LOS ANGELES - The director of the forthcoming "X-Men" film on Thursday called claims that he sexually abused a teen more than a decade ago a "sick, twisted shakedown," and said he was dropping out of promotional events for the movie ahead of its release.
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LOS ANGELES - Sam Claflin has fought pirates, fallen in love with Snow White and participated in a "Hunger Games" battle-to-the-death, but in his latest film, the British actor takes on the frightening consequences of the supernatural.
LOS ANGELES - The soundtrack for Disney's hit film "Frozen" notched its 11th nonconsecutive week at the top spot of the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, earning its best sales week and becoming the animated-film soundtrack with the longest run at the top of the charts.
LOS ANGELES - The California Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to hear an appeal by Michael Jackson's personal physician, Conrad Murray, who was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the pop star's death.
LONDON - Malian ngoni player Bassekou Kouyate, whose album "Jama Ko" urged his countrymen to stand together just as Mali erupted in conflict, has won the Best Artist accolade in the annual awards for world music magazine Songlines.
NEW YORK - Author Mary Higgins Clark's novel "I've Got You Under My Skin," held on to the top spot on the U.S. best-sellers list on Thursday for the second consecutive week.