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5 charged with running massive movie piracy ring

A Los Angeles federal grand jury has indicted five men who allegedly ran a piracy ring that offered hundreds of stolen movies and TV shows online, including "Fifty Shades of Grey," "Godzilla" and "The Walking Dead."

Hungarian director Ferenc Kosa, winner in Cannes, dies at 81

Robert Caro reflects on his career in upcoming book

Marilyn Monroe memorabilia auction fetches more than $1.6M

‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘Shining’ added to National Film Registry

'A Star Is Born' tops SAG Awards nominations, snubs abound

Oprah Winfrey praises Toni Morrison at Manhattan dinner gala

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Beyonce! Hillary! India revels in a very big wedding

Michelle Obama surprises Detroit students at Motown Museum

Some old favorites - very old - reappear on television

Nick Cannon sees irony in the way Oscars handled Kevin Hart

Study finds female-led films outperform male ones

Cosby lawyers detail 11 alleged trial errors as they appeal

CBS sells Television City for $750M to LA developer

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

Kathie Lee Gifford will be putting aside her morning glass of wine and will step away from NBC's "Today" show in April

The Latest: CBS meeting wraps up with no mention of Moonves

The twice-postponed CBS shareholders meeting has wrapped up in less than 30 minutes, with no mention of the scandal enveloping former CEO Les Moonves.

Obama extends tour as sales for 'Becoming' top 3 million

Sales for Michelle Obama's memoir have topped 3 million and the former first lady is extending her book tour into 2019

Minneapolis Star Tribune film critic resigns over plagiarism

New Golden Globes honor will be named after Carol Burnett

Juliette Binoche to head Berlin film festival jury

Big plans in store for Dav Pilkey's 'Dog Man' series

With new board in place, CBS to decide Moonves' exit pay

Man who claimed Howard Hughes inheritance dies in Nevada

Study: Social media surpasses newspapers as news source

Survey finds that more Americans say they often get news from social media web sites than newspapers

Imagine Dragons to perform during halftime of CFP champ game

Grammy Award winners Imagine Dragons will perform at halftime of College Football Playoff championship game on Jan. 7

English announcer Champion to become lead MLS voice for ESPN

Jon Champion leaving England to become ESPN's lead announcer for Major League Soccer

'Modern Family's' Sarah Hyland had second kidney transplant

"Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland says she had a second kidney transplant last year, replacing a kidney from her father with another from her brother

DuVernay, Witherspoon and others join for Time's Up auction

Hollywood figures including Ava DuVernay, Reese Witherspoon, Margot Robbie and Kerry Washington are teaming up to mark the one-year anniversary of Time's Up to benefit the group's legal fund

Spice Girl Mel B cancels event after severe injury, surgery

Spice Girl Melanie Brown has suffered an unexplained injury in New York that required surgery to prevent her from losing her hand

Italy: Teen, club owners investigated in fatal stampede

Italian prosecutors say eight people are under investigation so far in connection to a stampede at a packed nightclub that killed six people, five of them teenagers

'The Favourite' leads film nominees for Critics' Choice

"The Favourite" leads the field of films with 14 nominations for the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards

Court TV network is being revived after decade away

Katz Television says it will revive the Court TV network to provide coverage and analysis of trials, starting in May

Sunday night baseball games an hour earlier in 2019

Baseball players may get a little more sleep when traveling after Sunday night games next year, with the ESPN start time moved up by an hour to shortly after 7 p.m. Eastern

LA Film Critics name 'Roma' best film of the year

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association on Sunday named Alfonso Cuaron's deeply personal drama "Roma" best film of the year, adding to the acclaimed film's steadily mounting honors

'Ralph' tops box office again, 'Aquaman' is a hit in China

On a quiet weekend at the box office, "Ralph Breaks the Internet" was no. 1 for the third straight week, while the upcoming DC Comics superhero film "Aquaman" made a huge splash in Chinese theaters

Cardi B, Pharrell, Kanye draw crowds during Art Basel Miami

Royalty, Real Housewives and the fathers of two Kardashian babies were among the celebs that fanned out across Miami for a week of glamorous parties toasting the world's best artists during Art Basel

Author Jon Krakauer sues over adaptation of 'Into the Wild'

Author Jon Krakauer has has filed suit over a musical adaptation of his 1996 book "Into the Wild."

Rise up: Female voices take center stage at Grammys

Female musicians who not only write their own lyrics _ but produce their songs too _ are taking center stage at the 2019 Grammy Awards, a year after female voices were shut of the show's major categories

Items belonging to Sinatra make $9M hit at Sotheby's auction

The private treasures of Frank Sinatra and his wife, Barbara, were a big, multimillion-dollar hit at a New York auction

Kanye West surprises crowd honoring late rapper XXXTentacion

Kanye West surprised fans at a tribute honoring the late rapper XXXTentacion during Art Basel, jumping onstage to perform a new song that features West and the rapper who was gunned down in Florida earlier this year

With Kevin Hart's downfall, hosting the Oscars got harder

Hart's fallout raises questions about the Oscars host problem and the liability of social media

Russian chemistry teacher accused of setting up a drug lab

Prosecutors in St. Petersburg have charged two Russian high school teachers of producing and selling drugs, a case that has drawn comparisons with the "Breaking Bad" television series

Destiny Child's Michelle Williams reveals engagement is off

Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams has called it quits with her fiance

'Avengers 4' gets a title, trailer and new release date

The fourth "Avengers" movie finally has a title

Aniston: Netflix 'Friends' deal a testament of show's value

Jennifer Aniston calls Netflix deal to keep "Friends" on the streaming service 'amazing,' says it's a testament to the viewers' connection to a show from such a different era

Judge issues orders of protection in Cardi B case

A judge has issued orders of protection against Platinum rapper Cardi B in a case involving a melee at a New York strip club

Rome opera hires Gatti, who lost job over #metoo allegations

Rome's opera house has engaged Daniele Gatti, who was fired by a Dutch orchestra this year over #metoo allegations

Kendrick Lamar leads Grammy nominees with 8, where women make a comeback

The 2019 Grammys will hand out awards in its 84 categories live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2019.

The Latest: Kendrick Lamar leads all Grammy nominees with 8

The Latest: Kendrick Lamar leads all Grammy nominees with 8, a tally aided by his work on 'Black Panther' albumKendrick Lamar is the king of the Grammys: He's the lead nominee with eight

Lamar leads Grammy noms, where women make a comeback

Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Brandi Carlile will compete in the top three categories at the 2019 Grammys, where women mark a comeback

La Scala premiere 'Attila' speaks to today's global turmoil

La Scala's season premiere 'Attila' speaks to today's global turmoil

61st annual Grammy Awards nominations to be announced Friday

Delayed by Bush funeral, nominations for the 61st annual Grammy Awards will be announced Friday morning

After a year full of tears, Ariana Grande comes out on top

Ariana Grande capped off a successful year as a pop star _ but a trying one as a maturing young woman _ at the 13th annual Billboard Women in Music event, where she was named Woman of the Year

Hart steps down as Oscars host over his past anti-gay tweets

Just two days after being named host of the Academy Awards, Kevin Hart has stepped down following an outcry over past homophobic tweets by the comedian

Buzzcocks co-founder Pete Shelley dies at 63

The punk band Buzzcocks has confirmed "with great sadness" the death of the band's co-founder, Pete Shelley, whom it called "one of the UK's most influential and prolific songwriters."

After a long, bumpy journey, 'Mowgli' settles in at Netflix

After a long, bumpy journey, Andy Serkis' 'Jungle Book' adaptation 'Mowgli' settles in at Netflix

Reba McEntire, Oak Ridge Boys sing at Bush's Texas funeral

Reba McEntire, Oak Ridge Boys sing at Houston funeral service of former President George H.W. Bush

Julia Roberts, more movie stars snare Golden Globe TV nods

Even the sometimes-offbeat Golden Globe awards are unable to resist the allure of movie stars who dabble in television work

No Sam Elliott and more Golden Globes nomination shockers

No Sam Elliott and more Golden Globes nomination shockers, including a series snub for 'Atlanta' and shutout of female directors

Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber is up for auction, as are Ripley’s (from Alien) sneakers

Other Star Wars props are up for sale, as are items from "Back to the Future," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "Alien" ... and "Star Trek."

It's now or never pedestrians: German town has Elvis lights

Keep your blue suede shoes behind the curb: the German town where Elvis Presley was stationed as a soldier in the 1950s has installed three pedestrian lights with images of the American rock icon

Dick Cheney biopic 'Vice' tops Golden Globes nominations

Adam McKay's Dick Cheney biopic "Vice" seized control of the Golden Globe Awards with a leading six nominations, edging Bradley Cooper's revival of "A Star Is Born," the interracial road-trip drama "Green Book" and the period romp "The Favourite."

The Latest: 'Vice' director jokes he'll take down 'Poppins'

The Latest: 'Vice' director Adam McKay jokes he only feels competitive toward on Golden Globe nominee _ 'Mary Poppins Returns'

Sean Penn working on documentary on Saudi writer's death

Turkish official says Sean Penn in Turkey working on documentary about slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at Saudi consulate in Istanbul

Berlin film fest to open with new movie from Lone Scherfig

Organizers of the Berlin International Film Festival say the 2019 event will open with a premiere of Danish director Lone Scherfig's new movie, "The Kindness of Strangers."

The Latest: French PM: 89,000 police to be deployed Saturday

France's prime minister says 89,000 police officers will be deployed on Saturday across the country amid fears of new riots at anti-government protests

Rapper sues makers of video game 'Fortnite' over dance moves

Rapper 2 Milly is suing the makers of 'Fortnite,' saying they're illegally using his dance moves in the wildly popular video game

Viola Davis says 'stop taming us' at Hollywood event

Viola Davis says 'stop taming us' at Hollywood event where she received leadership award

Sandra Oh, Andy Samberg to host Golden Globe ceremony

Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg will share host duties at next month's Golden Globe ceremony

Sea reefs and sunsets: Living Coral is color of the year

The stuff of sea reefs and sunsets: Pantone picks Living Coral as its color of the year

Princeton group cuts 'Mermaid' song over 'toxic masculinity'

An all-male a cappella group at an Ivy League university has pulled a Disney movie song from its act following a student newspaper column that suggested the lyrics helped promote "toxic masculinity."

Salonen to become San Francisco Symphony music director

Esa-Pekka Salonen will become music director of the San Francisco Symphony starting with the 2020-21 season

R. Kelly documentary screening evacuated over phone threats

A screening of an upcoming documentary detailing abuse allegations against singer R. Kelly was evacuated after phone threats were made to the Manhattan location where it was being held

Met orchestra onstage for bows behind Nezet-Seguin

Yannick Nezet-Seguin took the rare step of bringing the entire orchestra on stage for curtain calls following his first performance as just the third music director in the Metropolitan Opera's 135-year-history

Mash-up of 2018’s best songs features 144 bops

Everyone from Maroon 5 to Cardi B to Lady Gaga to Kendrick Lamar to BTS made Andy Wu’s mashup this year.

Lena Dunham sorry for supporting writer accused of assault

Lena Dunham is apologizing to actress Aurora Perrineau for defending a writer who Perrineau accused of sexual misconduct

Apollo Theater plans to build new performance spaces

New York City's Apollo Theater plans to build two new performance spaces to incubate works by up-and-coming artists

Prince William, wife Kate bring gifts to UK forces in Cyprus

Santa Time: Prince William and his wife bring Christmas gifts and holiday greets to British servicemen in Cyprus

Chanel's Lagerfeld channels ancient Egypt with mini-Met Gala

Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld is known for not skimping or cutting corners with his fashion shows, and he certainly did neither with a lavish fashion show at the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ralph Fiennes, Sophie Okonedo spar in 'Antony and Cleopatra'

Antony and Cleopatra," currently running at London's National Theatre, has tragic romance, two top-flight actors and a live snake

2019 Pirelli calendar puts lens on women's ambition

Photographer Albert Watson is keeping the Pirelli calendar on its arc away from its origins as a pinup calendar, featuring portrayals of four women trying to find their purpose