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Rooms near 50th anniversary Woodstock venue are a hot ticket

South Africa's Zuma will head to recording studio in 2019

Throngs to pack Times Square for mild, rainy New Year's Eve

Lopsided games, schedule drag down CFP television ratings

'Aquaman' still rules, and others see a post-Christmas bump

Longtime British comedy star June Whitfield dies at 93

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Note says Britain's queen 'naturally' wanted new royal yacht

UK honors cave rescue divers, Twiggy, Monty Python's Palin

Federalist writer, Fox News guest Bre Payton dies at 26

UK honors cave rescue divers, Twiggy, Monty Python's Palin

Kevin Spacey asks to skip Massachusetts court appearance

Grande cancels show due to 'unforeseeable health reasons'

Chris Brown charged with monkey-related misdemeanors

Chris Brown has been charged with monkey-related misdemeanors

Acclaimed author Amos Oz dies at 79

Israeli media say renowned Israeli author Amos Oz has died at the age of 79. Oz, author of novels, prose and a widely acclaimed memoir, had suffered from cancer

Angelina Jolie doesn't rule out move into politics

Angelina Jolie has not ruled out a move into politics _ and has joked that she might be tough enough to take the rough and tumble that comes with it

Report: Actor Frank Adonis, known for 'Goodfellas,' has died

Frank Adonis, an actor best known for his roles in Martin Scorsese films including "Goodfellas," "Raging Bull" and "Casino," has died

Forest Whitaker files for divorce from Keisha Nash-Whitaker

Franklin attorney: $3 million in back taxes paid to IRS

Nielsen's top programs for Dec. 17-23

'The Voice' finale helps NBC to weekly ratings win

Aretha Franklin to be honored with tribute show next month

Montana lawmaker proposes state rock and roll song

Las Vegas to welcome 2019 with superstars, fireworks show

Las Vegas will usher in 2019 with fireworks and performances by some of the biggest names in music, including Lady Gaga and Gwen Stefani

Court records detail Spacey's encounter with teenager

A Massachusetts man who says he was groped by Kevin Spacey at a Nantucket restaurant in 2016 caught part of his encounter with the actor on video

Arizona man finds magic moments in TV show on uncle Houdini

An Arizona man who never thought too much about being related to arguably the most famous magician of all time now is delving into the history of his great-uncle Harry Houdini

Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth reportedly got married

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth appear to have tied the knot amid reports the couple got married in a secret wedding ceremony

Robin Thicke surprises girlfriend with marriage proposal

Singer Robin Thicke surprised his pregnant girlfriend with a marriage proposal

Mariah Carey's Christmas classic sets new record on Spotify

Mariah Carey's 24-year-old Christmas classic is so popular it set a new one-day streaming record on Spotify on Christmas Eve

Chicano author, illustrator collaborate on animal adventure

Celebrated Chicano author Rudolfo Anaya has teamed up with the street muralist known as El Moises to craft a bilingual children's book about the harrowing adventure of a little owl who skipped school

Paul McCartney tells fans: Don’t be like me and eat too much

Paul McCartney's Christmas message to his fans around the world: Don't be like me and eat and drink too much

Queen Elizabeth II riffs on wisdom, family's busy year

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II wove personal reflections into her annual Christmas message, listing the births and wedding that made 2018 'a busy year' for the House of Windsor

Roseanne Barr to address Israeli parliament in January

Former television star Roseanne Barr says she will be traveling to Israel in January and has been invited to address the country's parliament

Bad Bunny surprises fans for Christmas with first album

Bad Bunny releases 13 new songs in first album, 'X 100PRE,' just in time for Christmas

Heidi Klum gets engaged to musician Tom Kaulitz

Supermodel Heidi Klum is engaged to her musician boyfriend

Spacey posts bizarre video as assault charge is announced

Kevin Spacey has posted a video online in character as his "House of Cards" role in which he says "I'm not going to pay the price for things I didn't do."

Ex-Disney actor charged with 6 counts in underage sex case

Former Disney Channel actor Stoney Westmoreland has been charged with six felony counts after authorities said he tried to have sex with a 13-year-old boy.

Meghan Trainor weds actor Daryl Sabara on her 25th birthday

Meghan Trainor has wed actor Daryl Sabara at the couple's Los Angeles home

'Aquaman' outswims 'Poppins,' 'Bumblebee' with $67.4M debut

In a flood of new releases, "Aquaman" swam ahead of "Mary Poppins Returns" and "Bumblebee" to lead the busy pre-Christmas weekend with an estimated $67.4 million over the weekend

Debby Ryan, Twenty One Pilots drummer Josh Dun are engaged

Actress Debby Ryan and Twenty One Pilots drummer Josh Dun have tied the knot, announcing their engagement on social media

Man accused of plotting to kidnap Letterman's son is freed

A man accused of plotting to kidnap retired talk show host David Letterman's son has been freed from a Montana prison for a second time after serving additional years for violating parole

El Gordo fever: Spain enthralled by annual Christmas lottery

In Spain, those holding the ticket number 03347 have struck it rich winning the top prize in the nation's beloved Christmas lottery

Raf Simons out at Calvin Klein after 2 high-profile years

Designer Raf Simons is parting ways with Calvin Klein after two years with the fashion label

Netflix named The Associated Press' Entertainer of the Year

The Associated Press names video streaming giant Netflix as its Entertainer of the Year, besting candidates like Donald Glover, Ariana Grande, Bradley Cooper and Michelle Obama

Barack Obama appears on Miranda's latest 'Hamilton' song

Barack Obama, or Barap Obama? The former U.S. president appears on a reworked song by Lin-Manuel Miranda originally from the Broadway hit "Hamilton."

AP-NORC Poll: Christmas carols favored over Billboard hits

AP-NORC Poll shows Americans favor classics 'Silent Night' and 'It's a Wonderful Life' for their Christmas listening and viewing

Audrey Geisel, widow and promoter of Dr. Seuss, dies at 97

Audrey Geisel embraced the mission to protect the Dr. Seuss brand after her husband died and worked to expand his legacy

'Watch What Happens Live' host Andy Cohen to become dad

It was "Watch What Happens Live" host Andy Cohen instead of one of his reality show guests who dished up a surprise for his audience.

Hold up, Beyonce did not release new music

There's no more juice in Beyonce's lemonade jar: The singer did not release new music though two albums featuring old Beyonce songs hit streaming services Thursday.

Longtime Clippers fan Crystal will be analyst for 1 game

Billy Crystal, who has been the team's most well-known fan through the good times and bad, will be the analyst for the Jan. 31 game against the Lakers

Alice Walker defend praise of widely condemned author

Alice Walker is defending her praise of a British author widely condemned as an anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist

Dushku says CBS agreed to monitor 'Bull' star's behavior

Actress Eliza Dushku says CBS agreed to designate an expert to monitor "Bull" star's behavior as part of $9.5 million settlement

AP Source: Travis Scott in talks to perform at halftime show

Rapper Travis Scott is in talks to perform at the Super Bowl halftime in Atlanta and will headline a pre-Super Bowl show days before the big game

Peter Masterson, actor, writer and filmmaker, dead at 84

Actor-playwright Peter Masterson, who co-wrote Tony-winning musical 'The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,' has died

Katherine Johnson, at age 100, is telling her life story

Retired NASA mathematician Katharine Johnson, who turned 100 last summer, has waited long enough to tell her own story

Ex accused of trying to extort of 'Jersey Shore' cast member

A former boyfriend of a "Jersey Shore" cast member is accused of seeking $25,000 for not divulging secrets to the media

Barack Obama delivers gifts to kids at children’s hospital

Former President Barack Obama surprised patients as he delivered gifts at a children's hospital in Washington.

Judge: 'No basis' to throw out Weinstein's sex assault case

A New York judge declined Thursday to dismiss sexual assault charges against Harvey Weinstein, rejecting the latest push from the movie producer's lawyers to have his indictment thrown out

Obama says designer's energy informed her fashion choices

For Michelle Obama, choosing what designer to wear while she was in the White House involved many factors, from diversity to whether they were nice person

Rapper Juelz Santana sentenced to prison for gun in airport

Rapper Juelz Santana sentenced to more than two years in prison for trying to get a loaded gun onto a plane

New curated news site hopes to break partisan fever

Former Fox executive says he's starting a curated news web site with stories selected more for journalistic excellence than partisanship

Will Harvey Weinstein charges stick? Judge to rule

A New York judge is weighing whether to dismiss Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case or send it to trial

Banksy's new artwork in Wales: A comment on air pollution?

Street artist and social commentator Banksy has apparently popped up in Wales, leaving a new artwork on a garage in Port Talbot that references the town's air pollution

Colbert jokingly claims severance denied to ex-CBS boss

Late-night host Stephen Colbert jokingly lays claim to at least half of the $120 million severance that the CBS board declined to pay ousted CEO Leslie Moonves

Comment on Thai Miss Universe gown earns complaint to police

A Thai social media influencer who criticized a gown worn by her country's Miss Universe contestant could end up in court after another online personality filed a complaint with police charging that her thumbs-down fashion comment defamed the royal family

Poetry readers were in the mood for 'Kindness' in 2018

The Academy of American Poets says Naomi Shihab Nye's "Kindness" was the most popular work on poets.org this year

Johnny Clegg, musician and cancer survivor, awaits hard road

South African musician Johnny Clegg has survived pancreatic cancer for the last few years, but awaits more hard times

'Laverne' role gave Marshall springboard to historic career

With self-effacing charm, Penny Marshall transformed a starring role in 'Laverne & Shirley' into a groundbreaking film career as a director

CBS gives no indication it will release Moonves findings

CBS gives no indication it will release findings that led to denial of $120M exit package

Nielsen's top programs for Dec. 10-16

A list of the top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsen ratings for Dec. 10-16

Football dominates television viewing as holiday nears

Football dominates television viewing this time of year, with four NFL games landing among Nielsen's top 20 shows last week

Tom Hanks, Rob Reiner and more stars mourn Penny Marshall

Tom Hanks, Rob Reiner, Ron Howard, Robert De Niro, Rosie O'Donnell and more stars mourn Penny Marshall

Sandra Bullock's Oscars host solution: Call on random actors

Sandra Bullock has an impromptu idea for how to solve the Oscars' host problem _ have random actors host segments of the show

Olivia Newton-John memoir coming out in US in 2019

Olivia Newton-John's autobiography, released last fall in her native Australia, comes out in the U.S. in 2019

Author Alice Walker criticized for support of writer's book

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Alice Walker and The New York Times are drawing fire after she praised an author who critics say is a conspiracy theorist and anti-Semitic

Milan to showcase da Vinci to mark 500 years since his death

The Ambrosian Library is planning a series of exhibits to honor the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death, including the exposition of the most important pages of the Renaissance genius' Atlantic Codex

Shirley MacLaine to receive AARP Movies for Grownups honor

Actor Shirley MacLaine will receive AARP the Magazine's lifetime achievement honor at the Movies for Grownups Awards next year

Patterson again gives holiday bonuses to book sellers

James Patterson has renewed a most welcome holiday publishing tradition _ bonuses for independent bookstore employees

Romanian-Canadian singer dies after car plunges into Danube

Romanian police say singer-songwriter Anca Pop has died after her car plunged into the Danube River

Warrant issued for arrest of 'Schwimmer lookalike' suspect

A British judge has issued an arrest warrant for an alleged shoplifter whose striking resemblance to David Schwimmer made international headlines, after he failed to show up for a court appearance

'Tonight Show' to air episode in Puerto Rico with 'Hamilton'

Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" will air an episode next year in Puerto Rico including an exclusive performance with Lin-Manuel Miranda reprising his role in "Hamilton."