Prince performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Appeals court rejects 2 more would-be heirs to Prince estate

The Minnesota Court of Appeals says two descendants of a former security chief at Paisley Park who Prince reportedly regarded as a brother are not entitled to share in the late rock superstar's estate.

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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Bill Skarsgard in a scene from

'It' floats away with record-breaking $117.2 million weekend

'It' is a hit. The Stephen King adaptation from New Line and Warner Bros. shattered records over the weekend earning $117.2 million from 4,103 locations according to studio estimates on Sunday.

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Lady Gaga speaks during a press conference for

Lady Gaga says she's taking a 'rest' from music

Lady Gaga says that she's planning to take a "rest" from music and "slow down for a moment for some healing."

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The Walt Disney Company CEO Robert Iger attends a special screening of Disney's

Disney streaming service to get 'Star Wars' and Marvel

"Star Wars" and the Marvel comic-book movies will join Disney's upcoming streaming service , potentially giving it broader appeal beyond families with young children.

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Oprah Winfrey attends the premiere of HBO Films'

Oprah Winfrey and Alec Baldwin among Emmy Award presenters

CBS says Oprah Winfrey, Alec Baldwin and Jim Parsons are among the stars who will be handing out trophies at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards.

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Beyonce

Beyonce, Streisand to headline Harvey relief telethon

Beyonce, Blake Shelton, Barbra Streisand and Oprah Winfrey will headline a one-hour benefit telethon to benefit Hurricane Harvey victims that will be simulcast next week on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CMT.

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In this Aug. 30, 2017 photo, Miss America contestants sit during a welcoming ceremony in Atlantic City, N.J. The next Miss America will be crowned on Sept. 10.

Next Miss America could be pilot, governor, alpaca farmer

One wants to be the first female governor of North Dakota. One is a half-blind baton twirler who performed at a Super Bowl. Another wants to chase tornadoes.

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This Aug. 30, 2017 photo shows Miss America, Savvy Shields, during a welcoming ceremony in Atlantic City N.J. for contestants hoping to succeed her.

Outgoing Miss America: We're more alike than different

Asked about Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during her onstage interview at last year's Miss America pageant, Savvy Shields turned heads on the judge's panel and across the country by offering some advice to both political parties: Stop arguing and start compromising.

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Singer Tom Jones.

Singer Tom Jones postpones US tour due to medical issues

Veteran singer Tom Jones announced Saturday that he was reluctantly postponing a U.S. concert tour scheduled to kick off next week because of health issues.

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Film director Clint Eastwood aims a gun during the filming of

Making their day: Eastwood re-enacts France train attack

Clint Eastwood is in France directing a film that re-enacts the dramatic end to an attempted Islamic State group attack on a high-speed train that saw three Americans take down the gunman.

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Voletta Wallace, left, and Faith Evans, right, pose for a portrait in New York.

After his death, Notorious B.I.G.'s mom becomes his No.1 fan

During the late 1990s when the Notorious B.I.G. emerged as rap's top performer, detailing street life in Brooklyn on songs and albums that dominated the pop charts, his mother didn't think much of his music, which she used to call "noise."

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Actor Matt Damon and his wife Luciana Barroso arrive on the red carpet of the premiere of the film

Matt Damon goes mini in Venice opener "Downsizing"

"Downsizing" has generated jumbo-sized buzz at the Venice Film Festival — not least as viewers debate how to describe it.

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FILE - In this April 27, 2017 file photo, singers Luis Fonsi, left and Daddy Yankee perform during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla.

'Despacito' ties Mariah Carey's 16-week record at No. 1

The ubiquitous hit song "Despacito" has tied Mariah Carey's 16-week record at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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In this still image from the Emirati film

Emirati filmmaker unsettles traditions, exposes hidden lives

An Emirati filmmaker is pushing boundaries and bypassing state censors by delicately unraveling a story about a traditional Arab family grappling with issues of homosexual love, gender identity, sectarianism and women's rights.

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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 2, 1987 file photo, Britain's Diana, the Princess of Wales, is pictured during an evening reception given by the West German President Richard von Weizsacker in honour of the British Royal guests in the Godesberg Redoute in Bon

Princess Diana's influence endures 20 years after her death

The shock came late on a summer evening: After an idyllic Mediterranean holiday, Princess Diana had been in a car crash in Paris. Her boyfriend was dead; she was hospitalized, condition unclear.

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James Cameron.

'Wonder Woman' director slams James Cameron's criticism

The director of "Wonder Woman" says James Cameron's criticism of the film is "unsurprising" because he can't understand it.

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Actor Morgan Freeman.

Morgan Freeman to receive SAG Life Achievement Award in 2018

Morgan Freeman will receive the SAG Life Achievement Award at next year's Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony.

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This image released by Bleecker Street shows Adam Driver, left, and Channing Tatum in

'The Hitman's Bodyguard' outdoes 'Logan Lucky' at box office

Critics loved "Logan Lucky" and gave a big collective shrug to "The Hitman's Bodyguard," but when it came to the test of the marketplace, audiences went their own way.

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In this Wednesday, June 25, 2008 file photo, actor Sonny Landham gestures during a news conference to announce his candidacy for the U. S. Senate as the Libertarian Party challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Frankfort, Ky.

'Predator' actor Sonny Landham dead at 76

Sonny Landham, the muscular action-movie actor who co-starred in "Predator" and "48 Hrs," has died. He was 76.

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Office workers put up a new sign in support of pop singer Taylor Swift at the end of the civil trial involving the pop singer in a case in federal court Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Denver.

Taylor Swift left 'a blank space, baby' on social media

Taylor Swift had a "blank space, baby" across social media Friday — and Swifties went wild.

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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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