Beyonce! Hillary! India revels in a very big wedding
NEW DELHI (AP) — In a season of big Indian weddings, the Wednesday marriage of the scions of two billionaire families might be the biggest of them all.
'A Star Is Born' tops SAG Awards nominations, snubs abound
NEW YORK (AP) — "A Star Is Born" led nominations for the 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards with four nods including best ensemble on Wednesday, firmly establishing Bradley Cooper's romantic revival as this year's Academy Awards front runner.
List of nominees for 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A list of the nominees for the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, announced Wednesday in West Hollywood, California: MOVIES Actor: Christian Bale, "Vice"; Bradley Cooper, "A Star Is Born"; Rami Malek, "Bohemian Rhapsody"; Viggo Mortensen, "Green Book"; John David Washington, "BlacKkKlansman."
Breakthrough Entertainer: Country singer Kane Brown
NEW YORK (AP) — Kane Brown wasn't sure he was going to make it. But there was one thing he was certain about: He was never going to give up.
In Iceland, 13 'Yule Lads' come to town to herald Christmas
MYVATN, Iceland (AP) — The people of northern Iceland have had their travel plans disrupted with a record high snowfall this December.
Robert Caro reflects on his career in upcoming book
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Caro's next book isn't his fifth and final volume on Lyndon Johnson or like anything he has done before. "Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing," to be published by Alfred A.
Oprah Winfrey praises Toni Morrison at Manhattan dinner gala
NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey was in town to praise one of her idols, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison. "It's impossible to actually imagine the American literary landscape without a Toni Morrison," Winfrey said Tuesday night during a dinner gala in downtown Manhattan hosted by the Center for Fiction, which named Morrison the winner of a lifetime achievement award.
Marilyn Monroe memorabilia auction fetches more than $1.6M
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An auction of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia has earned more than $1.6 million, including $120,000 paid for a touring version of the actress' iconic white dress from "The Seven Year Itch."
'Jurassic Park,' 'Shining' added to National Film Registry
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The National Film Registry is turning 30 and will bring in a new crop of films ranging from dinosaurs' return from extinction, a cowboys-in-love drama and stories showcasing Native Americans.
Film Review: Jason Momoa swims but 'Aquaman' sinks
Superheroes who travel by sea horse never get any respect. Since Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger first dreamed him up in 1941, Aquaman's fate has largely been as the Rodney Dangerfield of DC Comics — a regular punchline for his not-so-potent powers.
Michelle Obama surprises Detroit students at Motown Museum
DETROIT (AP) — Michelle Obama surprised a group of Detroit college students on Tuesday afternoon, walking into the Motown Museum as the young men of color took part in a roundtable discussion on education.
With new board in place, CBS to decide Moonves' exit pay
NEW YORK (AP) — The newly elected CBS board faces daunting tasks: deciding whether former CEO Les Moonves gets a $120 million exit package following a sexual-misconduct investigation and charting a path for CBS to recover after the scandal.
Review: 'If Beale Street Could Talk' is lyrical and lovely
"Every black person born in America was born on Beale Street...whether in Jackson, Mississippi, or in Harlem, New York," reads the title card that begins director Barry Jenkins' "If Beale Street Could Talk ."
2018 Breakthrough: Henry Golding of 'Crazy Rich Asians'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even though Henry Golding garnered instant fame from starring in the smash hit "Crazy Rich Asians," the British-Malaysian actor isn't sure if he'll ever eclipse his meteoric success in the box-office hit.
2018 Breakthrough: John David Washington, 'Black KkKlansman'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — John David Washington comes from a strong acting lineage, but he has carved out his own identity as a powerful actor, earning a Golden Globe nomination and generating Oscar buzz for his standout role in Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman."
AP names its Breakthrough Entertainers of 2018
A scene-stealer from "Crazy Rich Asians." A teen actress who brought aching realism to a movie about adolescence. A boundary-breaking country star.
Aaron Sorkin hits Broadway with an iconic courtroom drama
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Sorkin is a huge fan of courtroom dramas, both as a reader and as a watcher. His first Broadway play was the swashbuckling military justice story, "A Few Good Men," and he's returned with another legal thriller this winter.
Some old favorites - very old - reappear on television
NEW YORK (AP) — Some of last week's most popular television programs are much older than most of the people who watched them. ABC's showing of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" was the most-watched of a handful of holiday specials that aired in prime-time last week, reaching 5.3 million viewers, the Nielsen company said.
Nielsen's top programs for Dec. 3-9
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Dec. 3-9. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: L.A.
Nick Cannon sees irony in the way Oscars handled Kevin Hart
NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Cannon isn't just defending his friend and fellow comedian Kevin Hart over the Oscars hosting controversy. He's also going after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences itself.
AP names Nicky Jam and J Balvin's 'X' its top song of 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 songs of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu. 1. Nicky Jam and J Balvin, "X'': Nicky Jam and J Balvin's "X'' is not just the Latin song of the year — it is SIMPLY THE SONG OF THE YEAR.
Sydney Brakeley's stepmom is The Witch in opera production
Sydney Brakeley's stepmother really is quite the witch. The 12-year-old is a gingerbread child in the chorus of the LA Opera's production of Engelbert Humperdinck's "Hansel and Gretel" at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion through this weekend.
AP's top 2018 albums: Janelle Monae, Kacey Musgraves, J Cole
NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 albums of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu. 1. Janelle Monae, "Dirty Computer": When Janelle Monae released the masterfully brilliant "The ArchAndroid" in 2010, it was hard to imagine how this futuristic, already-seasoned artist could grow, and where that growth would take her.
CBS sells Television City for $750M to LA developer
LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS says it has sold Television City, its Los Angeles headquarters and production facility, to a real estate developer for $750 million.
Kathie Lee Gifford to leave NBC's 'Today' show in April
NEW YORK (AP) — Kathie Lee Gifford will put aside her morning glass of wine and step away from NBC's "Today" show in April. NBC News chief Noah Oppenheim told staffers Tuesday morning that Gifford will leave the show after 11 years of getting up early, most recently hosting the 10 a.m.

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