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'David Makes Man' explores the power of a teen's imagination

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 9:04am

When Michael B. Jordan first met with "Moonlight" writer Tarell Alvin McCraney, the two surprisingly discovered through an emotional conversation that both had more in common than they realized.

Florida battery charge dropped against singer Chris Brown

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 4:35pm

A felony battery charge has been dropped against singer Chris Brown, who had been accused of attacking a nightclub photographer in Florida two years ago.

Publisher confirms Halperin book despite intense criticism

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:04pm

Mark Halperin's planned book about the 2020 election has been officially announced amid protests that the "Game Change" co-author hasn't earned a second chance since facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment.

Tommy Orange among winners of American Book Award

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 12:14pm

Tommy Orange's novel "There There" and Jeffrey C. Stewart's biography of Harlem Renaissance thinker Alain Locke are among this year's winners of American Book Awards, given for works that highlight the diversity of the country's literature.

Vince Gill weighs hard truths with emotional depth on 'Okie'

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 12:06pm

Vince Gill might make people break down in tears when they listen to his vulnerable new record in which he sings about regret, marriage, faith, sexual abuse and hard choices. But then again, so did he.

Bubba Hiers, brother of Paula Deen, dies of cancer at 65

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:28am

Bubba Hiers, who left behind landscaping to help his celebrity sister Paula Deen grow her Savannah restaurant business as she rose to fame, has died at age 65.

The Rock announces wedding on Instagram

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:05am

With a simple "We do," Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson announced his wedding to his longtime girlfriend on Instagram.

Paul Simon plants a tree at Hawaii forest preserve on Maui

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:02am

Musician Paul Simon joined environmentalists trying to reinvigorate a Hawaii forest on Maui and planted a tree during a ceremony, a report said.

Search for wealthy Polish film producer missing on lake

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 7:59am

Rescuers in Poland are searching for a celebrity businessman and socialite who went missing after falling from a motorboat into a lake.

Early Epstein accuser: Police could have stopped him in 1997

Katie Campione and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 6:38am

More than two decades before Jeffrey Epstein took his own life, a woman went into a California police station and filed one of the earliest sex-crime complaints against him: that he groped her during what she thought was a modeling interview for the Victoria's Secret catalog.

Chinese pop stars publicly back Beijing on Hong Kong

Juwon Park, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 12:18am

At least eight pop stars from mainland China and one each from Taiwan and Hong Kong are publicly stating their support for Beijing's one-China policy, eliciting a mixture of disappointment and understanding from fans.

Planned book by Mark Halperin faces widespread criticism

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 6:39pm

A reported book deal for Mark Halperin, the "Game Change" co-author and political commentator who has faced multiple allegations of sexual harassment, is being greeted with widespread outrage. Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson called the deal "a slap in the face to all women."

Experts: Burning Man playa dust not serious health concern

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 10:08am

Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Burning Man is served with a side of playa dust that covers cars and clothing and finds its way into places where the sun doesn't shine.

Duane Allman's old guitar 'Layla' sells for $1.25 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 8:20am

Fans of Duane Allman in Macon, Georgia, say they didn't expect the late musician's old guitar to sell for $1.25 million at a recent auction.

'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' animator Richard Williams has died

Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 9:02am

Richard Williams, a Canadian-British animator whose work on the bouncing cartoon bunny in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" helped blur the boundaries between the animated world and our own, has died. He was 86 years old.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 9:15pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Heather Locklear pleads no contest to fighting with deputies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 6:31pm

Heather Locklear has pleaded no contest to charges that she fought with first responders during two visits to her Southern California home last year.

'Easy Rider' star, 1960s swashbuckler Peter Fonda dies at 79

Lindsey Bahr and Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 6:05pm

Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic "Easy Rider," has died. His family said in a statement that Fonda died Friday morning at his home in Los Angeles. He was 79.

Peter Fonda, 'Easy Rider' star, counter-culture figure and brother of actress Jane Fonda, has died at 79

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 4:43pm

Peter Fonda, 'Easy Rider' star, counter-culture figure and brother of actress Jane Fonda, has died at 79.

LA Opera declines details on Placido Domingo investigation

Jocelyn Gecker and Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 3:23pm

The Los Angeles Opera has declined to release any details of its promised investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against opera legend Placido Domingo, the company's longtime general director, including whether it has already started.