This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Constance Wu in a scene from the film

'Crazy Rich Asians' shines bright at the box office

Glitz won over guns as the gilded romance "Crazy Rich Asians" debuted at No. 1 in North American theaters this weekend, surpassing industry expectations and beating out action-packed fare like "Mile 22."

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FILE - In this July 8, 2012 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit.  She was 76. (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Invision/AP, File)

MTV VMAs working to craft tribute for Aretha Franklin

The MTV Video Music Awards plans on honoring the legacy of Aretha Franklin — they're just not sure how they will do it.

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In a letter sent to former Miss Americas on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, Mund says she has been bullied, manipulated and silenced by the pageant's current leadership, including chairwoman Gretchen Carlson. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray, File)

Miss America: Leadership bullied, manipulated, silenced me

The reigning Miss America says she has been bullied, manipulated and silenced by the pageant's current leadership, including Gretchen Carlson.

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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2008 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs at the House of Blues in Los Angeles.   Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit.  She was 76.  (AP Photo/Shea Walsh, file)

'No one did it better' - Reaction to Aretha Franklin's death

Reaction to the death of soul icon Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday: "Through her compositions and unmatched musicianship, Aretha helped define the American experience.

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FILE - This Jan. 14, 2012 file photo, shows singer Aretha Franklin performing during the BET Honors at the Warner Theatre in Washington. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit.  She was 76. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies in Detroit at 76

Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died from pancreatic cancer. She was 76.

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Neil Diamond performs at the Clive Davis and The Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. Diamond's latest

Diamond won't let Parkinson's slow him down, talks new DVD

Neil Diamond may have retired from the road due to Parkinson's disease, but he said he's working hard to get back onstage.

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Aretha Franklin performs in concert at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia.

Beyoncé honors ailing Aretha Franklin at Detroit concert

Queen Bey dedicated her performance with husband, Jay Z, to the Queen of Soul drawing a thunderous roar from Aretha Franklin's hometown of Detroit.

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Actor Idris Elba speaks during The Best FIFA 2017 Awards in London. British actor Idris Elba has stoked speculation he may take over the role of James Bond when Daniel Craig steps aside, offering an enigmatic Twitter post

His name is Idris Elba, but will he be first black Bond?

British actor Idris Elba is stoking speculation he may take over the role of James Bond when Daniel Craig steps aside, offering an enigmatic Twitter post that fueled the buzz about him becoming the first black Bond.

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Rod Stewart poses for a portrait on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 in New York to promote his tour and upcoming album,

More than 50 years into career, Rod Stewart not slowing down

More than fifty years into his career, Rod Stewart shows no sign of slowing down.

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In this image released by ABC, musician Kanye west, left, and host Jimmy Kimmel appear on the set of

Trump praises Kanye West after Kimmel appearance

President Donald Trump is thanking Kanye West after the rapper talked about his support for Trump during an appearance Thursday on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

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FILE - In this July 7, 2018 file photo, Missy Elliott performs at the 2018 Essence Festival in New Orleans.  A Rhode Island woman’s karaoke version of Missy Elliott’s hit song “Work It” has become an internet sensation, even drawing praise from Elliott he

Missy Elliott praises woman's karaoke version of 'Work It'

A Rhode Island woman's karaoke version of Missy Elliott's hit song "Work It" has become an internet sensation, even drawing praise from Elliott.

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The cast and crew of

History-making 'Crazy Rich Asians' readies for release

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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In this combination photo, Hilary Swank accepts the Oscar for best actress for her role in

Transgender Hollywood seeks recognition, and not just roles

When actress Scarlett Johansson reversed course recently and canceled plans to play a transgender man in the film "Rub & Tug," transgender actors like Scott Turner Schofield were gratified — and pleasantly surprised.

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The singer's

Promoter says Pink admitted to Sydney hospital, cancels show

Pop superstar Pink was admitted to a Sydney hospital on Monday with a virus, forcing her to postpone a second show, her promoter said.

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Demi Lovato.

Pop star Demi Lovato vows to keep fighting addiction

In her first public comments since an overdose put her into the hospital, singer Demi Lovato says she remains committed to overcoming addiction.

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Actor Patrick Stewart.

Patrick Stewart to reprise 'Star Trek' role in new series

Patrick Stewart is boldly going where he's been before — "Star Trek."

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FILE - This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Tom Cruise in a scene from

'Mission: Impossible' bests Winnie-the-Pooh at box office

Tom Cruise sped past Winnie-the-Pooh at the box office to lead all films for the second straight week with an estimated $35 million in ticket sales for "Mission Impossible -- Fallout."

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Seagal’s portfolio in the unpaid position would be to “facilitate relations between Russia and the United States in the humanitarian field, including cooperation in culture, arts, public and youth exchanges.” (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)

Russia names action-movie star Seagal as envoy for US

Russia has appointed action movie star Steven Seagal as a special envoy for humanitarian ties with the United States.

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In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 photo, Sam Checo dresses her Mango backstage ahead of the cat fashion show at the Algonquin Hotel in New York. The Algonquin Hotel's annual feline fashion show was presided over by the historic Times Square establishment's 1

The Algonquin Hotel throws a 'purrty,' feline fashion show

The "meowdels" wore couture and the crowd was cat-tastic at The Algonquin Hotel's annual feline fashion show, presided over by the historic Times Square establishment's 12th resident cat, a ginger boy with a theatrical name, Hamlet VIII.

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Stormtrooper helmets from Star Wars: The Last Jedi (left) (estimate £30-50,000) and Star Wars: A New Hope (right) (estimate £40-60,000) on display in the Prop Store head office near Rickmansworth, Enlgnad, Monday July 30, 2018, ahead of the Entertainment

Star Wars jacket expected to fetch $1.3 million at auction

The jacket worn by actor Harrison Ford in the "Star Wars" film "The Empire Strikes Back" is expected to fetch up to 1 million pounds ($1.3 million) in an auction of rare movie memorabilia in Britain next month.

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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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