FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2015, file photo, contestants wear swimsuits as they compete in the 2016 Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, N.J. The Miss America Organization is dropping the swimsuit competition from its nationally televised broadcast, sayin

Miss America drops swimsuit portion and won't judge on looks

When the Miss America pageant started in 1921, having young women parade around in bathing suits seemed like a great way to get tourists to come to the Atlantic City Boardwalk after Labor Day.

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Dwayne Johnson poses for photographers at the premiere of the

SpongeBob wants to know how 'The Rock' became 'The Rock'

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has a new friend on social media and he lives under the sea. SpongeBob Squarepants on Friday tagged Johnson in a tweet asking what inspired his nickname. Johnson on Sunday asked did SpongeBob mean "Big Daddy? The Rock? Samoan Thor? Beef Piston? Or the inappropriate one" he earned in college.

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President Bill Clinton, left, and author James Patterson speak during an interview about their new novel,

Bill Clinton, James Patterson new, dramatic novel

The book is officially fiction: the story of a president who disappears as he tries to prevent an apocalyptic cyberattack. The authors, Bill Clinton and James Patterson, swear it could happen.

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Kanye West.

Kanye West holds listening party in Wyoming for new album

Kanye West headed to the mountains to debut his new album, "YE."

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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 30, 2017, file photo, Tom Cruise poses during a photocall for the French premiere of

Tom Cruise tweets as production starts on 'Top Gun' sequel

Tom Cruise is back on the flight line for a sequel to the 1986 film "Top Gun." The actor on Thursday tweeted a photo of himself as Navy pilot Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in a flight suit, looking at a fighter jet.

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Kim Kardashian, center, arrives with her attorney Shawn Chapman Holley at the security entrance of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Kim Kardashian West goes to the White House to talk pardon

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West paid a visit to the White House Wednesday to make a star-powered case to President Donald Trump and his staff on behalf of a woman serving a life sentence for drug offenses.

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FILE - This undated file image released by Lucasfilm shows Alden Ehrenreich and Joonas Suotamo in a scene from

In 'Solo' stumble, a crossroads for Disney's 'Star Wars'

The reaches of the galaxy far, far away might not be quite as vast as previously thought.

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Craig will be reprising his role as 007 in the film and Oscar-winner Danny Boyle will direct. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Daniel Craig to return as 007 in 2019, Danny Boyle at helm

Daniel Craig is back as Bond, the spy series' producers confirmed, in a Danny Boyle-directed film due for release in 2019. Bond producers Michael G.

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He said in a statement late Friday, May 25, 2018, that the report has devastated him and that

Morgan Freeman says he did not assault women

Morgan Freeman says he likes to compliment people to make them feel at ease around him but that he has never sexually assaulted women. The Academy Award-winning actor is fighting back against charges of bad behavior made by multiple women in a CNN report this week.

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Harvey Weinstein listens during a court proceeding in New York on Friday, May 25, 2018. Weinstein was arraigned Friday on rape and other charges in the first criminal prosecution to result from the wave of allegations against him that sparked a national r

Handcuffed Weinstein faces rape charge in #MeToo reckoning

It was the moment the #MeToo movement had been waiting for: Harvey Weinstein in handcuffs.

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Wendell Holland, the winner of Survivor: Ghost Island, poses for a photo. For the first time in 36 seasons, the season finale of “Survivor: Ghost Island” ended in a tie. Host Jeff Probst on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, revealed jurors in Fiji were deadlocked

'Survivor' final vote deadlocks, tiebreaker vote needed

History was made on the CBS reality series "Survivor." For the first time in 36 seasons, the season finale ended in a deadlock, and a tiebreaker was needed to crown a champ.

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 “The Last Days of Michael Jackson” is not approved by Jackson’s heirs, and will most likely violate their intellectual property rights. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)

Michael Jackson estate slams ABC TV special on his last days

The Michael Jackson estate is objecting to an ABC TV special airing Thursday on the end of the life of the late King of Pop, calling it a crass attempt to exploit Jackson without respect for his legacy or children.

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ABC, Maddie Poppe, left, reacts with Ryan Seacrest after being announced the winner of “American Idol” in Los Angeles. The singer-songwriter bested Caleb Lee Hutchinson and Gabby Barrett in the two-hour finale on ABC. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via AP)

Iowa native Maddie Poppe wins 'American Idol'

Iowa native Maddie Poppe has won "American Idol." The singer-songwriter bested Caleb Lee Hutchinson and Gabby Barrett in Monday night's two-hour finale on ABC.

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The Miss Universe Organization, Sarah Rose Summers, Miss Nebraska USA 2018, is crowned Miss USA and congratulated by fellow contestants at the conclusion of the event, Monday, May 21, 2018, in Shreveport, La. (Brittany Elizabeth Strickland/The Miss Univer

Miss Nebraska winner of Miss USA competition

Sarah Rose Summers from Nebraska has beaten 50 other women to win the crown at this year's Miss USA competition. Summers, a 23-year-old contestant from Omaha, graduated from Texas Christian University with two degrees and is working on becoming a certified child life specialist.

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Meghan Markle listens during her wedding ceremony with Britain's Prince Harry at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018.  (UK Pool/Sky News via AP)

Meghan offers insight into her new role as Duchess of Sussex

Meghan Markle has offered a glimpse of how she sees her new role as the Duchess of Sussex in two new pages posted on the royal website hours after the former actress married Britain's Prince Harry.

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FILE - This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Ryan Reynolds in a scene from

'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in $125M

Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers. Fox's "Deadpool 2" brought in $125 million this weekend, giving it the second-highest opening ever for an R-rated movie and ending the three-week reign of Disney's "Avengers: Infinity War" at the top of the North American box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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Director Spike Lee, centre, poses with actress Laura Harrier, left, and editor Barry Alexander Brown after winning the Grand Prix award for the film 'BlackKklansman' following the awards ceremony at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern F

'Shoplifters' wins Palme d'Or, grand prize to Spike Lee

A tumultuous Cannes Film Festival concluded Saturday with the Palme d'Or awarded to Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's "Shoplifters," a tender portrait of a poor, impoverished family, while Harvey Weinstein accuser Asia Argento vowed justice will come to all sexual predators.

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Actress Michelle Rodriguez poses for photographers upon arrival at the amfAR, Cinema Against AIDS, benefit at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, during the 71st international Cannes film festival, in Cap d'Antibes, southern France, Thursday, May 17, 2018. (Photo

Stars raise millions at Cannes edition of AIDS charity gala

After a shaky start and a wave of negative press, the AIDS relief charity amfAR attempted Thursday to focus the spotlight on its work instead of the stain left by one of its biggest benefactors Harvey Weinstein.

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Actor Woody Harrelson, from left, director Ron Howard, actress Emilia Clarke and actor Alden Ehrenreich pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern Fra

In 'Solo,' a battle for the soul, and tone, of 'Star Wars'

When J.J. Abrams was a "Star Wars" novice, Lawrence Kasdan, the writer of "The Empire Strikes Back" and "The Return of the Jedi," had some advice for him: "Star Wars" is not important.

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T.I. attends the Roc Nation pre-Grammy brunch in New York.

Lawyer says Rapper T.I. 'wrongfully arrested' near his home

The rapper T.I. was arrested early Wednesday as he tried to enter his gated community outside Atlanta and was charged with disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and simple assault — but the artist's lawyer called it a wrongful arrest.

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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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