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Being Lara Croft takes months of training, plates of protein

It took months of training and endless plates of protein to transform former ballerina Alicia Vikander into musclebound action hero Lara Croft for the new "Tomb Raider" film.

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'Slap Rihanna' ad on Snapchat brings outrage, apologies

An ad on Snapchat asking users if they'd rather "Slap Rihanna" or "Punch Chris Brown" has spawned widespread outrage, including from the singer herself, and brought profuse apologies from the company behind the visual-messaging app.

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'Black Panther' puts spotlight on question of connection

When Jennifer Emejulu went to see "Black Panther," the New Jersey resident didn't feel like wearing any of the traditional Nigerian clothing she routinely wears for family parties.

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George Lucas poses in front of a Stormtrooper exhibit at the Museum of Science in Boston, prior to the opening of

George Lucas to break ground on LA's Museum of Narrative Art

"Star Wars" creator George Lucas is visiting a galaxy on the edge of downtown Los Angeles to break ground on his $1.5 billion Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.

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Ben Affleck, left, and Matt Damon attend the

Affleck, Damon's production company to adopt inclusion rider

Prominent producers and celebrities like Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Paul Feig are jumping on the inclusion rider bandwagon following Frances McDormand's best actress Oscar acceptance speech.

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Britain's Prince Harry, left, and Meghan Markle pose for the media at Kensington Palace in London. The royal nuptials will take place on Saturday, May 19, beginning at 7 a.m. Eastern time in the U.S. and fans are already planning their viewing parties.  (

Pajamas and high tea: Royal wedding fans gearing up to party

In pajamas and old wedding gowns, with high tea or a bit of the early morning bubbly, royal watchers in the U.S. and around the globe are fascinator-ready to watch the nuptials of Prince Harry and his unprecedented fiancee: Meghan Markle.

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Jay-Z and Beyonce to tour this summer and fall

Jay-Z and Beyonce have announced they'll hit the road together this summer and fall for a stadium tour. The hip-hop super couple will kick off their "On the Run II" tour June 6 in Cardiff, Wales.

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'Black Panther,' 4 weeks in, tops 'A Wrinkle in Time'

T'Challa still rules the box office four weeks in, even with the fresh rivalry of another Walt Disney Studios release in "A Wrinkle in Time." "Black Panther" took the No. 1 spot at the North American box office with $41.1 million according to studio estimates Sunday, leaving another newcomer in its wake.

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Nun involved in lawsuit with Katy Perry over convent dies

A nun who was involved in a lawsuit with pop star Katy Perry over the sale of a convent in Los Angeles died Friday after collapsing during a court appearance. Sister Catherine Rose Holzman, 89, had served the church "with dedication and love for many years," Archbishop Jose Gomez said in a statement.

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Stormy Daniels arrives for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

Watchdog group: DOJ should investigate porn actress payment

A nonprofit watchdog group has asked the Justice Department and the Office of Government Ethics to investigate whether a secret payment to an adult film actress made prior to the 2016 presidential election may have violated federal law because Donald Trump did not list it on his financial disclosure forms.

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Dan Reynolds, from left, Ben McKee, Daniel Platzman and Daniel Wayne Sermon of Imagine Dragons arrives at the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute honoring Fleetwood Mac in New York.  Imagine Dragons and Maroon 5 are the initial performers announced

Imagine Dragons, Maroon 5 to perform during March Madness

The end of March Madness will feature more than just basketball: Imagine Dragons and Maroon 5 are the initial performers announced for the NCAA March Madness Festival. The festival, from March 30 to April 1, will take place at Hemisfair in San Antonio, where the men's Final Four is being held.

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Actor-singer Jussie Smollett, from the Fox series,

Jussie Smollett finds his voice and builds his own empire

Jussie Smollett marked a breakthrough in 2015 when the TV series "Empire" debuted, launching his career after working in the industry for years, earning Emmy and Grammy nominations, and even getting a record deal with Columbia Records.

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Ed Sheeran performs during the Brit Awards 2012 at the O2 Arena in London. Organizers said Tuesday March 6, 2018, that a concert by Sheeran at Essen airport in western Germany has been moved to nearby Duesseldorf following concern about its impact on the

Skylarks spared Ed Sheeran concert, trees not so lucky

Organizers say a concert by British singer Ed Sheeran at an airport in western Germany has been moved following concern about the impact on the local skylark population.

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Jimmy Kimmel, left, congratulates Guillermo del Toro in the audience after winning the award for best picture for

Oscar ratings plunge to a record low

Viewership for the Academy Awards plunged 20 percent from last year to a record-low 26.5 million, the first time on record the Oscars reached fewer than 30 million people.

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Matthew McConaughey, right, presents Lee Smith with the award for best film editing for

'Dunkirk,' 'Coco' and 'A Fantastic Woman' win at Oscars

Toggling between Hollywood's past sins and its changing future, the 90th Academy Awards confronted the post-Harvey Weinstein era in a ceremony punctuated by political moments and historic wins, including Netflix's first feature-film award and the transgender drama "A Fantastic Woman" winning best foreign language film.

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'Get Out' wins for best film, director at Spirit Awards

Jordan Peele's "Get Out" won best film and best director on Saturday at the 33rd Independent Film Spirit Awards, a day before the horror sensation will vie for top honors at the Academy Awards.

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From left, Britain's Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge during the first annual Royal Foundation Forum in London.

Harry, Meghan invite 2,640 folks to help celebrate wedding

Prince Harry and his fiancee, Meghan Markle, will open up the grounds of Windsor Castle for their May wedding to 2,640 people from all walks of life to help them celebrate their big day, Kensington Palace said Friday.

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Spanish actress Penelope Cruz poses after being awarded the Cesar of Honor during the 43rd Cesar Film Awards ceremony at Salle Pleyel in Paris.

French stars say 'Time's Up,' seek equality at film awards

The French film world may be having its #MeToo moment.

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.

What would Seiuli look like as Hulk? Check this out

He’s Mr. Good looking and everything young boys would dream of. But what would Seiuli Dwayne Johnson look like if he were the Hulk?

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shows music streaming apps clockwise from top left, Apple, Spotify, Amazon, Pandora and Google on an iPhone in New York. Music-streaming pioneer Spotify will expand its financial arsenal with an initial public offering of stock. The first steps toward IPO

Spotify's music service seeks to drum up $1 billion in IPO

Music-streaming pioneer Spotify is hoping to attract a new crowd of fans on Wall Street to help fend off a growing competitive threat posed by Apple. Spotify will expand its financial arsenal with an initial public offering of stock aiming to raise $1 billion.

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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


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.


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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