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Review: 'Hairspray Live!' pushes the boundaries and wins big
NEW YORK (AP) -- There may have been enough aerosol spray to burn off the rest of our ozone layer, but Wednesday's ambitious live version of the musical "Hairspray" on NBC was worth the environmental damage. It was light and fun and soon had you stuck....

DiCaprio meets with Trump on green jobs to boost economy
NEW YORK (AP) -- Leonardo DiCaprio and the head of his foundation met Wednesday with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss how jobs centered on preserving the environment can boost the economy....

Review: 'Office Christmas Party' throws a holiday rager
Movie-wise, the office Christmas party is the great dismantler of white-collar worker-bee life. Set out the booze, turn down the lights, and suddenly the cubicle walls around staid office life are blown away by heartbreak ("The Apartment") or Hans Gruber ("Die Hard"). '...

AP Source: Grammy country committee rejects Beyonce song
NEW YORK (AP) -- Beyonce earned a whopping nine Grammy nominations Tuesday, including best rock performance, but the singer's twangy song "Daddy Lessons" was rejected by the Recording Academy's country music committee....

Singer Sia and filmmaker-husband Erik Anders Lang separate
NEW YORK (AP) -- Grammy-nominated singer Sia and her filmmaker-husband, Erik Anders Lang, are separating....

Chailly avenges Puccini with original Butterfly
MILAN (AP) -- Principal conductor Riccardo Chailly has avenged Giacomo Puccini's memory with a successful staging of the composer's original version of "Madama Butterfly" for La Scala's gala season-opener Wednesday, 112 year after its hotly contested world premiere on the same stage....

Trump on the attack against 'SNL' again
NEW YORK (AP) -- The chief critic-elect of "Saturday Night Live," Donald Trump, is bashing the show and impersonator Alec Baldwin again - this time prodded into action Wednesday by NBC's own Matt Lauer....

With acclaim raining down, Casey Affleck tries to enjoy it
NEW YORK (AP) -- After spending the night shooting the most devastating scene in "Manchester by the Sea" - a scene in which, Casey Affleck's character, clutching a bag of groceries, stands before a tragedy that haunts him throughout the film - Affleck tripped and felt a shooting pain run up his back....

Congress cracks down on 'bots' that snap up concert tickets
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama that could make it easier to get tickets to popular shows, sports events and concerts....

Megyn Kelly, Tina Fey talk empowerment in the time of Trump
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "What an amazing year it's been for women," Tina Fey shouted out Wednesday morning before she buckled over with a sustained and slightly maniacal laugh. Speaking to a room of celebrities, Hollywood execs and reporters in Los Angeles at The Hollywood Reporter's annual Women in Entertainment event, Fey, accepting the Sherry Lansing Award for Leadership with her usual wit and humor, also said she wondered "how we can proceed in dignity in this increasingly ugly, misogynistic time?"...

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