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R2-D2 droid used in Star Wars films sells for $2.76m

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:43pm

An R2-D2 droid that was used in several "Star Wars" films has sold at auction for nearly $3 million.

Song from Prince's father being released on his 101st b'day

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:43pm

A new song from Prince's late father, produced at Paisley Park, is being released Thursday to celebrate what would have been his 101st birthday.

Film academy invites Thor, Wonder Woman to joins its ranks

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:16pm

Thor, Captain America, Wonder Woman and Betty White have been invited to join the film academy.

Rock Hall to open new $15M 'Power of Rock' exhibit

Dake Kang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:46pm

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is opening a $15 million exhibit this weekend that will give fans a taste of the hall's famous induction ceremonies.

Review: More Carell, but fewer ideas in 'Despicable Me 3'

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 2:46pm

and we mean many — subplots in "Despicable Me 3" is about a girl's obsession with finding a unicorn. The adorable tot spends her waking hours wishing and hoping and dreaming, and she comes close — but in the end what she finds is a sweet little goat. It's very cute, and it does the trick — but it's still, you know, a goat.

Appeals court: No immediate release for Dassey

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 2:23pm

A Wisconsin inmate featured in the hit Netflix series "Making a Murderer" lost another bid Wednesday to get out of prison while state attorneys fight a ruling overturning his conviction.

Correction: Gangster Auction story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 2:04pm

In a story June 24 about the auction of items connected to famous gangsters, The Associated Press, relying on information from the auction house, erroneously attributed the music and lyrics of a piece titled "Humoresque." While Al Capone did write down the music and lyrics, the piece was originally composed by Antonin Dvorak and written by Howard Johnson.

Sons to attend birthday service at Princess Diana's grave

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 1:18pm

Prince William, his wife, Kate, and Prince Harry will attend a private service at the late Princess Diana's grave on what would have been her 56th birthday.

White House reporter says he's tired of being bullied

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:39am

The reporter who accused White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders of inflaming the public against the media at a press briefing says he did it because he's tired of being bullied by the administration.

Robert Durst's pals resist testifying at California hearing

Frank Eltman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:47am

Two of Robert Durst's longtime friends are fighting in a New York court to avoid being sent to testify at a pretrial hearing in the millionaire's murder case in California next month.

Lin-Manuel Miranda has celebs singing 'Hamilton' for charity

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:26am

Lin-Manuel Miranda has Hollywood singing lyrics from his hit musical, "Hamilton," in order to raise money for a coalition of nonprofits focused on immigration.

Q&A: Coppola and Kidman on female gaze of 'The Beguiled'

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:38am

The intersection of Sofia Coppola and Nicole Kidman didn't start with "The Beguiled."

Edward James Olmos wants pet owners to stay home July 4

Sigal Ratner-Arias, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:29am

Edward James Olmos has a message for pet owners on the Fourth of July: Stay home.

After 2018 in NYC, Grammys will return to LA in 2019

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:27am

The 2018 Grammy Awards will be held in New York City, but the show will return to Los Angeles for four years beginning in 2019.

Paddington bear creator Michael Bond dies at 91

Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:34am

It was a last-minute Christmas gift for his wife that inspired Michael Bond to create Paddington bear, the marmalade-loving teddy in a duffel coat and floppy hat.

Elvis Presley hit 'Love Me Tender' inspires picture book

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:10am

One of Elvis Presley's biggest hits is the latest song to be turned into a picture book, and part of an effort to introduce the King to a new generation.

TV, films turning to young girls for their new action stars

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:14am

From the murderous Laura in "Logan" to the mysterious Eleven in "Stranger Things" to the audacious determination of Mija in "Okja," opening Wednesday, powerful young girls are starring in mainstream action fare like never before.

'Big Bang Theory' star home destroyed by California wildfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 1:44am

The home of "Big Bang Theory" star Johnny Galecki has been destroyed in a wildfire in California.

Cosby rejects 'sexual assault tour' idea floated by reps

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:53pm

Bill Cosby's "town hall" tour is unlikely to happen before his retrial on sex assault charges in Pennsylvania, one of his lawyers said Tuesday.

Christie says he won't meet with 'Dog' over bail reform

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:40pm

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has shut down any prospect of meeting with the former star of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" over the state's bail reform.