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Nancy Wilson, Grammy winning jazz singer, dies at 81

Andrew Dalton and Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 9:39pm

Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning "song stylist" and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died.

Manager says Grammy-winning jazz singer Nancy Wilson has died at age 81

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 9:34pm

Manager says Grammy-winning jazz singer Nancy Wilson has died at age 81.

Oscar-nominated actress Sondra Locke dies at 74

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 6:17pm

Actress and director Sondra Locke, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her first film role in 1968's "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" and went on to co-star in six films with Clint Eastwood, has died.

CNN: Anchor promptly made on-air correction about Arpaio

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 4:09pm

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio alleged in a defamation lawsuit earlier this week against three news organizations that CNN made no effort to correct anchor Chris Cuomo's erroneous statement that the lawman was a convicted felon.

In 'Beale Street,' a radiant portrait of young black love

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 2:34pm

Barry Jenkins years ago went on Etsy to have a James Baldwin quote embroidered onto his leather phone case. The line so resonated with the filmmaker that it's also spoken in Spanish by a character in his short film "Chlorophyl." Jenkins no longer has the case but when the Baldwin line is read to him, he quickly takes up the reciting.

2018 Breakthrough: Elsie Fisher of 'Eighth Grade'

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 11:24am

Elsie Fisher was about to give up on acting right before Bo Burnham's coming-of-age project "Eighth Grade" came on her radar, and it's a good thing she decided to take one last chance.

Half of iconic Bert & I duo dies 60 years after recording

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 10:59am

Bob Bryan, one half of the comedy duo Bert and I, which had fun at the expense of Maine Yankees and popularized the immortal punchline, "You can't get there from here," has died at his home in Quebec. He was 87.

2018's top movie moments, from 'Shallow' to 'The Shining'

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 10:52am

A film doesn't have to be great to have a great moment.

The pressure of composing new music for 'Mary Poppins'

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 10:44am

Everyone involved in the making of "Mary Poppins Returns " felt the pressure to do justice to the original 1964 film.

2018 Breakthrough Entertainer: 'Boo'd Up' singer Ella Mai

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 9:52am

Singer Ella Mai appreciates how much "Boo'd Up" has changed her life and jumpstarted her music career, but she wants to make one thing clear: "I know how to make songs. I'm not the 'Boo'd Up' girl."

Doo doo doo doo doo doo: 'Baby Shark' bites into the culture

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:38am

In the wise words of James Corden, there comes along a song every so often that defines a generation.

Hours after Springsteen show closes, film drops on Netflix

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:19am

To director Thom Zimny, the key element in his filmed version of Bruce Springsteen's Broadway show was in the star's eyes.

MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski apologizes for homophobic comment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:15am

President Trump attacked MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski on Thursday for using a homophobic slur on the air and tweeted that if a conservative person had said it, "that person would be banned permanently from television."

Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Nicks join Rock Hall of Fame

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 6:08am

Janet Jackson joins her brother Michael and the Jackson 5 as members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, earning induction on Thursday along with Stevie Nicks and the top fan vote-getter, Def Leppard.

Christina Aguilera headlines New Year's Eve in Times Square

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 6:08am

Christina Aguilera will perform live minutes before the ball drops to usher in 2019 in New York's Times Square.

Berlin completes new addition to Museum Island complex

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 5:57am

Berlin has completed a new addition to its Museum Island complex aimed at complementing the popular museums there and making it more user-friendly.

Russian parliament runs rap song contest amid crackdown

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 5:25am

The Russian parliament on Thursday announced a rap song competition amid a crackdown on contemporary music that evoked Soviet-era censorship of the arts.

Barack Obama receives RFK Human Rights award at NYC gala

Sabrina Caserta, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 3:27am

Former President Barack Obama was honored with the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award at a gala in midtown Manhattan Wednesday evening.

Happy Days? Director Ron Howard visits Oklahoma birthplace

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 4:33pm

Oscar-winning movie director Ron Howard says he still feels connected to the Oklahoma town where he was born but never lived, after visiting the now-shuttered hospital of his birth.

Argentine actor in anti-sex abuse video accused of rape

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:51pm

An Argentine television actor who participated in a video asking women to denounce sexual assaults is himself being accused of rape.