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Adam Driver credits the military for the courage to act

May. 22, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Driver was home alone doing the dishes when his agent called with the news that he'd just received a Tony Award nomination. But since his wife was out of town, there was no one to share the news. So he just finished the dishes. Driver got the nod for his work in a new revival of...

Jon Pardi kicks off new country album with fiddles

May. 20, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country traditionalist Jon Pardi is kicking off his third album just the way he likes his country music — with a fiddle intro. Pardi, whose 2016 album, "California Sunrise," shot him to the top of the country album chart, is releasing "Heartache Medication" on June 3, a...

'Beetlejuice' stars reveal the backstage secrets on Broadway

May. 17, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One recent afternoon at the Winter Garden Theatre, two stars of the irreverent musical "Beetlejuice" played tour guide and revealed a few backstage secrets — some grosser than others. "There's a lot of farting going on the stage that I think needs to be talked about more," said Alex...

APNewsBreak: Cardi B tops BET noms, Nipsey Hussle up for 1

May. 17, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hip-hop star Cardi B is walking into the 2019 BET Awards as the most nominated act with seven, while late rapper Nipsey Hussle scored a posthumous nomination. BET told the Associated Press late Thursday that Cardi B's nominations include two for the top prize — video of the year...

A list of nominees at the 2019 BET Awards

May. 16, 2019 11:11 PM EDT

A list of nominees at the 2019 Bet Awards, to air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 23. ____ — Video of the year: 21 Savage featuring J. Cole, "A Lot"; Cardi B, "Money"; Cardi B and Bruno Mars, "Please Me"; Childish Gambino, "This Is America"; Drake, "Nice for What"; The Carters,...

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,...

Tony Award-winning 'Hamilton' ending Chicago run in January

May. 16, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The musical "Hamilton" will end its more than three-year run in Chicago in January. Producers made the announcement Thursday, saying the production playing at downtown Chicago's CIBC Theatre would close Jan. 5, 2020. Productions of the Tony Award-winning musical detailing the life of U.S....

Female nominees rule top category at Americana Music Awards

May. 14, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In contrast to other country music award shows, the artist of the year nominees at this year's Americana Music Association's Honors and Awards are all female, including Brandi Carlile, Mavis Staples, Kacey Musgraves and Rhiannon Giddens. The Americana Music Association announced...

Comedian Tim Conway of 'The Carol Burnett Show' dies at 85

May. 14, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tim Conway, the impish second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show, starred aboard "McHale's Navy" and later voiced the role of Barnacle Boy for "Spongebob Squarepants," has died. He was 85. Conway died Tuesday morning in a Los Angeles care facility,...

'Avenger: Endgame' seeks top honors at MTV Movie & TV Awards

May. 14, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Avengers: Endgame," ''Game of Thrones" and "RBG" are the top nominees heading into next month's MTV Movie & TV Awards. The network announced Tuesday that the three titles each garnered four nominations for the awards show, which will air June 17. The show will also introduce new...