Los Angeles County prosecutors charged 41-year-old Jonathan Jackson on Wednesday May 2, 2018, with attempted extortion and extortion by threatening letter. Jackson is jailed on $100,000 bail. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Man charged with trying to extort Kevin Hart with video

A man was charged Wednesday with trying to extort money from Kevin Hart by threatening to release video he secretly shot of the actor and comedian with a woman in Las Vegas.

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Chris Kirkpatrick, from left, Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone and Justin Timberlake attend a ceremony honoring NSYNC with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, April 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

'N Sync reunites to receive Hollywood Walk of Fame star

There were thousands of screaming fans, songs and jokes — just like old times as 'N Sync reunited to get their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Keith Urban, left, and Nicole Kidman attend the Time 100 Gala celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world in New York. On Urban’s new record, “Graffiti U,” Kidman added backing vocals to his single, “Female,” a song that was inspired by the #

Nicole Kidman becomes Keith Urban's muse on new album

On Keith Urban's new record, "Graffiti U," female collaborators are featured on many of the tracks both as songwriters and duet partners. But it's his wife, Nicole Kidman, who steals the show.

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This image released by Marvel Studios shows, from left, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo and Benedict Wong in a scene from

'Infinity War' opens with record $250M, passing 'Star Wars'

A whole lot of superheroes added up to a whole lot of ticket sales. 

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A representative for former star of “Glee” said Saturday, April 28, 2018, that Reich, president of clothing company AYR, proposed with a 4-carat elongated radian cut ring which he personally helped design. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Former 'Glee' star Lea Michele is engaged

Actress and singer Lea Michele has announced her engagement to boyfriend Zandy Reich with a social media photo of a diamond ring on her finger and the word "Yes."

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The members of ABBA announced Friday April 27, 2018 that they have recorded new material for the first time in 35 years. (Olle Lindeborg/TT NEWS AGENCY via AP)

Here we go again: ABBA records first new songs in 35 years

Mamma Mia! The members of ABBA announced Friday that they have recorded new material for the first time in 35 years. The Swedish pop supergroup said it had recorded two new songs, including one titled "I Still Have Faith in You."

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Michelle Yeoh, Henry Golding and Constance Wu in a scene from

'Crazy Rich Asians' changes everything

It's been 25 years since a major Hollywood studio released an English-language film with a primarily Asian cast. The last was Wayne Wang's adaptation of the generational tear-jerker "The Joy Luck Club," which was released in 1993.

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John Krasinski, left, and Noah Jupe in a scene from

Paramount chair says 'A Quiet Place' sequel in the works

"A Quiet Place" is getting a sequel. Jim Gianopulos is the Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures. He says Wednesday that the studio is developing a follow-up to the buzzy John Krasinski-directed thriller that's currently in theaters.

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Century Fox shows a scene from

'Deadpool 2' is about kindness (truly)

After being stuck in development for over a decade, "Deadpool" broke box-office records and shattered preconceived notions about what an R-rated superhero movie could do when it debuted in February 2016.

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This image released by Marvel Studios shows, from left, Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Dave Bautista, Chris Pratt and Pom Klementieff in a scene from

'Infinity War' caps a decade of success for Marvel Studios

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige talks about his job like a fan who's just lucky to be there.

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Seiuli Johnson and Lauren welcome baby Tiana

Samoa’s Hollywood superstar, Seiuli Dwayne Johnson and his longtime partner, Lauren Hashian, have welcomed their second baby girl. The birth of Tiana Gia Johnson, Seiuli’s third daughter, was announced by her proud father on Instagram.

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The Pioneer Press reports that Stillwater Area High School Senior Katie Kelzenberg asked if the actor would “Rock” it with her at her May 5 prom in a Twitter video posted last week. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)

Admiring teen's courage, Dwayne Johnson declines prom invite

An eastern Minnesota teen who asked her celebrity crush Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to prom got a huge surprise when he actually responded. Stillwater Area High School Senior Katie Kelzenberg asked the actor to "Rock" it with her at the school's May 5 prom in a Twitter video posted last week, The Pioneer Press reported.

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Bill Cosby waves as he departs his sexual assault trial.

Cosby defense team lobs attacks in court of public opinion

Jurors weren't allowed to hear testimony that Bill Cosby's chief accuser was once hooked on hallucinogenic mushrooms or had her sights set on becoming a millionaire, but that hasn't stopped the defense from airing the explosive claims about Andrea Constand in the court of public opinion.

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Fans of DJ Avicii gather at Sergels Torg following the news of his death, in central Stockholm, Sweden.

Report: Autopsies show nothing suspicious in Avicii's death

Sweden's public broadcaster says police in Oman have conducted two autopsies on the body of Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ Avicii, who died Friday at age 28.

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No cause or place of death was given, but the statement discusses depression and suicide, and Troyer had publicly discussed struggling with alcohol addiction. He lived in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, file)

Verne Troyer, Mini-Me from 'Austin Powers' films, has died

Verne Troyer, who played Dr. Evil's small, silent sidekick "Mini-Me" in the "Austin Powers" movie franchise, has died. He was 49. A statement provided by Troyer's representatives that was also posted to his Instagram and Facebook accounts said the actor died Saturday.

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Her high-energy festival set over the weekend involved a marching band, dance troupes and step teams from black colleges along with her singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” known as the national black anthem. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

From far and wide, Beyonce brings excitement to HBCU culture

When Beyonce paid tribute to historically black colleges at Coachella, the singer's grand performance reignited interest in the marching band culture and created shockwaves of excitement to students attending those schools.

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A stuntman who was pinned beneath an SUV driven by Tom Sizemore on a TV production has settled a lawsuit with the actor and Paramount Pictures. Court papers show a notice of settlement was filed March 29. No terms were disclosed. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/

Stuntman pinned under SUV driven by Sizemore settles lawsuit

A stuntman who was pinned beneath an SUV driven by Tom Sizemore on a TV production has settled a lawsuit with the actor and Paramount Pictures. Court papers show that a notice of settlement was filed March 29, and the sides are scheduled to appear in court in July to finalize it. No terms of the deal were disclosed.

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Samoan dancer Savali stars with Beyonce

A Samoan dancer has experienced "one of the biggest shows of my life" during a performance with Beyonce at Coachella. The show at Palm Springs, U.S., has been dubbed “one of the best of all time.“

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Turner Classic Movies says Tuesday, April 17, 2018, that DiCaprio will present the award on the opening night of the TCM Classic Film Festival on April 26 in Hollywood at the TCL Chinese Theater. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

DiCaprio to present Scorsese with award at TCM Film Festival

Leonardo DiCaprio will present his friend and collaborator Martin Scorsese the inaugural Robert Osborne Award for his contributions in keeping classic film relevant.Turner Classic Movies says Tuesday that DiCaprio will present the award on the opening night of the TCM Classic Film Festival on April 26 in Hollywood at the TCL Chinese Theater.

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Kendrick Lamar arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood, Calif. On Monday, April 16, 2018, Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music for his album

Commercial and critical darling Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer

Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music Monday, making history as the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the prestigious prize. The revered rapper is also the most commercially successful musician to receive the award, usually reserved for critically acclaimed classical acts who don't live on the pop charts.

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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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