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FILE - This September 1988 file photo shows author Alison Lurie in New York. Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Lurie has died at age 94. Her husband, Edward Hower, says the author died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, of natural causes. (AP Photo/David Karp, File)

Alison Lurie, prize winning novelist, dead at 94

Dec. 3, 2020 7:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Alison Lurie, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist whose satirical and cerebral tales of love and academia included the marital saga “The War Between the Tates” and the comedy of Americans abroad “Foreign Affairs,” died Thursday at age 94. Lurie, a professor...

This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Timothee Chalamet, left, and Rebecca Ferguson in a scene from the upcoming 2021 film

In seismic shift, Warner Bros. to stream all 2021 films

Dec. 3, 2020 7:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In the most seismic shift by a Hollywood studio yet during the pandemic, Warner Bros. Pictures on Thursday announced that all of its 2021 film slate — including a new “Matrix” movie, “Godzilla vs. Kong” and the Lin-Manuel Miranda adaptation “In the...

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton attends the premiere of the Hulu documentary

Hillary, Chelsea Clinton to tell unheralded heroes' stories

Dec. 3, 2020 3:49 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, are forming a film production company that they say will tell the stories of people whose voices are often overlooked. Their first project of their HiddenLight company is to be a documentary series called “Gutsy Women,”...

Tony Award-winner Jefferson Mays performs during a one-man high-tech “A Christmas Carol Live” that is being filmed for streaming this month at the empty 3,000-seat United Palace. The one-man show is an example of how many who work in the theater are increasingly defying COVID-19 by refusing to let it stop their art. (Courtesy of A Christmas Carol Live via AP)

Theater uses its creativity to defy pandemic and stage shows

Dec. 3, 2020 11:21 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — There's theater on Broadway. You just have to adjust your sights. More than a hundred blocks north of Manhattan's shuttered theater district but on that same famed thoroughfare, an actor recently read his lines from a huge stage. But there was no applause. Instead, all that was heard was a...

This combination photo shows key art for holiday specials, from left,

Holiday movies, music specials arrive to light a bleak year

Dec. 3, 2020 4:30 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bring on the sentimental holiday rom-coms, the chorus of Christmas music specials and the nostalgia of last century’s animated charmers. We’ll take any and all feel-good moments in a year of scarcity. Mariah and Dolly and Charlie Brown are among the comforts TV is offering...

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BYU wide receiver Neil Pau'u (2) congratulates running back Miles Davis, right, after his fourth quarter touchdown against North Alabama during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger, Pool)

Plan B as in BYU: Cougars face Chanticleers on short notice

Dec. 3, 2020 8:47 PM EST

Word came to Coastal Carolina on Wednesday that the most significant home game in the history of the program was in serious jeopardy. The 14th-ranked Chanticleers were scheduled to face No. 25 Liberty on Saturday in an unexpected Top-25 matchup that persuaded ESPN to send "College GameDay” to Conway, South...

FILE - This September 1988 file photo shows author Alison Lurie in New York. Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Lurie has died at age 94. Her husband, Edward Hower, says the author died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, of natural causes. (AP Photo/David Karp, File)

Alison Lurie, prize winning novelist, dead at 94

Dec. 3, 2020 7:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Alison Lurie, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist whose satirical and cerebral tales of love and academia included the marital saga “The War Between the Tates” and the comedy of Americans abroad “Foreign Affairs,” died Thursday at age 94. Lurie, a professor...

James McBride among those honored by Center for Fiction

Dec. 3, 2020 7:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Author James McBride and editor Chris Jackson were among those honored Thursday night by the Center for Fiction. McBride and Showtime received an On Screen Award for the acclaimed adaptation of his prize-winning historical novel “The Good Lord Bird,” which starred Ethan Hawke...

FILE - In this 2003 file photo, Miami Herald columnist Dan Le Batard poses for a photo in Miami. ESPN's ESPN announced Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 that Dan Le Batard will be leaving the network next month.
Le Batard hosts a late-morning show on ESPN Radio as well as the “Highly Questionable” afternoon program on ESPN. Le Batard will make his final appearance on both shows on Jan. 4. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP, File)

ESPN says Le Batard leaving radio, TV shows next month

Dec. 3, 2020 7:48 PM EST

ESPN announced Thursday that Dan Le Batard will be leaving the network next month. Le Batard hosts a late-morning show on ESPN Radio as well as the “Highly Questionable” afternoon program on ESPN. Le Batard will make his final appearance on both shows on Jan. 4. Le Batard had a year left on his...

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2019 file photo, Casanova attends the world premiere of Amazon Prime Video's

Rapper Casanova surrenders in federal racketeering case

Dec. 3, 2020 7:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The rapper Casanova remained in federal custody Thursday after surrendering to law enforcement in a gang-related federal racketeering case, authorities said. The New York City rapper, whose legal name is Caswell Senior, was charged in an indictment unsealed this week against 18 members of...

This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Timothee Chalamet, left, and Rebecca Ferguson in a scene from the upcoming 2021 film

In seismic shift, Warner Bros. to stream all 2021 films

Dec. 3, 2020 7:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In the most seismic shift by a Hollywood studio yet during the pandemic, Warner Bros. Pictures on Thursday announced that all of its 2021 film slate — including a new “Matrix” movie, “Godzilla vs. Kong” and the Lin-Manuel Miranda adaptation “In the...

This image released by CBS shows Queen Latifah as Robyn McCall in the pilot episode of the series

New Queen Latifah drama gets post-Super Bowl debut showcase

Dec. 3, 2020 6:40 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Queen Latifah's upcoming drama series has scored a touchdown. CBS says “The Equalizer” will get the coveted post-Super Bowl slot next February to showcase its debut. “The Equalizer,” a reboot of the 1980s series about a retired intelligence agent turned...

Pennsylvania hospital beds filling up amid virus surge

Dec. 3, 2020 6:16 PM EST

Hospital beds are filling up and medical staffs are being stretched to the limit as Pennsylvania’s health care system copes with a growing number of seriously ill COVID-19 patients. Nearly half of all hospitals in the south-central region of the state, and a third of those in the southwest, anticipate...

This combination photo shows key art for holiday specials, from left,

Holiday movies, music specials arrive to light a bleak year

Dec. 3, 2020 4:30 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bring on the sentimental holiday rom-coms, the chorus of Christmas music specials and the nostalgia of last century’s animated charmers. We’ll take any and all feel-good moments in a year of scarcity. Mariah and Dolly and Charlie Brown are among the comforts TV is offering...

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton attends the premiere of the Hulu documentary

Hillary, Chelsea Clinton to tell unheralded heroes' stories

Dec. 3, 2020 3:49 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, are forming a film production company that they say will tell the stories of people whose voices are often overlooked. Their first project of their HiddenLight company is to be a documentary series called “Gutsy Women,”...