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'Borat' star gives church $100K after member appears in film

Actor Sacha Baron Cohen, who stars in “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” donated $100,000 to the church of a woman who believed she was taking part in a documentary but instead was being featured in the mockumentary comedy film
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 31, 2019 file photo, Sacha Baron Cohen arrives at the 2019 Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Annual Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire Beverly Hills, Calif. Actor Sacha Baron Cohen, who stars in “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” donated $100,000 to the church of a woman who believed she was taking part in a documentary but instead was being featured in the mockumentary comedy film. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
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Dove Awards name for KING & COUNTRY top artist

Brother duo for KING & COUNTRY earned their first artist of the year award at the Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards
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FILE - Joel Smallbone, right, and Luke Smallbone of For King and Country appear at the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards in Nashville, Tenn. on Oct. 11, 2016. The brother duo earned their first artist of the year award at the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards, which aired on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, without an audience due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)
October 30

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
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Weinstein accuser who testified at his trial sues him

A woman who testified against disgraced and imprisoned Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has filed a lawsuit against him to seek damages for lasting injuries
October 30
FILE- In this Oct. 24, 2017, file photo, Mimi Haleyi, left, appears at a news conference with her attorney, Gloria Allred, in New York. Haleyi, who testified against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, has filed a lawsuit against him Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, seeking damages for what she described as lasting injuries. The former "Project Runway" production assistant said in the lawsuit that she repeatedly told Weinstein "no" when he forcibly attacked her inside his apartment in July 2006. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
October 30

Judge postpones Trump's TikTok ban in suit brought by users

A federal judge has postponed President Donald Trump’s threatened shutdown of the popular short-form video app TikTok, siding with a Pennsylvania comedian and two other TikTok creators who say Trump’s order hampers their free speech
October 30
FILE - This Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, file photo, shows as logo of a smartphone app TikTok on a user post on a smartphone screen in Tokyo. Canadian e-commerce platform Shopify said Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, it’s made a deal with TikTok enabling merchants to create “shoppable” video ads that drive customers to online stores. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
October 30

Netflix raising US streaming prices amid booming growth

Netflix is raising most of its U.S. prices by 8% to 13% as its video streaming service rides a wave of rising popularity spurred by government-imposed lockdowns that corralled people at home during the fight against the pandemic
October 30
FILE - This Aug. 13, 2020 file photo shows a logo for Netflix on a remote control in Portland, Ore. Netflix is raising most of its U.S. prices by 8% to 13% as its video streaming service rides a wave of rising popularity spurred by government-imposed lockdowns that corralled people at home during the fight against the pandemic. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
October 30

Andrew Lloyd Webber releases first song from 'Cinderella'

Andrew Lloyd Webber is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of his “Jesus Christ Superstar” album with the first single from his latest musical, “Cinderella.”
October 30
October 30

How a Minneapolis teen brings awareness to racial injustice through music

The 18-year-old's song, "X-Ray," sheds light on police brutality in America.
October 30
Minneapolis teen musician Moyana Olivia poses with her guitar in an undated photo. Olivia has shed light on racial injustice in America through her music video "X-Ray".
October 30

Television special to replace canceled 2021 Rose Parade

The 2021 Rose Parade is canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, but viewers will still get a show with a two-hour television special on New Year’s Day
October 30
FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2020, file photo a 2020 Rose Parade float is seen at the start of the route at the 131st Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif. The 2021 Rose Parade is canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, but viewers will still get a show with a two-hour television special on New Year's Day, organizers said. The Tournament of Roses Association said in a Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, news release that the TV special will include "live-to-tape musical and marching band performances, heartwarming segments related to the Rose Parade, celebrity guest appearances," and highlights from past Rose Bowl football games. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker, File)
October 30

Actor Lori Loughlin reports to prison in college scam

Authorities say “Full House” actor Lori Loughlin has reported to a federal prison in California to begin serving her two-month sentence for her role in the college admissions bribery scandal
October 30
FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2019, file photo, actress Lori Loughlin departs federal court in Boston, after a hearing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Authorities say the “Full House” actress has reported to a federal prison in California to begin serving her two-month sentence for her role in the college admissions bribery scandal. The U.S. Attorney's office in Boston said Friday that Loughlin was being processed at the federal lockup in Dublin, California. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
October 30

Review: A counterpoint to dissonance by mother-daughter duo

On the new album “I Can Still Hear You,” Suzzy Roche and her daughter, Lucy Wainwright Roche, beautifully blend their warm voices and create a musical counterpoint to the dissonance of 2020
October 30
This cover image released by StorySound shows "I Can Still Hear You" Suzzy Roche and her daughter, Lucy Wainwright Roche. (StorySound via AP)
October 30

Feds: 'Full House' actress Lori Loughlin has reported to California prison to serve 2-month term in college bribery case

Feds: 'Full House' actress Lori Loughlin has reported to California prison to serve 2-month term in college bribery case
October 30
October 29

Paris Jackson mines her heartache for solo debut album

Paris Jackson has turned coping with the heartache of a recent breakup into her debut solo album
October 29
Paris Jackson poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Oct. 27, 2020, to promote her debut solo album "Wilted," releasing on Nov. 13. Her new single “Let Down” drops Friday, Oct. 30. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
October 29

Judge Judy is moving her gavel to streaming service

Everyone’s going to streaming, including Judge Judy
October 29
FILE - Judge Judy Sheindlin arrives at the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Pasadena, Calif., on May 5, 2019. Sheindlin, whose long-running syndicated courtroom show “Judge Judy” will end production in 2021, will be dispensing justice on an exclusive show in the U.S. for IMDb TV. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
October 29

Scarlett Johansson, Colin Jost marry in private ceremony

Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost have tied the knot a year after engagement
October 29
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Scarlett Johansson, left, and Colin Jost arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Meals on Wheels America announced Thursday on Instagram that Johansson and Jost married over the weekend in an intimate ceremony. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, FIle)
October 29

Carnegie Hall to remain closed through April 5

Carnegie Hall has extended its closure due to the novel coronavirus pandemic through April 5
October 29
FILE - This May 12, 2020 file photo shows Carnegie Hall in New York. Carnegie Hall has extended its closure due to the novel coranavirus pandemic through April 5, 2021. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
October 29

Charlie Hebdo: Proud to provoke Islamists, despite violence

Charlie Hebdo has been threatened, firebombed and struck in an attack that killed a dozen staff members, but the satirical French newspaper won’t stop poking fun at Islamic extremism
October 29
French President Emmanuel Macron, second left, and Nice mayor Christian Estrosi , third left, meet police officers after a knife attack at Notre Dame church in Nice, southern France, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. An attacker armed with a knife killed at least three people at a church in the Mediterranean city of Nice, prompting the prime minister to announce that France was raising its security alert status to the highest level. It was the third attack in two months in France amid a growing furor in the Muslim world over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad that were re-published by the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. (Eric Gaillard/Pool via AP)
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USA Today Best-Selling Books for the week ending October 25, 2020
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New channel offers fare for women in the LGBTQ community

A digital channel devoted to women in the LGBTQ community is launching with shows including a pandemic-set romantic comedy and a paranormal drama
October 29
This image shows the logo for the online channel OML on Revry, devoted to women in the LGBTQ community. The channel debuts Thursday as part of Revry, a digital platform that offers free, ad-supported LGBTQ programming. (OML on Revry via AP)
October 29

Judge grants 9-month delay to Meghan's lawsuit against paper

A British judge has granted a request by the Duchess of Sussex to postpone the trial of her lawsuit against the publisher of a British newspaper that published portions of a private letter she wrote to her father
October 29
October 29

Girl Scouts tweet, then delete post about Amy Coney Barrett

A tweet by the Girl Scouts congratulating new Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett drew such outrage from Barrett’s critics that the youth organization swiftly deleted it
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October 29

Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris to play CMAs

Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Luke Combs and more are set to take the stage at the CMA Awards in November
October 29
FILE - Eric Church performs at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 28, 2017. Church will perform at this year's CMA Awards in Nashville. The show will air on ABC on Nov. 11. (Photo by Rick Scuteri/Invision/AP, File)
October 29

The University of Pittsburgh acquires August Wilson trove

The University of Pittsburgh has acquired the archive of the late playwright and Pittsburgh native son August Wilson, a trove that contains recordings, letters, artwork, poetry, unpublished work and notebooks
October 29
FILE - Playwright August Wilson poses for a portrait at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. on April 7, 2005. The University of Pittsburgh has acquired the archive of the late playwright and Pittsburgh native son August Wilson, a trove that contains recordings, letters artwork, poetry, unpublished work and notebooks. (AP Photo/ Michelle McLoughlin, File)
October 29

Health contractors vetted stars' politics for US virus ad

None of the celebrities agreed to participate in the ad.
October 29
Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar wraps up his testimony before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool)
October 29

Khloe Kardashian confirms she had coronavirus in video

Khloe Kardashian says she had tested positive for the coronavirus
October 29
FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2019, file photo, Khloe Kardashian watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Los Angeles. Kardashian says she had tested positive for the coronavirus. The reality star confirmed her previous diagnosis in a Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, sneak peek clip of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” The bedridden Kardashian spoke in the video with a hoarse voice. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
October 28

'Extraction' producer David Guillod arrested in sex assault

“Extraction” and “Atomic Blonde” producer David Guillod has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault only months after being charged with assaulting four other women
October 28
October 28

Media election planners prepare for a night of mystery

News organizations preparing to follow the vote count next week are preaching caution
October 28
FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020 file photo, the monitor of a television camera shows the set stage for a Democratic presidential primary debate, in Charleston, S.C. Election nights always bring surprises, but media organizations preparing to follow the vote count next week are preaching caution this year. The increase in early and mail-in voting is complicating what used to be a fairly cut-and-dried process of reporting how the story will unfold. News organizations also need to cover voter integrity issues and make plans under a COVID-19 cloud. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 28

Former DHS official says he wrote 'Anonymous' Trump critique

A former Trump administration official who penned a scathing anti-Trump op-ed and book under the pen name “Anonymous” is making his identify public
October 28
President Donald Trump listens as Nevada business leaders talk at Trump International Hotel Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 28

World Series TV ratings average drops 32% below previous low

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ six-game win over the Tampa Bay Rays received an average television rating 32% below the previous World Series low
October 28
October 28

Porn star Ron Jeremy pleads not guilty to new rape charges

Adult film star Ron Jeremy has pleaded not guilty to new charges of rape and sexual assault involving six victims, including a teenage girl
October 28
October 28

Arrest made in 2008 kidnapping of journalists in Afghanistan

An Afghan man has been brought to the United States to face charges in the 2008 gunpoint kidnapping of a journalist for The New York Times and two other men in Afghanistan
October 28
FILE - This April 9, 1996, file photo shows David Rohde, then of The Christian Science Monitor, at a mass grave site in Kravice, Bosnia. Rohde, reporting for the New York Times, and two other men were kidnapped at gunpoint in Afghanistan in 2008. U.S. authorities announced Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, that an Afghan man, Haji Najibullah, has been brought to the United States to face charges in the kidnapping. The victims were not identified, but the description matched the kidnapping of Rohde and Afghan journalist Tahir Ludin. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
October 28

Country artist Cam confronts hard truths on 'The Otherside'

After a promising debut, Cam walked away from the Sony Nashville label before releasing her second album “The Otherside.”
October 28
Country singer Cam poses in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 to promote her second album “The Otherside.” (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
October 28

Diane di Prima, Beat poet and activist, dead at 86

Diane di Prima, a poet, activist and teacher who was one of the last surviving members of the Beats and one of the few women writers in the Beat movement, has died at age 86
October 28
October 28

Outlaw country artist Billy Joe Shaver dead at 81

Outlaw country singer songwriter Billy Joe Shaver, who penned songs for Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Bobby Bare, has died
October 28
FILE - Artist Billy Joe Shaver poses backstage following his concert "Billy Joe Shaver presented by WMOT/Roots Radio" at City Winery Nashville in Nashville, Tenn. on April 1, 2017. Shaver, who penned songs for Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Bobby Bare, has died. His friend Connie Nelson said he died Wednesday in Texas following a stroke. He was 81. (Photo by Laura Roberts/Invision/AP, File)
October 28

Miles Taylor, former Homeland Security chief of staff and outspoken Trump critic, says he wrote 2018 'Anonymous' op-ed

Miles Taylor, former Homeland Security chief of staff and outspoken Trump critic, says he wrote 2018 'Anonymous' op-ed
October 28
October 28

Ahead of the election, a landslide of documentaries

The election has unleashed an avalanche of documentaries like no season before it
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This combination photo shows poster art for political documentaries, from left, "All In: The Fight for Democracy," "Boys State," "537 Votes," "Slay the Dragon," and "The Fight." The election has unleashed an avalanche of documentaries like no season before it. Dozens of films, exploring issues from gerrymandering to white supremacists, have sought to illuminate the many issues and trends voters are confronting at the polls on Tuesday. In a presidential election of enormous stakes, filmmakers have rushed to finish their films before Election Day. (Amazon, from left, Apple TV Plus, HBO Max, Magnolia Pictures, Magnolia Pictures via AP)
October 28

'Masked Singer' begets 'Masked Dancer,' set for December

Fox’s hit series “The Masked Singer” is getting company with “The Masked Dancer,” a chance for celebrity contestants to show off their moves in disguise
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October 28

Chelsea Handler says 50 Cent 'wasn't serious' about supporting Trump

"He is supporting Joe Biden," the comedian said of the rapper.
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Comedian Chelsea Handler joins "The View" on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020.
October 28

Russell Wilson, Ciara fund charter school in Seattle area

Football star Russell Wilson and his wife Ciara, the Grammy-winning performer, are the latest wealthy philanthropists to back a charter school
October 28
FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2020, file photo, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson looks for a receiver during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Seattle. Wilson and his Grammy-winning wife, pop singer Ciara, are putting their money and celebrity behind rebranding a charter school, which advocates hope will boost the troubled Washington state charter school sector that has suffered from enrollment problems after years of legal challenges. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
October 28

Gang member who says he beat up R. Kelly sentenced in deaths

A convicted gang member who says he beat up jailed R&B singer R. Kelly in a Chicago cell has been sentenced to life in prison for a racketeering conviction that involved two 1999 murders
October 28
October 28

Artist Tracey Emin reveals she had operation for cancer

British artist Tracey Emin says she was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and is in remission after an operation
October 28
FILE - In this Friday, June 27, 2014 file photo, British artist Tracey Emin poses for photographers next to her 1998 artpiece, entitled 'My Bed' at an auction house exhibition space in central London. British artist Tracey Emin says she was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and is in remission after an operation. In an interview published Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, Emin told the website Artnet that a malignant tumor was discovered on her bladder in the spring. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, file)
October 28

Meghan seeks to postpone trial in privacy suit against paper

The Duchess of Sussex is seeking to delay the January start of the trial in her privacy lawsuit against a British newspaper over its publication of excerpts from a letter she wrote to her father
October 28
October 28

Review: A rom-com gone wrong in Netflix's ‘Holidate’

Netflix's newest romantic comedy “Holidate” has an irresistably ridiculous concept
October 28
This image released by Netflix shows Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey, right, in a scene from "Holidate." (Steve Dietl/Netflix via AP)
October 28

Author of best-selling 'Maid' takes on college in 'Class'

Stephanie Land, who shared her story of single parenthood and working life in the best-selling memoir “Maid,” is writing a book about the hard truths of college education
October 28
October 28

Whitney Houston makes history with 3rd diamond album

The late Whitney Houston has earned her third diamond-certified album
October 28
This cover image released by Arista Records shows "Whitney" by Whitney Houston. The late singer has earned her third diamond certified album, becoming the first Black artist to achieve the feat. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Legacy Recordings announced Wednesday that Houston's 1987 sophomore album, “Whitney," has reached diamond status, which is equivalent to selling 10 million albums. (Arista Records via AP)
October 28

Tokyo festival opens with grueling boxing 'Underdog' film

Masaharu Take’s films have always focused on painful stories about Japan’s “under-class,” people who are often overlooked in a nation stereotyped as monolithically well-to-do
October 28
This undated photo provided by 2020 UNDERDOG FILM PARTNERS shows film director Masaharu Take at the movie set of Underdog. Take's films have always focused on painful stories about Japan’s "under-class," people who are often overlooked in a nation stereotyped as monolithically well-to-do. “Underdog” opens the Tokyo International Film Festival, which starts Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. (2020 UNDERDOG FILM PARTNERS via AP)
October 28

Jon Stewart will be back in the host's chair for Apple TV+

Jon Stewart is returning to TV with a new home more than five years after bowing out as host of “The Daily Show.”
October 28
FILE- Jon Stewart presents the Pat Tillman award for service on July 18, 2018, at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles. Stewart will return to television as host of an Apple TV+ public affairs show, the streaming service said Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP, File)
October 28

Review: With high sorcery, 'The Craft: Legacy' casts a spell

Two dozen years after the cult favorite teenage witch movie “The Craft” comes a reimagining called “The Craft: Legacy.”
October 28
This image released by Sony Pictures shows, from left, Lovie Simone, Zoey Luna, Cailee Spaeny and Gideon Adlon in a scene from "The Craft: Legacy." (Columbia Pictures/Sony via AP)
October 27

Lawsuit demands California museum forfeit Thai artifacts

The U.S. government has filed a lawsuit demanding a San Francisco museum give up claims to two religious relics allegedly stolen from Thailand
October 27