Children's entertainment

FILE - In this Sunday, June 25, 2017, file photo, Bruno Mars performs "Perm" at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Mars is extending his support of a scholarship to Grammy Camp. The five-time Grammy winner had started a scholarship to pay for the costs of one student from his native Hawaii in 2014, but now kids nationwide are eligible and he will fund the scholarship for five more years. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
September 27, 2017 - 9:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Bruno Mars is expanding his support of a Grammy scholarship for high school students. The five-time Grammy winner had lent financial support for a student from his native Hawaii to attend the Grammy Museum's Grammy Camp since 2014 to honor his late mother. Now a student nationwide...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, file photo, a person displays Netflix on a tablet in North Andover, Mass. The future of TV may well be a mishmash of streaming services that could wind up costing pretty close to a $100 cable bundle, but that are way too difficult to use. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
August 11, 2017 - 10:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The future of TV may well be a mishmash of streaming services that could rival the cost of a $100 cable bundle — but that are way more difficult to use. Disney's plan for two new streaming services (and possibly more) is just the latest sign that everyone is jumping into the...
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In this Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, photo, The Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The Walt Disney Co. reports earnings, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 08, 2017 - 9:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With new streaming services in the works, Disney is trying to set itself up for a future that's largely been framed by Netflix: Providing the stuff you want to watch, when you want to watch it. The Magic Kingdom is launching its own streaming service for its central Disney and Pixar...
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In this Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, photo, The Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The Walt Disney Co. reports earnings, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 08, 2017 - 8:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With new streaming services in the works, Disney is trying to set itself up for a future that's so far largely been framed by Netflix: stuff I want to watch, when I want it. The Magic Kingdom is launching its own streaming service for its central Disney and Pixar brands and another...
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August 01, 2017 - 5:26 am
LONDON (AP) — J.K. Rowling has apologized for tweets alleging that U.S. President Donald Trump refused to shake the hand of a disabled boy. The "Harry Potter" author called Trump "horrible" after seeing footage of the president appearing to ignore the child's outstretched hand during a White House...
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This undated photo from WRC-TV shows longtime news anchor Jim Vance. Vance died Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the age of 75, the NBC station said. Vance told viewers earlier this year that he was undergoing treatment for cancer. (Robin Fader/WRC-TV via AP)
July 22, 2017 - 3:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A beloved longtime news anchor in the nation's capital has died. WRC-TV President and General Manager Jackie Bradford said in a statement that Jim Vance died Saturday morning. He was 75 years old. Vance told viewers earlier this year that he was undergoing treatment for cancer...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2016, file photo, Melissa Rauch, a cast member and co-writer of "The Bronze," poses for a portrait at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. Rauch announced her pregnancy in an essay for Glamour magazine published online on July 11, 2017. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
July 12, 2017 - 7:06 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Big Bang Theory" star Melissa Rauch is expecting her first child with her husband, screenwriter Winston Beigel. Rauch has revealed her pregnancy in an essay for Glamour magazine in which she also opens up about a miscarriage she suffered. She writes that she's "terrified at the...
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June 28, 2017 - 7:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After releasing a best-selling children's book, Kelly Clarkson is back for an encore. HarperCollins Publishers announced Wednesday that the Grammy winner's "River Rose and the Magical Christmas" is coming out Oct. 24. The picture book is illustrated by Lucy Fleming and continues...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2015 file photo, Michael Bond, the creator of Paddington Bear, poses with his Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). Publisher HarperCollins says Michael Bond, creator of globe-trotting teddy Paddington bear, died on Tuesday June 27, 2017, aged 91. (John Stillwell/PA via AP)
June 28, 2017 - 8:51 am
LONDON (AP) — Michael Bond, creator of marmalade-loving children's favorite Paddington bear, has died aged 91, his publisher said Wednesday. HarperCollins said Bond died at his home the previous day after a short illness. Ann-Janine Murtagh, executive publisher of HarperCollins Children's Books,...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 file photo, British author J.K. Rowling poses for photographers at the Southbank Centre in London. Paul McCartney and J.K. Rowling just got promoted, so to speak, in Britain’s hierarchy, Friday, June 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
June 17, 2017 - 10:55 am
LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney and J.K. Rowling just got promoted, so to speak, in Britain's hierarchy. Twenty years after he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, Sir Paul McCartney is being upgraded with a Companion of Honor award for services to music, alongside J.K. Rowling for her services to...
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