Scandal-plagued CBS grants $20M to 18 women's rights groups
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS on Friday pledged to give $20 million to 18 organizations dedicated to eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace as the network tries to recover from a scandal that led to the ouster of its top executive, Les Moonves.
Apple strikes deal to produce new 'Peanuts' content
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the "Peanuts" crew will have a new home on Apple's streaming service. Apple has struck a deal with DHX Media to produce new "Peanuts" content.
2018 Breakthrough: Awkwafina of 'Crazy Rich Asians'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Awkwafina became a household name this summer, stealing scenes from the likes of Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock in the heist movie "Ocean's 8" and then as a standout in the cultural phenomenon that was "Crazy Rich Asians."
With blockbuster effects, Peter Jackson brings WWI to life
NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Jackson has used digital wizardry to conjure J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth and King Kong's 1930s New York, but he has now — in perhaps his most acclaimed film — employed all his technical powers to bring to life the Western Front of the first World War.
Spanish prosecutors file tax evasion charges against Shakira
MADRID (AP) — Spanish prosecutors have charged pop music star Shakira with tax evasion, alleging she failed to pay more than 14.5 million euros ($16.3 million) between 2012 and 2014.
From Trump to #MeToo, publishing made headlines in 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — The publishing world made headlines in 2018, and not always by design. A wave of best-sellers offered damaging accounts of Donald Trump's White House, a million-selling memoir by Michelle Obama had readers longing for the previous administration and a political thriller by former President Bill Clinton had some taking a closer look at a White House scandal from the 1990s.
2018 Breakthrough: Hannah Gadsby may change stand-up game
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hannah Gadsby says she knows it's meant as a compliment to be chosen as one of the year's Breakthrough Entertainers by The Associated Press.
CBS replacing head of struggling morning show
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News is replacing the top executive at "CBS This Morning," which has struggled to maintain its footing since Charlie Rose was fired a year ago on sexual misconduct charges.
Historian lays out vision for new Holocaust museum in Warsaw
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Warsaw Ghetto Museum should be an ambitious state-of-the art facility —"the major Holocaust museum in Poland" — when it opens in 2023, its newly appointed chief historian said Friday.
Top TV moments: 'Roseanne,' Oprah's speech, message funerals
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a remarkably dramatic year on television, with much of it unscripted. While prime-series including "This Is Us" and "Atlanta" reached notable emotional and provocative highs, TV impressively fulfilled its role as witness to gripping real-life events.
Royals reveal the images on their Christmas cards
LONDON (AP) — British officials have released the photos chosen by members of the royal family for their Christmas cards. Prince William and his wife Kate are shown outside in casual clothes, their three young children in tow.
Nancy Wilson, Grammy winning jazz singer, dies at 81
Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning "song stylist" and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died.
Kanye reignites Drake feud on Twitter, alleges threats
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kanye West is not sending Christmas cheer to Drake. West appeared to reignite a feud with the fellow rapper in a series of tweets on Thursday in which he claimed Drake had called trying to threaten him.
Kelly Clarkson backs lip-synching mom who embarrassed son
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Kelly Clarkson is sending some love to the mom who was captured lip-syncing on a fan cam while her son dove for cover in his hoodie.
CBS settled with Dushku over 'Bull' star's sexual comments
LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS reached a $9.5 million confidential settlement last year with actress Eliza Dushku after on-set sexual comments from Michael Weatherly, star of the network's show "Bull," made her uncomfortable when she was beginning a run as a recurring character.
Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Nicks join Rock Hall of Fame
NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Jackson joins her brother Michael and the Jackson 5 as members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, earning induction on Thursday along with Stevie Nicks and the top fan vote-getter, Def Leppard.
Oscar-nominated actress Sondra Locke dies at 74
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress and director Sondra Locke, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her first film role in 1968's "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" and went on to co-star in six films with Clint Eastwood, has died.
In 'Beale Street,' a radiant portrait of young black love
NEW YORK (AP) — Barry Jenkins years ago went on Etsy to have a James Baldwin quote embroidered onto his leather phone case. The line so resonated with the filmmaker that it's also spoken in Spanish by a character in his short film "Chlorophyl."
Music Review: Eddie Palmieri's latest will move you to dance
Eddie Palmieri, "Mi Luz Mayor" (Ropeadope) It might be the winter season for the U.S., but Eddie Palmieri brings the sunshine and warmth with his latest album, "Mi Luz Mayor."
Hours after Springsteen show closes, film drops on Netflix
NEW YORK (AP) — To director Thom Zimny, the key element in his filmed version of Bruce Springsteen's Broadway show was in the star's eyes.
MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski apologizes for homophobic comment
NEW YORK (AP) — President Trump attacked MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski on Thursday for using a homophobic slur on the air and tweeted that if a conservative person had said it, "that person would be banned permanently from television."
2018 Breakthrough: Elsie Fisher of 'Eighth Grade'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elsie Fisher was about to give up on acting right before Bo Burnham's coming-of-age project "Eighth Grade" came on her radar, and it's a good thing she decided to take one last chance.
The pressure of composing new music for 'Mary Poppins'
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Everyone involved in the making of "Mary Poppins Returns " felt the pressure to do justice to the original 1964 film.
2018's top movie moments, from 'Shallow' to 'The Shining'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A film doesn't have to be great to have a great moment. They're not mutually exclusive of course, but a great movie moment is something more ephemeral — a few minutes of pure, inexplicable joy, or even jaw-dropping disbelief that you want to revisit immediately.
2018 Breakthrough Entertainer: 'Boo'd Up' singer Ella Mai
NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Ella Mai appreciates how much "Boo'd Up" has changed her life and jumpstarted her music career, but she wants to make one thing clear: "I know how to make songs.

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