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Hustler publisher Larry Flynt dies at 78

Hustler publisher Larry Flynt dies at 78

LOS ANGELES — Porn purveyor Larry Flynt, who built Hustler magazine into an adult entertainment empire while championing First Amendment rights, died Wednesday. He was 78.
Film, TV maker Joss Whedon faces 'Buffy' actor abuse claims

Film, TV maker Joss Whedon faces 'Buffy' actor abuse claims

LOS ANGELES — Prominent film and TV creator Joss Whedon, who faced a claim of abusive behaviour on the set of “Justice League,” drew criticism Wednesday from actors who worked with him on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
As music rights sales heat up, Merck Mercuriadis swoops in with big offers

As music rights sales heat up, Merck Mercuriadis swoops in with big offers

TORONTO — Merck Mercuriadis is holding a Canadian treasure in his hands. Deep into a conversation about the future of the music industry, the head of the Hipgnosis Songs Fund steps away from his webcam to pull a vinyl record from his shelf.
In the Thicke of it, Robin finds the light

In the Thicke of it, Robin finds the light

NEW YORK — A tabloid-heavy divorce and monstrous lawsuit about his biggest hit was hard enough, but then life hit Robin Thicke beyond the gossip column. His father, “Growing Pains” actor Alan Thicke, died.
Bruce Springsteen faces drunken driving charge in New Jersey

Bruce Springsteen faces drunken driving charge in New Jersey

HIGHLANDS, N.J. — Bruce Springsteen is facing a drunken driving charge in New Jersey. Springsteen was arrested Nov.
Recently discovered sketch of a young Stompin' Tom Connors generates artistic buzz

Recently discovered sketch of a young Stompin' Tom Connors generates artistic buzz

FREDERICTON — Decked out in his trademark Stetson and plywood-pounding cowboy boots, it's hard to imagine country-folk legend Stompin' Tom Connors as a male model.
Review: Potent history in 'Judas and the Black Messiah'

Review: Potent history in 'Judas and the Black Messiah'

Forces of revolution and oppression collide and entangle in Shaka King's blistering “Judas and the Black Messiah,” a potent and vividly acted drama about the FBI's subversion and assassination of Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton.
Review: Pentatonix evolve their sound with new cool material

Review: Pentatonix evolve their sound with new cool material

Pentatonix, “The Lucky Ones” (RCA Records) There's a new Pentatonix album, which leads to the question, “Didn't we already have Christmas?” And the answer: Yes, this isn't a Christmas set, despite the huge snowball on the album's cover.
Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and The Go-Go's nominated for Rock Hall

Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and The Go-Go's nominated for Rock Hall

NEW YORK — Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Tina Turner and Iron Maiden lead this year’s nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a female-heavy list of 16 acts that includes for the first time The Go-Go’s, Mary J. Blige and Dionne Warwick.
Kate Winslet turns TV sleuth, says she'd flop in real life

Kate Winslet turns TV sleuth, says she'd flop in real life

LOS ANGELES — Kate Winslet is playing a police detective on TV, and that’s where her crime-busting ambition ends. “I’d be a (expletive) lousy detective.
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