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Cumberbatch, Fry, others urge UK to pardon gay men

LONDON (AP) -- Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch has joined others in calling for the British government to pardon gay and bisexual men convicted in the past under the defunct "gross indecency" law....

Sports, entertainment stars converge for ESPN party

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Stars from the sports and entertainment world mingled Friday night at ESPN's lavish pre-Super Bowl party, which featured an energetic performance from pop newcomer Charli XCX....

Imagine Dragons' bassist: Don't make Seahawks the hero

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Imagine Dragons bassist Ben McKee has a simple reason he wants the New England Patriots to win the Super Bowl - he doesn't want to see the Seattle Seahawks made into heroes....

Japan self-censors images, words linked to hostage crisis

TOKYO (AP) -- Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood - or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syria - have been omitted. Some anime and other entertainment programs are altering, canceling or postponing episodes violating those sensitivities - typical of the kind of self-restraint shown here to avoid controversy....

Snoop Dogg keeping focus on youth football before Super Bowl

PHOENIX (AP) -- Super Bowl weekend isn't just about the championship game for Snoop Dogg - it's also a reminder that the next generation of NFL greats need to develop....

Sundance closing-night film, 'Grandma' showcases Lily Tomlin

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- Writer-director Paul Weitz knew what he was after when he was writing "Grandma," the official closing-night selection at the Sundance Film Festival....

Sundance closing-night film, 'Grandma' showcases Lily Tomlin

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- Writer-director Paul Weitz knew what he was after when he was writing "Grandma," the official closing-night selection at the Sundance Film Festival....

Sundance closing-night film, 'Grandma' showcases Lily Tomlin

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- Writer-director Paul Weitz knew what he was after when he was writing "Grandma," the official closing-night selection at the Sundance Film Festival....

Australian paper mocked for obit of 'The Thorn Birds' author

SYDNEY (AP) -- Australia's main national newspaper was facing sharp criticism over its obituary of the nation's most famous author, whom it described as plain and overweight....

Australian paper mocked for obit of 'The Thorn Birds' author

SYDNEY (AP) -- Australia's largest newspaper is facing sharp criticism over its obituary of the nation's most famous author, whom it described as plain and overweight....

Australian paper mocked for obit of 'The Thorn Birds' author

SYDNEY (AP) -- Australia's largest newspaper is facing sharp criticism over its obituary of the nation's most famous author, whom it described as plain and overweight....

Australian paper mocked for obit of 'The Thorn Birds' author

SYDNEY (AP) -- Australia's largest newspaper is facing sharp criticism over its obituary of the nation's most famous author, whom it described as plain and overweight....

Hilary Duff, George Lopez help in search for stolen dog

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- A Beverly Hills shop owner who got celebrity help in hunting for her stolen dog has been reunited with the pooch....

Kravitz among Super Bowl performers rooting for Seahawks

PHOENIX (AP) -- Add Lenny Kravitz to the list of Super Bowl performers who are rooting for a Seattle Seahawks victory on Sunday....

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