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Marvel brings hammerless Thor, new king Black Panther for Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO Thor has lost his invincible hammer and Black Panther shoulders the responsibility of being a new king, in exclusive scenes shown from Disney's Marvel studios' upcoming superhero movies at San Diego's Comic-Con.

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Exhibit in New York celebrates life of Muppets creator Jim Henson

NEW YORK A new exhibit featuring the work of Muppets creator Jim Henson will go on permanent display in New York City on Saturday to celebrate the career of the American puppeteer who brought to life such characters as Miss Piggy and Big Bird. | Video

Television, Arts Jul 21 2017

'Confederate' writers defend modern U.S. slavery show as scary but real

LOS ANGELES The creators of the new television drama "Confederate," set in an imaginary world where slavery still exists in the United States, defended their vision after the concept provoked outrage on social media this week.

Television Jul 21 2017

Linkin Park U.S. tour canceled after suicide of Chester Bennington

LOS ANGELES Rock band Linkin Park on Friday canceled its North American tour after the suicide of frontman Chester Bennington | Video

Music, People Jul 21 2017

'Not appropriate' for Justin Bieber to tour China because of 'bad behavior'

BEIJING It is not appropriate for Canadian pop star Justin Bieber to visit China because of his bad behavior and he needed to improve his conduct to become a singer "truly loved" by the public, a Chinese state office has said. | Video

People, Music, China Jul 21 2017

Television amps up, movies simmer down at Comic-Con

LOS ANGELES From the dragons of Westeros and the "Walking Dead" zombies to the deadly humanoid robots of "Westworld," the golden age of television is dominating the limelight at San Diego's annual Comic-Con. | Video

Film, Television, U.S. Jul 21 2017
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British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video