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‘Dark Knight,’ ‘Grease’ added to National Film Registry

‘Dark Knight,’ ‘Grease’ added to National Film Registry

LOS ANGELES — This year's inductees into the National Film Registry include a record number of female directors and filmmakers of colour as well as a new crop of movies ranging from a silent short film thriller, classic musicals and an acclaimed Batm
Sanitizing Santa, isolating elves: parents add pandemic themes to Christmas magic

Sanitizing Santa, isolating elves: parents add pandemic themes to Christmas magic

Valeria Melia felt a tug on her heartstrings when her daughter asked if the pandemic would force Santa Claus to cancel his visit to their Toronto home this year.
John le Carre, who probed murky world of spies, dies at 89

John le Carre, who probed murky world of spies, dies at 89

LONDON — John le Carre, the spy-turned-novelist whose elegant and intricate narratives defined the Cold War espionage thriller and brought acclaim to a genre critics had once ignored, has died. He was 89.
Charley Pride, a country music Black superstar, dies at 86

Charley Pride, a country music Black superstar, dies at 86

NEW YORK — Charley Pride, one of country music’s first Black superstar whose rich baritone on such hits as “Kiss an Angel Good Morning” helped sell millions of records and made him the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, has died.

Charley Pride overcame racial barriers as country music star

NASHVILLE — Charley Pride wasn’t country music’s first Black artist, but he reached heights that had not been available to early Black singers and musicians in the genre. And he did it by winning over millions of country music fans.
Prince William thanks pandemic workers at Christmas show

Prince William thanks pandemic workers at Christmas show

LONDON — Britain's Prince William and his family attended a Christmas show in London on Friday night, where he paid tribute to medical staff and other frontline workers for their efforts during the pandemic.
New Orleans stage and screen actor Carol Sutton dies at 76

New Orleans stage and screen actor Carol Sutton dies at 76

NEW YORK — Actor Carol Sutton, a fixture on stages in her native New Orleans who built a steady career on the big and small screens, including roles in the 1989 comedy “Steel Magnolias” and the TV series “Queen Sugar,” has died from complications fro
Diverse TV holiday season includes all-Asian Lifetime movie

Diverse TV holiday season includes all-Asian Lifetime movie

In one scene from the Lifetime TV movie, “A Sugar & Spice Holiday,” a co-worker says to Suzy, an Asian American architect in Los Angeles: “I didn't know if Christmas was a big deal where you're from.” Retorts Suzy: “I'm from Maine.
NBC's Kornacki brings expertise to NFL playoff picture

NBC's Kornacki brings expertise to NFL playoff picture

Whatever free time Steve Kornacki has on Sundays, he is following the New England Patriots and trying to figure out if they have any hope of keeping their post-season streak alive.
FKA twigs sues Shia LaBeouf, alleging abusive relationship

FKA twigs sues Shia LaBeouf, alleging abusive relationship

LOS ANGELES — Singer FKA twigs filed a lawsuit Friday alleging that Shia LaBeouf was physically and emotionally abusive during their relationship from 2018 to 2019, saying her experience was part of a pattern of terrorizing women for the 34-year-old