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Paradise Lost? Edinburgh on edge as Brexit divides festival audiences

For many home-grown performers at the world’s largest arts festival, Britain’s looming departure from the European Union presents a unique artistic challenge.

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Box Office: ‘Good Boys’ Leads Crowded Weekend With $21 Million

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – The Bean Bag Boys, the self-appointed nickname for the trio of best friends in Universal’s “Good Boys,” are conquering much more than sixth grade. They are also leading the domestic box office, exceeding expectations and collecting $21 million on opening weekend.

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‘You can still sense the love’: Baby boomers revel at Woodstock 50 years on

Baby boomers dressed in tie-dye, rolling wheelchairs and chasing a memory of peace and love flocked to Bethel, New York, for the weekend to mark the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the music festival that defined 1960s counterculture.

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‘Easy Rider’ actor Peter Fonda dead at age 79

“Easy Rider” actor Peter Fonda, the son of Henry Fonda and the brother of Jane Fonda, died on Friday at age 79 after suffering respiratory failure from lung cancer, his family said in a statement.

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Actor Peter Fonda dead at age 79: People magazine

“Easy Rider” actor Peter Fonda, the son of Henry Fonda and the brother of Jane Fonda, has died at age 79 after suffering respiratory failure from lung cancer, People magazine reported on Friday, citing a statement from his family.

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Sheeran design Heinz Ketchup bottle sells for 1,500 pounds

Three limited-edition bottles of Heinz Tomato Ketchup based on the tattoos of British songwriter Ed Sheeran, a dedicated fan of the condiment, sold at auction in London on Thursday, with one going under the hammer for 1,500 pounds ($1,816).

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‘Hollywood Ripper’ found guilty of murdering two women, including Ashton Kutcher’s date

A jury found a man nicknamed the “Hollywood Ripper” guilty on Thursday of knifing to death two women, including actor Ashton Kutcher’s date, and attempting to murder a third victim during a seven-year span.

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‘Creating Woodstock’: how festival came together, and almost fell apart

Mick Richards was among the 450,000 people at Woodstock in 1969, but he did not think much about his “uneventful” 24 hours there until years later, when his teenage son started asking about the festival.

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‘Hollywood Ripper’ found guilty of murdering 2 women, including Ashton Kutcher’s date

A jury found a man nicknamed the “Hollywood Ripper” guilty on Thursday of knifing to death two women, including a date of actor Ashton Kutcher, and attempting to murder a third victim during a seven-year span.

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‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ hit with $395,000 fine over emergency tones in skit

Simulated wireless alert tones used in a “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” skit making fun of a presidential alert test have cost Walt Disney Co’s ABC $395,000 in civil fines with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

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Man found guilty of murdering two women, including Ashton Kutcher’s date

A jury found a man nicknamed the “Hollywood Ripper” guilty on Thursday of knifing to death two women, including a date of actor Ashton Kutcher, and attempting to murder a third victim.

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FCC fines ABC $395,000 over ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ emergency alert tones

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday said Walt Disney Co’s ABC unit has agreed to pay a $395,000 civil penalty after an October 2018 episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” used a simulated wireless alert tone.

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Amid fresh meltdown, Argentine film gives last laugh to victims of 2001 crisis

With Argentina once again reeling from a financial crisis, a film released on Thursday shows residents from a village outside Buenos Aires pursuing the dream of many of those left penniless by the country’s 2001 debt default: getting their money back.

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‘Recreating Woodstock’: how festival came together, and almost fell apart

Mick Richards was among the 450,000 people at Woodstock in 1969, but he did not think much about his “uneventful” 24 hours there until years later, when his teenage son started asking about the festival.

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Heavy metal band Metallica donates 250,000 euros for Romanian pediatric hospital

American heavy metal band Metallica has donated 250,000 euros to a Romanian association building the country’s first pediatric oncology hospital, they said on Wednesday.

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A$AP Rocky spared jail after being found guilty of Stockholm brawl

U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky was convicted in Sweden on Wednesday of assault over a Stockholm street brawl, but spared time in jail after a high-profile trial that had led President Donald Trump to accuse Sweden of treating him unfairly.

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U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky spared jail after being found guilty of Stockholm brawl

U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky was convicted of assault by a Stockholm court on Wednesday but was spared time in prison after a high-profile trial that led President Donald Trump to question the fairness of Sweden’s legal system.

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Swedish court convicts U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky of assault, suspends sentence

A Swedish court convicted U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky of assault and handed down a suspended sentence on Wednesday following a high-profile trial that led President Donald Trump to question the fairness of Sweden’s legal system.

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Remembering Woodstock: Naked men, bounced checks and LSD

Jason Stone played hooky from summer camp and tripped on LSD-spiked watermelon, Graham Nash was so high his memories of performing are hazy, and Robin Naylor, at 15, saw her first naked man.

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A$AP Rocky awaits verdict on Sweden brawl

American rapper A$AP Rocky learns his fate on Wednesday in a trial over a street brawl in Sweden that led U.S. President Donald Trump to champion his cause.

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U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky awaits verdict on Sweden brawl

American rapper A$AP Rocky learns his fate on Wednesday in a trial over a street brawl in Sweden that led U.S. President Donald Trump to champion his cause.

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Guns N’ Roses settles lawsuit over Guns ‘N’ Rosé beer

Guns N’ Roses has settled a lawsuit in which it accused the Colorado brewery Oskar Blues of trademark infringement for selling Guns ‘N’ Rosé ale and merchandise without permission.

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LA Opera to investigate sexual misconduct accusations against Placido Domingo

The Los Angeles Opera said on Tuesday it will investigate accusations of sexual misconduct against Spanish tenor Placido Domingo, who described the claims as inaccurate.

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How ‘Woodstock’ movie shaped festival’s place in counterculture

Michael Wadleigh never played a note and is not a household name, but he may be the person most responsible for securing Woodstock’s place in history as the epitome of Sixties counterculture.

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Pennsylvania judges skeptical of Cosby effort to reverse sex assault conviction

A trio of Pennsylvania judges on Monday appeared deeply skeptical of Bill Cosby’s effort to have his sexual assault conviction overturned, as the comedian’s lawyers argued in court that the trial judge had deprived him of a fair trial.