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Philippines’ Catriona Gray named Miss Universe 2018

The 24-year-old singer and model said she wore red because “when I was 13, my mom said she had a dream that I would win Miss Universe in a red dress.” Read More

‘Justice’ is Merriam-Webster’s word of the year

Racial justice. Obstruction of justice. Social justice. The Justice Department. Merriam-Webster has chosen “justice” as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle over months and months. Read More

‘Spider-Verse’ swings to the top; ‘Mortal Engines’ tanks

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” swung to the top of the domestic box office in its first weekend in theaters, proving that there is widespread audience interest in big screen animated versions of Marvel’s marquee superheroes. Read More

Spanish prosecutors file tax evasion charges against Shakira

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. The Colombian singer denied the charges. Read More

‘American Idol’ to film at Aulani next month

The Showcase Round was added a few years ago and sees the several dozen singers chosen at the auditions pared to 24 semifinalists. Read More

2018 Breakthrough: Awkwafina of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

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.” Read More

Apple strikes deal to produce new content based on beloved ‘Peanuts’ characters

The global children’s content and brands company will develop and produce original programs for Apple including new series, specials and shorts based on the beloved characters. “Peanuts” was created by Schulz in 1950. Read More

CBS settled with Eliza Dushku for $9.5M over ‘Bull’ star’s sexual comments

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. Read More

‘A Star Is Born’ tops SAG Awards nominations, snubs abound

“A Star Is Born” led nominations for the 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards with four nods including best ensemble on Wednesday, firmly establishing Bradley Cooper’s romantic revival as this year’s Academy Awards front runner. Read More

Nick Cannon sees irony in way Oscars handled Kevin Hart

Nick Cannon isn’t just defending his friend and fellow comedian Kevin Hart over the Oscars hosting controversy. He’s also going after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences itself. Read More

Study finds female-led films outperform male ones

A study organized by Time’s Up, the organization formed to promote gender equality, has found that female-led films consistently outperform male-led movies at the box office. Read More

Shameik Moore slings webs as 1st biracial Spider-Man

A journal entry by Shameik Moore was a teenager laid out one of his dreams — to play Spider-Man on the big screen. That dream is now partially realized, with Moore serving as the voice of the webslinger in “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” Read More


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