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Rae gets laughs, King draws tears at Essence pre-Oscar gala
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Actresses Aja Naomi King and Yara Shahidi quoted James Baldwin. "Insecure" creator Issa Rae shared awkward memories of her first trip down a Hollywood red carpet. And singer-songwriter Janelle Monae, who makes her acting debut in two films nominated for best picture at Sunday's Oscars, insisted black women "have a right to have our stories told."...
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APNewsBreak: Beyonce out of Coachella; will perform in 2018
NEW YORK (AP) -- Beyonce, who is pregnant with twins, will not perform at Coachella this year, but will headline the festival in 2018....
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Matt Reeves steps in to direct 'The Batman'
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Cloverfield" director Matt Reeves has stepped in to direct "The Batman" for Warner Bros. just a few weeks after star Ben Affleck left the post. Warner Bros. said Thursday that Reeves would also produce the stand-alone film....
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The Oscars are less white, but the industry hasn't changed
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- After two years of intense public scrutiny over the academy's all-white acting nominations, the 2017 Oscar nominees are as diverse a group as the organization has ever seen, thanks to films like "Moonlight," ''Fences," ''Hidden Figures" and "Loving."...
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Oscars still lagging in female and minority representation
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The 2017 Oscar nominations were a banner year for black nominees both in front of and behind the camera, but other nonwhite groups and women were largely left out of the running. As #OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign said, her hashtag was never about just black actors, but all communities marginalized in Hollywood including Asians, Latinos, and women....
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Charles Barkley drops curse word on 'Inside the NBA'
ATLANTA (AP) -- Charles Barkley accidentally used a curse word on-air when describing the New York Knicks' play on TNT's "Inside the NBA."...
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Date set for memorial dedication for fatal nightclub fire
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) -- A dedication ceremony for a memorial to honor the 100 people killed during a 2003 nightclub fire in Rhode Island has been scheduled....
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Fans in Japan rush to get Murakami book with esoteric title
TOKYO (AP) -- Fans of Haruki Murakami rushed to Japanese bookstores Friday to get his latest work with an esoteric title....
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Rihanna is named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Rihanna has been named the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year....
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Oprah Winfrey slated to address graduates at 2 colleges
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) -- Oprah Winfrey has agreed to give commencement speeches at colleges in Massachusetts and New York....
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