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    It's off to nursery school for Princess Charlotte.Kensington Palace said Monday that Charlotte will attend the Willcocks Nursery School in London in January.The daughter of Prince William and his wife Kate turns 3 in May. She is fourth in line to the British throne, after grandfather Prince Charles, father William and older brother Prince George.School officials say they are 'delighted' with the decision and look forward to welcoming Charlotte to the nursery.William and Kate also Monday released a holiday photograph of their family, including Charlotte and her older brother, Prince George.The image was used on their Christmas card this year.
  • Hollywood star John Travolta has wooed fans during a visit to Saudi Arabia, where authorities have said that commercial cinemas will reopen next year after more than a three-decade ban on movie theaters.Travolta met with fans in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, on Friday, fielding questions from the audience about his career and movies, which include hits like Grease, Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction. On Saturday, the American movie star attended a gala dinner and press conference.Travolta was a guest of the kingdom's General Entertainment Authority, which was established by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as he pushes social reforms such as allowing musical concerts and family-friendly shows in order to boost local spending and the economy.
  • Longtime CBS sportscaster James Brown said his Twitter account was hacked after a link to a pornographic video was tweeted from his account late Sunday, The New York Daily News reported. >> Read more trending news The tweet, which contained explicit language as well as the link, remained online for 15 minutes before it was deleted, the Daily News reported. Brown, 66, who hosts CBS' “The NFL Today,” pregame show, went to Twitter and said his account had been compromised. 'Obviously my account has been hacked!!!' Brown tweeted. Brown has made no further comments, the Daily News reported.
  • Singer Nick Jonas performed twice in Florida on Saturday. He appeared as scheduled at Tampa’s Amalie Arena to sing at the annual Jingle Ball, and also made an impromptu stop several hours earlier at a Starbucks to sing and buy coffee for fans. >> Read more trending news Jonas tweeted about the appearance around 3 p.m., The Tampa Bay Times reported. The singer said he was heading to a Starbucks in the Westshore area of Tampa “for a little holiday surprise around 3:30 p.m. See you there?' Fans greeted him at the coffee shop, and Jonas told them he was buying them all coffee. “How’s that?” he posted to his Instagram Stories account. The appearance was a joint promotion for Starbucks' #GiveGood campaign and drinkware company Ember Technologies, the Times reported. While at the Starbucks, Jonas picked up an acoustic guitar to play a couple of songs, including “Home,” and handed out some gift cards, the Times reported.
  • Keely Smith, a pop and jazz singer known for her solo recordings of jazz standards as well as her musical partnership with Louis Prima, has died of apparent heart failure in Palm Springs. She was 89.According to a news release from her publicist Bob Merlis, Smith was under a physician's care when she died Saturday.Smith was born Dorothy Jacqueline Keely in Norfolk, Virginia on March 9, 1928, and got her first paying job singing with the Earl Bennett band when she was just 15. She later auditioned to sing with Louis Prima's band, and began touring with them in 1948. She and Prima married in 1953, and together they won a Grammy for their hit, 'That Old Black Magic' in 1959.In 2001 — 42 years later — Smith was nominated for a Grammy for her album 'Keely Sings Sinatra.'In a news release her publicist said Smith was focused on being in control of her own career, setting up her own record label 'Keely Records' in conjunction with friend Frank Sinatra's Reprise Records. She divorced Prima in 1961 and married Jimmy Bowen in 1965. Her third marriage was to Bobby Milano in the 1970s.During her seven-decade career Smith was lauded by critics for her bold voice and ability to make the music swing, and she received several awards including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For the 50th Grammy Awards in 2008, she performed 'That Old Black Magic' as a duet with Kid Rock.Smith has lived in Palm Springs for about 40 years. She is survived by her two children, Toni Prima and Luanne Prima.
  • A spokesman for MSNBC on Sunday confirmed a report that a staffer at the news channel nearly two decades ago had been paid and left her job after she complained she was sexually harassed by 'Hardball' host Chris Matthews. The spokesman said the woman approached CNBC executives in 1999 to report Matthews made inappropriate comments about her in front of others. CNBC is a sister company of MSNBC. The company declined to identify the comments, other than to say they were sophomoric, inappropriate, made in poor taste and never meant as propositions. 'In 1999, this matter was thoroughly reviewed and dealt with,' the spokesman wrote to The Associated Press. 'At that time, Matthews received a formal reprimand.' The person representing MSNBC spoke to The Associated Press on condition that his name will not be used due to the sensitive nature of the matter. MSNBC said the payment was 'separation-related compensation,' which means the payment was tied to the woman leaving her job. The company would not release the payment amount, citing confidentiality. The company also declined to elaborate on the reprimand. Attempts to reach Matthews on Sunday were unsuccessful. The Daily Caller first reported the allegations on Saturday.
  • The Force was with theater box offices this weekend, as “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” had the second-biggest opening weekend in North America’s history, CNN reported. >> Read more trending news The eighth installment of the “Star Wars” saga pulled in an estimated $220 million, according to Disney, which released the film. That is second only to the previous “Star Wars” movie, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which raked in $248 million in December 2015, CNN reported. The film has made $450 million worldwide since opening overseas Wednesday. It will premiere in China, the world’s second-biggest film market, on Jan. 5, CNN reported. Critics apparently like the film, too. The film scored 93 percent on the review site Rotten Tomatoes. The film, which opened in more than 4,200 theaters, starred Daisy Ridley as Rey, Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker and Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa. Fisher filmed her scenes before she died last December.
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi' will happily settle for second.Rian Johnson's second installment in the third 'Star Wars' trilogy rocketed to a debut of $220 million at the North American box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. That gives 'The Last Jedi' the second-best opening ever, slotting in behind only its predecessor, 'The Force Awakens.'The Disney blockbuster became just the fourth film to open above $200 million domestically. Aside from 'The Force Awakens' ($248.8 million), the others are 'The Avengers' ($207.4 million) and 'Jurassic World' ($208.8 million). Accounting for inflation, the debut of 2012's 'The Avengers' would roughly tie with 'The Last Jedi.'The Last Jedi' is off to a similar start overseas, too, with $230 million in international ticket sales, said Disney. That brings its three-day global haul to $450 million.The opening also gave the Walt Disney Co. the opportunity to flex its muscles on the heels of the deal announced Thursday for it to purchase 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion. As part of the deal, Disney will take control of 20th Century Fox, one of Hollywood's six major studios.'The weekend that we're in is a byproduct of the foresight and vision from our CEO Bob Iger to bring Lucasfilm into the fold,' said Disney distribution chief Dave Hollis, alluding to Disney's 2012 purchase of Lucasfilm. 'So as we think about the possibility of other things being added, you can't help but be excited about the possibilities.'Fox, as it happens, was the only studio to open another new wide-release film against 'The Last Jedi.' Its family film, 'Ferdinand,' was essentially stampeded by 'The Last Jedi,' grossing $13.3 million. 'Ferdinand' and other upcoming holiday season releases will look for more room in the coming weeks, once the 'Star Wars' tsunami has waned.While Abrams' reboot capitalized on a decade's hiatus for 'Star Wars,' Johnson's sequel didn't have the same benefit of freshness. It follows not only 'The Force Awakens' (which ultimately grossed $2.1 billion) but last year's spinoff, 'Rogue One.' That release opened with $155.1 million, and grossed in total little more than $1 billion globally.Johnson, who wrote and directed, instead aimed to distinguish 'The Last Jedi' by introducing some new tones to George Lucas' space opera. 'The Last Jedi' is more irreverent than previous chapters. And it has drawn plaudits for its diverse cast, including Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.'The results speak to the power of representation,' said Hollis. 'The film really reflects our world and beyond. It becomes something people can see themselves in, whether they see themselves in Rey or Finn or Poe or Rose or Captain Phasma. They can relate to all those characters.'Johnson's approach has seemed to work. Critics gave Johnson's film a 93 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Audiences endorsed it, too, with an A CinemaScore, though not all fans are on board with Johnson's innovations. As of Sunday, 'The Last Jedi' has scored a dismal 56 percent rating from some 95,000 Rotten Tomato users.Yet the haul for 'The Last Jedi' dwarfed most all releases in the two years since 'The Force Awakens.' By comparison, it has in three days already bested the five-week gross of Warner Bros.' 'Justice League' ($219.5 million).'Seeing a movie like this in the movie theater, getting the collective goose bumps and having the OMG-moments, that's something you cannot replicate at home on the small screen,' said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for comScore. 'Rian Johnson has made a movie that showcases the movie theater experience in a truly brilliant way.'Signaling its faith in Johnson's course for 'Star Wars,' Lucasfilm earlier announced that Johnson will develop the next trilogy for the franchise, the first of which he'll write and direct. Abrams is set to return to direct Episode IX after he was brought in to replace Colin Trevorrow. A separate spinoff centered on a young Han Solo is due out next summer.The massive debut for 'The Last Jedi' singlehandedly brightens what has been a disappointing year for Hollywood. The weekend was far and away the highest grossing of the year. According to comScore, the industry was down about 3.9 percent from last year before this weekend. Now it's 2.9 percent off the 2016 pace. Dergarabedian estimates the year will end about 2 percent down with a little over $11 billion in ticket sales.'The Last Jedi' may be playing the role of savior at the box office, but the news isn't all rosy for exhibitors. Given the demand, Disney put more onerous demands on some theater owners for 'The Last Jedi,' including a higher percentage — 65 percent — of ticket sales. And Disney's acquisition of Fox is seen by analysts as a bid, in part, to strengthen the studio's in-development streaming platform, set to debut in 2019.Disney and Fox combined for five of the top 10 movies on the weekend and together accounted for approximately 90 percent of ticket sales.Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.1. 'The Last Jedi,' $220 million ($230 million international).2. 'Ferdinand,' $13.3 million ($6.2 million international).3. 'Coco,' $10 million ($27.4 million international).4. 'Wonder,' $5.4 million ($9.4 million international).5. 'Justice League,' $4.2 million ($5.3 million international).6. 'Daddy's Home 2,' $3.8 million ($5.8 million international).7. 'Thor: Ragnarok,' $3 million ($1.1 million international).8. 'The Disaster Artist,' $2.6 million.9. 'Murder on the Orient Express,' $2.5 million ($10.8 million international).10. 'Lady Bird,' $2.1 million.___Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at international theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada), according to comScore:1. 'The Last Jedi,' $230 million.2. 'Youth,' $44 million.3. 'The Thousand Faces of Dunjia,' $27.9 million.4. 'Coco,' $27.4 million.5. 'Steel Rain,' $11.6 million.6. 'Murder on the Orient Express,' $10.8 million.7. 'Paddington 2,' $9.7 million.8. 'Wonder,' $9.4 million.9. 'Ferdinand,' $6.2 million.10. 'Daddy's Home 2,' $5.8 million.___Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/jakecoyleAP
  • Ralphie Parker still wants that Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. His classmate still gets his tongue stuck to a frozen pole after a “triple dog dare.” And that tacky lamp that looks like a woman’s leg makes another appearance. >> Read more trending news Only this time, it’s live. At 7 p.m. ET, Fox will air “A Christmas Story Live!” It’s a musical adaptation of the 1983 film “A Christmas Story” and the 2012 Broadway musical, “A Christmas Story: The Musical.” The show will be the only live television adaptation of the holiday season, The Los Angeles Times reported. The story plot is the same, as it is based on the short stories of Jean Shepherd. Set in Indiana during the 1940s, 9-year-old Ralphie will be played by Andy Walken. Chris Diamantopoulos and Maya Rudolph are cast as his parents, and Matthew Broderick is the narrator -- the adult version of Ralphie. Other cast members include Ana Gasteyer, David Alan Grier, Ken Jeong and Jane Krakowski. The film remains a cult classic. TBS and TNT have broadcast a 24-hour marathon of the film every Christmas Day since 1997, the Times reported. 'I've watched the movie every single year since I can remember,' Walken, 11, told the Times. “It's the perfect movie in some ways,” Diamantopoulos told the Times. “Because even though it was made in 1983, it captured this little pocket of what our perception of 1940 (wa)] and that story that Jean Shepherd created -- this idea of a kid whose one Christmas wish is a Red Ryder BB gun. It's a great telling of a time gone by and a great reminder of the simple pleasures.” You can bet that Ralphie will hear the admonition “You’ll shoot your eye out!” one more time as he cocks the BB gun and fires.
  • Britain's Prince Harry has interviewed Barack Obama for a radio program in which the former U.S. president shared his memories of the day he left office and his hopes for the future.Kensington Palace said Sunday the interview was recorded in Toronto in September during the Invictus Games, a sports event for injured military personnel that Harry championed.The palace said the conversation featured Obama discussing his plans to cultivate the next generation of leadership through the Obama Foundation.The interview was part of Harry's guest editorship of the BBC's Today program. In a video clip on the BBC website showing Harry and Obama warming up ahead of the chat, Obama joked: 'Do I need a British accent?'The interview will be broadcast on Dec. 27.