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Summer teasers, zany honors at MTV Movie Awards

AP Photo/Ben Margot LOS ANGELES (AP) — Break out the golden popcorn, the MTV Movie Awards are back. Conan O’Brien may have missed out on the “Late Show” gig on CBS but he gets to host Sunday night’s MTV ceremony, airing live from the Nokia Theatre in...

Jennifer Lopez, Laverne Cox win GLAAD Media Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Lopez has added a couple of more trophies to her block. The pop star was honored Saturday at the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards with the Vanguard Award, which lauds efforts to increase visibility and understanding of the gay, lesbian, bisexual or...
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Tony Award-winning actress Phyllis Frelich dies

AP Photo/JUSTIN WALTERS Phyllis Frelich, a Tony Award-winning deaf actress who starred in the Broadway version of “Children of a Lesser God,” has died. She was 70. Frelich, died Thursday at their home in Temple City, Calif., her husband, Robert Steinberg, said. She...
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Dreyfuss loves acting, but his passion is politics

AP Photo/Katy Winn LOS ANGELES (AP) — Politically, Richard Dreyfuss describes himself as “intensely pre-partisan, and even more intensely anti-shmuck.” The 66-year-old Oscar winner almost immediately injected politics into an hour-long conversation with actress...
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Chuck Lorre’s sitcom ‘Mom’ adopts serious tone

AP Photo/Monty Brinton LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pregnant teenager, the daughter of an unmarried mother and granddaughter of another, is repeating family history. Does she decide to keep her baby and do her immature best to raise it, or choose adoption for her offspring? That...
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O’Brien promises nudity, fire at MTV Movie Awards

AP Photo/Ben Margot LOS ANGELES (AP) — Conan O’Brien won’t be too shy to strip down as host of the MTV Movie Awards. “I’ve been preparing for this job for several years,” joked the talk show host backstage Friday during a break from rehearsing...

Songwriter Jesse Winchester dies at age 69

TORONTO (AP) — Jesse Winchester, a U.S.-born songwriter who established himself in Montreal after dodging the Vietnam War and went on to write songs covered by the likes of Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffett and Joan Baez has died of cancer. He was 69. His death was announced on...
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Obamas and friends take in dinner and play in NYC

AP Photo/Julia Xanthos NEW YORK (AP) — Capping two days devoted to praising the advances of the civil rights movement, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attended the Broadway revival of “A Raisin in the Sun,” a play about an African-American...

President Obama attends ‘A Raisin in the Sun’

NEW YORK (AP) — Tickets to watch Denzel Washington on Broadway in “A Raisin in the Sun” are hard to come by, but one man managed it – President Barack Obama. The president and first lady caught the American masterpiece Friday night at the Ethel Barrymore...

‘Divergent’ film finale to be released in 2 parts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. says the final book of its “Divergent” trilogy will be made into two parts, following the lucrative formula it has used for “Twilight” and is repeating for “The Hunger Games.” The first...