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'13 Reasons' sparks criticism of teen suicide depiction

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 4:27pm

It's a scene as painful to watch as it is graphic: A 17-year-old girl climbs into a bathtub with a razor. We see her slice into her skin, we see the blood pour out, hear her cry and struggle to breathe. Then she is still.

Head of Motion Picture Association of America to step down

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 4:27pm

Former U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd is stepping down as chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 4:27pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

'Moonlight' director Barry Jenkins ready to return to work

Ryan Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 3:47pm

Two months after his "Moonlight" pulled out a last-second, best-picture win at the Oscars, director Barry Jenkins says "it's time to work."

Berkeley praises police for keeping peace at Coulter rallies

Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 3:20pm

Berkeley officials declared their handling of protests over Ann Coulter's canceled appearance a success thanks to a massive police presence that ensured the city did not become a "fight club," the mayor said Friday.

Concert fans angry as hyped Bahamas festival is canceled

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 2:24pm

Organizers of a much-hyped music festival in the Bahamas canceled the weekend event at the last minute Friday after many people had already arrived and spent thousands of dollars on tickets and travel.

Award-winning writer named Los Angeles poet laureate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 2:10pm

Robin Coste Lewis is the new poet laureate of Los Angeles.

Making new album an emotional rollercoaster for Mary J.

Nicole Evatt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 1:54pm

Mary J. Blige may be spitting fireball lyrics about her soon-to-be ex-husband on her new album, but the songs didn't start from a place of anger and hate.

The Latest: Berkeley hails peaceful debate over Ann Coulter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 1:54pm

The Latest on Ann Coulter protesters in Berkeley (all times local):

Fox News sets a new late-afternoon show

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 1:37pm

Fox News Channel is replacing its late-afternoon program "The Five" with a panel show that looks similar.

Judges seal warrants related to arrest of 'Bachelor' star

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 1:23pm

Applications for warrants that allowed police to arrest "The Bachelor" star Chris Soules after a fatal crash and to obtain his blood and urine samples will be sealed indefinitely under rulings issued Friday.

Cosby jury can hear about quaaludes, not accuser's lawsuit

Kristen By Groot, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 1:14pm

Jurors at Bill Cosby's sex assault trial can hear his explosive deposition testimony about quaaludes but can't hear about the lawsuit he settled afterward with the accuser, a judge ruled Friday.

The stars shined for Mary Hart; now Daytime Emmys will too

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 1:05pm

In the early 1980s, Mary Hart became the face — and the famously insured legs — of a new breed of TV show, the entertainment news magazine.

The Latest: Cosby accuser won't be questioned about lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 12:36pm

The Latest on Bill Cosby (all times local):

Get to know the new Wonder Woman and Spider-Man

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 10:56am

You know the names and you've met them briefly before, but this summer Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman and Tom Holland's Spider-Man take center stage in blockbusters all their own. Both face the gargantuan task of revitalizing brands and properties that could use some help: For "Wonder Woman," the thus critically-derided DC Comics films, and for "Spider-Man: Homecoming," Sony hopes its lone comic book property can launch its own extended universe. Good thing they're both superheroes.

Brad Paisley wanted fans to listen, so he shot a movie

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 9:14am

Brad Paisley will do anything to get fans to listen to an entire album front to back, even shoot an hour-long visual album featuring Mick Jagger, Timbaland, John Fogerty and an unfinished Johnny Cash song.

Hannity defends Fox News co-president Shine amid report

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:05am

Sean Hannity is defending Fox News Channel co-president Bill Shine following a report that members of the controlling Murdoch family refused to release a statement of support for the executive.

Jazmine Sullivan to Beyonce: Let's make lemonade together!

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:01am

R&B singer-songwriter Jazmine Sullivan wants to turn lemons into lemonade with Beyonce.

South African musician Johnny Clegg to go on farewell tour

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 6:50am

South African musician Johnny Clegg, who blended Western pop and Zulu rhythms in multi-racial bands during white minority rule, will embark this year on his last tour.

AP PHOTOS: Moscow's grimy trucks inspire street art

Pavel Golovkin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 6:04am

The grimy trucks traversing the polluted and dusty streets of Moscow have inspired a new kind of street art in Russia's capital.