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Billy Porter to join New Year's Eve show from Times Square

Billy Porter to join New Year's Eve show from Times Square

Last New Year's Eve, Billy Porter was working in New Orleans. This year he'll still be working — but in New York City. The “Pose” star will join Ryan Seacrest and Lucy Hale on ABC in Times Square on Dec.
SiriusXM, Howard Stern sign five-year contract extension

SiriusXM, Howard Stern sign five-year contract extension

NEW YORK — Howard Stern has reached a five-year deal with SiriusXM to continue making his show for the satellite radio company through the end of 2025. Terms were not disclosed.
Gary Oldman on finding the frequency of 'Mank'

Gary Oldman on finding the frequency of 'Mank'

NEW YORK — The first time Gary Oldman and David Fincher met was in London 1990, when Fincher was looking to cast him in “Alien 3.” “And he had the sense to say no,” Fincher recalls.
Tone deaf? Prince William's tour criticized amid pandemic

Tone deaf? Prince William's tour criticized amid pandemic

LONDON — A national train tour by Prince William and his wife Kate has received a frosty welcome from leaders in Wales and Scotland, with one Welsh official saying he would rather “no one was having unnecessary visits” during the coronavirus pandemic
From the Bard to broadcaster: Stratford Festival builds new identity with streamer

From the Bard to broadcaster: Stratford Festival builds new identity with streamer

TORONTO — Stratford, Ont., stage star Alexis Gordon was working her last shift cutting and wrapping cheese at a local dairy — a job she took on amid COVID-19 theatre shutdowns — when a chance encounter got her an acting gig on the spot.
'B.A.P.S.' star Natalie Desselle Reid dies at 53

'B.A.P.S.' star Natalie Desselle Reid dies at 53

LOS ANGELES — Natalie Desselle Reid, who starred alongside Halle Berry in the 1997 film “B.A.P.S.” and on the sitcom “Eve,” has died. She was 53.
Christopher Nolan calls Warner's streaming plan ‘a mess’

Christopher Nolan calls Warner's streaming plan ‘a mess’

Christopher Nolan, one of Warner Bros.’ most important filmmakers, has come out strongly against the company’s decision to debut its films on HBO Max and in theatres in 2021.
Indian couple help traditional artisans get back to business

Indian couple help traditional artisans get back to business

NEW DELHI — “Sanjhi,” the ancient Indian art of paper-cutting using nature-inspired motifs, is how Ram Soni puts food on the table. It's also a carefully preserved skill passed down through generations in his family.
Clooney honoured by MoMA as actor, director and humanitarian

Clooney honoured by MoMA as actor, director and humanitarian

George Clooney’s co-stars, friends and collaborators gathered virtually to share anecdotes and praise his contributions as actor, director, humanitarian and colleague -- not to mention Sexiest Man Alive twice over.
New this week: Jingle Ball 2020 & 2 doses of Meryl Streep

New this week: Jingle Ball 2020 & 2 doses of Meryl Streep

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.