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ABBA's Bjorn Ulvaeus pens support for Day of the Girl Child

LONDON - ABBA's Bjorn Ulvaeus grew up at a time when his education was valued more than his sister's, and he wants it to be different for girls around the world. That's the approach he took with his … more

Perfume brand says cutting Black actor from ad was misstep

NEW YORK (AP) - British perfume brand Jo Malone has apologized to Black actor John Boyega of "Star Wars" fame after cutting him out of the Chinese version of a cologne commercial he helped create. Jo Malone London said in a statement to The … more

'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' will end its run in 2021

By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES - Who do we keep up with now? After more than a decade, "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" will be ending its run next year. "It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye" to the reality show, … more

Canals, carpets and kisses: Fun moments from the Venice festival

VENICE, Italy (AP) - It starts with a boat ride in, and for the lucky few, ends with a kiss on the side of the trophy. The Venice Film Festival is an early stop for many stars and filmmakers on the path to the Academy Awards. In normal years, … more

Virtual Emmys: Less walking, talking, but beware the Wi-Fi

By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES - In a typical Hollywood awards show, it's the orchestra's task to nudge off winners whose acceptance speeches wander into overtime. In a virtual ceremony, the internet could give them an … more

Reimagining 'The Secret Garden' for a new generation

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer Frances Hodgson Burnett's children's classic "The Secret Garden" has been adapted into several films, television series and even a Broadway musical. But it had been 27 years since Mary Lennox had last been … more

Selena Gomez takes the heat in new HBO Max cooking show

By BETH HARRIS The Associated Press Selena Gomez is taking the heat in the kitchen. The singer-actress slices and dices in "Selena + Chef," debuting Thursday on the new HBO Max streaming service. The 10-episode series was shot in the … more

Disney to release 'Mulan' on streaming service, for a price

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer "Mulan" is no longer headed for a major theatrical release. The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that it will debut its live-action blockbuster on its subscription streaming service, Disney+, on Sept. 4. But this … more
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