Arts and entertainment

Actor and Mt. Lebanon, Pa. native Joe Manganiello, left, reads the Dungeons and Dragons character options to brother Nick Manganiello, top right, and UPMC Children's Hospital patient and first time D&D player Gabriel Bowers, 9, of Shaler, Pa., right, at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. (Jessie Wardarski/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
January 09, 2019 - 1:37 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Actor Joe Manganiello stopped by a Pittsburgh children's hospital to lead patients in a game of Dungeons and Dragons. The 42-year-old "True Blood" actor , who is married to Sofia Vergara, stopped by UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh with his brother Nick Manganiello to lead a...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2013 file photo, R. Kelly performs at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. A Georgia man involved with a recent documentary detailing abuse allegations against R. Kelly told police the singer's manager threatened him. A Stockbridge police report says Timothy Savage told an officer on Jan. 3 that Don Russell had texted him saying it would be best for him and his family if the documentary didn't air. Savage said he and his wife were involved with Lifetime's "Surviving R. Kelly" series. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File)
January 09, 2019 - 9:13 am
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man involved with a recent documentary detailing abuse allegations against R. Kelly told police the singer's manager threatened him. Timothy Savage told an officer on Jan. 3 that Don Russell had texted him saying it would be best for him and his family if the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017 file photo, Kevin Hart poses at Kevin Hart's "Laugh Out Loud" new streaming video network launch event at the Goldstein Residence in Beverly Hills, Calif. Prodded by Ellen DeGeneres, Hart says he’ll reconsider his decision to step down as host of the Academy Awards. Two days after he was named as host last Dec. 2018, Hart backed off when some of his homophobic tweets from a decade ago resurfaced. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, File)
January 09, 2019 - 8:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Hart says he won't be hosting the Academy Awards. "No," was his response when asked Wednesday on ABC's "Good Morning America." Hart says it's too late to prepare. Hart added it's "hard to predict what can happen." But he doesn't want "people to think there's a thing about me...
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January 09, 2019 - 8:30 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A Jewish human rights group urged Croatian authorities on Wednesday to ban a book that denies crimes committed by Croatia's World War II pro-Nazi regime. Chief Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff of the Simon Wiesenthal Center said in a statement that a book titled "the Jasenovac Lie...
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This April 16, 2002 file photo shows Stan Lee, creator of comic-book franchises such as "Spider-Man," "The Incredible Hulk" and "X-Men," posing near a Spider-Man figure in his Santa Monica, Calif., office. Friends, fans and family of Stan Lee will gather in Hollywood on Jan. 30 for a memorial honoring the life and work of late Marvel Comics mogul. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
January 09, 2019 - 8:03 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stan Lee's devoted fans will have a chance to mourn him alongside his friends and family at a memorial in Hollywood on Jan. 30. Lee's company POW! Entertainment announced Wednesday that it will honor the Marvel Comics mogul outside the TCL Chinese Theatre, where Lee's hand and...
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January 09, 2019 - 7:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B has 13 reasons to celebrate: She's nominated for 13 honors at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards. IHeartMedia announced Wednesday that the rapper is the most nominated act, competing for honors such as song of the year for "Girls Like You" with Maroon 5 and female artist of...
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FILE - In this July 21, 2018 file photo, actress and activist Rose McGowan speaks at OZY Fest in Central Park in New York. A lawyer for McGowan says she will plead no contest to a reduced drug charge in Virginia and avoid jail time. Attorney Jim Hundley says the commonwealth agreed to reduce the felony cocaine possession charge to misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, and that prosecutors will recommend she pay a fine. McGowan will enter the plea Jan. 15, 2019 the day her trial was to begin. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 09, 2019 - 7:24 am
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A lawyer for Rose McGowan says the actress and activist will plead no contest to a reduced drug charge in Virginia and avoid jail time. Attorney Jim Hundley tells WTOP-FM that the commonwealth agreed to reduce the felony cocaine possession charge to misdemeanor possession of a...
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Lady Gaga attends the National Board of Review Awards gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
January 09, 2019 - 5:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — While Sunday's Golden Globes were notable for their lack of political speeches, Donald Trump couldn't be avoided at Tuesday night's National Board of Review Awards which, it turned out, were scheduled concurrently with the president's nationally televised address advocating for a...
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Olivia Colman poses in the press room with the award for best performance by an actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy for "The Favourite" at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
January 09, 2019 - 3:08 am
LONDON (AP) — Wickedly funny royal comedy-drama "The Favourite" lived up to its name Wednesday, leading the race for the British Academy Film Awards. Yorgos Lanthimos' film received 12 nominations for the U.K. equivalent of the Oscars, including best film, best director and best actress, for Olivia...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., walk from the West Wing to speak to reporters after meeting with President Donald Trump about border security in the Situation Room of the White House, Friday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 08, 2019 - 10:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Television pundits moved swiftly to correct or challenge President Donald Trump following Tuesday's Oval Office speech on the proposed border wall, after their networks were the target of an unusual debate over whether they should show him at all. "Just because you say it's a crisis...
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