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Beyonce! Hillary! Guests flood India for a very big wedding

Dec. 12, 2018 3:13 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — In a season of big Indian weddings, the Wednesday marriage of two billionaire scions is set to be the biggest of them all. The bride, Isha Ambani, is the Ivy League-educated daughter of industrialist Mukesh Ambani, thought to be India's richest man. Forbes estimates his net worth at over...

Nominees for Screen Actors Guild Awards to be announced

Dec. 12, 2018 3:09 AM EST

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The nominees for the Screen Actors Guild Awards will be announced Wednesday as the show prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary. "Crazy Rich Asians" star Awkwafina and "Orange Is the New Black" actress Laverne Cox will read the nominations beginning at 7 a.m. Pacific at the...

'Jurassic Park,' 'Shining' added to National Film Registry

Dec. 12, 2018 3:04 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The National Film Registry is turning 30 and will bring in a new crop of films ranging from dinosaurs' return from extinction, a cowboys-in-love drama and stories showcasing Native Americans. The Library of Congress announced Wednesday that the films "Jurassic Park," ''Brokeback...

Oprah Winfrey praises Toni Morrison at Manhattan dinner gala

Dec. 11, 2018 11:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey was in town to praise one of her idols, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison. "It's impossible to actually imagine the American literary landscape without a Toni Morrison," Winfrey said Tuesday night during a dinner gala in downtown Manhattan hosted by the Center for Fiction, which...

Study finds female-led films outperform male ones

Dec. 11, 2018 11:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study that analyzed four years' worth of films found that female-led movies have consistently outperformed those in which men get top billing. The study analyzed the 350 top-grossing films worldwide released between January 2014 and December 2017. Researchers found that in films with...

Film Review: Jason Momoa swims but 'Aquaman' sinks

Dec. 11, 2018 7:26 PM EST

Superheroes who travel by sea horse never get any respect. Since Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger first dreamed him up in 1941, Aquaman's fate has largely been as the Rodney Dangerfield of DC Comics — a regular punchline for his not-so-potent powers. Sure, he can talk underwater and brandishes a big fork for...

Minneapolis Star Tribune film critic resigns over plagiarism

Dec. 11, 2018 7:08 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis Star Tribune's film critic has resigned in the face of plagiarism accusations, the newspaper reported in an apology to its readers. The newspaper on Tuesday said it was tipped by a reader and confirmed instances in which Colin Covert's reviews included unique phrases...

Michelle Obama surprises Detroit students at Motown Museum

Dec. 11, 2018 7:08 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Michelle Obama surprised a group of Detroit college students on Tuesday afternoon, walking into the Motown Museum as the young men of color took part in a roundtable discussion on education. The former first lady was greeted with smiles, looks of astonishment and applause after entering the...

Tennis broadcaster Justin Gimelstob accused of assault in LA

Dec. 11, 2018 6:30 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tennis broadcaster and coach Justin Gimelstob faces a felony assault charge following his Halloween night arrest for allegedly attacking a former friend in Los Angeles. The 41-year-old former pro player is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday. Gimelstob's attorney, Shawn Holley, didn't...

ESPN signs Jessica Mendoza to multiyear extension

Dec. 11, 2018 5:54 PM EST

Jessica Mendoza will have more of a presence on various ESPN platforms starting next baseball season. Mendoza signed a multiyear extension with ESPN to remain part of the "Sunday Night Baseball" announcer's booth and make more studio appearances. In 2015, Mendoza became the first female analyst for a nationally...