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Review: A brilliant turn from Aubrey Plaza in ‘Black Bear’

’Tis the season of great Aubrey Plaza performances, apparently.
New this week: Selena series, 'Shameless' and Shawn Mendes

New this week: Selena series, 'Shameless' and Shawn Mendes

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.

Review: Strong debut from K-pop’s newest septet ENHYPEN

ENHYPEN, “BORDER : DAY ONE” (Belift Lab) With a speed and preparedness that would put to shame the world’s largest corporations, K-pop entertainment agencies continue to perfect the formula for success, launching multiple hit songs and albums with mu
Poet and children's author Dennis Lee among Writers' Trust career honourees

Poet and children's author Dennis Lee among Writers' Trust career honourees

Toronto poet and children's writer Dennis Lee is among the winners of this year's Writers' Trust career honours.
'Big Sky' producers recognize Native American criticism

'Big Sky' producers recognize Native American criticism

LOS ANGELES — Native American tribes and advocates are condemning “Big Sky,” a Montana-set ABC drama, for ignoring the history of violence inflicted on Indigenous women and instead making whites the crime victims.

Review: Shawn Mendes returns with a gooey and amorous album

Shawn Mendes, “Wonder” (Island) On his 14-track fourth album, Shawn Mendes is airy, grand, intense and rapturous. It is the sound of a man totally and hopelessly in love.
A year in 60 secs: TikTok lists top videos, creators of 2020

A year in 60 secs: TikTok lists top videos, creators of 2020

NASHVILLE — From skateboarding to Fleetwood Mac to learning Cardi B's rump-shaking choreography, TikTok users got creative in a pandemic year with new songs, dances and memes in 60 seconds or less.
Robert Mueller does rare interview in 'Oath' podcast

Robert Mueller does rare interview in 'Oath' podcast

NEW YORK — Chuck Rosenberg makes no secret of his admiration for Robert Mueller.
People magazine reveals its '2020 People of the Year'

People magazine reveals its '2020 People of the Year'

LOS ANGELES — People magazine has named George Clooney, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Selena Gomez and Regina King as the “2020 People of the Year.” The magazine revealed its list Wednesday morning as part of a year-end double issue with four covers.
18 indicted, including rapper, in gang-related activity

18 indicted, including rapper, in gang-related activity

NEW YORK — Authorities on Tuesday announced the indictment of 18 people, including New York City rapper Casanova, in connection to a litany of gang-related crimes including racketeering, murder, drugs, firearms, and fraud offences . Acting U.S.