This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows a scene from the film,

Fox cuts scene from 'The Predator' over actor's background

Just hours before the premiere of "The Predator" at the Toronto International Film Festival, Twentieth Century Fox said it removed a scene from the film with actor Steven Wilder Striegel after learning he is a registered sex offender.

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Basketball star LeBron James, holds his daughter Zhuri, as he accepts the Harlem Fashion Row's ICON 360 Award for his contribution to fashion and philanthropy at the HFR fashion show and awards ceremony before the start of New York Fashion Week, Tuesday,

LeBron James says in Kaepernick reference: I stand with Nike

Clutching his young daughter in his arms, LeBron James said he stands with Nike, a clear reference to the company's Colin Kaepernick ad campaign.

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 one of the four pairs of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in the 1939 film

Sting operation recovered Dorothy's stolen ruby slippers

A pair of ruby slippers used in "The Wizard of Oz" and later stolen from a Minnesota museum were recovered in a sting operation after a man approached the shoes' insurer and said he could help get them back, the FBI said Tuesday.

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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 file photo, Ugandan pop star-turned-lawmaker Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, also known as Bobi Wine, center, arrives at a magistrate's court in Gulu, northern Uganda.  Protests erupted in Uganda's capital on Friday, Aug. 31, 2

Uganda opposition pop star says soldiers beat, tortured him

Ugandan soldiers beat up pop star-turned-lawmaker Bobi Wine and squeezed his genitals until he passed out, he charged on Monday, three days after he departed for the United States for medical care for the injuries he allegedly sustained while in detention.

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Singer/songwriter Paul McCartney performs on stage at the Prudential Center  in Newark, NJ.

Paul McCartney talks of seeing God during psychedelic trip

Former Beatle Paul McCartney has told a British newspaper he believes he once saw God during a psychedelic trip.

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Bishop Charles H. Ellis, III, right, speaks with Ariana Grande after she performed during the funeral service for Aretha Franklin at Greater Grace Temple, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Detroit. Franklin died Aug. 16, 2018 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76

Franklin funeral bishop apologizes to Grande

The bishop who officiated Aretha Franklin's funeral has apologized to Ariana Grande for how he touched her onstage and a joke he made about her name.

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Louis Farrakhan, from left, Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. Jesse Jackson and former President Bill Clinton attend the funeral service for Aretha Franklin at Greater Grace Temple, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Detroit. Franklin died Aug. 16, 2018 of pancreatic cancer

Presidents, pop stars join in epic farewell to Queen of Soul

Former presidents and preachers joined a parade of pop stars Friday in a singing, hip-swaying, piano-pounding farewell to Aretha Franklin, remembering the Queen of Soul as a powerful force for musical and political change and a steadfast friend.

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The 36-year-old lawmaker, who has been in detention since Aug. 14 and faces charges of treason, was freed on bail Monday by a judge in the northern Ugandan town of Gulu. (AP Photo)

Uganda opposition pop star blocked from flying to US for aid

A Ugandan pop star-turned-opposition lawmaker whose treason charge has outraged the country after he alleged torture in detention has been blocked from leaving for the United States for treatment, lawyers said late Thursday, while a colleague was stopped from traveling to India.

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Well wishers leave hand written notes on boards outside the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History during a public visitation for Aretha Franklin in Detroit, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Franklin died Aug. 16, of pancreatic cancer at the age of

Fans stream in for 2nd day of Aretha Franklin public viewing

Mourners streamed in for a second day Wednesday to pay their respects to Aretha Franklin, who was dressed in a different outfit for her final public viewing, as if making a costume change during a show.

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A woman becomes emotional viewing Aretha Franklin's coffin at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History during a public visitation in Detroit, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Franklin died Aug. 16, of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. (AP Photo/Paul

Fans mourn Aretha Franklin at gospel-infused public viewing

The regal presence Aretha Franklin exuded in life was captured at her viewing on Tuesday, with the late Queen of Soul in a gold-plated casket dressed completely in red, including high-heeled pumps, proving, as one person put it, that she was a "diva to the end."

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Ben Kingsley attends the premiere of

Kingsley: I wanted to nail Eichmann to gates of Auschwitz

Ben Kingsley said he didn't portray Adolf Eichmann out of love or admiration. Rather, he wanted to "nail him to the gates of Auschwitz."

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FILE- In this Sept. 22, 1994, file photo, american playwright Neil Simon answers questions during an interview in Seattle, Wash.

Gentle humor was the lifeblood of playwright Neil Simon

When master playwright Neil Simon accepted the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2006, he was visibly nervous. But his gentle humor was evident.

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In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 photo, Audrey Sue-Matsumoto, right, holds tickets as she poses for photos with her mother Alice Sue while interviewed outside of a movie theater after watching the movie Crazy Rich Asians in Daly City, Calif. It was Alice S

'Crazy Rich Asians' draws immigrant parents to the movies

When "Crazy Rich Asians" surpassed expectations and grabbed the top spot at the box office in its opening weekend, the film also pulled off another surprising feat: It put Asians of a certain age in theater seats.

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Prince performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The family of the late rock star is suing a doctor who prescribed pain pills for him, saying he failed to treat him for opiate addiction and therefore bears responsi

Prince's family sues doctor who prescribed him pain pills

The family of the late rock star Prince is suing a doctor who prescribed pain pills for him, saying the doctor failed to treat him for opiate addiction and therefore bears responsibility for his death two years ago, their attorney announced Friday.

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Ugandan pop star-turned-lawmaker Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, also known as Bobi Wine, center, arrives at a magistrate's court in Gulu, northern Uganda Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. Bobi Wine, who opposes the longtime president Yoweri Museveni, was charged with treaso

Ugandan pop star-turned-lawmaker faces a treason charge

The Ugandan government filed a charge of treason Thursday against a pop star-turned-lawmaker who has emerged as a major critic of the long-serving president and whose jailing drew outrage from top musicians around the world.

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This image released by STX Entertainment shows Melissa McCarthy in a scene from

An X-rated Muppets in 'The Happytime Murders'

It's almost reassuring that in today's often sanitized, assembly-line mainstream moviemaking that a film can be as crude, as off-brand and as bad as "The Happytime Murders." Almost.

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Director Idris Elba, left, and partner Sabrina Dhowre pose for photographers on arrival at the premiere of the film 'Yardie', in London, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP)

Idris Elba not shaken OR stirred by Bond questions

Was that martini offered to Idris Elba at the "Yardie" premiere shaken or stirred? Unclear, but it was a good try by a reporter looking to find out if he'll become the first black James Bond.

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Director John Chu and his wife Kristin Hodge pose for photographers as they arrive for the red carpet screening of the movie

'Crazy Rich Asians' hoopla elicits mixed feelings in Asia

The craze for "Crazy Rich Asians" is hitting Asia, with a premiere in Singapore followed by openings in several neighboring countries later this week.

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Cardi B arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Cardi B wins big at MTV VMA, a show that feels flat

With most of music industry's top acts absent — from Beyonce to Bruno Mars — the MTV Video Music Awards lacked star power and felt flat, and some of the winners turned heads — for the wrong reasons.

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The song's video, inspired by the 1990s sketch comedy series

MTV VMAs to feature Cardi B, J. Lo and Aretha tribute

Cardi B will make her first public appearance as a mom at the MTV Video Music Awards, and it might be worth it: She could be the night's big winner.

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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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