From left, Chadwick Boseman as Panther, Paul Bettany as Vision, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff, and Don Cheadle as War Machine in a scene from

Disney-Fox deal may create a new nerdy nirvana

The coming union of the Disney and Fox media empires is set to create a new nirvana for fanboys and -girls, one that reunites superheroes and sci-fi characters long separated by an energy barrier of corporate legalism.

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Review: 'Jumanji' sequel serves up stars, good hearted fun

More than two decades after Robin Williams conquered that pesky board game, "Jumanji" has been resurrected with more and glossier stars (Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black), a comedy director and a "modern" twist. The result, "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ," is a very sweet, and generally entertaining body swap lark with some nice messages about being, and believing in, yourself.

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Lauren Hashian, right, Dwayne Johnson and their daughter Jasmine Johnson pose for a photo at a ceremony honoring him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, in Los Angeles.

Samoa’s Seiuli gets his Hollywood star

Samoa’s favourite Hollywood son, Seiuli Dwayne Johnson, is celebrating being accepted into the Hollywood establishment with a Walk of Fame star this week. The 45-year-old actor sported a sharp black suit and was joined by longtime partner Lauren Hashian and their almost two-year-old daughter Jasmine at the ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard.

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'The Goonies,' 'Titanic' added to National Film Registry

A band of misfits known as the Goonies, a sinking ship, some baseball ghosts and the unrelenting New York cop John McClane are being added to the prestigious National Film Registry.

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'A Fantastic Woman' director celebrates Golden Globe nod

Director Sebastian Lelio says he feels that "A Fantastic Woman" has gone beyond the cinematic experience with its social message, to a great extent thanks to the performance of its star Daniela Vega.

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Miguel, voiced by Anthony Gonzalez in a scene from the animated film,

Box office top 20: 'Coco' tops charts for third weekend

With "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" set to open this weekend, Disney and Pixar's "Coco" topped the quiet box office charts for the third time in a row.

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Cardi B performs at Power 105.1's Powerhouse at Barclays Center in New York. Cardi B performed at one of the most exclusive Art Basel parties hosted by TIDAL X: Moschino hosted by famed fashion designer Jeremy Scott.  (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, Fil

Mark Ronson, Miguel, 50 Cent perform at Art Basel parties

Musicians, actors and fashion icons descended on Miami for a whirlwind week of glamorous parties to celebrate some of the world's best artists during Art Basel.

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John Legend performs at the 2017 Essence Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, in New Orleans. Legend will take the stage at the Telenor Arena in Oslo, Norway on Dec. 11 for Nobel Peace Prize Concert, which honors the International Campaign to Abolish

John Legend on fatherhood: 'You want people to have justice'

The Nobel Peace Prize winners will be serenaded by John Legend on Monday and for that they can thank Legend's infant daughter — and a second baby on the way.

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First lady Melania Trump, accompanied by Santa Claus, smiles as she takes questions from children before reading The Polar Express to children at Children's National Medical Center, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

First lady wishes to spend holiday on deserted island

If she could spend the holidays anywhere in the world, Melania Trump says she'd take her family to a deserted, tropical island.

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$450 million Leonardo painting heading to new Louvre museum

A Leonardo da Vinci painting of Christ that sold in New York for a record $450 million (380 million euros) is heading to a museum in the United Arab Emirates.

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Seiuli Dwayne Johnson.

Seiuli Dwayne Johnson to receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Samoa’s most famous Hollywood son, Seiuli Dwayne Johnson, is set to become the first Samoan to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. According to Variety's Rebecca Rubin, Seiuli will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during a ceremony Dec. 13, Variety's Rebecca Rubin reported Tuesday.

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Colin Kaepernick attends the 2017 ACLU SoCal's Bill of Rights Dinner at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Beyonce presents Kaepernick with SI's Muhammad Ali Award

Beyonce presented Colin Kaepernick with Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award on Tuesday night, and Kaepernick promised that "with or without the NFL's platform, I will continue to work for the people."

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Danny Masterson arrives at the Youth for Human Rights International Celebrity Benefit in Los Angeles. Netflix says it has written Masterson out of the comedy

Netflix writes accused actor Masterson out of comedy

Netflix said Tuesday that it has written actor Danny Masterson out of the comedy "The Ranch" with Los Angeles police investigating sexual assault claims against him that date back to the 2000s.

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Ed Sheeran performs at Jingle Ball at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The Grammys may have dissed Sheeran, but Spotify says he's the most streamed artist of the year. The streaming service announced Tuesday, Dec. 5, that Sheeran tops its 2017 list with 6.3

Ed Sheeran tops Spotify's 2017 list with 6.3 billion streams

The Grammys may have dissed Ed Sheeran, but Spotify says he is the most streamed artist of the year.

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FILE- In this June 2, 2005 file photo, legendary Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar, right, looks at veteran actor Shashi Kapoor, left, at the inauguration of a new cinema in Mumbai, India.

Veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor dies at age 79

Shashi Kapoor, a leading Bollywood actor and producer from the 1970s and '80s, has died after a long illness. He was 79.

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Billy Bush.

Billy Bush says Trump 'Access Hollywood' tape is real

Billy Bush said it was indeed Donald Trump's voice captured on a 2005 "Access Hollywood" tape talking about fame enabling him to grope and try to have sex with women.

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Front row from left, 2017 Kennedy Center Honorees Carmen de Lavallade, Norman Lear, and Gloria Estefan, back row from left, LL Cool J, and Lionel Richie are photographed following the State Department dinner for the Kennedy Center Honors, Saturday, Dec. 2

LL Cool J _ winning award is 'amazing moment.'

LL Cool J says it's "an amazing, amazing moment' for a hip hop artist who Kennedy Center officials describe as the youngest recipient ever to win an award at the Kennedy Center Honors.

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Disney-Pixar, character Hector, voiced by Gael Garcia Bernal, left, and Miguel, voiced by Anthony Gonzalez, appear in a scene from the animated film,

'Coco' tops box office for second straight week with $26.1M

In a sleepy post-Thanksgiving weekend at the box office, Pixar's "Coco" remained the top film for the second straight week while a number of Oscar contenders packed theaters in specialty release.

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Bill Cosby.

Accusers face risks in breaking nondisclosure agreements

Details of alleged sexual assaults by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, comedian Bill Cosby and other famous figures are now widely known in part because several accusers did something they promised in writing never to do: They talked publicly about their allegations.

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Taylor Swift presents the award for entertainer of the year at the 50th annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn.  Swift’s “reputation” is finally available on Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming platforms. Swift released her sixth album three weeks ago,

Swift's 'reputation' is on all streaming platforms

Taylor Swift's "reputation" is finally available on Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming platforms.

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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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