Arts and entertainment

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2020, file photo Chief Digital Officer, ViacomCBS, and CEO and President, CBS Interactive, Marc DeBoise speaks at the Executive Presentation during the CBS TCA Winter 2020 Press Tour at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, Calif. ViacomCBS is planning a new streaming service that incorporates the existing CBS All Access platform and adds content from Viacom brands like MTV and BET as well as Paramount movies. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
February 20, 2020 - 12:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — ViacomCBS is planning a new streaming service that will combine the existing CBS All Access service with Paramount movies and shows from Viacom channels such as MTV and BET. The move had been expected since CBS and Viacom combined in August to better compete in the increasingly...
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In this Sept. 5, 1983, file photo, Guion Bluford, Jr., shuttle Challenger mission specialist, is shown in portrait on returning to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The documentary "Black in Space: Breaking the Color Barrier" is scheduled to air on the Smithsonian Channel on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, and examines the race to get black astronauts into space. (AP photo, File)
February 20, 2020 - 11:30 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In 1959, Ronald Erwin McNair walked into a South Carolina library. The 9-year-old aspiring astronaut wanted to check out a calculus book, but a librarian threatened to call the police if he didn't leave. McNair was black. Years later, McNair was selected to become only the...
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February 20, 2020 - 10:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A new book publishing imprint will be a platform for the podcasts of iHeart Radio. The imprint, announced Thursday, is called Stuff You Should Read: An iHeartBook, and is a partnership with Flatiron Books. The first release is scheduled for Sept. 29. It's called “Stuff You Should...
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This book covered released by HarperCollins shows “Battlegrounds” by Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster. The book, by President Donald Trump's second national security adviser, will come out on April 28, 2020. (HarperCollins via AP)
February 20, 2020 - 10:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A book by Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, President Donald Trump's second national security adviser, will have a book out April 28. First announced in the summer of 2018, “Battlegrounds” will focus on national security and foreign policy, including his contentious time with Trump. In...
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New 20 pound notes are displayed in front of a self portrait of JMW Turner during a photo opportunity at the Tate Britain in London, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. The new 20 pound note featuring the artist JMW Turner enters circulation on Feb. 20. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
February 20, 2020 - 7:25 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's new 20-pound (about $29) note went into circulation Thursday — one that replaces the image of a pioneering economist with a battered warship being towed away for scrap. The polymer banknote replaces a paper predecessor bearing the image of 18th-century economist Adam Smith...
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February 19, 2020 - 9:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington publication The Hill issued a lengthy report on Wednesday finding fault with several articles by journalist John Solomon that it published last year and were used as discredited narratives by President Donald Trump and many of his supporters in their fight against...
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In this 2018 photo provided by Victoria "V.E." Schwab, the author poses for a portrait. Schwab, who writes adult and young adult novels, says she doesn't change her style or vocabulary: The difference is in her mindset. For her “Shades of Magic” series and other books, she inhabits her 17-year-old self, a “pretty angry teenager.” For “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue," an adult story coming in October about a woman who endures and is ignored for centuries, she is closer to the person she is now. ( Jenna Maurice/Victoria “V.E.” Schwab via AP)
February 19, 2020 - 8:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After gaining millions of young readers for her “Divergent” fantasy series, Veronica Roth decided she and her characters were ready for the next phase — a novel for adults. “I grew up on stories like ‘Dune’ and ‘Harry Potter,’ and ‘Ender’s Game' about people who shoulder burdens...
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This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz, in a scene from "Sonic the Hedgehog ." (Paramount Pictures/Sega of America via AP)
February 19, 2020 - 8:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The redesigned “Sonic the Hedgehog” showed plenty of teeth at the box office, speeding to a $57 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday, while “Parasite” saw one of the largest post-Oscars bumps in years following its best picture win. Paramount Pictures' “Sonic the...
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A police officer guards outside a Hollywood Hills home where a fatal shooting occurred on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
February 19, 2020 - 8:19 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pop Smoke, a rising Brooklyn rapper who had a breakout year of hit songs and albums that made some of the biggest names in hip-hop his fans and collaborators, was fatally shot during a break-in Wednesday at a Hollywood Hills home, his label said. “We are devastated by the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 4, 2019, file photo, Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Dark Phoenix." Lawrence will star in the Adam McKay comedy “Don't Look Up” for Netflix. The streaming giant on Wednesday announced that it acquired the the project. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
February 19, 2020 - 7:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lawrence will star in the Adam McKay comedy “Don't Look Up” for Netflix. The streaming giant on Wednesday announced that it acquired the the project. McKay, who wrote the script, will direct the film about two low-level astronomers who go on a media tour to warn of an...
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