The Latest: Geraldo Rivera apologizes for tweets about abuse
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The Latest: Geraldo Rivera apologizes for tweets about abuse

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on NBC’s firing of longtime “Today” host Matt Lauer: (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Geraldo Rivera is apologizing for calling the news business “flirty” in the wake of “Today” show host Matt Lauer’s firing by NBC over sexual misconduct allegations. The Fox News reporter tweeted Wednesday that the sexual … Continue reading

Post-Weinstein, Lauer: A reckoning for fans of fallen heroes
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Post-Weinstein, Lauer: A reckoning for fans of fallen heroes

NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to fandom, it’s reckoning time for Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor and scores of other men accused of sexual wrongdoing. Hero celebrities have fallen before — Bill Cosby’s career ended after assault allegations in 2014 — but never in the rapid succession that has rocked so many worlds since … Continue reading

Why few women of color in wave of accusers? ‘Stakes higher’
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Why few women of color in wave of accusers? ‘Stakes higher’

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the weeks since dozens of women have accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of rape or sexual harassment, unleashing an avalanche of similar charges against other prominent men across American life, women and men of color have been largely absent from the national furor. The stories of abuse have roiled the entertainment … Continue reading

The Latest: Warner Bros. cuts ties with Brett Ratner
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The Latest: Warner Bros. cuts ties with Brett Ratner

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment in entertainment (all times local): 9 p.m. Warner Bros. is severing ties with Brett Ratner amid multiple sexual harassment claims made against the producer and director. A person familiar with the decision said Wednesday that Ratner’s expired first-look production deal with the studio will not be … Continue reading

In ‘Justice League,’ DC looks beyond Batman and Superman
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In ‘Justice League,’ DC looks beyond Batman and Superman

NEW YORK (AP) — Peace never reigns in the pages of DC Comics, nor did it in the making of the superhero team-up film “Justice League.” Made in the wake of the disappointment surrounding its predecessor, “Batman v Superman,” ”Justice League” was, like a jetliner given new wings in midair, retooled on the fly. Warner … Continue reading

Weinstein’s Impact: List of men accused of sexual misconduct
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Weinstein’s Impact: List of men accused of sexual misconduct

NEW YORK (AP) — Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, multiple men in Hollywood and media have faced allegations ranging from sexual misconduct to rape. A look at some of the men accused: — Producer Harvey Weinstein— Accused by dozens of women … Continue reading

Disney hopes for its next blockbuster in newest ‘Star Wars’
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Disney hopes for its next blockbuster in newest ‘Star Wars’

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney’s $4 billion deal for Lucasfilm and “Star Wars” just keeps getting better for the House of Mouse. The company is banking on the latest installments, “The Last Jedi” in December and a Han Solo movie in May, to drive people to theaters. But that’s far from the end of money-making … Continue reading

Garth Brooks wins entertainer of the year at CMA Awards
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Garth Brooks wins entertainer of the year at CMA Awards

Garth Brooks continued his winning streak as entertainer of the year at the 2017 Country Music Association Awards, beating out Luke Bryan and Keith Urban. Brooks, who has won the top prize six times, also beat Chris Stapleton and Eric Church on Wednesday at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. “We’re a family,” he said … Continue reading

After bright career, Donald Sutherland finally nabs an Oscar
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After bright career, Donald Sutherland finally nabs an Oscar

By ANTHONY McCARTNEY, AP Entertainment Writer BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — For every era of film in the last half-century, there’s a memorable Donald Sutherland role. Whether it’s his breakthrough performance in “The Dirty Dozen,” his portrayal of demented arsonist in “Backdraft” or playing a ruthless president in “The Hunger Games” films, Sutherland’s career spans roughly … Continue reading

Chinese propaganda faces stiff competition from celebrities
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Chinese propaganda faces stiff competition from celebrities

HONG KONG (AP) — When the propaganda film, “The Founding of an Army,” hit theaters in China recently, the reaction wasn’t quite what the ruling Communist Party might have hoped for. Instead of inspiring an outpouring of nationalism and self-sacrifice for the state, it was roundly mocked for trying to lure a younger audience by … Continue reading

In year of Wonder Woman, the remarkable tale of her creation
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In year of Wonder Woman, the remarkable tale of her creation

NEW YORK (AP) — Superman and Batman were born, like brothers, in 1938 and 1939, respectively. But psychology professor William Moulton Marston had grander and more progressive aspirations for his comic creation. “Frankly, Wonder Woman is psychological propaganda for the new type of woman who should, I believe, rule the world,” Marston said around the … Continue reading