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Broadway and West End star Marin Mazzie dies

Actress and soprano Marin Mazzie, a three-time Tony Award nominee known for powerhouse Broadway performances in “Ragtime,” ”Passion” and “Kiss Me, Kate,” has died...

Broadway and West End star Marin Mazzie dies

Actress and soprano Marin Mazzie, a three-time Tony Award nominee known for powerhouse Broadway performances in “Ragtime,” ”Passion” and “Kiss Me, Kate,” has died...

Michelle Dockery shares photo from ‘Downton Abbey’ film set

Filming has begun for the “Downton Abbey” movie. Michelle Dockery, who plays Lady Mary in the global hit, posted a photo on Instagram with the...

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper react to ‘A Star Is Born’...

TORONTO — The response to Bradley Cooper‘s romantic saga “A Star Is Born” has been intense. Critics have boasted of crying uncontrollably. Fans outside...

Stand Up To Cancer raises best-ever $123M in pledges

LOS ANGELES — Stand Up To Cancer says its sixth celebrity-filled telethon was its most successful yet. The organization said Sunday that the fundraiser received...

Aretha Franklin’s dresses and hats to go up for auction

More than 30 dresses and accessories worn on stage by Aretha Franklin are going up for auction. The Queen of Soul died at age 76...

Blake Shelton appointed to wildlife board in Oklahoma

Country singer and “The Voice” star Blake Shelton has been appointed to the board of a foundation that will raise money for wildlife conservation...

Terry Crews settles suit with agent he says groped him

LOS ANGELES  — Actor Terry Crews and agent Adam Venit have agreed to settle a lawsuit in which Crews alleged Venit groped him at...

Late Lynyrd Skynyrd members to join Oklahoma’s hall of fame

MIAMI, Okla. — Two members of Lynyrd Skynyrd killed in a plane crash at the Southern rock band’s peak will be inducted into the...

Warner Bros. and HBO adopt company-wide inclusion policy

Six months after Frances McDormand introduced the world to the concept of an inclusion rider in her Oscars speech, Warner Bros. and its sister...

Kathleen Kennedy, Cicely Tyson among film academy honorees

Actress Cicely Tyson, composer Lalo Schifrin and publicist Martin Levy will be getting honorary Oscar statuettes this fall at the film academy’s Governors Awards,...

Amber Tamblyn writing book of essays

Amber Tamblyn, the actress, feminist and #MeToo activist, is working on a book of essays. Archetype announced Wednesday that it will publish Tamblyn’s “Era of...

Woman regrets photos of ‘Cosby Show’ actor at Trader Joe’s

TRENTON, N.J. — The woman who took photos of a former regular on “The Cosby Show” while he worked at a New Jersey grocery...

Doctor rules out serious condition after Bono loses voice

BERLIN — U2 lead singer Bono is reassuring fans that he’ll have his voice back for the rest of U2’s European tour after ending...

T-Pain, bodyguard detained at airport after gun in carry-on

ATLANTA  — Grammy Award-winning rapper T-Pain was detained by Atlanta police after he tried going through a security checkpoint with a gun at Hartsfield-Jackson...

Aretha Franklin funeral bishop apologizes to Ariana Grande

DETROIT — The bishop who officiated Aretha Franklin’s funeral apologized Friday to Ariana Grande for how he touched her onstage and a joke he...

Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy welcome baby boy

Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy have welcomed a baby boy. A publicist for the actors told The Associated Press on Friday that the couple gave...

Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy welcome baby boy

Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy have welcomed a baby boy. A publicist for the actors told The Associated Press on Friday that the couple gave...

Manager found guilty of defrauding Ne-Yo, Brian McKnight

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A federal jury has convicted a business manager of defrauding R&B artists Ne-Yo and Brian McKnight in a sports beverage scheme. see...

Brad Pitt foundation faces lawsuit over New Orleans homes

NEW ORLEANS — An attorney plans to sue actor Brad Pitt‘s foundation over the degradation of homes built in an area of New Orleans...

Ariana Grande to perform at Aretha Franklin’s funeral

NEW YORK — Ariana Grande will be among the performers who will pay tribute to Aretha Franklin at her funeral Friday. Grande will be among...

Ariana Grande to perform at Aretha Franklin’s funeral

NEW YORK — Ariana Grande will be among the performers who will pay tribute to Aretha Franklin at her funeral Friday. Grande will be among...

Ariana Grande to perform at Aretha Franklin’s funeral

NEW YORK — Ariana Grande will be among the performers who will pay tribute to Aretha Franklin at her funeral Friday. Grande will be among...

David Letterman and Jimmy Carter launch Habitat project

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Former President Jimmy Carter and comedian David Letterman have helped launch a Habitat for Humanity building blitz in northern Indiana. The...

Museum a fitting host for Aretha Franklin’s public viewings

DETROIT (AP) — Thousands are expected to pour into Detroit’s Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on Tuesday and Wednesday to pay...

Prince’s family sues doctor who prescribed him pain pills

MINNEAPOLIS — The family of the late rock star Prince is suing a doctor who prescribed pain pills for him, saying the doctor failed...

Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson to speak at Aretha Franklin’s funeral

Former President Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Cicely Tyson will be among the speakers at Aretha Franklin‘s funeral next week. Franklin’s...

Huge music stars set to perform at Aretha Franklin’s funeral

An all-star lineup that includes Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Shirley Caesar and many more will perform at Aretha Franklin’s funeral next...

Huge music stars set to perform at Aretha Franklin’s funeral

An all-star lineup that includes Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Shirley Caesar and many more will perform at Aretha Franklin’s funeral next...

Jenelle Evans’ ex pleads guilty to running meth lab

MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. — A man who once appeared in the MTV reality show “Teen Mom 2” has pleaded guilty to running a meth...

Ex-3 Doors Down bassist’s wife allegedly mailed drugs to him in...

PASCAGOULA, Miss. — Authorities say the wife of an incarcerated former 3 Doors Down bassist tried to mail him prescription drugs. The Sun Herald of...

Janet Jackson to receive award at Black Girls Rock awards

Janet Jackson will receive the rock star award at the 2018 Black Girls Rock awards. The Grammy winner will be honored as a “phenomenal woman...

Queen Latifah to be honored with Marian Anderson Award

PHILADELPHIA — Queen Latifah will be honored with an award named for a pioneering opera singer. The Marian Anderson Award is given in Philadelphia to...

Lost Carly Simon-Mick Jagger duet ‘Fragile’ unearthed

LONDON — A lost Mick Jagger duet with Carly Simon has been found more than 45 years after it was first recorded. The song, apparently...

‘LazyTown’ villain Stefan Karl Stefansson dies at 43

LONDON (AP) — Icelandic actor Stefan Karl Stefansson, who played villain Robbie Rotten in the children’s TV series “LazyTown,” has died of cancer. He...

‘Nashville’ and ‘Freaky Friday’ actress dead at 83

LOS ANGELES — Barbara Harris, who starred in films including “Nashville” and “Freaky Friday,” has died. She was 83. Longtime friend Charna Halpern says Harris...

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ hoopla elicits mixed feelings in Asia

The craze for “Crazy Rich Asians” is hitting Asia, with a premiere in Singapore followed by openings in several neighboring countries later this week. Much...

Utah college won’t cancel David Cross show after ‘offensive’ Mormon tweet

SALT LAKE CITY — The University of Utah says a tweet from comedian David Cross showing him wearing undergarments sacred to the Mormon faith...

Utah college won’t cancel David Cross show after ‘offensive’ Mormon tweet

SALT LAKE CITY — The University of Utah says a tweet from comedian David Cross showing him wearing undergarments sacred to the Mormon faith...

Ariana Grande breaks down recalling Manchester tragedy

NEW YORK — The very mention of Manchester still brings Ariana Grande to tears. see also Ariana Grande's bag pays tribute to Manchester attack...

MTV planning Aretha Franklin tribute at VMAs

NEW YORK — The MTV Video Music Awards plans on honoring the legacy of Aretha Franklin — they’re just not sure how they will...

Stan Lee gets 3-year restraining order against ex-adviser

LOS ANGELES — Stan Lee’s restraining order against a former business manager has been extended for three years. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge approved...

R. Kelly sued for ‘extensive damage’ to rental homes

An Atlanta-area property company is suing Grammy-winning R&B artist R. Kelly for $203,400 over “extensive damage” to two homes he rented. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports...

Huntress singer Jill Janus commits suicide

PORTLAND, Ore. — Jill Janus, lead singer of the heavy metal band Huntress, has died at age 43, her family and band said Thursday. Janus...

Juelz Santana pleads guilty to gun charges, faces 20 years in...

Rapper Juelz Santana has admitted that he tried to get a gun onto a plane at a New York-area airport. see also Judge orders...

Paul Walker’s brothers open to acting in ‘Fast’ franchise again

LOS ANGELES  — Nearly five years after Paul Walker‘s death, his brothers say they’re open to playing his character again in the “Fast and...

Neil Diamond won’t let Parkinson’s slow him down

NEW YORK — Neil Diamond may have retired from the road due to Parkinson’s disease, but he said he’s working hard to get back...

Reese Witherspoon, Keith Urban on board for cancer telethon

Reese Witherspoon, Mahershala Ali and Keith Urban are among the stars joining the sixth Stand Up To Cancer telethon. Jennifer Garner, Trevor Noah, Marlee Matlin,...

Jean-Claude Van Damme’s son cuts a deal in roommate knife incident

TEMPE, Ariz. — A son of actor Jean-Claude Van Damme has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for holding his roommate at knifepoint at their...

Jean-Claude Van Damme’s son cuts a deal in roommate knife incident

TEMPE, Ariz. — A son of actor Jean-Claude Van Damme has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for holding his roommate at knifepoint at their...

Lindsay Lohan’s stepmother won’t be charged for domestic battery

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Florida prosecutors have decided not to file domestic battery charges against the stepmother of actress Lindsay Lohan. Kate Major Lohan was...

The rise of celebrity book clubs

Jimmy Fallon remembers a summer a few years back when it seemed everybody was reading “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn. “Everyone had that book. If...

Aerosmith to launch Las Vegas residency next year

Aerosmith is the latest act to head to Las Vegas to launch a residency. The rock band announced Wednesday that “Aerosmith: Deuces are Wild” would kick...

Chris Pratt on James Gunn firing: ‘It’s not an easy time’

LOS ANGELES — Chris Pratt says “it’s not an easy time” as he and the rest of the “Guardians of the Galaxy” cast look...

Vigil held for Aretha Franklin in Detroit church

DETROIT — People are praying for Aretha Franklin in the Detroit church where her father was once a pastor. The special vigil at New Bethel...

Kristen Bell jumped at the chance to narrate IMAX documentary ‘Pandas’

LOS ANGELES — Anyone who has seen Kristen Bell break down in (happy) hysterics over a sloth knows the actress’ affinity for animals, especially...

Stevie Wonder and Jesse Jackson visit ill Aretha Franklin

Stevie Wonder visited an ailing Aretha Franklin at her home in Detroit on Tuesday. Franklin’s publicist Gwendolyn Quinn told The Associated Press on Tuesday that...

Police investigating bomb threat that halted Rascal Flatts concert

NOBLESVILLE, Ind.  — Authorities say a bomb threat is what prompted country group Rascal Flatts to abruptly end a concert in Indiana last week. The...

Beyoncé honors ailing Aretha Franklin in Detroit performance

DETROIT — Queen Bey dedicated her performance with husband Jay-Z to the Queen of Soul drawing a thunderous roar from Aretha Franklin‘s hometown of...

Issa Rae, Childish Gambino to take stage at Rihanna’s Diamond Ball

Issa Rae will host Rihanna‘s fourth annual Diamond Ball next month, and Childish Gambino will perform. Rihanna’s black-tie event will take place Sept. 13 at...

Issa Rae, Childish Gambino to take stage at Rihanna’s Diamond Ball

Issa Rae will host Rihanna‘s fourth annual Diamond Ball next month, and Childish Gambino will perform. Rihanna’s black-tie event will take place Sept. 13 at...

Idris Elba responds to James Bond rumors in cryptic tweet

LONDON — British actor Idris Elba is stoking speculation he may take over the role of James Bond when Daniel Craig steps aside, offering...

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