MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski apologizes for homophobic comment
NEW YORK (AP) — President Trump attacked MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski on Thursday for using a homophobic slur on the air and tweeted that if a conservative person had said it, "that person would be banned permanently from television."
2018 Breakthrough: Elsie Fisher of 'Eighth Grade'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elsie Fisher was about to give up on acting right before Bo Burnham's coming-of-age project "Eighth Grade" came on her radar, and it's a good thing she decided to take one last chance.
The pressure of composing new music for 'Mary Poppins'
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Everyone involved in the making of "Mary Poppins Returns " felt the pressure to do justice to the original 1964 film.
2018's top movie moments, from 'Shallow' to 'The Shining'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A film doesn't have to be great to have a great moment. They're not mutually exclusive of course, but a great movie moment is something more ephemeral — a few minutes of pure, inexplicable joy, or even jaw-dropping disbelief that you want to revisit immediately.
2018 Breakthrough Entertainer: 'Boo'd Up' singer Ella Mai
NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Ella Mai appreciates how much "Boo'd Up" has changed her life and jumpstarted her music career, but she wants to make one thing clear: "I know how to make songs.
Doo doo doo doo doo doo: 'Baby Shark' bites into the culture
NEW YORK (AP) — In the wise words of James Corden, there comes along a song every so often that defines a generation. Doo doo doo doo doo doo.
Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Nicks join Rock Hall of Fame
NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Jackson joins her brother Michael and the Jackson 5 as members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, earning induction on Thursday along with Stevie Nicks and the top fan vote-getter, Def Leppard.
Christina Aguilera headlines New Year's Eve in Times Square
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Christina Aguilera will perform live minutes before the ball drops to usher in 2019 in New York's Times Square.
Barack Obama receives RFK Human Rights award at NYC gala
NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Barack Obama was honored with the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award at a gala in midtown Manhattan Wednesday evening.
5 charged with running massive movie piracy ring
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles federal grand jury has indicted five men who allegedly ran an international piracy ring that offered hundreds of stolen movies and TV shows online, including "Fifty Shades of Grey," ''Godzilla" and "The Walking Dead."
Review: In 'The Mule,' Clint reflects on a life on the road
Both tender apologia and vigorous justification, Clint Eastwood's "The Mule" is a deeply, fascinatingly personal meditation from the 88-year-old director who, like his aged drug mule protagonist, has spent a long time on the road.
Review: Spit spot! Blunt's a practically perfect Poppins
In the half-century since the original "Mary Poppins" debuted, we've learned a lot about refined sugar, frankly none of it good. Doctors tell us it can lead to obesity, heart disease and all sorts of other detriments to our health.
2018 Breakthrough Entertainer: Country singer Kane Brown
NEW YORK (AP) — Kane Brown wasn't sure he was going to make it. But there was one thing he was certain about: He was never going to give up.
'A Star Is Born' tops SAG Awards nominations, snubs abound
NEW YORK (AP) — "A Star Is Born" led nominations for the 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards with four nods including best ensemble on Wednesday, firmly establishing Bradley Cooper's romantic revival as this year's Academy Awards front runner.
Emily Blunt on the 'daunting' task of playing Mary Poppins
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Emily Blunt loves a challenge, and in the world of movie musicals there's no greater trial than following in the footsteps of Julie Andrews to bring one of her most iconic, and beloved, roles to the screen for the first time in over half a century.
Beyonce! Hillary! India revels in a very big wedding
NEW DELHI (AP) — In a season of big Indian weddings, the Wednesday marriage of the scions of two billionaire families might be the biggest of them all.
Review: LP, diminutive singer with big voice, lays it out
LP, "Heart to Mouth" (BMG/Vagrant) There's a reference to shape-shifting tucked into the lyrics of "When I'm Over You," the second song on LP's new album, "Heart to Mouth," and it didn't get there by accident.
AP names "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" its top TV show of 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 TV shows of the year by Associated Press writer Alicia Rancilio. 1. "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," on Amazon Prime.
Breakthrough Entertainer: 'Insecure' star Natasha Rothwell
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Natasha Rothwell claims she is shy in real life, but her scene-stealing supporting roles in HBO's hit show "Insecure" and the film "Love, Simon" have proven otherwise.
List of nominees for 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A list of the nominees for the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, announced Wednesday in West Hollywood, California: MOVIES Actor: Christian Bale, "Vice"; Bradley Cooper, "A Star Is Born"; Rami Malek, "Bohemian Rhapsody"; Viggo Mortensen, "Green Book"; John David Washington, "BlacKkKlansman."
Robert Caro reflects on his career in upcoming book
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Caro's next book isn't his fifth and final volume on Lyndon Johnson or like anything he has done before. "Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing," to be published by Alfred A.
Oprah Winfrey praises Toni Morrison at Manhattan dinner gala
NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey was in town to praise one of her idols, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison. "It's impossible to actually imagine the American literary landscape without a Toni Morrison," Winfrey said Tuesday night during a dinner gala in downtown Manhattan hosted by the Center for Fiction, which named Morrison the winner of a lifetime achievement award.
Marilyn Monroe memorabilia auction fetches more than $1.6M
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An auction of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia has earned more than $1.6 million, including $120,000 paid for a touring version of the actress' iconic white dress from "The Seven Year Itch."
'Jurassic Park,' 'Shining' added to National Film Registry
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The National Film Registry is turning 30 and will bring in a new crop of films ranging from dinosaurs' return from extinction, a cowboys-in-love drama and stories showcasing Native Americans.
Film Review: Jason Momoa swims but 'Aquaman' sinks
Superheroes who travel by sea horse never get any respect. Since Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger first dreamed him up in 1941, Aquaman's fate has largely been as the Rodney Dangerfield of DC Comics — a regular punchline for his not-so-potent powers.

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