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Songs by Jay-Z, Lauper being added to Recording Registry

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 1:04am

Songs performed by Jay-Z, Cyndi Lauper and a Robert F. Kennedy speech are among 25 recordings being inducted to the National Recording Registry.

Jay-Z, Dead & Co, the Killers to perform at Woodstock 50

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 5:09pm

Jay-Z, Dead & Company and the Killers will headline one of the 50th anniversary shows commemorating the groundbreaking Woodstock festival this summer.

Coroner says 'Young and Restless' star died of heart disease

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 4:33pm

"The Young and the Restless" star Kristoff St. John died of heart disease, with excessive drinking at the time of his death a contributing factor, according to a coroner's report released Tuesday.

Unusual 'Bachelor' finale pays off for ABC in ratings race

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 2:39pm

An unusual ending to ABC's long-running attempted love matches on "The Bachelor" paid off for the network.

After 'Gotham,' Ben McKenzie goes from hero to movie bad guy

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 2:05pm

Ben McKenzie is looking forward to his next career chapter after "Gotham," both on-screen and behind the camera.

Jordan Peele dares everyone to look at the horrors of 'Us'

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:29pm

Jordan Peele's sweet spot as a filmmaker are the "pit in your stomach" moments. That thing that happens when you realize the woman stirring the tea isn't just there for conversation. When you notice that the help is a little off. Or, as in his new film "Us," when you see that the family of four standing in your driveway late at night looks exactly like you.

Now 30, 'The Little Mermaid' paved the way for Elsa and Anna

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 11:39am

It's not uncommon for people to just look at Jodi Benson and burst into tears.

Bernie Torme, guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, dead at 66

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 11:33am

Bernie Torme, a guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, died a day before his 67th birthday, according to his drummer.

Tom Hanks surprises woman by singing 'Happy Birthday'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 11:02am

Tom Hanks surprised a New Mexico woman celebrating her birthday at an Albuquerque restaurant when he treated her to a special performance of "Happy Birthday."

Wendy Williams reveals she is living in 'sober house'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 10:31am

Wendy Williams says she's living in a "sober house" because of addiction struggles.

Attorney seeks pardon for Laurie Bembenek murder conviction

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 10:00am

The attorney for Laurie "Bambi" Bembenek, Wisconsin's most famous runaway fugitive who insisted until her death in 2010 that she did not kill her husband's ex-wife, hopes Gov. Tony Evers will finally clear her name with a posthumous pardon she unsuccessfully sought for decades.

Chicago police union wants federal probe in Smollett case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 9:31am

The Chicago police union's president alleges that the county's top prosecutor interfered with the investigation of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett before recusing herself and wants the Justice Department to determine if she broke any laws.

Colbert postpones visit to New Zealand after attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 9:25am

Talk show host Stephen Colbert has postponed what was supposed to be a surprise visit to New Zealand following the terrorist attack in Christchurch that killed 50 people.

James Corden returns to host the 2019 Tony Awards

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 9:05am

James Corden is returning to host the 73rd annual Tony Awards.

Jerry Lee Lewis cancels shows, is recovering from stroke

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 9:04am

Rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has been transferred from a hospital to a rehabilitation center following a stroke last month, but will have to cancel upcoming shows, including his appearance at the New Orleans Jazz Festival.

Tyler Perry steps in to help 4 children of slain single mom

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 8:42am

Less than a day after the family of a slain single mother of four launched a fundraising appeal, actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry has lent his support.

Tommy Orange wins PEN/Hemingway Award for debut novel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 8:01am

Novelist Tommy Orange keeps winning awards.

A rough journey to new music for Jenny Lewis

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 7:53am

Life hasn't been easy for singer Jenny Lewis since the sunnier days when she performed in support of a 2014 album while wearing a rainbow-hued pantsuit and carrying a guitar with similar bright colors.

Anderson Cooper has a 2-book deal, first expected in 2022

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 5:03am

Anderson Cooper has a two-book deal and plans to collaborate with historian-novelist Katherine Howe.

Filmmaker David Lynch teaching a class on creativity

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 5:03am

According to filmmaker David Lynch, all it takes are 70 ideas to make a feature film.