No cause or place of death was given, but the statement discusses depression and suicide, and Troyer had publicly discussed struggling with alcohol addiction. He lived in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, file)

Verne Troyer, Mini-Me from 'Austin Powers' films, has died

Verne Troyer, who played Dr. Evil's small, silent sidekick "Mini-Me" in the "Austin Powers" movie franchise, has died. He was 49. A statement provided by Troyer's representatives that was also posted to his Instagram and Facebook accounts said the actor died Saturday.

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Her high-energy festival set over the weekend involved a marching band, dance troupes and step teams from black colleges along with her singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” known as the national black anthem. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

From far and wide, Beyonce brings excitement to HBCU culture

When Beyonce paid tribute to historically black colleges at Coachella, the singer's grand performance reignited interest in the marching band culture and created shockwaves of excitement to students attending those schools.

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A stuntman who was pinned beneath an SUV driven by Tom Sizemore on a TV production has settled a lawsuit with the actor and Paramount Pictures. Court papers show a notice of settlement was filed March 29. No terms were disclosed. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/

Stuntman pinned under SUV driven by Sizemore settles lawsuit

A stuntman who was pinned beneath an SUV driven by Tom Sizemore on a TV production has settled a lawsuit with the actor and Paramount Pictures. Court papers show that a notice of settlement was filed March 29, and the sides are scheduled to appear in court in July to finalize it. No terms of the deal were disclosed.

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Samoan dancer Savali stars with Beyonce

A Samoan dancer has experienced "one of the biggest shows of my life" during a performance with Beyonce at Coachella. The show at Palm Springs, U.S., has been dubbed “one of the best of all time.“

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Turner Classic Movies says Tuesday, April 17, 2018, that DiCaprio will present the award on the opening night of the TCM Classic Film Festival on April 26 in Hollywood at the TCL Chinese Theater. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

DiCaprio to present Scorsese with award at TCM Film Festival

Leonardo DiCaprio will present his friend and collaborator Martin Scorsese the inaugural Robert Osborne Award for his contributions in keeping classic film relevant.Turner Classic Movies says Tuesday that DiCaprio will present the award on the opening night of the TCM Classic Film Festival on April 26 in Hollywood at the TCL Chinese Theater.

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Kendrick Lamar arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood, Calif. On Monday, April 16, 2018, Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music for his album

Commercial and critical darling Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer

Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music Monday, making history as the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the prestigious prize. The revered rapper is also the most commercially successful musician to receive the award, usually reserved for critically acclaimed classical acts who don't live on the pop charts.

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The superstar singer on Monday announced the Homecoming Scholars Award Program for the 2018-2019 academic year through her BeyGOOD initiative. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Beyonce gives $100,000 to 4 historically black schools

Beyonce paid tribute to historically black colleges during her groundbreaking Coachella performance, and now the singer is donating $100,000 to four black universities. The superstar singer announced Monday the Homecoming Scholars Award Program for the 2018-2019 academic year through her BeyGOOD initiative.

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In a close race, 'Rampage' takes No. 1 from 'A Quiet Place'

After a wobbly start, Dwayne Johnson muscled his way to a No. 1 opening for "Rampage" — but just barely. Close on its heels was the word-of-mouth sensation "A Quiet Place" in its second week in theaters, and not too far behind that was the Blumhouse horror "Truth or Dare" in a competitive weekend at the box office.

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Jon Bon Jovi speaks during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony.

Bon Jovi reunites to enter Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Bon Jovi reunited with former members Richie Sambora and Alec John Such for a powerful performance on Saturday night as the band earned a spot in the prestigious Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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The 70-year-old

Arnold Schwarzenegger: 'I'm good' but 'not great yet'

Arnold Schwarzenegger says he's good, but not great, following heart surgery. The 70-year-old "Terminator" actor and former California governor on Thursday released a short video on Twitter updating his condition and thanking people for the support.

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Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle leave the traditional Christmas Day church service, at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England.  (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, file)

As royal wedding nears, brands benefit from 'Meghan effect'

Canadian fashion designer Bojana Sentaler stared at her computer screen on Christmas Day to see if Meghan Markle had a gift for her. She did.

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Mariah Carey arrives at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Carey said she’s no longer living in isolation after seeking treatment for a bipolar disorder. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Mariah Carey battles bipolar disorder, no longer in denial

Mariah Carey says she's no longer living in isolation after seeking treatment for a bipolar disorder. In a People magazine article due on newsstands Friday, the singer says she didn't believe it when she was first diagnosed after she was hospitalized for a physical and mental breakdown in 2001.

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Gwen Stefani arrives at the Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles. Stefani is the latest superstar to ink a deal for a series of regularly scheduled shows in Las Vegas. Caesars Entertainment on Tuesday announced Stefani will kick off a residency at the Plane

Gwen Stefani to kick off Las Vegas residency in June

Gwen Stefani is the latest superstar to ink a deal for a series of regularly scheduled shows in Las Vegas. Caesars Entertainment on Tuesday announced Stefani will kick off a residency at the Planet Hollywood casino-resort in June.

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Kenya Moore attends Ebony Magazine and Apple Celebrate Black Hollywood held at NeueHouse Hollywood in Los Angeles. Moore revealed she is having a baby on Sunday, April 8, 2018, during the show's reunion on Bravo. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, Fi

Kenya Moore, of 'Real Housewives of Atlanta,' is pregnant

"Real Housewives of Atlanta" cast member Kenya Moore is having a baby. The 47-year-old revealed the pregnancy Sunday during the show's reunion on Bravo.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda performs in support of gun control in Washington.

'Hamilton' takes 7 prizes at UK stage Olivier Awards

Historical hip-hop musical "Hamilton" took seven trophies including best new musical at British theater's Olivier Awards, where women's rights activists joined stage stars on the red carpet to support the Time's Up movement.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger waves as he arrives at the Elysee Palace prior to a meeting on climate change in Paris. Schwarzenegger is recovering in a Los Angeles hospital after undergoing heart surgery. He had a scheduled procedure to replace a pulmonic valve o

Arnold Schwarzenegger out of hospital after heart procedure

Arnold Schwarzenegger left a Los Angeles hospital Friday after a heart procedure, his spokesman said. The spokesman, Daniel Ketchell, said in an email that the 70-year-old "Terminator" actor and former California governor is "home and doing incredibly well."

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Sylvester Stallone, left, poses with Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney in front of the Rocky statue at the Philadelphia Art Museum for a

Stallone surprises fans with visit to iconic 'Rocky' statue

Hey, it's Rocky. and Rocky? Sylvester Stallone had passersby doing double takes and chanting "Rocky! Rocky!" on Friday as he made a surprise visit to the statue of his iconic Rocky Balboa character in Philadelphia.

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American actress Amber Heard looks on after meeting with Syrian refugees and medical volunteers in Amman.

Amber Heard says meeting Syria refugees left indelible mark

Actress Amber Heard said Thursday that encounters with Syrian refugees and foreign medical volunteers helping the displaced have left an "an indelible mark" on her soul.

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Bill Cosby, center, arrives with spokesperson Andrew Wyatt, left, for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse.

Jury selection wraps up in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial

Prosecutors and the defense wrapped up jury selection in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case Thursday, setting the stage for the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.

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Lynda Carter, star of the TV series,

TV's 'Wonder Woman,' Lynda Carter, added to Walk of Fame

TV's "Wonder Woman" has a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. Actress Lynda Carter received the honor Tuesday. The 65-year-old said the television series gave birth to her career as a superhero and feminist icon.

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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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