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Obama stops at former high school; speaks with students

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 5:24pm

Michelle Obama visited her old Chicago high school and held a roundtable discussion with some 20 students who had been given excerpts from the former first lady's new memoir.

Catch the cameo: A list of Stan Lee's movie moments

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 3:02pm

Part of the fun in watching Marvel movies was finding out how Stan Lee would make his presence in his famous cameos. Here is a list of them throughout the years.

'This Is Us' season will answer war mysteries, creator says

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 1:26pm

"This Is Us" star Milo Ventimiglia was between scenes on the set in Vietnam, the setting for a critical flashback story about his character Jack's wartime tragedy.

Stan Lee, creator of a galaxy of Marvel superheroes, dies

Andrew Dalton and Dave Zelio, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 12:12pm

Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in Marvel superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday. He was 95.

Family attorney says Marvel giant Stan Lee, the architect of the contemporary comic book, has died at age 95

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 12:08pm

Family attorney says Marvel giant Stan Lee, the architect of the contemporary comic book, has died at age 95.

Actor Douglas Rain, who supplied HAL's voice, dies at 90

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 11:32am

Canadian actor Douglas Rain, who played some of Shakespeare's most intriguing characters onstage but perhaps is best known for supplying the creepily calm voice of the computer HAL in Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" has died at 90.

Mira Sorvino urges #MeToo to do more than 'name and shame'

John Carucci, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 10:09am

Mira Sorvino believes the key to eradicating sexual misconduct lies more in preventative education than in "naming and shaming" perpetrators.

Viola Davis on 'Widows,' MeToo and expressing her femininity

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 9:48am

To Viola Davis, being naked on screen or onstage means more than having your clothes off. It means ridding yourself of self-consciousness and ego. It means exposing yourself.

After musical courtship, Mumford & Sons net perfect producer

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 9:18am

Ever been on a blind date with a rock star? How about four of them?

Michelle Obama memoir is next pick for Winfrey book club

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 6:32am

Michelle Obama's "Becoming," already expected to sell millions of copies, now has the official backing of Oprah Winfrey.

Correction: Lin-Manuel Miranda story

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 11th - 8:05pm

In a story Nov. 11 about the MacDowell artist colony's annual Chairman's Evening, The Associated Press reported erroneously that "Hamilton" playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda would be speaking at the event in Manhattan next month with visual artist Carrie Mae Weems. Playwright Tony Kushner will be appearing with Weems.

Gerard Butler's house 'half-gone,' others await fire's toll

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 11th - 5:30pm

Celebrities whose coastal homes have been damaged or destroyed in a Southern California wildfire or were forced to flee from the flames expressed sympathy and solidarity with less-famous people hurt worse by the state's deadly blazes, and gave their gratitude to firefighters who kept them safe.

Aerosmith's Perry hospitalized after jamming with Billy Joel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 11th - 1:51pm

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has been hospitalized with breathing problems that began after a guest performance with Billy Joel in New York.

'Dr. Seuss' The Grinch' makes off with $66M at box office

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 11th - 12:00pm

You're a mean one — and you're number one — Mr. Grinch.

Bruno Mars to provide Thanksgiving meals for 24K in Hawaii

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 11th - 10:19am

Bruno Mars will mark the end of his massive "24K Magic World Tour" by providing meals to 24,000 Hawaii residents in need for the Thanksgiving holiday.

On SNL, Pete Davidson says sorry to wounded vet he mocked

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 11th - 9:02am

"Saturday Night Live" cast member Pete Davidson has apologized for mocking the appearance of a veteran who lost an eye in Afghanistan.

Homeowners - famous and not - await word of wildfire's toll

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 10th - 1:44pm

Rich or not, famous or not, there was little reprieve Saturday from the California wildfires sweeping through towns as different as the star-filled oceanside enclave of Malibu and the modest communities nearby and in the state's north.

Spice Girls add 5 shows as ticket demand skyrockets

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 10th - 6:03am

It seems British fans can't get enough of the soon-to-be reunited Spice Girls.

Actor Viggo Mortensen apologizes for using racial slur

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 9th - 9:03pm

Actor Viggo Mortensen has apologized for using a racial slur during a panel discussion about his new film "Green Book."

Wildfire torches famed movie site, sends celebrities fleeing

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 9th - 3:17pm

A fast-moving wildfire in Southern California has scorched a historic movie site recently used by the HBO series "Westworld" and forced numerous celebrities to join the thousands fleeing flames that have claimed homes and prompted the total evacuation of the celebrity enclave Malibu.