Arts and entertainment

This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Gal Gadot in a scene from "Wonder Woman." A new study organized by Time’s Up, the Hollywood-based organization formed to promote gender equality, finds that female-led films outperform male-led movies at the box office. The study analyzed the 350 top-grossing films worldwide released between January 2014 and December 2017. It found that in films with small, medium and large budgets, all averaged better global grosses when a woman was listed as the lead star. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)
December 11, 2018 - 4:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Female-led films have consistently outperform male-led movies at the box office, according to a study initiated by Time's Up, the organization formed by prominent women in the entertainment industry to promote gender equality. The study analyzed the 350 top-grossing films worldwide...
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This combination photo provided by Time Magazine shows their four covers for the "Person of the Year," announced Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. The covers show Jamal Khashoggi, top left, members of the Capital Gazette newspaper, of Annapolis, Md., top right, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, bottom left, and Maria Ressa. The covers, which Time called the "guardians and the war on truth," were selected "for taking great risks in pursuit of greater truths, for the imperfect but essential quest for facts that are central to civil discourse, for speaking up and speaking out." (Time Magazine via AP)
December 11, 2018 - 4:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Time magazine on Tuesday recognized journalists, including the slain Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi, as its 2018 Person of the Year in what it said was an effort to emphasize the importance of reporters' work in an increasingly hostile world. The designation wasn't intended as a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, Les Moonves, chairman and CEO of CBS Corporation, poses at the premiere of the new television series "Star Trek: Discovery" in Los Angeles. With a $120 million severance package on the line, an investigation into sexual-misconduct claims against former CBS CEO Moonves will loom over the network's annual shareholders meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
December 11, 2018 - 1:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The newly elected CBS board faces daunting tasks: deciding whether former CEO Les Moonves gets a $120 million exit package following a sexual-misconduct investigation and charting a path for CBS to recover after the scandal. CBS shareholders ratified the 11 board members, including...
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December 11, 2018 - 12:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers have filed a list of 11 alleged trial errors as they try to undo his sexual assault conviction and three- to 10-year prison term. The lawyers filed a motion Tuesday saying Pennsylvania trial Judge Steven O'Neill had a feud with a key pretrial witness, the...
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FILE- In this July 26, 2018 file photo, Kathie Lee Gifford attends Hallmark's Evening Gala during the TCA Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Gifford will be putting aside her morning glass of wine and will step away from the NBC’s “Today” show in April. NBC News chief Noah Oppenheim told staffers Tuesday morning, Dec. 11 that Gifford will leave after 11 years on the show, most recently hosting the 10 a.m. hour alongside Hoda Kotb and sipping plenty of reds. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
December 11, 2018 - 9:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Kathie Lee Gifford will put aside her morning glass of wine and step away from NBC's "Today" show in April. NBC News chief Noah Oppenheim told staffers Tuesday morning that Gifford will leave the show after 11 years of getting up early, most recently hosting the 10 a.m. hour slot...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo, Former First Lady Michelle Obama signs books during an appearance for her book, "Becoming," in New York. Sales for Obama’s memoir have topped 3 million and the former first lady is extending her book tour into 2019. Live Nation and Crown Publishing announced Tuesday, Dec. 11, that Obama will have 21 events next year, six of them in Europe. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 11, 2018 - 8:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sales for Michelle Obama's memoir have topped 3 million and the former first lady is extending her book tour into 2019. "Becoming," published four weeks ago, is among the fastest-selling nonfiction books in history and already among the best-selling political memoirs of all time...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2016, file photo, comedian-actress Carol Burnett appears at the 2016 Texas Film Awards at Austin Studios in Austin, Texas. The Golden Globe Awards will introduce a new TV special achievement trophy at next month’s telecast and name it after its first recipient, comedic icon Burnett. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP, File)
December 11, 2018 - 7:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Globe Awards will introduce a new TV special achievement trophy at next month's telecast and name it after its first recipient — comedic icon Carol Burnett. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association said Tuesday the Carol Burnett Award — the small-screen version of the...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2017, file photo, Dav Pilkey arrives at the LA Premiere of "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie" at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles. Pilkey and his publisher have high hopes for the next installments of his best-selling “Dog Man” series. On Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, Scholastic announced a first printing of 5 million copies for “Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild,” which comes out Dec. 24. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
December 11, 2018 - 7:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Dav Pilkey and his publisher have high hopes for the next installments of his best-selling "Dog Man" series. On Tuesday, Scholastic announced a first printing of 5 million copies for "Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild," which comes out Dec. 24. By comparison, Michelle Obama's million-...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2005 file photo, Melvin Dummar smiles after signing copies of a book that Gary Magnesen had written about Dummar's claims that Howard Hughes left him a portion of the Hughes estate. Dummar, a delivery driver who falsely claimed that billionaire Howard Hughes left a handwritten will bequeathing him $156 million, has died in rural Nevada. Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly said Dummar died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, under hospice care. He was 74. (Scott G. Winterton/Deseret Morning News via AP, File)
December 10, 2018 - 7:45 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Melvin Dummar died never seeing the $156 million that he argued for decades that eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes unexpectedly bequeathed to him for rescuing him on a desert road and driving him nearly three hours to Las Vegas in 1967. Dummar, whose story was depicted in the...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2018 file photo, DJ Khaled arrives at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Meek Mill, Busta Rhymes and Fat Joe were among the rappers that came out to celebrate DJ Khaled’s birthday at an over-the-top party at the Perez Art Museum to close out Art Basel. The Haute Living party celebrated birthdays for both DJ Khaled and his wife Nicole with a 60 person dinner on Sunday, Dec. 9. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
December 10, 2018 - 4:14 pm
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Meek Mill, Busta Rhymes and Fat Joe were among the rappers who came out to celebrate DJ Khaled's birthday at an over-the-top party at the Perez Art Museum to close out Art Basel in Miami Beach. The Haute Living party celebrated birthdays for both DJ Khaled and his wife...
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