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Jo Koy's 'Easter Sunday' puts Filipinos front and center

Jo Koy's 'Easter Sunday' puts Filipinos front and center

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For a comedy, Jo Koy's new movie “Easter Sunday” had a lot of waterworks. The film was no ordinary job for the comedian and the rest of the cast. The magnitude of being on a mostly Filipino set led to happy cry-fests, Koy said.
Melissa Bank, witty, bestselling author, dies at 61

Melissa Bank, witty, bestselling author, dies at 61

NEW YORK (AP) — Melissa Bank, whose 1999 bestseller “The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing" was a series of interconnected stories widely praised for its wit and precise language and embraced by young readers, has died at age 61.

Norway's king hospitalized due to fever; in stable condition

HELSINKI (AP) — Norway’s 85-year-old King Harald V has been admitted to a hospital in the capital Oslo due to an examination relating to fever, the Norwegian palace said in a brief statement Thursday.
Juno Awards pick new date, shifting one day to avoid the Oscars

Juno Awards pick new date, shifting one day to avoid the Oscars

TORONTO — The 2023 Juno Awards are moving a day later to steer clear of Oscars night. Organizers at the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences say next year's show in Edmonton will shift to March 13, from its original date of March 12.
Judicial pre-trial scheduled in Jacob Hoggard sexual assault case

Judicial pre-trial scheduled in Jacob Hoggard sexual assault case

HAILEYBURY, Ont. — A judicial pre-trial has been scheduled in a northeastern Ontario court in the sexual assault case of Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard.
Munich's Oktoberfest finally back on after pandemic pause

Munich's Oktoberfest finally back on after pandemic pause

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's annual Oktoberfest festival is finally on again for this fall, following a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the head of the famous Bavarian beer festival said Thursday.
Hawaii school named for US leader muddles alumni identity

Hawaii school named for US leader muddles alumni identity

HONOLULU (AP) — In Hawaii, there's a common question posed in the pidgin language of the islands: “Where you went grad?” Knowing where someone went to high school has long been an important identity marker for Hawaii residents and helps connect peopl
Warner Bros. axes 'Batgirl,' won’t release $90M HBO Max film

Warner Bros. axes 'Batgirl,' won’t release $90M HBO Max film

NEW YORK (AP) — In a highly unusual move that rattled Hollywood, Warner Bros. axed the “Batgirl” film planned for HBO Max, opting to shelve the $90 million film as the reorganized studio revamps its approach to streaming and DC Comics films.
Jill Biden carries out new mission in 2nd year as first lady

Jill Biden carries out new mission in 2nd year as first lady

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden barnstormed the country during her debut year as first lady as if on a one-woman mission to help her husband's administration tackle the problem of the moment: getting people vaccinated and boosted against the deadly COVI
Suspect mistakenly freed in Lady Gaga's dog theft recaptured

Suspect mistakenly freed in Lady Gaga's dog theft recaptured

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A suspect mistakenly released from a Los Angeles County jail where he was being held on suspicion of shooting Lady Gaga’s dog walker and stealing her French bulldogs has been recaptured, authorities said.