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FILE - In this May 19, 1980, photo, people walk past ruins in the Culmer section of Miami after rioting over the acquittal of four police officers charged with the 1979 beating death of Arthur McDuffie, a black motorcyclist. When future Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and future Attorney General Mark Herring admitted dressing up in blackface in the 1980s racial stereotypes and racist imagery in popular culture seemed to be everywhere. There also was racial unrest and historic elections of black mayors. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
February 10, 2019 - 10:18 am
At the time Virginia's future political leaders put on blackface in college for fun, Dan Aykroyd wore it too — in the hit 1983 comedy "Trading Places." Such racial insensitivities ran rampant in popular culture during the 1980s. That was also the decade that Chicago elected its first black mayor,...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2015, file photo, director Stephen Daldry attends the Broadway opening night of "The Audience" at The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in New York. Universal Pictures said Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, that the long-awaited movie version of the hit musical “Wicked" will land in theaters on Dec. 22, 2021. It had originally been on the schedule for this December. Stephen Daldry is still set to direct the film, with Marc Platt producing. The musical is a reimagining of “The Wizard of Oz” told from the perspective of the witches.(Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)
February 08, 2019 - 1:14 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The winds have changed again for the long-awaited movie version of the hit musical "Wicked." Universal Pictures says Friday that the film will land in theaters on Dec. 22, 2021. It had originally been on the schedule for this December. Stephen Daldry is still set to direct the...
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Kevin Smith arrives at Excelsior! A Celebration of the Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible & Uncanny Life of Stan Lee on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
January 31, 2019 - 8:24 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Army bugler played a mournful taps at a Hollywood memorial for Stan Lee, and military bagpipers sent a solemn "Amazing Grace" into the air. Standing respectfully around them was another group in its own impeccable uniforms: Lee fans dressed as Black Panther, Wolverine and...
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Paul McCartney sticks his tongue out
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December 25, 2018 - 6:11 am
LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney's Christmas message to his fans around the world: Don't be like me and eat and drink too much. The 76-year-old former Beatle tweeted his lighthearted holiday wishes Tuesday illustrated with photos from his younger days. He says "don't eat and drink too much! I know I...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2017 file photo, Andy Cohen, poses for a portrait during the 2017 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 50-year-old announced on his last show of the year, “Watch What Happens Live” on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, that he’s going to be a father. Cohen said it happened “after many years of careful deliberation, a fair amount of prayers and the benefit of science. He said a “wonderful surrogate” is carrying his future and the baby is due in about six weeks.(Photo by Ron Eshel/Invision/AP, File)
December 21, 2018 - 7:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It was "Watch What Happens Live" host Andy Cohen instead of one of his reality show guests who dished up a surprise for his audience. The 50-year-old announced on his last show of the year on Thursday that he's going to be a father. Cohen said it happened "after many years of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2015 file photo, actress and director Penny Marshall attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special in New York. Marshall died of complications from diabetes on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, at her Hollywood Hills home. She was 75. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
December 19, 2018 - 2:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress-director Penny Marshall is being remembered for her wit and the ground she broke in the male-dominated film business. Marshall, who rose to fame as one of the stars of the television hit "Laverne & Shirley," died Monday night in her Los Angeles home at age 75. She...
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Philadelphia Eagles free safety Corey Graham (24) celebrates with teammates after recovering a fumble by Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff sduring the second half in an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
December 18, 2018 - 4:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Professional football — the lifeblood of live television this time of year — illustrated its dominance in the ratings this past week. Four NFL games finished among the Nielsen company's 20 most popular prime-time programs, with NBC's Sunday night and Fox's Thursday contests the top...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018, file photo, Taiwanese director Ang Lee poses on the red carpet at the 55th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan. The Library of Congress announced Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, that the films "Jurassic Park," ''Brokeback Mountain" and "My Fair Lady" are among the 25 movies tapped for preservation this year. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)
December 12, 2018 - 2:45 am
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...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2014, file photo, ESPN television broadcasters prepare to cover a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox from the top of the Green Monster at Fenway Park, moments before the game, in Boston. ESPN plans to announce it will move up the starting time of the nationally televised game by one hour, with the first pitch planned for shortly after 7 p.m. EDT. The network intends to make the announcement on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at the winter meetings, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because the announcement had not yet been made. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
December 10, 2018 - 2:15 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Baseball players may get a little more sleep when traveling after Sunday night games next year. ESPN announced Monday it is moving up the starting time of the nationally televised game by one hour, with the first pitch planned for shortly after 7 p.m. Eastern. "From a travel...
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Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred speaks at the baseball owners meeting in Atlanta, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul newberry)
November 15, 2018 - 1:45 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Baseball owners have locked down their commissioner and their main broadcast partner, too. Any decisions on speeding up the game and perhaps making it more enjoyable to watch will have to wait. After wrapping up two days of meetings at a hotel next to the Atlanta Braves' SunTrust...
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