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Celine Dion returns to Vegas residency

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Singer Celine Dion is returning to the stage Tuesday on the Las Vegas Strip, a month after the death of her husband and manager.Dion had cancelled January dates for her "Celine" show performances at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace following the death of Rene Angelil.He died ...

Cosby’s wife deposed in sexual-assault defamation case

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Bill Cosby's wife answered questions under oath for lawyers in a Massachusetts defamation lawsuit brought against him by seven women who say he sexually assaulted them decades ago, and she will answer more questions next month.The deposition by Camille Cosby on Monday is ...

Lawyer: Cosby using courts to bully accuser, witnesses

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A lawyer for the accuser in Bill Cosby's criminal sex-assault case says Cosby is using the courts to bully her client and other trial witnesses.Cosby has sued accuser Andrea Constand for talking to police who reopened the 2005 case last year.He says that violated the ...

Review: ‘Fuller House’ may please fans (but no one else)

NEW YORK - If you like this kind of thing, odds are you'll want to cancel weekend plans and binge on "Fuller House."Meanwhile, everyone else is strenuously cautioned against Netflix's spin-off of the 1987-95 sitcom "Full House," whose arrival has been awaited with unaccountable waves of ...

Filmmakers seek to recreate Boston Marathon shootout

WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) - Producers of a Mark Wahlberg movie about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing want to recreate the police shootout with the Tsarnaev brothers in the Watertown neighborhood where it happened.Representatives for "Patriots Day" sent fliers to residents of Laurel Street this ...

T.I. partners up with Jay Z’s companies Roc Nation, Tidal

ATLANTA (AP) - Rapper T.I. is partnering with two of Jay Z's companies.T.I. announced Monday night during a private pop-up concert in Atlanta that the entertainment company Roc Nation will distribute his 10th album "Dime Trap" and he'll be a part owner of the Tidal streaming service. The ...

D.C.’s National Portrait Gallery welcomes TV’s President Underwood

LOS ANGELES (AP) - President Francis J. Underwood is sitting pretty at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington.A painting of the fictional U.S. chief executive, as portrayed by Kevin Spacey in Netflix's political drama "House of Cards," was to be unveiled Monday night.The portrait is a ...

Damning study finds a ‘whitewashed’ Hollywood

NEW YORK - In one of the most exhaustive and damning reports on diversity in Hollywood, a new study finds that the films and television produced by major media companies are "whitewashed," and that an "epidemic of invisibility" runs top to bottom through the industry for women, minorities and ...

Don McLean pleads not guilty to more charges in Maine

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) - Singer Don McLean is pleading not guilty to additional charges stemming from his domestic violence case in Maine.The "American Pie" singer didn't appear in court during a proceeding related to the case Monday. The Knox County district attorney's office added five charges ...

Black actors ready for Chris Rock to shake up Oscar show

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Guests at the first American Black Film Festival Honors are ready for Chris Rock to shake up the Oscars.Don Cheadle, Ice Cube, Adina Porter and Michelle Mitchenor are among the entertainers eager to hear the comedian's take on Hollywood's diversity crisis when he ...

Documentary on the MET to open Tribeca Film Festival

NEW YORK (AP) - A documentary on the Metropolitan Museum of Art will open the 15th Tribeca Film Festival.The festival announced Monday that this year's festival will begin on April 13 with the premiere of Andrew Rossi's "The First Monday in May." Rossi previously documented another New York ...

Broadway musical ‘Nerds’ finds its Bill Gates and Steve Jobs

NEW YORK (AP) - "Nerds," a new Broadway musical about the tech giants Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, will star Rory O'Malley and Bryan Fenkart.The show, which begins previews in April at the Longacre Theatre, "plugs into the epic rivalry between two of our culture's biggest icon." O'Malley, a Tony ...

Spike, Nickeloden making special ‘Lip Sync Battle’ for kids

NEW YORK (AP) - The unexpected television hit "Lip Sync Battle" has let adults channel their inner music star. Now kids will get the same chance.The Spike network, which airs "Lip Sync Battle," is joining with Nickelodeon for a special "Lip Sync Battle Jr." show that will feature young people ...

Amazon adds to film portfolio with Woody Allen’s latest

NEW YORK - Amazon has acquired Woody Allen's latest movie, adding one of film's biggest names to its growing slate of original titles.Amazon said Thursday that it will distribute Allen's currently untitled film in a traditional theatrical release in North America this summer, followed by a ...

ABC programming head exits; successor is a network TV first

LOS ANGELES - The president of the ABC Entertainment Group is departing amid low ratings, to be replaced by the first African-American to head a broadcast TV network.Paul Lee's successor is Channing Dungey, who has been ABC's executive vice president for drama development, movies and ...

‘Fallout 4’ crowned game of the year at DICE Awards

LAS VEGAS (AP) - "Fallout 4" wasted the competition at the D.I.C.E. Awards.Bethesda Softworks' role-playing video saga set in a post-apocalyptic Boston won the game of the year prize at the 19th annual D.I.C.E. Awards. "Fallout 4" was also honored with trophies for outstanding achievement in ...

‘Star Wars,’ Bowie tributes top Boston Pops’ spring lineup

BOSTON - The force is strong with the Boston Pops in 2016.The beloved orchestra announced its spring concert schedule on Friday, and it's a star-studded lineup.Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer John Williams, who wrote the score for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," will help Pops conductor ...

‘The Godfather’ author’s papers sell at auction for $625,000

BOSTON (AP) - An archive of author Mario Puzo's papers that includes multiple drafts of "The Godfather" novel and movie screenplay has sold at auction for $625,000.RR Auction of Boston announced that the 45-box archive sold Thursday to a bidder from the U.S. who wishes to remain anonymous."The ...

‘Blade Runner’ sequel with Ford, Gosling slated for January 2018

NEW YORK (AP) - The long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" now has a release date. Alcon Entertainment announced Thursday that it will be land in theaters on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend in January 2018."Sicario" director Denis Villeneuve is taking over for Scott in the sequel ...

NBC picks some key Broadway creators for its ‘Hairspray’

NEW YORK (AP) - NBC has tapped some deep Broadway talent for its live production of the stage musical "Hairspray."Kenny Leon, who won a Tony for the recent revival of "A Raisin in the Sun," will direct the show from composer Marc Shaiman and his co-lyricist, Scott Wittman.Jerry Mitchell, who ...