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2 country stars help shape Will Chase’s TV persona

This photo provided by ABC shows Will Chase in a scene from ABC’s drama, “Nashville.” Chase stars as country superstar Luke Wheeler on the show which airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EDT. (AP Photo/ABC, Mark Levine) This photo provided by ABC shows Will Chase in a...
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Neil Patrick Harris to host new NBC variety series

FILE – In this May 29, 2014 file photo, actor Neil Patrick Harris speaks at Book Expo America in New York. Harris’ book, “Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography,” is set for release on Oct. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) FILE –...

Companies continue battle for Marvel superheroes

DENVER (AP) — Spider-Man, X-Men and The Hulk will loom large in a federal appeals court as Disney battles for the rights to Marvel’s iconic comic book characters in a longtime dispute. A panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments Tuesday in...

Logo doing pop culture from 2 perspectives

NEW YORK (AP) — The Logo TV network wants to explore how a gay and straight man look at pop culture differently. That’s the basis for “The Straight Out Report,” a new weekly program starting next month that aspires to be the cable network’s own...

Finland comic win’s world’s funniest competition

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The winner of the Funniest Person in the World competition is a brown-haired, slightly rotund stand-up comic from Finland who boasts he has hit on the perfect solution to the planet’s international monetary woes. “Countries don’t owe...
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Review: Sam Hunt’s ‘Montevallo’ romantic, relaxed

This CD cover image released by MCA Nashville shows “Montevallo,” by Sam Hunt. (AP Photo/MCA Nashville) This CD cover image released by MCA Nashville shows “Montevallo,” by Sam Hunt. (AP Photo/MCA Nashville) Buy AP Photo Reprints A former college football...

Box office top 20: ‘Ouija’ scares up $19.9 million

NEW YORK (AP) — The mystical board game adaptation “Ouija” summoned $19.9 million for a box-office topping debut over the Keanu Reeves revenge thriller “John Wick.” Universal’s “Ouija” succeeded where Hasbro’s...
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The power of cute: Hello Kitty Con debuts in LA

In this Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 photo, Salumeh Eslamieh, top left, and Marty Garrett walk up the stairs past statues of Sanrio characters Hello Kitty, bottom left, and Pochacco displayed at their home in San Francisco. The married couple turned the garage of their San Francisco...
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Bruno Mars joins Rock in Rio; Vegas venue revealed

AAA Oct. 27, 2014 9:09 PM ETBruno Mars joins Rock in Rio; Vegas venue revealedAP Chris Baldizan, left, vice president of entertainment for MGM Resorts and Luis Justo, CEO of Rock in Rio, attend the Rock in Rio USA sneak peak event at the site of the former Circus Circus RV Park...
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Spirits move ‘Ouija’ to No. 1 at the box office

This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, from left, Douglas Smith, as Pete, Olivia Cooke, as Laine, and Ana Coto, as Sarah, in “Ouija.” The spirits moved “Ouija” to No. 1 at the box office, with the board-game adaption leading the weekend with a...