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Wonder Woman named a special UN ambassador, despite protests

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:51pm

The United Nations celebrated Wonder Woman's 75th birthday on Friday by naming the comic book character as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Woman and Girls, despite frustration from both inside and outside the world organization that the spot should go to a real — and less sexualized — woman.

Obama nixes twerking at final White House musical event

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 7:31pm

President Barack Obama said he's sad that one of his and the first lady's favorite traditions, musical night at the White House, ended Friday.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 6:10pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Donald Glover cast as Lando Calrissian in Han Solo film

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 4:31pm

Donald Glover is joining the "Star Wars" universe.

Purported niece, others seek shares of Prince's estate

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 4:13pm

A Minnesota judge said Friday he'll try to rule quickly on whether state law entitles a purported niece, grandniece and nephew of Prince to press their claims to shares in the late rock superstar's estate.

Astley never stops appreciating 'Never Gonna Give You Up'

Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:20pm

Rick Astley exiled himself from music for a good part of the last three decades, but he never really left pop's consciousness.

A giant nude statue in California is stirring controversy

Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 1:41pm

There have long been complaints about the lack of women in the tech industry. Now there's a towering female figure, in a tech park across the bay from San Francisco, although not quite what some people had in mind.

Rocker Vince Neil pleads guilty in Las Vegas battery case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 1:41pm

Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery for a sidewalk scuffle involving a woman outside a Las Vegas Strip resort in April.

Met Gala, exhibit to honor designer Rei Kawakubo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 11:22am

The annual Met Gala, one of the most anticipated events in the fashion world, will honor designer Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons.

Warner Bros. promises previously unreleased Prince music

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 11:01am

Warner Bros. Records is about to unveil two projects by the late megastar Prince that include previously unreleased material.

TV legend Carol Burnett signed to ABC sitcom project

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 10:50am

Carol Burnett fans: You'd be glad to have some more time together with this comedy legend, and she's likely headed back to series TV in a project Amy Poehler will executive produce.

Money rolls in to rescue Smithsonian's ruby red slippers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:40am

People are pledging lots of green to restore a pair of famous red slippers.

Kevin James couldn't wait: Long Island is his sitcom home

Frazier Moore, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:10am

With "Kevin Can Wait," Kevin James has come home.

Lady Gaga returns to NYC bar where she launched her career

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 7:41am

Lady Gaga returned to the New York City bar where she performed years ago as an unsigned act on the eve of her new album's release, singing rock and pop songs for an audience including Robert De Niro, Helen Mirren, die-hard fans and music industry insiders.

Mumbai film fest opens amid protests over Pakistani talent

Vineeta Deepak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 7:21am

India's glitziest film festival opened this week to fanfare and fury, as Indians protested the inclusion of Pakistani artists.

Tom Hanks sees US election warning in thriller 'Inferno'

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 6:51am

Embedded within the manic action of "Inferno," the latest big-screen adaptation of a Dan Brown thriller, is a warning about the dangers of seeking simple solutions to complex problems. Star Tom Hanks says it's a theme with echoes in the current U.S. presidential race.

'Queen of Katwe' stirs hope in slum where film was born

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 10:22pm

In a two-room shack in the heart of a Kampala slum, a barefoot 5-year-old boy is being taught how to move his pawns. He is one of scores of Ugandan children following in the footsteps of a local girl who became a chess champion and the subject of a new Disney film.

Review: Nathan Lane saves 'The Front Page' from fish wrap

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 9:00pm

You want the story? You want to really know what's up with "The Front Page" on Broadway? Well, pay attention, you lousy baboons. Here's what you need to know: This sap of a play is older than yesterday's news. But, I'll level with you. This is the God's honest truth: A fellow named Nathan Lane somehow saves it.

Prosecutor: Man who stalked Kendall Jenner was methodical

Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 6:03pm

A man charged with stalking Kendall Jenner showed a single-minded focus in his efforts to meet the model and reality show star, even after he knew she was afraid of him, a prosecutor told jurors Thursday.

The Latest: Proceedings end for day in Jenner stalking case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 6:01pm

The Latest on the trial of a man charged with stalking model and reality television star Kendall Jenner (all times local):