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Trumps attend wedding of treasury secretary and actress

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump were among the guests as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO’-shin’s) married a Scottish actress. Mnuchin exchanged vows Saturday night with Louise Linton at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington. Mrs. Trump wore a pink blush dress and the president was in a tux. Vice President Mike Pence also ... Read More »

Writer sues Tupac filmmakers, alleges copyright infringement

Tupac Shakur

NEW YORK (AP) — A magazine writer has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the creators of the new Tupac Shakur biopic, saying that portions of the film are based on his articles about the late rapper. Kevin Powell says in the federal lawsuit filed Friday that “All Eyez On Me” borrows from articles he wrote and interviews he did ... Read More »

John Legend: Singer, songwriter, spelling bee champ

John Legend

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — John Legend’s work has won Grammys, an Oscar and a Tony, but years before achieving global fame, the Legend-to-be took home another prize: spelling bee champ. A 1989 story in The Springfield News-Sun (http://bit.ly/2sQ6VSD ) proclaimed, “Product of home teaching wins bee.” The newspaper noted the future R&B singer’s sharp attire, his steady gaze and crisp ... Read More »

Lauren Hutton to be honored at Maine film festival

Lauren Hutton

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Lauren Hutton is going to be this year’s honoree at the 20th annual Maine International Film Festival. The 73-year-old actress, model and producer will be awarded the Mid-Life Achievement Award next month in Waterville, Maine. Festival programmer Ken Eisen told the Morning Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2u03TZ6) that Hutton was part of what he described as a golden age ... Read More »

Actress Mira Sorvino urges support for trafficking victims

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino urged all nations and the business community on Friday to ramp up financial support for victims of human trafficking, saying the services such funds provide “mean the difference between life and death.” Sorvino, who has been a U.N. goodwill ambassador for the global fight against human trafficking, told a U.N. meeting that ... Read More »

Ron Howard hopes to honor ‘great work’ done on Han Solo film

Ron Howard

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ron Howard says he hopes to honor the great work that’s already been done on the Han Solo film and help to deliver on its promise. The Oscar-winner has only been in the pilot’s seat on the Star Wars spinoff film for a day but is not wasting any time making his passion for the franchise ... Read More »

Watch ole ‘Bandit’ run: Fans ride to Georgia for film’s 40th

Burt Reynolds

ATLANTA (AP) — They had a long way to go and a short time to get there, but hundreds of fans in Trans Ams have put the hammer down and made it to Atlanta to celebrate the 40th anniversary of “Smokey and the Bandit.” About 350 cars this week retraced actor Burt Reynolds’ wild ride from the Texas-Arkansas line to ... Read More »

Ron Howard takes helm of Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ film

Ron Howard

NEW YORK (AP) — Ron Howard is taking command of the Han Solo “Star Wars” spinoff after the surprise departure of directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Lucasfilm announced their replacement director Thursday, two days after Lord and Miller left the project over creative differences. Howard gives the reeling production a veteran hand in the wake of Lord and Miller’s ... Read More »

Diageo to buy Clooney’s tequila brand in $1 billion deal

George Clooney

NEW YORK (AP) — Global liquor behemoth Diageo said Wednesday it will pay up to $1 billion to buy a tequila brand co-founded by movie star George Clooney. Clooney founded the Casamigos brand four years ago with partners Rande Gerber and Mike Meldma. Diageo said it will pay $700 million for Casamigos at first, and then pay another $300 million ... Read More »

NBC says ‘Downton Abbey’ movie production to start in 2018

Michael Edelstein

SINGAPORE (AP) — A “Downton Abbey” movie is in the works, with production likely to begin in 2018, an NBCUniversal executive said Wednesday. Michael Edelstein, president at NBCUniversal International Studios, said it hopes to assemble 20 cast members from the popular TV series. “There’s a movie in the works. It’s been in the works for some time,” Edelstein said in ... Read More »