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In Haiti, cradle of rich visual heritage is being reinvented
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Youvensky Despeignes used to spend hours a day at home drawing pencil-and-ink abstractions on cheap notebook paper, his aspirations as a painter frustrated by a lack of opportunities in Haiti where a rich artistic heritage has suffered decades of decline....

Johnny Depp's daughter defends him after abuse allegations
NEW YORK (AP) -- Johnny Depp's 17-year-old daughter has defended him after his wife raised allegations of domestic abuse....

Depp's 'Alice' bombs, 'X-Men: Apocalypse' on top with $65M
NEW YORK (AP) -- Johnny Depp's "Alice Through the Looking Glass" bombed over the Memorial Day weekend with just $28.1 million through Sunday in North American theaters, while "X-Men: Apocalypse" debuted on top with an estimated $65 million....

Sam Mendes: It's time for a new James Bond director
HAY-ON-WYE, Wales (AP) -- Sam Mendes is finished with James Bond....

Connecticut focuses on developing TV and digital industry
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Once hoping to be known as Hollywood East, Connecticut is now actively courting the television and digital media industry, working to attract and grow companies that can meet the burgeoning demand for the content used across multiple platforms, from cable TV's TLC to the Internet's YouTube....

Spanish court rules not to extradite suspect in art fraud
MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish court has ruled that one of two brothers charged with perpetrating an art swindle valued at $33 million should not be extradited for trial in the United States....

Loss, accusations mark a turbulent few days for Johnny Depp
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Johnny Depp seemed the picture of rock star cool as he played guitar onstage in Portugal with his band, the Hollywood Vampires. An ocean away, he is facing serious accusations....

Here's a story of a lovely lady and Gomer at the Indy 500
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- They are the names that stamped the Indianapolis 500 as a four-wheeled slice of Americana from the heartland. Rick Mears. A.J. Foyt. The Andrettis. Helio Castroneves....

DMC: Commissioner should apologize for words about rap
NEW YORK (AP) -- Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and hip-hop icon Darryl "DMC" McDaniels says the New York police commissioner's recent comments - where he labeled rappers as thugs following a shooting at a hip-hop concert - are disrespectful and that the commissioner should apologize to rappers like Chuck D, Will Smith and Kendrick Lamar - performers whose songs do not promote violence and negative images....

Italian theater actor, director Giorgio Albertazzi dies
ROME (AP) -- Giorgio Albertazzi, a theater and film actor and director famed especially for playing, well into old age, the emperor's role based on "Memories of Hadrian," died Saturday in his native Tuscany....

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