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Michelle Obama portrait artist unveils mural of Philly teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 10:24am

A mural by the artist who painted the official portrait of Michelle Obama is being dedicated in Philadelphia.

Woman suing Harvard over slave portraits gets key support

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:22am

A woman suing Harvard University over 19th century images of slaves she says were her ancestors has received the backing of descendants of the professor who commissioned the images in his attempt to prove blacks were inferior to whites.

Unheard song from Queen frontman Freddie Mercury released

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 7:23am

Universal Music unveiled a previously unheard and unreleased song by the late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.

Duke and Duchess of Sussex to start new foundation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 7:19am

Kensington Palace says the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be starting their own foundation to support their charitable endeavors, formally spinning off from the entity Prince Harry and Prince William established together a decade ago.

Ralph Lauren receives honorary knighthood in London

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:37pm

Ralph Lauren has collected an accolade from Prince Charles and it's a doozy: Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for Services to Fashion.

Judge says R. Kelly's lawyers have week to answer lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:29pm

Attorneys for R. Kelly have one week to respond to a lawsuit alleging sex abuse or face losing the case.

U2 guitarist won't get to build mansions on Malibu hillside

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:31pm

A plan by U2 guitarist The Edge to build a cluster of mansions on a ridgeline above Malibu appears to be dead after California's highest court declined to consider his last-ditch appeal.

Jim Pike, co-founder of Lettermen vocal group, dies at 82

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:22pm

Jim Pike, co-founder and lead singer of The Lettermen, whose lush vocal harmonies made the Grammy-nominated trio one of the most popular vocal groups of the 1960s, has died at age 82.

Self-improvement guru whose teachings seduced actresses and heiresses is convicted in New York sex trafficking case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:51pm

Self-improvement guru whose teachings seduced actresses and heiresses is convicted in New York sex trafficking case.

Jane Fonda to give White House hopeful Steve Bullock a boost

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:24pm

Jane Fonda is joining a group of Hollywood power players to host a fundraiser for presidential candidate Steve Bullock on Thursday, a show of support that could lend credibility among Democratic donors to the little-known Montana governor.

Comedian, son, bring gibberish-filled chat to Denny's ad

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:26am

The father-son duo whose video of a gibberish-filled conversation went viral is now featured in a TV commercial.

Whales from Chinese aquarium starting retirement in Iceland

Egill Bjarnason, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:22am

A pair of seasoned performers received a warm welcome Wednesday in Iceland, where the two beluga whales that previously lived at an aquarium in China will help populate a sanctuary for formerly captive marine mammals.

MSNBC deal with S. Carolina Dems rankles other media outlets

Meg Kinnard and David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:14am

South Carolina's Democratic leader says he granted MSNBC exclusive live rights to this weekend's party convention because the network agreed to show speeches from 21 presidential contenders and offered a strong chance to reach black voters.

Thief takes Marilyn Monroe statue from Hollywood gazebo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:59am

Goodbye, Norma Jean?

Tiffany Haddish explains why she won't perform in Georgia

Natalie Rice, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:34am

Tiffany Haddish says she chose to join a boycott of Georgia after she read the state's new anti-abortion legislation.

Moscow's Pushkin Museum presents Modernist art treasures

Kate By Pury, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:58am

Iconic art works by Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gaugin, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso went on show Wednesday in a major exhibition at Moscow's Pushkin Museum.

Valentino travels the world as Paris menswear gets romantic

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 6:29am

The photogenic front row at Valentino's show had "Riverdale" actor Charles Melton, NBA player Jaylen Brown and Stevie Wonder's model son Kailand Morris among the seated notables, ensuring cameras stayed busy snapping at Paris Fashion Week.

Joy Harjo is first Native American named US poet laureate

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 6:06am

Joy Harjo, the first Native American to be named U.S. poet laureate, has been ready for a long time.

Paul Simon, Alice Quinn honored by Poetry Society of America

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:23am

Paul Simon doesn't care much for requests, but he might ask you to sing along.

Royal police escort bike collides with elderly woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:08am

U.K. authorities are investigating a collision between a police motorcycle escorting the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and an elderly woman in southwest London.