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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 12-18

Dec. 06, 2021 09:31 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 12-18: Dec. 12: Game show host Bob Barker is 98. Singer Connie Francis is 84. Singer Dionne Warwick is 81. Singer-guitarist Dickey Betts (Allman Brothers) is 78. Actor Wings Hauser is 74. Actor Bill Nighy (“Pirates of the...

Justin Bieber performs at Saudi F1 race after boycott calls

Dec. 06, 2021 03:33 AM EST

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Pop star Justin Bieber performed to a packed crowd in the Red Sea city of Jiddah in Saudi Arabia, singing some of his most popular hits. The Sunday night concert took place even as human rights campaigners and activists called on Bieber to cancel his performance...

France to work with Saudis to resolve crisis with Lebanon

Dec. 04, 2021 14:08 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — France’s president and Saudi Arabia’s crown prince held a joint phone call with Lebanon’s prime minister during Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the kingdom on Saturday, in a significant gesture amid an unprecedented crisis between Lebanon and Saudi...

New York film critics name 'Drive My Car' best film of 2021

Dec. 03, 2021 16:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Film Critics Circle on Friday named “Drive My Car,” Ryusuke Hamaguchi's intimate three-hour epic and Haruki Murakami’s short story adaptation, the best film of the year. Hamaguchi's film, about a widowed actor played by Hidetoshi...

Inside the 'big wave' of misinformation targeted at Latinos

Dec. 01, 2021 16:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before last year's presidential election, Facebook ads targeting Latino voters described Joe Biden as a communist. During his inauguration, another conspiracy theory spread online and on Spanish-language radio warning that a brooch worn by Lady Gaga signaled Biden was...

Rihanna's officially 'right excellent,' named Barbados hero

Nov. 30, 2021 12:00 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Rihanna smiled under her face mask as she heard her name called in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday, but hesitated before she stood up. Before her, top Barbadian government officials encouraged her to join them at a crucial moment in her...

Black Eyed Peas frontman defies Israel boycott calls

Nov. 29, 2021 14:35 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am said Monday that politics don’t dictate his actions, with pressure from pro-Palestinian activists unable to deter him from performing in Israel and maintaining ties to the country's high-tech scene. A Palestinian-led...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 5-11

Nov. 29, 2021 09:28 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 5-11: Dec. 5: Actor Jeroen Krabbe (“The Fugitive”) is 77. Opera singer Jose Carreras is 75. Singer Jim Messina (Loggins and Messina, Poco) is 74. Actor Morgan Brittany (“Dallas”) is 70. Actor Brian Backer (“Fast Times at...

Man who broke into Eminem's house violates probation

Nov. 23, 2021 20:08 PM EST

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A man twice convicted of breaking into homes owned by rapper Eminem is in legal trouble again after he violated his probation by failing to show up for a probation appointment and allegedly assaulting a mall security officer in the southeastern Michigan community...

Musician Jon Batiste leads Grammy Award nominations with 11

Nov. 23, 2021 13:35 PM EST

Jon Batiste might be the Grammys biggest surprise: The multi-genre performer and recent Oscar winner made such an impression on voters that he scored the most nominations with 11 on Tuesday. Batiste earned an album of the year nod for “We Are” along with record of...