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ABBA's Bjorn Ulvaeus pens support for Day of the Girl Child

LONDON - ABBA's Bjorn Ulvaeus grew up at a time when his education was valued more than his sister's, and he wants it to be different for girls around the world. That's the approach he took with his … more

Perfume brand says cutting Black actor from ad was misstep

NEW YORK (AP) - British perfume brand Jo Malone has apologized to Black actor John Boyega of "Star Wars" fame after cutting him out of the Chinese version of a cologne commercial he helped create. Jo Malone London said in a statement to The … more

'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' will end its run in 2021

By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES - Who do we keep up with now? After more than a decade, "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" will be ending its run next year. "It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye" to the reality show, … more

Canals, carpets and kisses: Fun moments from the Venice festival

VENICE, Italy (AP) - It starts with a boat ride in, and for the lucky few, ends with a kiss on the side of the trophy. The Venice Film Festival is an early stop for many stars and filmmakers on the path to the Academy Awards. In normal years, … more

Virtual Emmys: Less walking, talking, but beware the Wi-Fi

By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES - In a typical Hollywood awards show, it's the orchestra's task to nudge off winners whose acceptance speeches wander into overtime. In a virtual ceremony, the internet could give them an … more

Reimagining 'The Secret Garden' for a new generation

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer Frances Hodgson Burnett's children's classic "The Secret Garden" has been adapted into several films, television series and even a Broadway musical. But it had been 27 years since Mary Lennox had last been … more

Selena Gomez takes the heat in new HBO Max cooking show

By BETH HARRIS The Associated Press Selena Gomez is taking the heat in the kitchen. The singer-actress slices and dices in "Selena + Chef," debuting Thursday on the new HBO Max streaming service. The 10-episode series was shot in the … more

Disney to release 'Mulan' on streaming service, for a price

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer "Mulan" is no longer headed for a major theatrical release. The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that it will debut its live-action blockbuster on its subscription streaming service, Disney+, on Sept. 4. But this … more

Rift between royal brothers laid bare in new book extract

By DANICA KIRKA The Associated Press LONDON - Prince William infuriated Prince Harry when he told his younger brother he should move slowly in his relationship with the former Meghan Markle, fearing that he was being "blindsided by lust,'' a … more

Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet' delayed indefinitely by virus

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK - Christopher Nolan's "Tenet," which had hoped to herald Hollywood's return to big theatrical releases, has yet again postponed its release due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Warner Bros. said … more
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