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Recent articles by Maria:

Harvey Weinstein scandal: Producers Guild moves to expel him, Woody Allen clarifies comments

Producers Guild moves to expel Weinstein, and after criticism of his comments, Woody Allen clarifies he thinks Weinstein is 'sad, sick man.' → Read More

Are Dr. Seuss' books racist? Experts weigh in on controversy

Dr. Seuss's children's books are suddenly controversial after charges of racism. Experts say it's not that simple. → Read More

If you like van Gogh's art, you'll probably love 'Loving Vincent'

The stunningly animated movie about the tragic Dutch painter mingles art, mystery and technological wonder. → Read More

Rocker Tom Petty hospitalized; condition unclear

Initial reports that Petty had died were retracted. → Read More

Las Vegas mass shooting raises new doubts about safety of live entertainment

After another horrific mass shooting, questions are being raised about safety at concerts. → Read More

Reports: Rocker Tom Petty dead at 66

The musician experienced cardiac arrest and died at an LA hospital. → Read More

Las Vegas mass shooting raises new doubts about safety of live entertainment

After another horrific mass shooting, questions are being raised about safety at concerts. → Read More

Melania Trump: School librarian turned Dr. Seuss book donation into 'something divisive'

Melania Trump is having her say after a Massachusetts school librarian rejected the first lady's donation of Dr. Seuss books because they're racist and unneeded. "To turn the gesture of sending young students some books into something divisive is unfortunate, but the First Lady remains committed to her efforts on behalf of children everywhere," Trump's spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said in a… → Read More

Melania Trump: School librarian turned Dr. Seuss book donation into 'something divisive'

Melania Trump is having her say after a Massachusetts school librarian rejected the first lady's donation of Dr. Seuss books because they're racist and unneeded. "To turn the gesture of sending young students some books into something divisive is unfortunate, but the First Lady remains committed to her efforts on behalf of children everywhere," Trump's spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said in a… → Read More

Melania Trump: School librarian turned Dr. Seuss book donation into 'something divisive'

Melania Trump is having her say after a Massachusetts school librarian rejected the first lady's donation of Dr. Seuss books because they're racist and unneeded. "To turn the gesture of sending young students some books into something divisive is unfortunate, but the First Lady remains committed to her efforts on behalf of children everywhere," Trump's spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said in a… → Read More

The debate over Dr. Seuss: When racist themes collides with childhood nostalgia

Expert: People who remember Seuss stories with affection find it hard to critically examine them later for hidden themes that even he might've missed. → Read More

Librarian Rejects Melania Trump's Dr. Seuss' Donation, Calls Books 'Racist Propoganda'

Melania Trump is having her say after a Massachusetts school librarian rejected the first lady's donation of Dr. Seuss books because they're racist and unneeded. → Read More

Melania Trump: School librarian turned Dr. Seuss book donation into 'something divisive'

Melania Trump is having her say after a Massachusetts school librarian rejected the first lady's donation of Dr. Seuss books because they're racist and unneeded. "To turn the gesture of sending young students some books into something divisive is unfortunate, but the First Lady remains committed to her efforts on behalf of children everywhere," Trump's spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said in a… → Read More

Melania Trump: School librarian turned Dr. Seuss book donation into 'something divisive'

"To turn the gesture of sending young students some books into something divisive is unfortunate," Trump's spokeswoman said Friday. → Read More

Yo Gotti pal Corey McClendon charged with attempted murder in shooting of Young Dolph

LAPD arrested Corey McClendon, pal of chart-topping Yo Gotti, in connection with shooting of Young Dolph. → Read More

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: Is an engagement imminent?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their first public appearance together this week. Is an engagement around the corner? → Read More

'Dukes of Hazzard' star charged with assaulting girl, 16

Court records show Tom Wopat is charged with assaulting the girl and a woman in July while rehearsing for the musical "42nd Street" at the Waltham-based Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston. → Read More

'Dukes of Hazzard' star Tom Wopat charged with assaulting 16-year-old girl

Tom Wopat is charged with assaulting the girl while rehearsing for a stage production in Waltham, Mass. → Read More

'Dukes of Hazzard' star Tom Wopat charged with assaulting 16-year-old girl

Tom Wopat is charged with assaulting the girl while rehearsing for a stage production in Waltham, Mass. → Read More

'Dukes of Hazzard' star Tom Wopat charged with assaulting 16-year-old girl

Tom Wopat is charged with assaulting the girl while rehearsing for a stage production in Waltham, Mass. → Read More