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Sandra Bullock's Oscars host solution: Call on random actors

John Carucci, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 10:44am

Sandra Bullock has an impromptu idea for how to solve the Oscars host problem, and it involves a lot of improvisation.

Olivia Newton-John memoir coming out in US in 2019

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

Olivia Newton-John's autobiography, released last fall in her longtime home Australia, comes out in the U.S. in 2019.

Author Alice Walker criticized for support of writer's book

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 9:44am

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Alice Walker and The New York Times are drawing fire after she praised an author who critics say expresses anti-Semitism and is a conspiracy theorist.

Milan to showcase da Vinci to mark 500 years since his death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 8:04am

The Ambrosian Library in Milan is planning a series of exhibitions to commemorate the 500-year anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death, including the display of the most important pages of the Renaissance genius' Atlantic Codex.

Shirley MacLaine to receive AARP Movies for Grownups honor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 6:08am

Actor Shirley MacLaine will receive AARP the Magazine's lifetime achievement honor at the Movies for Grownups Awards next year.

Romanian-Canadian singer dies after car plunges into Danube

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 4:57am

Anca Pop, a Romanian-Canadian singer-songwriter, has died after her car plunged into the Danube River. She was 34.

Keillor back in spotlight after sexual misconduct allegation

Jeff Baenen, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 10:48pm

Garrison Keillor looked comfortable on the small stage as he sang Christmas lullabies, told off-color limericks and spun a tale about a lutefisk dinner at the fictitious Lake Wobegon.

'Tonight Show' to air episode in Puerto Rico with 'Hamilton'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 6:44pm

Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" will air an episode next year from Puerto Rico including an exclusive performance with Lin-Manuel Miranda reprising his role in "Hamilton."

Rapper T.I.: No contest to violating ban on public cursing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 6:03pm

Rapper T.I. is paying a $300 fine after pleading no contest to violating a local law in Georgia that prohibits public cursing.

'Roma,' 'Burning' among foreign language Oscar contenders

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 4:55pm

A number of Oscar hopefuls just got one step closer to a nomination with Monday's reveal of nine Academy Awards shortlists, including best foreign language film where Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" and Lee Chang-dong's thriller "Burning" are among nine films in consideration.

'Fresh Prince' star sues maker of video games over his dance

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 4:10pm

"The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro is suing the creators of Fortnite and NBA 2K for using his famous dance on the popular video games.

Detective sues Netflix over 'Making a Murderer' series

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 3:58pm

A former detective is suing the filmmakers who produced the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" alleging the documentary defamed him.

Chelsea Clinton working on book about endangered animals

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 11:38am

Chelsea Clinton's career as a children's author continues with a picture book about endangered animals.

Review: 'Transformers' gets a great savior in 'Bumblebee'

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 9:41am

male-driven, mindless spectaculars with sophomoric humor. How can it be saved? Just hand the keys over to some talented women.

Garth Brooks adds 2nd Minneapolis show at governor's request

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 9:23am

Country superstar Garth Brooks says Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is why he's adding a second concert when he visits Minneapolis.

Top of mind: 'Justice' is Merriam-Webster's word of the year

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 8:29am

Racial justice. Obstruction of justice. Social justice. The Justice Department. Merriam-Webster has chosen "justice" as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle over months and months.

Actor Geoffrey Rush accused of sexual misconduct

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 8:28am

"Orange Is the New Black" actress Yael Stone alleged actor Geoffrey Rush engaged in sexually inappropriate behavior when they starred in "The Diary of a Madman" in 2010.

Country band Alabama mark 50 years with new tour

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 8:01am

Country band Alabama will mark their 50th year together with a new tour in 2019, more than a year after founding member Jeff Cook announced that he has Parkinson's disease.

Meghan's father Thomas Markle appeals to her to call home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 6:38am

Thomas Markle appealed to his daughter Meghan to call home, saying Monday they hadn't spoken since her wedding to Prince Harry in May.

Jeff Bridges to receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at Globes

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 6:24am

Jeff Bridges may have once been considered as one of Hollywood's most underappreciated actors, but next month's Golden Globe Awards will showcase his life and illustrious career next month by bestowing him one of its highest honors.