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Back for an encore: Kelly Clarkson plans second picture book
NEW YORK (AP) -- After releasing a best-selling children's book, Kelly Clarkson is back for an encore....

Western 'Buster Scruggs' to begin filming in New Mexico
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- A series of feature-length Westerns backed by the Coen Brothers and Annapurna Pictures will begin filming in northern New Mexico in July....

Rock Hall of Fame to open 'Power of Rock' exhibit
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Rock 'n' roll fans can get a taste of what it's like to be a star inducted at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame beginning this weekend....

20 years later, new generation of Harry Potter fans
NEW YORK (AP) -- K'lyssa Moore wasn't that much older than the elementary school students she now teaches when she first fell in love with Harry Potter soon after the books first started coming out....

Film academy invites Thor, Wonder Woman to joins its ranks
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Thor, Captain America, Wonder Woman and Betty White have been invited to join the film academy....

Song from Prince's father being released on his 101st b'day
NEW YORK (AP) -- A new song from Prince's late father, produced at Paisley Park, is being released Thursday to celebrate what would have been his 101st birthday....

Bridges takes chilled approach in heated political rhetoric
Jeff Bridges played a president in "The Contender," a political flick released nearly two decades ago in the wake of President Bill Clinton's White House scandals....

Review: More Carell, but fewer ideas in 'Despicable Me 3'
One of the many (AP) -- and we mean many - subplots in "Despicable Me 3" is about a girl's obsession with finding a unicorn. The adorable tot spends her waking hours wishing and hoping and dreaming, and she comes close - but in the end what she finds is a sweet little goat. It's very cute, and it does the trick - but it's still, you know, a goat....

TV, films turning to young girls for their new action stars
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- From the murderous Laura in "Logan" to the mysterious Eleven in "Stranger Things" to the audacious determination of Mija in "Okja," opening Wednesday, powerful young girls are starring in mainstream action fare like never before....

R2-D2 droid used in Star Wars films sells for $2.76m
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An R2-D2 droid that was used in several "Star Wars" films has sold at auction for nearly $3 million....

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