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Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85

The Sesame Workshop says Carroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut.

2 guards with rapper Juice WRLD arrested on gun charges

2 guards with rapper Juice WRLD arrested on gun charges

Two security guards who were with rapper Juice WRLD when he suffered a fatal medical emergency at Chicago's Midway International Airport were arrested on misdemeanor gun charges after authorities found three guns, metal-piercing bullets and a high-capacity magazine.

Fox News names Hemmer to take over Smith's time slot

Fox News names Hemmer to take over Smith's time slot

Fox News is replacing anchor Shepard Smith with Bill Hemmer, who has worked at the network since jumping there from CNN in 2005.

Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Elton John, J. Lo up for Globes

Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Elton John, J. Lo up for Globes

The Golden Globes are looking more like the Grammy Awards: Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Elton John are competing for best original song at the show.

Review: Harry Styles 'steps into the light' with great album

Review: Harry Styles 'steps into the light' with great album

Former One Direction member Harry Styles has given fans a Christmas present: A full-length album called “Fine Line.

'The Mandalorian' gives female directors a chance to shine

'The Mandalorian' gives female directors a chance to shine

"Star Wars" has been criticized for having a lack of female directors, but the franchise is addressing the issue through the new series “The Mandalorian.

Golden snubs and surprises, including little 'Cats' love

Golden snubs and surprises, including little 'Cats' love

Some Golden Globe nominations seemed like locks.

With 'Joker,' composer Hildur Guðnadóttir could make history

With 'Joker,' composer Hildur Guðnadóttir could make history

This is no laughing matter: “Joker” composer Hildur Guðnadóttir could be the first woman in 19 years to win the Golden Globe for best original score.

Led by 'Marriage Story,' Netflix dominates Golden Globe noms

Led by 'Marriage Story,' Netflix dominates Golden Globe noms

When nominations for the 77th annual Golden Globes are announced early Monday, movies like “Once Upon a Time .

Complete list of the Golden Globe nominations

Complete list of the Golden Globe nominations

Martin Scorsese's “The Irishman” and “Marriage Story” were among Monday's nominees for next month's Golden Globe Awards.

AP names 'To Live and Die in LA' its top podcast of 2019

AP names 'To Live and Die in LA' its top podcast of 2019

“To Live and Die in LA" was the best podcast of 2019, according to The Associated Press.

Kosovo, Albania to boycott Nobel Literature award ceremony

Kosovo, Albania to boycott Nobel Literature award ceremony

Kosovo and Albania say they will boycott the Nobel Literature Prize ceremony to protest the award being given to Austrian writer Peter Handke who both countries link to the war in the former Yugoslavia.

Big Bird, Ronstadt, Sally Field celebrated at Kennedy Center

Big Bird, Ronstadt, Sally Field celebrated at Kennedy Center

Actress Sally Field, singer Linda Ronstadt and the seminal disco-funk band Earth Wind and Fire will be honored in a gala ceremony Sunday night in Washington as recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievements in the arts.

‘Benson,’ ‘Star Trek’ actor René Auberjonois has died at 79

‘Benson,’ ‘Star Trek’ actor René Auberjonois has died at 79

René Auberjonois, a prolific actor best known for the TV shows “Benson” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” has died.

Review: Cook’s new thriller sheds light on genetic genealogy

Review: Cook’s new thriller sheds light on genetic genealogy

In “Genesis," author Robin Cook's new thriller sheds light on genetic genealogy and its DNA databases.

'Frozen 2' leads box office again; 'Playmobil' flops

'Frozen 2' leads box office again; 'Playmobil' flops

“Frozen 2” blanketed multiplexes for the third straight weekend, continuing its reign on top with an estimated $34.

Review: Author keeps tension high in `Trace of Evil'

Review: Author keeps tension high in `Trace of Evil'

Author Alice Blanchard keeps the tension high in “Trace of Evil,” balancing the plot between the police investigation and rookie detective Natalie Lockhart’s own family drama.

Rapper Juice WRLD dies after medical emergency in Chicago

Rapper Juice WRLD dies after medical emergency in Chicago

Authorities say Chicago-area rapper Juice WRLD has been pronounced dead after a "medical emergency'' at Midway International Airport.

Banana, duct tape add up to $150,000 at Art Basel Miami

Banana, duct tape add up to $150,000 at Art Basel Miami

3D-printed cocktails, a traffic jam sculpture made of hundreds of tons of sand and more celebrity sightings than a Kardashian Christmas party were all part of over-the-top festivities during the week of Art Basel Miami.

AP's top songs of 2019: Jhené Aiko, Sam Smith, Normani

AP's top songs of 2019: Jhené Aiko, Sam Smith, Normani

Jhene Aiko's “Triggered (freestyle)" has been named song of the year by The Associated Press' Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu; others in the top 10 include Sam Smith, Normani, H.

AP’s top albums of 2019: Ari Lennox, Summer Walker, Anitta

AP’s top albums of 2019: Ari Lennox, Summer Walker, Anitta

Ari Lennox’s “Shea Butter Baby” has been named album of the year by The Associated Press's music editor Mesfin Fekadu.

Actor Ron Leibman dead at 82

Actor Ron Leibman dead at 82

Tony and Emmy-winning actor Ron Leibman has died at age 82 following an illness.

The women of 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' blaze a new path

The women of 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' blaze a new path

What’s inside the frame and what’s outside of it are electrifyingly synonymous in French filmmaker Céline Sciamma’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire.

Nobel literature winner dreams of a new narrative style

Nobel literature winner dreams of a new narrative style

Nobel Literature Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk says she thinks a new sort of fiction may be needed to counteract the modern era's tendency to isolate and divide people.

Gala evening at La Scala celebrates culture over extremism

Gala evening at La Scala celebrates culture over extremism

Russian soprano Anna Netrebko is in the title role of “Tosca,” which opens the La Scala opera season.

Melania Trump befriends 18-year-old former leukemia patient

Melania Trump befriends 18-year-old former leukemia patient

Melania Trump is continuing the tradition of first ladies reading a story to children too sick to leave the hospital for the holidays.