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NBC renews hit drama 'This Is Us' for 2 more seasons

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:33pm

NBC's hit freshman drama "This Is Us" will be sticking around for at least a couple more years.

Alanis Morissette manager admits to $4.8M theft from singer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:21pm

Federal prosecutors say a business manager who embezzled more than $6.5 million from singer Alanis Morissette and other entertainment and sports figures has agreed to plead guilty.

Actor dishing up laughs, not roast beef, on new NBC show

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:21pm

Nick D'Agosto was truly working for the man before he found success on the small screen.

Kevin O'Leary to run for Conservative leadership in Canada

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:31pm

Canada is getting its own reality show politician.

'Birds of Opulence' author wins Gaines literary award

Chevel Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:51pm

When author Crystal Wilkinson of Kentucky learned she won the 2016 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, she said she reverted to her 12-year-old self, shrieking and squealing with glee.

Monae among performers at Women's March on Washington

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:31pm

Janelle Monae, Maxwell and Angelique Kidjo are set to perform at the Women's March on Washington this weekend.

Washington U. class focuses on Kanye West

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 12:51pm

A new course at Washington University in St. Louis is focused on the world of Kanye West.

Harry Winston jewelry store robbed in French Riviera

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 12:41pm

A French official says a robber with a hand grenade and an automatic handgun has stolen diamond necklaces and other jewelry from a Harry Winston store in the French Riviera city of Cannes.

'Will & Grace' 10-episode revival set for 2017-18 season

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 12:11pm

"Will & Grace" is making a comeback.

New 'Star Trek' delayed again? Either way, James Frain joins

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 12:00pm

"Star Trek: Discovery" may or may not land on CBS All Access in May, as previously announced.

Octavia Spencer is named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:32am

Octavia Spencer, who won an Oscar and several other awards for best supporting actress in "The Help," was named Woman of the Year on Wednesday by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

Sundance directors, actors find reteaming a winning formula

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:10am

Whether muse or friend or both, actors and directors choosing to work together again is a tale as old as cinema.

Tower of Power band members recovering after train accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:01am

Authorities say two musicians with the band Tower of Power remain hospitalized after being hit last week by an Amtrak train in Oakland.

John Legend, Carrie Underwood, Metallica set to play Grammys

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 7:51am

John Legend, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Metallica are set to perform at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles next month.

Miss USA hopes Trump can unify Americans after divisive vote

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 7:51am

The U.S. candidate in the Miss Universe pageant said Wednesday she did not vote for Donald Trump but she hopes the president-elect can unify Americans at a "nerve-wracking" point in U.S. history.

Indian court acquits actor Salman Khan of using illegal arms

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 7:20am

Top Bollywood star Salman Khan was acquitted by a court on Wednesday on a charge of using unlicensed weapons while hunting for rare blackbucks in a western India wildlife preserve 18 years ago.

Jerry Seinfeld series, specials coming to Netflix under deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 6:30am

Jerry Seinfeld and Netflix have announced a deal that will bring the star's interview show "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" to the streaming service later this year.

Final Ringling Bros. show at Nassau Coliseum sells out

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 6:30am

Officials with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey say the iconic traveling circus' final show at the newly renovated Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island is sold out.

Auschwitz museum asks Germans, Austrians to donate items

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 6:20am

The Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial museum is asking Germans and Austrians to donate private letters, memoirs, photos or any other items that could help historians better understand the mentality of the Holocaust's perpetrators.

Colson Whitehead is a finalist for $75,000 PEN America award

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 6:20am

Colson Whitehead, winner of the National Book Award for his novel "The Underground Railroad," is a finalist for a new $75,000 prize given by the literary and human rights organization PEN America.