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Simon to appear at the Civic Center

March 3, 2016 DES MOINES — Des Moines Performing Arts announces that Paul Simon, the legendary singer-songwriter and one of the most influential figures in American rock music, will appear at the Des Moines Civic... more »»

Appeals court: Cosby's criminal case on hold

March 2, 2016 Bill Cosby's criminal sex-assault case was temporarily halted days before a key hearing while a Pennsylvania appeals court considers his effort to have the case thrown out before trial. more »»

Lee Reherman, 'Hawk' on 'American Gladiators,' dead at 49

March 2, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Lee Reherman, a fan favorite as the towering, muscular Hawk on television's "American Gladiators," has died at age 49. more »»

Possible jurors called for trial between Hulk Hogan, Gawker

March 2, 2016 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Just before he was about to step into a Florida courtroom Tuesday morning, former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan issued a tweet to his 1.4 million followers. more »»

Critics of Oscars show say diversity talk was too narrow

March 1, 2016 NEW YORK — As Felix Sanchez watched the Academy Awards ceremony, he kept wondering when all the talk of diversity from host Chris Rock and others would itself become more divers. more »»

‘Spotlight’ tops a richly diverse Spirit Awards

February 29, 2016 SANTA MONICA, Calif. more »»

‘Deadpool’ tops ‘Gods of Egypt’ at box office

February 29, 2016 LOS ANGELES — A group of ancient Egyptian deities couldn’t take down the merc with a mouth. more »»

Investigations after Hayek’s dog found dead

February 29, 2016 YELM, Wash. — Washington state authorities are investigating after actress Salma Hayek’s dog was found shot to death on her ranch about 70 miles south of Seattle. more »»

‘Fifty Shades’ tops Razzies with 5 awards

February 29, 2016 LOS ANGELES — “Fifty Shades of Grey” came out on top — or perhaps the bottom — at this year’s Razzie. more »»

MSNBC's Harris-Perry refusing to appear on air

February 28, 2016 NEW YORK — The future of Melissa Harris-Perry's MSNBC talk show is in doubt after the host declared she would not appear this weekend in response to several weeks of its pre-emption by the network. more »»

New film shows Hank Aaron’s lifetime of overcoming racism

February 28, 2016 ATLANTA — When offering a toast to Hank Aaron at his 82nd birthday earlier this month, Andrew Young recalled his shock at seeing how Atlanta welcomed the young black slugger to town in 1966. more »»

'Spotlight' tops a richly diverse Spirit Awards

February 28, 2016 SANTA MONICA, Calif. more »»

Oscar stage will be dressed in 1970s glam

February 27, 2016 LOS ANGELES — The Oscars are going disco — or at least embracing the gilded glamor of the 1970. more »»

Caitlyn Jenner partners with MAC on lipstick

February 27, 2016 Caitlyn Jenner is partnering with MAC Cosmetics on a limited-edition lipstick she helped create to benefit the company's effort to improve the lives of transgender people. more »»

Thursday’s GOP debate drew 14.5M on CNN, Telemundo

February 27, 2016 NEW YORK — Thursday’s GOP debate was watched by 14.5 million people, according to the Nielsen ratings compan. more »»

Quincy Jones suit over Jacko songs goes to trial

February 26, 2016 LOS ANGELES — A judge ruled Thursday that a lawsuit filed by producer Quincy Jones against Michael Jackson's estate and record company over royalties on some of the singer's biggest hits can go to... more »»

Sharpton plans Oscars protest in Hollywood

February 26, 2016 LOS ANGELES — The Rev. Al Sharpton has announced plans to stage a rally on Sunday prior to the Oscars to protest a lack of diversity in Hollywood. more »»

UCLA: Movies make more $$$ when half the cast is white

February 26, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Movies make more money when exactly half their casts are non-white, according to an annual analysis released Thursday that shows an increasing demand for diversity in film. more »»

Coogler, DuVernay to attend Flint event on Oscar night

February 25, 2016 LOS ANGELES — "Creed" director Ryan Coogler, Ava DuVernay, Janelle Monae and other Hollywood celebrities have big plans for Oscar night. But they have nothing to do with the Academy Awards. more »»



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