Arts and entertainment

December 30, 2016 - 1:30 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Elton John teared up while paying tribute to his friend George Michael during a concert in Las Vegas this week. With a picture of Michael lighting up the backdrop of the stage, he performed "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me." The 53-year-old Michael died on Christmas Day. John...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2013, file photo, Jennifer Lopez arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Photos and videos posted online Dec. 30, 2016 of Lopez dancing with and kissing Drake has prompted internet speculation of a duet or romance between the two. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)
December 30, 2016 - 12:25 pm
On the heels of posting pictures of themselves in a warm embrace, video has surfaced of Drake and Jennifer Lopez getting close at a high school prom-themed party. Video posted on social media by fan sites of the two stars shows J-Lo giving Drake a quick kiss after the pair was crowned prom king and...
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December 30, 2016 - 11:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In the face of heavy criticism, Simon & Schuster is pushing forward plans to publish a book by the conservative provocateur, Milo Yiannopoulos. Yiannopoulos writes for Breitbart, considered by many as a platform for the so-called "alt-right," a white nationalist movement...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2013, file photo, actor Liam Hemsworth and singer and actress Miley Cyrus arrive on the red carpet at the US premiere of the feature film "Paranoia" at the DGA Theatre in Los Angeles. Cyrus and Hemsworth visited patients at a San Diego children's hospital Dec. 29, 2016. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)
December 30, 2016 - 11:20 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Miley Cyrus and her fiancee, Liam Hemsworth, have brought some holiday cheer to patients at a San Diego children's hospital. On Instagram on Thursday, Cyrus posted selfies with patients and other highlights of the couple's trip to Rady Children's Hospital. She thanked the hospital...
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FILE- In this Sept. 10, 2011, file photo, Debbie Reynolds, left, and Carrie Fisher arrive at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Reynolds, star of the 1952 classic "Singin' in the Rain" died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, according to her son Todd Fisher. She was 84. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
December 30, 2016 - 11:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An HBO documentary about the relationship between actress and writer Carrie Fisher and her Hollywood legend mother, Debbie Reynolds, will air Jan. 7. "Bright Lights: Starring Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher," was expected to premiere on the cable network this spring but HBO moved...
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This image released by TLC shows form left to right, Danielle Savre as Anna, Brock O’Hurn as Brody and Crystle Stewart as Frankie in a scene from Tyler Perry’s TLC drama “Too Close to Home.” (TLC via AP)
December 30, 2016 - 10:09 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Tyler Perry is known for creating opportunities for black actors. But recently the African-American filmmaker weathered a backlash for assembling an all-white starring cast for the TLC drama series "Too Close to Home." Perry rejects the criticism, much of it on social media. Some...
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This image released by TLC shows form left to right, Danielle Savre as Anna, Brock O’Hurn as Brody and Crystle Stewart as Frankie in a scene from Tyler Perry’s TLC drama “Too Close to Home.” (TLC via AP)
December 30, 2016 - 9:56 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Tyler Perry is known for creating opportunities for black actors. But recently the African-American filmmaker weathere a backlash for assembling an all-white starring cast for the TLC drama series "Too Close to Home." Perry rejects the criticism. "That's totally reverse racism,...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2016, file photo, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, sings in the Conference Center at the morning session of the two-day Mormon church conference in Salt Lake City. Choir member Jan Chamberlin posted a resignation letter that she says she sent to choir leaders on her Facebook page Thursdaym Dec. 29, 2016. In it, she writes that by performing at the inaugural, the 360-member Choir will appear to be “endorsing tyranny and facism” and says she feels “betrayed” by the choir’s decision to take part. (AP Photo/George Frey, File)
December 30, 2016 - 6:31 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir says she has resigned from the famed group over its decision to perform at next month's inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. Jan Chamberlin posted her resignation letter to choir leaders on her Facebook page Thursday. In it, she...
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2014 file photo, Darryl McDaniels of Run-DMC performs at Christmas in Brooklyn in New York. The rap group Run-DMC has filed a $50 million lawsuit in New York accusing Wal-Mart, Amazon, Jet and other retailers of selling products that traded on the group's name without permission. The suit was filed in the Southern District of New York on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)
December 30, 2016 - 12:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The rap group Run-DMC filed a $50 million lawsuit in New York accusing Wal-Mart, Amazon, Jet and other retailers of selling products that traded on the group's name without permission. A founder of the group and owner of the Run-DMC brand, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, was listed as the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2014 file photo, Darryl McDaniels of Run-DMC performs at Christmas in Brooklyn in New York. The rap group Run-DMC has filed a $50 million lawsuit in New York accusing Wal-Mart, Amazon, Jet and other retailers of selling products that traded on the group's name without permission. The suit was filed in the Southern District of New York on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)
December 29, 2016 - 11:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The rap group Run-DMC has filed a $50 million lawsuit in New York accusing Wal-Mart, Amazon, Jet and other retailers of selling products that traded on the group's name without permission. The group says the defendants are utilizing its name in the "production, advertising,...
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