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‘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 ...

Paris music hall where 89 were killed to reopen this year

PARIS (AP) - The owners of the Paris concert hall where 89 people were massacred by Islamic extremists say they are aiming to host music shows again before the end of the year.The Bataclan is an historic venue whose distinctive 19th-century Chinoiserie-style building has been shuttered since ...

Ex-bodyguard testifies about lewd messages sent to Paltrow

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A jury hearing a case against an Ohio man charged with stalking Gwyneth Paltrow heard testimony Tuesday about pornographic messages and sex toys he sent her earlier in her career.Paltrow's former bodyguard Dennis Bridwell read some of the explicit messages he said were sent ...

Donald Trump skewered in Funny or Die film

NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump's first place finish among the GOP candidates in the New Hampshire primaries was greeted by a mock online documentary of the brash businessman starring a furiously wigged Johnny Depp."Funny or Die Presents Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie" was released ...

Tony-nominated actor Ken Watanabe battling stomach cancer

NEW YORK (AP) - A publicist for Ken Watanabe says the Tony- and Oscar-nominated actor has been forced to delay his return to Broadway's "The King and I" while he battles stomach cancer.The 56-year-old Japanese actor, who made his American stage debut last year opposite Kelli O'Hara in the ...

Cosby’s ex-lawyer dismissed from lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge on Tuesday dismissed model Janice Dickinson's defamation claim filed against Bill Cosby's former lawyer for denying her allegations that the comedian had drugged and raped her in 1982.However, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Debre Katz Weintraub did not ...

Beyonce’s Super Bowl show bringing both praise and criticism

People still are parsing over each frame from Beyonce's halftime performance, trying to glean the messages, both subtle and overt, that made for a stunning display of unapologetic blackness and political activism during one of the most-watched events of the year.The halftime show - seen by an ...

Audi tearjerker, ‘Puppymonkeybaby’ among Super Bowl winners

NEW YORK - With 30-second Super Bowl ads costing up to $5 million, it's a huge gamble to advertise. As the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers, there were winners and losers off the field, too. Here are the advertisers whose gamble paid off, and those who dropped the ball.Missed the ...

Gerson, scribe of ‘Monsters, Inc.,’ ‘Big Hero 6’ dies at 49

Daniel Gerson, who co-wrote several Walt Disney animated films including "Monsters, Inc." and "Big Hero 6," has died. He was 49.Gerson's family said in a statement that he died at his Los Angeles home on Saturday after battling brain cancer. Gerson was a frequent contributor for Pixar ...

‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ tops Super Bowl weekend at box office

NEW YORK (AP) - The Coen brothers' "Hail, Caesar!" and the Jane Austen-monster mashup "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" followed distantly behind "Kung Fu Panda 3," which remained on top of the box office over Super Bowl weekend.DreamWorks Animation's "Kung Fu Panda" sequel earned an estimated ...

Woody Harrelson applies for Hawaii marijuana dispensary

HONOLULU (AP) - Actor and marijuana advocate Woody Harrelson was one of nearly 60 applicants to apply to open one of Hawaii's first medical marijuana dispensaries.Harrelson, 54, applied for a license in Honolulu County under his company, Simple Organic Living.The Hawaii Department of Health ...

Flavor Flav pleads no contest to DUI charge in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The entertainer Flavor Flav has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor driving under the influence in a Las Vegas case stemming from a traffic stop last May.The plea Monday means the 56-year-old rapper and reality television star acknowledged that he had marijuana residue in his ...

Don McLean pleads not guilty to domestic violence charge

CAMDEN, Maine (AP) - Don McLean's attorney says the singer has entered a not-guilty plea to a domestic violence charge in writing and will not appear in court later this month.Police arrested the "American Pie" singer on the misdemeanor count on Jan. 18.The next court date is Feb. 22. But ...

Lawyer: Mexican actress willing to talk about drug capo

LOS ANGELES - An attorney for actress Kate del Castillo said Thursday she is willing to talk to Mexican authorities about her encounters with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and felt "betrayed" and "used" by actor Sean Penn, who wrote a lengthy article about his meeting with the drug kingpin after ...

Universal employee sues over lost job involving gun

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A former worker is suing Universal Orlando, claiming he was illegally fired for having a gun in his car.Dean Kumanchik, a ride technician, filed the lawsuit in Orlando on Thursday.Kumanchik says he regularly kept a firearm in a car at work. He says Universal officials fired ...

Solange Knowles loses wedding ring in New Orleans parade

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Solange Knowles lost her wedding ring while riding in a New Orleans parade an as honorary member of the Krewe of Muses.Staci Rosenberg is captain of the all-female group. She says in an email that the singer-songwriter and older sister to Beyonce lost the ring Thursday night ...