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'Moonlight,' 'La La Land' separate from award season pack
NEW YORK (AP) -- In Hollywood's early but rapidly solidifying awards season, two films - radically different in tone and tune - have separated themselves from the pack: "Moonlight" and "La La Land."...



Publication halted for provocative children's books parody
NEW YORK (AP) -- Publication has been halted for a provocative satire of children's stories, "Bad Little Children's Books," which had been criticized by online commentators for poor taste and reinforcing racial and cultural stereotypes....



After Emmy, Sterling K Brown still winning with 'This Is Us'
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sterling K. Brown can chalk 2016 up as a win. He won an Emmy for his portrayal of Christopher Darden in FX's "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story," and he's one of the stars of NBC's "This Is Us," which premiered this fall and is doing well in the ratings....



Mel Harris: 'thirtysomething' stars remain 'close' friends
NEW YORK (AP) -- Almost 30 years since "thirtysomething" went off the air, the now 50-something cast of the drama about a group of American baby boomers remain friends....



Jimmy Kimmel to host Academy Awards
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Oscars finally have a host: Jimmy Kimmel will emcee the 89th Academy Awards....



You can't stop the beat with 'Hairspray Live!' telecast
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) -- In the steadily escalating battle of the TV musicals, NBC's "Hairspray Live!" is the most ambitious contender yet....



'Crimetown' podcast tells of mob and political corruption
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The podcast "Crimetown" opens with the mayor of Providence attacking a man with a lit cigarette and a fireplace log....



To create Baltimore in Hollywood, just ask Derek McLane
NEW YORK (AP) -- Set designer Derek McLane's transition from working on Broadway to the Oscars hit a bit of a bump on his first day....



A seasoned film critic eyes TV in 'Television: A Biography'
NEW YORK (AP) -- At 75, David Thomson is the sultan of cinema criticism. British-born but long based in America, he is the author of nearly two dozen film-related books including "Moments that Made the Movies," "'Have You Seen...?': A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films" and "The New Biographical Dictionary of Film."...



Dylan writes Nobel Prize fest speech; Patti Smith to sing
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- He won't be there in person but the Nobel Foundation says Bob Dylan has written a speech that will be read out at the traditional Nobel Prize banquet....