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Mark Hamill said he was 'suspicious' of J.J. Abrams

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Mark Hamill knew he had to say yes when George Lucas told him about the plans to move forward with a new "Star Wars" trilogy....

Email: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor

BOSTON (AP) -- Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program....

'Star Wars' design team teases 'Force Awakens' themes

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is about a generational transfer in more ways than one. Set 30 years after the events in "Return of the Jedi" and coming to theaters just over 30 years after the film first debuted, that idea remained top of mind for the film's brand new production design team, fans learned at Star Wars Celebration on Saturday....

Facsimile of first Elvis recording re-released by Jack White

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- After anonymously buying Elvis' first-ever recording at a January auction, Jack White is offering a limited-run vinyl re-release of "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin" at his Third Man Records in Nashville....

Earth Day aims to reach millions with 'Angry Birds' game

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The hugely popular game "Angry Birds" is showing Earth Day some love this year....

Singer Sam Hunt rising in both country and pop worlds

NEW YORK (AP) -- Rising country star Sam Hunt may be finding success on the pop charts, but don't fret - he won't pull a Taylor Swift....

Bahamas R&B singer Johnny Kemp of 'Just Got Paid' fame dies

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Bahamian R&B singer Johnny Kemp, who is best known for the hit song "Just Got Paid," has died in Jamaica. He was 55....

5 things from former Bush press secretary Perino's book

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dana Perino, President George W. Bush's spokeswoman at the end of his presidency, is out with a book that is part memoir, part career advice. Perino is the only Republican woman ever to serve as White House press secretary and is now a co-cost of "The Five" on Fox News Channel....

Gwen Stefani, Usher perform for thousands at Earth Day rally

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A daylong Earth Day concert had R&B star Usher dancing on crutches Saturday on the National Mall to rally thousands for political action to confront climate change and poverty....

Robin Williams the posthumous star of `3 Still Standing'

TORONTO (AP) -- Before the late Robin Williams enthralled television audiences on "Mork and Mindy," he already was a star on the 1970s stand-up comedy circuit - and by the `80s was a leading light for a new stand-up generation....