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Stars expose problems, seek solutions on 'America Divided'
NEW YORK (AP) -- Norman Lear, a show business legend and full-throated humanist, set out last spring to rent a modest apartment in the Bronx....

Disney to make live-action 'Lion King,' Favreau directing
NEW YORK (AP) -- The animated classic "The Lion King" will be the latest Disney film to get a live-action remake....

Dan Brown's next thriller, 'Origin,' coming next fall
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dan Brown's next thriller is set to come out next fall....

Courteney Cox: Brangelina split 'not about' Jennifer Aniston
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Courteney Cox wants people to leave the name of her close friend and former "Friends" cast mate Jennifer Aniston out of any discussion about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's divorce....

Lin-Manuel Miranda to host 'Saturday Night Live'
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Alexander Hamilton is coming to "Saturday Night Live."...

Tom Petty to be honored as MusiCares Person of the Year
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tom Petty will be honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year next year days before the Grammy Awards....

Yves Saint Laurent designer makes highly-anticipated debut
PARIS (AP) -- A huge crane in the colors of the French flag hoisted up a giant neon YSL logo above a construction site in the French capital, literally setting expectations high for this year's YSL show at Paris Fashion Week....

Stage musical to be made from novel 'Madame Sousatzka'
NEW YORK (AP) -- A musical based on the novel that was turned into the Shirley MacLaine film "Madame Sousatzka" is hoping to make it to Broadway....

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Stars expose problems, seek solutions on 'America Divided'

Dan Brown's next thriller, 'Origin,' coming next fall

Tom Petty to be honored as MusiCares Person of the Year

Stage musical to be made from 1988 film 'Madame Sousatzka'

Lin-Manuel Miranda to host 'Saturday Night Live'

Abdul-Jabbar writing book about UCLA coach John Wooden

'The Magicians' author writing novel set in post-Camelot era

Kashif Saleem, producer for Whitney Houston, dies at 59

Kevin Kline to return to Broadway this spring in a comedy

Tony Awards show sets key dates for '17, but still no home