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What to know about 'A Christmas Prince,' the Netflix movie that sparked a controversy

In mid-November, Netflix gifted the world “A Christmas Prince,” a feel-good and also truly bonkers original holiday movie that would have been right at home on Lifetime or Hallmark this time of year. The movie quickly caught on with…

TV highlights: ‘I Heart Radio Jingle Ball’ on CW

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Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 | ‘The Big Bang Theory’ airs its midseason finale.

The 10 most irresistible Star Wars creatures ranked, from porgs to Yoda to BB-8

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GEORGE LUCAS knew that amid all the human actors and state-of-the-art effects, even a small critter, if ill-conceived, could throw the entire Star Wars world out of whack. “If that puppet had not worked,” the filmmaker once said of Yoda’s…

A comic ‘Santaland’ needs frost

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The David Sedaris standby makes a comedy club appearance.

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2017 Breakthrough: Beanie Feldstein of ‘Lady Bird’

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Beanie Feldstein was a Broadway buff since she was a kid. She was obsessed with musicals, hung with the “theater crowd” in high school and spent years watching shows on the Great White Way. So when she was cast opposite Bette Midler in the…

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Mark Ruffalo is ‘disgusted’ with Trump’s monuments decision

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“Avengers” star Mark Ruffalo said he is disgusted with President Donald Trump’s plan to shrink two sprawling Utah national monuments by nearly two-thirds.

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Biden consoles daughter of ailing Arizona Sen. John McCain

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Former Vice President Joe Biden sought to console the daughter of ailing Sen. John McCain after she began crying while discussing her father’s battle with brain cancer on ABC’s “The View.”

Cellphone company T-Mobile to launch TV service next year

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T-Mobile says it’s launching a TV service next year, becoming the latest company to marry wireless and video.

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Lionsgate giving global run to Boston Marathon documentary

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The first feature-length documentary about the Boston Marathon is getting a global run.

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2017 Breakthrough: Kumail Nanjiani of ‘The Big Sick’

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“The Big Sick” star Kumail Nanjiani is heading into awards season with a mix of fear and excitement.

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List of nominees for the Screen Actors Guild Awards

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A list of the nominees for the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, announced Wednesday in West Hollywood, California:

Waterloo Station: ABBA exhibit explores band’s 1970s rise

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ABBA’s Bjorn Ulvaeus says a new London exhibition about the Swedish pop group took him right back to the 1970s — and he realized some things haven’t changed.

Prominent black supporter of Trump set to leave White House

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The White House says Omarosa Manigault Newman — one of President Donald Trump’s most prominent African-American supporters — plans to leave the administration next month.

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Red Nose Day returns to NBC in 2018 to raise money for kids

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Red Nose Day is returning to NBC in 2018.

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UK theater axes play with abuse theme amid misconduct crisis

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With allegations of sexual misconduct shaking Britain’s entertainment industry, London’s Royal Court Theatre has canceled a production that features “themes of grooming and abuses of power on young women.”

Meghan Markle to join royal family for Christmas

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Prince Harry’s fiancee is set to join Britain’s royal family for Christmas.

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‘The Goonies,’ ‘Titanic’ added to National Film Registry

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A band of misfits known as the Goonies, a sinking ship, some baseball ghosts and the unrelenting New York cop John McClane are being added to the prestigious National Film Registry.

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‘A Fantastic Woman’ director celebrates Golden Globe nod

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Director Sebastian Lelio feels that “A Fantastic Woman” has gone beyond the cinematic experience with its social message, to a great extent thanks to the performance of its star, Daniela Vega.

Prominent New York restaurateur accused of sexual misconduct

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One of the owners of several high-profile New York restaurants is taking a leave of absence after being accused of sexual misconduct by several women who worked for him.

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Nielsen’s top programs for Dec. 4-10

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Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Dec. 4-10. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership.

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Emmy Award telecast moves to Monday on NBC next year

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The next Primetime Emmy Awards will move to Monday night to avoid a huge potential tackle by “Sunday Night Football.”

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How to Adult: How to clean

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Having a clean home is the ultimate way to say, "I am an adult." Here's how to build it into your weekly routine.

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Early reviews of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ are mostly positive — despite the movie’s length

Some reviews praise “The Last Jedi” as the best Star Wars film in three decades — even if the movie runs over 2 ½ hours.

Moscow’s cadet ball mixes pomp, discipline and inclusivity

Moscow’s International Kremlin Cadet Ball is a picture of discipline, pomp and splendor. Girls in billowing dresses twirl across the dance floor, immaculately dressed young men line the hall in orderly rows, and teachers bark out orders,…

2017 Breakthrough: Brooklynn Prince of ‘The Florida Project’

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Seven-year-old Brooklynn Prince is sitting in a darkened TV studio with lights, cameras and control panels all around her. “Mission to Mars, mission to Mars,” she says. “This is Apollo.”

2017 Breakthrough: ‘Get Out’ star Daniel Kaluuya

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When Daniel Kaluuya read Jordan Peele’s script for “Get Out,” he had one question: “Are you allowed to make films like this?”

The AP names its Breakthrough Entertainers of 2017

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The overnight success story in Hollywood is as much of a fairytale as its movies. Years of training, sacrifice and failed attempts at stardom typically define the experience of entertainers before that breakthrough moment occurs.

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Hanif Abdurraqib’s vital meditation on music — and living and dying in America

“They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us” is a breathtaking collection of essays.

Review: Robert Finley’s deep soul validates ‘Goin’ Platinum’

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Robert Finley, “Goin’ Platinum!” (Easy Eye Sound)

Loads of TV shows were great in 2017; here are the 10 best

So-called “Peak TV” remains the blessing and the curse for viewers in 2017, with the tally of scripted series now totaling some 500. Where to begin saluting all the great shows? Here are 10 to salute, recall fondly and, for viewers who…

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One of theater’s most accomplished directors reveals a life among the stars

‘Balancing Acts: Behind the Scenes at London’s National Theatre,’ by Nicholas Hytner

TV highlights: ‘Little Women: Terra’s Big House’ premieres on Lifetime

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | ‘The Fake News with Ted Nelms’ special on Comedy Central.

Books to get you ready for Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding

Some honor the crown, while others offer delicious gossip.

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Review: New Linkin Park live album packs a punch of sorrow

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Linkin Park, “One More Light Live” (Warner Bros.)