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Wattpad to be sold to South Korean internet giant Naver for US$600 million

Wattpad to be sold to South Korean internet giant Naver for US$600 million

TORONTO — One of Canada's most prominent technology darlings is being sold to a South Korean internet conglomerate in a US$600-million deal. Toronto-based online storytelling company Wattpad Corp.
Netflix's big 4Q lifts video service above 200M subscribers

Netflix's big 4Q lifts video service above 200M subscribers

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File details investigation into John Mulaney 'SNL' monologue

File details investigation into John Mulaney 'SNL' monologue

The U.S. Secret Service opened an investigation into comedian John Mulaney over jokes believed to be made about President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live” last year, according to records obtained by The Associated Press.

NJ high court overturns conviction over 'Shining' reference

TRENTON, N.J. — The New Jersey Supreme court has overturned a man's bank robbery conviction because of a prosecutor's reference to a classic horror movie.

Screen Actors Guild may discipline, expel Donald Trump

NEW YORK — After leaving the White House, President Donald Trump may lose his SAG card, too.
Teen whom Biden befriended as fellow stutterer has book deal

Teen whom Biden befriended as fellow stutterer has book deal

NEW YORK — Brayden Harrington, the teenager whom President-elect Joe Biden befriended as a fellow stutterer — and will be part of a primetime inaugural special — has a book coming out this summer.
Rapper Bow Wow apologizes for attending packed Houston club

Rapper Bow Wow apologizes for attending packed Houston club

HOUSTON — Rapper Bow Wow apologized after Houston’s mayor called him out for attending a crowded gathering at a city nightclub during a weekend packed with concerts as Texas continues to grapple with the coronavirus.
Netflix and Chat: How streaming watch parties are boosting new viewing platforms

Netflix and Chat: How streaming watch parties are boosting new viewing platforms

TORONTO — Few things have lifted Rojhan Paydar’s spirits during the COVID-19 pandemic quite like a Netflix watch party. Isolated inside her home, the Toronto resident is too often short on social opportunities and long on streaming options.
New this week: 'The White Tiger,' Salt-N-Pepa movie & Rhye

New this week: 'The White Tiger,' Salt-N-Pepa movie & Rhye

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

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2021 pushed back to October

NEW ORLEANS — The coronavirus pandemic, which forced cancellation of last year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, is forcing postponement of the festival this year.