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Comedy Central to laugh it up with a 3-day festival in June

Frazier Moore, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 9:33am

No joke! Comedy Central is leaping off the screen this summer with a comedy cavalcade in the heart of San Francisco.

Benedict Cumberbatch to star in short Showtime series

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 9:09am

Benedict Cumberbatch will play an aristocratic playboy, the title character in a five-part Showtime series "Melrose" that begins production this summer.

Face-biter said he fled demon-like figure before killings

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 8:37am

A Florida college student accused of randomly killing a couple and chewing on the dead man's face told TV personality Phil McGraw he had been running from a demon-like figure named Daniel before the attack.

'Gossip Girl' star Penn Badgley gets married in New York

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 8:03am

Former "Gossip Girl" star Penn Badgley has married Domino Kirke, the sister of "Girls" star Jemima Kirke.

'Biggest Loser' host Bob Harper 'better' after heart attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 4:53am

"Biggest Loser" host Bob Harper says he's "feeling better" and "taking it easy" two weeks after suffering a heart attack.

Academy apologizes for Oscars best picture gaffe

Sandy Cohen and Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 4:32am

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is apologizing to the cast and crews of the films "La La Land" and "Moonlight" for the mistaken announcement of the best picture winner during Sunday night's Oscars award ceremony.

Oscar winning 'Moonlight' shines on Miami's Liberty City

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 2:27am

Oscar winning film "Moonlight" presents a view of Miami that never shows up in a tourism video. Far from the sun and glamour of South Beach or the artists and hipsters of Wynwood, it shows predominantly black communities, truly known by few outside the people who live there.

Jimmy Kimmel shares insights on best picture Oscar gaffe

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 10:30pm

Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel shared his perspective on the show's best-picture gaffe during his Monday monologue on "Jimmy Kimmel Live !"

O'Reilly says he could have been clearer about Swedish guest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 10:25pm

Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly says he could have been clearer about a man who appeared on his show last week billed as a Swedish national security adviser.

British songwriter accuses U2 of stealing song

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 9:30pm

A British songwriter and guitarist is claiming that rock band U2 and lead singer Bono stole one of his songs for their 1991 album "Achtung Baby."

Firm says several mistakes caused Oscars best picture gaffe

Sandy Cohen and Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:55pm

The accounting firm responsible for the integrity of the Academy Awards said Monday that its staffers did not move quickly enough to correct the biggest error in Oscars history — the mistaken announcement of the best picture winner.

Miami's Liberty City neighborhood shares 'Moonlight' success

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:02pm

Far from the sun and glamour of South Beach or the artists and hipsters of Wynwood, "Moonlight" presents a view of Miami that never shows up in a tourism video. It shows predominantly black communities, truly known by few outside the people who live there.

Oscar envelopes explained: How presenters get winning names

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:54pm

A look at how the Academy Awards' winners envelopes are handled before being opened live onstage:

Sequestered jury from outside area to decide Bill Cosby case

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:27pm

A sequestered jury from an outside county will decide the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby, a suburban Philadelphia judge ruled Monday, rejecting a defense request to move the trial because of worldwide media reports that the actor's lawyers say brand him a "serial rapist."

Chance the Rapper, Rauner to talk Chicago school funding

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 5:36pm

Grammy-winning artist Chance the Rapper and Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner plan to meet this week to discuss funding education in Chicago.

Box Office Top 20: 'Get Out' nets $33.4 million opening

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:37pm

Comedian Jordan Peele's directorial debut, "Get Out," did even better in its first weekend in theaters than initially projected. The micro budget thriller pulled in $33.4 million — about $3 million higher than what was estimated on Sunday by the studios.

Trump says Oscars focused hard on politics before 'sad' end

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:27pm

President Donald Trump is giving Sunday's Academy Awards two thumbs down, calling the botched ending "sad."

Author, newspaper columnist Jay Cronley dies at 73

Ken Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:27pm

Oklahoma-based author Jay Cronley, whose books were made into movies starring some of Hollywood's most notable funnymen, has died at age 73.

Advocacy groups: Forget Oscars snafu, focus on 'Moonlight'

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:06pm

because "Moonlight" made history in all the right kinds of ways.

Lauryn Hill delays makeup concert for show that started late

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 2:56pm

Singer-rapper Lauryn Hill has postponed a Pittsburgh concert that was scheduled to make up for one last month that started more than three hours late.