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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' opens with galactic $450 million box office

LOS ANGELES "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" burst into theaters with a staggering $450 million in global ticket sales in its opening weekend, confirming that the celebrated space adventure franchise remained a powerful force at the box office.

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Chef Batali fired from 'The Chew' after sex harassment accusations

NEW YORK ABC Television Network said on Friday that it fired celebrity chef Mario Batali from its daytime cooking show, "The Chew," after he was accused of sexual misconduct.

Television, People Dec 15 2017

'The Last Jedi' cruises toward $200 million domestic debut

LOS ANGELES "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," the new film in the beloved space saga, opened with massive ticket sales that put it on track to ring up around $200 million at domestic theaters over the weekend, distributor Walt Disney Co said on Friday.

Film Dec 15 2017

'The Post' is about the state of America, star Hanks says

WASHINGTON Steven Spielberg's new movie "The Post" isn't just a 1971 tale of press freedom or the place of women in the workplace.

Film Dec 15 2017

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry on May 19

LONDON Britain's Prince Harry and his American fiancée, Meghan Markle, will marry on Saturday May 19, his office Kensington Palace said on Friday. | Video

World, People Dec 15 2017

Three more women accuse Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct: Variety report

LOS ANGELES Three more women have accused Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, Hollywood trade publication Variety reported on Thursday, bringing to six the number of people accusing him of impropriety decades ago.

Film, People Dec 15 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