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FILE - In this Friday, March 29, 2019 file photo, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Ukrainian actor and candidate in the upcoming presidential election, hosts a comedy show at a concert hall in Brovary, Ukraine. Ukraine’s presidential runoff on Sunday, April 21, is a battle between a billionaire tycoon who rode anti-Russian protests to the nation’s top office five years ago, and a comedian who plays a president in a TV sitcom. The actor has used humor and social media to take pole position. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, file)
April 18, 2019 - 10:52 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's presidential runoff Sunday is a battle between a billionaire tycoon who rode anti-Russian protests to the nation's top office five years ago and a comedian who plays a president in a TV sitcom. Improbably, the actor appears poised to win. Comic actor Volodymyr...
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Election officials start counting ballots at a polling station during the presidential election in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Ukrainians choose from among 39 candidates for a president they hope can guide the country of more than 42 million out of troubles including endemic corruption, a seemingly intractable conflict with Russia-backed separatists in the country's east and a struggling economy. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
March 31, 2019 - 9:56 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on Ukraine's presidential election (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Ukraine's central elections commission says nearly 64 percent of the country's registered voters took part in the presidential election. Only fragmentary results from the election had been reported...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2018 file photo, Lilly Singh arrives at WE Day California at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. NBC is shaking up late-night TV, giving Carson Daly’s slot to a woman of color who’s a star on YouTube. The network said Thursday, March 14, 2019, that a new show, titled “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” will air at 1:35 a.m. EDT beginning in September. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
March 14, 2019 - 9:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC is shaking up late-night TV, giving Carson Daly's slot to a woman of color who's a star on YouTube. The network said Thursday that a new show, titled "A Little Late with Lilly Singh," will air at 1:35 a.m. EDT beginning in September. Singh will be the only woman to host a...
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William "Rick" Singer founder of the Edge College & Career Network, departs federal court in Boston on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, after he pleaded guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 12, 2019 - 11:29 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Fifty people, including Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were charged Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed college coaches and other insiders to get their children into some of the nation's most selective schools. Federal authorities called...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2019 file photo, actress Lori Loughlin, center, poses with daughters Olivia Jade Giannulli, left, and Isabella Rose Giannulli at the 2019 "An Unforgettable Evening" in Beverly Hills, Calif. Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were charged along with nearly 50 other people Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents bribed college coaches and other insiders to get their children into some of the most elite schools in the country, federal prosecutors said. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
March 12, 2019 - 9:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As an Emmy winner and Oscar nominee, Felicity Huffman has been known as one of Hollywood's more versatile actresses, as well as one-half of one of its more famous acting couples with husband William H. Macy. While Lori Loughlin's resume might not be as accomplished, her face may...
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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, file photo, Frankie Shaw arrives at a premiere in Los Angeles. In an announcement Friday, March 8, 2019, Showtime said the comedy series "SMILF" has been canceled. The announcement comes after a Hollywood Reporter story in December that detailed allegations of abusive on-set behavior and violation of industry rules by the show’s creator and star Shaw. Shaw denied the allegations, saying she sought a safe and healthy set environment. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
March 09, 2019 - 6:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Showtime has canceled the comedy series "SMILF" after two seasons, and ABC studios, which produces the show, has suspended a development deal with its creator, star and executive producer Frankie Shaw. The dual announcements Friday came after a December story in The Hollywood...
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This image provided by one of his sons via Sarah Mack Photo shows actor Nathaniel Taylor, who played the role of Rollo Dawson in the hit 1970s sitcom "Sanford and Son." Taylor died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles, at the age of 80. (Sarah Mack Photo via AP)
March 02, 2019 - 10:44 pm
Nathaniel Taylor, the actor best known as Rollo Lawson, the street-smart best friend of the son on the 1970s sitcom "Sanford and Son," has died. Taylor died Wednesday at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles after a heart attack, his son Kaedi Taylor told The Associated Press...
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FILE - In this May 26, 2006, file photo, Katherine Helmond arrives for the premiere of the Disney/Pixar animated film "Cars" at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Helmond, best known as the grandmother who was hot for housekeeper Tony Danza on “Who’s The Boss,” died last Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, of complications from Alzheimer’s disease at her home in Los Angeles, her talent agency APA announced Friday, March 1, 2019. She was 89. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
March 01, 2019 - 5:35 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Katherine Helmond, an Emmy-nominated actress who had notable roles on the sitcoms "Who's the Boss?" and "Soap," has died. She was 89. Helmond's talent agency APA announced Friday that she died last Saturday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at her home in Los...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2017, file photo, then-FBI acting director Andrew McCabe listens during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington. A “60 Minutes” interview with fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe helped make the CBS news magazine one of TV’s top-rated programs. According to Nielsen figures released Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, “60 Minutes” drew 9.7 million viewers and was the third most-watched show last week. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 20, 2019 - 6:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe's headline-making interview on CBS' news magazine proved a TV audience grabber as well. The program ranked as the third most-watched last week with 9.7 million people tuning in, according to Nielsen figures released Wednesday. Viewership...
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February 11, 2019 - 11:08 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Halle Berry and Lena Waithe say they've updated the 1992 movie "Boomerang" for a new generation. Berry said the original story that focused on black characters' lives and work was innovative for its time. But Berry said the issues that millennials face today are different...
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