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Oscar and Emmy-Winning Actor Cloris Leachman Dies at 94

By Lynn Elber | Wednesday Jan 27, 2021
Cloris Leachman, an Oscar-winner for her portrayal of a lonely housewife in "The Last Picture Show" and a comedic delight as the fearsome Frau Bl├╝cher in "Young Frankenstein" and self-absorbed neighbor Phyllis on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," has died.

Julien Fournie Brings Cinematic Marvel to Paris Fashion Week

Wednesday Jan 27, 2021
With shows taking place behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic, designers such as Julien Fournie are becoming versatile: getting their designs out to the public by making a film of their collection and streaming it online.

Virus May Kill More Than 90K in the Next Month, White House Projects

By Zeke Miller, Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Wednesday Jan 27, 2021
The Biden administration launched its new level-with-America health briefings Wednesday with a projection that as many as 90,000 more in the U.S. will die from the coronavirus in the next four weeks.

In Battle Over GameStop Shares, Two Big Players Flinch

By Michelle Chapman and Stan Choe | Wednesday Jan 27, 2021
A David and Goliath saga is unfolding in financial markets over the stock price of struggling retail chain GameStop. On Wednesday, Goliath walked away from the battle. Two Goliaths, actually.

Biden Pick for Transportation, Buttigieg, Advances in Senate

By Hope Yen | Wednesday Jan 27, 2021
A Senate panel easily advanced President Joe Biden's nomination of Pete Buttigieg to be transportation secretary, setting up a final confirmation vote for a key role in Biden's push to rebuild the nation's infrastructure and confront climate change.

Cannes Film Festival, Canceled in 2020, is Postponed to July

Wednesday Jan 27, 2021
The Cannes Film Festival, canceled altogether last year by the pandemic, is postponing this year's edition from May to July in hopes of having an in-person festival.

Let Down Your Hair: New Army Rules for Ponytails, Nail Color

By Lolita C. Baldor | Wednesday Jan 27, 2021
Female soldiers can let their hair down, and flash a little nail color under new rules being approved by the Army. But male soldiers will still have to shave.

Dwayne Johnson is a Contender in NBC Sitcom 'Young Rock'

By Lynn Elber | Wednesday Jan 27, 2021
Dwayne Johnson's new NBC comedy "Young Rock" has him campaigning for president in 2032, but the actor and producer sidestepped the possibility of a real-life run someday.

With Many Hungry for Content, Sundance Market Heats Up

By Lindsey Bahr | Wednesday Jan 27, 2021
The 2021 Sundance Film Festival kicks off Thursday and it's shaping up to be a robust market for companies looking for content.

Disney Updates Jungle Cruise After Insensitivity Criticism

Wednesday Jan 27, 2021
Jungle Cruise, one of the original Disney parks' rides, is getting a 21st century remodel in yet the latest update to a legacy theme park ride that has been criticized in years past for being racially insensitive.

Biden to Reopen 'Obamacare' Markets for COVID-19 Relief

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Wednesday Jan 27, 2021
Fulfilling a campaign promise, President Joe Biden plans to reopen the HealthCare.gov insurance markets for a special sign-up opportunity geared to people needing coverage in the coronavirus pandemic.

South Dakota Lawmakers Revive Bill Decried by LGBTQ Groups

By Stephen Groves | Tuesday Jan 26, 2021
South Dakota Republican lawmakers on Tuesday revived a proposed law that would ban people from changing the sex designation on their birth certificates, even after a House committee rejected the bill.

Mossimo Giannulli Loses Bid to Finish Prison Term at Home

By Alanna Durkin Richer | Tuesday Jan 26, 2021
Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli's request to serve the remaining three months of his prison term in the college admissions bribery scheme at home was denied Tuesday by a federal judge.

'Never Rarely' Tops Spirit Awards, 'Da 5 Bloods' Leads NBRs

By Jake Coyle | Tuesday Jan 26, 2021
The teen abortion drama "Never Rarely Sometimes Always" landed a leading seven nominations, Chadwick Boseman was posthumously nominated and women dominated the best director category in the Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations announced Tuesday.

Jane Fonda to Receive Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award

By Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Tuesday Jan 26, 2021
Jane Fonda cemented herself into Hollywood allure as a chameleonlike actor and social activist, and now the Golden Globes will honor her illustrious career with its highest honor.

Twitter Permanently Bans My Pillow CEO

By Zen Soo | Tuesday Jan 26, 2021
Twitter has permanently banned My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell's account after he continued to perpetuate the baseless claim that Donald Trump won the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

Norway Fines Grindr $11.7 Million Over Privacy Breach

Tuesday Jan 26, 2021
Norway is fining gay dating app Grindr $11.7 million for failing to get consent from users before sharing their personal information with advertising companies, in breach of stringent European Union privacy rules.

Thomas Keeps Citi Sponsorship with Money Donated to LGBTQ

By Doug Ferguson | Tuesday Jan 26, 2021
Investment bank Citi decided Monday to keep its sponsorship of Justin Thomas, condemning the anti-gay slur he muttered and requiring him to donate a "meaningful portion" of his deal as part of an active role in LGBTQ causes.

'Soul,' 'Ma Rainey's' among AFI's Top 10 Films of the Year

By Lindsey Bahr | Tuesday Jan 26, 2021
The American Film Institute announced its top 10 films of the year, including Pixar's jazz themed "Soul" and two of Chadwick Boseman's final films: the August Wilson adaptation "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" and Spike Lee's Vietnam drama "Da 5 Bloods."

Pets are Back: Biden's 2 Dogs Settle in at White House

By Darlene Superville | Tuesday Jan 26, 2021
The patter of paws is being heard in the White House again following the arrival of President Joe Biden's dogs Champ and Major. The two German shepherds are the first pets to live at the executive mansion since the Obama administration.

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