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Public support ensures outdoor 'Blue Loop' art project stays

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 10:59am

A Michigan artist will be allowed to keep his outdoor art installation of thousands of found objects that officials ruled violated an anti-junk ordinance, after an outpouring of public support.

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett says he's been "truthful and consistent on every single level since day one."

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 10:31am

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett says he's been "truthful and consistent on every single level since day one."

Khalid, Brandi Carlile, Kelly Clarkson to sing at ACM Awards

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 10:03am

The ACM Awards will feature collaborations between pop star Khalid and Kane Brown, three-time Grammy-winner Brandi Carlile with Dierks Bentley and pop star Kelly Clarkson pulling double-duty with performances with both Jason Aldean and Dan + Shay.

Attorney's statement: Charges dropped against actor Smollett

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 9:57am

Attorneys said Tuesday that 16 felony charges accusing "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett of making a false police report about a racist and homophobic attack in downtown Chicago have been dropped.

Attorneys for "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett say charges alleging he lied to police about attack have been dropped

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 9:16am

Attorneys for "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett say charges alleging he lied to police about attack have been dropped.

Family of late DJ Avicii to launch foundation in his memory

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 9:03am

The family of the Grammy-nominated Swedish electronic dance DJ Avicii (ah-VEE'-chee) is launching a foundation in his memory.

To glam or not to glam soon after giving birth

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 8:04am

As Danielle Bayard Jackson was putting together her birthing team, she made sure to include a doula, all the details she wanted taken care of during delivery and how bright the lights should be for ambiance.

With 'Black Panther' and now 'Us,' Winston Duke is on a roll

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 7:34am

Winston Duke went from relative obscurity to being a household name with his first film and he wasn't even the lead, or second or third performer listed for that matter. That the first film in question was "Black Panther" didn't hurt, but that Duke still managed to stand out as rival Wakandan leader M'Baku amid such star power and spectacle is all the more impressive.

Geragos named in extortion case, has string of celeb clients

Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 7:58pm

Attorney Mark Geragos has had a long career representing high-profile clients including Michael Jackson, Colin Kaepernick and Jussie Smollett. Now he might need a defense attorney himself after being named Monday in a case accusing lawyer Michael Avenatti of trying to extort Nike.

Media takes heat following Mueller conclusions

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 3:59pm

Holding a copy of the New York Times to the camera on Monday, a giddy Steve Doocy of Fox News Channel said the headline about special counsel Robert Mueller's findings in the Russia investigation "probably killed whoever had to type this."

'Shadows' sucks comedy from the everyday lives of vampires

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 12:19pm

Think your roommates are a pain? Try living in a house full of vampires.

Tom Clancy's widow expands challenge of rights ownership

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 12:09pm

Tom Clancy's widow says in a lawsuit that his estate is the exclusive owner not just of the novelist's famous character Jack Ryan, but the rights to the character John Clark and several books.

Family members celebrate birthday of late 'Queen of Soul'

Mike Householder, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 11:39am

Family members celebrated Aretha Franklin on what would have been the Queen of Soul's 77th birthday Monday with a memorial service and a screening of a documentary film.

Tate exhibition looks at Van Gogh's early years in London

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 11:21am

Vincent Van Gogh left behind just one painting of a British scene, but a new exhibition shows that London was a big influence on the Dutch artist.

Review: Happy hunting Bonnie and Clyde in 'The Highwaymen'

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 10:24am

in a famous ambush and a hail of bullets.

Luke Combs, Ashley McBryde, LANCO win ACM new artists awards

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 9:55am

Country artists Luke Combs, Ashley McBryde and LANCO get to attend the ACM Awards in Las Vegas next month knowing they are already winners.

Actor Michael Madsen accused of driving under the influence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 9:48am

Police have arrested actor Michael Madsen after they say he was stopped while driving under the influence.

Benatar, Etheridge added to Tanglewood summer lineup

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 8:41am

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Melissa Etheridge and Richard Thompson have been added to Tanglewood's 2019 Popular Artist summer series.

Hugh Jackman "very excited" to be heading back to Broadway

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 7:33am

Hugh Jackman says he's looking forward to coming back to Broadway next year as a classic roguish traveling salesman in a play he first performed in as a teenager.

Country duo Maddie & Tae return with new label, new music

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 7:29am

Two years ago, country duo Maddie & Tae were in the studio working what they thought would be their sophomore record on Dot Records. Maddie Marlow and Taylor Dye were both just 18 when they signed their record deal and had a successful debut album "Start Here" with a No. 1 platinum debut single "Girl in a Country Song," a roasting of gender stereotypes in contemporary country music. Expectation was high for their follow-up record.