Arts and entertainment

Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez, right, speaks about safety issues ahead of next week's 128th Rose Parade as he is joined by Pasadena Fire Chief Bertral Washington, left, and Rob Savage, special agent in charge of the U.S. Secret Service Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
December 28, 2016 - 6:28 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Acknowledging they have learned valuable lessons from this year's terrorist attack in Brussels, authorities said Wednesday they are tightening security at the 128th annual Rose Parade with sturdier barricades and more checkpoints to control cars, as well as numerous other...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2006, file photo, John Ramsey hugs his son, Burke, facing camera, at the graves of his wife, Patsy, and daughter JonBenet, during services for his wife at the St. James Episcopal Cemetery in Marietta, Ga. Burke Ramsey is suing CBS and others for $750 million over a series that aired in September 2016 that Ramsey alleges concluded he killed his sister. (AP Photo/Ric Feld, File)
December 28, 2016 - 5:53 pm
DENVER (AP) — The older brother of JonBenet Ramsey is suing CBS and others for $750 million, saying his reputation was ruined after a television series that concluded he killed his 6-year-old sister two decades ago. In the lawsuit filed Wednesday, Burke Ramsey claims that the network, its...
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FILE - This Oct. 14, 2011 file photo shows actress Debbie Reynolds posing for a portrait in New York. The Los Angeles Times and celebrity website TMZ have reported that Reynolds has been rushed to the hospital Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, after suffering a medical emergency in Los Angeles one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher died. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 28, 2016 - 5:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Debbie Reynolds has been taken to the hospital after suffering a medical emergency in Los Angeles one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher died, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday. The Los Angeles Times and celebrity website TMZ, which was first to report the incident,...
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This 1972 photo shows Gordie Tapp. Canada's public TV broadcaster has announced the death of entertainer Tapp, who exercised his comedic chops as a regular on the popular American television variety series "Hee Haw." Canadian Broadcast Corp. says Tapp died Dec. 18, 2016, from complications of pneumonia at age 94. (The Canadian Press via AP)
December 28, 2016 - 4:46 pm
BURLINGTON, Ontario (AP) — Canadian entertainer Gordie Tapp, who exercised his comedic chops as a regular on the popular American television variety series "Hee Haw," died earlier this month at age 94, the Canadian Broadcast Corp. announced. It said he died Dec. 18 from complications of pneumonia...
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President-elect Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to reporters at Mar-a-Lago, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 28, 2016 - 4:44 pm
Two preachers who teach that God will make the faithful rich are among the religious leaders chosen to offer prayers at President-elect Donald Trump's swearing-in, the inaugural committee said Wednesday. Prosperity gospel preachers Paula White, a friend of Trump's, and Bishop Wayne T. Jackson,...
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People walk past an impromptu memorial created on a blank Hollywood Walk of Fame star by fans of late actress and author Carrie Fisher, who does not have an official star on the world-famous promenade, in Los Angeles Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016. Paste-on letters spell out her name and the phrase "May the force be with you always. Hope" (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
December 28, 2016 - 4:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carrie Fisher didn't have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, so fans have taken over a blank sidewalk star to pay tribute to the late "Star Wars" actress. Fan Jason Thomas tells news station KNBC-TV Los Angeles ( http://bit.ly/2hx1tj2 ) that he took it upon himself to make a...
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Flowers and candles adorn an impromptu memorial created on a blank Hollywood Walk of Fame star by fans of late actress and author Carrie Fisher, who does not have an official star on the world-famous promenade, in Los Angeles Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016. Paste-on letters spell out her name and the phrase "May the force be with you always. Hope." (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
December 28, 2016 - 4:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans seeking to pay tribute to Carrie Fisher have created an impromptu star for the actress on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. Fisher fans took over a blank star on Hollywood Boulevard and used paste-on letters to spell out her name and the phrase "May the force be with you always."...
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December 28, 2016 - 3:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In what could signal a changing of the guard in morning television, NBC's "Today" show has eclipsed ABC's "Good Morning America" in popularity for the first month that did not include the Olympics in four and a half years. "Today" averaged 4.79 million viewers in December to 4.69...
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FILE- This Dec. 22, 2009, file photo shows a gift card kiosk in New York. If you know you won’t be using a gift card, you can sell them at a number of sites, including CardCash, Cardpool and Giftcard Zen. How much money you get depends on a number of factors, including how likely someone else will want to buy it from the gift card seller. You can also trying selling it on your own through eBay. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 28, 2016 - 1:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — If you're cleaning out your closets for the new year, or need some spare cash after the holidays, your old stuff can help fill up your wallet. A number of websites and apps make it easier to sell used smartphones, furniture and clothes. Here's where to go to sell your unwanted stuff...
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FILE - In this April 22, 2016 file photo, flowers lie on a T-shirt signed by fans at a makeshift memorial for musician Prince outside the Apollo Theater in New York. The singer died April 21, 2016, at the age of 57. With the loss of several icons of Generation X’s youth, the year 2016 has left the generation born between the early 1960s and the early 1980s, wallowing in memories and contemplating its own mortality. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)
December 28, 2016 - 12:10 pm
Princess Leia was our first girl movie heroine, and we made our moms braid brunette yarn so we'd have earmuff buns for Halloween. Carol Brady of "The Brady Bunch" was the ideal mother we probably didn't have, because our moms had to work and left us latchkey kids home alone, with TV and processed...
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