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  • Grammys to feature Adele, Gaga, Rihanna, Swift and more

    By Mesfin Fekadu | February 15, 2016 - 4:05pm

    LOS ANGELES – Adele isn’t competing for Grammys at the awards show Monday, but she has a chance to own the night.

  • ‘Spotlight’ wins best ensemble at not-so-white SAG Awards

    By Jake Coyle | February 1, 2016 - 11:27am

    The Screen Actors Guild Awards were not so white.

  • For the world’s most scrutinized body, Barbie has a new look

    By Beth J. Harpaz | February 1, 2016 - 11:24am

    NEW YORK – Poor Barbie. She had plastic surgery to become more socially acceptable. But a lot of her critics still don’t like her.

  • Cosby calls himself mentor, more to accuser in criminal case

    By Maryclaire Dale | February 1, 2016 - 11:23am

    PHILADELPHIA – Bill Cosby’s attraction to Andrea Constand began the moment he spied her across a Temple University gym in about 2002.

  • In Oscars crisis, Chris Rock and a microphone loom large

    By Jake Coyle | January 27, 2016 - 9:31am

    NEW YORK – When Chris Rock first hosted the Oscars in 2005, the four black actors nominated that year – Morgan Freeman, Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo and Jamie Foxx (twice!) – didn’t escape his notice.“It’s like the Def Oscar Jam!” Rock exclaimed.

  • Previously unpublished Beatrix Potter story discovered

    January 27, 2016 - 9:31am

    LONDON – Peter Rabbit is back, in a previously unpublished story by children’s author Beatrix Potter.“The Tale of Kitty-In-Boots” was tracked down by publisher Jo Hanks after she found a reference to the manuscript in a book about the author.

  • British principal tells parents: No pajamas on school run

    January 27, 2016 - 9:30am

    LONDON – The principal of a primary school in northern England wants to impose a dress code – not on students, but on their parents.

  • Fey, Poehler to present achievement award to Burnett

    January 25, 2016 - 1:16pm

    The Associated PressLOS ANGELES – A triumvirate of women in comedy is appearing at the Screen Actors Guild Awards next week.

  • Pope Francis answers questions from children in new book

    By Leanne Italie | January 25, 2016 - 1:15pm

    NEW YORK – “Dear Pope Francis,” 10-year-old Mohammed begins, “Will the world be again as it was in the past?”Signed “Respectfully yours,” the boy wrote from a Jesuit-run school for refugee children in Syria and was treated to a long and personal answer from the pope himself.

  • Model Tess Holliday navigates life, work in the mainstream

    By Leanne Italie | January 19, 2016 - 2:06pm

    NEW YORK – With accolades for her People magazine cover and the upcoming launch of her first clothing line, things are next level for Tess Holliday.

  • Craft it: Testing paper marbling techniques

    By Holly Ramer | January 19, 2016 - 2:05pm

    CONCORD, N.H. – No matter how you swirl it, making marbled paper is messy.

  • ‘American Housewife’ depicts uproarious picture of wifedom

    By CHRISTINA LEDBETTER | January 14, 2016 - 7:15am

    ”American Housewife” (Doubleday), by Helen EllisAn organized kidnapping mission rescues beauty pageant escapees.

  • Syrian artist, war refugee draws portraits of Paris victims

    By SAM McNEIL | January 13, 2016 - 2:14pm

    AMMAN, Jordan – When Syrian war refugee Lina Mahameed saw TV reports of the recent Paris attacks, she recognized her own story reflected in the brutality.

  • New CBS entertainment chief vows more prime-time diversity

    By Lynn Elber | January 13, 2016 - 2:13pm

    PASADENA, Calif. – CBS is committed to increasing the diversity of its prime-time series, the network’s new programming chief said, offering himself as evidence.“I’m just a gay guy from Indiana who doesn’t play basketball, but now I’m the entertainment president of CBS,” said Glenn Geller, who was promoted to the job last fall.

  • David Bowie never stopped looking ahead

    By David Bauder | January 12, 2016 - 10:11am

    It was hardly a coincidence that David Bowie named his greatest hits collection “Changes.”Bowie changed musical styles, fashion, even his name – from David Jones – in a relentless exploration of the artistic muse.

  • ‘The Revenant,’ ‘The Martian’ survive a bleep-filled Globes

    By Jake Coyle | January 12, 2016 - 10:09am

    Two frontier survival tales – “The Revenant” and “The Martian” – led a bleep-filled Golden Globes where the star power of Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jennifer Lawrence was challenged only by the relentless mocking of the show’s beer-wielding host, Ricky Gervais.

  • Natalie Cole remembered with mix of music and laughter

    By Beth Harris | January 12, 2016 - 10:06am

    LOS ANGELES – Natalie Cole was remembered as a loyal friend, “the best and bossiest big sister,” and a worthy successor to her famous father’s legacy in a joyous and music-filled funeral highlighting her Baptist faith on Monday.

  • Children’s books on class and Winnie the Pooh win prizes

    By Hillel Italie | January 12, 2016 - 10:05am

    NEW YORK – Matt de la Pena’s and Christian Robinson’s “Last Stop on Market Street” nearly made history twice Monday.

  • Swan song for ‘American Idol’ after 15 game-changing years

    By Lynn Elber | January 6, 2016 - 11:22am

    LOS ANGELES – It started on June 11, 2002, with a couple of unfamiliar hosts posing in an empty theater and making an overblown declaration to TV viewers.“Live on this stage, an unknown talent will be launched into superstardom,” said Brian Dunkleman.“You at home decide who will become the next American idol,” intoned Ryan Seacrest.

  • Q&;A: A look at Netflix’s documentary ‘Making of a Murderer’

    By GREG MOORE and CARRIE ANTLFINGER | January 6, 2016 - 11:21am

    MILWAUKEE – An online petition has collected hundreds of thousands of digital signatures seeking a pardon for a pair of convicted killers-turned-social media sensations based on a Netflix documentary series that cast doubt on the legal process.

  • There’s a new crop of coding toys for techie tykes

    By Bree Fowler | December 16, 2015 - 2:16pm

    AP Technology WriterNEW YORK – Want even your younger kids to join the tech revolution by learning to code?

  • Joan Collins says Christmas bittersweet without Jackie

    By Leanne Italie | December 9, 2015 - 4:07pm

    NEW YORK – Christmas will be bittersweet for Dame Joan Collins coming so soon after the death of her sister, Jackie.“I’m still missing my sister a lot,” she said, her voice softening during an interview Tuesday. “Her children and her grandchildren miss her terribly, as does our brother, Bill.”Jackie Collins lost her battle with breast cancer Sept. 19 at age 77.

  • German leader Angela Merkel named Time’s Person of the Year

    By Hillel Italie | December 9, 2015 - 4:06pm

    NEW YORK – German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named Time’s Person of the Year, praised Wednesday by the magazine for her leadership on everything from Syrian refugees to the Greek debt crisis.

  • List of nominees for the SAG Awards

    December 9, 2015 - 4:05pm

    LOS ANGELES – A list of the nominees for the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, announced Dec. 9.

  • Designers of first lady’s clothes decorate White House

    By Darlene Superville | December 3, 2015 - 10:22am

    WASHINGTON – Four designers who have clothed Michelle Obama also designed and decorated three rooms on the ground floor of the White House for Christmas.