This image released by Disney shows Dan Stevens as The Beast in a live-action adaptation of the animated classic

'Beauty and the Beast' roars with monstrous $170M debut

Disney's live-action "Beauty" was a beast at the box office, opening with an estimated $170 million in North American ticket sales and setting a new high mark for family movies.

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 In this Saturday, March 28, 2009 file photo, American guitarist, singer and songwriter Chuck Berry performs during the

Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90

Chuck Berry, rock 'n' roll's founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music's joy and rebellion in such classics as "Johnny B. Goode," ''Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Roll Over Beethoven," died Saturday at his home west of St. Louis. He was 90.

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau chats with his wife, Sophie Gregoire.

Canadian prime minister, Ivanka Trump catch Broadway musical

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — along with first daughter Ivanka Trump as a guest — welcomed a new Broadway musical that celebrates Canadian compassion and openness to international travelers following the Sept. 11 attacks.

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador American actress Angelina Jolie, left, sits next to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Italian Filippo Grandi.

Angelina Jolie defends UN, decries 'tide of nationalism'

Angelina Jolie has made a strong defense of the United Nations, saying the world body, as "imperfect" as it is, needs reform but also support.

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Whoopi Goldberg.

'I'm coming for you': Whoopi Goldberg blasts fake web story

Whoopi Goldberg is blasting a fake-news website that ran a story she claims "endangered" her life.

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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows a scene from,

'Kong' outmuscles 'Logan' to become king of the box office

It was a battle of the beasts at the box office this weekend, and King Kong emerged as the definitive victor over Wolverine.

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Kevin Hart reacts from being slimed after accepting the award for favorite villain for

'Ghostbusters,' Kevin Hart win big at Kids' Choice Awards

Kevin Hart and the bad bunny he plays in "The Secret Life of Pets" were both winners at the Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday night..

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In this Wednesday, July 20, 2016, file photo

'Pokemon Go' or no? Fans glad Niantic addressing complaints

Few games have enjoyed both the meteoric rise — and subsequent fall — in popularity as "Pokemon Go."

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This image provided by Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. shows a still from video subscription service Boomerang's “Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz.”

New kids streaming service will have 'Scooby Doo,' 'Jetsons'

A new streaming service aimed at kids will have episodes of classic cartoons like "Scooby Doo," ''The Flintstones" and "The Jetsons" as well as original series.

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DJ Khaled attends ESPN: The Party 2017 in Houston, Texas.

DJ Khaled to headline music cruise aboard Norwegian Sky

Music-themed cruises are nothing new, but DJ Khaled headlining a cruise to the Caribbean? That could make waves.

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US singer Pharrell Williams poses with French culture minister Audrey Azoulay, right, after being awarded with the medal of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters during a ceremony at the culture ministry in Paris.

McCartney hits high, pays tribute to George Michael in Paris

The rocking soundtrack blasting out the lyrics "Stella's On" had guests including Pamela Anderson and Salma Hayek tapping their feet at the gilded Opera Garnier venue in Paris.

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Singer Rod Stewart performing in the Esprit Arena in Duesseldorf, western Germany.

Rod Stewart sorry for video seen as beheading re-enactment

Rod Stewart is apologizing for a video shared by his wife that shows the singer in what appears to be a re-enactment of a beheading.

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Priscilla Presley.

Elvis Presley's Graceland opens new entertainment complex

Nearly four decades after Elvis sang his last tune, his legacy got a $45 million boost with the Thursday opening of a major new attraction at his Graceland estate -- an entertainment complex that Priscilla Presley says gives "the full gamut" of the King of Rock 'n' Roll.

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Orlando Bloom at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom break up to take 'loving space'

Pop star Katy Perry and actor Orlando Bloom are breaking up after about a year together.

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Mahershala Ali, right, takes a selfie with a tourist named Gary while holding his award for best actor in a supporting role for

From prison to the Oscars: The story of 'Gary from Chicago'

"Gary from Chicago," the everyman catapulted to fame when he walked into the Oscars and onto the world's biggest stage, had just been released from prison days earlier.

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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 1996, file photo, a black BMW, riddled with bullet holes, is seen in a Las Vegas police impound lot.

Car in which Tupac Shakur was shot is for sale for $1.5M

The car in which rapper Tupac Shakur was fatally shot is for sale, with an asking price of $1.5 million.

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Fred Berger, producer of

Oscars mistake puts consulting firm's reputation in jeopardy

For 82 years, accounting and consulting firm PwC has enjoyed a reputational boon from handling the balloting process at the Academy Awards.

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Ryan Gosling reacts as the true winner of best picture is announced at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Is that a joke? Oscar mix-up leads to funny memes, tweets

The best picture Oscar blunder prompted snickering from Ryan Gosling and a cascade of politically tinged jokes on Twitter, with some even declaring Hillary Clinton the winner.

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In this May 31, 2015, file photo, Bill Paxton arrives at the Critics' Choice Television Awards at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Family representative says actor Bill Paxton has died

Bill Paxton, a prolific and charismatic actor who had memorable roles in such blockbusters as "Apollo 13" and "Titanic" while also cherishing his work in "One False Move" and other low-budget movies and in the HBO series "Big Love," has died from complications due to surgery. He was 61.

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Dwayne Johnson appears during a rehearsal for the 89th Academy Awards.

A cadre of casually clad stars come through Oscar rehearsals

Dwayne Johnson posed for a solo pic on the Dolby Theatre stage.

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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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