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Harold Bloom, author of 'Anxiety of Influence,' dies at 89

Oct. 14, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Harold Bloom, the eminent critic and Yale professor whose seminal "The Anxiety of Influence" and melancholy regard for literature's old masters made him a popular author and standard-bearer of Western civilization amid modern trends, died Monday at age 89. Bloom's wife, Jeanne, said that he...

T-Pain relishes in new success following 'Masked Singer' win

Oct. 2, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — T-Pain is not a fan of early mornings, but it's the price you pay when traveling the country to highlight entrepreneurs and startup companies. "It's a lot of non-rapper hours," the two-time Grammy winner said with a laugh. The singer-rapper, who are born Faheem Rasheed Najm, is the host of...

Model wins $15M rape lawsuit against Grammy-winning producer

Sep. 26, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A model and aspiring singer who alleged in a lawsuit that she was raped and sexually and emotionally abused by Grammy-winning music producer Detail has been awarded $15 million. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge made the ruling Wednesday for Kristina Buch against Noel Fisher, known...

J. Lo, Shakira to perform at Super Bowl halftime show

Sep. 26, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lopez and Shakira are going to bring the heat to the 2020 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. NFL, Pepsi and Roc Nation announced Thursday that the superstar performers, who have released music in Spanish and English since the 1990s, will perform on Feb. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami...

Duke's new freshmen embrace challenge of following Zion

Sep. 23, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — With one giant leap, Cassius Stanley knocked Zion Williamson out of the Duke record book. His familiar No. 1 jersey now belongs to Vernon Carey Jr. The Blue Devils' latest crop of freshmen is embracing what seems like a tough job — following Williamson and his star-studded class...

With "Eve," Rapsody gains traction in the best rapper debate

Sep. 11, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The debate over who reigns supreme as the greatest rapper of the moment is never-ending and never settled. From LL Cool J vs Kool Moe Dee, Tupac vs. Biggie, Jay-Z vs. Nas, it's a time-honored discussion that's likely to be heard in any barbershop or boardroom where rap fans converge. These...

AP source: Texans get Tunsil, Stills in trade with Dolphins

Aug. 31, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans continued a busy day of trades on Saturday by addressing a glaring need to upgrade their offensive line by acquiring left tackle Laremy Tunsil from the Miami Dolphins in a deal which also netted them receiver Kenny Stills, a person familiar with the deal tells The...

Meek Mill, Meghan Trainor named NFL Inspire Change advocates

Aug. 30, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Meek Mill and Meghan Trainor are helping kick off the new social change partnership between the NFL and Jay-Z before the season-opening game in Chicago next week. The NFL and Roc Nation announced Friday that Mill, Trainor and Rapsody will perform in a free pregame concert Sept. 5 in...

Now free from legal limbo, Meek Mill eyes prison reform

Aug. 27, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rapper Meek Mill pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge Tuesday in a deal that resolves a 2007 arrest that has kept him on probation or in prison for most of his adult life. The negotiated plea comes after an appeals court threw out his conviction last month over doubts about the...

Beyonce, Sinatra among those on Obama summer song playlist

Aug. 24, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Obama summer playlist has everyone from Drake and Beyonce to Steely Dan and Frank Sinatra. The former president calls it "some new, some old, some fast, some slow." Barack Obama tweeted 44 songs Saturday that he and his wife, Michelle, have been listening to. They include Drake's "Too...