Michelle Obama surprises Detroit students at Motown Museum
DETROIT (AP) — Michelle Obama surprised a group of Detroit college students on Tuesday afternoon, walking into the Motown Museum as the young men of color took part in a roundtable discussion on education.
With new board in place, CBS to decide Moonves' exit pay
NEW YORK (AP) — The newly elected CBS board faces daunting tasks: deciding whether former CEO Les Moonves gets a $120 million exit package following a sexual-misconduct investigation and charting a path for CBS to recover after the scandal.
Review: 'If Beale Street Could Talk' is lyrical and lovely
"Every black person born in America was born on Beale Street...whether in Jackson, Mississippi, or in Harlem, New York," reads the title card that begins director Barry Jenkins' "If Beale Street Could Talk ."
2018 Breakthrough: Henry Golding of 'Crazy Rich Asians'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even though Henry Golding garnered instant fame from starring in the smash hit "Crazy Rich Asians," the British-Malaysian actor isn't sure if he'll ever eclipse his meteoric success in the box-office hit.
2018 Breakthrough: John David Washington, 'Black KkKlansman'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — John David Washington comes from a strong acting lineage, but he has carved out his own identity as a powerful actor, earning a Golden Globe nomination and generating Oscar buzz for his standout role in Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman."
AP names its Breakthrough Entertainers of 2018
A scene-stealer from "Crazy Rich Asians." A teen actress who brought aching realism to a movie about adolescence. A boundary-breaking country star.
Aaron Sorkin hits Broadway with an iconic courtroom drama
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Sorkin is a huge fan of courtroom dramas, both as a reader and as a watcher. His first Broadway play was the swashbuckling military justice story, "A Few Good Men," and he's returned with another legal thriller this winter.
Some old favorites - very old - reappear on television
NEW YORK (AP) — Some of last week's most popular television programs are much older than most of the people who watched them. ABC's showing of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" was the most-watched of a handful of holiday specials that aired in prime-time last week, reaching 5.3 million viewers, the Nielsen company said.
Nielsen's top programs for Dec. 3-9
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Dec. 3-9. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: L.A.
Nick Cannon sees irony in the way Oscars handled Kevin Hart
NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Cannon isn't just defending his friend and fellow comedian Kevin Hart over the Oscars hosting controversy. He's also going after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences itself.
AP names Nicky Jam and J Balvin's 'X' its top song of 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 songs of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu. 1. Nicky Jam and J Balvin, "X'': Nicky Jam and J Balvin's "X'' is not just the Latin song of the year — it is SIMPLY THE SONG OF THE YEAR.
Sydney Brakeley's stepmom is The Witch in opera production
Sydney Brakeley's stepmother really is quite the witch. The 12-year-old is a gingerbread child in the chorus of the LA Opera's production of Engelbert Humperdinck's "Hansel and Gretel" at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion through this weekend.
AP's top 2018 albums: Janelle Monae, Kacey Musgraves, J Cole
NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 albums of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu. 1. Janelle Monae, "Dirty Computer": When Janelle Monae released the masterfully brilliant "The ArchAndroid" in 2010, it was hard to imagine how this futuristic, already-seasoned artist could grow, and where that growth would take her.
CBS sells Television City for $750M to LA developer
LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS says it has sold Television City, its Los Angeles headquarters and production facility, to a real estate developer for $750 million.
Kathie Lee Gifford to leave NBC's 'Today' show in April
NEW YORK (AP) — Kathie Lee Gifford will put aside her morning glass of wine and step away from NBC's "Today" show in April. NBC News chief Noah Oppenheim told staffers Tuesday morning that Gifford will leave the show after 11 years of getting up early, most recently hosting the 10 a.m.
Obama extends tour as sales for 'Becoming' top 3 million
NEW YORK (AP) — Sales for Michelle Obama's memoir have topped 3 million and the former first lady is extending her book tour into 2019.
The Latest: CBS meeting wraps up with no mention of Moonves
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on CBS annual shareholder meeting (all times local): 9:45 a.m. Mum's the word. The twice-postponed CBS shareholders meeting has wrapped up in less than 30 minutes.
New Golden Globes honor will be named after Carol Burnett
NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Globe Awards will introduce a new TV special achievement trophy at next month's telecast and name it after its first recipient — comedic icon Carol Burnett.
Big plans in store for Dav Pilkey's 'Dog Man' series
NEW YORK (AP) — Dav Pilkey and his publisher have high hopes for the next installments of his best-selling "Dog Man" series. On Tuesday, Scholastic announced a first printing of 5 million copies for "Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild," which comes out Dec.
Minneapolis Star Tribune film critic resigns over plagiarism
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis Star Tribune's film critic has resigned in the face of plagiarism accusations, the newspaper reported in an apology to its readers.
Juliette Binoche to head Berlin film festival jury
BERLIN (AP) — Juliette Binoche will be the jury president at this winter's Berlin International Film Festival. Organizers of the festival announced Tuesday that the French actress will lead the jury that awards the Golden Bear and other top awards at the 2019 event, which runs from Feb.7 to Feb.17.
Shaquille O'Neal bringing Shaq's Fun House to Super Bowl
ATLANTA (AP) — Shaquille O'Neal has been to enough parties before Super Bowls to know that he can do much better. "I've been to a million Super Bowl parties the past 15 years, and they're all boring," O'Neal said.
Man who claimed Howard Hughes inheritance dies in Nevada
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Melvin Dummar died never seeing the $156 million that he argued for decades that eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes unexpectedly bequeathed to him for rescuing him on a desert road and driving him nearly three hours to Las Vegas in 1967.
Shameik Moore slings webs as 1st biracial Spider-Man in film
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A journal entry penned when Shameik Moore was a teenager laid out one of his dreams — to play Spider-Man on the big screen.
DuVernay, Witherspoon and others join for Time's Up auction
Ava DuVernay, Reese Witherspoon, Geena Davis and Kerry Washington are among the Hollywood figures teaming up to mark the one-year anniversary of Time's Up with a celebrity auction to benefit the group's legal fund.

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