‘Beauty and the Beast’ dances off with top box-office spot
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‘Beauty and the Beast’ dances off with top box-office spot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Not all reboots are created equal. This weekend at the box office, nostalgia-driven fare was everywhere, from “Beauty and the Beast” to “Power Rangers” and “CHIPS,” producing both successful and underwhelming results. On the high end, Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” continued enchanting audiences in its second weekend in theaters, … Continue reading

Marion Cotillard, partner welcome 2nd child, a baby girl
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Marion Cotillard, partner welcome 2nd child, a baby girl

Marion Cotillard is now a mother of two. The French actress’ representative has confirmed a People magazine report that she and partner Guillaume Canet (gee-YOOM’ KAN’-ay) have welcomed a daughter. The couple also has a 5-year-old son. The 41-year-old Cotillard hasn’t revealed the baby’s name. Cotillard starred alongside Canet in the French-Belgian film “Love Me … Continue reading

Brooklyn Museum highlights Georgia O’Keeffe as style icon
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Brooklyn Museum highlights Georgia O’Keeffe as style icon

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City museum is highlighting Georgia O’Keeffe’s role as a style icon. The Brooklyn Museum exhibit — titled “Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern” — features clothing, paintings and photos. It’s part of a yearlong project celebrating feminist thinking. Guest curator Wanda M. Corn studied six decades worth of O’Keeffe’s garments … Continue reading

Pop stars Shakira and Carlos Vives sued for plagiarism
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Pop stars Shakira and Carlos Vives sued for plagiarism

MADRID (AP) — A Cuban singer and music producer has filed a plagiarism lawsuit against pop stars Shakira and Carlos Vives for allegedly copying his work in the Colombian duo’s award-winning music hit “La Bicicleta .” Livan Rafael Castellanos, also known as Livam, said he wants a court to decide whether parts of his 1997 … Continue reading

‘Hidden Figures,’ Henson among top NAACP Image Award winners
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‘Hidden Figures,’ Henson among top NAACP Image Award winners

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Hidden Figures” and Taraji P. Henson had a big night at the NAACP Image Awards, where Hollywood glamour shared the stage with somber remarks from the director of Washington’s new African-American museum. “Hidden Figures,” the fact-based drama about the contributions of black female mathematicians to the U.S. space program, won the … Continue reading

Trump election has parallels to Andrew Jackson’s presidency
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Trump election has parallels to Andrew Jackson’s presidency

NEW YORK (AP) — It was an ugly, highly personal presidential election. An unvarnished celebrity outsider who pledged to represent the forgotten laborer took on an intellectual member of the Washington establishment looking to extend a political dynasty in the White House. Andrew Jackson’s triumph in 1828 over President John Quincy Adams bears striking similarities … Continue reading

Israel fumbles goodwill visit of NFL players
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Israel fumbles goodwill visit of NFL players

JERUSALEM (AP) — It was supposed to be a feel-good visit by a group of professional football players to give a boost to image-conscious Israel. But in an embarrassing fumble by the Israeli government, only five of 11 NFL players in the delegation showed up after being blitzed by Palestinian activists opposed to the visit. … Continue reading