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Couple gets prison time for paying bribes in college scam

BOSTON — A California couple got prison time Tuesday for paying $250,000 to get their daughter into the University of Southern California as a volleyball recruit — the latest sentencing in the college admissions bribery scheme that's roiled the world
Review: A punk drummer's life upended in 'Sound of Metal'

Review: A punk drummer's life upended in 'Sound of Metal'

The film “Sound of Metal” starts with the uncomfortably loud noises of guitar feedback and ends two hours later with absolute silence. The trip through those extremes is a worthy one, if sometimes exasperating.
Kimiko Tobimatsu shares unfamiliar breast cancer story in graphic novel

Kimiko Tobimatsu shares unfamiliar breast cancer story in graphic novel

Kimiko Tobimatsu is a breast cancer survivor, but you won't catch her wearing a pink ribbon anytime soon.
Former CFL commissioner Jeffrey Orridge named new chief executive officer of TVO

Former CFL commissioner Jeffrey Orridge named new chief executive officer of TVO

TORONTO — Former Canadian Football League commissioner Jeffrey Orridge has been named the new head of TVO. Orridge will assume the role of chief executive officer of Ontario's public broadcaster on Nov. 30.
Tarantino has deal for 2 books on films, including 1 his own

Tarantino has deal for 2 books on films, including 1 his own

NEW YORK — Quentin Tarantino's next work of imagination will be in book form. The Oscar-winning director has a two-book deal with Harper, beginning with a novelization of “Once Upon a Time ... In Hollywood” that is scheduled for next summer.

Play 'Thoughts of a Colored Man' to get a Broadway run

NEW YORK — Playwright Keenan Scott II's play “Thoughts of a Colored Man,” a work about the outer and inner lives of Black men, is heading to the bright lights of Broadway.

Author Tracey Davis, daughter of Sammy Davis Jr., dies at 59

NASHVILLE — Tracey Davis, an author and daughter of Rat Pack entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. and actress May Britt, has died. She was 59. Davis' ex-husband Guy Garner told The Associated Press that Davis died in Franklin, Tennessee, on Nov.
David Copperfield halts Vegas show after staffer gets virus

David Copperfield halts Vegas show after staffer gets virus

LAS VEGAS — Illusionist David Copperfield is suspending his Las Vegas stage show after a crew member tested positive for COVID-19.
Weinstein accusers endorse Manhattan DA candidate Lucy Lang

Weinstein accusers endorse Manhattan DA candidate Lucy Lang

NEW YORK — A group of women who say they were victimized by Harvey Weinstein, including one who testified at his trial, have endorsed former prosecutor Lucy Lang to replace the Manhattan district attorney who put the movie mogul behind bars.
McBride, Rankine among nominees for Carnegie literary medals

McBride, Rankine among nominees for Carnegie literary medals

NEW YORK — James McBride's latest novel and nonfiction by poets Claudia Rankine and Natasha Trethewey are among the finalists for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for fiction and nonfiction.