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In this March 12, 2016 file photo, Burt Reynolds sits on a 1977 Pontiac Trans-Am at the world premiere of "The Bandit" at the Paramount Theatre during the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas.

Watch ole ‘Bandit’ run: Fans ride to Georgia for film’s 40th

BY JEFF MARTIN ATLANTA (AP) — They had a long way to go and a short time to get there, but hundreds of fans in...
In a Friday, March 3, 2006 file photo, Brendan Dassey is escorted out of a Manitowoc County Circuit courtroom, in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

Prosecutors seek to uphold ‘Making a Murderer’ confession

BY TODD RICHMOND and STEVE KARNOWSKI MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" was...
In this Feb. 28, 2015, file photo, John Oliver speaks in New York.

Coal company sues HBO’s John Oliver for defamation

NEW YORK (AP) — Coal company Murray Energy has sued HBO and its Sunday-night host, John Oliver, for what it says was a "false...
In this Tuesday, April 18, 2017, file photo, Corinne Olympios arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Unforgettable" at the TCL Chinese Theatre.

Producer: No evidence of ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ misconduct

BY LYNN ELBER LOS ANGELES (AP) — No cast member misbehaved or was in jeopardy on the set of ABC's "Bachelor in Paradise," producer Warner...
In this Monday, April 17, 2017, photo, "Infowars" host Alex Jones arrives at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Texas.

Kelly presses ‘Infowars’ host Jones on Sandy Hook denial

BY HILLEL ITALIE NEW YORK (AP) — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones hemmed and hawed when pressed repeatedly by Megyn Kelly to admit he was wrong...
In this May 1986 file photo, actor Stephen Furst poses for a photo in Los Angeles.

Stephen Furst, Flounder in ‘Animal House,’ dies at 63

BY LYNN ELBER LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Furst, who played naive fraternity pledge Flounder in the hit movie "Animal House," has died of complications...
This Oct. 28, 2012, file photo shows Chris Harrison at the Hamilton "Behind the Camera" Awards at the House of Blues West Hollywood, California.

Chris Harrison sorry for ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ suspension

NEW YORK (AP) — 'Bachelor in Paradise' host Chris Harrison says he's sorry for "any inconvenience and disappointment" to the cast, crew and...
In this May 15, 2017, file photo, television journalist Megyn Kelly attends the NBCUniversal Network 2017 Upfront at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

Megyn Kelly says important to ‘shine a light’ on Alex Jones

BY DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK (AP) — Megyn Kelly defended her decision to feature "Infowars" host Alex Jones on her NBC newsmagazine despite taking...
In this Jan. 14, 2013, file photo, Jimmy Greene, left, kisses his wife Nelba Marquez-Greene while holding a portrait of their daughter, Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Ana Marquez-Greene, at a news conference at Edmond Town Hall in Newtown, Connecticut.

Newtown families upset by interview with conspiracy theorist

BY PAT EATON-ROBB HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of some Sandy Hook shooting victims are angered that NBC is airing an interview by Megyn...
Former FBI director James Comey recounts a series of conversations with President Donald Trump as he testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Comey testimony watched by an estimated 19.5 million viewers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An estimated 19.5 million viewers watched James Comey's widely televised U.S. Senate testimony. Nielsen figures released Friday tallied the audience for...

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