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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 1978 file photo, actors featured in the "Star Wars" movie, from left, Harrison Ford who played Han Solo, Anthony Daniels who played the robot C3P0, Carrie Fisher who played the princess, and Peter Mayhew who played the Wookie, Chewbacca, are shown during a break from the filming of a television special presentation in Los Angeles. Mayhew, who played the rugged, beloved and furry Wookiee Chewbacca in the “Star Wars” films, has died. Mayhew’s family said in a statement that he died at his home in Texas on Friday, April, 26, 2019. He was 74. No cause was given. (AP Photo, File)
May 02, 2019 - 9:26 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reaction to the death of Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in five "Star Wars" films and was beloved by the franchise's fans. ___ "Peter Mayhew was a kind and gentle man, possessed of great dignity and noble character. These aspects of his own personality, plus his wit and grace...
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Drake poses in the press room with his awards at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Drake won for top artist, top male artist, top billboard 200 artist, top hot 100 artist, top streaming songs artist, top song sales artist, top radio songs artist, top rap artist, top rap male artist, top billboard 200 album and top rap album for "Scorpion," and top streaming song video for "In My Feelings."(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
May 02, 2019 - 9:51 am
Mother's Day is in a couple weeks, but Drake gave his mom an early gift with a heartfelt speech at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, where the rap star also broke Taylor Swift's record for most wins. Drake turned up the love for his mom when he picked up top artist, besting Cardi B, Ariana Grande,...
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Drake sips from a bottle as he goes on stage to accept the award for top male artist at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Looking on from left are presenters Cobie Smulders and Eva Longoria. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
May 01, 2019 - 10:59 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 Billboard Music Awards being presented Wednesday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Drake is giving thanks to his mom for driving him to all his music lessons and acting jobs after winning the Billboard Top Artist award...
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Kristen Stewart attends the LA Premiere of "JT LeRoy" at ArcLight Hollywood on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
April 30, 2019 - 9:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kristen Stewart says she felt a "huge responsibility" to define her sexuality after finding fame in the "Twilight" movie franchise. But she's glad today's young stars don't have to do so. The 29-year-old actress said she was "so gay" on "Saturday Night Live" two years ago. But...
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Gayle King, left, Brandon Victor Dixon and Bebe Neuwirth participate in the 73rd annual Tony Awards nominations announcement at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
April 30, 2019 - 9:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "Hadestown," singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell's Broadway debut, earned a leading 14 Tony Award nominations Tuesday, followed by the jukebox musical "Ain't Too Proud," built around songs by the Temptations, which received a dozen nominations. The musical "Hadestown," which...
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Japan's Emperor Akihito speaks during the ceremony of his abdication in front of other members of the royal families and top government officials at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. The 85-year-old Akihito ends his three-decade reign on Tuesday as his son Crown Prince Naruhito, left, will ascend the Chrysanthemum throne on Wednesday. (Japan Pool via AP)
April 30, 2019 - 5:04 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Emperor Akihito announced his abdication at a palace ceremony Tuesday in his final address, as the nation embraced the end of his reign with reminiscence and hope for a new era. "Today, I am concluding my duties as the emperor," Akihito said as he stood in front of the throne...
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FILE - This July 13, 1991 file photo shows filmmaker John Singleton, who made the movie "Boyz N The Hood," in Los Angeles. Oscar-nominated filmmaker John Singleton has died at 51, according to statement from his family, Monday, April 29, 2019. He died Monday after suffering a stroke almost two weeks ago. (AP Photo/Bob Galbraith, File)
April 30, 2019 - 3:29 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rarely have a filmmaker and a moment been so perfectly matched as John Singleton and the summer of 1991. When "Boyz N the Hood" was released that July, Singleton took what had become a cultural obsession — South-Central Los Angeles and the young black men growing up in it — and...
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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2008 file photo, director John Singleton arrives at the 80th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Oscar-nominated filmmaker John Singleton has died at 51, according to statement from his family, Monday, April 29, 2019. He died Monday after suffering a stroke almost two weeks ago. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
April 29, 2019 - 9:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Notable reaction to the death of "Boyz N the Hood" filmmaker John Singleton: "Thank you John for being my friend, brother and mentor for 30 years. For believing in me when I was unsure of myself. Your passion for telling our stories from our point of view was more than an obsession...
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FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2018, file photo, Japan's Emperor Akihito, right, accompanied by Crown Prince Naruhito, walks away after greeting well-wishers when they appeared on the balcony of the Imperial Palace to mark the emperor's 85th birthday in Tokyo. Akihito is ending his three-decade reign Tuesday, April 30, 2019 as he abdicates to his son, Crown Prince Naruhito, becoming the first to do so in 200 years, in a step nobody today has witnessed. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
April 29, 2019 - 9:00 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Emperor Akihito is set to abdicate, as Japan embraces the end of his reign with an emotion mixed with reminiscence and hopes for a new era. Akihito, 85, in a palace ritual Tuesday, will announce his retirement before other members of the royal family and top government officials. He...
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Matt Easton poses for a photograph as he sits in a park Monday, April 29, 2019, in Cottonwood Heights , Utah. Easton, A gay student who came out during a valedictorian speech at Mormon-owned Brigham Young University is earning applause and admiration from fellow students and figures like actress Kristin Chenoweth and the husband of gay Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
April 29, 2019 - 6:35 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A student who came out as gay during a valedictorian speech at Mormon-owned Brigham Young University has drawn praise from fellow students and notable figures such as Kristin Chenoweth and the husband of Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. Matt Easton, 24, said...
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