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­Court refuses to revive defamation suit against Cosby

BOSTON — A federal appeals court refused Wednesday to revive a defamation lawsuit filed against Bill Cosby by a woman who said he raped her decades ago. A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston upheld a lower court ruling dismissing Kathrine McKee's lawsuit ...

Head of Amazon Studios resigns after harassment charge

NEW YORK — Amazon Studios says it has accepted the resignation of its top executive, Roy Price, following sexual harassment allegations made by a producer on the Amazon series "Man in the High Castle." Price was put on leave last week and had not been expected to return. An Amazon spokesman ...

Motion Picture Academy expels Harvey Weinstein

LOS ANGELES — In a move virtually unprecedented, disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was revoked Saturday by its board. The decision was reached in an emergency session by the academy, the world's top movie organization and ...

Springsteen on Broadway creates new performance

NEW YORK — After checking off all the rock star superlatives in his 68 years, Bruce Springsteen has set out to create a wholly new performance template. "Springsteen on Broadway," which opened Thursday night, is a deeply personal life story with a soundtrack, a one-man (or one-man and ...

Prince tapes moved to California

MINNEAPOLIS — Two sisters and heirs of the late rock superstar Prince said Wednesday they're angered that the contents of his vault, including master tapes of unreleased music, have been removed from his Paisley Park studio complex and shipped to California. Sharon and Norrine Nelson, ...

Apple teams with Spielberg on expansion

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is teaming up with award-winning director Steven Spielberg for its first major push into TV programming. The iPhone maker is bringing back Spielberg's 30-year-old anthology series "Amazing Stories" in its attempt to build an online video subscription service to ...

Guests gather beneath a mural of the late actor Anton Yelchin created by fans at a "Star Trek" convention, during a life celebration and statue unveiling for Yelchin at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Family and ‘Star Trek’ co-stars pay tribute to Anton Yelchin

LOS ANGELES — A statue of Anton Yelchin has been unveiled at a service honoring the late actor's life that was attended by Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence and several of his collaborators in the "Star Trek" franchise. Zoe Saldana spoke of her "Star Trek" co-star during the service Sunday, ...

Members of the Church Basement Ladies latest installment “Rise Up, O Men” cast from left to right are: Nikki Savitt, Kay Francis and Carrie SaLoutos as they rehearse one of their scenes in preparation of opening night Oct. 12

‘Rise Up, O Men’ opens Oct. 12 on Old Creamery’s Main Stage

AMANA — The Church Basement Ladies in “Rise Up, O Men” opens on Oct. 12 and runs through Nov. 12 on the Old Creamery’s Main Stage, with shows on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Many performances are already sold out! We’ve added a ...

ARCHIVO – Tom Petty de Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers en KAABOO 2017 en San Diego, California en una fotografía de archivo del 17 de septiembre de 2017. Un vocero del Departamento de Policía de Los Angeles dijo que no tiene información sobre el estado de salud de Tom Petty y que los otros voceros de la policía no proporcionaron la información que CBS News usó para reportar que el rockero había fallecido el 2 de octubre de 2017. (Foto Amy Harris/Invision/AP, archivo)

Musicians and celebrities pay tribute to rocker Tom Petty

LOS ANGELES — Reaction to the death of rock superstar Tom Petty, who died Monday after suffering cardiac arrest at his Malibu home: — "Tommy's passing feels like I've lost a little brother. Growing up together in Gainesville and seeing one of my students blossom as an incredibly gifted ...

ARCHIVO – Tom Petty de Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers en KAABOO 2017 en San Diego, California en una fotografía de archivo del 17 de septiembre de 2017. Un vocero del Departamento de Policía de Los Angeles dijo que no tiene información sobre el estado de salud de Tom Petty y que los otros voceros de la policía no proporcionaron la información que CBS News usó para reportar que el rockero había fallecido el 2 de octubre de 2017. (Foto Amy Harris/Invision/AP, archivo)

Reports about Tom Petty’s death cause confusion

LOS ANGELES — For several hours Monday, music lovers believed Tom Petty was dead. Courtney Love, Talib Kweli, Kid Rock, Cyndi Lauper, Paul Stanley and Lin-Manuel Miranda were among scores of fans posting remembrances on Twitter, where Petty was the top worldwide trending topic Monday ...

In this image released by NBC, Kate McKinnon portrays Attorney General Jeff Sessions, left, and Alec Baldwin portrays President Donald Trump during the cold open for "Saturday Night Live," on Sept. 30, 2017, in New York. (Will Heath/NBC via AP)

New season of ‘SNL’ roars back

NEW YORK— The new season of "Saturday Night Live" wasted no time getting topical — or mocking Donald Trump — with an opening sketch that featured Alec Baldwin skewering the president for his response to the hurricane that devastated Puerto Rico, threatening Attorney General Jeff Sessions' ...

FILE - In this July 20, 2017 file photo, former NFL football star O.J. Simpson reacts after learning he was granted parole at Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev. Nevada's parole board says it didn't consider O.J. Simpson's 1989 conviction for misdemeanor spousal abuse when it granted him parole in July because it wasn't listed in the federal clearinghouse of FBI crime data.   (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, Pool, File)

Attorney: ‘No doubt’ OJ Simpson goes to Florida after prison

LAS VEGAS — O.J. Simpson will live in Florida after he is released on parole from a Nevada prison where he has been held for the past nine years for a robbery conviction, his lawyer said Friday. Attorney Malcolm LaVergne didn't specify where the former sports and movie star would live, ...

This image released by AMC shows Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier, left, and Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon in a scene from "The Walking Dead."  The eighth season premieres on Oct. 22. (Gene Page/AMC via AP)

‘The Walking Dead’ reaches 100th episode milestone

SENOIA, Ga. — For seven seasons, AMC's "The Walking Dead" has explored a world where the dead roam the earth while the living seek safety — from other humans as much as from the zombies trying to tear into their flesh. There are characters whose faith is tested but find their grit and ...

In this photo taken Nov. 3, 2016, video game voice actors picket outside Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif. The voice actors have agreed to end a nearly yearlong strike against several major gaming publishers. Their union, SAG-AFTRA, and a representative for the publishers said Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, that they reached a tentative agreement to end the strike on Saturday, Sept. 23. (AP Photo/Anthony McCartney)

Agreement reached to end strike by video-game voice actors

LOS ANGELES — Video-game voice actors have agreed to end a nearly yearlong strike against several major gaming publishers. The actors union SAG-AFTRA and a representative for the publishers said Monday they reached a tentative agreement on Saturday to end the strike. It calls for actors ...

In this combination photo,  Jimmy Kimmel appears at the 32nd Annual Paleyfest in Los Angeles on March 8, 2015, left, and Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., in New Orleans on Aug. 27, 2015. Kimmel said on Sept. 19, 2017, that Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy “lied right to my face” by going back on his word to ensure any health care overhaul passes a test the Republican lawmaker named for the late night host. The ABC comic's withering attacks this week have transformed the debate over the Graham-Cassidy bill. In the process, they've also illustrated how thoroughly late-night talk shows have changed in the last decade and have become homes for potent points of view. (AP Photo/File)

Jimmy Kimmel transforms debate, and shows comedy’s new role

NEW YORK — If the latest Republican attempt to repeal Obamacare doesn't work, it may become known as the Jimmy Kimmel Non-Law. The comic's withering attacks this week have transformed the debate over the bill (sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy) and, in the process, ...

This image released by Roadside Attractions shows Tatiana Maslany, left, and Jake Gyllenhaal in a scene from "Stronger."  (Scott Garfield/Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions via AP)

‘Stronger’ tells the heart-wrenching story of a survivor

"Stronger " is about a survivor but it is not a feel-good movie. In 2013, 27-year-old Jeff Bauman went to watch his ex-girlfriend, Erin Hurley, run the Boston Marathon. He was there when the bombs went off and lost both of his legs as a result. An Associated Press photograph of Bauman, ...

Host Stephen Colbert speaks at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Emmys steady in ratings but no Colbert bump; football rules

LOS ANGELES — Hard-working Emmy Awards host Stephen Colbert and a Sean Spicer cameo helped the ceremony avoid a ratings slide but failed to significantly boost viewership. Sunday's Emmys on CBS drew 11.38 million viewers to rank as the week's No. 6 program, according to Nielsen figures ...

Spicer suggests critics of Emmy appearance should lighten up

NEW YORK — Sean Spicer says his surprise Emmy Awards appearance was a chance to have some fun, and suggested Tuesday that people who were upset by it were taking things too seriously. Clearly, not everyone was laughing, however. For Emmys host Stephen Colbert, there's also a risk that a ...

Dessert anyone?

The weather has been so “iffy” – one day I’m making soup to warm up and the next day I’m grilling. Regardless of the temperature, dessert is always on the menu. Fruit Cocktail Cake 1 box yellow cake mix 1 (16 oz. can fruit cocktail, undrained 1 c. shredded coconut 2 eggs ...

In this Sept. 9, 2017 photo, Chilean trans actress Daniela Vega, a cast member in the film "A Fantastic Woman," poses for a portrait at the The Adelaide Hotel during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. She plays Marina, a transgender woman whose partner dies, after which Marina is subjected to harsh treatment by the family of her deceased lover and by police investing the death. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

‘A Fantastic Woman’ could lead to trans history at Oscars

TORONTO — A transgender Chilean actress has turned in one of the most buzzed-about performances of the year and some are hoping she could be the first trans actor to land an Oscar nomination. Daniela Vega, 28, stars in Sebastian Lelio's "A Fantastic Woman." She plays Marina, a transgender ...