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Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 18-24

Apr. 12, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 18-24: April 18: Actor Robert Hooks is 84. Actor Hayley Mills is 75. Actor James Woods is 74. Actor Dorothy Lyman (“Mama’s Family”) is 74. Actor Cindy Pickett (“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”) is 74. Keyboardist Walt...

Small Icelandic town rallies behind Oscar-nominated song

Apr. 09, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

The writers behind the Oscar-nominated song “ Husavik (My Hometown) ” knew that they wanted it to be an emotional core to the otherwise silly Will Ferrell movie “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.” But they had no idea just how significant the ballad would become to the...

Howard Weitzman, lawyer for Jackson, Bieber, DeLorean, dies

Apr. 08, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Howard Weitzman, an attorney whose clients included Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, and auto maker John DeLorean, has died. He was 81. Weitzman died Wednesday in the Pacific Palisades section of Los Angeles after a brief illness, his wife, Margaret...

Keri Hilson is basking in her 'manifestation season'

Apr. 08, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

Keri Hilson is projected to have a busy year, but it doesn’t include releasing new music. The two-time Grammy nominee is preparing for the release of several film projects, and if that surprises you, you’re not alone. “It took even me by surprise,” said the...

Review: Carlile shows rugged resilience in 'Broken Horses'

Apr. 07, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

“Broken Horses,” Brandi Carlile (Crown) Armed with a powder-blue cowboy hat bedazzled by her mother, a homemade vest and a turquoise bolo tie made by her great-grandfather, Brandi Carlile gave her first solo performance at the Northwest Grand Ole Opry Show at 8 or 9....

The Weeknd is top nominee for May's iHeartRadio Music Awards

Apr. 07, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Weeknd, Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch are among the top nominees for next month’s iHeartRadio Music Awards. The Weeknd's eight nominations include male artist of the year, competing with Ricch, Harry Styles, Justin Bieber and Post Malone,...

New this Week: 'Kung Fu,' 'Rebel' and 'Thunder Force'

Apr. 05, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Against the odds, Melissa McCarthy and her husband, filmmaker Ben Falcone, have...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 11-17

Apr. 05, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 11-17 April 11: Actor Joel Grey is 89. Actor Louise Lasser is 82. Actor Peter Riegart (“Animal House”) is 74. Actor Bill Irwin (“Law and Order: SVU”) is 71. Singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale is 64. Guitarist Nigel Pulsford...

New cereal bar guaranteed to serve nostalgia by the bowl

Apr. 05, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Let’s go back in time. Remember those Saturday mornings, waking up early as a kid to pour the biggest bowl of your favorite cereal. If you were feeling extra fancy, you may have even mixed multiple cereals to make a special concoction. Then, you’d find your...

Fans may be allowed to attend 2021 Eurovision Song Contest

Apr. 01, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Organizers of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest welcomed the news Thursday that up to 3,500 fans may be allowed to attend the popular music competition when it is staged in the Netherlands next month. The Dutch government has said it plans...