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Madonna's rambling Aretha Franklin tribute earns backlash

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 11:38pm

The backlash was swift for Madonna's rambling, egocentric tribute to Aretha Franklin at the MTV Video Music Awards, with media and Queen-of-Soul fans wondering why she got the gig in the first place.

Logic stages immigrant protest at VMAs with parents, kids

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 8:19pm

Wearing white T-shirts with the message "We are All Human Beings," more than two dozen immigrant children and their parents joined Logic and Ryan Tedder on stage Monday night at the MTV Video Music Awards to protest President Donald Trump's separation and detention policy.

The Latest: Cardi B slays in pink dress at MTV VMAs arrivals

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 6:24pm

The Latest on the MTV Video Music Awards (all times local):

Funeral home: Motown Funk Brother fret man Eddie Willis dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:02pm

A funeral home director says Eddie Willis, a key session guitarist for Motown Records, has died at his Mississippi home.

'The Sinner' was cathartic for Emmy nominee Jessica Biel

Brooke Lefferts, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 1:14pm

As a kid, like a lot of us, Jessica Biel practiced giving a speech in front of a mirror for that fairytale moment when she won a top award.

Autistic visitors can proceed with lawsuits against Disney

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 12:36pm

Visitors with severe autism can move ahead with their lawsuits claiming Disney's U.S. parks didn't do enough to accommodate their need for scheduled routines and no waits on its rides, according to a federal appeals court.

MTV VMAs was a shocking event, for the wrong reasons

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 9:05am

With most of music industry's top acts absent — from Beyonce to Bruno Mars — the MTV Video Music Awards lacked star power and felt flat, and some of the winners turned heads — for the wrong reasons.

MTV launches drive to get young people to vote

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 8:59am

MTV is launching its first-ever midterm election drive to encourage young people to register and vote, hoping fans make voting a communal effort with their friends.

MTV launches drive to get young people to vote

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 7:01am

MTV is launching its first-ever drive to encourage young people to register and vote during a midterm election year.

Gretchen Carlson: Miss America's claims cost pageant $75K

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:11pm

Miss America chairwoman Gretchen Carlson has struck back against the reigning Miss America, saying Cara Mund's allegations that Carlson and others bullied her have led to a loss of $75,000 in scholarship money for this year's contestants.

Comedian Andy Gross stirs outrage at Purdue University

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:52pm

Comedian Andy Gross stirred outrage at Indiana's Purdue University, which says the Los Angeles-based performer's act during a student orientation was inappropriate.

Backstreet Boys fans treated for injuries after storm

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 12:33pm

An Oklahoma casino says 14 people suffered cuts and bruises when a powerful rainstorm toppled entrance trusses and disrupted the start of an outdoor concert by the Backstreet Boys.

The Latest: The new alternative facts: 'Truth isn't truth'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:59am

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AP Interview: Photographer documented 1968 Soviet invasion

Karel Janicek, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:43am

It's been 50 years, but powerful images of the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia taken by photographer Josef Koudelka still resonate among Czechs and elsewhere in the world — they've even been admired in Russia.

Correction: Backstreet Boys Concert-Oklahoma story

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 8:10pm

In a story Aug. 18 about fans injured at a Backstreet Boys concert in Oklahoma, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the city in the dateline. The city is Thackerville, not Thackersville.

Ariana Grande tears up as she recalls Manchester tragedy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 11:13am

The very mention of Manchester still brings Ariana Grande to tears.

Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas make their engagement official

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 9:09am

It's official for Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas.

John Williams composition about ghost making world premiere

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 7:59am

A new John Williams composition about a ghost said to have scared Leonard Bernstein is making its world premiere.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 7:10am

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Janet Jackson, Daddy Yankee celebrate release of new song

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 10:47pm

Janet Jackson's fans were so energetic at an event Friday for her new single that one fan chimed in so the icon could speak without interruption.