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UK band members killed after car crashes into Swedish canal

HELSINKI (AP) - Five British men, including members of British indie band Viola Beach, were killed when their car drove through a barrier and plunged into a canal near Stockholm.The crash early Saturday occurred when the men's rental car crashed through a barrier that was closed to stop ...

‘Big Ang’ of ‘Mob Wives’ faces cancer with hope, family

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Reality TV star Angela "Big Ang" Raiola says she veers between hope and depression as she fights stage-four brain and lung cancer.Angela Raiola, part of the VH1 series "Mob Wives" and its spinoffs, said in a tearful interview airing Tuesday on "The Dr. Oz Show" that her ...

Big ‘Deadpool’ debut annihilates ‘Fifty Shades’ record, more

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The R-rated "Deadpool" has taken the box office by storm, annihilating records with an eye-popping $135 million from its first three days in theaters according to comScore estimates Sunday.The Fox film, which stars Ryan Reynolds as the foul-mouthed superhero, easily trounced ...

Rock band kicks off rescheduled tour after Paris concert attacks

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Jesse Hughes, frontman of the U.S. band whose Nov. 13 gig at the Bataclan theater in Paris was stormed by Islamic extremist suicide bombers killing 89 people, says "my friends died very beautifully, they died very well, with great courage."The Eagles of Death Metal ...

Cosby’s lawyers try again to get his sex assault case tossed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Lawyers for Bill Cosby tried again Friday to have his criminal sex-assault case dismissed, asking an appeals court to consider whether Cosby had a binding agreement that he would never be charged.Defense lawyers argue that Cosby had a promise from a former prosecutor that he ...

Rihanna, Usher, Wonder honor Lionel Richie on Grammy weekend

LOS ANGELES - Rihanna, Usher, Stevie Wonder and John Legend paid tribute to Lionel Richie in a musical tribute touching on his roots in R&B to his string of romantic, easy-listening ballads that ruled the airwaves in the 1980s.They joined The Band Perry, Demi Lovato, Luke Bryan, Chris ...

Jennifer Lawrence donating $2 million to hometown hospital

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Actress Jennifer Lawrence is donating $2 million to a Kentucky hospital where she visited sick youngsters during a recent holiday trip home.The Oscar winner, a Louisville native, announced by video Friday that she's giving the money to establish the Jennifer Lawrence ...

As ‘Force Awakens’ winds down, ‘Avatar’ remains supreme

NEW YORK - Two months after opening to unprecedented fanfare, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is finally winding down in theaters, leaving behind arsenals of plastic lightsabers and a trail of box-office records."The Force Awakens" still is playing in more than 2,000 theaters in North America ...

Ken Watanabe due to return to ‘The King and I’ on March 17

NEW YORK (AP) - Ken Watanabe will return to his royal robes on Broadway in "The King and I" starting March 17 after he recovers from stomach cancer treatment.Lincoln Center Theater said Thursday that the Tony- and Oscar-nominated actor will take over the role from Hoon Lee.Watanabe, the ...

Trump settles lawsuit against Univision

NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump and Univision said Thursday they have resolved the lawsuit that the Republican presidential contender filed after the company decided last summer not to broadcast the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants.Trump owned the pageants at the time, but has since sold them. ...

Review: Birbiglia pulls no punch lines in new 1-man show

NEW YORK - All jokes are offensive to someone, comedian Mike Birbiglia insists, and that's OK. When his everyday encounters "become the joke later," and he exposes the ridiculousness of people he knows to an audience of strangers, he defends himself by saying, "It's just my side of the ...

Judge says Cosby wife must give deposition, but with limits

BOSTON - A federal judge in Massachusetts ruled Thursday that Bill Cosby's wife must give a deposition in a defamation lawsuit against the comedian, but said she can refuse to answer questions about private marital conversations.In the lawsuit, seven women claim Cosby defamed them by branding ...

Section of suburban Detroit street renamed Glenn Frey Drive

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) - A suburban Detroit school board has approved naming a stretch of street after the late Eagles star Glenn Frey.The Detroit Free Press reported Glenn Frey Drive will run adjacent to Royal Oak Middle School - the former Dondero High where Frey was a student.The Royal Oak ...

UK police charge boyfriend in slaying of actress, children

LONDON (AP) - British police say they have charged the boyfriend of a British actress with murdering her and her two young children.The Metropolitan Police force said Arthur Simpson-Kent is accused of murdering his partner Sian Blake and her children, 8-year-old Zachary and 4-year-old ...

Stalking defendant says he wanted Paltrow to forgive him

LOS ANGELES - A man charged with stalking Gwyneth Paltrow told jurors Thursday that he wanted the actress' forgiveness for bombarding her with lewd messages years ago, but a prosecutor urged the panel to see him as a calculated and crazy stalker intent on tormenting the Oscar winner.Dante Soiu ...

‘Star Wars’ producers charged over Harrison Ford accident

LONDON (AP) - British health authorities announced Thursday they have issued criminal charges against the producers of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" over an on-set accident in which Harrison Ford broke his leg.The actor was struck by a hydraulic door on the set of the Millennium Falcon - his ...

Susquehanna’s Degenstein Gallery hosts ‘Identity and Place’

SELINSGROVE - The Lore Degenstein Gallery will host its winter exhibition, "Identity and Place," through Feb. 28 at Susquehanna University's Charles B. Degenstein Campus Center, 514 University Ave.The loosely-themed show features artists hailing from Williamsport, Lewisburg, Milton, Troxeville, ...

Familiar Stars Hollow faces back for ‘Gilmore Girls’ reboot

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Some familiar Stars Hollow faces will be on hand for the "Gilmore Girls" reboot.Netflix says that the four-episode series will include Milo Ventimiglia as Jess Mariano and Matt Czuchry as Logan Huntzberger.Also returning are Liza Weil as Paris Geller and Yanic Truesdale as ...

TV viewers choose Simpson over Madoff in crime stories

NEW YORK - In a television competition between notorious criminals, O.J. Simpson topped Bernard Madoff.The first part of FX's star-studded miniseries on the former football star's murder case and trial became the most-watched scripted series premiere in the network's history, the Nielsen ...