January 18, 2020

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Meryl Streep to lend her voice to Apple animated short film

NEW YORK (AP) -- Meryl Streep is getting animated: The Oscar-winner will lend her voice to a short illustrated film celebrating the Earth.

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Thursday 01/16/2020
‘Homeland' star Patinkin lauds intelligence community

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- The U.S. intelligence sector has a staunch defender in "Homeland" star Mandy Patinkin.

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Wednesday 01/15/2020
Billie Eilish to sing theme song for 25th James Bond film

NEW YORK (AP) -- Breakthrough singer Billie Eilish is set to sing the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film, becoming the youngest artist to write and record a song for the iconic film franchise.

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Tuesday 01/14/2020
Panelist Abby Huntsman says she's leaving 'The View'

NEW YORK (AP) -- Abby Huntsman, a panelist on ABC's daytime talk show "The View," said Monday she's leaving to help run her father's campaign for governor of Utah and spend more time with her family.

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Monday 01/13/2020
The Rock to revisit younger years in new NBC comedy series

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- Dwayne Johnson will revisit his younger years in a new NBC series, "The Rock," which is the retired pro wrestler's nickname.

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Friday 01/10/2020
Michelle Wie expecting her first child -- a girl

Michelle Wie is expecting her first child -- a girl -- this summer.

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Thursday 01/09/2020
Stars will compete on ABC's ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire'

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- Jimmy Kimmel is going to help celebrities help their favorite charities. He's hosting a prime-time edition of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" with stars as the contestants and winnings earmarked for their causes of choice.

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Wednesday 01/08/2020
Celebs donate millions to help Australia wildfire efforts

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Elton John and Chris Hemsworth are among the celebrities donating big bucks for relief efforts as wildfires engulf Australia.

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Tuesday 01/07/2020
Fox adding `The Masked Dancer' to ‘The Masked Singer'

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- "The Masked Singer" has been such a hit for Fox that the network is doubling down on hidden entertainers.

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Monday 01/06/2020
LA prosecutors charge Harvey Weinstein with sex crimes

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles prosecutors announced Monday that they have filed new sex crimes charges against Harvey Weinstein, just as his trial on separate rape and sexual assault accusations in New York was poised to get underway.

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Friday 01/03/2020
Charlize Theron, Daniel Craig among Golden Globe presenters

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Charlize Theron, Octavia Spencer and Daniel Craig are among the first presenters announced for Sunday's Golden Globe Awards.

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Thursday 01/02/2020
Kisses, cheers, fireworks welcome 2020 in Times Square

NEW YORK (AP) -- Couples kissed. Others cheered and waved balloons as fireworks burst into the night sky and confetti fell to welcome the start of 2020 in New York City's Times Square.

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Tuesday 12/31/2019
Josh Duhamel gets new contract to promote North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota will again enlist the help of Hollywood actor Josh Duhamel to help promote tourism in his home state.

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Monday 12/30/2019
Actress Sara Gilbert separates from wife, singer Linda Perry

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Actress Sara Gilbert has filed for legal separation from her wife of five years, singer and songwriter Linda Perry.

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Friday 12/27/2019
Judge: No slander in Alec Baldwin's comments on parking spat

NEW YORK (AP) -- Alec Baldwin didn't slander a man in interviews about a parking dispute that turned physical, a judge has ruled as dueling lawsuits between the actor and the other driver continue.

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Thursday 12/26/2019
Songwriter Allee Willis, who did "Friends" theme, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Allee Willis, a songwriter whose work included the Broadway musical "The Color Purple" as well as the theme song from the TV show "Friends" and Earth, Wind & Fire's "September," has died. She was 72.

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Tuesday 12/24/2019
Post Malone to headline Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve

NEW YORK (AP) -- You can ring in the New Year with Post Malone: The rap-pop star will perform at "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020" in New York City on Dec. 31.

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Monday 12/23/2019
Dancer born with one hand makes Radio City Rockettes history

NEW YORK (AP) -- A dancer born with one hand is the first person with a visible disability ever hired by New York's famed Radio City Rockettes.

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Friday 12/20/2019
Palace: Prince Philip in hospital as 'precautionary measure'

LONDON (AP) -- Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, was admitted to a London hospital Friday "as a precautionary measure," Buckingham Palace said.

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Thursday 12/19/2019
R Kelly arraigned on bribe charge linked to Aaliyah wedding

NEW YORK (AP) -- Singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges he schemed with others to pay for a fake ID for an unnamed female a day before he married R&B singer Aaliyah, then 15 years old, in a secret ceremony in 1994.

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