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Michael Douglas among film stars honored by AARP

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Michael Douglas was initially confused when he was told that he was The star of “Fatal Attraction” and many other films told the crowd being honored with a career achievement honor by the AARP Movies for Grownups Awards.at...

Review: Irreverent ‘Deadpool’ suffers from juvenile humor

“Deadpool” hates its audience, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Nothing is sacred to either this film or this character (played with “I’m so naughty” abandon by Ryan Reynolds), which pokes fun at superhero movie culture, Hollywood...

Academy luncheon is time for reflection in high stakes year

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The annual Oscar nominees luncheon is generally a time of low-stakes celebration, but this year amid discussions of Oscar diversity and a boycott, as well as dramatic changes to academy membership, the Monday gathering was also one for...

Beyonce’s Super Bowl show bringing both praise and criticism

AP Photo/Charlie Riedel A day after the Super Bowl, people are still parsing over each frame from Beyonce’s halftime performance, trying to glean the messages, both subtle and overt, that made for a stunning display of unapologetic blackness and political activism during...

Stallone put his Oscars attendance in Coogler’s hands

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The annual Oscar nominees luncheon is generally a time of low-stakes celebration, but this year amid discussions of Oscar diversity and a boycott, as well as dramatic changes to Academy membership, the Monday gathering was also one for...

Capitol Hill Buzz: GOP lawmaker lashes out at Beyonce video

AP Photo/Charlie Riedel WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyonce’s new video “Formation” is “pro-Black Panther” and “anti-cop,” says a Republican congressman, who argued Monday that it perpetuates a lie about the August 2014 shooting in Missouri...

Conan O’Brien to discuss liberal arts education at Harvard

BOSTON (AP) — Conan O’Brien is coming to Harvard to talk about the value of a liberal arts education. The late night TV host will visit the Cambridge campus on Friday for a conversation about arts and education with university President Drew Faust, followed by...

‘Good Wife’ creators welcome show’s end; possible spinoff?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Good Wife” creators Robert and Michelle King say they welcomed CBS’ decision to end the series, allowing them to write its final chapter. The Kings already had decided to exit as executive producers after this season, the seventh,...

Producer Dave Cobb goes from outsiders to influencers

AP Photo/Mark Zaleski NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Producer Dave Cobb sits on a couch in the cavernous RCA Studio A, a 50-year-old studio on Music Row that was due to be razed to the ground less than two years ago to make room for luxury condos. Preservationists stepped in at...

Super Bowl gets 111.9 viewers, down from last year

NEW YORK (AP) — Denver’s victory over Carolina in the Super Bowl reached an average of 111.9 million viewers, a number down from the last two years. Still, it represents the third most-watched television event in U.S. history. The Super Bowl had set viewership records...