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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 ...

FILE - In this June 22, 2016, file photo Toilin Kelly reacts as she is interviewed by The Associated Press about her fiance Marion "Suge" Knight at his defense attorney's offices in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles. Toilin Kelly and Mark Blankenship, a business partner, have been charged with violating a court order by selling video evidence that is under seal in connection with the murder trial of former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. Kelly allegedly reached a deal worth $55,000 and TMZ posted the video on its site. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File )

Prosecutor: Rap mogul’s girlfriend sold video to TMZ

LOS ANGELES — Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight's girlfriend and a business partner have been charged with violating a court order by selling a video showing Knight running his truck into two men to celebrity news website TMZ for $55,000, prosecutors said Wednesday. Knight's girlfriend, ...

This image released by ABC shows Anthony Anderson, left, and Tracee Ellis Ross in "black-ish." The show is nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding comedy series and Anderson and Ross are nominated for lead actors in a comedy. While the hard-won progress made by the African-American stars and creators of Emmy-nominated shows including "black-ish" and "Atlanta" is cheered by other ethnic groups, they say it illuminates how narrowly the entertainment industry views diversity.  (Ron Tom/ABC via AP)

Black-and-white Emmys reflect TV’s narrow ethnic view

LOS ANGELES — When cameras pan across the faces of eager, anxious Emmy Award nominees at Sunday's ceremony, TV viewers will see a record 12 African-Americans vying for comedy and drama series acting honors. But it's a lop-sided outcome in the struggle for diversity. "Master of None" star ...

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Bill Skarsgard in a scene from "It." (Brooke Palmer/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

‘It’ floats away with record-breaking $117.2 million opening weekend

LOS ANGELES — 'It' is a hit. The Stephen King adaptation from New Line and Warner Bros. shattered records over the weekend earning $117.2 million from 4,103 locations according to studio estimates on Sunday. Not only is "It" now the largest ever opening for a horror movie and the largest ...

Disney streaming service to get ‘Star Wars’ and Marvel

NEW YORK — "Star Wars" and the Marvel comic-book movies will join Disney's upcoming streaming service , potentially giving it broader appeal beyond families with young children. The Disney service will be the only place to stream those movies on demand in the U.S. as part of a monthly ...

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2002 file photo, Thomas Steinbeck, son of author John Steinbeck, speaks to a crowd at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, Calif., to celebrate what would have been his father's 100th birthday. He died on Aug. 11, 2016 at age 72. Waverly Scott Kaffaga, step-daughter of John Steinbeck, told jurors in federal court Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 that film remakes of "The Grapes of Wrath" and "East of Eden" fell apart because Thomas his and widow Gail Steinbeck interfered with the projects. She told jurors in Los Angeles federal court that long-running litigation has prevented her from making the most of Steinbeck's copyright. (Richard Green/The Californian, File)

Steinbeck stepdaughter wins $13M in lawsuit

LOS ANGELES — A federal jury awarded John Steinbeck's stepdaughter more than $13 million in a lawsuit claiming the author's son and daughter-in-law impeded film adaptations of his classic works. Jurors in Los Angeles found Tuesday in favor of Waverly Scott Kaffaga, who alleged that ...

FILE - In this Sunday, April 2, 2017, file photo, Miranda Lambert performs "Tin Man" at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Lambert leads her peers with five Country Music Association nominations, followed closely by Little Big Town and Keith Urban with four each. Lambert was nominated Monday, Sept. 4, for song and single of the year for "Tin Man," and also earned nods for album, female vocalist and best video of the year. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Lambert leads nominees for country music awards

NEW YORK — Miranda Lambert led the pack with five nominations for Country Music Association awards on Monday, with Little Big Town and Keith Urban earning four nods each. Lambert was nominated for song and single of the year for "Tin Man," and also earned nods for album, female vocalist and ...

Man dies after rushing into Burning Man

A man rushed past layers of security officers into a massive fire at the Burning Man festival's signature ceremony, suffering burns that left him dead just hours later. Authorities are investigating the death of Aaron Joel Mitchell, 41, who broke through a two-layer security perimeter during ...

In this Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, photo, Voletta Wallace, left, and Faith Evans, right, pose for a portrait in New York. Wallace details the love for the Notorious B.I.G. as both his mother and No. 1 fan in the new, three-hour documentary, “Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.” It debuts Monday, Sept. 4 at 8 p.m. EST on A&E. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

After his death, Notorious B.I.G.’s mother becomes his No.1 fan

NEW YORK — During the late 1990s when the Notorious B.I.G. emerged as rap's top performer, detailing street life in Brooklyn on songs and albums that dominated the pop charts, his mother didn't think much of his music, which she used to call "noise." Now, she can't live without that ...

Kendrick Lamar accepts the award for video of the year for "HUMBLE." at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Viewership down for MTV’s Video Music Awards

By DAVID BAUDER the associated press NEW YORK— No longer the event it was when Eminem ruled the charts, the MTV Video Music Awards tallied 5.68 million viewers across 10 different networks on Sunday for a show dominated by Kendrick Lamar's coronation and the debut of Taylor Swift's new ...

This image released by HBO shows Vladimir Furdik as The Night King on the season finale of "Game of Thrones." The series set yet another audience record Sunday with its seventh-season finale. Nielsen says an all-time high of 12.1 million viewers were tuned in to the wildly popular fantasy drama. An additional 4 million caught the episode on streaming channels. (HBO via AP)

‘Game of Thrones’ breaks audience record

NEW YORK — HBO's "Game of Thrones" set yet another audience record Sunday with its seventh-season finale. Nielsen says an all-time high of 12.1 million viewers were tuned in to the wildly popular fantasy drama. An additional 4 million caught the episode on streaming channels. The ...

Police officers watch as spectators are checked by security guards as they enter a club for a concert by the American Allah-Las rock band, in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017.  The band's concert in Rotterdam, The Netherlands was cancelled at the last minute by the police on Wednesday due to a terror threat. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

Dutch police detain suspect in concert terror threat

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — Alerted by a detailed tip from Spanish colleagues, Dutch police arrested a man Thursday and questioned him on suspicion of preparing an attack on a concert in Rotterdam by an American rock band. But the Dutch justice minister suggested later in the day that the ...

Conor McGregor trains during a media workout Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in Las Vegas. McGregor is scheduled to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a boxing match Aug. 26 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

50 million could watch Mayweather-McGregor fight in the US alone

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAS VEGAS — Conor McGregor's improbable challenge of Floyd Mayweather Jr. could be seen by a staggering 50 million people in the United States as fans and the curious gather in small and large parties. The fight Saturday night threatens the pay-per-view revenue ...