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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Sarah Hyland arrives at the 2018 amfAR Inspiration Gala Los Angeles in Beverly Hills, Calif.

'Modern Family's' Sarah Hyland had second kidney transplant

"Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland says she had a second kidney transplant last year, replacing a kidney from her father with another from her brother.

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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2018, file photo, Cardi B arrives at the American Music Awards, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Cardi B, Pharrell, Kanye West were among the celebrities who fanned out across Miami for a week of glamorous parties toasting t

Cardi B, Pharrell, Kanye draw crowds during Art Basel Miami

Royalty, Real Housewives and the fathers of two Kardashian babies were among the celebs that fanned out across Miami for a week of glamorous parties toasting the world's best artists during Art Basel.

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Brandi Carlile performs at One Love Malibu at King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas.

Rise up: Female voices take center stage at Grammys

After being nearly muted at this year's ceremony, the 2019 Grammys are shaping up to be the year of the woman, with powerful female voices representing the majority in two of the top categories.

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Ariana Grande attends the 13th annual Billboard Women in Music event at Pier 36.

After a year full of tears, Ariana Grande comes out on top

 Ariana Grande capped off a successful year as a pop star — but a trying one as a maturing young woman — at the 13th annual Billboard Women in Music event, where she was named Woman of the Year.

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Kevin Hart.

Hart's fallout raises questions about Oscars, social media

The dust is still settling from the fallout of comedian Kevin Hart's short stint as host of the 91st Academy Awards.

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Tennis player Serena Williams, center, mingles with guests during the launch of her first pop-up shop at the Faena Bazaar in Miami Beach, Fla.

Serena Williams launches pop-up shop during Art Basel Miami

Strong. Sophisticated. Sexy. Like the tennis champ herself, Serena Williams' fashion line is all about power moves and she's hoping it will also inspire woman to find their own voice.

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Offset, left, and Cardi B arrive at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Cardi B 'no longer together' with Offset

Cardi B is no longer feeling the love after little more than a year of marriage to fellow rapper Offset.

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Courtney B. Vance, from back row left, Julia Roberts, and from front row left, Jakari Fraser and Mia Fowler attend the premiere of

Julia Roberts finds life (and her roles) get better with age

Julia Roberts is sitting on a couch in a Soho hotel when Lucas Hedges bursts in and begins frantically searching for his phone, sending pillows flying.

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Musical artist R. Kelly.

R. Kelly documentary screening evacuated over phone threats

A screening of an upcoming documentary detailing abuse allegations against singer R. Kelly was evacuated after phone threats were made to the Manhattan location where it was being held.

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Director Ryan Coogler attends a special screening of

'Black Panther' poised to become an Oscars heavyweight

"Black Panther" has, in a way, already been the Oscars.

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Actor and singer Hugh Jackman performs on NBC's

Hugh Jackman, the pop star, readies massive world tour

 Hugh Jackman is set to launch a pop star-like tour next year, but he's done his research: He's been to a Beyonce concert. A Justin Timberlake concert. AND A MICHAEL JACKSON CONCERT.

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Adult film actress Stormy Daniels.

Lawyers want porn star to pay Trump $340K in legal fees

Lawyers for President Donald Trump want porn actress Stormy Daniels to pay them $340,000 in legal bills they claim they earned successfully defending Trump against her failed defamation claim.

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In this Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 handout photo released by Raindrop Media, Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas celebrate during a mehendi ceremony, a day before their wedding, at Umaid Bhawan in Jodhpur.

Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra post wedding on social media

 Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra posted photos of their wedding celebration Saturday amid reports that the couple had wed after a four-month courtship.

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This image released by Netflix shows Kurt Russell in a scene from

TV holiday joy means 'Wonderful Life,' Reba, romance, Santa

In need of a jolt of holiday joy? Or a comforting spot of romance or silliness or spirituality?

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Harvey Weinstein arrives to court in New York.

'Stop this chaos:' Weinstein lawyer urges sex case dismissal

In the latest push to have Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case thrown out, the movie producer's lawyer said Thursday that a woman accusing him of a 2013 rape pressured a friend to corroborate her account, but that the friend wouldn't "make up a story."

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A woman walks past a mural depicting reggae music icon Bob Marley painted on the rolling shutter of a Tobacconist shop in Rome.

Reggae music put on UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list

Reggae music has been inscribed on the prized intangible cultural heritage list of UNESCO, the U.N.'s cultural agency.

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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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