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'True Justice' explores lawyer who defends death row inmates

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 12:53pm

A new HBO documentary on civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson links the legacy of lynchings of African Americans in the U.S. to those who have wrongly sat on death row.

Viola Davis determined to go above and beyond on diversity

John Carucci, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 12:39pm

When Viola Davis started her production company nearly a decade ago, she was determined to bring about change in Hollywood with a strategic mandate: Normalize people of color on screen.

McConnell to meet 9/11 responders to discuss victim's fund

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 11:48am

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is meeting this week with 9/11 first responders to talk about reauthorizing the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

Woodstock 50 may be back on at new venue

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 9:06am

A smaller Woodstock 50 festival could possibly be held at an upstate New York harness track and casino.

A list of winners at the 2019 BET Awards

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 10:32pm

A list of winners at the 2019 BET Awards, which aired live Sunday from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Wife of reality TV bounty hunter in medically induced coma

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 8:46pm

The wife of reality TV bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman is in a medically induced coma, a report said.

The Latest: Nipsey Hussle honored with award at BET Awards

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 6:37pm

The Latest on the 2019 BET Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater (all times local):

Steamy romance novelist Judith Krantz dies at 91

Stefanie Dazio and Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 3:30pm

Writer Judith Krantz, whose million-selling novels such as "Scruples" and "Princess Daisy" engrossed readers worldwide with their steamy tales of the rich and beautiful, died Saturday at her Bel-Air home. She was 91.

Longtime Kenzo designers stage final show in Paris

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 12:04pm

It was quite literally the final curtain for Kenzo's Carol Lim and Humberto Leon at Paris Fashion Week on Sunday, after the duo's eight successful years at the creative helm of the house came to a close.

Dave Bartholomew, co-wrote 'Ain't That a Shame," dies at 100

Hillel Italie and Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 12:00pm

Dave Bartholomew, a giant of New Orleans music and a rock n' roll pioneer who with Fats Domino co-wrote and produced such classics as "Ain't That a Shame," ''I'm Walkin'" and "Let the Four Winds Blow," has died. He was 100.

Michael Jackson's popularity endures, even after new scandal

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 9:32am

Michael Jackson was depicted as a child molester in the HBO documentary "Leaving Neverland" earlier this year, but the negative publicity hasn't greatly diminished the King of Pop's image.

University of New Mexico gets rare George Orwell collection

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 10:01pm

A longtime advocate and employee of the University of New Mexico University Libraries is donating his collection of rare George Orwell books.

Elliot Roberts dies; manager for Neil Young, Joni Mitchell

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 4:18pm

The manager of Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and many other rock stars has died. Elliot Roberts was 76.

Woody Guthrie's children named Mermaid Parade king and queen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 3:48pm

Woody Guthrie's children, Arlo and Nora Guthrie, are king and queen of this year's Coney Island Mermaid Parade.

10 troubled, triumphant years for the Michael Jackson estate

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 7:56am

Ten years ago, entertainment lawyer John Branca and Michael Jackson renewed the partnership that had brought the wealth and status of both men to new heights. Eight days later, Jackson would be dead. Yet his role in Branca's life would only become larger.

New York City Opera plans another reduced season

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 6:54pm

The financially challenged New York City Opera will have another reduced schedule for its 2019-20 season, which will be limited to just two staged productions plus several concerts that total nine or 10 performances.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 4:12pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Jury finds man guilty of break-ins at Wayne Newton home

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:48pm

A Nevada prison inmate was found guilty Friday of burglarizing the mansion of "Mr. Las Vegas" entertainer Wayne Newton twice a year ago and trying to break into a neighboring home.

'Fixer Upper' couple plans $10.4M Texas development plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 1:36pm

Former "Fixer Upper" hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines have introduced a $10.4 million plan to expand on the popular shops they operate in their Texas hometown of Waco.

District 12 of 'The Hunger Games' is now a historic place

Martha Waggoner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 11:54am

What would the folks in the Capitol think? District 12 is now on the National Register of Historic Places.