Vatican says they’re gifts; Indigenous groups want them back

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican Museums are home to some of the most magnificent artworks in the world, from Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel to ancient Egyptian antiquities and a pavilion full of papal chariots. But one of the museum’s least-visited collections is becoming its most contested before Pope Francis’ trip to Canada. The Vatican’s Anima … Read more

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Elon Musk’s father, 76, ready to donate sperm to ‘high-class’ women: ‘Why not?’

Brace yourselves — a new generation of Elon Musks may soon be on the horizon. The Tesla boss’s father, Errol Musk, has been asked to donate his sperm to several South American women — just days after he confirmed that he had a secret second love child with his own stepdaughter. The lusty patriarch, 76, … Read more

Here’s everything coming to Netflix in August 2022 — and what’s leaving

“Stranger Things” kicked off the summer with a bang, and Netflix is ​​looking to end the season with another blockbuster fan-favorite. “The Sandman” (Aug. 5), based on Neil Gaiman’s iconic comic series, stars Tom Sturridge as Dream, aka Morpheus, aka The Sandman, a cosmic being who controls all dreams who must travel time and space … Read more

Here’s everything coming to and leaving Netflix in August 2022

Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man 3Screenshot: Columbia Pictures If Netflix knows one thing, it’s that there’s nothing like a classic action trilogy. The streamer has announced what’s new on the docket for August, and Sam Raimi’s original Spider-Man trilogy and Men In Black I, II, and III are among the highlights. Per Decider, Netflix will kick … Read more

Gunfire, shootings and panic mar American weekend

A man firing a rifle killed shoppers at an Indiana mall’s food court. A gunfight at a Houston home killed four people. A stand-up act by the comedian Craig Robinson in North Carolina didn’t even begin before club-goers fled from a man with a gun. In Las Vegas, the specter of gunfire at the MGM … Read more

Timeline of Roman Polanski’s 45-year-old teen sex abuse case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The case involving Roman Polanski, who fled the United States after he forced himself on a 13-year-old girl during a photo shoot, has spanned 45 years, sparking court battles on both sides of the Atlantic. On Sunday, The Associated Press obtained an unsealed court transcript of the former prosecutor in the … Read more

‘Funny Girl’ drama timeline: How Lea Michele came to replace Beanie Feldstein

Michele, a Broadway veteran known for starring on “Glee,” has been publicly angling for the role of comic heroine Fanny Brice for years. This month, she finally got her chance, when “Funny Girl” producers announced that Michele would replace Feldstein, the comic breakout star of films like “Booksmart,” as protagonist Fanny Brice. But “Funny Girl’s” … Read more

Don McLean looks back at his masterpiece, ‘American Pie’

NEW YORK (AP) — Don McLean has listened for decades as people belted out his classic song “American Pie” at last call or at karaoke — and applauds you for the effort. “I’ve heard whole bars burst into this song when I’ve been across the room,” McLean tells The Associated Press from a tour bus … Read more

Stranger secretly lived with us

It was the bike sitting outside that tipped off Brittany and James Campbell that something was amiss. The couple and their two young sons had been away from their Honolulu home for about a week. They returned home on September 20, 2019, to find something terrible. James went to open his home’s front door, but … Read more

Prosecutor: Judge reneged on promise in Polanski abuse case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge privately told lawyers he would renege on a promise and imprison Roman Polanski for sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl in 1977, a former prosecutor testified, setting the stage for the renowned director to flee the US as a fugitive. A previously sealed transcript obtained by The Associated … Read more