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Bon Jovi, Nina Simone among five Rock Hall of Fame inductees

LOS ANGELES "Livin' on a Prayer" rockers Bon Jovi, British bands Dire Straits and the Moody Blues, the late Nina Simone and The Cars will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, organizers said on Wednesday.

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Adorable or deplorable? Porgs stir debate in 'Star Wars' galaxy

LOS ANGELES Furry, wide-eyed and winged critters called Porgs are invading the "Star Wars" galaxy, and Walt Disney Co hopes they will soon be roosting under fans' Christmas trees. | Video

Film Dec 12 2017

Female directors snubbed, Plummer surprises at Golden Globe nominations

LOS ANGELES Women were shut out of the directors race at the 2018 Golden Globe nominations on Monday, while Ridley Scott's scramble to reshoot "All the Money in the World" led to a surprise nod for actor Christopher Plummer, who replaced Kevin Spacey.

Television, Film Dec 11 2017

Chef Batali exits company, TV show after sex harassment accusations

Celebrity chef Mario Batali said on Monday that he has stepped away from his restaurant company and ABC said it asked him to step aside as co-host of a daytime food and talk show after he was accused of sexual harassment in a report by an online food trade publication. | Video

U.S., People Dec 11 2017

Egyptian singer jailed over video inciting debauchery

CAIRO An Egyptian court jailed a little-known singer for two years on Tuesday for inciting debauchery, judicial sources said, after she appeared in a music video in her underwear and suggestively eating a banana.

World, Music, Egypt Dec 12 2017

Major Cineworld investor 'uncomfortable' with debt for Regal deal

LONDON One of the biggest shareholders in Cineworld has expressed concern about the company's $3.6 billion takeover of bigger U.S. rival Regal Entertainment, saying it is uncomfortable with the debt the British business will take on to finance the deal.

Dec 12 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