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New this week: Mariah Carey, Gloria Steinem & 'South Park'

New this week: Mariah Carey, Gloria Steinem & 'South Park'

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
Malta seeks shark tooth fossil presented to Prince George

Malta seeks shark tooth fossil presented to Prince George

VALLETTA, Malta — Malta says it will seek to retrieve a shark tooth that was presented to Britain’s Prince George by veteran broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough, who found the fossil during a holiday on the Mediterranean island in the 1960s
Dissident Ai Weiwei protests possible extradition of Assange

Dissident Ai Weiwei protests possible extradition of Assange

LONDON — The dissident Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei staged a silent protest outside London's Old Bailey court on Monday against the possible extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, where he is wanted on an array
Milan fashion gives small opening to Black Lives Matter

Milan fashion gives small opening to Black Lives Matter

MILAN — When asked why there aren’t more people of colour in the Italian fashion industry, officials have cited a lack of candidates in homogeneous Italy.
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay, her company honoured by MacDowell

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay, her company honoured by MacDowell

NEW YORK — Filmmaker Ava DuVernay will be honoured next month by MacDowell, which is presenting its inaugural Marian MacDowell Arts Advocacy Award to her media company and arts collective ARRAY.
'Music brings us together': Country stars find unity and hope at CCMA Awards

'Music brings us together': Country stars find unity and hope at CCMA Awards

TORONTO — While Brett Kissel couldn't stand before a crowd of thousands at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards on Sunday, he picked up enough trophies to feel the love from a distance. The country singer from Flat Lake, Alta.
Amazon to kick off holiday shopping with October Prime Day

Amazon to kick off holiday shopping with October Prime Day

NEW YORK — Amazon is aiming to kickstart the holiday shopping season early this year. The company is holding its annual Prime Day over two days in October this year, after the pandemic forced it to postpone the sales event from July.
Review: Nick Hornby creates a couple worth cheering for

Review: Nick Hornby creates a couple worth cheering for

“Just Like You,” by Nick Hornby (Riverhead Books) Has the world ever needed a Nick Hornby book more than it does today? The British novelist who gave us “High Fidelity” and “About a Boy” is back with “Just Like You,” an endearing love story that defi
Steve Harvey talks show revival on Facebook Watch, NBC split

Steve Harvey talks show revival on Facebook Watch, NBC split

LOS ANGELES — Having his daytime talk show cancelled by NBC last year hasn't stopped Steve Harvey.
Q&A: Copeland looks to her youth in new kids book 'Bunheads'

Q&A: Copeland looks to her youth in new kids book 'Bunheads'

NEW YORK — Misty Copeland has long told the story of the childhood ballet teacher who recognized her talent and took the young dancer, then 13, from the cramped motel room she was living in to stay in her own house for three years, so she could conti