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Balloons, Broadway stars and security at Macy's parade

NEW YORK (AP) - New faces and old favorites will fly, float and march in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as police go all-out to secure it in a year marked by attacks on outdoor gathering spots.


George Avakian, jazz producer and scholar, dies at 98

NEW YORK (AP) - George Avakian, a Russian-born jazz scholar and architect of the American music industry who produced essential recordings by Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and other stars has died at age 98.


Q&A: Denzel on 'Roman J. Israel,' 'Malcolm X' and 'Shaft'

NEW YORK (AP) - Denzel Washington, 62 years-old and a seven-time Oscar nominee, is still trying to get better.

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Review: Oldman gives us a human Churchill in 'Darkest Hour'

Words matter. That's one of the key messages of "Darkest Hour," in which Gary Oldman embodies - fiercely and memorably - the legendary Winston Churchill, who rallied his country with soaring oratory when Britain's very survival was at…


Grammy TV special highlights key role played by its producer

NEW YORK (AP) - Justin Timberlake has had plenty of highlights in his glittering career but not many people know he helped save the Grammy Awards in 2009.

Weinstein's Impact: List of men accused of sexual misconduct

NEW YORK (AP) - Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, multiple men in entertainment, media and politics in the U.S. and beyond have faced…


As Churchill, Oldman performs his greatest disappearing act

TORONTO (AP) - It's a long distance from Sid Vicious to Winston Churchill, and a greater leap, still, from Dracula to "Darkest Hour."

Country music star Trace Adkins to lead Centaur parade

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Country music star Trace Adkins will serve as grand marshal for the Krewe of Centaur's 2018 Mardi Gras parade in Shreveport.

Texas resident charged with hacking campaign targeting Los Angeles County Superior Court employees

A Texas resident has been arrested and charged in connection with allegedly trying to hack into the email accounts of hundreds of Los Angeles County Superior Court employees, the district attorney's office announced Tuesday.

Anthony Gonzalez, and his mama, living a dream with 'Coco'

NEW YORK (AP) - Like the character he plays in the film "Coco," Anthony Gonzalez has always wanted to be an artist. But unlike the role he plays, the young actor has been lucky to have the full support of his Mexican family.


Q&A: Diplo on historic concert in Cuba, Rihanna and Bieber

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Globe-trotting EDM star Diplo recently checked another locale off his performance wish-list: Cuba.

Review: A lovely, delicate romance in 'Call Me By Your Name'

The hours move slowly in "Call Me By Your Name ."


New York tabs share 'I'm With Perv' headlines on Trump

NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump's hometown tabloids have nearly identical front cover headlines to report his endorsement of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. They say, "I'm With Perv" and I'm With the Perv!"

Christopher Plummer has this to say about retirement _ never

NEW YORK (AP) - At 87, Christopher Plummer isn't just working - he's busy.


Report: UK police investigating 2nd Spacey sex-assault claim

LONDON (AP) - Police in London are investigating a second allegation of sexual assault against actor Kevin Spacey, British media reported Wednesday.

The Latest: Report: UK police investigating 2nd Spacey claim

NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on sexual harassment allegations against celebrities and media (all times local):; 11:40 a.m. British media say police are investigating a second allegation of sexual assault against actor Kevin Spacey.


Nick Carter 'shocked,' 'saddened' by singer's assault claim

NEW YORK (AP) - Nick Carter says he's "shocked and saddened" by accusations made by a singer who said he raped her about 15 years ago.

Dylan Byers, CNN reporter, ripped for lamenting 'drain of talent' in scandal-ridden media, Hollywood

CNN reporter Dylan Byers is facing criticism online after he complained that the recent wave of sexual misconduct allegations plaguing the media and entertainment industries is resulting in a "drain of talent."

New allegations against Rose emerge from women at CBS News

NEW YORK (AP) - The morning show where Charlie Rose worked until being fired Tuesday is reporting that two women at CBS News claim that Rose grabbed them inappropriately, with one saying he also whispered a sexual innuendo.


Meghan McCain marries Ben Domenech in Arizona ceremony

SEDONA, Ariz. (AP) - Meghan McCain has married fellow conservative commentator Ben Domenech at her family's ranch in Arizona.

Review: Noel Gallagher widens sound on 'Who Built the Moon?'

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, "Who Built the Moon?" (Sour Mash Records)

Security tight for Thanksgiving parade in terror-wary NYC

NEW YORK (AP) - Sand-filled sanitation trucks and police sharpshooters will mix with glittering floats and giant balloons at a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade that comes in a year of terrible mass shootings and not even a month after a…

Erykah Badu offers 'soul therapy' ahead of Soul Train Awards

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) - There's no question that Erykah Badu is the soul hostess. On Sunday, she'll host the Soul Train Awards on BET. But earlier this week, she was the soulful host who invited a small group of reporters to a West…


Mount Rushmore float to appear again in Turkey Day parade

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - This year's "Mount Rushmore's American Pride" float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will feature legendary rhythm and blues singer Smokey Robinson.

Disney star Jordan Fisher wins 'Dancing with the Stars'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Disney Channel star Jordan Fisher has been crowned the winner of "Dancing with the Stars" alongside partner Lindsay Arnold.


Reaction to death of 'Partridge Family' star David Cassidy

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Reaction to the death of singer and actor David Cassidy: "I have known, loved, and admired David Cassidy for 48 out of my 58 years. He has been as kind to me as any real brother could ever be. We've been through a lot…


Upstate NY library selling off art collection to pay bills

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - A western New York library plans to put more of its valuable art collection up for auction, a move that has drawn opposition from some of the organization's supporters.


Russian baritone Hvorostovsky dies at 55

MOSCOW (AP) - Beloved Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 55.

Teen idol David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, dies at 67

NEW YORK (AP) - David Cassidy, the teen and pre-teen idol who starred in the 1970s sitcom "The Partridge Family" and sold millions of records as the musical group's lead singer, died at age 67.


Credibility at risk, media cuts stars loose over sex claims

NEW YORK (AP) - The consequences came swiftly after the allegations emerged against Charlie Rose. Within hours, the veteran news host was suspended by CBS and his PBS interview show was pulled off the air. The next day, he was fired.