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Screen veteran Leslie Hope returns to theatre in award-winning drama 'Liv Stein'

Screen veteran Leslie Hope returns to theatre in award-winning drama 'Liv Stein'

TORONTO — Even with a sizable resume stacked with screen credits including "24," "NCIS," "Tyrant" and "Suits," Leslie Hope says she has seen a shift in the quality and quantity of roles directed her way.
Canadian doc 'Rumble' exposes unheralded influence of Native American musicians

Canadian doc 'Rumble' exposes unheralded influence of Native American musicians

PARK CIT, Utah — They were the power chords that sparked a musical revolution: three growling, fuzzy blasts that made Link Wray's 1958 banned-by-radio instrumental "Rumble" a rule-breaking inspiration for rock guitarists who followed.
Madonna on Trump: 'We have gone as low as we can go'

Madonna on Trump: 'We have gone as low as we can go'

NEW YORK — Madonna, an outspoken critic of President-elect Donald Trump, is trying to put a positive spin on his Friday inauguration. "He's actually doing us a great service, because we have gone as low as we can go," she said Thursday night.
Graceland Black Lives Matter protest leads to lawsuit

Graceland Black Lives Matter protest leads to lawsuit

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Solange Knowles headlines progressive 'Peace Ball'

WASHINGTON — The main attraction, Solange Knowles, didn't hit the stage until close to midnight, but the 3,000 or so enthusiastic guests packed into the National Museum of African American History and Culture weren't going anywhere.
Gore stays mum on Trump meeting, says 'it's not the last'

Gore stays mum on Trump meeting, says 'it's not the last'

PARK CITY, Utah — Former Vice-President Al Gore said that while he wouldn't divulge specifics about his December conversation with Donald Trump, it wasn't "the last conversation.
Actors, mayors rally at inauguration eve Trump demonstration

Actors, mayors rally at inauguration eve Trump demonstration

NEW YORK — Actors Robert De Niro, Sally Field and Mark Ruffalo joined hundreds of other people outside a Donald Trump building on Thursday for a pre-inauguration demonstration organizers said was meant to energize those concerned about the Republican
Paramount inks $1B film co-finance deal with 2 Chinese firms

Paramount inks $1B film co-finance deal with 2 Chinese firms

HONG KONG — Paramount Pictures said Friday it has inked a co-financing deal with two Chinese companies for the Hollywood studio's slate of movies over the next three years.
'Dance Moms' star's 2-day sentencing hearing set to begin

'Dance Moms' star's 2-day sentencing hearing set to begin

PITTSBURGH — A federal judge will decide if "Dance Moms" reality TV star Abby Lee Miller should be sentenced to prison or probation for concealing hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of income during her Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
'NCIS: Los Angeles' star Miguel Ferrer dies at 61

'NCIS: Los Angeles' star Miguel Ferrer dies at 61

NEW YORK — Miguel Ferrer, who brought stern authority to his featured role on CBS' hit "NCIS: Los Angeles" and, before that, to NBC crime drama "Crossing Jordan," has died. CBS said Ferrer died Thursday of cancer at his Los Angeles home. He was 61.