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Greek singer Despina Vandi refuses to take the stage at a concert in Turkey over a flag dispute

Jul. 18, 2024 08:07 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Greek pop star Despina Vandi refused to perform on a stage in Turkey adorned with its flag and portrait of the country's founding father, prompting the local mayor to ask her to leave her town, according to Turkish media reports. The 54-year-old singer was...

Singer Ingrid Andress says she was drunk during panned MLB anthem performance, will get treatment

Jul. 16, 2024 15:02 PM EDT

After a widely panned performance of the U.S. national anthem at the MLB Home Run Derby, country singer Ingrid Andress apologized Tuesday and said she was drunk. “I'm checking myself into a facility today to get the help I need,” she wrote in an Instagram post. “That was not me...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 21-27

Jul. 15, 2024 09:11 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 21-27: July 21: Actor Leigh Lawson (“Tess”) is 81. Singer Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) is 76. Cartoonist Garry Trudeau (“Doonesbury”) is 76. Actor Jamey Sheridan (“Homeland”) is 73. Singer-guitarist Eric Bazilian of The Hooters is 71....

Music Review: Megan Moroney's charms grow stronger on sophomore album, 'Am I Okay?'

Jul. 12, 2024 12:49 PM EDT

It begins with the title track: “Am I Okay?” Megan Moroney, a storied student of country music — and an expert in the genre's ability to flip a turn of phrase and change its meaning in surprising and unexpected ways — does exactly that. It's a love song, a declaration that maybe, just...

What to stream this week: 'Descendants,' Megan Moroney, 'Sunny' and new HARDY album

Jul. 11, 2024 12:24 PM EDT

Country sensation HARDY's new album and a new “Descendants” movie are some of the new television, films, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the streaming offerings worth your time as selected by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists: “Faye,”...

Joe Bonsall, celebrated tenor in the country and gospel group the Oak Ridge Boys, dies at 76

Jul. 09, 2024 15:51 PM EDT

Joe Bonsall, Grammy award winner and celebrated tenor of the country and gospel group the Oak Ridge Boys, died Tuesday. He was 76. Bonsall died from complications of the neuromuscular disorder Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, according to a statement from representatives of his family....

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 14-20

Jul. 08, 2024 10:27 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 14-20: July 14: Actor Nancy Olson (“Sunset Boulevard”) is 96. Football player-turned-actor Rosey Grier is 92. Actor Vincent Pastore (“The Sopranos”) is 78. Bassist Chris Cross of Ultravox is 72. Actor Jerry Houser (“Summer of...

What to stream this weekend: Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills, Emma Roberts in space, 'Bluey' minisodes

Jul. 05, 2024 12:18 PM EDT

Eddie Murphy reprising his role as Axel Foley in “Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F” and country music star Zach Bryan releasing a new studio album are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the streaming offerings worth your time as...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 7-13

Jul. 01, 2024 10:07 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 7-13: July 7: Bandleader Doc Severinsen is 97. Drummer Ringo Starr is 84. Singer-guitarist Warren Entner of the Grass Roots is 81. Actor Joe Spano is 78. Singer David Hodo (the construction worker) of The Village People is 77. Country singer...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 30-July 6

Jun. 24, 2024 09:53 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 30-July 6: June 30: Actor Nancy Dussault (“Too Close For Comfort”) is 88. Singer Glenn Shorrock (Little River Band) is 80. Jazz bassist Stanley Clarke is 73. Actor David Garrison (“Married...with Children”) is 72. Guitarist Hal Lindes...