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‘Black Panther’ tops box office for fifth straight weekend

Not since “Avatar” has a box-office hit had the kind of staying power of “Black Panther.” Ryan Coogler’s comic-book sensation on Sunday became the first film since James Cameron’s 2009 smash to top the weekend box office five straight weekends. Read More

New film reveals Miss Piggy’s backstory, more Muppet secrets

Only Miss Piggy’s creator knows the depths of her tragic origin story. Frank Oz, who gave life to the character in the early 1970s, says Piggy left her hometown farm for life in the big city after her dad died in a tractor accident and she had a falling out with her mother. Read More

Harper Lee estate sues over ‘Mockingbird’ Broadway version

The estate of “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee has filed suit over an upcoming Broadway adaptation of the novel, arguing that screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s script wrongly alters Atticus Finch and other characters from the book. Read More

George Lucas breaks ground on $1B museum of visual storytelling

Wielding a silver shovel instead of a lightsaber, “Star Wars” creator George Lucas joined a handful of elected officials today in breaking ground on a billion-dollar museum dedicated to the art of visual storytelling. Read More

Prosecutors OK with releasing rapper Meek Mill from prison

Prosecutors in Philadelphia are not opposed to the release of rapper Meek Mill while he appeals a probation violation sentence, they said today, citing concerns about whether his conviction will ultimately be upheld. Read More

Fired FBI director Comey to appear on ‘The View’

Fired FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to appear on ABC’s “The View.” Host Whoopi Goldberg announced that Comey will participate in his first daytime talk show interview on April 18. Read More

Madonna to direct film on dancer Michaela DePrince’s life

MGM Motion Picture Group president Jonathan Glickman says Madonna will direct a film based on ballet dancer Michaela DePrince’s memoir “Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina.” Read More

Royal wedding fans gear up to party

In pajamas and old wedding gowns, with high tea or a bit of the early morning bubbly, royal watchers in the U.S. and around the globe are fascinator-ready to watch the nuptials of Prince Harry and his unprecedented fiancee. Read More

Revamped ‘Idol’ reaches more than 10M viewers

The revamped “American Idol” had a strong debut on ABC, reaching more than 10 million viewers and shrugging off Fox’s attempt to blunt the premiere’s impact with its special on O.J. Simpson. Read More

The iHeartRadio Music Awards should have let awards season die

Presented by the powerful radio conglomerate that runs Los Angeles’ KIIS-FM, among many other stations, the iHeartRadio Music Awards might be the lowest-stakes operation in an overcrowded field that also includes the Billboard Music Awards and the American Music Awards. Read More

South by Southwest urges attendees to be wary after bombings

Organizers of the South By Southwest festival are urging those visiting Austin, “if you see something, say something,” after three package bombings killed two people and injured two others in less than two weeks. Read More

Auli‘i Cravalho’s career continues to ‘Rise’

Updated on  March 12, 2018 at 10:24 am
It was easy for her to relate to Moana but her role in “Rise” is very different. Read More