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NEW YORK (AP) — World premiere works from David Mamet and David Yazbek as well as a musical for kids by the co-composer of "Frozen" are some of the highlights of the Atlantic Theater Company's upcoming season. The respected off-Broadway company unveiled its slate of 2016-17...
LONDON (AP) — Oscar-winning actress and activist Angelina Jolie has been appointed a visiting professor at one of Britain's most prestigious universities. The London School of Economics announced Monday that Jolie will be working with students studying for a master's degree in...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of "The Shield" actor Michael Jace (all times local): 10:55 a.m. Jury selection has begun in the murder trial of an actor who played a police officer on the television series "The Shield." Michael Jace turned himself in two years...
NEW YORK (AP) — A Texas woman who spontaneously donned a Chewbacca mask she bought for a Facebook video says she feels like she deserves a gold medal after the post garnered more than 135 million views. Candace Payne tells ABC's "Good Morning America" that the mask that emits...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An original animator's desk from Walt Disney Studios and a vintage Mickey Mouse doll signed by Walt Disney are among the items up for bid next month in an online auction of rare Disney memorabilia. The website of Van Eaton Galleries lists more than 700 items...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A star of the reality show "Pawn Stars" is taking a plea deal that could spare him jail time in a case stemming from the discovery of guns, marijuana and other drugs at his Las Vegas home. Austin Lee Russell, known as "Chumlee" on the TV series, told a judge...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Television is mostly entertaining, sometimes enlightening and, occasionally, can make a difference. The sitcom "Fresh Off the Boat" hits all the marks. Because of it, along with ABC siblings "black-ish" and "Dr. Ken" (and, at CW, "Jane the Virgin"), network TV...
NEW YORK (AP) — Dan Rather will host an hour-long television special in two weeks on five musicians who have died within the past 13 months, featuring his own interview with the late Merle Haggard. The special also focuses on Prince, David Bowie, Natalie Cole and B.B. King and...
NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama dined in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Monday with CNN personality Anthony Bourdain, whose "Parts Unknown" food travelogue is one of the network's most popular nonfiction series. Bourdain met with Obama to discuss the purpose of Obama's trip to Asia...