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Whitehead, Desmond receive medals from library association

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 5:31pm

Colson Whitehead's latest honor is a thank-you from the country's libraries.

Matt Damon says he'll pitch clean water to Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 2:51pm

Matt Damon took the cause of clean water to the Sundance Film Festival, where he said he's hoping to pitch Donald Trump on the issue.

Trump's 'war with the media' raises questions of trust

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 2:32pm

Donald Trump's "running war" on the media is continuing into his presidency, with statements over the weekend calling into question the extent to which information from the White House can be trusted.

Madonna defends her anti-Trump speech at women's march

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 2:21pm

Madonna is defending her fiery, expletive-laden speech at the women's march, saying her words were "taken wildly out of context."

Dee Rees' American odyssey 'Mudbound' captivates Sundance

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 1:31pm

Director Dee Rees wanted to get to the big questions in her enthralling period epic "Mudbound." Specifically: What is it to be a citizen and what is it to fight for a country that doesn't fight for you? The film, which premiered Saturday night at the Sundance Film Festival, had audiences raving and some already speculating about Oscar chances.

Alec Baldwin's Trump wasn't on 'SNL,' but mock-Putin was

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 11:11pm

Maybe Alec Baldwin was busy. Maybe "Saturday Night Live" figured viewers had seen plenty of President Donald Trump for real this inauguration weekend.

Country star Crystal Gayle inducted in Grand Ole Opry

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 8:51pm

Country music legend Crystal Gayle was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, nearly a half-century after she first walked onto its stage to perform as a teenager.

Cyberattack on Sundance briefly shutters box office

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 7:31pm

Representatives for the Sundance Film Festival say that their network systems were subject to a cyberattack that caused its box offices to shut down briefly Saturday afternoon.

A-list celebs out in force for anti-Trump women's marches

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 5:31pm

If you wondered where many of Hollywood's A-list celebrities had gone during President Donald Trump's inauguration, you didn't have to wonder any longer on Saturday, when scores of them showed up at huge women's marches in Washington and other cities to send the new president a pointed message that he was in for a fight — and that, as so many signs said, women's rights are human rights.

Nielsen: 31 million viewers saw Trump's swearing-in

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 3:44pm

Nielsen estimates 31 million viewers watched TV coverage of President Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday.

'Before I Fall' explores Groundhog Day themes, for teens

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 11:40am

"Before I Fall" begins by telling the audience that you're watching the last day of its heroine's life. Yes, 17-year-old Samantha (Zoey Deutch) is about to die. You don't know when, or where, or how it'll happen, but after it does, she wakes up again in her bed, sweaty and disoriented, to find that she has to live that same day over again. And again. And again.

Maggie Roche of The Roches sister vocal trio dies at 65

Frazier Moore, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 11:21am

Maggie Roche, the folk-rock singer-songwriter who since the mid-1970s had performed and recorded as a trio and in pairs with her two sisters, has died.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 9:01am

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

S. Korean minister arrested over artist blacklist allegation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 5:20am

South Korean prosecutors on Saturday arrested President Park Geun-hye's culture minister and her former top presidential adviser over allegations that they blacklisted artists critical of the government.

Trump feted by Tony Orlando, Jackie Evancho at inauguration

Jill Colvin and Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:11pm

Donald and Melania Trump were feted at their inaugural balls by the Rockettes and by singer Tony Orlando, who sang his famous "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree."

Premiere of 'A Dog's Purpose' canceled amid treatment issue

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:50pm

This weekend's premiere of "A Dog's Purpose" has been canceled following the release of a video that appears to show a frightened dog being forced into churning water during production of the film.

Harry Belafonte talks Trump, women's march, peaceful protest

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:02pm

Entertainer and activist Harry Belafonte, who's been advising organizers of Saturday's Women's March on Washington, says peaceful protest is the best way to show political leaders that the electorate is paying attention.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:21pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Inauguration coverage shows deep divisions remain

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 2:20pm

The media brought a reverence for history and ceremony to its coverage of President Donald Trump's inaugural on Friday, yet deep divisions exposed in the campaign that brought him there weren't far from the surface.

LaBeouf leads with 'will not divide us' on Inauguration Day

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 2:01pm

On Inauguration Day, actor Shia LaBeouf led a group of teenagers with the chant: "He will not divide us."