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Angelina Jolie says child casting story is false, upsetting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Angelina Jolie says accounts of her casting process for children to appear in her film "First They Killed My Father" are false and upsetting. An excerpt from a Vanity Fair profile of the director sparked backlash online earlier this week from people who criticized the methods as being cruel and exploitative.

July 30, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Burns sees Vietnam War as virus

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) - Filmmaker Ken Burns views the Vietnam War as a virus that infected Americans with an array of chronic illnesses - alienation, a lack of civil discourse, mistrust of government and each other. And he hopes his new documentary can be part of a cure.

July 16, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Only woman to win math equivalent of Nobel Prize dies

STANFORD (AP) - Maryam Mirzakhani, a Stanford University professor who was the first and only woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal in mathematics, has died. She was 40.

July 16, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Surfers paddle out to honor wetsuit pioneer Jack O’Neill

SANTA CRUZ (AP) - Thousands of surfers have taken to the waters off California in tribute to wetsuit pioneer Jack O'Neill.

July 10, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Utah man marks 100th birthday by hitting slopes

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said Sunday that "it is time to move forward in working constructively with Russia" after his lengthy meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Germany. But he is still avoiding the question of whether he accepts Putin's denial that Russia was responsible for meddling in the 2016 election.

July 09, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Utah man marks 100th birthday by hitting slopes

SNOWBIRD, Utah (AP) - A Utah man celebrated his 100th birthday by doing what he loves most: Skiing.

July 09, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


July Fourth celebration in DC includes reminders of violence

WASHINGTON (AP) - The festive, star-spangled crowd that gathered for the annual July Fourth concert and fireworks on the National Mall couldn't avoid being reminded of the ugly reality of life in Washington in 2017.

July 04, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Remy Ma beats Nicki Minaj at BET Awards

NEW YORK (AP) - Remy Ma has ended rival Nicki Minaj's seven-year winning streak at the 2017 BET Awards, a show highlighted by '90s R&B and groups popular in that decade, as well as five wins for Beyonce.

June 26, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Judy Garland enshrined in mausoleum

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Judy Garland has been laid to rest in a mausoleum named for her at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

June 11, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Batman forever: Original TV Batman Adam West, 88, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Batman" only aired for three seasons in the 1960s, but Adam West would remain associated with the role forever.

June 11, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Gwyneth Paltrow brings her website to life at Goop

CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) - There were organic paleo wraps and matcha smoothies, crystal readings and aura photography, hydrating IV drips and an "oxygen bar," $72 aromatherapy candles and $90 vitamin packs, plus lectures on gut health, mothering, self-help and sexual awareness: It was Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop website come to life.

June 11, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Maher apologizes use of racial slur during HBO show

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bill Maher apologized Saturday for using a racial slur to describe himself as a house slave during a live segment for his HBO talk show.

June 04, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


MTV Awards salute ‘Beauty & the Beast,’ ‘Stranger Things’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Film hit "Beauty and the Beast" and Netflix newcomer "Stranger Things" were the night's big winners with two trophies apiece as MTV partied with its Movie & TV Awards show.

May 07, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


‘Fate of the Furious’ laps new films

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The Fate of the Furious" sped into first place at the box office again, leaving new thriller "Unforgettable" and historical drama "The Promise" in the dust.

April 24, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Guitarist, illustrator offer Wine Country history view

LIVERMORE - In a perfect pairing of music and art at the Bankhead Theater, acoustic guitarist Brian Gore and renowned illustrator Bill Russell bring to life the beauty of California's Wine Country, including Livermore's own rich history. Gore, who has performed multiple times at the Bankhead Theater as founder of International Guitar Night, evokes stories and moods with his music as Russell creates a feast for the eyes using a myriad of visual styles.

April 23, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


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LA Critics name ‘Call Me By Your Name’ best film of 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - The Los Angeles Film Critics Association voted "Call Me By Your Name" the best film of the year, bestowing a total of ...

December 03, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Q-Tip blasts Grammys for failing to nominate Tribe album

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest is blasting the Grammys in an angry video for failing to recognize the band's final ...

November 28, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Spring wedding at Windsor Castle for Prince Harry and Markle

LONDON (AP) - It will be a spring wedding on the glorious grounds of Windsor Castle for love-struck Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

November 28, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Aspiring actress details allegations against Weinstein

NEW YORK (AP) - An aspiring actress who met Harvey Weinstein by chance in 2014 detailed in tears Tuesday how she said the media mogul made ...

November 28, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Charles Manson is dead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In the summer of 1969, a scruffy ex-convict with a magnetic hold on young women sent some of his disciples into the ...

November 20, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Senator Al Franken cut from PBS David Letterman tribute

LOS ANGELES (AP) - PBS and WETA say Minnesota U.S. Senator Al Franken will not appear substantially in David Letterman's Mark Twain Prize special ...

November 19, 2017 | Ryan Balbeuna | People & Entertainment


Longtime country singer, songwriter Mel Tillis dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Mel Tillis, the affable longtime country music star who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and many others, and overcame a ...

November 19, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Tennis great Pancho Segura dies at 96; coached Connors

CARLSBAD (AP) - Pancho Segura, who rose from poverty to win six U.S. Pro singles and doubles championships and was one of the world's ...

November 19, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Jane Juska, who wrote about late -in-life sex, dies

CHICO (AP) - Jane Juska, whose chronicle of searching for sex as a woman in her 60s became a best-selling memoir and later a stage show ...

October 29, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Motion Picture Academy expels movie mogul Harvey Weinstein

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a move virtually unprecedented, disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was ...

October 15, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Pulitzer Prize- winning poet, dies at age 96

BELMONT, Mass. (AP) - Richard Wilbur, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and translator who intrigued and delighted generations of readers and theatergoers through his rhyming editions of ...

October 15, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


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