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PHOTO GALLERY: ‘Let’s have some music’: Elton John plays White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — "God bless you, let's have some music," said Elton John. With that, the White House South Lawn was transformed into a musical lovefest Friday night as John played a farewell gig to honor everyday "heroes" like teachers, nurses and AIDS activists. But as it turns out, the ...

Oscar-winning ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ actor Louise Fletcher dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Louise Fletcher, a late-blooming star whose riveting performance as the cruel and calculating Nurse Ratched in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" set a new standard for screen villains and won her an Academy Award, has died at age 88. Fletcher died in her sleep surrounded ...

New this week: ‘Reasonable Doubt,’ ‘Blonde’ and Björk

This week's new entertainment releases include albums from Björk and Broadway's "Into the Woods," the reunion of Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy in "Hocus Pocus 2" and a Showtime documentary about Sinéad O'Connor. Kerry Washington is behind the camera as an executive ...

Annette O’Toole savors ‘Virgin River’ role as real, freeing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Annette O'Toole is reveling in her "Virgin River" role as the unpredictable mayor of a small town whose woodsy, peaceful setting belies its residents' roller-coaster lives. Her character is older but not always wiser, including in love. That goes against Hollywood's ...

Marilyn Monroe fascination comes to Netflix with ‘Blonde’

Marilyn Monroe has been dead for 60 years, but there is still a kind of madness around her that remains. Just look at the frenzied discourse around "Blonde," an adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates' fictional portrait of the Hollywood star that has yet to be seen by the general public. There was ...

Apple Music becomes new sponsor of Super Bowl halftime show

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Music will be the new sponsor of the Super Bowl halftime show, the NFL announced early Friday morning. The multi-year sponsorship will begin with this season's Super Bowl on Feb. 12 in Glendale, Arizona. Apple Music replaces Pepsi, which sponsored the show for the ...