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President Trump calls Roseanne Barr to offer congratulations on show

NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump reached out to Roseanne Barr to congratulate her after her ABC sitcom reboot drew 18.4 million viewers. Speaking by telephone Thursday on ABC's "Good Morning America," Barr said the call was "pretty … more

Tiffany Haddish makes Oscars fashion moment with used dress

By AMANDA LEE MYERS The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's not often the dress that steals the show at the Oscars isn't even new. But that's what happened Sunday when comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish strode on stage in a $4,000 … more

Kevin Spacey Foundation U.K. closes

LONDON (AP) - The Kevin Spacey Foundation U.K. has decided to shut down because of the multiple allegations of sexual harassment against the Academy Award winning actor. The foundation said on its website Tuesday that its trustees have concluded … more

Fergie's slow, bluesy national anthem confuses, amuses

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES - Fergie tried something different with her national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game, and not everybody was cheering. The Black Eyed Peas singer's slow, bluesy rendition of "The Star-Spangled … more

National Comedy Center acquires Berman archives

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - The new National Comedy Center has added the archives of late comedian Shelley Berman to its collection. The Grammy Award winner died in September at age 92. The donation to the western New York center comes from his … more

Marvel's 'Black Panther' receives high praise following special screenings

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Incredible" and "kinetic" are just a few of the loving words that people are using to describe and praise Marvel's "Black Panther." The film from director Ryan Coogler had its first … more

Horror writer Jack Ketchum dead at 71

NEW YORK (AP) - Jack Ketchum, a prize-winning horror and screenplay writer known for fiction such as "The Box" and the controversial "Off Season," and once labeled by Stephen King as likely the scariest writer in America, has died. He was … more

Elton John says upcoming tour will be his last

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer NEW YORK - Elton John is retiring from the road after his upcoming three-year global tour, capping nearly 50 years on stages around the world. He calls it a "way to go out with a bang." "I've had a good run, … more

'Three Billboards,' 'Shape of Water' lead Oscar nominations

NEW YORK - Guillermo del Toro's lavish monster romance "The Shape of Water" fished out a leading 13 nominations, Greta Gerwig became just the fifth woman nominated for best director, and "Mudbound" director of photography Rachel Morrison made … more
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