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Comedian Bill Murray awarded Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize

WASHINGTON Comedian Bill Murray was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at a star-studded Kennedy Center ceremony on Sunday, with friends and fellow actors praising him for the joy he has brought to audiences worldwide.

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Donald Glover to play young Lando in 'Star Wars' Han Solo film

LOS ANGELES Actor and singer Donald Glover will be playing Lando Calrissian in the young Han Solo spin-off film from the "Star Wars" universe, Walt Disney Co and Lucasfilm said on Friday.

Film Oct 21 2016

U.N. appoints Wonder Woman as honorary ambassador amid outcry

UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations named comic-book superhero Wonder Woman as an honorary ambassador to fight for gender equality on Friday, amid criticism that the scantily clad fictional character was an inappropriate choice. | Video

Oct 21 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg to make opera debut

WASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will make her opera debut next month in Donizetti's "Daughter of the Regiment" at Washington's Kennedy Center, the opera company said on Friday.

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Cumberbatch joins Marvel universe in 'Doctor Strange'

LOS ANGELES British heartthrob Benedict Cumberbatch loved his close encounter with special effects when he swapped his Sherlock Holmes deerstalker for a superhero cape in his latest movie outing, "Doctor Strange". | Video

Film Oct 21 2016

Tale of movie 'Loving' still resonates, say its leading actors

LOS ANGELES The tale depicted in "Loving", a movie based on the true story of an interracial couple sentenced to prison for getting married in 1950s America, still resonates today, members of the cast said at its U.S. premiere on Thursday.

Film Oct 21 2016

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