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Roger Waters Reveals Pink Floyd's 'Animals' Is Getting a Surround Sound Reissue

According to former Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters, the next reissue to mine the band's classic catalog will be a new edition of their 1977 'Animals' LP presenting the songs in 5.1 surround sound.

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Previously persona non grata, Cannes welcomes back Von Trier

Seven years after being banned by the Cannes Film Festival for jokingly calling himself a Nazi, Danish director Lars von Trier has been invited back to the French festival.

Von Trier was declared "persona non grata" by Cannes after expressing sympathy for Adolf Hitler in a 2011 press conference for his film "Melancholia." But Cannes on Thursday announced that von Trier's "The House That Jack Built" will play out of competition at next month's festival. The film stars Matt Dillon as a serial killer.

Von Trier has regularly been a figure of controversy in Cannes and elsewhere. In October, Icelandic singer Bjork said he sexually harassed her during the making of 2000's "Dancer in the Dark," which won Cannes' Palme d'Or. Von Trier has denied the allegations.

Thierry Fremaux has recently signaled that the festival might reinstitute von Trier. The Danish director apologized shortly after his comments in 2011, calling them "completely stupid." In response to a question about his heritage, von Trier said that he learned that he had German roots as well as Jewish. Von Trier said he "understands Hitler" and "I am a Nazi."

Cannes also said that Terry Gilliam's famously delayed, famously misfortunate "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" will close the festival. The film, which stars Adam Driver and Stellan Skarsgard, has taken Gilliam two decades to make because of endless production problems, funding issues and legal woes.

The festival also announced several more additions to its prestigious competition lineup: "The Wild Pear," from Turkish director and previous Palme winner Nuri Bilge Ceylan; "Knife + Heart," by French filmmaker Yann Gonzalez; and "The Little One," by Kazakh filmmaker Sergei Dvortsevoy.

That brings the competition slate to 21 titles, three of which are directed by women. Cannes has in recent years been criticized for not selecting more films by female filmmakers.

The 71st annual Cannes Film Festival runs May 8-20.

Prince remembered: Listen to audio from the singer’s final concert

For Prince fans who attended the singer’s last public concerts at the Fox Theatre last year, their memories of the show serve as a snapshot of one of the pop icon’s final public moments.

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The singer, 57, died of a fentanyl overdose April 21, 2016, just one week after the two Atlanta concerts.

Related: Prince’s last concert was in Atlanta: Read a review

Even fans who weren’t able to attend the Piano and a Microphone shows can get a glimpse into what the acoustic sets were like.

Related: Toxicology report says Prince had ‘exceedingly high’ amount of fentanyl in his body when he died

Audio of the singer’s final public concert remains online via a recording that has been uploaded to Soundcloud.

We’ve also put together a playlist of the set list from the last show on Apple Music and Spotify. The playlists only feature the songs that the singer’s estate has allowed on streaming services and they’re not the acoustic versions that were performed during the concert.

Nat Geo says 'Frankenstein' author is its next 'Genius'

"Frankenstein" author Mary Shelley is the National Geographic TV network's third genius.

The network announced Thursday that the 19th-century writer will be the next subject of what is becoming a franchise, a miniseries on a particular historical figure. The first series, featuring Albert Einstein, premiered last year. The second, profiling artist Pablo Picasso, starts Tuesday.

Shelley was a prolific writer in the early 1800s, with "Frankenstein" in particular still alive as a piece of literature. The Shelley series will air in 2019, most likely in the spring. The same creative team of Brian Grazer and Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment will make it.

Shelley died of a brain tumor in 1851 at age 53.



The Latest: Doctor said Prince 'doesn't look really well'

The Latest on the investigation into Prince's death (all times local):

6:35 p.m.

A doctor who treated Prince told the musician's bodyguard about two weeks before his death that he "just doesn't look really well."

The investigative file released Thursday includes text messages between doctor Michael Schulenberg and Prince's longtime friend and bodyguard Kirk Johnson.

The messages show Johnson contacted Schulenberg on April 7, 2016 because Prince wasn't feeling well and wanted fluids. He wrote that Prince was supposed to "fly out today for a show. He might have some other issues I think."

The messages show Schulenberg went to Paisley Park to treat Prince in private and later texted Johnson to wish them a safe trip. Schulenberg said that Prince had no complications from the treatment but "just doesn't look really well. As you have known him longer you can tell that better than me." He offered to perform "some lab testing at a future date."

The messages indicate Schulenberg treated Prince at least one more time before his death.


5:20 p.m.

An assistant to Prince told investigators that he had been unusually quiet and sick with the flu in the days before he was found dead.

Investigative materials released Thursday include audio of a 5-minute interview with Meron Bekure, who told a detective she had been Prince's personal assistant for the last year and a half.

Bekure says that Prince had "been kind of quiet" in recent weeks, and hadn't sent her as many emails throughout the day as he did previously. She says she chalked up his behavior to the flu, which had caused him to recently cancel a show.

Bekure says she last saw Prince a day earlier, when she was going to take him to the doctor for a checkup. She says that Prince told her he would go with his aide Kirk Johnson instead.


4:45 p.m.

Newly released investigative material in the probe into Prince's death include several police videos showing the pop superstar's body on the floor near an elevator inside his Minnesota estate.

The videos show the scene that investigators documented inside Paisley Park after Prince was found dead of a drug overdose.

They do not have any audio but show an investigator with a video camera panning the estate to show the death scene.

Prince is shown on his back next to a sun design in the carpet. His head us on the floor, eyes closed, right hand on his stomach, and left arm on the floor. The walls are decorated with several albums, depictions of Prince and other memorabilia.


2:20 p.m.

At least one Prince fan says she doesn't believe he got justice when a Minnesota prosecutor announced that no criminal charges would be filed in the musician's accidental overdose death two years ago.

Thirty-nine-year-old Kimberlee Andrus of Austin, Minnesota, attended the news conference Thursday where Carver County Attorney Mark Metz made the announcement. The prosecutor said investigators were unable to determine who supplied the counterfeit opioid drugs that killed Prince.

Andrus says the announcement was "devastating." She says Prince deserves for the truth to come out, and she doesn't think it will.

Andrus wore a purple sweater and has a tattoo of Prince's love symbol. She plans to participate in a candlelight vigil Friday night outside Paisley Park, which is Prince's former estate. Saturday will mark the second anniversary of his death.


1 p.m.

A friend of Prince's who authorities said helped the pop superstar obtain pain medication says he's relieved not to be charged in Prince's death.

That's according to F. Clayton Tyler, an attorney for the Prince friend, Kirk Johnson. Tyler says Thursday's announcement by a state prosecutor that no criminal charges would be filed in Prince's death affirms Johnson's innocence.

Tyler says Johnson continues to deny that he had anything to do with Prince's death.

A search warrant in the case said Johnson asked a doctor to prescribe pain medication for Prince, and the doctor prescribed oxycodone in Johnson's name. Federal authorities said earlier Thursday that the doctor had agreed to pay a civil penalty to resolve the case.

Prince died of a fentanyl overdose, not oxycodone.


12:30 p.m.

As the state of Minnesota ends its investigation into Prince's death without criminal charges, federal authorities say they haven't gotten any credible evidence to support charges either.

Carver County Attorney Mark Metz announced Thursday that investigators had found no evidence to charge anyone in the case. He says Prince thought he was taking Vicodin pills, not the fentanyl that killed him, and there was no evidence anyone around Prince knew the pills were counterfeit.

After Metz's announcement, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Minneapolis issued a statement saying it hasn't received any credible evidence that would support federal criminal charges. The office said it wouldn't comment further.

A law enforcement official close to the investigation told The Associated Press that the federal investigation is now inactive unless new information comes forward. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the case remains open.


Associated Press writer Amy Forliti contributed to this report.


12 p.m.

A Minnesota prosecutor says Prince thought he was taking Vicodin when he accidentally overdosed on fentanyl.

Carver County Attorney Mark Metz detailed a two-year investigation that he said found no evidence to warrant criminal charges being filed in the pop superstar's death.

Prince died April 21, 2016, at his Paisley Park compound.

Metz says evidence showed that Prince took counterfeit Vicodin without knowing it. And Metz says there's no evidence any of the people surrounding Prince gave him counterfeit Vicodin or knew he had it.

A doctor who was accused of illegally prescribing a pain medication to Prince shortly before he died agreed Thursday to pay a fine as part of a civil settlement. But that pain medication wasn't what killed Prince.


11:35 p.m.

The prosecutor in the Minnesota county where Prince died says he's filing no criminal charges in the musician's death.

The announcement Thursday from Carver County Attorney Mark Metz means the state's investigation into how Prince got the fentanyl that killed him is closed. It came hours after documents revealed a doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid for Prince had agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a federal civil violation.

Metz said the evidence shows Prince thought he was taking Vicodin, not fentanyl. He said there's no evidence any person associated with Prince knew he possessed any counterfeit pill containing fentanyl.

Prince was 57 when he was found alone and unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park estate on April 21, 2016.


11:25 a.m.

A newly unsealed federal search warrant says a Minnesota doctor who treated Prince in the weeks before he died expressed concern that the musician was suffering from opiate withdrawal.

The document unsealed Thursday says Dr. Michael Todd Schulenberg saw Prince on April 7, 2016, at the request of Prince's friend, Kirk Johnson, and prescribed Vitamin D and ondansetron under Johnson's name.

The document says Johnson called the doctor on April 14 and asked him to prescribe a pain medication for Prince. Authorities say Schulenberg prescribed oxycodone for Prince, again under Johnson's name. Schulenberg disputes that, but is paying $30,000 to settle a civil violation.

The doctor also saw Prince on April 20 when Prince was reporting feeling antsy. A urinalysis tested positive for opioids.

Prince was found dead of a fentanyl overdose the next day. The doctor is not facing criminal charges and his attorney says he had no role in Prince's death.


10:25 a.m.

An attorney for a Minnesota doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid painkiller for Prince a week before the musician died from a fentanyl overdose denies the allegation but says he agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a federal civil violation to avoid the expense and risk of litigation.

Dr. Michael Todd Schulenberg was accused of prescribing oxycodone to Prince and putting it under the name of Prince's bodyguard and close friend, Kirk Johnson, to protect Prince's privacy.

But attorney Amy Conners says in a statement that Schulenberg affirms his previous statement that he did not prescribe opiates to any patient with the intention that they be given to Prince.

She says that after the doctor learned of Prince's addiction, he immediately began working to get him into treatment


10 a.m.

A Minnesota doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid for Prince a week before the musician died has agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a federal civil claim.

The settlement comes as state prosecutors are planning to announce whether anyone will be charged in the two-year investigation into Prince's death.

Prince died on April 21, 2016, from an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid. No one has been criminally charged.

But the federal government alleges that Dr. Michael Todd Schulenberg violated the Controlled Substances Act when he wrote a prescription in someone else's name on April 14, 2016.

The settlement released Thursday doesn't name Prince, but search warrants previously released say Schulenberg wrote a prescription for oxycodone in the name of Prince's bodyguard, intending it to go to Prince.


12 a.m.

A two-year probe into the overdose death of music superstar Prince is reaching a critical stage as a county prosecutor reveals whether criminal charges will be filed.

Carver County Attorney Mark Metz planned a news conference Thursday morning to give an update on the investigation. It is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.

Prince died April 21, 2016, after being found alone and unresponsive in an elevator at his home and recording studio in a Minneapolis suburb. An autopsy showed he died of an accidental fentanyl overdose.

Prince's death at 57 sparked a national outpouring of grief, as well as a joint county and federal investigation.

'Seinfeld' actor shows up at Devils game with face painted

Life imitated art at the Stanley Cup playoffs as the actor who played Puddy on the TV sitcom "Seinfeld" showed up at the game with his face painted as a New Jersey Devils fan.

Patrick Warburton is a Devils fan and in a 1995 episode of the hit show he appeared with his face painted in red and green.

The team posted a video of Warburton on Wednesday cheering to the crowd at Newark's Prudential Center that "we're the Devils!" The 53-year-old stripped off his shirt to reveal a letter "D'' on his chest.

Warburton's enthusiasm wasn't enough. New Jersey lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1, giving Tampa Bay a 3-1 lead in the playoff series.

Walmart Won't Carry New Stryper Album

Attention, Walmart shoppers: If you're looking for the new Stryper album, you're going to have to take your business somewhere else.

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The Latest: Cosby expert doubts impact of small blue pills

The Latest on Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial (all times local):

6:35 p.m.

A defense drug expert says he doesn't know of any small blue pill that could have produced the symptoms that Bill Cosby's chief accuser described on the night she says the comedian gave her pills and molested her.

Cosby says he gave Andrea Constand the over-the-counter cold and allergy medicine Benadryl before their sexual encounter at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. Constand says he gave her three small blue pills that knocked her out and left her unable to resist as he molested her.

Defense drug expert Harry Milman echoed prosecution expert Dr. Timothy Rohrig's testimony that paralysis is "not really" a side effect of Benadryl.

The Associated Press doesn't typically identify people who say they're victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.


6:20 p.m.

Bill Cosby's lawyers want jurors to hear deposition testimony from an uncooperative witness they say sheds light on Andrea Constand's motive for accusing the comedian of drugging and molesting her.

Cosby's lawyers said in court papers Thursday that the woman who gave the testimony, Constand's good friend Sheri Williams, has not responded to attempts to subpoena her to testify at Cosby's retrial.

The defense says it wanted to put Williams on the stand to show that Constand "could not have been the unwitting victim" prosecutors have portrayed.

Williams gave the deposition testimony as part of Constand's 2005 lawsuit against Cosby. The TV star wound up settling with Constand for nearly $3.4 million.

The defense has accused Constand of falsely accusing Cosby so she could file suit against him.

The Associated Press doesn't typically identify people who say they're victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.


6:05 p.m.

The judge in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial says jurors should have the case next week.

Judge Steven O'Neill said in court Thursday there are only a few more days of testimony in the case that pits Cosby against a woman who says he drugged and molested her at his home outside Philadelphia.

The 80-year-old comedian says his 2004 encounter with Andrea Constand was consensual. His first trial ended with a hung jury.

A pair of drug experts — one for the prosecution and one for the defense — testified Thursday.

The Associated Press doesn't typically identify people who say they're victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.


4:05 p.m.

Bill Cosby's lawyers have lost another bid to cut his sex assault retrial short.

Judge Steven O'Neill rejected a defense motion that he acquit Cosby and send jurors home. The defense asked the judge to clear the 80-year-old comedian after prosecutors rested their case Thursday afternoon.

Cosby's lawyers say prosecutors haven't proved charges he drugged and molested a woman at his suburban Philadelphia mansion more than a dozen years ago. Cosby has said his sexual encounter with the woman was consensual.

The defense also says there's no evidence to prove the alleged assault happened within the 12-year statute of limitations.

Prosecutors say the accuser and Cosby have both said the encounter was in 2004. Prosecutors point out Cosby was arrested in 2015, just before the deadline to charge him.


12:10 p.m.

A prosecution drug expert is telling jurors that Bill Cosby's chief accuser could have been made woozy by either the cold and allergy medicine Benadryl or by quaaludes.

Dr. Timothy Rohrig, a forensic toxicologist, testified at Cosby's sexual assault retrial on Thursday.

Andrea Constand says Cosby gave her three unidentified blue pills that knocked her out and then sexually assaulted her at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. Cosby says he gave her Benadryl to help her relax and that she consented to a sexual encounter.

He has previously acknowledged giving quaaludes, a now-banned sedative, to women before sex back in the 1970s.

Rohrig says Benadryl's main ingredient can cause sedation, muscle weakness and clumsiness. He says quaaludes also have a tendency to make people sleepy.

The Associated Press doesn't typically identify people who say they're victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.


9:45 a.m.

The judge in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial is rejecting the defense's fifth bid for a mistrial.

Cosby's lawyers argued on Thursday that prosecutors were out of line for implying they were wrong to help star defense witness Marguerite Jackson write a statement outlining how she says Cosby's chief accuser mused about framing a celebrity.

Prosecutor Stewart Ryan irked Cosby's lawyers during Jackson's cross-examination by repeatedly saying they "created" her affidavit.

The judge says there is "simply no grounds for a mistrial" and that Cosby's lawyers are raising the issue too late.

Judge Steven O'Neill is also slamming the comedian's lawyers for dragging out the trial by having just one witness ready to testify Thursday.

Cosby is charged with drugging and molesting a woman in 2004. He says it was consensual.


8:35 a.m.

Bill Cosby has arrived for the ninth day of his sexual assault retrial.

The 80-year-old comedian arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse Thursday morning where the jury is expected to hear from a pair of drug experts.

The prosecution's expert, Dr. Timothy Rohrig, testified at Cosby's last trial that wooziness and other effects chief accuser Andrea Constand described could have been caused by quaaludes or over-the-counter Benadryl.

The Associated Press doesn't typically identify people who say they're victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.


12:40 a.m.

Bill Cosby's lawyers have turned to their star witness in the comedian's sexual assault retrial.

Temple University academic adviser Marguerite Jackson testified on Wednesday that chief accuser Andrea Constand spoke about fabricating sexual assault allegations against a high-profile person so she could "get that money" from a lawsuit.

Jackson took the witness stand the same day jurors heard Cosby's explosive deposition testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex.

The jury is expected to hear from a pair of drug experts on Thursday.

The prosecution's expert, Dr. Timothy Rohrig, testified at Cosby's last trial that wooziness and other effects Constand described could have been caused by quaaludes or over-the-counter Benadryl.

The Associated Press doesn't typically identify people who say they're victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.

Eccentric German-Israeli artist Max Weinberg dies aged 90

German-Israeli artist Max Weinberg, best known for his large, colorful paintings and distinctive personal appearance, has died. He was 90.

The ministry of culture for Hesse state says Weinberg died Wednesday in Frankfurt.

In a statement Thursday, Hesse's Culture Minister Boris Rhein said Weinberg's "work was an unusual as his personality."

Born 1928 in the central German city of Kassel, Weinberg's family left Nazi Germany in 1935 and emigrated to what is now Israel.

In 1959, he returned to Germany where he worked as an artist and frequently hosted school groups, especially from Israel.

Rhein said Weinberg — with his long hair, bushy beard and kohl-lined eyes — "opened new worlds for us with his pictures and made us question what we are used to."

Watch Dave Grohl Bring 'Kiss Guy' From Audience to Play Song

Dave Grohl kicked off the Foo Fighters’ latest U.S. tour last night in classic style when he invited a Kiss fan from the audience onto the stage to perform “Monkey Wrench.”

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