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FILE - In this July 20, 2012 file photo, Darlene Cates, poses for picture at her home in Forney, Texas. Cates, who played the housebound mother in the 1993 film "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," died at home in her sleep on Sunday morning, March 26, 2017. (Michael Ainsworth/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
March 28, 2017 - 12:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Darlene Cates, who played the housebound mother in the 1993 film "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," has died. Cates died in her sleep Sunday morning at her home in Forney, Texas, according to her son-in-law, David Morgan. She was 69. Cates was cast in the film as the morbidly obese...
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March 28, 2017 - 12:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Darlene Cates, who played the housebound mother in the 1993 film "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," has died. Cates died in her sleep Sunday morning at her home in Forney, Texas, according to her son-in-law, David Morgan. She was 69. Cates was cast in the film as the morbidly obese...
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March 28, 2017 - 12:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Olympic champ Michael Phelps is participating in Discovery network's Shark Week this summer, although he won't be asked to outswim one. It's not immediately clear what Phelps will be doing, although Discovery President Rich Ross said Tuesday he's intrigued about seeing the fastest...
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March 28, 2017 - 11:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Syrian poet and translator Adonis has won a $50,000 prize from PEN America for lifetime achievement. The literary and human rights organization also has handed out prizes for best book of 2016 and best debut fiction. At a Manhattan ceremony on Monday night, with the theme "Books...
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In this March 16, 2017 photo provided by The Strong museum, the 12 finalists for induction this year into The Strong museum's World Video Game Hall of Fame are pictured at the museum in Rochester, New York. The finalists, from left, are: top row, "Microsoft Windows Solitaire," "Myst," "Mortal Kombat," "Donkey Kong,'' center, "Final Fantasy VII,'' "Street Fighter II," bottom row, ''Halo: Combat Evolved,'' "Resident Evil," "Portal," "Pokemon Red and Green," "Wii Sports" and "Tomb Raider." The 2017 class will be announced May 4. (Bethany Mosher/The Strong via AP
March 28, 2017 - 10:12 am
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The World Video Game Hall of Fame's 2017 finalists span decades and electronic platforms, from the 1981 arcade classic "Donkey Kong" that launched Mario's plumbing career to the 2006 living room hit "Wii Sports," that made gamers out of grandparents. The hall of fame at The...
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FILE- In this June 27, 2016, file photo, "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller leaves federal court after pleading guilty in Pittsburgh to bankruptcy fraud and failing to report thousands of dollars in Australian currency she brought into the country. Miller posted on Instagram March 26, 2017, that she quit the Lifetime series. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
March 28, 2017 - 9:08 am
"Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller says she has quit the Lifetime reality series ahead of her scheduled May sentencing on federal bankruptcy fraud charges. Miller posted on Instagram on Sunday that she will no longer take part in the show. She says that she has asked for creative credit for her...
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A poster for the Smurfs, The Lost Village, movie is seen in the central Israeli city of Bnei Brak. Tuesday, March, 28, 2017. The PR firm promoting “Smurfs: The Lost Village” says it removed Smurfette from promo posters in central city of Bnei Brak so as not to offend its ultra-Orthodox Jewish residents. The deeply conservative ultra-Orthodox chafe at the public display of women’s images. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
March 28, 2017 - 8:44 am
BNEI BRAK, Israel (AP) — Israel's pious ultra-Orthodox Jewish community has long chafed at public displays of women, whether the images are of female public figures or ordinary women. Now even animated characters appear to be a no-go. The PR company promoting "Smurfs: The Lost Village" movie, which...
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March 28, 2017 - 7:45 am
BNEI BRAK, Israel (AP) — Israel's pious ultra-Orthodox Jewish community has long chafed at public displays of women, whether the images are of female public figures or ordinary women. Now even animated characters appear to be a no-go. The PR company promoting "Smurfs: The Lost Village" movie, which...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2008, file photo, Will Smith, right, and Alfonso Ribeiro pose together at the premiere of "Seven Pounds" in Los Angeles. Ribeiro posted a picture of himself with Smith and their "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" cast mates on Instagram March 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
March 28, 2017 - 6:19 am
Will Smith has reunited with his "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" cast mates. Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Smith's Tom Jones-loving cousin Carlton on the 1990s sitcom, posted a picture on Instagram on Monday of the cast getting together. Joined by Smith and Ribeiro were Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Daphne...
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Tom Holland, a cast member in the upcoming film "Spider-man: Homecoming," poses during a photo call backstage of the Sony Pictures Entertainment presentation at CinemaCon 2017 at Caesars Palace on Monday, March 27, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
March 28, 2017 - 5:14 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Iron Man just put Spider-Man in time out. Sony Pictures on Monday unveiled the second trailer for "Spider-Man: Homecoming" at CinemaCon, featuring Tom Holland, the newly anointed web-slinger, being put in his place by Robert Downey Jr.'s more seasoned Tony Stark. The film, out July...
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