Harvey Weinstein, left, arrives at New York Supreme Court with his attorney Benjamin Brafman in New York.

Weinstein hires pack of new lawyers for NY rape case

Harvey Weinstein unveiled a new legal team brimming with star power Wednesday to defend him at his upcoming New York rape and sexual assault trial.

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This image released by Fox Searchlight Films shows Olivia Colman in a scene from the film

Oscar nods honor 'Roma,' 'The Favourite,' 'Black Panther'

Oscar voters on Tuesday showered Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" and Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Favourite" with a leading 10 nominations for the 91st Academy Awards, while two dominant but contentious Hollywood forces — Netflix and Marvel — each scored their first best picture nomination.

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Singer Chris Brown.

Singer Chris Brown detained in Paris after rape complaint

U.S. singer Chris Brown and two other people were remanded in custody in Paris on Tuesday after a woman filed a rape complaint, French officials said.

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In this Dec. 13, 2018, photo provided by Carnegie Hall, J'nai Bridges, a mezzo-soprano, performs in her recital at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall in New York. (Carnegie Hall via AP)

Mezzo J'Nai Bridges rising fast in opera world

J'Nai Bridges was just 24 and still in school when she sang her first "Carmen" as a young artist at the Glimmerglass Festival in 2011.

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FILE -- In this Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 photo government commissioner in charge of the development of Hungary's film industry, Andy Vajna, participates in a discussion in the headquarters of the Hungarian National Film Fund in Budapest.

'Rambo,' 'Total Recall' producer Andy Vajna dies at 74

Andy Vajna, a Hungarian-American film producer who worked on several "Rambo" movies with Sylvester Stallone, "Total Recall" with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Madonna's "Evita," has died. He was 74.

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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 1971 file photo, Jesse Ed Davis, center right, a guitarist of Kiowa and Comanche ancestry, performs with George Harrison, left, formerly of the Beatles, at the Concert For Bangladesh at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Klaus

Film airing on PBS highlights Native American links to rock

As a child, Fred Lincoln "Link" Wray Jr. hid under a bed when the Ku Klux Klan came to his parents' home in rural North Carolina. Racist groups often targeted the poor family of Shawnee Native American ancestry as the Wrays endured segregation in the American South just like African-Americans.

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Actor Anthony Rapp attends the

Anthony Rapp hopes he did his part to 'change the culture'

Actor Anthony Rapp said he came forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Kevin Spacey because he feared assaults could "keep happening" if he said nothing.

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This image released by Netflix shows Sandra Bullock in a scene from the film,

Netflix has no plans to cut 'Bird Box' scene despite outcry

Netflix's post-apocalyptic survival film "Bird Box" is drawing criticism for using footage of a real fiery train disaster but the streaming giant has no plans to remove it.

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Steve Carell arrives at the premiere of

Carell, 'Office' producers reteam for 'Space Force' comedy

Steve Carell is starring in a new workplace comedy that could be out of this world.

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Singer Rihanna.

Rihanna sues father over use of their last name for business

Rihanna is suing her father over his use of their last name for a business.

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Faith Rodgers, left, appears during a news conference about R&B singer R. Kelly in New York, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Kelly has been under fire since the recent airing of a Lifetime documentary

R. Kelly accuser says he threatened to reveal her sex life

R. Kelly wrote a letter threatening to reveal embarrassing details of a woman's sexual history if she didn't drop a lawsuit accusing him of sexual abuse, the woman and her lawyer said Monday.

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This image released by STXfilms shows Bryan Cranston, from left, Jahi Di'Allo Winston, and Kevin Hart in a scene from

Kevin Hart's 'The Upside' unseats 'Aquaman' in $19.6M debut

Kevin Hart isn't hosting the Oscars, but he's got a number one movie. "The Upside," starring Hart and Bryan Cranston, surpassed expectations to open with $19.6 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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Seiuli Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

“It never happened,” Seiuli Johnson denies interview

Seiuli Dwayne Johnson has denied ever giving an interview to a UK newspaper, The Daily Star, where he criticised young people for "looking for a reason to be offended." The interview was picked up by all the major news agencies in the world, leading to a story titled “Seiuli slams generation snowflake,” published on page 15 of the Sunday Samoan.

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FILE - This Feb. 12, 2011 file photo shows R. Kelly performing at the pre-Grammy gala & salute to industry icons with Clive Davis honoring David Geffen in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Lawyer: R. Kelly denies all sexual misconduct allegations

An attorney for R. Kelly said Friday that the R&B star denies all allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls, including those made in a recent documentary, although he says neither he nor Kelly have watched the entire movie.

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Actresses Yalitza Aparicio, left, and Marina de Tavira.

'Roma' actresses drew on personal lives for inspiration

Playing Cleo in director Alfonso Cuaron's Spanish-language film "Roma " was for Yalitza Aparicio much more than putting herself in the shoes of another woman.

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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2013 file photo, Lady Gaga, center, and R. Kelly perform

Lady Gaga apologizes for R. Kelly collaboration

Lady Gaga is sorry for her 2013 duet with R. Kelly in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against the singer, and she intends to remove the song from streaming services.

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In this May 25, 2005 file photo, Michael Jackson arrives at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse for his child molestation trial in Santa Maria, Calif.

Sundance adds Michael Jackson Neverland doc about accusers

A documentary film about two boys who accused Michael Jackson of sexual abuse is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this month.

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R. Kelly performs at the BET Awards in Los Angeles.

Georgia man tells police R. Kelly's manager threatened him

A Georgia man involved with a recent documentary detailing abuse allegations against R. Kelly told police the singer's manager threatened him.

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This combination of photos released by Fox shows NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown in a hippo costume as he stands with host Nick Cannon, left, and Brown after he revealed his identity.

Fox's 'Masked Singer' draws a strong audience for debut

Fox hoped to use a week when there wasn't much else on broadcast television besides football to draw attention to its new competition "The Masked Singer." The strategy proved sound.

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How Fiji Water lady photobombed Golden Globes. Or was it a publicity stunt?

A woman carrying a tray of Fiji Water has stolen the limelight at the Golden Globes this year.

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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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