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'The Crown' producers say sorry to stars after pay dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 12:28pm

Producers of the Netflix drama "The Crown" apologized Tuesday to actors Claire Foy and Matt Smith over the revelation that Foy was paid less than her male co-star.

Drumroll please: It's Sir Ringo as ex-Beatle knighted

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 12:22pm

Call him Sir Ringo now, or Sir Richard to be more precise. Either way, it's a fitting honor for the former Beatles drummer, who has waited decades for the recognition.

Cash-strapped museum urges judge to OK contentious art sale

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 12:22pm

An attorney for a cash-strapped Massachusetts museum has urged a judge on the state's highest court to quickly sign off on a plan that will allow it to sell dozens of pieces of art.

Twitter: 'Black Panther' is most tweeted about movie ever

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 11:39am

The pop culture sensation "Black Panther" has set another record: most tweeted about movie ever.

Erratic Chicano writer who vanished focus of new documentary

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 9:26am

Oscar Zeta Acosta, a volatile Mexican-American writer who was the real-life inspiration for Hunter S. Thompson's Dr. Gonzo in "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," is the focus of a new VOCES/PBS documentary.

Renee Zellweger transforms into Judy Garland for film

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 9:24am

Renee Zellweger has transformed her looks and is working on her singing skills as she starts a new film about Judy Garland.

Thomas Pynchon receiving $100,000 prize from arts academy

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 6:59am

Thomas Pynchon is receiving a $100,000 prize this spring from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. But that doesn't mean he'll turn up to accept it.

'Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller set for early prison release

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:18am

Former "Dance Moms" reality TV star Abby Lee Miller is set to be released from prison early.

Spring-themed cake for Prince Harry, Meghan's spring wedding

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:12am

Lemon, elderflower, fresh flower decorations: The cake for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's May wedding will be appropriately spring-themed.

South Korean K-Pop singers to perform in North Korea

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 3:38am

South Korea said Tuesday it will send a 160-member artistic group to North Korea, including about 10 celebrated K-Pop singers, for rare concerts there.

Egypt's censors lift ban on play 'Before The Revolution'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 1:18am

Egypt's state censors have allowed the performance of a socially critical play they had prohibited on the day of its Cairo premiere.

New York's governor orders review of 2015 Weinstein case

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 9:12pm

New York's governor on Monday ordered the state attorney general to review a 2015 decision by Manhattan prosecutors to not pursue a sex abuse case against Harvey Weinstein.

The Latest: DA: Prosecutors properly handled Weinstein case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 7:01pm

The Latest on Time's Up calling for a probe into the Manhattan District Attorney's office (all times local):

Woman says Steven Seagal sexually assaulted her at audition

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 6:34pm

A woman on Monday said she was a 17-year-old model and aspiring actress when Steven Seagal sexually assaulted her at a supposed casting session at a Beverly Hills hotel room in 2002.

Singer Trey Songz arrested on allegations of punching woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 6:14pm

Police say R&B singer Trey Songz has been arrested on suspicion of punching a woman at a Los Angeles party.

Correction: Film-Tomb Raider-Fitness story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:48pm

In a story March 16 about Alicia Vikander's preparations for the new "Tomb Raider" film, The Associated Press reported erroneously that trainer and nutritionist Magnus Lygdback worked with Gal Gadot on "Wonder Woman." He is training Gadot for the upcoming sequel, but did not work with the actress on the original film.

Comedy Central's Klepper gathers with gun activists

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:40pm

Comedy Central's Jordan Klepper is planning a slumber party for young activists pushing for action on gun control.

Country music journalist Hazel Smith dies at age 83

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:16pm

Country music journalist, publicist and songwriter Hazel Smith has died. She was 83.

The Latest: Seagal lawyer says sex assault allegations false

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 2:30pm

The Latest on sexual misconduct allegations against actor Steven Seagal (all times local):

Tribeca to hold 'Schindler's List,' 'Scarface' reunions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 1:04pm

The 25th anniversary of Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List" and the 35th anniversary of Brian De Palma's "Scarface" will be celebrated with reunion screenings at the Tribeca Film Festival.