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A scary box office weekend for everyone but Tyler Perry
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a spooky weekend at the box office for nearly everyone but Tyler Perry. Perry's comedy sequel "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween" scared up a healthy $21.7 million in its first weekend in theaters, but the waters were rough for other new openers including the disaster epic
Justin Timberlake invited back to Super Bowl halftime show
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Justin Timberlake has finally been invited back to the Super Bowl halftime show, 14 years after the "wardrobe malfunction" with Janet Jackson caused a national controversy. The NFL announced Sunday night that Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl halftime show Feb. 4 in Minnesota. This will
Chinese propaganda faces stiff competition from celebrities
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HONG KONG (AP) — When the propaganda film, "The Founding of an Army," hit theaters in China recently, the reaction wasn't quite what the ruling Communist Party might have hoped. Instead of an outpouring of nationalism and self-sacrifice for the state, it inspired mockery for trying to lure a
No joke: TV host Letterman honored with Mark Twain Prize
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WASHINGTON (AP) — David Letterman was celebrated at the Kennedy Center Sunday night for his record run on late-night TV, innovative comedy routines and for helping the nation start to heal by reassuring that it was OK to laugh again after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Fellow
First lady donates inaugural gown to Smithsonian
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump knew her inaugural gown would be part of history and she had a clear vision for her look, asking the designer for something "modern, sleek, light, unique and unexpected." The resulting vanilla silk, off-the-shoulder gown is now part of the First Ladies
UK paper sorry for airbrushing out Solange Knowles's braids
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LONDON (AP) — Britain's Evening Standard newspaper has apologized to Solange Knowles for digitally altering an image of the singer on the cover of its magazine. Knowles — who had released a song called "Don't Touch My Hair" — complained on Instagram that an elaborate braided crown on her
Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' leads Gotham Award nominations
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NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Peele's thriller "Get Out" has gotten an awards season boost with a leading four Gotham Awards nominations, including best feature. The Independent Filmmaker Project announced nominations for the 27th annual IFP Gotham Awards on Thursday. "Get Out" is also up for
E! cancels Joan Rivers' 'Fashion Police' after 22-year run
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — E!'s long-running series, "Fashion Police," will come to an end next month with a special finale featuring its late host and co-creator Joan Rivers. The series began in 1995 and became a staple on the red carpet at major awards shows with Rivers commentating on celebrity
Kate del Castillo releases doc 'The Day I Met El Chapo'
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NEW YORK (AP) — Kate del Castillo says she just "wants closure" and is hoping to get it from the release of her new three-part docuseries "The Day I Met El Chapo," now on Netflix. The documentary tells del Castillo's version of events surrounding a 2015 meeting with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman,
Experts say Chile poet did not die of cancer, deepen mystery
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SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A team of international scientists said Friday that Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda did not die of cancer or malnutrition, rejecting the official cause of death but not laying to rest one of the great mysteries of post-coup Chile. While saying what the poet and
Harry Potter exhibit marks 20th anniversary of first book
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LONDON (AP) — Harry Potter fans owe a debt of gratitude to Alice Newton. Alice was 8 years old when her father, a Bloomsbury Publishing executive, brought home a new manuscript for her to read. "The excitement in this book made me feel warm inside," she scrawled in a note to her dad. "I
Weinstein accuser feels 'doubly crucified' by Italy reaction
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ROME (AP) — Italian actress and filmmaker Asia Argento says being sexually assaulted by Harvey Weinstein "smashed all my dreams" and "changed the perception I had of myself." Argento revealed for the first time in an interview published in The New Yorker magazine last week that in 1997
Syrian-American musicians raise voices as homeland suffers
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DETROIT (AP) — When Samer Saem Eldahr finished university, he was ready to spread his wings and start his career. He planned a month away from home to discover and pursue his craft. It's a similar story to many college graduates, with a notable exception: There would be no realistic option to
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge expecting child in April
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LONDON (AP) — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge say their third child will be due in April. The royal couple had already revealed that they were having a child, but didn't previously say which month the child is due. The brief statement released Tuesday by their Kensington Palace office
Han Solo Star Wars spinoff film finally has a title
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The young Han Solo Star Wars spinoff film finally has a title: "Solo: A Star Wars Story." Director Ron Howard announced the title Tuesday in a Twitter video celebrating production wrap on the anthology film starring Alden Ehrenreich as the grumpy space smuggler originated by