and Canada for the third year in a row by Travel + Leisure magazine’s “World’s Best…

  • The top 10 books on Apple’s iBooks-US

    iBook charts for week ending July 6, 2015: Top Paid Books 1. Grey by E L James – 9781101946350 – (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group) 2. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – 9780698185395…

  • New Sarah Palin book coming in November

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Palin has a new book coming out, with a new publisher. Regnery Publishing, a conservative press based in Washington, D.C., announced Tuesday that it is planning a November release for…