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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2018 file photo, Gladys Knight arrives at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The seven-time Grammy Award-winner will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at this year’s Super Bowl, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. Knight says she’s proud to use her voice to “unite and represent our country” in her hometown of Atlanta.(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
January 17, 2019 - 9:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Gladys Knight will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at this year's Super Bowl. The seven-time Grammy Award-winner says she's proud to use her voice to "unite and represent our country" in her hometown of Atlanta. The 74-year-old and the Pips were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall...
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January 16, 2019 - 6:38 am
SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) — YouTube is trying to prevent otherwise bright people from doing dangerous things. The video-sharing network owned by Google is cracking down on harmful or dangerous pranks. Updated policies no longer allow challenges that present "an apparent risk of death" and ban content...
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January 15, 2019 - 7:40 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ivan Reitman is passing the Ghostbusters torch to his son. Four-time Oscar nominee Jason Reitman is set to direct a new installment in the Ghostbusters series for Sony Pictures set to come out in the summer of 2020. Reitman tweeted Tuesday night that he's "finally got the keys to...
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George Jankowski, a furloughed U.S. Department of Agriculture worker, helps a friend move out of an apartment in Cheyenne, Wyo., Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Jankowski was paid $30 for his help. Many federal workers are doing odd jobs or driving for ride-hailing apps to help make ends meet during the partial federal government shutdown. (AP Photo/Mead Gruver)
January 15, 2019 - 2:42 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When her paychecks dried up because of the partial government shutdown, Cheryl Inzunza Blum sought out a side job that has become a popular option in the current economy: She rented out a room on Airbnb. Other government workers are driving for Uber, relying on word-of-mouth...
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January 15, 2019 - 6:38 am
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Actress Carol Channing, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and on television, has died at age 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll says Channing died of natural causes at 12:31 a.m. Tuesday in Rancho Mirage, California. Boll says she had twice suffered strokes in the last...
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Celine Dion performs at the "Aretha! A Grammy Celebration For The Queen Of Soul" event at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, January 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. The special is set to air on March 10, 2019. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
January 14, 2019 - 2:37 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The late Aretha Franklin's songs were so impactful that some of music's bests from Alicia Keys to Celine Dion took the stage Sunday to relive the Queen of Soul's biggest hits in a taped tribute concert. Every rendition of Franklin's songs from "Respect" to "I Say a Little Prayer...
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Glenn Close, left, and Lady Gaga, winners in a tie for the best actress award, pose in the press room at the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Close won for her role in "The Wife" and Lady Gaga won for her role in "A Star Is Born." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
January 13, 2019 - 10:28 pm
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — "Roma" is the top winner at the Critics' Choice Awards, winning best picture, foreign language film and a pair of individual honors for director Alfonso Cuaron. The 24th annual ceremony held Sunday at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California, also split the top actress...
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January 13, 2019 - 9:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Game of Thrones" fans, get ready. HBO announced Sunday night that the eighth and final season will begin on April 14. In a one minute and 44 second teaser released Sunday, Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) are seen in the crypts...
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This image released by STXfilms shows Bryan Cranston, left, and Kevin Hart in a scene from "The Upside." (David Lee/STXfilms via AP)
January 13, 2019 - 1:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Hart isn't hosting the Oscars, but he's got a number one movie. "The Upside," starring Hart and Bryan Cranston, surpassed expectations to open with $19.6 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The strong performance of "The Upside" pushed "Aquaman" to...
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Steve Greenberg, an attorney for R Kelly, speaks during an Associated Press interview Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Chicago. Greenberg said that the R&B star denies all the allegations of sexual misconduct made by women in a recent television special and others, saying that he never knowingly had sex with a minor, sexually abused any woman or held anyone against their will. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
January 11, 2019 - 6:53 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for R. Kelly said Friday that the R&B star denies all allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls, including those made in a recent documentary, although he says neither he nor Kelly has watched the entire movie. Attorney Steve Greenberg...
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