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April 13, 2021 GMT

KANYE WEST, KIM KARDASHIAN AGREE ON MOST ISSUES IN DIVORCE FILING

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For a couple splitting over “irreconcilable differences,” it seems Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West have reconciled most of their differences when it comes to their divorce. The rap star has filed his official response to the filing by his ex-to-be — and they are in synch on the kind of issues that vex many divorcing couples. For example, they plan to share custody of their four kids — and neither will seek spousal support. And they say they each had property going into their six-and-a-half-year union — but didn’t mingle them.

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HARVEY WEINSTEIN TRIES TO DELAY EXTRADITION TO CA. FOR NEW INDICTMENT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer says his client isn’t trying to ignore a new set of indictments on rape and sexual assault charges in California. Rather, Norman Effman says there’s “a very good defense” to the new charges Weinstein faces. His legal team objects to his extradition on procedural grounds. And it says since he’s already in prison in New York State, there’s no rush to appear in California. Prosecutors disagree, saying the alleged victims on the West Coast want to see justice done speedily in their cases.

LUKE BRYAN TO MISS ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If you planned to see Luke Bryan on Sunday at the Academy of Country Music Awards, you’ll need other plans. He was to tape an appearance for the awards show — but won’t after testing positive for COVID-19. His illness also means he missed last night’s “American Idol.” Paula Abdul, an original Idol judge, subbed for him on the show’s first live episode of the season.

WILL SMITH QUITS GEORGIA OVER NEW VOTING LAW

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s another price Georgia is paying for passing a law that restricts voting access. Will Smith and director Antoine Fuqua have pulled their runaway slave drama “Emancipation” out of the state. It’s the biggest Hollywood production so far to leave Georgia over the new voting law, which critics see as an effort to dilute Black political power. Smith and Fuqua say their consciences wouldn’t let them keep the project in the state. “Emancipation” was to have begun shooting in June.

MICK JAGGER AND DAVE GROHL TEAM UP FOR PANDEMIC ANTHEM

NEW YORK (AP) — Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl have teamed up for a hard-rock pandemic anthem called “Eazy Sleazy.” In a statement Tuesday, Jagger said it was a song he wrote about coming out of lockdown, and he hopes it adds “some much needed optimism.” The duo recorded the song in different studio locations. The lyrics mention “prison walls,” “virtual premieres,” numbers that are “grim” and Zoom calls. Jagger complains: “I’ve got nothing left to wear.” But there seems to be hope. Jagger looks ahead and sees a “garden of earthly delights” when vaccines are administered and lockdown ends.

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MIKE TIRICO TO HOST OLYMPIC COVERAGE FROM OUTDOOR SET

UNDATED (AP) — Mike Tirico won’t be anchoring NBC’s primetime coverage of the Tokyo Olympics from the usual confines of a studio inside the International Broadcast Center. Instead, he will have a more picturesque location. NBC announced that Tirico will host from an outdoor location in downtown Tokyo. The set will be on a fifth-floor deck with a panoramic view of the city skyline and highlighted by the Rainbow Bridge. It marks the first time in NBC’s 16 Olympics broadcasts that the primetime show will be broadcast from outdoors.

BROADWAY TRIES TO SPUR VACCINATIONS

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway has been shut down since the pandemic struck last year. And the man behind one of the biggest shows ever is trying to reopen it. “Hamilton” creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda teamed up with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio to inaugurate a Times Square COVID-19 vaccination site. Miranda says getting people vaccinated is a big step toward relaunching the theater industry. He says he and fellow Broadway people can’t wait to “tell stories in the dark” again.