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Joseph Wapner, star of 'The People's Court,' dead at 97
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Joseph Wapner, the retired Los Angeles judge who presided over "The People's Court" with steady force during the heyday of the reality courtroom show, died Sunday at age 97....

Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' scares up big $30.5 million debut
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Great reviews and buzz propelled comedian Jordan Peele's directorial debut, the micro-budget thriller "Get Out," to a chart-topping opening weekend with $30.5 million according to studio estimates Sunday....

Family representative says actor Bill Paxton has died
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Bill Paxton, a prolific and charismatic actor who had memorable roles in such blockbusters as "Apollo 13" and "Titanic" while also cherishing his work in "One False Move" and other low-budget movies and in the HBO series "Big Love," has died from complications due to surgery. He was 61....

Reaction to the death of actor Bill Paxton
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Reaction to the death of film and TV actor Bill Paxton, of "Titanic," ''Aliens," ''The Terminator," ''Apollo 13" and the HBO series "Big Love" fame:...

Will 'La La' have another day of sun at Sunday's Oscars?
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Will the 89th Academy Awards be a parade of political speeches or landslide for "La La Land"? Probably both....

'Moonlight' sweeps Spirit Awards; Affleck wins best actor
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- Sunday might be dominated by "La La Land," but Saturday belonged to "Moonlight."...

'Hillary's America,' 'Batman v Superman' top Razzies
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Neither Batman nor Dinesh D'Souza could finagle their way out of a Razzie....

A cadre of casually clad stars come through Oscar rehearsals
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dwayne Johnson posed for a solo pic on the Dolby Theatre stage. Taraji P. Henson pretended to run off with the wooden prop Oscar. And a makeup-free, casually clad Halle Berry made a rehearsal actor's day when she kissed him on the cheek as he came onstage to accept an award....

Palestinians celebrate Bethlehem singer crowned Arab Idol
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinians are celebrating a Christian crooner from the West Bank city of Bethlehem who won this year's Arab Idol, the Arab world's premier television song competition....

Five facts about Sunday's 89th Annual Academy Awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Five facts about Sunday's 89th Annual Academy Awards:...

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