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D'oh! 'Simpsons' needle Trump ahead of 100-day milestone
"The Simpsons" is taking on President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office in a short animation released online....

Coulter's Berkeley speech canceled, police prep for violence
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Ann Coulter said Wednesday that she was forced to cancel her speaking event Thursday at the University of California, Berkeley amid concerns of violence but might still "swing by to say hello" to all her supporters....

ESPN laying off 100 broadcasters, writers as viewers dwindle
NEW YORK (AP) -- ESPN is laying off about 100 employees, including former athletes-turned-broadcasters Trent Dilfer, Len Elmore and Danny Kanell, in a purge designed to focus the sports network on a more digital future....

In Demme's eclectic career, a nonstop rock 'n' roll beat
NEW YORK (AP) -- Through Jonathan Demme's freewheeling filmmaking life sounded a steady rock 'n' roll beat....

5 notable films by the late Jonathan Demme
NEW YORK (AP) -- MELVIN AND HOWARD: Among the most memorable films about Howard Hughes, this 1980 release starred Jason Robards as the mysterious billionaire and Paul le Mat as Melvin Dummar, the struggling everyman who encounters Hughes in the Nevada desert. Mary Steenburgen won an Oscar for playing Lynda, Melvin's first wife....

Producer admits bilking investors with fake Broadway play
NEW YORK (AP) -- A Broadway producer admitted on Wednesday that he scammed his friends and others into investing more than $165,000 in a nonexistent play about opera star Kathleen Battle supposedly starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o....

YouTube announces music competition series for emerging acts
NEW YORK (AP) -- YouTube is launching a new music competition series for emerging artists featuring Backstreet Boys, Demi Lovato and Jason Derulo....

Fox anchor says network does little about racial diversity
NEW YORK (AP) -- A Fox News Channel anchor who is black has joined a racial discrimination lawsuit against his company, saying Wednesday that the network marginalized him and has little interest in promoting diversity....

Rapper Kevin Gates gets 30 months in prison on gun charge
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Billboard chart-topping rapper Kevin Gates has been sentenced to 30 months in an Illinois prison after pleading guilty to a gun charge....

Cosby, daughter, lawyer speak out as sex assault trial looms
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bill Cosby and his delegates are speaking out in select media interviews Wednesday, a month before jury selection starts in his Pennsylvania sex assault trial....

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