Author Salman Rushdie on ventilator after New York stabbing

CHAUTAUQUA, NY (AP) — Salman Rushdie, whose novel “The Satanic Verses” prompted death threats from the Iranian leader in the 1980s, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen on Friday by a man who rushed onto the stage as the author was about to give a talk in western New York. A bloodied Rushdie, 75, … Read more

Anne Heche in hospital, ‘stable’ after fiery car crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Anne Heche was in the hospital Saturday following an accident in which her car smashed into a house and flames erupted, a spokeswoman said. “Anne is currently in stable condition. Her family and friends ask for your thoughts and prayers and to respect her privacy during this difficult time,” Heather … Read more

Judith Durham, Australia’s folk music icon, dies at 79

MELBOURNE, Australia — Judith Durham, Australia’s folk music icon who achieved global fame as the lead singer of The Seekers, has died. She was 79. Durham died in Alfred Hospital in Melbourne on Friday night after suffering complications from a long-standing lung disease, Universal Music Australia and Musicoast said in a statement on Saturday. She … Read more

60 curators, 1 show: Native Americans pick favorite pottery

SANTA FE, NM (AP) — Native American voices and art are the focus of a new traveling exhibit of clay pottery from the Pueblo Indian region of the American Southwest, as major art institutions recover from increasingly to tribal communities for exhibits of ancestral art and artifacts. In all, 60 Native American artists, museum professionals, … Read more

Nichelle Nichols, Lt. Uhura on ‘Star Trek,’ has died at 89

Nichelle Nichols, who broke barriers for Black women in Hollywood when she played communications officer Lt. Uhura on the original “Star Trek” television series, has died at the age of 89. Her son Kyle Johnson said Nichols died Saturday in Silver City, New Mexico. “Last night, my mother, Nichelle Nichols, succumbed to natural causes and … Read more

2022 Top 25 Historic Hotels of America Most Magnificent Art Collections | AP /KPNS

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul 29, 2022– Historic Hotels of America is known for its hotels’ stunning architecture, colorful gardens, elegant hospitality, and romantic settings, and their amenities are often enhanced with historic, museum-quality art collections. Historic hotels across the United States offer guests the opportunity to experience and enjoy a variety of artwork: furniture, paintings, sculpture, augmented … Read more

‘Goodfellas,’ ‘Law & Order’ actor Paul Sorvino dies at 83

Paul Sorvino, an imposing actor who specialized in playing crooks and cops like Paulie Cicero in “Goodfellas” and the NYPD sergeant Phil Cerreta on “Law & Order,” has died. He was 83. His publicist Roger Neal said he died Monday morning of natural causes at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Sorvino had dealt with … Read more

Danielle Alura Crowned Miss Global USA 2023 | National News

ORLANDO, Fla., July 25, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Miami’s Danielle Alura was crowned Miss Global USA 2023 in Orlando, Florida this past weekend. She will continue to compete on the world stage representing the United States for a chance to win the title of Miss Global 2023. She had interviewed for Miss Florida Global USA … Read more

‘Lord of the Rings’ series trailer debuts at Comic-Con

Comic-Con audiences got a sneak peek at the new “Lord of the Rings” series “The Rings of Power” Friday in San Diego. Amazon Studios unveiled a new trailer for the show, set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings.” Stephen Colbert, a self-proclaimed Tolkien fan, … Read more

Emmy surprises: ‘Squid Game,’ Dave Chappelle, ‘This Is Us’

NEW YORK (AP) — The Emmy Award nominations announced Tuesday included some snubs and surprises. “This Is Us” and “black-ish” will walk away forever limply and Nathan Lane made history as the most-nominated best comedy guest actor in Emmy history. Here’s our rundown. NOT JUST A GAME “Squid Game,” the brutal Netflix survival drama about … Read more