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Candy Crush vs. Mortal Kombat for Video Game Hall of Fame

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 9:34am

The World Video Game Hall of Fame fielded thousands of nominations for the Class of 2019 from more than 100 countries, hall officials said Thursday after narrowing the field to 12.

Germany: Michael Jackson exhibit opening amid revived claims

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 9:21am

An exhibition of art about Michael Jackson is opening in Germany amid fresh controversy over the singer's alleged abuse of children.

David Letterman: I stayed on network TV for too long

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 8:35am

David Letterman says he stuck around on network television about 10 years too long.

Dubai finds itself entangled in case against R. Kelly

Jon Gambrell and Malak Harb, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 2:53am

Dubai found itself entangled in the sex abuse case against American R&B singer R. Kelly on Thursday after the performer asked a U.S. judge to allow him to come to the Arabian Peninsula sheikhdom to perform shows and "meet with the royal family."

K-pop star Jung Joon-young arrested in sex video scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 9:57pm

South Korean police on Thursday arrested K-pop singer Jung Joon-young over allegations that he illegally shared sexually explicit videos of women taken without their knowledge or consent.

Daniels: 'Pain and anger' around 'Empire' in recent weeks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 7:29pm

"Empire" co-creator and executive producer Lee Daniels says the weeks since cast member Jussie Smollett was arrested and charged with fabricating a racist and homophobic attack have been "a freakin' rollercoaster."

10 emerging writers receive $50,000 Whiting grants

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 6:48pm

Poet Tyree Daye will finally have some time to really write, and not think too much about money.

Scripts from 'Dick Van Dyke Show' to be digitally preserved

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 4:53pm

Hollywood producer Carl Reiner and the National Comedy Center say they're working together to digitally preserve Reiner's collection of scripts from the 1960's "The Dick Van Dyke Show."

Citing cash woes, R Kelly asks judge for OK to fly to Dubai

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 1:59pm

Cash-strapped R. Kelly asked a judge Wednesday to let him travel to the Middle East to perform several concerts, according to a new court filing that said he has struggled to get work in the U.S. since his February arrest on sex abuse charges.

Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino to headline Lollapalooza

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 12:51pm

Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots and The Strokes will headline this summer's Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago.

Huffman's court date pushed back in admissions scam case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 12:07pm

A judge has granted a request to push back actress Felicity Huffman's court appearance in Boston on charges that she participated in a college admissions cheating scam.

Hollywood power elite hosting Kamala Harris fundraiser

Brian Slodysko and Juana Summers, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 11:37am

Many of Hollywood's power elite, including prolific television hit maker Shonda Rhimes, were hosting a fundraiser Wednesday for Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris.

Respecting elders: Maya Angelou clip sparks courtesy debate

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 10:07am

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Respecting elders: Maya Angelou clip sparks courtesy debate

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 10:03am

How we address our elders and why set off a social media debate recently after a Los Angeles scriptwriter tweeted an old TV clip of Maya Angelou.

Trio of child-sex documentaries spotlights victims' parents

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 8:43am

A trio of high-profile child sexual abuse documentaries has generated intense scrutiny of the people who should matter most to kids: their parents. But what critics with no experience of their own may not realize or accept, experts say, is that parents of victims can be groomed by perpetrators along with their children.

UK gallery, Sackler Trust agree not to proceed with donation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 4:38am

Britain's National Portrait Gallery says it won't move ahead with a 1 million pound ($1.3 million) donation from the charitable arm of a family embroiled in the U.S. opioid crisis.

Books on slavery, prison system win literary prizes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 4:02am

Books on slavery, the prison system and the Harlem Renaissance are among this year's winners of J. Anthony Lukas prizes, named for the late author and journalist.

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.