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Woody Harrelson goes live from London, talks 'Star Wars'

Hilary Fox, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 11:00am

Woody Harrelson is trying to do something that's never been done before, although he's starting to realize why his feat would be a first.

Bieito's manager: Met decision 'cruel and disappointing'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 10:50am

The manager for Spanish director Calixto Bieito says the Metropolitan Opera's decision to cancel his production of Verdi's "La Forza del Destino" is "cruel and disappointing."

DuVernay talks with Winfrey about Trump, race, her new film

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 10:30am

Ava DuVernay doesn't want to talk about Donald Trump's election. Her feelings are still too raw.

Police: 5 killed in shooting at nightclub at Mexican resort

Gabriel Alcocer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 10:20am

A shooting attack at an electronic music festival in Mexico's Caribbean coast resort of Playa del Carmen on Monday left five people dead, including two Canadians, an Italian and a Colombian, authorities said.

Fantastic! Mara and Bell of 'Fantastic Four" are engaged

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 9:12am

The news is "Fantastic."

Springsteen cover band catches heat for inaugural event

Shawn Marsh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 8:23am

Bruce Springsteen is giving President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration the Pennsylvania Avenue freeze-out, but his songs will be performed by a cover band nearby on New Jersey Avenue.

Russian performance artist requests asylum in France

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 6:20am

A controversial Russian performance artist said on Monday has requested asylum in France after being informed of rape accusations against him.

Mexican police officer says gunman kills at least 4 people, wounds 9 others at nightclub at Playa del Carmen resort

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 5:40am

Mexican police officer says gunman kills at least 4 people, wounds 9 others at nightclub at Playa del Carmen resort.

Kevin Starr, California's premier historian, dies at 76

Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 9:01pm

Former California State Librarian Kevin Starr, who is deemed the pre-eminent historian of the Golden State, has died. He was 76.

PBS Kids round-the-clock TV, online channel launches Monday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 6:30pm

PBS is launching a round-the-clock children's channel that will be available on member stations and digital platforms.

'Get Smart' actor Dick Gautier dead at 85

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 4:30pm

Actor Dick Gautier, who gained fame playing an Elvis-like singer in the Broadway musical "Bye Bye Birdie" and went on to play Hymie the Robot on TV's "Get Smart," has died. He was 85.

Dick Gautier, who played Hymie on 'Get Smart,' dies at 85

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 3:50pm

Dick Gautier, the Tony-nominated actor who found fame as Hymie the Robot on the 1960s sitcom "Get Smart," has died. He was 85.

Vietnam doc makes Ken Burns, Trent Reznor partners

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 2:41pm

Ken Burns and Trent Reznor would seem two unlikely collaborators, but both describe their recent work on the upcoming PBS documentary on the Vietnam War as among the most satisfying of their careers.

Milan's Brera protects artworks after humidity system fails

Colleen Barry and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 2:01pm

Restorers at Milan's famous Brera Art Gallery have taken measures to protect the collection after its humidity control system failed during a "once-in-a-decade" dry, cold spell that moved through Milan last weekend, officials said.

Quaker group marks centennial with 'Waging Peace' exhibit

Natalie Pompilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 7:13am

The American Friends Service Committee is celebrating 100 years of nonviolent activism with an exhibition, "Waging Peace," that showcases the group's accomplishments while also illustrating work that remains to be done.

Jennifer Holliday backs out of Trump inauguration gig

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 14th - 11:10pm

Broadway star Jennifer Holliday has backed out as a performer at next week's presidential inaugural following protests from her gay and black fans, further dimming the event's already low celebrity wattage.

Lotter challenging Nebraska 3-judge method on death penalty

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 14th - 6:11pm

A man convicted in the murder case that inspired the 1999 movie "Boys Don't Cry" has joined a fellow death row inmate in challenging Nebraska's three-judge method for determining death sentences.

With no action heroes, Madoff movie landed at HBO

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 14th - 5:21pm

Makers of an upcoming HBO movie on Bernard Madoff initially wanted to make a feature film for theaters but quickly realized that today's movie industry had little interest in an intricate tale about a financial swindle.

Kidman says comments about Trump support weren't endorsement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 14th - 4:11pm

Nicole Kidman says her comments that Americans should support President-elect Donald Trump were merely a statement of her belief in democracy, not an endorsement of the incoming president.

NY mayor, celebs due at pre-inauguration Trump demonstration

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 14th - 3:12pm

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, the Rev. Al Sharpton and celebrities including Mark Ruffalo, Michael Moore and Rosie Perez are planning to rally New Yorkers to stand up to President-elect Donald Trump on the eve of his inauguration, organizers said Saturday.