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Patton Oswalt credits late wife in Golden State Killer case

LOS ANGELES — "You did it, Michelle." Comedian Patton Oswalt proudly and tenderly spoke those words to his late wife in an Instagram video on Wednesday. Finally, an arrest had been made in the case of the Golden State Killer, a moniker Michelle McNamara coined on her personal mission to ...

Bradley Cooper teases “A Star is Born” at CinemaCon

the associated press LAS VEGAS — Bradley Cooper has unveiled the first trailer for his directorial debut "A Star is Born" for CinemaCon attendees Tuesday evening to hearty applause. Cooper stars in his remake of "A Star Is Born" alongside Lady Gaga as a burgeoning singer. He says his ...

‘A Quiet Place,’ ‘Rampage’ lead newcomers at box office

LOS ANGELES — It's another weekend of buzz versus pure star power at the box office as the word of mouth sensation "A Quiet Place" finds itself neck-and-neck again with Dwayne Johnson's "Rampage." This time buzz had the slight advantage. Studio estimates on Sunday have placed "A Quiet ...

Co-defendant in Hawaii concert scam gets 2 months in jail

HONOLULU — A Florida man was sentenced Thursday to two months in jail and four months home confinement for his role in scamming the University of Hawaii out of $200,000 for a Stevie Wonder concert that never happened. The university paid a $200,000 deposit in 2012 and began selling tickets ...

‘Night Court’ star Harry Anderson, 65, found dead

Harry Anderson, the actor best known for playing an off-the-wall judge working the night shift of a Manhattan court room in the television comedy series "Night Court," was found dead in his North Carolina home Monday. Anderson was 65. A statement from the Asheville Police Department said ...

2 masterpieces coming to New Orleans museum

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two Renaissance masterpieces are coming to the New Orleans Museum of Art — only the third museum ever to display them together, and the second outside Italy. Paolo Veronese (POW-loh veh-roh-NAY-zuh) painted "St. Jerome in the Wilderness" and "St. Agatha Visited in ...

Bill Cosby lawyer attacks accuser

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Bill Cosby's retrial took a far more combative turn Tuesday than the first go-round, as his lawyers launched a scathing attack on his accuser and prosecutors put the first in a parade of women on the stand to portray the comedian as a sexual predator. Heidi Thomas, who was ...

Kimmel tries to tone down feud with Hannity

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel is trying to de-escalate a feud with Fox News host Sean Hannity that began over a joke about first lady Melania Trump's accent. Kimmel said in a Twitter post made Sunday that his exchanges with Hannity were fun but he didn't want to add to ...

“Paterno” movie a polarizing story with unanswered questions

"Paterno" aims to tell the polarizing story of a legend's fall, when the most essential question can never be answered. The HBO movie directed by Barry Levinson debuts Saturday and stars Oscar winner Al Pacino as Joe Paterno, the Penn State coach whose career ended in scandal. The movie ...

Kathy Griffin warns that her nightmare ‘can happen to you’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kathy Griffin says she hopes to make her U.S. comeback by laughing about the disturbing photograph that got her in hot water with the feds and almost killed her career. But she also has this warning amid the jokes: "If it happened to me it can happen to you." Griffin is ...

‘Chappaquiddick’ puts focus on aftermath of Kennedy accident

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jason Clarke plunged into frigid waters, repeatedly, for his role as the late Sen. Ted Kennedy in "Chappaquiddick." The Australian actor said his research about the accident that thwarted Kennedy's presidential chances included jumping into Poucha Pond, the same waters ...

Hundreds line Cambridge streets to honor Stephen Hawking

LONDON (AP) — The life of renowned physicist and author Stephen Hawking was celebrated Saturday in English city of Cambridge, with hundreds of well-wishers lining the streets for a glimpse of the hearse carrying his remains to a private funeral. There was a spontaneous burst of applause ...

Actress Glenn Close aims to reduce mental health stigma

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Actress Glenn Close says she wants to live in a world where mental illness is talked about openly and accepted as a fact of life. The Emmy- and Tony-award-winning actress is in Ann Arbor, Michigan, this week for a gathering designed to bring awareness to efforts aimed at ...

‘Roseanne’ reboot opens big

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Viewers were eager to see ABC's reboot of "Roseanne," with an estimated 18.4 million tuning in to its debut. The updated sitcom starring Roseanne Barr returned Tuesday, more than two decades after the original ended its hit run. The hour-long debut episode was watched by ...

‘Ready Player One’ takes Spielberg back and to the future

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In Ernest Cline's novel "Ready Player One," the main character drives a DeLorean because of "Back to the Future," and uses a grail diary because of "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade." The films of Steven Spielberg loom large in the story littered with pop culture ...

Experts: Prince toxicology report shows very high drug level

MINNEAPOLIS — A toxicology report from Prince's autopsy, obtained Monday by The Associated Press, shows he had what multiple experts called an "exceedingly high" concentration of fentanyl in his body when he died. Prince was 57 when he was found alone and unresponsive in an elevator at his ...

NBC lands Indy 500

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Indianapolis 500, an American staple on ABC for 53 years, will have a new television home next season. In fact, the entire IndyCar package is moving to NBC in 2019 in what could turn out to be an exceptional deal for the series because of promised increased ...

Fox military analyst says network makes him ashamed

NEW YORK (AP) — A military analyst for Fox News said Tuesday that he was quitting the network because he believed it had turned into a propaganda machine for President Donald Trump's administration. Ralph Peters, a retired U.S. Army officer, said he told Fox at the beginning of the month ...

Comedy Central’s Klepper gathers with gun activists

NEW YORK (AP) — Comedy Central's Jordan Klepper is planning a slumber party for young activists pushing for action on gun control. Klepper is taking Thursday's episode of his show, "The Opposition," out of a New York studio and into the living room of a private home in the Bethesda, ...

Leonard Bernstein, social activist, is focus of new exhibit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In October 1979, Leonard Bernstein received a fan letter from a high school humanities teacher. Helen Morgan wrote to the celebrity composer-conductor-pianist in hopes he could share the theme that guided his compositions — something she could pass along to her students ...