Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys arrive at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.

Nick Carter 'shocked,' 'saddened' by singer's assault claim

Nick Carter says he's "shocked and saddened" by accusations made by a singer who said he raped her about 15 years ago.

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Pixar co-founder and Walt Disney Animation chief John Lasseter arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles. Lasseter is taking a six-month leave of absence citing “missteps” with employees. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)

Disney Animation, Pixar chief John Lasseter taking leave

Pixar co-founder and Walt Disney Animation chief John Lasseter is taking a six-month leave of absence citing "missteps" with employees. In a vaguely-worded memo obtained by The Associated Press Tuesday, Lasseter says he knows he has made some employees feel disrespected and uncomfortable.

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Della Reese. Reese, the actress and gospel-influenced singer who in middle age found her greatest fame as Tess, the wise angel in the long-running television drama

Della Reese, of TV's 'Touched by an Angel,' has died at 86

Della Reese, the actress and gospel-influenced singer who in middle age found her greatest fame as Tess, the wise angel in the long-running television drama "Touched by an Angel," has died at age 86.

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Models Romee Strijd, from right, Candice Swanepoel, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge, Elsa Hosk, wear creations with other models during the Victoria's Secret fashion show at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China, Monday, Nov. 20, 201

Victoria's Secret China show struts on despite controversy

Gigi Hadid and Katy Perry didn't make it but the Victoria's Secret show in Shanghai managed to strut on Monday without them, surviving a controversy over visa issues and a model who slipped and fell during the show.

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Bruno Mars performs

Kelly Clarkson, Pink open American Music Awards

Kelly Clarkson and Pink opened the American Music Awards with a tribute to first responders with a powerhouse vocal duet of R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts."

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Pictures shows Ezra Miller, from left, Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot in a scene from

'Justice League' disappoints in US with $96 million opening

Only in the modern era of superhero films could a $96 million opening weekend be considered anything less than impressive. But that's the situation Warner Bros. and DC's "Justice League" find themselves in.

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FILE -  A March 3, 2003 file photo of from left: Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson, Angus Young, Phil Rudd and Cliff Williams from AC/DC posing for photographers at the Apollo Hammersmith in London.

AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as "Highway to Hell," ''Hells Bells" and "Back in Black," has died. He was 64.

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Simone Garcia Johnson named Golden Globe Ambassador at the HFPA and InStyle Celebrate the 2018 Golden Globe Awards Season at Catch LA.

Miss Golden Globe honor renamed Golden Globe Ambassador

The group behind the Golden Globe awards says its Miss Golden Globe honoree will now be known as the Golden Globe Ambassador. Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Meher Tatna says the move was made in order to help expand the role to help recognize the association's philanthropic efforts throughout the year.

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Alejandro Fernandez performs at the 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Global hit 'Despacito' claims 3 early Latin Grammy Awards

The global hit "Despacito" has made good on three of its four nominations at the Latin Grammy Awards. The summer smash by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee won record of the year Thursday, as well as short-form video and urban fusion performance for the remix with Justin Bieber. "Despacito" is also up for song of the year.

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Luis Fonsi performs

'Despacito' video takes home Latin Grammy

The Latest on the 18th Annual Latin Grammy Awards being presented Thursday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (all times local):4:20 p.m.

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Steve Harvey participates in the

Steve Harvey to ring in 2018 with a special Fox telecast

Move over ABC, CNN and all the other networks planning to ring in the New Year. This year Steve Harvey will be hosting his own brand of New Year's revelry on Fox.

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Visitors to Christie's wait outside in a line to view Leonardo da Vinci's

Christ painting by Leonardo da Vinci sells for record $450M

A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci sold for a record $450 million (380 million euros) at auction on Wednesday. The painting, called "Salvator Mundi," Italian for "Savior of the World," is one of fewer than 20 paintings by Leonardo known to exist and the only one in private hands.

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Keith Urban, left, and Nicole Kidman attend the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Kings Theatre on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in New York.

Glamour fuses with politics at annual Women of Year awards

There were movie stars and supermodels, TV hosts and pop stars.

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In 'Justice League,' DC looks beyond Batman and Superman

Peace never reigns in the pages of DC Comics. There's always a world to be saving, a cataclysm to avert. The making of the DC superhero team-up film "Justice League" was hardly any more tranquil.

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Abby Wambach, left, of the United States is presented the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year award by Hope Solo, center, goalkeeper of the U.S. team, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter, right.

Hope Solo says Blatter grabbed her; he calls it 'ridiculous'

Hope Solo says former FIFA President Sepp Blatter grabbed her rear shortly before the two were to appear on stage at a prestigious soccer ceremony four years ago. A representative for Blatter called the allegation "ridiculous."

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This combination of two file photos shows actress Paz de la Huerta and film producer Harvey Weinstein.

Attorney: Subpoena too broad in Weinstein rape investigation

A subpoena in the Harvey Weinstein rape investigation requesting all medical treatment records from a therapist for "Boardwalk Empire" actress Paz de La Huerta is too broad and would be embarrassing and damaging to her, her lawyers said in court papers.

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Kevin Spacey arrives at the 71st annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Massachusetts prosecutors will meet with the son of a former Boston TV news anchor who says Spacey sexually assaulted the teenage boy at a Nantucket restaurant. Cape

Warner Bros. suspends "Supergirl" showrunner

"Supergirl" and "Arrow" showrunner Andrew Kreisberg has been suspended amid accusations of sexual harassment and inappropriate touching from 19 former and current employees.

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Donald Sutherland at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, Calif. Sutherland will receive an honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards on Nov. 11 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

First Oscars of awards season to be bestowed on Saturday

 As Hollywood continues reeling from the growing sexual harassment scandal, the first Oscars of awards season are being presented to four film-industry veterans.

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Kristen Stewart attends the LA premiere of

Kristen Stewart dives into grief in directorial debut

Kristen Stewart's directing ambitions go all the way back to when she was an 11-year-old performing in the 2002 David Fincher thriller "Panic Room."

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FILE- This Sept. 22, 1985, file photo shows John Hillerman, left, and Betty White, right, arriving at Emmy Awards in Pasadena, Calif.

'Magnum, P.I.' actor John Hillerman dies at 84

John Hillerman, who played stuffed-shirt Higgins to Tom Selleck's freewheeling detective Thomas Magnum in the 1980s TV series "Magnum, P.I." has died, his nephew said Thursday. Hillerman was 84.

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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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