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Happy Days? Director Ron Howard visits Oklahoma birthplace

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 4:33pm

Oscar-winning movie director Ron Howard says he still feels connected to the Oklahoma town where he was born but never lived, after visiting the now-shuttered hospital of his birth.

Argentine actor in anti-sex abuse video accused of rape

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:51pm

An Argentine television actor who participated in a video asking women to denounce sexual assaults is himself being accused of rape.

Hungarian director Ferenc Kosa, winner in Cannes, dies at 81

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 11:52am

Ferenc Kosa, winner of the best director award at the 1967 Cannes film festival, has died at 81, the Hungarian Academy of Arts said Wednesday.

'Jurassic Park,' 'Shining' added to National Film Registry

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:34am

The National Film Registry is turning 30 and will bring in a new crop of films ranging from dinosaurs' return from extinction, a cowboys-in-love drama and stories showcasing Native Americans.

Timing is perfect for Florida Georgia Line's 1st Grammy nom

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:53am

Country powerhouse duo Florida Georgia Line has been dominating the sound of the genre for eight years and setting historical records in sales, airplay and streaming, and they've finally landed a coveted acknowledgement from the Recording Academy with their first-ever Grammy nomination.

Breakthrough Entertainer: 'Insecure' star Natasha Rothwell

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:50am

Natasha Rothwell claims she is shy in real life, but her scene-stealing supporting roles in HBO's hit show "Insecure" and the film "Love, Simon" have proven otherwise.

List of nominees for 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:45am

A list of the nominees for the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, announced Wednesday in West Hollywood, California:

2018 Breakthrough Entertainer: Country singer Kane Brown

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:29am

Kane Brown wasn't sure he was going to make it. But there was one thing he was certain about: He was never going to give up.

Robert Caro reflects on his career in upcoming book

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 6:09am

Robert Caro's next book isn't his fifth and final volume on Lyndon Johnson or like anything he has done before.

In Iceland, 13 'Yule Lads' come to town to herald Christmas

Egill Bjarnason, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 5:39am

The people of northern Iceland have had their travel plans disrupted with a record high snowfall this December. Roads have been shut, flights cancelled and school suspended.

Marilyn Monroe memorabilia auction fetches more than $1.6M

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 4:54am

An auction of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia has earned more than $1.6 million, including $120,000 paid for a touring version of the actress' iconic white dress from "The Seven Year Itch."

'A Star Is Born' tops SAG Awards nominations, snubs abound

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 1:11am

"A Star Is Born" led nominations for the 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards with four nods including best ensemble on Wednesday, firmly establishing Bradley Cooper's romantic revival as this year's Academy Awards front runner.

Oprah Winfrey praises Toni Morrison at Manhattan dinner gala

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 8:54pm

Oprah Winfrey was in town to praise one of her idols, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison.

Beyonce! Hillary! India revels in a very big wedding

Emily Schmall, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 6:03pm

In a season of big Indian weddings, the Wednesday marriage of the scions of two billionaire families might be the biggest of them all.

Michelle Obama surprises Detroit students at Motown Museum

Mike Householder, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 3:39pm

Michelle Obama surprised a group of Detroit college students, walking in as the young men of color took part in a roundtable discussion on education at the Motown Museum.

Some old favorites - very old - reappear on television

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 1:20pm

Some of last week's most popular television programs are much older than most of the people who watched them.

Aaron Sorkin hits Broadway with an iconic courtroom drama

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 1:09pm

Aaron Sorkin is a huge fan of courtroom dramas, both as a reader and as a watcher. His first Broadway play was the swashbuckling military justice story, "A Few Good Men," and he's returned with another legal thriller this winter. But this time he had to shake off a real courtroom drama.

2018 Breakthrough: John David Washington, 'Black KkKlansman'

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 1:09pm

John David Washington comes from a strong acting lineage, but he has carved out his own identity as a powerful actor, earning a Golden Globe nomination and generating Oscar buzz for his standout role in Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman."

Golding's 'Crazy Rich Asians' stardom lands him more roles

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 12:59pm

Even though Henry Golding garnered instant fame from starring in the smash hit "Crazy Rich Asians," the British-Malaysian actor isn't sure if he'll ever eclipse his meteoric success in the box-office hit.

Cannibal Corpse guitarist charged with burglary, assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 12:57pm

Authorities say the lead guitarist for the death metal band Cannibal Corpse broke into a Florida house and tried to attack a deputy.