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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. Cummings died from complications of longtime health challenges, his office said in a statement on Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
December 16, 2019 - 12:47 pm
A sharecropper's son who rose through the seats of power to become one of the nation's most influential voices. A Republican who went on to lead the U.S. Supreme Court's liberal wing. A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. This year saw the deaths of people who...
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This image released by Netflix shows Kaitlyn in a scene from the true crime series "Unbelievable." On Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, was nominated for a Golden Globe for best actress in a limited series or TV movie for her role. (Beth Dubber/Netflix via AP)
December 09, 2019 - 3:08 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reactions from some of the nominees for the 77th annual Golden Globes: ___ “Hell no! I like to stay sane. The news is going to be there when I wake up.” — said Billy Porter when asked in an interview if he woke up at 5 a.m. to hear the nominations from his hotel in Beverly Hills...
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Golden Globe Ambassadors Paris Brosnan, right, and Dylan Brosnan, from left, pose with presenters Dakota Fanning, Tim Allen and Susan Kelechi Watson on stage following the nominations for the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 77th annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
December 09, 2019 - 10:05 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nominations for the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards: Best motion picture, drama: “The Irishman”; “Marriage Story”; “1917”; “Joker”; “The Two Popes.” Best motion picture, musical or comedy: “Dolemite Is My Name”; “Jojo Rabbit”; “Knives Out”; “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood”; “...
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This image released by Amazon Studios shows Rachel Brosnahan in a scene from “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel." Season three premieres on Friday on Amazon Prime. (Amazon Studios via AP)
December 06, 2019 - 10:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The creator of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" likes to send cryptic texts to her actors while the show is on hiatus. They’re often clues about what everyone can expect they’ll be doing. Before Season 2, Amy Sherman-Palladino asked Rachel Brosnahan, “Can you ride a bike and play...
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This Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, photo provided by Wake Coulter shows a Thanksgiving meal being served on a New York City subway L Train. Stand-up comedian Jodell “Joe Show” Lewis tells the New York Post he organized the Thanksgiving dinner to “bring a little excitement to commuters” and feed any New Yorkers who might be hungry. (Wake Coulter via AP)
November 26, 2019 - 1:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Thanksgiving came early for a group of New York City commuters who enjoyed a holiday feast on a subway train. Video footage shows riders standing behind a white-clothed table covered with plates of turkey, mashed potatoes and cornbread in the middle of a Brooklyn-bound L train on...
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Honoree Norman Lear, right, is congratulated by presenters Jimmy Kimmel, left, and Anthony Anderson onstage at "The Paley Honors: A Special Tribute to Television's Comedy Legends" at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
November 22, 2019 - 5:52 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “There’s nothing I believe more than this, that laughter adds time to one’s life,” Norman Lear told an audience gathered to honor him and other four other television comedy greats. “I believe that as much as I believe my mother loved me,” the writer-producer added. “She...
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This combination photo shows actress Holly Hunter at the 29th annual Producers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 20, 2018, left, and actor Ted Danson at the NBC 2019/2020 Upfront in New York on May 13, 2019. NBC announced that Hunter and Danson will star in a comedy set in the world of local politics. (AP Photo)
November 20, 2019 - 1:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Holly Hunter will star opposite Ted Danson in an upcoming NBC comedy set in the world of local politics. The network said Wednesday that Hunter will play a liberal Los Angeles city councilwoman in the series from writer-producers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. Hunter’s character is...
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October 06, 2019 - 7:07 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rip Taylor, the mustached comedian with a fondness for confetti-throwing who became a television game show mainstay in the 1970s, has died. He was 84. Publicist Harlan Boll said Taylor died Sunday in Beverly Hills. An army veteran who served in the Korean War, Taylor's showbiz...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2004, file photo Jerry Seinfeld, left, Julia Louis Dreyfus and Michael Richards arrive to celebrate the release of the first three seasons of Seinfeld on DVD in New York. Netflix says it will start streaming all 180 episodes of the “Seinfeld” in 2021, gaining a hugely popular addition to its library as the battle for viewers heats up. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano, File)
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September 16, 2019 - 5:05 pm
LOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) — Move aside, "Friends" and "The Office." Netflix now has a new gem — a show about nothing. The company announced Monday it would start streaming all 180 episodes of "Seinfeld" in 2021, gaining a hugely popular addition to its library as the battle for viewers heats up...
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Actor Joaquin Phoenix, left, greets director Todd Phillips at the photo call for the film 'Joker' at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
August 31, 2019 - 11:28 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Joaquin Phoenix is having a hard time defining the Joker, but then again, he doesn't really want to. The actor spent eight months exploring how a struggling stand-up comedian named Arthur Fleck becomes Batman's antagonist, the villain with a chilling laugh and a love of chaos...
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