Claire Foy, left, and Matt Smith pose for photographers on arrival at the premiere of the series 'The Crown, Season 2' in central London. Producers of the Netflix drama

'The Crown' producers say sorry to stars after pay dispute

Producers of the Netflix drama "The Crown" apologized Tuesday to actors Claire Foy and Matt Smith over the revelation that Foy was paid less than her male co-star. A producer disclosed last week that Foy, who starred as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, was paid less than Smith, who played Prince Philip, because Smith was better known.

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Former model Faviola Dadis, left, reads from a statement at a news conference with her attorney, Lisa Bloom, center, in Los Angeles Monday, March 19, 2018. Dadis, an aspiring actress says she was 17 when actor Steven Seagal sexually assaulted her during a

Woman says Steven Seagal sexually assaulted her at audition

A woman on Monday said she was a 17-year-old model and aspiring actress when Steven Seagal sexually assaulted her at a supposed casting session at a Beverly Hills hotel room in 2002.

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Demi Lovato arrives at Jingle Ball at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.  Lovato celebrated six years sober at a concert in New York with tour mate and DJ Khaled, whose powerful brought the pop star to tears. Lovato performed Friday, March 16, 2018  at the Ba

Demi Lovato celebrates 6 years sober at show with DJ Khaled

Demi Lovato celebrated six years of sobriety at a concert in New York with tour mate DJ Khaled, whose powerful words brought the pop star to tears. Lovato performed Friday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, telling the audience that March 15 was a proud day for her.

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Matt Damon.

Spokeswoman: Damon not fleeing to Australia in Trump huff

A publicist for Matt Damon is batting down reports that the actor is moving to Australia with his family, and that such a move would have been inspired by anger over President Donald Trump.

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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Alicia Vikander in a scene from

Being Lara Croft takes months of training, plates of protein

It took months of training and endless plates of protein to transform former ballerina Alicia Vikander into musclebound action hero Lara Croft for the new "Tomb Raider" film.

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Rihanna poses for photographers at the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna fashion range launch during London Fashion Week. An ad on Snapchat asking users if they’d rather “Slap Rihanna” or “Punch Chris Brown” has spawned widespread outrage, including from the singer

'Slap Rihanna' ad on Snapchat brings outrage, apologies

An ad on Snapchat asking users if they'd rather "Slap Rihanna" or "Punch Chris Brown" has spawned widespread outrage, including from the singer herself, and brought profuse apologies from the company behind the visual-messaging app.

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Janella Monae arrives at the premiere of the film

'Black Panther' puts spotlight on question of connection

When Jennifer Emejulu went to see "Black Panther," the New Jersey resident didn't feel like wearing any of the traditional Nigerian clothing she routinely wears for family parties.

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George Lucas poses in front of a Stormtrooper exhibit at the Museum of Science in Boston, prior to the opening of

George Lucas to break ground on LA's Museum of Narrative Art

"Star Wars" creator George Lucas is visiting a galaxy on the edge of downtown Los Angeles to break ground on his $1.5 billion Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.

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Ben Affleck, left, and Matt Damon attend the

Affleck, Damon's production company to adopt inclusion rider

Prominent producers and celebrities like Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Paul Feig are jumping on the inclusion rider bandwagon following Frances McDormand's best actress Oscar acceptance speech.

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Britain's Prince Harry, left, and Meghan Markle pose for the media at Kensington Palace in London. The royal nuptials will take place on Saturday, May 19, beginning at 7 a.m. Eastern time in the U.S. and fans are already planning their viewing parties.  (

Pajamas and high tea: Royal wedding fans gearing up to party

In pajamas and old wedding gowns, with high tea or a bit of the early morning bubbly, royal watchers in the U.S. and around the globe are fascinator-ready to watch the nuptials of Prince Harry and his unprecedented fiancee: Meghan Markle.

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Jay Z, left, and Beyonce arrive at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating

Jay-Z and Beyonce to tour this summer and fall

Jay-Z and Beyonce have announced they'll hit the road together this summer and fall for a stadium tour. The hip-hop super couple will kick off their "On the Run II" tour June 6 in Cardiff, Wales.

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Chadwick Boseman in a scene from

'Black Panther,' 4 weeks in, tops 'A Wrinkle in Time'

T'Challa still rules the box office four weeks in, even with the fresh rivalry of another Walt Disney Studios release in "A Wrinkle in Time." "Black Panther" took the No. 1 spot at the North American box office with $41.1 million according to studio estimates Sunday, leaving another newcomer in its wake.

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Katy Perry arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.  A nun involved in a lawsuit with Perry over the sale of a convent in Los Angeles died after collapsing during a court appearance. Archbishop Jose H. Gomez says Sister Cath

Nun involved in lawsuit with Katy Perry over convent dies

A nun who was involved in a lawsuit with pop star Katy Perry over the sale of a convent in Los Angeles died Friday after collapsing during a court appearance. Sister Catherine Rose Holzman, 89, had served the church "with dedication and love for many years," Archbishop Jose Gomez said in a statement.

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Stormy Daniels arrives for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

Watchdog group: DOJ should investigate porn actress payment

A nonprofit watchdog group has asked the Justice Department and the Office of Government Ethics to investigate whether a secret payment to an adult film actress made prior to the 2016 presidential election may have violated federal law because Donald Trump did not list it on his financial disclosure forms.

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Dan Reynolds, from left, Ben McKee, Daniel Platzman and Daniel Wayne Sermon of Imagine Dragons arrives at the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute honoring Fleetwood Mac in New York.  Imagine Dragons and Maroon 5 are the initial performers announced

Imagine Dragons, Maroon 5 to perform during March Madness

The end of March Madness will feature more than just basketball: Imagine Dragons and Maroon 5 are the initial performers announced for the NCAA March Madness Festival. The festival, from March 30 to April 1, will take place at Hemisfair in San Antonio, where the men's Final Four is being held.

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Actor-singer Jussie Smollett, from the Fox series,

Jussie Smollett finds his voice and builds his own empire

Jussie Smollett marked a breakthrough in 2015 when the TV series "Empire" debuted, launching his career after working in the industry for years, earning Emmy and Grammy nominations, and even getting a record deal with Columbia Records.

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Ed Sheeran performs during the Brit Awards 2012 at the O2 Arena in London. Organizers said Tuesday March 6, 2018, that a concert by Sheeran at Essen airport in western Germany has been moved to nearby Duesseldorf following concern about its impact on the

Skylarks spared Ed Sheeran concert, trees not so lucky

Organizers say a concert by British singer Ed Sheeran at an airport in western Germany has been moved following concern about the impact on the local skylark population.

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Jimmy Kimmel, left, congratulates Guillermo del Toro in the audience after winning the award for best picture for

Oscar ratings plunge to a record low

Viewership for the Academy Awards plunged 20 percent from last year to a record-low 26.5 million, the first time on record the Oscars reached fewer than 30 million people.

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Matthew McConaughey, right, presents Lee Smith with the award for best film editing for

'Dunkirk,' 'Coco' and 'A Fantastic Woman' win at Oscars

Toggling between Hollywood's past sins and its changing future, the 90th Academy Awards confronted the post-Harvey Weinstein era in a ceremony punctuated by political moments and historic wins, including Netflix's first feature-film award and the transgender drama "A Fantastic Woman" winning best foreign language film.

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Jordan Peele accepts the award for best director for

'Get Out' wins for best film, director at Spirit Awards

Jordan Peele's "Get Out" won best film and best director on Saturday at the 33rd Independent Film Spirit Awards, a day before the horror sensation will vie for top honors at the Academy Awards.

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Lav Diaz, director of 'Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis' addresses the audience after receiving the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize for a feature film that opens new perspectives.

Migrant island documentary "Fire at Sea" wins at Berlin fest

BERLIN (AP) — "Fire at Sea," a documentary about the Italian island of Lampedusa — many migrants' first destination on risky journeys toward safety and a better life in Europe


Bill Cosby enters the Montgomery County Courthouse for a court appearance in Norristown, Pa.

Cosby loses appeal; case appears headed to evidence hearing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's criminal sexual-assault case appears to be headed toward an evidence hearing after a judge denied his latest effort to throw the charges out.


Ex-ABBA members make rare joint appearance at grand opening

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The four former members of iconic Swedish pop group ABBA have made a rare joint appearance for the opening of a Stockholm restaurant inspired by the "Mamma Mia!" musical.

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