Edwin Hawkins appears at the Apollo Theater Spring Gala and 80th Anniversary Celebration in New York. Hawkins, the gospel star best known for the crossover hit “Oh Happy Day,” died Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at his home in Pleasanton, Calif., at age 74. He ha

Gospel star Edwin Hawkins, known for 'Oh Happy Day,' dies

Edwin Hawkins, the gospel star best known for the crossover hit "Oh Happy Day" and as a major force for contemporary inspirational music, died Monday at age 74

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Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan performs during the European Border Breakers awards, or EBBA awards, in Cannes, southern France. O'Riordan, lead singer of Irish band The Cranberries, has died. She was 46, it was announced on Monday, Jan. 15, 201

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dead at 46

Dolores O'Riordan, whose urgent, powerful voice helped make Irish rock band The Cranberries a global success in the 1990s, died suddenly on Monday at a London hotel. She was 46.

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Actress Eliza Dushku.

'True Lies' actress alleges she was abused at age 12

Actress Eliza Dushku says she was sexually molested at age 12 by a stunt coordinator during production of the 1994 film "True Lies."

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Actor Tom Cruise runs along the rooftop of Blackfriars station, during filming for the new Mission Impossible 6 film, in London, Saturday Jan. 13, 2018. (John Stillwell/PA via AP)

Parts of London halt as Tom Cruise sprints over Thames River

Tom Cruise has brought part of central London to a standstill as he sprinted across the roof of a rail bridge for the latest "Mission: Impossible" movie.

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Carrie Underwood performs

Carrie Underwood, Ludacris write song for Super Bowl

Country star Carrie Underwood teamed up with Ludacris to co-write a new song, "The Champion," which will open the Super Bowl on Feb. 4 airing on NBC.

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Stevie Wonder plays a so-called

Stevie Wonder wows crowd on 'smart' piano at tech show

Trying to distinguish your product among the thousands at the CES gadget show is no easy feat, so it helps when music legend Stevie Wonder pays an unexpected visit.

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Rebecca Burgess, left, sells a copy of the book

'Fire and Fury' sales top 29,000 in first weekend

Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury" was the top-selling book last week, NPD BookScan told The Associated Press. And its numbers are likely to grow far higher. "Fire and Fury" sold 29,000 copies, BookScan announced Wednesday. But Wolff's explosive tell-all about the Trump administration only came out last Friday and BookScan's weekly sales run through Saturday.

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Cardi B performs at at Power 105.1's Powerhouse at Barclays Center in Brooklyn borough of New York.  Cardi B and Bruno Mars, who recently collaborated on the upbeat song “Finesse,” will perform together at the Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy announce

Bruno Mars, Cardi B, Luis Fonsi, SZA to perform at Grammys

Bruno Mars and Cardi B, who recently collaborated on the upbeat song "Finesse," will perform together at the Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that "Despacito" hit makers Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, SZA and Kesha will also take the stage at the Jan. 28 show at New York's Madison Square Garden.

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Meryl Streep attends the National Board of Review Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Streep says 'We can get through this moment' at NBR Awards

Steven Spielberg's newspaper drama "The Post" took a bow at a politically charged National Board of Review Awards where Robert De Niro lambasted President Donald Trump with an expletive-laden tirade and Meryl Streep took a moment in an awards season rife with gender politics to praise the men who have been her mentors and collaborators.

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Meghan Markle waves to the crowd as she leaves after a visit with Britain's Prince Harry to the Reprezent 107.3 FM radio station in Brixton.

Royal fiancee Meghan Markle shuts down social media accounts

Kensington Palace confirmed Tuesday that Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle has shut down her social media accounts in line with royal tradition.

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Pink arrives at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. NFL announced Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, that the pop star will perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the Big Game on Feb. 4 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. (Photo by J

Pink to sing national anthem at Super Bowl

Pink is heading to the Super Bowl to sing the national anthem. The NFL announced Monday that the pop star will perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the game on Feb. 4 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

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FILE - This file image released by Sony Pictures shows Kevin Hart, from left, Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan and Jack Black in

'Jumanji,' 'Insidious' top 'Star Wars' in its fourth weekend

Move over, "Star Wars," there are some new box office champs this weekend. "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" has topped the charts after three weekends in theaters, and newcomer "Insidious: The Last Key" opened in second, pushing "The Last Jedi" into third place.

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Alan Cumming, center, executive producer and star of the new CBS series

Cumming: important to portray gay character in time of Trump

Actor Alan Cumming, who is portraying what is believed to be the first gay lead character in a broadcast network drama, said Saturday that it's particularly important that the milestone is happening during President Donald Trump's administration.

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granddaughter of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Zara Phillips and her husband Mike Tindall as they arrive for the British royal family's traditional Christmas Day church service in Sandringham, England.  Zara Phillips and her husband Mike Tindall are expec

Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall is expecting 2nd child

Officials say Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Zara Tindall and her husband Mike Tindall are expecting their second child. Buckingham Palace said Friday the queen and the royal family are "very pleased' with the news.

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Final 'Game of Thrones' season will air in 2019

 The final season of "Game of Thrones" will feature veterans of the show behind the scenes when it airs in 2019. HBO said Thursday that David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik will direct and Benioff and Weiss along with Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill will write the episodes.

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Ed Sheeran performs at Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden, in New York. Sheeran’s album “Divide” was the most popular album of 2017, helping the music industry enjoy a growth spurt during the year, according to Nielsen Music. (Photo b

Ed Sheeran helps music industry hit a high note in 2017

Ed Sheeran's album "Divide" was the most popular album of 2017, helping the music industry enjoy a growth spurt during the year, according to Nielsen Music.

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Will Smith, left, and Joel Edgerton in a scene from,

Netflix greenlights 'Bright' sequel, Smith to return as star

Despite scathing reviews from critics, Netflix has greenlit a sequel to "Bright," with star Will Smith and director David Ayer expected to return. The streaming service announced the plans Wednesday, just two weeks after the fantasy police drama debuted.

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DJ Khaled accepts the award for favorite song rap/hip-hop for

'Wild Thoughts' for Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers International climbed after it struck a deal with producer and recording artist DJ Khaled, who will represent the brand to millions of follows on Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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Carrie Underwood performs

Singer Carrie Underwood also injured her face in fall

Country singer Carrie Underwood is bringing in 2018 by sharing more details about more injuries that she suffered after a fall that broke her wrist.

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Singer Barry Gibb performs at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, in Somerset, England.

Ringo Starr, Bee Gee Barry Gibb tapped as British knights

A Beatle and a Bee Gee are among the celebrated citizens who have been selected for knighthood and other awards given in the name of Britain's monarch.

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Movies

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

TV

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.

Music

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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