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Sports, entertainment stars converge for ESPN party

Mekhi Phifer arrives at the ESPN Super Bowl XLIX Party on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Stars from the sports and entertainment world mingled Friday night at ESPN’s lavish pre-Super Bowl party, which featured an energetic performance from pop newcomer Charli XCX.

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Japan self-censors images, words linked to hostage crisis

A woman walks past a poster of animation "Assassination Classroom" in Tokyo, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood - or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syria - have been cut out. Some anime and other entertainment programs are altering, canceling or postponing episodes violating those sensitivities - typical of the kind of self-restraint shown here to avoid controversy. The following day, broadcaster Fuji Television Network canceled an episode of the animation, citing "inappropriate material given the current situation." (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

TOKYO (AP) — Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood — or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syria — have been omitted. Some anime and other entertainment programs are altering, canceling or postponing episodes violating those sensitivities — typical of the kind of self-restraint shown here to avoid controversy.

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‘Foyle’s War’ returns for a final, satisfying season

This photo provided by Acorn TV shows John Mahoney as Andrew Del Mar in "Foyle's War" on Acorn TV. The final season of “Foyle’s War,” debuts Monday, Feb. 2,  2015, on the streaming service Acorn TV. (AP Photo/ITV/Acorn TV)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The end is at hand for “Foyle’s War,” the absorbing, impeccably produced World War II-era series that moved smoothly from crime to spy drama as the years passed.

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‘Gotham’ star Taylor delights fans with his Penguin villainy

In this image released by Fox, Robin Lord Taylor portrays Oswald Cobblepot in a scene from "Gotham," airing Mondays at 8 p.m. EST on Fox. (AP Photo/Fox, Jessica Miglio)

NEW YORK (AP) — Although filmed in the real Gotham City, Fox’s “Gotham” inhabits a New York all its own. What resides here is part reverential mythmaking (it recounts Batman’s genesis), part free-floating film noir (whose 1940s manners coexist with ’60s-vintage cars and circa-’90s cellphones). It’s a hybrid dreamscape in meticulous limbo.

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Kim Kardashian, other celebrities appear in Super Bowl ads

This image provided by Kia shows a portion of the company's television ad featuring Pierce Brosnan, scheduled to run during Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Kia)

NEW YORK (AP) — Along with puppies and babies, celebrities are a Super Bowl advertising staple. And this year is no exception.

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