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Ella Fitzgerald mural comes to singer's Virginia hometown

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:20am

A Virginia town plans to unveil a mobile mural of its native daughter, singer Ella Fitzgerald.

Sondheim an honoree, Trump a target at annual PEN gala

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:21am

Stephen Sondheim, whose fellow honorees at Tuesday night's gala for PEN America included an imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker and the organizers of the women's marches in January, was in a humble mood.

JFK diary written in post-WWII Europe to go up for auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:52pm

A diary kept by John F. Kennedy during his brief stint as a journalist after World War II is up for auction this week.

NBC reporter, Latina journalism pioneer Cecilia Alvear dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:42pm

Cecilia Alvear, who fought for Latino inclusion in newsrooms and reached unprecedented heights for a Hispanic woman in journalism in a decades-long career with NBC news, has died, her partner said Tuesday.

Aretha blasts Dionne Warwick but she declines to fire back

Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:24pm

The Queen of Soul is coming out swinging against fellow legend Dionne Warwick, accusing her of making up a story that she was Whitney Houston's godmother, even though the alleged offense happened five years ago at Houston's funeral.

Madonna expresses her displeasure about planned biopic

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:20pm

Madonna isn't happy with a new biopic planned on her pre-fame life.

Ella Fitzgerald's 100th birthday marked with Grammy exhibit

Michael Cidoni Lennox, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:58pm

The Grammy Museum is putting rare Ella Fitzgerald memorabilia on display for what would have been the singing legend's 100th birthday.

Los Angeles' piano-playing mayor declares 'La La Land' day

Ryan Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:49pm

Los Angeles' mayor declared Tuesday "La La Land" day as acrobats suspended by ropes danced their way across the outside walls of City Hall to the tune of the film's jubilant opening number "Another Day of Sun."

Hello? Justice Stephen Breyer's cellphone rings in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:47pm

Even Supreme Court justices forget to turn off their cellphones.

Mick Jagger avoids limelight as Charlie Watts wins award

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:16pm

It's not often Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger tries to avoid the spotlight and shift attention to drummer Charlie Watts.

'Bachelor' star Chris Soules charged in deadly Iowa crash

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:16pm

Chris Soules, an Iowa farmer who starred on "The Bachelor" two years ago, was arrested Tuesday after authorities say he caused a traffic accident that killed a fellow farmer and fled the scene.

Scott Baio explains remarks on Erin Moran after backlash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:16pm

Scott Baio says he's "heartbroken" over Erin Moran's death and his suggestion that his former "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi" co-star might have died of drugs or alcohol was a response to media reports.

University of Michigan gets unpublished Orson Welles scripts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:11pm

Orson Welles' daughter has given the University of Michigan dozens of the renowned filmmaker's scripts, including many unpublished works from the 1950s and 1960s.

Disney sets May 2019 release for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:03pm

"Star Wars" is coming back to the summer movie season.

Drake named world's most popular recording artist in 2016

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 11:37am

Drake was the world's most popular recording artist in 2016, as the growth of music streaming gave global music sales their biggest boost in 20 years.

Disney to premiere 'Descendants' sequel across 5 networks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 11:07am

The Disney Channel is giving a big push to its sequel for the "Descendants" movie in July, premiering it simultaneously on five television networks and online.

'Grey's Anatomy's' Jesse Williams files for divorce

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:58am

"Grey's Anatomy" star Jesse Williams has filed for divorce from wife Aryn Drakelee-Williams after more than four years of marriage.

Will Smith, Paolo Sorrentino join Cannes Film Festival jury

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:52am

Will Smith, Jessica Chastain and Italian director Paolo Sorrentino are joining the jury for the 70th Cannes Film Festival.

Patricia Cornwell returns to beginnings as crime novelist

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:05am

Patricia Cornwell has gone back to her beginnings, the place where she got her start writing crime novels.

TV's 'Orange Is the New Black' honors slain character

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:34am

Fans of "Orange Is the New Black" could do a double take this week in several large cities around the world — a familiar face may be looking back at them.