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Ne-Yo, left, and Jennifer Lopez perform a medley during a tribute to Motown's 60th anniversary at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
February 10, 2019 - 11:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Lopez turned the Motown tribute into the J-Lo show. The Latin singer-actress hit the Grammys stage on Sunday inserting her energetic dance-pop flavor into memorable Motown melodies such as "Dancing Machine" and "Dancing in the Street." She faced backlash on social media...
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Toni Cornell, from left, Christopher Nicholas Cornell, and Vicky Karayiannis arrive at the 61st annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
February 10, 2019 - 8:08 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The late Chris Cornell's daughter called her father's posthumous Grammy Award on Sunday a "bittersweet" moment for the family. Cornell's daughter, Toni, and son, Christopher, accepted their father's trophy for best rock performance for his song "When Bad Does Good." The song was...
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FILE - In this May 19, 1980, photo, people walk past ruins in the Culmer section of Miami after rioting over the acquittal of four police officers charged with the 1979 beating death of Arthur McDuffie, a black motorcyclist. When future Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and future Attorney General Mark Herring admitted dressing up in blackface in the 1980s racial stereotypes and racist imagery in popular culture seemed to be everywhere. There also was racial unrest and historic elections of black mayors. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
February 10, 2019 - 10:48 am
At the time Virginia's future political leaders put on blackface in college for fun, Dan Aykroyd wore it too — in the hit 1983 comedy "Trading Places." Sports announcers of that time often described Boston Celtics player Larry Bird, who is white, as "smart" while describing his black NBA opponents...
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February 09, 2019 - 1:49 pm
CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- It's National Pizza Day! But if you didn't make plans yet, don't sweat it. There's still plenty of time to find deals and freebies near you. One of the more fun ones: IHOP's Pancizza. We don't know how to pronounce it, either. But it's a pizza-shaped pancake available in...
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(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
Ariel Parrella-Aureli
February 08, 2019 - 5:08 pm
(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- It's been a newsworthy week revolving around blackface scandals. Italian luxury brand Gucci is the latest to be caught in a negative stir about racial imagery. And now, the aftereffects have spiraled to calls for boycotting the company. On Feb. 6, the fashion brand released a...
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Emojipedia.org
February 06, 2019 - 7:25 pm
Some of the new symbols coming to major platforms will include inclusive characters, such as people with disabilities and same-sex couples. And, of course, there are lots of random oddities.
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This undated image provided by Anheuser-Busch shows a scene from the company's Bud Light 2019 Super Bowl NFL football spot. (Anheuser-Busch via AP)
February 04, 2019 - 7:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bud Light is touting that it doesn't use corn syrup, but that doesn't make it nutritionally much different from its competitors. The best-selling beer in the U.S. ran a medieval-themed Super Bowl ad on Sunday night that mocked rivals Miller Lite and Coors Light for using the...
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Jussie Smollett (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Steve Miller
February 04, 2019 - 4:48 pm
Police Spokesman Tom Ahern said the video is from security cameras in Streeterville. The cameras are located around a business near where 35-year-old Jussie Smollett had been walking early Tuesday.
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Microsoft via AP
February 04, 2019 - 8:07 am
This year some of the Super Bowl ads that grabbed the greatest buzz were surprises, like Bud Light's "Game of Thrones" teaser. Other crowd-pleasers focused on humor, like Amazon's take on celebrity product testers.
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