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Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington dead in apparent suicide: coroner

LOS ANGELES Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park, was found dead on Thursday of apparent suicide a week before the California alt-rock band was due to embark on a U.S. tour. | Video

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Judge will not allow auction of Madonna's personal items

NEW YORK A New York state judge on Thursday said an online auction of Madonna's personal items including worn satin panties, a hair brush with her hair, and a break-up letter from a former boyfriend, late rapper Tupac Shakur, cannot go forward.

Music Jul 20 2017

Two new Harry Potter books to be released in October

The Hogwarts universe is set to expand by an additional two new Harry Potter books, published in conjunction with a British Library event, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the magical series. | Video

Jul 19 2017

Nolan's 'Dunkirk' builds suspense of war without the gore

LOS ANGELES For the filmmaker who re-imagined Batman as "The Dark Knight" and explored deep space in "Interstellar," the story of British troops trapped on a French beach during World War Two may seem like an unlikely draw. | Video

Film Jul 19 2017

Malaysia bans 'Despacito' on state broadcaster for offensive lyrics

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia has banned the catchy summer dance song "Despacito" from state radio and television broadcasts after critics in the Muslim-majority country complained the lyrics were obscene.

Music Jul 20 2017

'Game of Thrones' creators to next tackle civil war in alternative America

LOS ANGELES The creators of HBO's hit medieval fantasy "Game of Thrones" have their next show lined for the premium cable network, but this one has no dragons or an undead army of white walkers.

Television Jul 19 2017

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