Animation and comics

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2017, file photo, Central Florida center Tacko Fall (24) is introduced before an NCAA college basketball game against Cincinnati, in Orlando, Fla. The tallest player in college basketball strolls the campus at UCF _ not your traditional basketball power. But anybody in the NBA or college hoops who doesn't know 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall should get up to speed on the 21-year-old from Senegal. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay, File)
November 08, 2017 - 2:18 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tacko Fall can never hide. The tallest man in college basketball was walking from the University of Central Florida student union to his dormitory one recent morning, waiting for the light to change at an intersection when a driver — perhaps under the illusion that there's more...
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This image released by CBS shows Judd Hirsch, left, and Jermaine Fowler in a scene from the new comedy series, "Superior Donuts," beginning its second season on Monday. (Michael Yarish/CBS via AP)
October 27, 2017 - 9:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jermaine Fowler is plenty pleased with his new CBS sitcom, "Superior Donuts." A midseason entry last February, it starts its first full season Monday (9 p.m. Eastern), and Fowler is jazzed to be back. On the show, he plays a young go-getter reluctantly hired by a pastry chef who,...
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This image released by CBS shows characters from the animated special, “Michael Jackson’s Halloween,” airing Friday on CBS. (CBS via AP)
October 25, 2017 - 10:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Here's a chance to trick or treat with the eyes and ears. Catch "Michael Jackson's Halloween," a for-all-ages animated special airing Friday at 8 p.m. Eastern on CBS. It costumes Halloween as a life-affirming way to explore hopes and dreams. "This is just for fun," summed up John...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif. New York state's top prosecutor has launched a civil rights investigation into The Weinstein Co. following sexual assault allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the probe Monday. His office says it issued a subpoena seeking all company records (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
October 23, 2017 - 8:03 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a civil rights investigation on Monday into The Weinstein Co. following sexual harassment and assault allegations against its co-founder, Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. As part of the investigation, the prosecutor's office...
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In this Dec. 6, 2016 photo, Gord Downie speaks during a ceremony honoring him at the AFN Special Chiefs assembly in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. Downie, the poetic lead singer of the Tragically Hip whose determined fight with brain cancer inspired a nation, has died. He was 53. Downie died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, "with his beloved children and family close by," the band said in a statement on its website Wednesday morning. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 18, 2017 - 8:14 pm
KINGSTON, Ontario (AP) — Gord Downie, who made himself part of Canada's national identity with songs about hockey and small towns as lead singer and songwriter of iconic rock band The Tragically Hip, has died at age 53 after a battle with brain cancer. A statement on the band's website said he died...
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Author George Saunders of the United States with his book 'Lincoln in the Bardo' during a photocall with all six shortlisted authors of the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, in London, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. The winner of the award will be announced Tuesday at a ceremony in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
October 17, 2017 - 5:11 pm
LONDON (AP) — American author George Saunders won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday with "Lincoln in the Bardo," a polyphonic symphony of a novel about restless souls adrift in the afterlife. The book is based on a real visit President Abraham Lincoln made in 1862 to the body of...
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This photo provided by Mattel, Inc. shows the new Steam Team appearing in the 2018 series of "Thomas and Friends: Big World! Big Adventures!" Formerly six boys and one girl, the new team will have three girls and four boys. (Mattel, Inc. via AP)
October 14, 2017 - 11:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Girls are finally getting a bigger role in Thomas the Tank Engine's boy-dominated world. Mattel, the toy maker that owns the Thomas brand, will add two female main characters to the "Thomas & Friends" TV series next year. Nia and Rebecca will appear in each episode and help fix...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2015 file photo, Roy Price, head of Amazon Studios, participates in the "Hand of God" panel at the Amazon Summer TCA Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Amazon says Price is on leave following allegations of sexual harassment. In a statement Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, Amazon says Price's leave of absence is effective immediately. The decision came hours after The Hollywood Reporter published a producer's detailed claims of harassment by Price. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
October 13, 2017 - 10:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 10:30 p.m. An Amazon series from Robert De Niro, Julianne Moore and director David O. Russell is being scrapped because of Hollywood's sexual harassment scandal. The actors and Russell released a...
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This image released by Adult Swim shows "The Walking Dead," characters Glenn, left, and Rick, in a parody of the series on "Robot Chicken," airing Sunday at midnight. (Adult Swim via AP)
October 06, 2017 - 10:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Chickens clucking the doleful "Walking Dead" theme offer up an early hint that what's ahead will be offbeat and funny. "The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who's Walking" (which airs Sunday at midnight Eastern time on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim) teams "Robot Chicken"...
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Books written by British writer Kazuo Ishiguro are on display at a bookstore in Tokyo, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki but raised and educated in England. He was awarded the Nobel Prize on Thursday. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
October 06, 2017 - 5:06 am
TOKYO (AP) — His kindergarten teacher recalls Kazuo Ishiguro as a quiet boy who liked to read books. The British writer left Japan at a young age, but his birthplace became part of his artistic approach, which was recognized this week with the Nobel Prize in literature. "It's like a dream come true...
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