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Just like us: Taylor Swift reports to jury duty, dismissed

Travis Loller, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:02pm

A Nashville judge dismissed pop star Taylor Swift as a potential juror in an aggravated rape and kidnapping case on Monday, Davidson County District Attorney General's Office spokesman Ken Whitehouse said.

Oops! Bieber not back on Instagram after a 2-week break

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:51pm

False alarm! Justin Bieber hasn't actually returned to Instagram.

Box Office Top 20: 'Don't Breathe' inhales $26.4 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:41pm

The modestly budgeted horror movie "Don't Breathe" scared off competitors at the box office this weekend, taking first place with $26.4 million in its first days in theaters. Directed by Fede Alvarez, "Don't Breathe" cost only around $10 million to produce.

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Actor Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:20pm

Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in "The Producers" and the mad scientist of "Young Frankenstein," has died. He was 83.

Kerry Washington: 'Two pregnancies have been very different'

Mike Cidoni Lennox, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:13pm

"Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes didn't know that star Kerry Washington had another baby on the way when a less-is-more plan was put in place for season six of the political thriller.

Parole denied for the 9th time for John Lennon's killer

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:10pm

John Lennon's killer will remain behind bars after being denied parole for the ninth time.

Mel Brooks, Gervais, more pay tribute to Gene Wilder

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:01pm

Tributes from peers and admirers poured in Monday for Gene Wilder, who died Sunday at the age of 83 of complications from Alzheimer's disease.

Mexicans say 'adios' to beloved singer Juan Gabriel

Berenice Bautista, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:51pm

Juan Gabriel was more than just a singer and songwriter for the hundreds of fans who thronged Mexico City's Plaza Garibaldi to wish him farewell Monday.

Gene Wilder, star of 'Willy Wonka' and Mel Brooks comedies, is dead at 83, his family says

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:20pm

Gene Wilder, star of 'Willy Wonka' and Mel Brooks comedies, is dead at 83, his family says.

Fassbender, Vikander commit to 'Light Between Oceans'

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:10pm

Neither Michael Fassbender nor Alicia Vikander was especially keen on living at a remote New Zealand lighthouse for the duration of shooting Derek Cianfrance's 1920s period drama "The Light Between Oceans."

The Latest: Democrat: Maine should consider recall of LePage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:01pm

The Latest on fallout from GOP Gov. Paul LePage's obscenity-laced tirade against a Democratic legislator (all times local):

Actor, comedian Kevin Hart runs in Oregon relay

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:11pm

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart says he's up for a sequel after running in an Oregon relay.

Montana plane crash kills 'Ice Road Truckers' TV show star

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:51am

A plane crash in western Montana killed a star of the History channel reality series "Ice Road Truckers" who was planning to film a pilot episode of a show about recovering plane wrecks.

Batman v. Deathstroke? Speculation high after Affleck tweet

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:51am

Speculation is rampant about Ben Affleck's upcoming stand-alone Batman film after the actor and director tweeted what appears to be footage featuring a famous DC Comics villain.

London police arrest 240 at Notting Hill Carnival

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:10am

London police have made about 240 arrests at the Notting Hill Carnival as thousands of revelers turned out for one of Europe's largest street parties.

Cate Blanchett and Josh Groban lead Broadway's fall season

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:50am

"Cats" is back on Broadway, purring along. "Hamilton" tickets are still hard to get. What else is new this fall? Some big celebrities are coming, including Cate Blanchett, Diane Lane, Janet McTeer, Josh Groban and Liev Schreiber. Some old writers are also showing up, like Anton Chekhov and Leo Tolstoy. Here's a look at some highlights of the first half of the 2016-17 Broadway season:

'Game of Thrones' star Carice van Houten gives birth to son

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:41am

Carice van Houten, the Dutch actress who plays the red priestess Melisandre in the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones," has given birth to a baby boy.

Tom Wolfe talks Darwin, Chomsky and human speech

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:20am

After satirizing everything from "radical chic" to 20th century architecture, Tom Wolfe is now mining the mystery of language and the reputation of the most influential linguist of our time, Noam Chomsky.

Beyonce and Rihanna most tweeted topics during MTV VMAs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 8:10am

Beyonce and Rihanna earned more than awards during Sunday night's MTV Music Video Awards.

Beyonce dominates an Olympic-sized VMA awards

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:03am

Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards show was all about performances that got the sweat dripping, the muscles ripping and the adrenaline pumping. Here are the top moments from Sunday's show: