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Chris Cornell’s wife writes note: ‘I know that was not you’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Cornell’s widow has penned a letter addressed to the late Soundgarden frontman days after he took his own life. Vicky Cornell writes in the note published online by Billboard on Wednesday that she’s sorry she didn’t “see what happened to you that night.” ...

FILE - This is a April 22, 1996   file photo of veteran British actor Roger Moore, poses for a portrait,  in the Studio City section of Los Angeles.  Roger Moore's family said Tuesday May 23, 2017 that the  former James Bond star has died after a short battle with cancer ?(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello/ File)

Roger Moore, star of 7 James Bond films, dies at 89

LONDON (AP) — Roger Moore, the suavely insouciant star of seven James Bond films, has died in Switzerland. He was 89. The British actor died Tuesday after a short battle with cancer, according to a family statement posted on Moore’s official Twitter account. “We know our own love and ...

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2014 file photo, Billy Bush arrives at the Operation Smile's 2014 Smile Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif.  Bush, who was fired after an old video emerged of him engaging in offensive sex talk with then ÒApprenticeÓ host Donald Trump, says heÕs a better man now and ready to get back into television. In an interview posted Sunday, May 21, 2017, Bush told The Hollywood Reporter the past seven months have Òbeen a roller coasterÓ beginning with saying sorry to his three daughters.  (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Billy Bush says he’s ready to get back into television

NEW YORK (AP) — Former “Today” co-host Billy Bush says he’s a better man and ready to get back into television seven months after being fired from his job at NBC following the release of a videotape in which he can be heard engaging in lewd talk with Donald Trump. In an interview ...

DJ Khaled calls former Sony executive L.A. Reid a ‘legend’

LAS VEGAS — L.A. Reid is no longer with Sony’s Epic Records, but DJ Khaled believes the former chairman will bounce back in no time. “L.A. Reid, he a legend. I’m sure he got some amazing things about to happen. You know nothing but love for L.A. Reid,” said DJ Khaled at Sunday’s ...

Rebel Wilson’s defamation trial against publisher begins

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rebel Wilson was devastated by a series of magazine articles that she says painted her as a liar and subsequently cost her roles in Hollywood, a lawyer for the actress said Monday. Wilson is suing Australian publisher Bauer Media for defamation over several ...

Judge confirms Prince’s 6 siblings as heirs to his estate

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge confirmed Prince’s six siblings to be his rightful heirs in a ruling released Friday, bringing them a big step closer to collecting their shares of the music legend’s multimillion-dollar estate. Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide formally declared that ...

Inarritu debuts groundbreaking VR exhibit at Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — You walk along a high metal fence that once divided Arizona and Mexico and into a small holding cell where you are asked to take off your shoes and socks. All around you are the abandoned shoes of migrants who have been arrested by the border patrol. When a red light ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: Today my sister and I were looking at dresses at our local J.C. Penney. I can’t remember a more frustrating visit to what I had considered a go-to store for my needs. We had to go through three departments to find a clerk. She was from the shoe department but was more than willing ...

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2013 file photo, Chris Cornell of Soundgarden performs during the band's concert at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. Cornell, 52, who gained fame as the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, died at a hotel in Detroit and police said Thursday, May 18, 2017, that his death is being investigated as a possible suicide. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Chris Cornell, 1 of rock’s respected voices, dies at 52

Chris Cornell had become one of the most lauded and respected contemporary lead singers in rock music, thanks to his charismatic energy onstage and wide vocal range. He was a leader of the grunge movement with Seattle-based Soundgarden — with whom he gained critical and commercial acclaim — ...

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2015 file photo, Tim Allen, star of the ABC comedy series, "Last Man Standing," arrives at the 87th Academy Awards - 2015 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party in West Hollywood, Calif. Allen tweeted that he is Òstunned and blindsidedÓ on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, as ABC officially announced its 2017-18 line-up with ÒLast Man StandingÓ gone after six seasons. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Tim Allen ‘stunned’ and fans outraged by ABC axing his show

NEW YORK — Have viewers seen the last of “Last Man Standing”? Not without a fight, at least to judge by the uproar over ABC’s announcement that the Tim Allen sitcom won’t be back in the fall. A warm family comedy about a man who stays addled by the females in his life while being ...

Marvel Universe LIVE!: Superheroes save the day in new show

ELLENTON, Fla. — There’s a moment at the start of the new Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes show when Spider-Man enters from backstage and zigzags through the air, soaring above the floor. Such display of superpower strength is startling, the director says, and the scene still takes his ...

‘Roseanne’ returning to ABC with Barr as star

NEW YORK (AP) — “Roseanne,” one of TV’s rare working-class comedies, will return to ABC two decades after it wrapped its hit run and with star Roseanne Barr and the rest of the cast intact, the network said Tuesday in announcing its 2017-18 season plans. “The Conners’ joys and ...

Jimmy Kimmel set to return as host for 90th Oscars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite his jokes that he’ll never get asked back, Jimmy Kimmel is set to host the Oscars once more. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday said Kimmel will return for the 90th Oscars with producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd, the team behind ...

Zac Efron to play serial killer Ted Bundy in upcoming biopic

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zac Efron has signed on to star as Ted Bundy in a biopic about the serial killer. The Hollywood Reporter and Variety report Efron will play Bundy in “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.” The movie will center on Bundy’s relationship with his girlfriend. The ...

JFK home renovation castoffs are transformed into art

HYANNIS PORT, Mass. — What once were pieces of John F. Kennedy’s home are now pieces of art. Floorboards, window panes, shingles, electrical fixtures, faded wallpaper, rusted nails and even a metal hook that once held a porch swing are among the ordinary items salvaged during an overhaul ...

‘Deadwood’ actor Powers Boothe dies at 68

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Powers Boothe, the character actor known for his villain roles in TV’s “Deadwood,” and in the movies “Tombstone,” ‘’Sin City” and “The Avengers,” has died. He was 68. Boothe’s publicist said he died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles on ...

With new album, Kendrick Lamar emerges as artist of the year

NEW YORK — Rappers who morph into superstars usually follow a well-traveled path that includes an overabundance of collaborations with other artists, radio-friendly pop hits, a bit of tabloid buzz and a conscious effort to eschew anything that might get too political or socially ...

FILE - In this Sept 16, 2014 file photo, Michael Parks arrives at the LA Premiere Of "Tusk" in Los Angeles. Michael Parks, a prolific character actor and a favorite of directors Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith, died Tuesday, May 10, 2017 in Los Angeles. He was 77. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

‘Kill Bill’ and ‘Twin Peaks’ actor Michael Parks dies at 77

NEW YORK — Michael Parks, a prolific character actor who found early fame in 1960s countercultural roles and later became a favorite of directors including Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith, has died. He was 77. He died on Tuesday in Los Angeles, his agent, Jane Schulman, said on Wednesday. ...

How Charlie Hunnam talked his way into being King Arthur

LONDON — Charlie Hunnam says he convinced director Guy Ritchie to cast him as King Arthur after the two bonded over marijuana — talking about it, not indulging in it. “I heard Guy Ritchie’s ‘King Arthur’ and I thought, ‘That’s a brilliant idea,’ and I just sort of saw it ...

Former MTV star Christopher ‘Big Black’ Boykin dies at 45

PLANO, Texas (AP) — Former MTV reality show star Christopher “Big Black” Boykin has died at the age of 45. Boykin’s ex-wife Shannon Turley tells Entertainment Tonight that Boykin died at a Plano, Texas, hospital Tuesday. Turley says Boykin suffered from congenital heart failure and ...