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First guests to Disney's Star Wars land face time limit

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 8:19am

Massive crowds are expected at Disneyland when its Star Wars Galaxy's Edge land opens next week, but park officials have a plan to manage them — and it involves Stormtroopers.

UK's Princess Charlotte to start school in September

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 8:19am

The first day of school can be stressful but Princess Charlotte will have her older brother to lean on if necessary.

Amidst the chaos, Sara Bareilles finds a new voice

Gary Gerard Hamilton, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 8:03am

Feeling "lost" after Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election, Sara Bareilles found herself in a meditation class to help deal with the new American reality.

Brandon Maxwell talks 'Project Runway,' undressing Lady Gaga

Gina Abdy, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 6:17am

Lada Gaga's multiple fashion reveals were a big moment at the Met Gala, and a sweet one for her friend Brandon Maxwell.

TV series about abolitionist John Brown to film in Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 6:16am

A new television series with Ethan Hawke starring as the fiery abolitionist John Brown is set to film in Virginia.

World-renowned Spoleto arts festival opens in Charleston

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 5:34am

Charleston is opening 17 days of operas, plays, chamber music and jazz Friday as the world-renowned Spoleto Festival USA returns.

Chef Mario Batali pleads not guilty to assault charge

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:04pm

Celebrity chef Mario Batali, whose career crumbled amid several sexual misconduct accusations, pleaded not guilty Friday to a charge that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017.

Big names headed to New Mexico to film 'The Comeback Trail'

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:08pm

Oscar winners Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones and Morgan Freeman soon will be on their way to New Mexico to start work on "The Comeback Trail."

Jenner, Banderas, turn out for glitzy amfAR gala near Cannes

Louise Dixon, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 5:54pm

Kendall Jenner, Antonio Banderas and other stars attending the nearby Cannes Film Festival turned out Thursday for the 26th amfAR Gala to raise money for AIDS research. 

Michael Jackson's estate and former manager settle lawsuit

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 1:19pm

A years-long lawsuit between Michael Jackson's estate and one of the superstar's former managers has been settled, ending one of the final legal fights over the King of Pop's assets.

Batali accuser's attorneys: Chef must be held accountable

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 1:02pm

Lawyers for a woman who says Mario Batali forcibly kissed and groped her in a Boston restaurant in 2017 said Thursday the celebrity chef must be held accountable.

Charlottesville drama teacher to get special Tony Award

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 12:09pm

The special Tony Award that honors educators this year will go to a drama teacher in Charlottesville, Virginia, who has encouraged her students to explore their differences and heal rifts, especially following a deadly 2017 white nationalist rally in the city.

'When They See Us' actors revisit the Central Park Five case

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:39am

Actor Jharrel Jerome, perhaps best known for his role in "Moonlight," recalls walking to school a few years ago in his native New York City, worried about an upcoming test, when he was stopped by two police officers.

Britain's losing Eurovision song now lower-scoring than ever

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:43am

Britain's Eurovision song "Bigger Than Us" is an even bigger flop than previously thought after its last-place entry was stripped of five points to correct a math error.

Comedian Artie Lange awaits drug program violation hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:28am

Authorities say a court hearing has not yet been scheduled for comedian Artie Lange following his arrest on a charge of having failed to comply with his court-ordered drug program.

A host of celebrities speak out on criminal justice reform

Marcela Isaza, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:04am

Kim Kardashian West isn't the only celebrity speaking out for prison reform. It's a topic that was also very important to slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, and to Common, Kevin Hart and a host of others who consider the criminal justice system often unfair and dehumanizing.

'Real Housewives' husband wins reprieve in deportation fight

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 9:17am

A federal court has ruled that the husband of "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast member Teresa Giudice can stay in the U.S. as he appeals deportation to his native Italy.

Asian, Asian American heroes to power Marvel comics series

Terry Tang, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 9:01am

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Kim Kardashian West locks arms with prison reform warriors

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 8:31am

Brittany K. Barnett and MiAngel Cody are warrior attorneys with a mission: freeing drug offenders serving life in a federal system they're working to reform.

Museum apologizes to minority students told: 'No watermelon'

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 8:09am

Boston's venerable Museum of Fine Arts has apologized to a group of minority middle school students who say they were subjected to racism by staff and some other patrons during a field trip.