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Dolly Parton organizing telethon for Tenn. wildfire victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 5:51pm

Country icon Dolly Parton has organized a musical telethon to raise money for victims of the Tennessee wildfires that destroyed more than 1,700 homes in the resort town of Gatlinburg.

AP Source: Grammy country committee rejects Beyonce song

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 5:00pm

Beyonce earned a whopping nine Grammy nominations Tuesday, including best rock performance, but the singer's twangy song "Daddy Lessons" was rejected by the Recording Academy's country music committee.

Singer Sia and filmmaker-husband Erik Anders Lang separate

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:51pm

Grammy-nominated singer Sia and her filmmaker-husband, Erik Anders Lang, are separating.

Trump on the attack against 'SNL' again

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:21pm

The chief critic-elect of "Saturday Night Live," Donald Trump, is bashing the show and impersonator Alec Baldwin again — this time prodded into action Wednesday by NBC's own Matt Lauer.

Chailly avenges Puccini with original Butterfly

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:21pm

Principal conductor Riccardo Chailly has avenged Giacomo Puccini's memory with a successful staging of the composer's original version of "Madama Butterfly" for La Scala's gala season-opener Wednesday, 112 year after its hotly contested world premiere on the same stage.

With acclaim raining down, Casey Affleck tries to enjoy it

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:00pm

After spending the night shooting the most devastating scene in "Manchester by the Sea" — a scene in which, Casey Affleck's character, clutching a bag of groceries, stands before a tragedy that haunts him throughout the film — Affleck tripped and felt a shooting pain run up his back.

Megyn Kelly, Tina Fey talk empowerment in the time of Trump

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 2:01pm

"What an amazing year it's been for women," Tina Fey shouted out Wednesday morning before she buckled over with a sustained and slightly maniacal laugh. Speaking to a room of celebrities, Hollywood execs and reporters in Los Angeles at The Hollywood Reporter's annual Women in Entertainment event, Fey, accepting the Sherry Lansing Award for Leadership with her usual wit and humor, also said she wondered "how we can proceed in dignity in this increasingly ugly, misogynistic time?"

Russell Crowe won't be charged over Azealia Banks scuffle

Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 1:22pm

Los Angeles prosecutors say they will not charge Russell Crowe with battery over a scuffle with rapper Azealia Banks in a Beverly Hills hotel room earlier this year.

A show, a trial and now the rerun in 'Cops' murder-for-hire

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 12:31pm

Dalia Dippolito either wanted a hit man to kill her newlywed husband, or she's the victim of police trying to become famous on the "Cops" television show.

Judge refuses Brad Pitt's request to seal custody filings

Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 12:20pm

A judge on Wednesday rejected Brad Pitt's request to seal details about custody arrangements in his divorce from Angelina Jolie Pitt.

US recovers marble statue, returns it to Italian government

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 12:04pm

The United States has returned to the Italian government a recovered marble statue that was stolen more than three decades ago.

Auction of Shirley Temple items includes childhood tap shoes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:51am

Two pairs of tap shoes belonging to the child movie star Shirley Temple have sold at auction for $20,000.

Dogs and babies among Helen Mirren's acting inspirations

Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:44am

Helen Mirren's acting inspirations involve fur and diapers.

Trump is Time magazine's Person of the Year

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:20am

Time magazine on Wednesday named Donald Trump its Person of the Year, bestowing what the president-elect called an "honor" even as he derided the idea that he'll lead "the Divided States of America."

Country rebel Sturgill Simpson awed by Grammy nom

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:51am

Sturgill Simpson's records have defied easy characterization (Country? Americana? Experimental Southern rock?), but this year The Recording Academy decided whatever genre he was, he made one of the best records of the year. And that's enough for him.

Megyn Kelly to Trump aide: Stop stirring up social media

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:04am

Megyn Kelly is calling on President-elect Donald Trump's social media director to stop encouraging hostile elements among some of his supporters.

Met stages female composer's opera 'L'Amour de Loin'

Mike Silverman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 6:50am

Spanning five brief acts, "L'Amour de Loin (Love from Afar)" tells of a long-distance and ultimately doomed romance between a medieval French troubadour and the countess of Tripoli.

Time magazine Person of the Year is President-elect Donald Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 5:40am

Time magazine Person of the Year is President-elect Donald Trump .

Trump tweets on interview when Person of the Year is named

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 5:30am

President-elect Donald Trump is tweeting that he will be interviewed Wednesday morning on NBC amid speculation that he'll be named Time magazine's person of the year.

Biden not planning on 2020 bid, but will 'never say never'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 5:20am

Vice President Joe Biden is continuing his coy approach to a possible 2020 presidential bid. For now, it's no.