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Darlene Cates, the mother in 'Gilbert Grape,' dies at 69

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:30am

  Darlene Cates, who played the housebound mother in the 1993 film "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," has died.

Syrian poet Adonis wins $50,000 lifetime achievement prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:33am

Syrian poet and translator Adonis has won a $50,000 prize from PEN America for lifetime achievement. The literary and human rights organization also has handed out prizes for best book of 2016 and best debut fiction.

Family files lawsuit in Canadian filmmaker's Keys dive death

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:10am

The family of a Canadian filmmaker and conservationist who died during a shark filming excursion in the Florida Keys has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

Alec Baldwin 'stunned' at popularity of Trump impression

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:34am

Alec Baldwin says he's "stunned" at the popularity of his impression of President Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live."

Millennials, hoping to find real connections, ban the booze

Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:41am

It's not really about the meal at the monthly Conscious Family Dinner, although there is a plenty of vegan Indian food. You can spend time in a cuddling sanctuary, sit down with a tarot reader, chat career goals with a life coach or sit in on an acro-yoga sex psychotherapy presentation. And there's almost always some form of dancing.

Expanded audiobook of 'The Handmaid's Tale' coming next week

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 6:54am

Margaret Atwood hasn't quite finished telling "The Handmaid's Tale."

'Spider-Man,' 'Blade Runner' footage kicks off CinemaCon

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:21am

Iron Man just put Spider-Man in time out.

Golden Globe winner Christine Kaufmann dies in Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:02am

Christine Kaufmann, an Austrian-born actor who became the country's first Golden Globe winner and was married to Tony Curtis in the 1960s, has died. She was 72.

Arrest after shooting involving hip-hop star Fetty Wap

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:41pm

A hip-hop promoter was charged on Monday with pistol-whipping someone during an altercation that included a shooting involving hip-hop star Fetty Wap in his hometown that left three people wounded, authorities said.

Drake's new CD 'More Life' breaks a new streaming record

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:00pm

Drake, who was the most streamed act on Spotify last year, has started 2017 strong — his new album, "More Life," has broken the U.S. record for the number of online streams from a single album in one week.

Barry Jenkins' next project? 'The Underground Railroad'

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:25pm

"Moonlight" director Barry Jenkins will follow up his Oscar-winning film with a drama series for Amazon based on Colson Whitehead's "The Underground Railroad."

George Lucas gives another $10M to USC for student diversity

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:25pm

George Lucas has given another $10 million to the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts to fund the student diversity program he helped establish.

The Latest: Cops: Hip hop promoter pistol whipped victim

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:40pm

The Latest on a shooting in New Jersey involving hip-hop star Fetty Wap (all times local):

Prosecutors fight Cosby bid to query 2,000 potential jurors

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:14am

Prosecutors in Bill Cosby's sex assault case in Pennsylvania objected Monday to defense efforts to prescreen as many as 2,000 potential jurors.

Leonardo's "Adoration of the Magi" now cleaner, brighter

Francesco Fedeli and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:55am

Leonardo da Vinci's unfinished masterpiece "Adoration of the Magi" has emerged from a six-year restoration cleaner, brighter and with a depth that hasn't been seen for centuries.

Punk legend Johnny Rotten supports Trump, Brexit vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:45am

Count punk pioneer Johnny Rotten among President Donald Trump's supporters.

Books on gun violence and immigration win prizes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:14am

Books on gun violence, Koch Industries and New York's history of immigration have won prizes for outstanding nonfiction work.

Massive gold coin worth millions stolen from German museum

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:05am

Thieves broke into the German capital's Bode Museum before dawn Monday and made off with a massive 100-kilogram (221-pound) gold coin worth millions of dollars, police said.

Former White House press secretary Josh Earnest joins NBC

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:21am

Former White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest has joined NBC News as an analyst, making his debut Monday on the "Today" show.

'American Horror Story' stars discuss potential Trump plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:20am

The cast of "American Horror Story" is opening up about rumors of a season of the series centered on President Donald Trump.