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'Punk’d' to be revived with Chance the Rapper doing pranks

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 12:40pm

Celebrities, beware: “Punk’d” is being revived. And this time Chance the Rapper is the one doing the punk'ing.

McGregor says 'Star Wars' TV series still on despite reports

Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 9:40am

Ewan McGregor says any delay in completing work on in his new Obi-Wan Kenobi “Star Wars” streaming series will be brief and is aimed at making it better.

PBS says journalist Jim Lehrer of the 'MacNeil-Lehrer Report' has died at 85

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 11:25am

PBS says journalist Jim Lehrer of the 'MacNeil-Lehrer Report' has died at 85.

Sundance festival kicks off with Taylor Swift, 'Crip Camp'

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 8:22am

Plenty of change is in the air at the Sundance Film Festival, where 128 feature films are set to premiere over the next 10 days beginning Thursday.

Ousted Grammy chief suggests awards are tainted

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 7:49am

The ousted head of the Grammy Awards says that music's biggest awards are tainted because of conflicts of interest that infect how certain songs and artists are nominated.

Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 2:00pm

Terry Jones, a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe, has died at 77. He had been suffering from dementia.

Can equality pledges fix country music's gender problem?

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 12:40pm

What started as a joke on Twitter about an unwritten rule among country radio stations not to play two female artists in a row prompted outrage by country music stars, but also pledges to give women equal airtime.

From Erivo to Pacino, TV critics meeting draws stars in

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 11:52am

When members of the Television Critics Association gather each January to preview upcoming programs and hear from those who make them, the result can be a kind of exotic celebrity zoo. This year's mixed crowd included reality stars (Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian West), Oscar winners (Pacino, Witherspoon, Kidman, Blanchett) and a politician (Hillary Rodham Clinton).

Tilda Swinton backs public appeal to buy Derek Jarman house

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 7:14am

Academy Award-winning actress Tilda Swinton has urged art lovers to chip in and help save the home of the late British artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman for the public.

Agent says Monty Python star Terry Jones has died at 77

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 5:44am

Agent says Monty Python star Terry Jones has died at 77.

Taylor Swift reveals her mother has a brain tumor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 2:10pm

Taylor Swift has revealed in a new interview that her mother has a brain tumor.

Actor Will Smith goes undercover as Lyft driver in Miami

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 1:38pm

Four Florida passengers were in for a shock when actor Will Smith answered their Lyft call and gave them a ride around town.

Rocker Ozzy Osbourne announces Parkinson's diagnosis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 9:49am

Rocker Ozzy Osbourne says that he's been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, a nervous system disorder that affects movement.

Chanel delves into founder's orphanage past in couture show

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 7:55am

A humble stone fountain, overgrown shrubs and flowers, and white sheets drying on a line met Pharrell Williams and other curious guests at the Chanel show inside the Grand Palais.

Paris couture climbs Mount Olympus, plumbs marine depths

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 4:54pm

Female empowerment, controversies about race, and designs that plunged to the depths of the seas then climbed Mount Olympus were among themes to grace Paris Couture Week on its drama-filled first day.

Prosecutors seek prison terms for accused in gold coin heist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 7:56am

German prosecutors are seeking lengthy prison terms for four men accused of staging the brazen theft of a 100-kilogram (221-pound) Canadian gold coin that disappeared from a Berlin museum almost three years ago.

New Al Sharpton book looks at America's political crossroads

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 6:01am

The Rev. Al Sharpton is working on a book that will address what he calls an urgent moment in American history.

Experts say Vincent van Gogh self-portrait is genuine

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 4:36am

After years of doubts about its authenticity, experts in Amsterdam have confirmed that a Vincent van Gogh self-portrait was indeed painted by the Dutch master as he recovered in a French asylum from a mental breakdown.

Prince Harry hopes for calmer future, but not much chance

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 2:45am

Prince Harry says he's taking a “leap of faith’’ as he steps back from royal duties in an attempt to build a more peaceful life — one free of the journalists who have filmed, photographed and written about him since the day he was born.

Complete list of winners at Screen Actors Guild Awards

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 6:40pm

A partial list of winners at the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild awards, presented Sunday at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles: