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Asian American girls saw pivotal icon in 'Baby-Sitters Club'

Asian American girls saw pivotal icon in 'Baby-Sitters Club'

Author Ann M. Martin had no master plan when she decided to make one of the core members of “The Baby-Sitters Club” a Japanese American girl named Claudia. Claudia Kishi happened to be everything the “model minority” stereotype wasn't.
MSNBC appoints Joy Reid as Chris Matthews' replacement

MSNBC appoints Joy Reid as Chris Matthews' replacement

NEW YORK — MSNBC says Joy Reid will move into the early evening time slot vacated in March by former “Hardball” host Chris Matthew's retirement in March. Reid, who has been a weekend anchor at the cable news network and lately has subbed in the 7 p.
Review: ‘Palm Springs’ serves a time-loop, rom-com cocktail

Review: ‘Palm Springs’ serves a time-loop, rom-com cocktail

Well, it’s Groundhog Day at the movies...again.
Review: In 'The Old Guard,' the comic movie gets an overhaul

Review: In 'The Old Guard,' the comic movie gets an overhaul

For all the painful absences of this summer, it has been a season blessedly bereft of superheroes. No, they’re not all bad. And there is much of the normal rhythms of the movies’ main-event months to be nostalgic for.

Tyler Perry to pay funeral expenses for girl shot in Atlanta

ATLANTA — Tyler Perry has offered to pay the funeral expenses for an 8-year-old girl who was fatally shot in Atlanta over the weekend, a representative for the actor and filmmaker confirmed Wednesday.
In UK court, Depp accuses Amber Heard of 'hoax' abuse claims

In UK court, Depp accuses Amber Heard of 'hoax' abuse claims

LONDON — Johnny Depp denied an allegation by ex-wife Amber Heard that he is a “Dr. Jekyll and Mr.
Kanye West breaks with Trump, claims 2020 run is not a stunt

Kanye West breaks with Trump, claims 2020 run is not a stunt

NEW YORK — Kanye West says he is no longer a Trump supporter.
With a satirical fictional memoir, Jim Carrey gets real

With a satirical fictional memoir, Jim Carrey gets real

NEW YORK — When Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon handed in the book they had toiled on for eight years -- a satirical “anti-memoir” about Carrey’s life but with increasingly extreme flights of absurdity -- to Sonny Mehta, the late Knopf publisher said he w
Network: Shepard Smith joins CNBC for weeknight news program

Network: Shepard Smith joins CNBC for weeknight news program

NEW YORK — Shepard Smith, who abruptly quit Fox News Channel last October amid the ascendancy of opinionated programming, will bring a nightly newscast to CNBC this fall.
Oprah, Lionsgate to help adapt The 1619 Project for film, TV

Oprah, Lionsgate to help adapt The 1619 Project for film, TV

Oprah Winfrey and Lionsgate are partnering with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones to adapt the The New York Times’ recent project examining the legacy of slavery for film and television.