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

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....

Spain police nab 7 suspects of large Francis Bacon art heist
MADRID (AP) -- Seven people suspected of being involved in stealing five paintings by the Irish-born painter Francis Bacon worth more than 25 million euros ($27.8 million) have been arrested, Spanish police said Saturday....

Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson rams whalers for a living
PARIS (AP) -- He's a fugitive on Interpol's Red List and a marine vigilante who's done jail time for extradition requests. Yet to many, he's also a heroic marine conservationist who risks his life and those of his crew to save countless endangered whales, turtles, dolphins and sharks from slaughter....

Chinese developer Wanda opens theme park to take on Disney
NANCHANG, China (AP) -- China's largest private property developer, the Wanda Group, opened an entertainment complex on Saturday that it's positioning as a distinctly homegrown rival to Disney and its $5.5 billion Shanghai theme park opening next month....

Carlos Vives feels like a kid riding a bike with Shakira
NEW YORK (AP) -- Carlos Vives hopes the video for "La bicicleta (The bicycle)" that he and Shakira shot recently in Colombia will reflect how much fun the pair had filming it....

New York City's storied Four Seasons restaurant relocating
NEW YORK (AP) -- A restaurant considered by many to be New York City's original power lunch spot has found a new location....

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