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Strong, sometimes foul political language marks the AMAs

Coming on the heels of a divisive political election, the American Music Awards on Sunday night in Los Angeles became a platform for strong, and sometimes foul, political language. Here’s a look at some of the top moments from the American Music Awards show: NOT TRUMP’S NIGHT Less than two weeks after the presidential election, … Continue reading

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Clinton supporter Stephen King is ‘shutting down’

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The bitter defeat in the presidential race has many supporters of Democrat Hillary Clinton shell-shocked in Maine. Among them is Stephen King. King, the best-selling author, tweeted early Wednesday that he’s going offline, saying there will be “No more book recommendations, politics, or amusing dog pictures for the immediate future. I’m … Continue reading

Celebrities express dismay, hope at Donald Trump’s victory
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Celebrities express dismay, hope at Donald Trump’s victory

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Trump’s election stunned many, including celebrities who overwhelmingly supported Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Here’s how some of them reacted on Twitter to his victory: — “Canada has just started building a wall.” — comedian Ricky Gervais. — “Great faith in God works. Mr @realDonaldTrump I’m proud to call you President … Continue reading

Michael Keaton to play villain in upcoming Spider-man reboot
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Michael Keaton to play villain in upcoming Spider-man reboot

Michael Keaton is returning to his superhero roots, this time as a villain, in next year’s Spider-man reboot. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed in an interview with the Toronto Sun (http://bit.ly/2fSqBjB ) that Keaton will play Vulture in “Spider-man: Homecoming.” Keaton played the title character in the 1989 version of “Batman” and its 1992 … Continue reading

Ohio prosecutor accuses comedian mayor of abusing power
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Ohio prosecutor accuses comedian mayor of abusing power

HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor says a standup comedian who’s appeared on late-night TV abused his power as mayor of an Ohio city, while the defense blames a political vendetta for the charges against him. Testimony continues Wednesday in Hillsboro Mayor Drew Hastings’ trial on four felony counts. The Times-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2flyt94 ) reports a … Continue reading

YouTube star pleads guilty to vandalism in false report case
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YouTube star pleads guilty to vandalism in false report case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A gay YouTube personality has pleaded guilty to felony vandalism in an incident in which he claimed he was the victim of a hate crime. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office says London-native Calum McSwiggan pleaded guilty Monday and was sentenced to three years of supervised probation and 52 anger … Continue reading

China’s Wanda buys Dick Clark Productions for $1 billion
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China’s Wanda buys Dick Clark Productions for $1 billion

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Dalian Wanda Group has added another entertainment trophy to its stable of overseas acquisitions, paying $1 billion for Dick Clark Productions, the TV company that produces the Golden Globes and the “Miss America” pageant. Wanda is one of China’s most important conglomerates and China’s largest property developer. Its chairman, Wang Jianlin, … Continue reading

Beyonce, Kaepernick, Hart among Ebony Power 100 honorees
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Beyonce, Kaepernick, Hart among Ebony Power 100 honorees

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyonce, Serena Williams, Colin Kaepernick and Kevin Hart are among 100 black luminaries being recognized by Ebony magazine. The magazine revealed its annual Power 100 list Friday, which recognizes outstanding achievements by black entertainers, corporate heads, and civic leaders. Also on the list are Chance the Rapper, NBA star Carmelo Anthony … Continue reading