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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2013, file photo, author Doris Kearns Goodwin poses for a portrait at her home in Concord, Mass. Goodwin is the executive producer of the History channel’s six-hour docudrama,

Spoiler: George Washington lies, stands tall in docuseries

Feb. 13, 2020 2:57 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — George Washington is the leading man in historian Doris Kearns Goodwin’s first venture as a TV producer, a docudrama that follows his growth from ambitious young soldier to statesman. Spoiler alert for “Washington,” airing 8 p.m. EST Sunday through Tuesday on...

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2019, file photo, singer Rihanna poses for photographers upon arrival at the British Fashion Awards in central London. Rihanna will receive the President’s Award during the 51st NAACP Image Awards this month, the NAACP announced Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2020. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

Rihanna to receive special honor at NAACP Image Awards

Feb. 4, 2020 7:32 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rihanna will receive the President’s Award during the 51st NAACP Image Awards this month. The NAACP announced Tuesday that it had selected the 31-year-old pop star and fashion icon for her “groundbreaking career as an artist and musician, but (someone who) has also...

Apple, Broadcom told to pay Caltech $1.1B in patent lawsuit

Jan. 30, 2020 12:52 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal jury on Wednesday decided that Apple Inc. and Broadcom Inc. must pay $1.1 billion to the California Institute of Technology for infringing on patents. Apple was on the hook for nearly $838 million of the damages awarded in a lawsuit that said Broadcom used its patented Wi-Fi...

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From Erivo to Pacino, TV critics meeting draws stars in

Jan. 22, 2020 1:53 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — When members of the Television Critics Association gather each January to preview upcoming programs and hear from those who make them, the result can be a kind of exotic celebrity zoo. This year's mixed crowd included reality stars (Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian West), Oscar winners...

FILE — In this Aug. 1, 1963 file photo Bayard Rustin, leader of the March on Washington poses in New York City. California lawmakers, state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, and Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D- San Diego, called on Gov. Gavin Newsom to posthumously pardon Rustin, who was jailed for having gay sex nearly 70 years ago, during a Capitol news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Eddie Adams)

California governor asked to pardon late gay rights leader

Jan. 21, 2020 6:33 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Legislature’s LGBTQ and black caucuses on Tuesday asked Gov. Gavin Newsom to posthumously pardon a civil rights leader who was jailed for having gay sex nearly 70 years ago. Bayard Rustin was a confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., along with being an...

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2019, file photo writer-producer Julian Fellowes attends the premiere of

'Downton Abbey' creator's new TV show is painfully accurate

Jan. 19, 2020 7:59 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The period costumes of a Julian Fellowes drama can be excruciatingly accurate, as an actress in his new series “Belgravia” discovered. The Epix drama from “Downton Abbey” creator Fellowes and executive producer Gareth Neame is set in 19th-century London...

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Critics free to criticize, say 'Morning Show' makers, stars

Jan. 19, 2020 6:59 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — When critics and subjects of their criticism meet there can be tense moments — especially when a new streaming service’s high-profile project, “The Morning Show,” is at issue. That was the case when Mimi Leder, executive producer of the Apple TV Plus...

National Team quarterback Reid Sinnett, left, of San Diego, holds the game trophy while National Team quarterback Nick Tiano, of Chattanooga, holds the MVP trophy following the team's Collegiate Bowl college football game against the American Team on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. The National Team won 30-20. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Tiano leads National to 30-20 win in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

Jan. 18, 2020 11:32 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Nick Tiano realizes he might have limited chances to show scouts he deserves a chance in the NFL. On Saturday, he was able to take advantage of his playing time. The Chattanooga quarterback threw for 135 yards and a touchdown en route to being selected the MVP of the NFLPA...

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Kardashian West pursues criminal justice reform in TV show

Jan. 18, 2020 11:20 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Kim Kardashian West is a step closer to becoming a lawyer, having finished her first year of study as an apprentice. She told The Associated Press on Saturday that her next step is taking the “baby bar,” so-called because it's a one-day exam. If she passes, she plans...

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Paris Hilton reveals private side in upcoming documentary

Jan. 18, 2020 5:03 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Having thrown her life open for years, it's hard to believe there isn't much the public doesn't know about Paris Hilton. But wait, there is. The 38-year-old socialite often described as famous for being famous reveals a private side of herself in “This is Paris,” a...