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This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Tom Cruise in a scene from "Mission: Impossible - Fallout." (Chiabella James/Paramount Pictures and Skydance via AP)
July 29, 2018 - 2:17 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After six movies, 22 years, countless bruises and a broken ankle, Tom Cruise's death-defying "Mission: Impossible" stunts continue to pay off at the box office. "Mission: Impossible — Fallout" easily took the No. 1 spot on the domestic charts this weekend. Paramount Pictures...
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July 29, 2018 - 4:26 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Oliver Dragojevic, one of the most popular pop singers in the former Yugoslavia, has died at 70. Croatian media say Dragojevic died early Sunday in a hospital in his hometown of Split, a city on Croatia's Adriatic coast. He was diagnosed with lung cancer a year ago...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2017 file photo, Kendrick Lamar arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. amar is appearing Sunday on the Starz series "Power," and turns out he had a connection to make it happen. Courtney Kemp, the show's creator, said fellow "Power" producer Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson mentioned that Lamar wanted to guest on it. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
July 28, 2018 - 7:41 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — It was Kendrick Lamar's friendship with 50 Cent that helped him get a guest role on Starz's "Power," but Lamar came ready to work. "He was so chill, like very cool, very humble," said series creator and producer Courtney Kemp. "He's very kind of quiet and thorough and...
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People hold up masks depicting the Brazilian former president Luiz Inacio da Silva during the Lula Free festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 28, 2018. Popular Brazilian musicians and social movements organized a concert to call for the release of da Silva, who has been in prison since April, but continues to lead the preferences on the polls ahead of October's election. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
July 28, 2018 - 5:46 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Some of Brazil's most popular artists are calling for jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to be freed in a concert being held in Rio de Janeiro. The leftist leader was convicted of corruption and money laundering, but his supporters say the sentence was...
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FILE - This July 10, 2018 file photo shows Benji Madden, left, and his twin brother Joel Madden of the rock band Good Charlotte in Burbank, Calif. The city of Annapolis, Md. will hold a benefit concert on July 28 featuring the Maryland-based band to honor the five Capital Gazette employees killed in an attack in their newsroom. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
July 28, 2018 - 5:01 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The executive editor of The Washington Post says the five Capital Gazette employees killed in an attack in their newsroom last month were "friends of the people," and "not one of them deserved to be seen as an enemy." Martin Baron spoke Saturday at a benefit concert in...
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July 28, 2018 - 1:30 pm
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey pastor who co-founded a Christian music festival has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in a child sex abuse case. Seventy-five-year-old Harry Thomas is the former pastor of Come Alive New Testament Church in Medford and co-founder of the Creation...
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FILE - In this July 29, 2013 file photo, Les Moonves arrives at the CBS, CW and Showtime TCA party at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. The CBS board said Friday, July 27, 2018, it was investigating allegations of “personal misconduct” involving Moonves. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
July 27, 2018 - 8:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS said Friday it is investigating personal misconduct claims after the company's chief executive, Les Moonves, was the subject of a New Yorker story detailing sexual misconduct allegations. The media company said independent members of its board of directors are "investigating...
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July 27, 2018 - 6:29 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Will Smith, Jordan Peele, Kirsten Dunst and Robert Downey Jr. are part of YouTube Original's new series line-up. YouTube said Friday that in "Will Smith: The Jump," the star will bungee jump from a helicopter over the Grand Canyon. The live broadcast will take place on...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, file photo, actress Carrie Fisher attends a special screening of, "Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds," at Alice Tully Hall in New York. J.J. Abrams says he will use unreleased footage of Fisher in the next "Star Wars" film to give the latest trilogy a "satisfying conclusion." Lucasfilm and writer-director Abrams announced Friday, July 27, 2018, that footage Fisher shot for 2015's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" will be used in the ninth film in the space opera's core trilogies about the Skywalker family. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
July 27, 2018 - 4:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carrie Fisher is not done with "Star Wars" after all — Lucasfilm says unreleased footage of the actress will be used in the next installment of the "Star Wars" saga to draw her character's story to an end. The studio and writer-director J.J. Abrams announced Friday that footage...
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Bobby Brown participates in "The Bobby Brown Story" panel during the Viacom Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Friday, July 27, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
July 27, 2018 - 4:23 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Bobby Brown says he made some bad choices in his life but denied that his marriage to Whitney Houston ever turned violent, a reversal of a past admission. Brown, speaking with reporters Friday about BET's new miniseries "The Bobby Brown Story," said such allegations...
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