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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.

Hungarian director Ferenc Kosa, winner in Cannes, dies at 81

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 11:52am

Ferenc Kosa, winner of the best director award at the 1967 Cannes film festival, has died at 81, the Hungarian Academy of Arts said Wednesday.

'Jurassic Park,' 'Shining' added to National Film Registry

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:34am

The National Film Registry is turning 30 and will bring in a new crop of films ranging from dinosaurs' return from extinction, a cowboys-in-love drama and stories showcasing Native Americans.

Timing is perfect for Florida Georgia Line's 1st Grammy nom

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:53am

Country powerhouse duo Florida Georgia Line has been dominating the sound of the genre for eight years and setting historical records in sales, airplay and streaming, and they've finally landed a coveted acknowledgement from the Recording Academy with their first-ever Grammy nomination.

Breakthrough Entertainer: 'Insecure' star Natasha Rothwell

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:50am

Natasha Rothwell claims she is shy in real life, but her scene-stealing supporting roles in HBO's hit show "Insecure" and the film "Love, Simon" have proven otherwise.

List of nominees for 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:45am

A list of the nominees for the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, announced Wednesday in West Hollywood, California:

2018 Breakthrough Entertainer: Country singer Kane Brown

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:29am

Kane Brown wasn't sure he was going to make it. But there was one thing he was certain about: He was never going to give up.

Robert Caro reflects on his career in upcoming book

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 6:09am

Robert Caro's next book isn't his fifth and final volume on Lyndon Johnson or like anything he has done before.

In Iceland, 13 'Yule Lads' come to town to herald Christmas

Egill Bjarnason, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 5:39am

The people of northern Iceland have had their travel plans disrupted with a record high snowfall this December. Roads have been shut, flights cancelled and school suspended.

Marilyn Monroe memorabilia auction fetches more than $1.6M

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 4:54am

An auction of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia has earned more than $1.6 million, including $120,000 paid for a touring version of the actress' iconic white dress from "The Seven Year Itch."

'A Star Is Born' tops SAG Awards nominations, snubs abound

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 1:11am

"A Star Is Born" led nominations for the 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards with four nods including best ensemble on Wednesday, firmly establishing Bradley Cooper's romantic revival as this year's Academy Awards front runner.

Oprah Winfrey praises Toni Morrison at Manhattan dinner gala

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 8:54pm

Oprah Winfrey was in town to praise one of her idols, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison.

Beyonce! Hillary! India revels in a very big wedding

Emily Schmall, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 6:03pm

In a season of big Indian weddings, the Wednesday marriage of the scions of two billionaire families might be the biggest of them all.

Michelle Obama surprises Detroit students at Motown Museum

Mike Householder, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 3:39pm

Michelle Obama surprised a group of Detroit college students, walking in as the young men of color took part in a roundtable discussion on education at the Motown Museum.