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Breakout 'Borat' star Maria Bakalova conquers Hollywood

Breakout 'Borat' star Maria Bakalova conquers Hollywood

So what did YOU do at 5 a.m. after staying up all night for your prom? Maria Bakalova became a movie star.
NYT editor Bill Hamilton joining publisher Celadon Books

NYT editor Bill Hamilton joining publisher Celadon Books

NEW YORK — The Washington editor for The New York Times is joining Celadon Books as executive editor. Bill Hamilton will begin his new job April 5 and focus on acquiring books about politics and history.
Native American nominee's grilling raises questions on bias

Native American nominee's grilling raises questions on bias

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — When Wyoming U.S. Sen. John Barrasso snapped at Deb Haaland during her confirmation hearing, many in Indian Country were incensed.
As 'Handmaid's Tale' returns, creator sees no end in sight

As 'Handmaid's Tale' returns, creator sees no end in sight

LOS ANGELES — As “The Handmaid’s Tale” returns in April for season four, its creator is reluctant to predict when the dystopian drama will be ready for its final act.
Some Quebec movie theatres reopen Friday, but owners worry plan not sustainable

Some Quebec movie theatres reopen Friday, but owners worry plan not sustainable

MONTREAL — Movie theatres in Quebec were allowed to reopen Friday, but owners are wondering how long they can operate without selling food and with customers who have to be home by 8 p.m.
Doctors, caregivers push for in-home COVID-19 vaccinations for housebound seniors

Doctors, caregivers push for in-home COVID-19 vaccinations for housebound seniors

TORONTO — At age 86, diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and prone to falls, John Bedborough would seem to be at the front of the line amid high-risk Canadians prioritized for a COVID-19 vaccine.
Laying out data, Netflix touts its record on inclusivity

Laying out data, Netflix touts its record on inclusivity

NEW YORK — Netflix on Friday released a study it commissioned from top academic researchers that shows the streaming giant is outpacing much of the film industry in the inclusivity of its original films and television series.
Lady Gaga's dog walker shot, French bulldogs stolen in LA

Lady Gaga's dog walker shot, French bulldogs stolen in LA

LOS ANGELES — Lady Gaga's dog walker was shot and two of the singer's French bulldogs were stolen in Hollywood during an armed robbery, police said. The singer is offering a $500,000 reward.

Queen says COVID vaccine is quick, painless and helps others

LONDON — Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is encouraging people to be vaccinated against COVID-19, saying the shot is quick, harmless and will help protect others against the disease.
Prince Harry raps 'Fresh Prince,' says he didn't walk away

Prince Harry raps 'Fresh Prince,' says he didn't walk away

LONDON — Prince Harry, who decamped from England to Southern California last year, rapped the theme song to the 1990s sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” during a late-night talk show appearance in which he said he didn’t walk away from his royal du