RENO, Nev. (AP) - A federal judge has thrown out a defamation lawsuit a Western art collector filed against a prestigious auction house and the owner of a Reno gallery who claimed an early 20th century cowboy painting he sold for $750,000 was a fake. The judge in Reno dismissed the lawsuit last week against Peter Stremmel Galleries, the Coeur d'Alene Art Auction of Nevada and its partner Mark Overby of Hayden, Idaho.
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - The Latest on former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman (all times local): 10:05 p.m. President Donald Trump says he received a call from the producer of "The Apprentice" assuring him that no tapes exist of him using the N-word, as former White House adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman claims.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump and former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman faced off Monday in a messy clash that involved an explosive tell-all book, secret recordings and plenty of insults - reviving their roles as reality show boss and villain. Trump accused Manigault Newman, the former White House liaison to black voters, as "wacky" and "not smart" after his former co-star revealed her recording of a phone conversation with the president during a media blitz for her new book.
NEW YORK (AP) - It took until mid-August, but an original movie is finally no. 1 at the box office. After several months of sequel and franchise reboots leading the weekend box office, the shark thriller "The Meg" swam away with $45.4 million in its debut at North American theaters, according to final figures Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) - A book coming out next June is going "Deep." Saga Press announced Monday that it is publishing a book inspired by a rap song by Clipping, the experimental featuring Grammy winner and "Hamilton" actor Daveed Diggs. "The Deep" is written by Rivers Solomon and tells of an underwater society inhabited by descendants of African slave women.
NEW YORK (AP) - Issa Rae will host Rihanna's fourth annual Diamond Ball next month, and Childish Gambino will perform. Rihanna's black-tie event will take place Sept. 13 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans will receive the 2018 Diamond Ball Award. The gala will benefit Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation, which promotes education and arts globally and assists emergency response programs.
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman said Sunday she secretly recorded conversations she had in the White House, including her firing by chief of staff John Kelly in the high-security Situation Room. It was a highly unusual admission, which drew immediate fire from allies of the president and national security experts.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A jazz superstar and a boxing champion have been added to a mural in upstate New York. Grammy Award winner Chuck Mangione and ex-welterweight and middleweight world champion Carmen Basilio were added to Rochester's Little Italy Wall Mural on Sunday. The two city natives join other notable Italian Americans, including Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, former Gov. Mario Cuomo, Madonna, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and boxing legend Rocky Marciano.
NEW YORK (AP) - Adding to Hollywood's sizzling summer, the shark thriller "The Meg" opened well above expectations with an estimated $44.5 million in ticket sales, while Spike Lee had his best debut in a decade.