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Letitia Wright steals show in ‘Black Panther’ breakout role

Updated on  February 19, 2018 at 12:21 pm
Letitia Wright still can’t believe she made the “Black Panther” poster. The 24-year-old actress has an out-of-nowhere star-making turn in the Marvel superhero film as the whip-smart Shuri, teenage sister to T’Challa and top scientist in Wakanda. Read More

‘Black Panther’ blows away box office with $192M weekend

A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed “Black Panther” to a record-setting $192 million debut in U.S. and Canada theaters, firmly establishing the superhero sensation as a box-office landmark. Read More

African fashion on display at early ‘Black Panther’ shows

The vibrant African fashion of “Black Panther” was on display at multiplexes around the country as moviegoers flocked to the first showings of Marvel’s latest superhero blockbuster in traditional African shirts, dresses, head wraps and more. Read More

Kimmel blames Trump, Congress for school shooting

Jimmy Kimmel opened his late night show by replaying clips from President Donald Trump’s statement about the killings of 17 people by a teenager with an AR-15 assault weapon at a Florida high school — including the part where Trump said “no parent should ever have to fear for their sons and daughters when they kiss them goodbye in the morning.” Kimmel said he agrees, “and here’s what you do to fix that … what we need are laws, real laws, that do everything possible to keep assault rifles out of the hands of people who are going to shoot our kids.” Read More

London Fashion Week kicks off with hoodies, frills, bold color

It’s time for London to enjoy its stint as the center of the fashion universe. London Fashion Week kicked off with catwalk shows by Bora Aksu and Mulberry, and headliners over the next few days include Burberry, Christopher Kane, Roksanda and other favorites. Read More

The women of ‘Black Panther’ take center stage

Scientist. Warrior. Queen Mother. Spy. These are just a few of the job titles of the women of “Black Panther,” now playing nationwide. None of them are fighting over a guy, or needing one to save them. They are fierce, proud, intelligent and capable. Read More

Spice Girls reportedly sign contract for reunion tour

Updated on  February 15, 2018 at 1:11 pm
The Spice Girls have reportedly signed contracts for a reunion tour in the UK and the U.S., TMZ reported. Read More

Amy Schumer ties knot with chef Chris Fischer

Updated on  February 15, 2018 at 1:49 pm
Amy Schumer has tied the knot with chef Chris Fischer. People magazine says the two wed in a private ceremony in Malibu, California, on Tuesday. Read More

Olympics food options range from comfort to high-tech

Korean food is some of the world’s finest - savory, salty soups with fish so tender it falls off the bone; thick slabs of grilled pork and beef backed with spicy kimchi that many Korean grandmothers swear cures the common cold. But it’s very different from what many foreign Olympians are used to. Read More

Researchers say Tesla in space will come near Earth this century

Updated on  February 15, 2018 at 1:10 pm
The Tesla Roadster blasted into orbit around the sun by Elon Musk’s SpaceX is going to pass close to Earth, according to a new study, and young earthlings may still be alive when it happens. Read More

‘Survivor’ champ bit cop after revival with overdose antidote

A winner of the reality TV show “Survivor” bit a police officer after being found unconscious in the driver’s seat of her running parked car and had to be revived with the opioid overdose antidote drug Narcan, police said. Read More

Chris Rock returns with Netflix comedy special

Updated on  February 14, 2018 at 1:46 pm
This special, the first in a decade for Chris Rock, is more searching and confessional than previous work. He has honed this material, beefing up jokes and cutting out fat, and his comedy has become tighter, funnier if also slicker, shifting from a story of a comic struggling with demons to one describing how he once was lost and now he’s found. Read More

Who pays when Beyoncé songs play at the Olympics?

In an earlier era, Olympic figure skaters competed to the sounds of orchestral pieces. Now, the soundtrack is Beyoncé. The transition to pop has been happening for years, but the addition of music with lyrics, a rule change by the International Skating Union meant to attract a younger audience, has led to questions from viewers about how musicians are compensated and how the skaters secure permission to use songs. Read More

Kendrick Lamar-led ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack has power

At times, the Kendrick Lamar-curated “Black Panther” album feels like a stand-alone set, only loosely related to the Marvel film for which it’s named. But the album is a solid, entertaining listen that, in places, has its power. Read More

Former ‘Charles in Charge’ actor claims abuse by Scott Baio

A former “Charles in Charge” actor says Scott Baio assaulted and “mentally tortured” him during their time together on the show in the 1980s. Alexander Polinsky made the allegations in Los Angeles during a news conference. Read More

Jeep in hot water over ad showing SUV romping through river

The head of one of the nation’s largest fish conservation groups says Fiat Chrysler Super Bowl ads “glorified” the destruction of aquatic habitat in an apparent attempt to appeal to off-road thrill seekers. It’s the second time ads by the automaker have drawn complaints since the game. Read More

Bichon frise named top dog at Westminster

Flynn the bichon frise won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club this week, a choice that seemed to surprise almost everyone in the packed crowd at Madison Square Garden. Read More