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Wendy Williams' new hot topic: Helping substance abusers

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:17am

Talk show diva Wendy Williams feels lucky to be alive after more than a decade of cocaine abuse and now wants to help others be present in their own lives.

Hargitay hails impact of 'SVU' as it marks 20 seasons

John Carucci, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 8:47am

Mariska Hargitay thinks "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" has played a huge role in educating people on sexual violence, but believes there is still a lot of work to do.

Lauren Daigle wants to break down walls to Christian music

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 8:31am

Three years ago, Lauren Daigle took home three Dove Awards for her debut record, "How Can It Be," and the Louisiana singer-songwriter got her first taste of the weight of genre's expectations on her shoulders. The 2015 album, one of only a few Christian music albums to have been certified platinum in recent years, propelled her to the top of the Christian music charts.

AP Interview: Chopin contest winner praises old pianos

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 6:23am

The winner of the world's 1st Chopin competition on historic pianos says the search for the original sound restores the appeal of classical music and helps artists understand the composer's intentions.

Singer Elton John and partner win libel judgment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 5:24am

Singer Elton John and partner David Furnish have accepted an apology and undisclosed libel damages over a newspaper report that their dog severely injured a child while on a play date.

Berlin Wall reproduction off, at least for now

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 2:56am

The German capital won't be getting a reproduction of the Berlin Wall after all — at least for now.

Unreleased Chris Cornell songs to be released in November

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:03pm

New Chris Cornell music is being released more than a year after his death.

Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence, immigration in videos

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:01pm

The Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence at schools and immigration in two new music videos for their song, "Big Love."

Contempt charge against reporter dropped in 'Bachelor' case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:32pm

A contempt charge has been dismissed against a former Iowa television reporter who was accused of violating a judge's order last year not to take courtroom video of "The Bachelor" star Chris Soules.

Daughter of legendary soul singer James Brown dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 5:06pm

A daughter of the late Godfather of Soul James Brown has died.

Drake fan: New heart 'feels different, but in a good way'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:49pm

The suburban Chicago girl who received a heart transplant after dancing her way into a meeting with Drake says she's feeling great.

'Assassination Nation' wants to get under your skin

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:59pm

"Assassination Nation" is trying to make you uncomfortable. The film even starts out with about a dozen "trigger warnings" previewing the horror that is to come in this internet age Salem witch trial about four teenage girls who become the enemies of an entire town when a hacker stars leaking individuals' information.

Suge Knight pleads to manslaughter over fatal confrontation

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:13pm

Averting a murder trial that had been nearly four years in coming, former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded no contest Thursday to voluntary manslaughter for running over and killing a Compton businessman and agreed to serve nearly 30 years in prison.

Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleads no contest to voluntary manslaughter in fatal 2015 confrontation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:11pm

Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleads no contest to voluntary manslaughter in fatal 2015 confrontation.

Poet Sonia Sanchez working on memoir, 'Watch My Language'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:09pm

With the help of Ta-Nehisi Coates, poet Sonia Sanchez is writing a memoir.

'Pod Save America' political podcast is coming to HBO

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:43pm

The popular political podcast "Pod Save America" is coming to HBO for a series of four specials.

Brad Pitt's foundation sues architect over New Orleans homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:17pm

Actor Brad Pitt's foundation has sued a New Orleans architect, saying defective design work led to leaks and other flaws in homes built for residents of an area that was among the hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina.

'Veronica Mars' starring Kristen Bell gets revived by Hulu

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:53am

Veronica Mars has another mystery to solve.

Texas man allegedly sent threatening letters to Taylor Swift

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:09am

A 26-year-old Austin, Texas, man has been arrested on federal charges for allegedly sending threatening letters to pop star Taylor Swift and showing up at her record label in Nashville, Tennessee.

Harvard's Hasty Pudding casts first women in 175 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:17am

Harvard University's Hasty Pudding theater troupe has cast its first women after nearly two centuries of all-male productions.