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Rudolph and his nose-so-bright into auction will take flight

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rudolph and his still-shiny nose are getting a new home, and it's bound to be a lot nicer than the Island of Misfit Toys. The soaring reindeer and Santa Claus figures who starred in in the perennially beloved stop-motion...

 

Current events push 'Black Panther,' Fox News to big ratings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A special airing of "Black Panther" in the wake of the death of star Chadwick Boseman was a bright spot for the broadcast networks in a ratings week otherwise utterly dominated by Fox News Channel's coverage of the Republican...

 

Jolie seeks removal of private judge in Pitt divorce case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angelina Jolie asked Monday that the private judge overseeing her divorce from Brad Pitt be disqualified from the case because of insufficient disclosures of his business relationships with one of Pitt's attorneys. In a filing in...

 

'Glee' star Naya Rivera believed drowned in California lake

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities said Thursday that they believe "Glee" star Naya Rivera drowned in a Southern California lake but they are continuing the search for her a day after her 4-year-old son was found alone in a rented boat. "Investigators...

 

Union files complaint against NBC, 'America's Got Talent'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gabrielle Union filed a complaint Thursday with the state of California against NBC and the producers of "America's Got Talent," the latest move in a fight over her allegations that she was fired for objecting to an on-set...

 

Box office goes 'Sonic' again but hears 'Call of the Wild'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hedgehog edged the sled dog by a nose at the box office. "Sonic: The Hedgehog" zoomed to the top of the box office with a take of $26.3 million in its second weekend while audiences ignored critics and heeded "The Call of...

 

'Frozen 2' ices competition again with record Thanksgiving

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Frozen 2" kept a wintry wind at its back in its second week, setting a Thanksgiving record with a whopping box office bounty. Disney's ice princess sequel brought in $85.3 million in the U.S. and Canada over the weekend and...

 

Chris Brown holds high-end yard sale at his Los Angeles home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Brown held a high-end yard sale Wednesday at his Los Angeles home, with hundreds of fans, gawkers and bargain-seekers waiting for hours to try to get a piece of the singer's stuff. Brown posted a flyer on his Instagram and...

 

3 charged with providing drugs that killed rapper Mac Miller

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three men arrested during the investigation into rapper Mac Miller’s deadly overdose last year have now been charged with providing the drugs that killed him, U.S. prosecutors said Wednesday. A grand jury indictment that was...

 

'Easy Rider' star, 1960s swashbuckler Peter Fonda dies at 79

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic "Easy Rider," has died. His family said in a statement that Fonda died Frida...

 

Defense suggests different suspect in serial killing trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney for a man charged with killing two women and attempting to kill a third in Southern California told jurors in closing arguments Wednesday that actor Ashton Kutcher's testimony helps point to a different suspect....

 

Katy Perry, others must pay $2.78M for copying song

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Katy Perry, her collaborators and her record label must pay more than $2.78 million because the pop star's 2013 hit "Dark Horse" copied a Christian rap song, a jury decided Thursday. It was an underdog victory for rapper Marcus...

 

'Lion King' reigns above box office for second week

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Lion King" rode its circle of life into a second weekend atop the box office and "Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood," while not quite doing fairytale numbers, gave director Quentin Tarantino his biggest opening ever....

 

10 years later, a look at people surrounding Michael Jackson

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A look at the status of the major figures in the life and death of Michael Jackson after 10 years, starting with the King of Pop himself: ___ MICHAEL JACKSON: Jackson, who would be 60 years old were he alive, was rehearsing for a...

 

Police arrest man they say killed rapper Nipsey Hussle

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a nearly 48-hour manhunt, police arrested the suspect they say gunned down Nipsey Hussle in front of the popular rapper's South Los Angeles clothing store. Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies detained Eric Holder, 29, on...

 

2 dead, homes destroyed in Southern California wildfires

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Two people were found dead as a pair of wildfires stretched from inland canyons to the Pacific in Southern California on Saturday, leaving people sifting through the remains of both mansions and modest homes for anything they...

 

Guitarist Jimmy Page looks back at 50 years of Led Zeppelin

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Page once painted a dragon, and used it to slay. The guitar guru was so bursting with creative inspiration 50 years ago that he felt compelled to pick up a brush and use his skills from art school to take poster paints t...

 

28 year prison sentence caps long downfall for 'Suge' Knight

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marion "Suge" Knight was sentenced Thursday to 28 years in prison for mowing down and killing a Compton businessman in a case that completed the former rap music mogul's downfall from his heyday as one of the biggest — and...

 

Aretha's lack of a will could make things rocky for heirs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aretha Franklin was so hard-nosed in her business dealings that she demanded to be paid in cash before performing. Her heirs won't have it so simple. Though she lived to 76 and was terminally ill with pancreatic cancer, the Queen...

 

Legal hurdles may make Weinstein's prosecution an exception

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's arrest in New York Friday is a landmark moment in the #MeToo movement. Yet as authorities work through dozens of cases against famous figures in entertainment and other industries brought on by the Weinstein-in...

 

Americans fete royal wedding in pubs, hotels and homes

NEW YORK (AP) — From pubgoers in pajamas to merrymakers in finery at a posh hotel, Americans cheered and teared up Saturday as they watched Meghan Markle marry Prince Harry in a royal wedding with trans-Atlantic resonance. People gathered at...

 

6th woman alleges rape by Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that Russell Simmons raped her at his Los Angeles home in 2016, joining five other women who have publicly leveled rape allegations against the music mogul. Simmons, a co-founder of Def...

 

Victim, gunman in California law firm shooting were partners

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police were trying to learn Saturday what motivated a partner in a law firm to shoot two of his colleagues before turning the gun on himself. Officers arrived at an office building in Long Beach on Friday to find the gunman and o...

 

Major media players start commission for sexual misconduct

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The biggest figures and institutions in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct and inequality in the industry in the wake of the huge wave of revelations...

 

Massive Southern California wildfire now halfway contained

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters took advantage of calm winds in Southern California to reach 50 percent containment of a massive wildfire, officials said. "We've had a very productive day," said Deputy Chief Mark Brown of the California Department...

 

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