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Comic-Con gets a look at gritty Spider-Man spinoff 'Venom'

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:09pm

Director Ruben Fleischer says that there aren't really any heroes in the superhero movie "Venom," who is a grittier, more violent and more complicated character than his Marvel brethren.

David Spade: Family coming together after Kate Spade's death

Mike Cidoni Lennox, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:09pm

Just a month after funeral services for his sister-in-law, comic-actor David Spade was back to business, promoting his new movie. But he also offered a few words about his family tragedy.

Migos' Offset arrested on felony gun charges in Georgia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:13pm

Offset of the hip-hop group Migos is facing two felony gun charges after he and his bodyguard were pulled over outside of Atlanta.

Jamie Lee Curtis hugs an emotional 'Halloween' fan

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 7:31pm

In Comic-Con's Hall H, the massive room that holds the highest profile presentations and hosts the biggest movie and television stars, there is still a strict division between the actors on stage and those in the audience. But Jamie Lee Curtis changed that Friday, walking off-stage during the presentation for the new "Halloween" to embrace an emotional fan.

M. Night Shyamalan debuts 'Glass' trailer at Comic-Con

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 7:11pm

Director M. Night Shyamalan says he could have launched the trailer for "Glass" in front of the summer's biggest movies in theaters, but that he wanted to hold it for Comic-Con.

Seeking to protect boys, Thailand wants control over films

Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 6:59pm

Thailand's military government, saying it is concerned filmmakers and media may take advantage of the young soccer boys who were rescued from a flooded cave, wants to control how movies portray their ordeal and heroic rescue.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 5:15pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Fox News says Guilfoyle leaving; may join Trump super PAC

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 4:20pm

Fox News says host Kimberly Guilfoyle is leaving the network, amid reports that she's about to take on a new role with a super PAC supporting President Donald Trump's agenda.

Coates leaves The Atlantic, where he rose to prominence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 3:41pm

Ta-Nehisi Coates is leaving his job as a national correspondent for The Atlantic, where he rose to prominence over the past decade.

Milwaukee officials invite Jay-Z to bring festival to city

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 2:58pm

Milwaukee officials are inviting Jay-Z to bring his Made In America music festival to the city next year because Philadelphia no longer wants the event at a location it has been held since 2012.

'Jeopardy!' winner gets probation for sneaking into emails

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 1:19pm

A seven-time "Jeopardy!" winner who taught history at a Michigan college was put on probation Friday for going into the email accounts of professors, administrators and students.

Pop artist Robert Indiana's cause of death 'undetermined'

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 1:07pm

The state medical examiner was unable to determine the cause of pop artist Robert Indiana's death, but the death was not deemed suspicious, a spokesman said on Friday.

The Latest: Robert Indiana's lawyer frustrated over autopsy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 12:57pm

The Latest on the autopsy of "LOVE" pop artist Robert Indiana (all times local):

Rapper Common goes back to school to help teachers

John Carucci, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 11:44am

Rapper Common has won three Grammys, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award but a recent visit to a New York City school was "humbling" — mainly because many of the students were too young to know his music.

Smithsonian gallery explores diversity in US lynchings

Luis Alonso Lugo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 11:03am

The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery acknowledges that people of color have long been missing in the works it exhibits.

Robin Williams artworks, memorabilia to be auctioned

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:05am

Artworks owned by Robin Williams and memorabilia from his career including autographed scripts, awards and props will be auctioned in the fall.

With singer Mary Gauthier, military veterans find a voice

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:03am

There's a date on Josh Geartz's calendar that the former U.S. Army sergeant has been looking forward to for quite some time.

Statue honoring Chris Cornell to be erected in Seattle

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:03am

The late grunge pioneer Chris Cornell will be remembered in the city where he was born.

Widower wins court battle for estate of 'Thorn Birds' author

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 3:15am

An Australian judge ruled on Friday that best-selling author Colleen McCullough's widower was the sole beneficiary of her estate following a bitter court wrangle.

Big move for Big Bird: Sesame Street is entering classrooms

Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 10:57pm

Sesame Street is taking its beloved, critically acclaimed brand of educational television into the highly profitable world of classroom curriculum — a move that experts say could open the door for other companies to move into the sensitive learning space with possible influence on children.