Barry Jenkins arrives at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 5, 2020.

Barry Jenkins to direct 'Lion King' follow-up

The Walt Disney Co. will make a follow-up to the 2019 live-action "The Lion King," with Barry Jenkins, the director of the Oscar-winning "Moonlight" and the James Baldwin adaptation "If Beale Street Could Talk," set to direct.

Judge says new royal book can be used in Meghan privacy case

September 29
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, at Canada House in London in January.
The publisher of Britain's Mail on Sunday newspaper can use the contents of a recent behind-the scenes book about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in its legal defense for an invasion of privacy lawsuit brought by the duchess, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Gabrielle Union, NBC settle dispute over racism allegations

September 29
Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union and NBC said Tuesday that they have settled their differences in their dispute over her firing as a judge on "America's Got Talent," which she said was retaliation for her complaints that the show tolerated racism on the set.
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In this Sept. 16, 2018, file photo, Joe Montana and his wife, left, Jennifer walk onto the field at Levi's Stadium before an NFL football game between

Joe Montana, wife block attempted kidnapping of grandchild

Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana and his wife confronted a home intruder who attempted to kidnap their 9-month-old grandchild over the weekend, law enforcement officials confirmed on Sunday.
Music
September 29
In this Jan. 31, 2015, file photo, Australian-born singer Helen Reddy attended the 2015 G'DAY USA GALA at the Hollywood Palladium, in Los Angeles.

'I Am Woman' singer Helen Reddy, '70s hitmaker, dies at 78

Helen Reddy, who shot to stardom in the 1970s with her rousing feminist anthem "I Am Woman" and recorded a string of other hits, has died. She was 78.
Movies
September 29
Actor Sacha Baron Cohen arrives in character as Borat for the film premiere of 'Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation

'Borat' sequel to be released by Amazon before election

Borat is back. Sacha Baron Cohen has filmed a sequel to his 2006 film "Borat! Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" that Amazon plans to release before the election.
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September 29

Rapper NBA YoungBoy among 16 arrested in Louisiana's capital

Rap artist NBA YoungBoy is among 16 people arrested Monday on drug and firearm charges in Louisiana's capital city.
Music
September 29

Billboard Awards: Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny, Malone to perform

Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny, Luke Combs and leading nominee Post Malone will perform at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards.
Music
September 29

Reggaeton redemption: Balvin, Bunny top Latin Grammy nods

At last year's Latin Grammy Awards, popular reggaeton and Latin trap musicians such as J Balvin, Bad Bunny and Ozuna were dismissed in the show's top categories. This year, they dominate.
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September 29
Lil Yachty arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Inglewood, Calif.

Rapper Lil Yachty arrested for driving 150 mph in Ferrari

Georgia State Patrol arrested rapper Lil Yachty this month after he was allegedly caught driving more than 150 mph (241 kph) on an Atlanta highway.
Movies
September 28

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay, her company honored by MacDowell

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay will be honored next month by MacDowell, which is presenting its inaugural Marian MacDowell Arts Advocacy Award to her media company and arts collective ARRAY.
Celebrities
September 28

Steve Harvey talks show revival on Facebook Watch, NBC split

Having his daytime talk show canceled by NBC last year hasn't stopped Steve Harvey.
Music
September 28

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 4-10

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 4-10:Oct. 4: Country singer Leroy Van Dyke is 91. Actor Felicia Farr ("The Player," "Kotch") is 88. Author…
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September 27

The Latest: Mexico virus data may not be available for years

Mexico's top coronavirus official said Sunday that definitive data on the country's death toll from COVID-19 won't be available for "a couple of years."
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September 26
Bollywood actor, Deepika Padukone, center, arrives at the office of narcotics control board, in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Bollywood sta

3 Bollywood stars questioned in drug investigation

Three Bollywood actors, including top star Deepika Padukone, were questioned by India's narcotics agency on Saturday as part of an investigation into the movie industry's alleged links with drug peddlers and cartels, officials said.
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September 25
Billie Lourd shown in 2019 at the "American Horror Story: Apocalypse" FYC event at NeueHouse Hollywood in Los Angeles.Lourd announced on her social me

Billie Lourd introduces newborn son in surprise announcement

Actress Billie Lourd has announced the birth of her son.
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September 25
Cambodian landmine detection rat Magawa is photographed wearing his PDSA Gold Medal, the animal equivalent of the George Cross, in Siem, Cambodia.

Giant rat wins animal hero award for sniffing out landmines

A rat has for the first time won a British charity's top civilian award for animal bravery, receiving the honor for searching out unexploded landmines in Cambodia.
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September 25
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank kissed after their wedding at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Oct. 12, 2018.

Princess Eugenie, Jack Brooksbank expecting first child

Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, are expecting a child next year, Buckingham Palace said Friday.
Music
September 25

Q&A: Underwood on holiday album and her little drummer boy

The Grammy Award for cutest collaboration of the year goes to Carrie Underwood and her 5-year-old son Isaiah.
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September 25
Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall; Prince Charles; Princess Eugenie; Queen Elizabeth II; Timothy Laurence; Princess Beatrice; Prince Philip; Kate, the

Queen Elizabeth II to trim costs as COVID-19 hits income

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and her family are facing a 35 million pound ($45 million) hit from the coronavirus pandemic, partly due to a shortage of tourists, the monarch's money-manager said Friday.
September 24
Megan Thee Stallion, at Variety's Hitmakers Brunch on Dec. 7, 2019, in West Hollywood, Calif.

Megan Thee Stallion says person who shot her was Tory Lanez

More than a month after she was shot in the feet after a party in the Hollywood Hills, Megan Thee Stallion said for the first time Thursday night that fellow hip-hop star Tory Lanez was the person who pulled the trigger.
Music
September 24
Demi Lovato, at left, and actor-singer Max Ehrich, both shown in 2017.

Demi Lovato, Max Ehrich call off engagement after 2 months

Singer-actors Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich have called off their engagement after two months.
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September 24
Evel Knievel is shown in his rocket before his failed attempt at a highly promoted 3/4-mile leap across Snake River Canyon in Twin Falls, Idaho, on Se

Evel Knievel's son suing Disney over 'Toy Story 4' character

Evel Knievel's son is on a collision course with the Walt Disney Co. and Pixar over a movie daredevil character named Duke Caboom.