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This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, Vin Diesel as Dom Toretto in a scene from "Furious 7." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Scott Garfield)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Neither Vin Diesel nor producer Neal Moritz wanted a sequel to "The Fast and the Furious." The 2001 film about a group of East Los Angeles street racers and the FBI agent (Paul Walker) who infiltrates their ring just wasn't "that kind of film," according to Moritz.


Marc Thomas, chief preparator at the Honolulu Museum of Art, holds one of seven stolen artifacts that were on display in the museum’s collection, Tuesday, March 31, 2015 in Honolulu. An international investigation into antiquities looted from India and smuggled into the United States has taken authorities to the Honolulu Museum of Art, which handed over the rare artifacts that it acquired without museum officials realizing they were ill-gotten items. Agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are taking the items back to New York and from there, eventually returning them to the government of India. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)HONOLULU (AP) — An international investigation into antiquities looted from India and smuggled into the United States has taken authorities to the Honolulu Museum of Art.


FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2013 file photo, author Mitch Albom is interviewed in Highland Park, Mich. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced Wednesday, April 1, 2015, that Albom’s “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto” will come out Nov. 10. The title character is a world famous guitar player whose life takes readers through a mini-history of modern music, from Duke Ellington and Hank Williams to Carole King and KISS. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Mitch Albom's next novel will have strings attached.


In this image released by WGN America, Lucy Lawless portrays Countess Marburg, left, and Janet Montgomery portrays Mary Sibley, in WGN America’s breakout hit series "Salem," premiering Sunday, April 5 at 10:00 p.m. ET. (AP Photo/WGN America, William Lothridge)NEW YORK (AP) — As if there weren't enough upheaval in 17th-Century Salem, Massachusetts, this haunted village is about to welcome Lucy Lawless.


FILE - In this March 1, 2014 file photo, Jeremy Renner arrives at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards, in Santa Monica, Calif. Attorneys for Renner and his estranged wife, model Sonni Pacheco, told a Los Angeles judge on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, that the pair had settled a custody dispute over their 2-year-old daughter. Pacheco filed for divorce from the two-time Academy Award nominee in December, less than a year after their wedding. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar-nominated actor Jeremy Renner will share joint custody of his 2-year-old daughter with his estranged wife after the pair reached a custody agreement after a day of negotiations on Wednesday.


FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2015 file photo, Patricia Arquette arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Arquette has a deal with Random House for a memoir about her “unconventional family,” single parenthood and life in Hollywood, the publisher announced Wednesday, April 1. The book is currently untitled and a release date has not been set. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Academy Award winner Patricia Arquette has lot more to say off screen than her Oscar acceptance speech.


Actors Vin Diesel (L) and Paul Walker arrive for the premiere of Universal's "Fast & Furious" at Universal CityWalk Theaters in Universal City, California on March 12, 2009Hot cars, hot cast and red-hot box office figures -- the juggernaut "Fast & Furious" franchise is revving up for another wild ride. The fast-paced film with a racially diverse cast that has won over audiences both at home and abroad is certain to rake in major cash, but it will also tug at the heartstrings of fans. Star Paul Walker, who has played cop-turned-racer Brian O'Conner in the films, died in a fiery car crash in December 2013 at age 40 -- a tragedy reminiscent of his character's on-screen adventures. "Look for the record for biggest April debut to fall hard this weekend," said Paul Dergarabedian, of the box office tracker Rentrak.


NEW YORK (AP) — HBO lovers have one more way to watch "Game of Thrones."
NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist Marlon James and poet Marilyn Chin are among this year's winners of the Anisfield-Wolf (AN'-is-feeld) Book Awards, given for literature that "confronts racism and examines diversity."

John Lennon's former wife Cynthia (R) and their son Julian, in Liverpool on October 9, 2010Cynthia Lennon, the British first wife of The Beatles' songwriter John Lennon, has died aged 75, the couple's son Julian said Wednesday. "Her son Julian Lennon was at her bedside throughout. Julian Lennon wrote and sang a song of tribute to his mother that was posted on the site with a montage of family snapshots and footage. Cynthia met John Lennon at an art class in the British city of Liverpool when she was 18 and the couple married in 1962.


File- In this Sept 26, 2005 file photo, Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of Beatle's band member John Lennon, sits behind copies of her newly released book entitled 'John' during a book signing at Foyle's bookshop in central London. Cynthia Lennon passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at her home in Mallorca, Spain, following a short but brave battle with cancer. (AP Photo/ Jane Mingay, File)LONDON (AP) — Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of former Beatles guitarist John Lennon, died of cancer Wednesday at her home in Spain. She was 75.


In this Jan. 18, 2015 file photo, Jimmy Fallon appears on the set of "Lip Sync Battle," airing Thursdays at 10 p.m. EST on Spike TV. (AP Photo/Spike TV, Scott Gries)NEW YORK (AP) — With this week's premiere of a series based on Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight" show feature of lip sync-dueling celebrities, the Spike television network is throwing open the door of its boys' clubhouse to women.


A piece by Brazilian artist Arthur Bispo do Rosario is displayed at the Bispo do Rosario Museum of Contemporary Art in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Bispo do Rosario, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia, transformed virtually anything he could get his hands on - by any means possible - into art. And he did it for decades in the psychiatric institution where he lived, nearly unrecognized until the last years of his life. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Arthur Bispo do Rosario needed art supplies within the psychiatric institution where he lived, he'd barter cigarettes or trade favors with the guards. When that didn't work, he'd sometimes rough up fellow inmates and snatch away their belongings.


FILE - This undated publicity file photo released by Kornberg PR shows, from left, Anna Chlumsky, Kate Buddeke, Hannah Cabell and Jake Silbermann in a scene from David Adjmi's play, "3C," performing off-Broadway at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in New York. Adjmi, whose parody of 1970s sitcoms was accused of copyright infringement by lawyers representing the TV show "Three's Company" won a victory in court. Loretta A. Preska, chief United States district court judge for the Southern District of New York, ruled Tuesday that David Adjmi, whose play "3C" had a run at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre in 2012, is protected under the doctrine of fair use. (AP Photo/Kornberg PR, Joan Marcus, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A playwright who was accused of copyright infringement by lawyers representing the TV show "Three's Company" over his parody of 1970s sitcoms has won a victory in court.


BERLIN (AP) — Germany says experts have determined that a Camille Pissarro painting from the art trove hoarded by the late collector Cornelius Gurlitt was looted by the Nazis and will be returned to its rightful owner's descendants.

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2014 file photo, Rodner Figueroa arrives at the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Tribute honoring Joan Manuel Serrat in Las Vegas. Figueroa was fired from Univision after saying that Michelle Obama looks like someone from the cast of "Planet of the Apes." Univision Network announced on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, that host Carlos Calderón and image consultant Jomari Goyso will join Lourdes Stephen as hosts of “Sal y Pimienta,” one of the shows Figueroa worked on. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)MIAMI (AP) — Three weeks after Univision host Rodner Figueroa was fired for remarks he made about first lady Michelle Obama, Carlos Calderon and Jomari Goyso were named the new hosts of "Sal y Pimienta."


FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2014 file photo, Mark Wahlberg arrives at the 2014 AFI Fest - "The Gambler," in Los Angeles. Wahlberg, along with Scott Stuber, Dylan Clark, Stephen Levinson and Michael Radutzky, will produce "Patriots' Day," a film chronicling the events surrounding the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing, based on the first-hand account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis. Matt Charman is writing the screenplay and Nicholas Nesbitt will executive produce. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS Films says Mark Wahlberg is set to produce "Patriots' Day," a feature film about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing based on Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis' firsthand account.


This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, Vin Diesel, left, as Dom Toretto, and Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw, in a scene from "Furious 7." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Scott Garfield)In their14-year history, the "Fast & Furious" films have become a case study in the power of international box office. In recent years, the unlikely franchise has made global appeal a priority and as a result, grosses have continued to grow. "Furious 7," out worldwide on Friday, could be the biggest installment yet.


FILE- This Sept. 27, 2010 file photo shows hikers on the South Kaibab Trail in Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz. Be prepared to pay a bit more if you’re going to visit some of the national parks and recreation areas this summer. After a six-year moratorium, the federal government has begun increasing the price of admission at some of its public lands and the fees charged for camping, boating, cave tours and other activities. The National Park Service says the money raised is just a fraction of the $11.5 billion needed to fix roads, trails and park buildings. (AP Photo/Carson Walker, file)WASHINGTON (AP) — Be prepared to pay a bit more if you're headed to some national parks and recreation areas this summer.


This Tuesday, March 31, 2015 photo shows the Imax laser projector at the TCL Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. The Chinese Theatre, one of the largest Imax theaters in the world, is one of more than a dozen locations that Imax expects to outfit with laser projection this year. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deeper blacks, brighter whites, even bigger screens and better sound. When the high-speed action sequel "Furious 7" debuts this weekend, audiences at Hollywood's famous TCL Chinese Theatre will see every tire skid and fistfight in Imax's brand-new laser format.


FILE In this March 31, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama on Wednesday authorized a new U.S. government approach to deterring cyberattacks: financial sanctions against malicious overseas hackers and companies that knowingly benefit from the fruits of cyber espionage. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday authorized a new U.S. government approach to deterring cyberattacks: financial sanctions against malicious overseas hackers and companies that knowingly benefit from the fruits of cyberespionage.


In this undated photo provided by National Geographic Channels, veterinarian Dr. Scott Sims, the star of Nat Geo Wild's new "Aloha Vet" series, carries a dog next to the two-seater airplane he built from a kit, near his facility at Kilauea on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. The series follows Sims on his rounds, from his clinic on Kauai to patients on other islands. His patients really do cover all creatures great and small, from dogs to horses and birds to sea turtles. The 59-year-old Renaissance man figures he’s treated over 130,000 animals since setting up practice in 1984 in Novato, Calif. He moved his practice to Hawaii in 2001. (AP Photo/National Geographic Channel)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Not every veterinarian would call it paradise.


In this image released by NBC, Juan Pablo Di Pace portrays Jesus in a scene from "A.D. The Bible Continues." The first of the 10 episodes airs on Easter, picking up where its predecessor, the wildly popular “The Bible” series from the History Channel left off and going on to tell the story of what happened to Christ’s disciples after the crucifixion. (AP Photo/LightWorkers Media/NBC, Joe Alblas)OUARZAZATE, Morocco (AP) — The people are restive, the priesthood is scheming and a fanatic band of insurgents known as the zealots are plotting assassinations — and now to make matters worse, the body of a condemned cult-leader known as Jesus has disappeared from the tomb, apparently following some ancient prophecy.


FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2015 file photo, Jay-Z arrives at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Tidal, the streaming service co-owned by Jay Z, Rihanna, Madonna and other artists, is inviting more performers to join the company and earn equity.Senior executive Vania Schlogel said late Tuesday, March 31, that Tidal welcomes more acts to join and said the current owners “have equal ownership and majority ownership in the company.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Tidal, the music and video streaming service co-owned by Jay Z, Rihanna, Madonna and other artists, is inviting more performers to join the company and earn equity.


This photo provided by Viking/Penguin Books shows the cover of the book, "The Poser," by author, Jacob Rubin. (AP Photo/Viking/Penguin Books)"The Poser" (Viking/Penguin Books), by Jacob Rubin


FILE - In this Wednesday, March 18, 2015, file photo, singer and actor Lonnie Rashid Lynn, better known by his stage name Common, speaks at Starbucks Coffee Company's annual shareholders meeting in Seattle. New Jersey’s Kean University has canceled hip-hop artist Common as commencement speaker after police voiced concerns over a song about a convicted cop killer who fled to Cuba. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)UNION, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Kean University has cancelled hip-hop artist Common as commencement speaker after police voiced concerns over a song about a woman convicted of killing a police officer who fled to Cuba.


FILE - In this May 20, 2010 file photo, Maya Angelou smiles as she greets guests at a garden party at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. TV host and author Tavis Smiley and director Kenny Leon are developing a play based on Smiley’s new book about his long friendship with Maya Angelou, “My Journey With Maya.” (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the nearly 30-year friendship that Tavis Smiley shared with Maya Angelou, he learned the renowned writer's views on life and how to live it to the fullest.


A rehearsal of Wagner's Twilight of the Gods, directed by Frank Castorf in the Bayreuth opera festivalDirector Frank Castorf, known as the "bad boy" of German theatre, will stay on at Berlin's Volksbuehne until 2017, to mark 25 years at the prestigious avant-garde company, city officials said. The 63-year-old iconoclast has had his contract at the politically engaged theatre in east Berlin, which had been due to expire in summer 2016, extended by one year, they said. Talks are underway to find a successor, the cultural department of Berlin city authorities said. Castorf was a prominent artist in communist East Germany before taking the reins of the Volksbuehne, or People's Stage theatre, in 1992, three years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.


A cameraman in Vernet in the French Alps on April 1, 2015, films the mountains where the Germanwings flight 4U 9525 crashedBritish cinemas are warning viewers about a new Argentine film which shows a chief steward intentionally crashing a plane -- a scene bearing eery similarities to last week's Germanwings tragedy. "Following the Germanwings flight incident on Tuesday 24th March, please be aware that 'Wild Tales' features a sequence that some customers might find disturbing," the Curzon cinema chain said on its website. The film by Argentine director Damian Szifron is about the fine line between civility and barbarism. Prosecutors have said they suspect co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who told his bosses he had suffered from severe depression, locked himself into the cockpit and deliberately crashed the plane.


April 5: Singer Allan Clarke of The Hollies is 73. Actor Max Gail ("Sons and Daughters," ''Barney Miller") is 72. Actress Jane Asher is 69. Singer Agnetha Faltskog of Abba is 65. Actor Mitch Pileggi is 63. Guitarist Mike McCready of Pearl Jam is 49. Country singer Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry is 48. Singer Paula Cole is 47. Country singer Pat Green is 43. Rapper-producer Pharrell Williams is 42. Rapper Juicy J (Three 6 Mafia) is 40. Mike Eli (Eli Brown Band) is 34. Lily James ("Downton Abbey," ''Cinderella") is 26.

Justin Bieber has attended a mediation session over a lawsuit against him in which a photographer alleges that one of the star's bodyguards assaulted himPop star Justin Bieber attended a mediation session Tuesday in Miami over a lawsuit against him in which a photographer alleges that one of the star's bodyguards assaulted him. Bieber slipped in the back door of the office building where the session was held so as to avoid reporters, according to footage from the local affiliate of CBS. Photographer Jeffrey Binion sued the singer in 2013 for allegedly ordering one of his bodyguards to assault Binion as the paparazzo tried to take shots of the singer in Miami Beach. In the United States he was arrested on charges of driving a sports car recklessly in Miami Beach.


Trevor Noah (pictured), a 31-year-old South African comedian, largely unknown in the United States, was named by Comedy Central television as the successor to long-serving "Daily Show" star Jon StewartNewly anointed "The Daily Show" host Trevor Noah faced mounting criticism on Tuesday after the emergence of several past social media posts accused of being racist, sexist and anti-Semitic. The 31-year-old South African comedian, largely unknown in the United States, was named by Comedy Central television on Monday as the successor to long-serving "Daily Show" star Jon Stewart. He defended himself Tuesday in a tweet saying he should not be judged over past jokes that he called duds.


An empty frame doorway is seen standing on the rubble of a destroyed building that was damaged in last summer's Israel-Hamas war, without a door painting, presumably painted by British street graffiti artist Banksy, east of Jebaliya, in the northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Artworks by the elusive British graffiti artist Banksy are typically sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars, but in the Gaza Strip a local painter has succeeded in purchasing a Banksy original for less than $200. The popular street artist is believed to have sneaked into Gaza in February, leaving behind four murals including one drawn on a metal door that depicted a Greek goddess cowering against the rubble of a destroyed house. The painting of the goddess Niobe, titled "Bomb Damage," was drawn on the lone remaining part of a two-story house belonging to the Dardouna family in Jabaliya, northern Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A 33-year-old Gaza man says he has been duped into selling a valuable work by British graffiti artist Banksy for less than $200 to a local artist.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joni Mitchell was in intensive care in a Los Angeles-area hospital on Tuesday, according to the Twitter account and website of the folk singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.

People view the exhibit titled "Richard Avedon: Family Affairs" Tuesday, March 31, 2015, during the press preview at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. The exhibit features dozens of newsmakers in U.S. culture and politics. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A new exhibit focusing on Richard Avedon's photos of political and cultural newsmakers invites visitors to rethink the concept of portraits in the age of the selfie.


FILE - This file image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows Rob McClure, left, and Catherine Ricafort in a scene from "Honeymoon in Vegas" in New York. Producers of the show said Tuesday, March 31, 2015, that the musical starring Tony Danza, McClure and Brynn O'Malley will close Sunday after good reviews but dismal box office receipts. (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Joan Marcus, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The honeymoon between "Honeymoon in Vegas" and Broadway is over. Even Elvis couldn't save them.


In this photo taken Oct. 27 2009 South African comedian Trevor Noah is photographed during an interview. Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to "The Daily Show" a handful of times during the past year, will become Jon Stewart's replacement as host, Comedy Central announced Monday March 30, 2015. Noah was chosen a little more than a month after Stewart unexpectedly announced he was leaving "The Daily Show" following 16 years as the show's principal voice. (AP Photo/Bongiwe Mchunu-The Star) SOUTH AFRICA OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVENEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Noah, the newly announced host of "The Daily Show," rejected the backlash over his graphic tweets targeting Jews and women as an unfair reflection of him and his comedy.


HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas university that booked Matthew McConaughey as its May commencement speaker has broken the silence on the Texas-born actor's speaking fee.

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2013 file photo, actor David Duchovny attends "The Truth Is Here: David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson on The X-Files" at The Paley Center for Media in New York. Duchovny is set to release his first album. The actor announced Tuesday that he will release “Hell or Highwater” on May 12. It will include 12 tracks that he wrote. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — "X Files" actor David Duchovny is releasing his first music album.


ADDS LOCATION OF DEATH - FILE - In this March 27, 2015 photo released by Hard Rock Cafe, Scott Weiland, left, performs with band mate Jeremy Brown, during an exclusive listening party at Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood in Los Angeles. A band representative confirmed that Brown died Monday, March 30, at his home in Venice, Calif. No cause of death was given. He was 34. (AP Photo/Hard Rock Cafe, Colin Young-Wolff)NEW YORK (AP) — Musician Jeremy Brown, a guitarist for Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, died a day before the release of the band's debut album. He was 34 years old.


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