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In this combination photo, Marlee Matlin, from left, arrives at the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on June 19th, 2011 in Las Vegas, Millicent Simmonds arrives at the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards on Jan. 13, 2019, in Santa Monica, Calif., Danny Woodburn attends the premiere of

Entertainers discuss disability representation in Hollywood

Oct. 27, 2020 8:09 AM EDT

It’s an old cliche that if an actor wants to win an Oscar, he or she should consider playing a character with a disability. And it’s not entirely unfounded advice: 61 actors have been nominated for playing a character with a disability and 27 have walked away winners. But only two of those actors...

FILE - Bruce Springsteen performs during the closing ceremonies of the Invictus Games in Toronto on Sept. 30, 2017. Springsteen's latest album,

Remembering his friends, Springsteen pens ‘Letter to You’

Oct. 26, 2020 9:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Last year as Bruce Springsteen reflected on the death of his friend and teenage bandmate George Theiss, who died in 2018, he grabbed his guitar and pen and began writing a song about being the sole living member of his first band. He wrote about the New Jersey clubs where the Castiles...

FILE - Oprah Winfrey arrives for the presentation of Stella McCartney's ready-to-wear Fall-Winter 2019-2020 fashion collection in Paris on March 4, 2019. Winfrey is setting aside her usual book club recommendations and instead citing seven personal favorites ranging from James Baldwin’s landmark essays in “The Fire Next Time” to Mary Oliver’s poetry collection “Devotions.” She is calling her choices “The Books That See Me Through,” works she values for “their ability to comfort, inspire, and enlighten” her. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

`The books that help her through': Winfrey suggests seven

Oct. 26, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With Election Day approaching and the pandemic ongoing, Oprah Winfrey is setting aside her usual book club recommendations and instead citing seven personal favorites, ranging from James Baldwin's landmark essays in “The Fire Next Time” to Mary Oliver's poetry collection...

FILE- People pass the News Corporation headquarters building and Fox News studios in New York on Aug. 1, 2017. Several Fox News Channel executives and on-air personalities were exposed last week to a person on a private plane who later tested positive for COVID-19. It has led to some restrictions at the network. Anchor Bret Baier said Monday that he's tested negative three times in the wake of the flight and will be doing his nightly news show from home this week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Fox News anchors quarantine after virus exposure on flight

Oct. 26, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Several Fox News Channel on-air personalities were exposed last week to someone on a private plane who later tested positive for COVID-19, leading the network to take extra precautions this week. The network said in a memo to staff members on Monday that there had recently been “a...

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New this week: 'This Is Us,' Baby Yoda, 'The Craft' redone

Oct. 26, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Many things will be different about Halloween this year, but the annual rush of horror films is much the same. This week...

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In this combination photo, Marlee Matlin, from left, arrives at the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on June 19th, 2011 in Las Vegas, Millicent Simmonds arrives at the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards on Jan. 13, 2019, in Santa Monica, Calif., Danny Woodburn attends the premiere of

Entertainers discuss disability representation in Hollywood

Oct. 27, 2020 8:09 AM EDT

It’s an old cliche that if an actor wants to win an Oscar, he or she should consider playing a character with a disability. And it’s not entirely unfounded advice: 61 actors have been nominated for playing a character with a disability and 27 have walked away winners. But only two of those actors...

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'Magic Tree House' books to be adapted into graphic novels

Oct. 27, 2020 8:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Pope Osborne is preparing her million-selling “Magic Tree House” series for a new adventure. She is teaming with playwright Jenny Laird and the illustrators-sisters Kelly Matthews and Nichole Matthews to adapt her work for graphic novels. The first release will be an...

Supporters of Islami Andolan Bangladesh, an Islamist political party, carry a cutout of French President Emmanuel Macron with a garland of footwear around it as they protest against the publishing of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad they deem blasphemous, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Muslims in the Middle East and beyond on Monday called for boycotts of French products and for protests over the caricatures, but Macron has vowed his country will not back down from its secular ideals and defense of free speech. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu)

Thousands in Bangladesh protest against French cartoons

Oct. 27, 2020 7:43 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Around 10,000 people in Bangladesh rallied in the South Asian nation's capital on Tuesday to protest France's president and his staunch support of secular laws that deem caricatures depicting the Prophet Muhammad as protected under freedom of speech. Protesters from the...

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Can I celebrate Halloween during the pandemic?

Oct. 27, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

Can I celebrate Halloween during the pandemic? Yes, but probably not like you normally would. Health experts say some Halloween traditions like crowding on doorsteps for candy and inching your way through haunted houses heighten the risk of spreading COVID-19 and should be avoided. But there are ways to adapt...

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2019, file photo, members of South Korean K-pop group TWICE pose for photos on the red carpet at the Seoul Music Awards at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea. TWICE, a popular K-pop group known for its catchy lyrics and colorful aesthetics, released its second full album, a collection that invites listeners into the band's more daring side. “Eyes Wide Open,” released Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, has 13 songs, including the lead single “I Can't Stop Me.

K-pop band TWICE reveals its daring side on new album

Oct. 27, 2020 2:32 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — TWICE, a popular K-pop group known for its catchy lyrics and colorful aesthetics, has released its second full album, a collection that invites listeners into the band's more daring side. “Eyes Wide Open,” released Monday, features 13 songs, including the lead single...

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2020, file photo, coronavirus-themed Halloween decorations are displayed on a lawn in Tenafly, N.J. In a year when fear and death have commandeered front-row seats in American life, what does it mean to encounter Halloween, a holiday whose very existence hinges on turning fear and death into entertainment? (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Halloween in 2020: Some fun with death and fear, anyone?

Oct. 27, 2020 1:10 AM EDT

PORTERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The setting: a rolling patch of Pennsylvania farmland, about 15 miles from the little town where “Night of the Living Dead” was filmed. The moment: Halloween season 2020, a moonlit Friday night. She strides up to the hayride and beckons you to the dimly lit tent...

Sam Gordon poses for a photograph, Oct. 20, 2020, in Herriman, Utah. Gordon was the only girl in a tackle football league when she started playing the game at age 9. Now, Gordon hopes she can give girls a chance to play on female-only high school teams through a lawsuit. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Female football star sues for schools to offer girls' teams

Oct. 27, 2020 1:03 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sam Gordon's staggering football skills made her famous at age 9. But they didn't make her fully welcome on the field. As the only girl in a tackle football league in Utah, she heard parents from opposing teams urge their kids to “beat the girl.” “I had a target...

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Lt. Col. Vindman writing memoir, 'Here, Right Matters'

Oct. 26, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman, the national security aide who offered key testimony during the impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump and later accused the president of running a “campaign of bullying, intimidation, and retaliation," has a book deal. Harper announced Monday...

Questlove arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The founder of the hip-hop group The Roots wants to find the woman who bought a turntable and records for him when he was 5. He posted about his quest on social media over the weekend. He wrote that he was in Portland, Maine, in 1976 when he made friends with a stranger. He said he knew talking to strangers was a no-no but says “my instincts paid off.” Now he's hoping to find Ellie. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Questlove's quest: To find woman who bought him a turntable

Oct. 26, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Ahmir Thompson, founder of The Roots and drummer for the “Tonight Show” band, wants to find the kind stranger who bought him a turntable and several records at the tender age of 5. Thompson — better known as Questlove — posted on social media that he was...

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Sterling K. Brown finds his balance in when to speak out

Oct. 26, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Season five of NBC's “This Is Us,” debuts Tuesday and viewers will get to see the Pearson family as they navigate both the pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement. Sterling K. Brown, who plays Randall Pearson, says he can relate to how his character — a Black man who...