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Morgan Freeman to get Screen Actors lifetime award

LOS ANGELES - Morgan Freeman, the versatile actor known for playing gods, presidents and pimps, will be honored with the 2017 lifetime achievement award by the Screen Actors Guild at its annual ceremony in January.

Pennsylvania judge delays Cosby sex assault retrial till March

NORRISTOWN, Pa. - Comedian Bill Cosby's retrial on charges of sexually assaulting a former Temple University administrator in 2004 at his Philadelphia-area home will be postponed from November to March of next year, a judge said on Tuesday.

George and Amal Clooney give $1 million to combat U.S. hate groups

LOS ANGELES - Actor George Clooney and his humanitarian lawyer wife, Amal Clooney, have donated $1 million to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a U.S. non-profit that monitors extremists and domestic hate groups, in response to protests in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month.

Mark Wahlberg named world's highest-paid actor in 2017

LOS ANGELES - Mark Wahlberg soared to the top of the world's highest paid actors on an annual Forbes magazine list that highlighted a huge disparity between male and female Hollywood stars.

Cosby's retrial for sexual assault postponed to March 2018

NORRISTOWN, Pa. - Comedian Bill Cosby's retrial on sexual assault charges will be moved from November 2017 to March 2018, a Pennsylvania judge said on Tuesday.

Bill Cosby hires Michael Jackson lawyer for sexual assault retrial

- The lawyer who successfully defended Michael Jackson against child molestation charges will represent Bill Cosby when he is retried on sex assault charges later this year, the comedian's spokesman said on Monday.

Comedian Jerry Lewis died of end-stage heart disease: coroner

- Comedian Jerry Lewis died of end-stage heart disease when he passed away at his home at age 91 in Las Vegas on Sunday, Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg said on Monday.

'Logan Lucky' writer mystery: Is she real? Yes, says Adam Driver

LONDON - The mystery over the identity of the screenwriter of "Logan Lucky" deepened on Monday when actor Adam Driver said the woman had been on the set of the heist caper movie.

Dudamel calls Venezuela orchestra tour cancellation heartbreaking

- Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel, a fierce critic of President Nicolas Maduro, said on Monday that the government-backed Venezuela National Youth Orchestra's tour of the United States has been canceled, calling the move heart-breaking.

Kesha thanks fans as 'Rainbow' comeback debuts at top of Billboard

LOS ANGELES - Kesha scored top billing on the Billboard 200 chart with her comeback album "Rainbow," her first studio album in five years amid a bitter legal battle over her record contract.

Jerry Lewis, king of low-brow comedy and charity fundraiser, dies at 91

LOS ANGELES - Jerry Lewis, the high prince of low-brow comedy on stage and in film as well as a fund-raising powerhouse with his annual Labor Day telethon, died on Sunday at the age of 91, his family said.

Box Office: 'Hitman's Bodyguard' Nabs No. 1, 'Logan Lucky' Misfires

LOS ANGELES - Without a superhero movie or new studio sequel in play, this weekend provided an opening for two smaller films to shine. But as the weekend draws to a close, one is beaming brighter than the other.

Comedian Dick Gregory, active in U.S. civil rights movement, dies at age 84

- Comedian Dick Gregory, who took an active role in the civil rights movement in the United States in the 1960s, has died at age 84, his son said on social media on Saturday.

Taylor Swift goes blank on social media, sending fans into frenzy

LOS ANGELES - Taylor Swift, one of the most popular celebrities on social media, wiped all her accounts on Friday, sending fans into a frenzy over whether the pop singer had been hacked, was preparing to launch a new album, or was about to reinvent herself.

Judge rejects bid by Polanski's 1977 rape victim to end case

LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles judge on Friday rejected a request by the woman who was raped by director Roman Polanski 40 years ago to have the criminal case against him dismissed.

British television entertainer Bruce Forsyth dies aged 89: BBC

LONDON - Veteran British television presenter and entertainer Bruce Forsyth, who appeared for decades on a string of Saturday night primetime shows, has died at the age of 89, the BBC reported on Friday.

Abba star asks fans to take a chance on new piano album

- It might take a few moments for fans of Abba star Benny Andersson's to recognize the songs on his new album "Piano".

Lights, camera, corona: Hollywood embraces the eclipse

LOS ANGELES - The sun is getting ready for its closeup. Producers of feature films and TV commercials will set up at key locations to capture what they hope will be unique scenes using the natural spectacle of Monday's total solar eclipse.

Taylor Swift donates to assault victims group after groping win

LOS ANGELES - Pop star Taylor Swift has made good on her pledge to support groups that help sexual assault victims following her victory in a Colorado groping trial this week.

Filmmaker Michael Moore says Trump will 'get us all killed'

NEW YORK - Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore is trading screen time for the stage in a one-man show now on Broadway that is a call to action over the current state of U.S. politics.

Obi-Wan Kenobi may get his own 'Star Wars' movie: reports

LOS ANGELES - Walt Disney Co is developing a "Star Wars" standalone movie based on the beloved character of Obi-Wan Kenobi, the wise and noble Jedi master, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety reported on Thursday.

Georgian film wins top Sarajevo film fest award, Cleese and Stone honored

SARAJEVO - A Georgian film about a woman struggling to reconcile family life and her passion for writing has been chosen as the best movie at the 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival.

British actor John Cleese receives career award at Sarajevo Film Festival

- British actor and comedian John Cleese received the honorary lifetime achievement award at the Sarajevo Film Festival on Wednesday in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Emma Stone ascends to top of Forbes' highest-paid actresses

LOS ANGELES - Fresh off winning her first Oscar, actress Emma Stone ousted Jennifer Lawrence on Wednesday to claim the top spot on Forbes' 2017 list of the world's highest-paid actresses.

Tom Cruise breaks ankle in stunt, halts production on 'Mission' film

LOS ANGELES - Tom Cruise broke his ankle while performing a stunt on the set of the upcoming "Mission: Impossible 6," causing production on the film to go on hiatus while the actor recovers, Paramount Pictures said in a statement on Wednesday.

Director Bigelow hopes Trump watches 'Detroit' and is humanized by it

LONDON - Movie director Kathryn Bigelow said on Wednesday she hoped U.S. President Donald Trump would watch her new film "Detroit," saying it might help to humanize him at a time when racial tension is roiling the nation.

'Whose Streets?' spotlights diverging narratives of Ferguson

LOS ANGELES - While America confronts the aftermath of protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, the story behind an incident that contributed to racial tensions in the United States is the subject of the newly released documentary "Whose Streets?"