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This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Taron Egerton in "Kingsman: The Golden Circle." (Giles Keyte/Twentieth Century Fox via AP)
October 02, 2017 - 8:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a Monday box office twist, "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" landed in the top spot after Sunday estimates had pegged the film for third place behind "It" and the new Tom Cruise sequel "American Made." The race was tight between the three films nonetheless. In its second week in...
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This combination photo shows Carly Simon, left, at the Oceana's Partners Award Gala on Oct. 30, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. and Scarlett Johansson at the 71st annual Tony Awards in New York on June 11, 2017. Simon and Johansson are among the celebrities whose family histories are explored on PBS’ “Finding Your Roots.” (AP Photo/File)
October 02, 2017 - 6:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If there's a bigger cheerleader for genealogy research than Henry Louis Gates Jr. it's unlikely they're nearly as well-connected. The prominent Harvard professor once again lures the famous and celebrated to PBS' "Finding Your Roots," which shares their ancestry and family...
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October 02, 2017 - 3:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS has fired a corporate lawyer who said on social media about the Las Vegas mass shooting that she wasn't sympathetic because "country music fans often are Republican gun-toters." The network said Monday that Hayley Geftman-Gold had violated the company's standards by expressing...
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FILE - This Tuesday, July 19, 2016, file photo shows the Google logo at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google said Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, it is ending its so-called "first click free," a policy loathed by many publishers and media because it required a limited amount of free content from them before readers could be subjected to a paywall. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
October 02, 2017 - 2:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Google is ending a decade-old policy that required publishers to provide some free stories to Google users —though it's not clear how many readers will even notice, at least for the moment. Publishers had been required to provide at least three free stories a day under the search...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2016 file photo, Quvenzhané Wallis arrives at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. Wallis is releasing two children's books: "Shai & Emmie Star in Break an Egg! ," which chronicles the lives of two best friends at a performing arts school, and "A Night Out with Mama," a picture book inspired by her experience at the Oscars. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
October 02, 2017 - 2:44 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Quvenzhane Wallis, whose stunning portrayal of Hushpuppy in "Beasts of the Southern Wild" earned her an Oscar nomination at age 9, is launching a new career path. The now 14-year-old is adding author to her resume. On Oct. 3, through Simon and Schuster, Wallis is releasing two...
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In this combination photo of images released by Playboy, Marilyn Monroe appears on the cover of the December 1953 issue, top row from left, Janet Pilgrim appears on the cover of the July 1955 issue, Donna Michelle appears on the cover of the May 1964 issue, Turid Lundberg appears on the cover of the June 1965 issue, and bottom row from left, Barbi Benton appears on the cover of the July 1969 issue, Anna Nicole Smith appears on the cover of the June 1993 issue, Jenny McCarthy appears on the cover of the January 2005 issue and Pamela Anderson appears on the cover of the January/February 2016 issue. Hugh Hefner, who died Wednesday at 91, remained the final arbiter of Playboy spreads and which women rose to Playmate. (Playboy via AP)
October 02, 2017 - 2:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Think what you think about Hugh Hefner and his magazine but know one thing is certain: The only arbiter of the It factor for all those women who made the centerfolds was Hef himself. "I was at times reprimanded for shaking things up too much," recalled photographer Josh Ryan, who...
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This cover image released by BMG shows "In///Parallel," the latest release by Dhani Harrison. (BMG via AP)
October 02, 2017 - 2:17 pm
Dhani Harrison, "In Parallel" (BMG) Put away your "here comes the son" puns. On his album "In Parallel," Dhani Harrison doesn't hide from — nor does he duplicate — the sounds of his late father, George Harrison. The younger Harrison builds on the legacy in a way that seems at once familiar,...
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This image released by ABC shows Miles Brown, left, and Marsai Martin in a scene from the season four premiere episode of "black-ish," premiering Tuesday, Oct. 3. (Kelsey McNeal/ABC via AP)
October 02, 2017 - 2:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If Juneteenth fails to ring a bell, the season debut episode of ABC's "black-ish" should fix that. With animation, musical numbers and help from The Roots and Aloe Blacc, the sitcom delves into the holiday that marks June 19, 1865, the date on which a Union Army general ordered...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Ryan Gosling in a scene from "Blade Runner 2049." (Stephen Vaughan/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
October 02, 2017 - 1:04 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was dawn on the set of "Blade Runner 2049" and Harrison Ford and director Denis Villeneuve were swimming back to the shore together after an all-night shoot in a million-gallon water tank. It was cold in the water. It was cold outside. And it was just one night out of a dozen...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2017 file photo, Jess Carson, from left, Mark Wystrach, and Cameron Duddy, of the musical group Midland, arrive at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. The trio said they have been inspired by all eras of music, from Nirvana and Paul Simon to Hank Williams Sr. and Otis Redding. Wystrach, the lead singer, said they wanted to write songs that stood the test of time and weren’t disposable. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
October 02, 2017 - 10:28 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — On a recent Saturday night backstage at the 125-year-old Ryman Auditorium, the members of the new country trio Midland have stacks of their debut album, "On the Rocks," spread out around their dressing room waiting for their signatures. They also have about six kinds of...
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