Salif Keita, center, takes a photo during a concert in Bamako, Mali, early Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. Mali Singer and albino activist Salif Keita has dedicated a benefit concert to a 5-year-old albino girl who was kidnapped, tortured and killed in Mali in May

African singer makes persecution of fellow albinos visible

Singer-songwriter and albino activist Salif Keita assembled an international forum on protecting albino people in Africa and dedicated a benefit concert to a 5-year-old albino girl who was kidnapped, tortured and killed in Mali in May.

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Taiwanese director Ang Lee poses on the red carpet at the 55th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. Lee is the guest at this year's Golden Horse Awards, one of the Chinese-language film industry's biggest annual events. (AP Phot

'An Elephant Sitting Still' wins top prize at Golden Horse

"An Elephant Sitting Still" won the top prize Saturday night at the Golden Horse Awards, the Chinese-language version of the Oscars.

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Aretha Franklin performs at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia.

Aretha Franklin's 'Amazing Grace' film finally in theaters

Three years ago, Alan Elliott was at the Telluride Film Festival, prepared to unveil the holy grail of musical works: A documentary on the making of Aretha Franklin's "Amazing Grace," which had been lost to the archives until Elliott spent decades restoring it so it could finally be seen.

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Country music star Roy Clark performs after being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn.

Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died

Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century and was known for such hits as "Yesterday When I was Young" and "Honeymoon Feeling," has died. He was 85.

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FILE - This Nov. 8, 2017 file photo shows hosts Brad Paisley, left, and Carrie Underwood during the opening of the 51st annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Underwood will be working triple-duty at the 2018 Country Music Association Awards as co-host, pe

CMA Awards to feature Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton

Carrie Underwood will be working triple-duty at the 2018 Country Music Association Awards as co-host, performer and nominee.

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Harvey Weinstein enters State Supreme Court in New York.

Actress Paz de la Huerta sues Harvey Weinstein, alleges rape

Actress Paz de la Huerta filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of raping her in 2010 and then embarking on a campaign of harassment that harmed her career.

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FILE - In this  June 22, 2004, file photo, Spiderman creator and

Comic book genius Stan Lee, Spider-Man creator, dies at 95

Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday. He was 95.

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Bruno Mars presents the Icon award at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Bruno Mars to provide Thanksgiving meals for 24K in Hawaii

Bruno Mars will mark the end of his massive "24K Magic World Tour" by providing meals to 24,000 Hawaii residents in need for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Kyadondo MP Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, gestures during a visit to Nairobi, Kenya.

Ugandan pop star-politician performs 1st show since jailing

Ugandan pop star and opposition politician Bobi Wine performed his first concert since he was charged with treason and jailed, a show of defiance Saturday punctuated by anti-government slogans and barbs aimed at the long-time president he is challenging.

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Britain's Prince Charles, centre, speaks to fashion designers during a visit to the British Council Arts Festival in Lagos, Nigeria, Wednesday Nov. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/ Sunday Alamba)

Prince Charles says he'll keep views to himself when king

Britain's Prince Charles has pledged not to interfere in the affairs of state when he becomes king, seeking to dispel concerns about his past activism on issues ranging from global warming to architectural preservation.

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This Oct. 11, 2018 image taken from video shows reality TV personality Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio during an interview in New York. For the last decade, Devenanzio has been one of the most consistent reality stars on MTV, if not all of reality television.

'The Challenge' star Johnny 'Bananas' morphs into a TV host

During Tuesday's episode of "The Challenge," Johnny "Bananas" Devenanzio managed to escape elimination on the reality show competition. Saving himself from all-but-certain expulsion has become a recurring theme for the show veteran, season after season.

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Elton John, left, and David Furnish attend the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 17th annual

Elton John remembers Aretha Franklin at his annual AIDS gala

Elton John said he stood by the stage and sobbed at his foundation's gala last year as Aretha Franklin made her final public performance.

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This Nov. 2, 2018 photo shows a textile sculpture from artist Hein Koh called

Eat your heart out at the Pizza Museum

There is now a museum for pizza lovers everywhere that's popped-up in arguably America's pizza capital, New York City.

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Harvey Weinstein arrives to court in New York.

Weinstein lawyers try again to get sex assault case tossed

Harvey Weinstein's lawyers asked Monday for a chance to question in court the former lead detective in his sexual assault case and the head of New York City's special victims division, arguing the case has been "irreparably tainted" by police misconduct and should be thrown out.

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This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Gwilym Lee, from left, Rami Malek and Joe Mazzello in a scene from

With $50 million debut, 'Bohemian Rhapsody' is no poor boy

The Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" and 20th Century Fox are — for now, at least — champions of the world.

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In this Sept. 19, 2018 photo, dancer Beth Nicely, left, teaches Pop Tap class, a weekly tap dance routine to pop music, in New York. Every Wednesday night, Broadway dancer Nicely spends her one night off a week from the musical “Chicago” leading a group o

New Yorkers get their dance on with a tap class to pop music

Every Wednesday night, Broadway dancer Beth Nicely spends her one night off from the musical "Chicago" leading a group of enthusiastic New Yorkers in a joyful ritual: Tap dancing.

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FLE - In this Nov. 12, 2017 file photo, French DJ David Guetta poses for photographers at the MTV European Music Awards in London. The 50-year-old performer credits his longevity to his persistent work ethic, adding that he thinks the formula for success

Guetta breaks down his formula for success, talks new album

Grammy-winning DJ-producer and hitmaker David Guetta says success is mostly down to hard work and luck — not talent.

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This image released by The Comisar Collection shows costumes worn by characters Captain Kirk and Spock from the

'Batman,' 'Star Trek' TV collectibles to be auctioned

 A longtime TV memorabilia collector is putting props and costumes from "Batman," ''Star Trek" and other shows up for auction.

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This image released by Netflix shows Robin Wright in a scene from the final season of

President Claire Underwood takes charge in 'House of Cards'

The spirit of Francis Underwood and misdeeds past haunt the sixth season of "House of Cards" and its new U.S. president, the widowed Claire Underwood.

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FILE - In this March 29, 2015, file photo, Brock Lesnar makes his entrance at Wrestlemania XXXI in Santa Clara, Calif. WWE is set to hold its Crown Jewel event Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The lucrative deal with Saudi Arabia has prompte

WWE sticks with Saudi Arabia deal despite backlash from fans

WWE is set to hold its Crown Jewel event Friday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. That's a nondescript way to describe a spectacle — headlined by major stars including The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar — that WWE would usually blitz fans with bombastic hype to promote.

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Movies

Lav Diaz, director of 'Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis' addresses the audience after receiving the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize for a feature film that opens new perspectives.

Migrant island documentary "Fire at Sea" wins at Berlin fest

BERLIN (AP) — "Fire at Sea," a documentary about the Italian island of Lampedusa — many migrants' first destination on risky journeys toward safety and a better life in Europe

TV

Bill Cosby enters the Montgomery County Courthouse for a court appearance in Norristown, Pa.

Cosby loses appeal; case appears headed to evidence hearing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's criminal sexual-assault case appears to be headed toward an evidence hearing after a judge denied his latest effort to throw the charges out.

Music

Ex-ABBA members make rare joint appearance at grand opening

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The four former members of iconic Swedish pop group ABBA have made a rare joint appearance for the opening of a Stockholm restaurant inspired by the "Mamma Mia!" musical.

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