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Millennium Falcon is ready for launch: Shooting underway for Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ film

The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that shooting began at London’s Pinewood Studios on Monday. To kick off the untitled Han Solo movie, the studio released a photo of the …

Cobain’s daughter thanks late dad on date of 50th birthday

Frances Bean Cobain posted a brief note on Instagram on Monday. She writes, “You are loved and you are missed. Thank you for giving me the gift of life.”

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017

Catching up with Oscar: Checking out the nominated films from the comfort of home

A Stream on Demand special.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017

‘Today’ show anchor Hoda Kotb adopts baby girl

The co-anchor of the fourth hour of the NBC morning program said in an emotional phone interview Tuesday that she adopted a newborn and named her Haley Joy. The 52-year-old …

Tom Hank’s debut book is due in October

Among the stories written by Hanks, who owns over 100 typewriters, is one about an immigrant arriving in New York City, another about a bowler who becomes a celebrity and …

David Cassidy fighting memory loss, wants to ‘enjoy life’

The 66-year-old actor-singer tells People magazine his family has a history of dementia and he had sensed “this was coming.” He says for now he wants to stay focused and …

Memorial planned at site of nightclub fire that killed 100

Survivors of a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people have marked the 14th anniversary of the blaze with small gatherings where it happened.

‘Moonlight’ and ‘The Americans’ receive Writers Guild Awards

Barry Jenkins’ script for the Oscar-nominated “Moonlight” won the Guild prize for best original screenplay. Oscar nominee Eric Heisserer of “Arrival” won for best adapted screenplay.

‘Lego Batman’ stays No. 1, conquers ‘The Great Wall’

The most expensive film ever made in China and with a budget of $150 million, “The Great Wall” was intended to prove that the world’s no. 2 movie marketplace could …

Actor Shia LaBeouf brings anti-Trump piece to New Mexico

The actor told the Journal: “We are anti the normalization of division. That’s it. The rest of the info is right there, chief, I got nothing else to say to …

Lisa Marie Presley says she’s broke after ex asks for money

Court documents show that Lisa Marie Presley says she’s deeply in debt after her estranged husband requested $40,000 a month from the singer-songwriter in spousal support.

Chris Thile to return for 2nd season hosting ‘Prairie Home’

The acclaimed mandolinist made his announcement during Saturday night’s show at the Fitzgerald Theater in downtown St. Paul.

Bieber under investigation for Los Angeles restaurant fracas

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department says a witness reported seeing Justin Bieber fighting with two bartenders at a West Hollywood restaurant and then head butt a patron early Saturday morning.

Nicole Kidman reveals past engagement to Lenny Kravitz

Kidman confirmed the engagement with the rocker in a recent interview with Net-A-Porter’s magazine “The Edit,” in which she discussed her upcoming HBO series “Big Little Lies.” Kidman said she …

Willie Nelson to return to stage after fighting cold

SAN ANTONIO – Willie Nelson is set to return to the stage after missing several shows because of a cold. Publicist Elaine Schock says the 83-year-old country star will perform …

Keith Urban leads Academy of Country Music nominations

Country vocal group Lady Antebellum announced the nominations on Thursday on “CBS This Morning” for the awards show that will be held April in Las Vegas and aired live on …

Sara Bareilles to soon star in her Broadway show ‘Waitress’

The singer-songwriter of “Brave” and “Love Song” will make her Broadway acting debut on March 31 in the lead role of Jenna Hunterson. She’ll be in the show for 10 …

What ‘Lego Batman’ can teach Ben Affleck

What if Batman was boiled down to simply your textbook narcissist with attachment issues?

Box Office Top 10: ‘Lego Batman,’ ‘Fifty Shades’ open on top

In third place, “John Wick: Chapter Two” earned $30.4 million – more than double what the first film made in its opening weekend.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017

Making ‘Portlandia’: Brainstorming, basketball, improv

The “Portlandia” brain trust is gathered to hash out another round of endearingly goofy tales set in a mythical (sort of) Portland.

‘Love Actually’ update to air on ‘Red Nose Day Special’

Cast members revisiting their roles from the romantic comedy include Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy and Rowan Atkinson.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017

Review: ‘A Little Night Music’ shines with a talented cast

A cast of talented singers, paired with Henry McNulty’s music direction, makes “A Little Night Music” a strong first showing for new artistic director Lenny Bart, who makes his Civic …

Sarah Jessica Parker to chair library association book club

The “Sex and the City” actress is serving as honorary chair of the American Library Association’s newly created Book Club Central. The library association told The Associated Press on Wednesday …

‘Doctor Who’s’ Jimmy Vee is the new R2-D2 droid that we’re looking for

Jimmy Vee, the actor best known for his work on “Pan” and “Doctor Who,” is our new R2-D2. Vee will play the droid in this December’s “Star Wars: The Last …

Enter soundman: Mics fixed, Metallica heads out on tour

They’ll hit the Northwest in August, with dates set Aug. 9 in Seattle at CenturyLink Field and on Aug. 14 at BC Place in Vancouver, B.C.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017

Happy Galentine’s Day: Lin-Manuel Miranda drops an all-female playlist just in time for Galentine’s

Posting under the Spotify handle tobillo24601, Lin-Manuel Miranda created “Happy Galentine’s Day 2017,” a 15-song playlist featuring music by women or female-led bands, including Queen Latifah, Destiny’s Child, Ingrid Michaelson, …

Joy Villa’s ‘Great Again’ dress boosts album sales

The use of President Donald Trump’s campaign slogan on the dress she wore Sunday drew a strong reaction from Trump supporters and critics on social media.

‘Lego Batman’ earns $56 million, tops ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ in a battle of toy-happy sequels

Warner Bros./DC’s “Lego Batman” performed slightly below expectations but still grossed $55.6 million – the biggest domestic debut so far this year. “Fifty Shades” finished with $46.8 million, followed by …

Beyonce shines, Adele flubs in Grammy’s top moments

Beyonce’s daughter, Blue Ivy, stole the show with her adorable mini-Prince outfit.

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 12, 2017

Adele sweeps Grammy Awards with 5 wins, while Bowie wins 4

The British singer beat Beyonce in the top three categories with her comeback album “25,” and repeated her accomplishments from 2012, when she also won album, song and record of …