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Herb Adderley, star cornerback with 6 NFL titles, dies at 81

Herb Adderley, the Hall of Fame cornerback who joined the NFL as a running back and became part of a record six championship teams...

Dove Awards name for KING & COUNTRY top artist

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Brother duo for KING & Country earned their first artist of the year award at the Gospel Music Association’s Dove...

Andrew Lloyd Webber releases first song from ‘Cinderella’

NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Lloyd Webber is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of his “Jesus Christ Superstar” album with the first...

Actor Lori Loughlin reports to prison in college scam

BOSTON (AP) — “Full House” actor Lori Loughlin has reported to a federal prison in California to begin serving her two-month sentence for her...

Curious about going to a movie theater? 7 things to know

It’s been over two months since movie theaters started reopening in the U.S., but there is still a fair amount of consumer confusion about...

Paris Jackson mines her heartache for solo debut album

NEW YORK (AP) — It started in her bedroom with just a guitar, but Paris Jackson has turned coping with the heartache after a...

The Latest: Trump meets troops involved in al-Baghdadi raid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Scarlett Johansson, Colin Jost marry in private ceremony

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost have tied the knot a year after engagement. ...

Carnegie Hall to remain closed through April 5

NEW YORK (AP) — Carnegie Hall has extended its closure due to the coronavirus pandemic through April 5. ...

New channel offers fare for women in the LGBTQ community

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An online channel devoted to women in the LGBTQ community is launching with shows including a pandemic-set romantic comedy and...

Letters, texts, caravans, parades: Advocates mobilize voters

Sometimes her hand hurt, but Nancy Gehman kept writing. Every evening from July until mid-October, the 85-year-old retiree sat with a gel pen, writing...

Judge grants 9-month delay to Meghan’s lawsuit against paper

LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Thursday granted a request by the Duchess of Sussex to postpone the trial of her privacy lawsuit...

US vetted stars’ politics to showcase Trump virus response

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public relations firms hired by the Department of Health and Human Services vetted political views of hundreds of celebrities for a...

Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris to play CMAs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Luke Combs and more are set to take the stage at the CMA Awards...

The University of Pittsburgh acquires August Wilson trove

NEW YORK (AP) — The University of Pittsburgh has acquired the archive of the late playwright and Pittsburgh native son August Wilson, a trove...

Khloe Kardashian confirms she had coronavirus in video

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Khloe Kardashian says she had tested positive for the coronavirus. ...

Former DHS official says he wrote ‘Anonymous’ Trump critique

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Trump administration official who penned a scathing anti-Trump op-ed and book under the pen name “Anonymous” revealed himself Wednesday...

World Series TV ratings average drops 32% below previous low

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers’ six-game win over the Tampa Bay Rays received an average television rating 32% below the previous...

Judge allows John Hinckley to publicly display his artwork

The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan can now publicly display his writings, artwork and music, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. ...

Porn star Ron Jeremy pleads not guilty to new rape charges

Adult film star Ron Jeremy pleaded not guilty Wednesday to new charges of rape and sexual assault involving six victims, including a teenage girl,...

Country artist Cam confronts hard truths on ‘The Otherside’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The five-year journey between albums for country singer Cam was an evolution in coming to grips with hard truths about...

Diane di Prima, Beat poet and activist, dead at 86

NEW YORK (AP) — Diane di Prima, a poet, activist and teacher who was one of the last surviving members of the Beats and...

Outlaw country artist Billy Joe Shaver dead at 81

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Outlaw country singer songwriter Billy Joe Shaver, who wrote songs like “Honky Tonk Heroes,” “I Been to Georgia on a...

Ahead of the election, a landslide of documentaries

NEW YORK (AP) — The election has unleashed an avalanche of documentaries like no season before it. ...

‘Masked Singer’ begets ‘Masked Dancer,’ set for December

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox's hit series “The Masked Singer” is getting company with “The Masked Dancer,” a chance for celebrity contestants to show...

UK vaccine chief warns of over-optimism, early imperfection

LONDON (AP) — Warning that the first COVID-19 vaccines may be imperfect, the head of the U.K effort to develop a vaccine called Wednesday...

Russell Wilson, Ciara fund charter school in Seattle area

SEATTLE (AP) — Football star Russell Wilson and his wife Ciara, the Grammy-winning performer, are the latest wealthy philanthropists to back a charter school...

Gang member who says he beat up R. Kelly sentenced in deaths

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A convicted gang member who said he beat up jailed R&B singer R. Kelly in a Chicago cell in August...

QAnon’s ‘Save the Children’ morphs into popular slogan

MORRIS, Ill. (AP) — At a busy intersection in this small Illinois town, Lynn Vermillion smiles at passing drivers who honk their support for...

Author of best-selling ‘Maid’ takes on college in ‘Class’

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephanie Land, who shared her story of single parenthood and working life in the best-selling memoir “Maid,” is writing a...

Whitney Houston makes history with 3rd diamond album

NEW YORK (AP) — The late Whitney Houston has earned her third diamond-certified album, becoming the first Black artist to achieve the feat. ...

Tokyo festival opens with grueling boxing ‘Underdog’ film

TOKYO (AP) — Masaharu Take’s films have always focused on painful stories about Japan's “under-class,” people who are often overlooked in a nation stereotyped...

Jon Stewart will be back in the host’s chair for Apple TV+

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jon Stewart is returning to TV, more than five years after bowing out as host of “The Daily Show” and...

The Latest: Trump heaping attention on 1 Nebraska district

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): ...

NXIVM guru gets 120 years in prison in sex-slaves case

NEW YORK (AP) — Disgraced self-improvement guru Keith Raniere, whose NXIVM followers included millionaires and Hollywood actors, was sentenced to 120 years on Tuesday...

Chrissy Teigen delivers heartfelt essay on miscarriage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chrissy Teigen wrote a heartfelt message about the recent loss of her third child with husband John Legend. ...

‘Voice’ co-stars Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani engaged

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — “The Voice” co-stars Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are engaged and sharing the good news on social media. ...

World Series sets another low for television viewers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers’ 6-2 Game 3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays was the least-watched World Series game ever,...

K-pop band TWICE reveals its daring side on new album

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — TWICE, a popular K-pop group known for its catchy lyrics and colorful aesthetics, has released its second full album,...

Daniel Menaker, award-winning author and editor, dead at 79

NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Menaker, an award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction and a longtime editor at The New Yorker and Random House...

Melania Trump slams Biden, Dems in first solo campaign stop

ATGLEN, Pa. (AP) — Melania Trump lined up squarely with her husband Tuesday on her first solo trip of the 2020 campaign, slamming Joe...

If Trump wanted people to avoid ’60 Minutes,’ it didn’t work

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump can still be a potent television draw, although in the case of “60 Minutes” this past week,...

Virus cases spike at Milan’s La Scala, Naples’ San Carlo

MILAN (AP) — The number of performers at Milan’s famed La Scala opera house who have tested positive for the coronavirus has risen to...

Stop the music! Chorus of artists tell Trump to turn it down

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From the beloved opening lines of Leonard Cohen's “Hallelujah” to the rousing, children's-choir conclusion of the Rolling Stones' “You Can't...

T-Mobile offers up yet another TV streaming service

Yet another service provider is jumping into the TV streaming wars. This time it's T-Mobile and its TVision service with live news, entertainment and...

Van Halen’s California hometown plans memorial to guitarist

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Eddie Van Halen's Southern California hometown will memorialize the late guitar legend, but it's still unclear what form the tribute...

Final ‘Miss Peregrine’ novel to be published in February

NEW YORK (AP) — We'll soon be saying farewell to peculiars, non-peculiars and ymbrynes: Ransom Riggs has written his final tale of “Miss Peregrine's...

A one-man ‘A Christmas Carol’ fills theater need in pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — What does the theater community desperately need during a time of social distancing? An actor who can play multiple characters...

A look at artists who’ve objected to Trump using their songs

From classic American rockers to British artists to the estates of late legends, here's a look at some of the musicians who have objected...

Blowin’ in the wind: Lost interviews hold new Dylan insights

For nearly half a century, they were blowin' in the wind: lost interviews that contained surprising new insights about celebrated singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. ...

Arrests, drama 6 years after S. Africa soccer star’s killing

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Six years and one day since South Africa's popular national soccer team captain was fatally shot at his...

‘Magic Tree House’ books to be adapted into graphic novels

NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Pope Osborne is preparing her million-selling “Magic Tree House” series for a new adventure. ...

UK judge to rule Nov 2 on Depp’s libel suit against tabloid

LONDON (AP) — A British judge will rule next week on whether Johnny Depp was libelled by a tabloid newspaper that branded him a...

Entertainers discuss disability representation in Hollywood

It’s an old cliche that if an actor wants to win an Oscar, he or she should consider playing a character with a disability....

Can I celebrate Halloween during the pandemic?

Can I celebrate Halloween during the pandemic? ...

Lt. Col. Vindman writing memoir, ‘Here, Right Matters’

NEW YORK (AP) — Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman, the national security aide who offered key testimony during the impeachment hearings of President Donald...

Questlove’s quest: To find woman who bought him a turntable

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Ahmir Thompson, founder of The Roots and drummer for the “Tonight Show” band, wants to find the kind stranger who...

Surgery successful for GOP US Senate candidate Jason Lewis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis of Minnesota underwent successful emergency surgery for a severe internal hernia on Monday, just eight...

Paris train attack hero makes bid for Congress from Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In 2015, Alek Skarlatos and two friends thwarted an attack by a gunman on a Paris-bound train, a dramatic and...

New this week: ‘This Is Us,’ Baby Yoda, ‘The Craft’ redone

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. ...

The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch lead AMA nominations with 8 each

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch are the leading nominees for this year’s American Music Awards with eight apiece. ...

Prince Harry says ignorance no excuse for unconscious bias

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Prince Harry says it took him many years and the experience of living with his wife, the former Meghan Markle,...

`The books that help her through’: Winfrey suggests seven

NEW YORK (AP) — With Election Day approaching and the pandemic ongoing, Oprah Winfrey is setting aside her usual book club recommendations and instead...

Kershaw stops steal of home, hands Dodgers 3-2 Series lead

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — As much as Clayton Kershaw has dominated hitters throughout a glittering career, he has not silenced those who cite his...

Harry Styles investing in new music venue in Manchester

LONDON (AP) — While most music stars are rescheduling tour dates to 2021, Harry Styles is looking farther ahead and making plans to headline...

The Latest: Kershaw beats Rays again, gives LA Series lead

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 5 of the World Series (all times local): ...

Atlanta rapper Silento charged with driving 143 mph on I-85

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta rapper Silento was arrested Friday and accused of driving 143 mph (230 kph) on Interstate 85, authorities said. ...

Passenger in Offset’s car arrested for concealed weapon

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A passenger in a car driven by Migos rapper Offset was arrested in Beverly Hills, California Saturday evening on...

Show goes on for Olivier Awards, even with UK theaters shut

LONDON (AP) — Andrew Scott and Ian McKellen were among acting winners as Britain’s Laurence Olivier Awards celebrated the best of the London stage...

‘Brian’s Song,’ ‘Roots,’ ‘Purple Rain’ writer dies at 83

LOS ANGELES (AP) — William Blinn, a screenwriter for the landmark TV projects “Brian’s Song” and “Roots” and the Prince film “Purple Rain,” has...

The Latest: Pence’s top aide tests positive for coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Jerry Jeff Walker, Texas singer and songwriter, dies at 78

Jerry Jeff Walker, a Texas country singer and songwriter who wrote the pop song “Mr. Bojangles,” has died at age 78. ...

Arnold Schwarzenegger feels ‘fantastic’ after heart surgery

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Arnold Schwarzenegger says he is feeling “fantastic” after his recent heart surgery. ...

Arlo Guthrie, citing health, says he’s retired from touring

LOS ANGELES (AP) — You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant. But it appears we've seen Arlo Guthrie tell us that in...

Art exhibit in Chadwick Boseman’s hometown honors legacy

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There’s a hole in Anderson, South Carolina. It opened suddenly in August when Chadwick Boseman, one of the city’s favorite...

AP source: NBA targeting Dec. 22 as start to coming season

The NBA may be back before Christmas and fans could return to games at some point next season, if one plan considered by the...

Fiasco over pope’s cut civil union quote intensifies impact

ROME (AP) — The world premiere of a documentary on Pope Francis was supposed to have been a bright spot for a papacy locked...

Berklee appoints first woman to lead music college

The Berklee College of Music has chosen Erica Muhl to serve as the school's next president, making her the first woman to lead the...

Matt Blair, star linebacker for Vikings, dies at 70

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Matt Blair, one of the great linebackers in Minnesota Vikings history and a six-time Pro Bowler who played in two Super...

NBC’s Welker sharp in first turn as debate moderator

NEW YORK (AP) — Moderator Kristen Welker — with the help of an offstage mute button — helped give Americans the substantive, crackling debate...

World Series draws record-low audience for 2nd night

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The World Series drew a record-low audience of television viewers for the second straight night. ...

Mexico broadcaster: Pope’s civil union quote not broadcast

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican television broadcaster confirmed Thursday that Pope Francis’ bombshell comments endorsing same-sex civil unions were made during a May...

Lawsuit of Michael Jackson sexual abuse accuser dismissed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has dismissed the lawsuit of one of two men who alleged that Michael Jackson abused them as boys...

Dancing through quarantine and Harlem — in a bubble

NEW YORK (AP) — Living and breathing dance is par for the course at the Dance Theater of Harlem. It's just never looked like...

Stars to honor students at GLSEN’s reimagined 30th awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network will honor six students through celebrity-directed stories at its 30th annual reimagined ceremony....

Celebrities unite to various get-out-the-vote efforts

NEW YORK (AP) — In the final days before the U.S. election, celebrities from Kerry Washington to Billie Jean King and Danai Gurira are...

Kevin Hart: Hosting MDA telethon is a ‘major level-up’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Hart says hosting a re-imagined online fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association is “a major level-up for me.” ...

Santa Claus won’t be coming to Macy’s this year

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's said Santa Claus won't be greeting kids at its flagship New York store this year due to the coronavirus,...

Pandemic hurts AT&T in 3rd quarter; wireless unit stable

NEW YORK (AP) — The pandemic continued to hit AT&T through the third quarter as closed theaters, wary U.S. moviegoers and the Hollywood shutdown...

Trailblazer Charley Pride to get lifetime achievement award

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Trailblazing country music star Charley Pride will get a lifetime achievement award at the CMA Awards in November. ...

Study: TV industry falls short of off-camera inclusivity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Zendaya won last month’s Emmy Award for top drama series actress, her triumph seemed to underscore the TV industry’s...

Mixed Philippine reaction on pope nod on gay civil unions

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Pope Francis’ endorsement of same-sex civil unions drew mixed reactions Thursday in the Philippines, Asia’s bastion of Catholicism, with a...

Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee top Billboard Latin Music Awards

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Bad Bunny and Daddy Yankee triumphed at the Billboard Latin Music Awards Wednesday, claiming seven trophies apiece at the pandemic-delayed...

Carrie Underwood named top artist at CMT Music Awards

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Carrie Underwood already had the most CMT Music Awards of any artist, but she'll need to make more room on...

Former Raiders offensive lineman Mario Henderson dies at 35

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Former Raiders offensive lineman Mario Henderson has died. He was 35. ...

James Randi, dazzling magician and skeptic, dies at 92

James Randi, a magician who later challenged spoon benders, mind readers and faith healers with such voracity that he became regarded as the country’s...

Dodgers, Rays draw record-low TV World Series audience

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers' victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 drew a record-low audience of television viewers...

Divided reactions in US as pope backs same-sex civil unions

LGBTQ Catholics and their allies in the U.S. welcomed Pope Francis’ endorsement of same-sex civil unions, the first time he’s done so as pontiff,...

Giuliani shown in hotel bedroom scene in new ‘Borat’ film

NEW YORK (AP) — Rudy Giuliani is shown in a compromising position in a hotel room with a young woman acting as a television...

UK festival curator accuses UAE minister of sex assault

LONDON (AP) — The chair of Britain’s Hay literary festival said Sunday the event will not return to Abu Dhabi after one of the...

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