This image released by Focus Features shows Theodore Pellerin, left, and Lucas Hedges in a scene from

Elections, films help effort to ban gay conversion therapy

Activists urging more states to ban gay conversion therapy for minors are expecting major gains in 2019, thanks to midterm election results and the buzz generated by two well-reviewed films.

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Angelina Jolie.

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.

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The Los Angeles city attorney's office confirms Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, that the 29-year-old singer was charged last week with two counts stemming from his possession of a pet capuchin monkey without a permit. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

Chris Brown charged with monkey-related misdemeanors

Chris Brown has been charged with monkey-related misdemeanors. The Los Angeles city attorney's office confirms Thursday that the 29-year-old singer was charged last week with two counts stemming from his possession of a pet capuchin monkey without a permit.

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Mariah Carey poses in the press room at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Carey’s 24-year-old Christmas classic is so popular it set a new one-day streaming record on Spotify on Christmas Eve. Chart Data reported that “All

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.

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Meghan Trainor, right, and Daryl Sabara arrive at the world premiere of

Meghan Trainor weds actor Daryl Sabara on her 25th birthday

Meghan Trainor has wed actor Daryl Sabara in nuptial exchanged at the couple's Los Angeles home.

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The company said it decided on a new brand direction different from Simons' creative vision. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

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

Less than two years after he shook up the New York fashion world with a splashy runway debut for Calvin Klein, designer Raf Simons is leaving the company.

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Audrey Geisel, widow of famed children's book author Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, poses with The Cat in the Hat, foreground, and Thing 1 and Thing 2, who are characters from his books, at the dedication of Dr. Seuss' posthumous star on

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

As Dr. Seuss neared the end of his life, the children's author told his wife that she would have to look after the Cat in the Hat, the Lorax, the Grinch and all the beloved characters he created.

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Harvey Weinstein, left, arrives at New York Supreme Court with his attorney Benjamin Brafman.

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

A New York judge declined to dismiss sexual assault charges against Harvey Weinstein Thursday, rejecting the disgraced Hollywood titan's fierce push to have his indictment thrown out.

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In this image released by STXfilms, from left, Charlyne Yi, Alan Aisenberg, Jennifer Lopez, and Annaleigh Ashford appear in a scene from

With 'Second Act,' Jennifer Lopez makes her own opportunity

Jennifer Lopez learned a long time ago that in the entertainment business you can't just sit around waiting for opportunities, you have to make them for yourself. It's the simple reason "Second Act," her first film in three years and her long-awaited return to the glossy, modern-day fairy tale, exists.

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Rapper Pusha T performs at The Governors Ball Music Festival in New York.

Pusha T on winning in 2018, Grammy nom, Drake and Kanye West

Pusha T has been on a winning streak.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, a cast member in the film

Lin-Manuel Miranda calls 'Mary Poppins' sequel role a dream

Working on "Mary Poppins Returns" put Lin-Manuel Miranda in a comfort zone, sort of.

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OBIT - In this 2015 photo provided by Roton Music Romania, Romanian-Canadian singer Anca Pop poses for a portrait in Bucharest, Romania. Romanian police said Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 that singer-songwriter Anca Pop, 34 years-old, has died after her car plun

Romanian-Canadian singer dies after car plunges into Danube

Anca Pop, a Romanian-Canadian singer-songwriter, has died after her car plunged into the Danube River. She was 34.

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FILE - In this April 9, 1984 file photo, actress Penny Marshall arrives for the 56th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles.

Actress and director Penny Marshall dies at age 75

Penny Marshall, who starred in "Laverne & Shirley" before becoming one of the top-grossing female directors in Hollywood, has died. She was 75.

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Geoffrey Rush arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of

Actor Geoffrey Rush accused of sexual misconduct

"Orange Is the New Black" actress Yael Stone alleged actor Geoffrey Rush engaged in sexually inappropriate behavior when they starred in "The Diary of a Madman" in 2010.

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This image released by Sony Pictures Animations shows a scene from

'Spider-Verse' swings to the top; 'Mortal Engines' tanks

"Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" swung to the top of the domestic box office in its first weekend in theaters, proving that there is widespread audience interest in big screen animated versions of Marvel's marquee superheroes.

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This Nov. 12, 2018 photo shows actress and singer Toni Braxton in New York. The 51-year-old singer, whose 1996 album “Secrets” has gone platinum, continues to create music but is trying a different artistic medium, acting.  She currently stars in

Toni Braxton is in the holiday spirit with Lifetime movie

Toni Braxton has been nominated for Grammys again for her latest album, but these days the singer is also focusing on acting — and flexing her producing muscles.

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This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows a scene from the WWI documentary

With blockbuster effects, Peter Jackson brings WWI to life

Peter Jackson has used digital wizardry to conjure J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth and King Kong's 1930s New York, but he has now — in perhaps his most acclaimed film — employed all his technical powers to bring to life the Western Front of the first World War.

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This picture shows the WowWee pinkfong Baby Shark family of singing plush toys. The viral song and its kiddie music videos have entranced toddlers and parents alike, though some of the grown-ups are now suffering from shark fatigue. (AP Photo/WowWee)

Doo doo doo doo doo doo: 'Baby Shark' bites into the culture

In the wise words of James Corden, there comes along a song every so often that defines a generation.

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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Bradley Cooper, left, and Lady Gaga in a scene from

'A Star Is Born' tops SAG Awards nominations, snubs abound

"A Star Is Born" led nominations for the 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards with four nods including best ensemble on Wednesday, firmly establishing Bradley Cooper's romantic revival as this year's Academy Awards front runner.

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This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Gal Gadot in a scene from

Study finds female-led films outperform male ones

Female-led films have consistently outperformed male-led movies at the box office, according to a study initiated by Time's Up, the organization formed by prominent women in the entertainment industry to promote gender equality.

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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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