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Philippines contestant Catriona Gray named Miss Universe

Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 10:27pm

The Philippines' Catriona Gray was named Miss Universe 2018 in a competition concluding Monday in Bangkok, besting contestants from 93 other countries and delighting her home country.

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

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 9:15pm

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.

Offset interruption of Cardi B at Rolling Loud spurs outrage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 4:46pm

Cardi B is asking the public to not bash Offset, who became the target of internet outrage after he interrupted her set at the Rolling Loud Festival in Los Angeles Saturday night and asked her to get back together with him.

'Spider-Verse' swings to the top; 'Mortal Engines' tanks

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 12:41pm

"Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" swung to the top of the domestic box office in its first weekend in theaters, proving that there is widespread audience interest in big screen animated versions of Marvel's marquee superheroes.

Police visit 'Saturday Night Live' star after Instagram post

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 9:37pm

New York City police were concerned about Pete Davidson after he wrote "I don't want to be on this earth anymore" on Instagram. And they visited the "Saturday Night Live" star to make sure he was OK.

Disney actor Stoney Westmoreland fired after arrest in Salt Lake

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 6:11pm

Disney Channel actor Stoney Westmoreland has been fired after he was arrested in Salt Lake City for allegedly attempting to have a sexual relationship with an online acquaintance he believed was 13 years old.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 12:38pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Toni Braxton is in the holiday spirit with Lifetime movie

Gary Gerard Hamilton, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 9:49am

Toni Braxton has been nominated for Grammys again for her latest album, but these days the singer is also focusing on acting — and flexing her producing muscles.

Putin says rap should be controlled in Russia, not banned

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 6:45am

Alarmed by the growing popularity of rap among Russian youth, President Vladimir Putin wants cultural leaders to devise a means of controlling, rather than banning, the popular music.

1947 best-picture Oscar sells for nearly $500,000 at auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 5:45pm

One Academy Award trophy sold for nearly $500,000 and the second for well over $200,000 in a rare auction of Oscars that ended Friday in Los Angeles.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 4:18pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Comedian Lange avoids jail time despite positive drug test

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 11:58am

A judge has spared comedian Artie Lange jail time even though he tested positive for cocaine and amphetamine.

With blockbuster effects, Peter Jackson brings WWI to life

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 11:54am

Peter Jackson has used digital wizardry to conjure J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth and King Kong's 1930s New York, but he has now — in perhaps his most acclaimed film — employed all his technical powers to bring to life the Western Front of the first World War.

CBS replacing head of struggling morning show

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 9:45am

CBS News is replacing the top executive at "CBS This Morning," which has struggled to maintain its footing since Charlie Rose was fired a year ago on sexual misconduct charges.

Top TV moments: 'Roseanne,' Oprah's speech, message funerals

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 8:59am

It was a remarkably dramatic year on television, with much of it unscripted.

2018 Breakthrough: Awkwafina of 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 8:46am

Awkwafina became a household name this summer, stealing scenes from the likes of Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock in the heist movie "Ocean's 8" and then as a standout in the cultural phenomenon that was "Crazy Rich Asians."

Royals reveal the images on their Christmas cards

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 8:09am

British officials have released the photos chosen by members of the royal family for their Christmas cards.

School defends expulsion of Wade family friend

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 7:57am

A South Florida prep school at the center of a dispute over the expulsion of a student who is friends with NBA star Dwayne Wade and actress Gabrielle Union says its handbook explicitly states that any student who uses profanity toward a staff member will be expelled.

Kanye reignites Drake feud on Twitter, alleges threats

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 6:52am

Kanye West is not sending Christmas cheer to Drake.

Historian lays out vision for new Holocaust museum in Warsaw

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 6:48am

The Warsaw Ghetto Museum should be an ambitious state-of-the art facility —"the major Holocaust museum in Poland" — when it opens in 2023, its newly appointed chief historian said Friday.