WASHINGTON (AP) - First lady Melania Trump invited sixth graders to the White House on Tuesday to watch a movie about kindness as part of her anti-bullying campaign - even as her office pushed back against one of the first lady's own critics on Twitter.
NEW YORK (AP) - NBC's Megyn Kelly swiftly apologized Tuesday for a morning show segment that questioned why dressing up in blackface for a Halloween costume is wrong. Following a social media backlash, Kelly wrote in an email to NBC News colleagues that she realized such behavior is wrong, that the history of blackface in culture is abhorrent.
NEW YORK (AP) - CBS was television's most popular network last week, but that status is no longer the slam-dunk that it has been for the last decade and a half. It was CBS' second weekly victory of the young television season, matching NBC's two victories, the Nielsen company said Tuesday. NBC handily won among viewers aged 18 to 49, the demographic group that it cares the most about.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rapper Nicki Minaj is being sued for sampling a Tracy Chapman song without permission. Chapman filed a copyright infringement lawsuit Monday in a Los Angeles federal court. The Grammy-winning singer says Minaj's unreleased track "Sorry" incorporates the lyrics and vocal melody from her 1988 single "Baby Can I Hold You." The lawsuit states the "Fast Car" singer repeatedly denied multiple requests to sample her song for Minaj's fourth album "Queen."
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ruth E. Carter, the creator of the stunning costumes of "Black Panther" and numerous other Hollywood films, will receive the career achievement award at next year's Costume Designers Guild Awards. The guild announced Tuesday that the two-time Academy Award nominee will receive the honor at the 21st annual ceremony held Feb. 19 in Beverly Hills. Carter's costumes for the blockbuster "Black Panther" earned widespread praise for how they incorporated African culture.
NEW YORK (AP) - MoviePass, the struggling discount movie ticket subscription service, is being spun off by the company that owns it. Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. did not try to obscure the reasons why on Tuesday. MoviePass has become a burden.
TOKYO (AP) - French film star Catherine Deneuve received Japan's most prestigious art award on Tuesday at a ceremony in Tokyo, where she was greeted by Emperor Akihito. Deneuve received the Praemium Imperiale for her achievement in film and theater performances. The 84-year-old Akihito, who is abdicating at the end of April, shook hands with Deneuve at a reception afterward and congratulated her, according to Japan's Kyodo News agency.