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Sports legends honor basketball great John Havlicek

May. 24, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Sports legends were in Boston to honor basketball great John Havlicek. Former Celtics and Bruins stars gathered at Trinity Church in Boston on Thursday for a memorial service. The Hall of Fame Celtics player died in April at the age of 79. The Boston Herald reports that Celtics greats Bill...

Michael Jackson's estate and former manager settle lawsuit

May. 23, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A years-long lawsuit between Michael Jackson's estate and one of the superstar's former managers has been settled, ending one of the final legal fights over the King of Pop's assets. The confidential settlement announced Thursday with Tohme R. Tohme, Jackson's manager in the last year of...

3 handwritten wills found in Aretha Franklin's home

May. 20, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Three handwritten wills have been found in the suburban Detroit home of Aretha Franklin, months after the death of the "Queen of Soul," including one that was discovered under cushions in the living room, a lawyer said Monday. The latest one is dated March 2014 and appears to give the...

Lawyer: Three handwritten wills are found in Aretha Franklin's Michigan home, months after famous singer's death.

May. 20, 2019 5:53 PM EDT
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Lawyer: Three handwritten wills are found in Aretha Franklin's Michigan home, months after famous singer's death.

Country star Travis Tritt's tour bus involved in fatal wreck

May. 18, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Country music star Travis Tritt says his tour bus was "sideswiped" in a multi-vehicle crash that left two people dead in South Carolina. News outlets report the crash occurred early Saturday on Highway 22 in Horry County. One person suffered minor injuries. Tritt tweeted that his tour...

New network TV shows compete with controversy for attention

May. 17, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When broadcasters staged their annual, extravagant showcases for next season's shows, they were after media-buyers' hearts and wallets and headlines about, say, wooing award-winner Edie Falco for a police series or Jimmy Smits of "L.A. Law" fame back to a new legal drama. Then unwelcome...

Jodie Foster's mother and former manager Brandy dies at 90

May. 16, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Evelyn "Brandy" Foster, who managed her daughter Jodie's career from her child-prodigy years through two Academy Awards, has died, her family said Thursday. Brandy Foster died peacefully at her Los Angeles home of complications from dementia on Monday, her daughters Jodie, Lucinda,...

Tilda Swinton relishes her samurai turn in 'Dead Don't Die'

May. 16, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Tilda Swinton feels most at home at the Berlin Film Festival, but she's steadily become a regular at the Cannes Film Festival. "I'm racking them up," she says cheerfully the day after the premiere of Jim Jarmusch's zombie movie "The Dead Don't Die." "I like this summer-holiday feel....

DJ Khaled releasing collaboration with Nipsey Hussle

May. 16, 2019 7:28 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — DJ Khaled is releasing a single with Nipsey Hussle that was filmed days before Hussle was shot to death in Los Angeles. Khaled announced on Twitter on Wednesday that all proceeds from "Higher" will be donated to Hussle's children, 10-year-old Emani and 2-year-old Kross. Khaled says he...

Jarmusch, Gomez, Murray talk modern horrors at Cannes

May. 15, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — The Jim Jarmusch zombie movie "The Dead Don't Die" includes masses of flesh-eating zombies and an Earth thrown off its axis by "polar fracking." But the teeming Cannes Film Festival, where "The Dead Don't Die" premiered Tuesday as the opening-night film, has hordes and horrors of its...