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AP Source: J. Cole to perform at BET Awards

Jun. 22, 2018 7:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — J. Cole is set to perform at Sunday's BET Awards. A person familiar with the awards show, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to discuss the plans publicly, tells The Associated Press on Friday that the rapper will perform at the show. Nicki Minaj, DJ...

Actress Betty Buckley wants to 'make America happy again'

Jun. 22, 2018 12:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There's busy. And then there's Betty Buckley busy. The veteran singer and actress began the month with four nights of concerts in New York celebrating the release of her new live album, "Hope." Buckley appeared earlier this week on the season finale of The CW's "Supergirl," and will be...

The Latest: New Jersey's Taylor Hall wins Hart Trophy as MVP

Jun. 20, 2018 10:19 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on NHL awards show at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (all times local): 7:15 p.m. New Jersey forward Taylor Hall has won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player. Hall beat out Los Angeles captain Anze Kopitar and Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon in a contest between three...

On a big night for 'Panther,' Boseman honors real-life hero

Jun. 19, 2018 3:00 AM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The MTV Movie & TV Awards gave "Black Panther" its first taste of awards glory, with Marvel's blockbuster taking home four honors including two awards for its star, Chadwick Boseman. Boseman quickly handed off his best hero award to James Shaw Jr., who wrestled an...

Oscar Robertson to receive NBA's Lifetime Achievement Award

Jun. 15, 2018 7:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson will be honored with the NBA's Lifetime Achievement Award at the NBA Awards on June 25. Robertson, the career leader with 181 triple-doubles and the first player to average one for a season, was the NBA's Rookie of the Year in 1961, MVP in 1964 and won a...

Streaming providers aim to convert country fans at CMA Fest

Jun. 15, 2018 9:21 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The hundreds of artists appearing at the CMA Fest this past weekend weren't the only ones trying to court new fans. Streaming music providers had a larger presence at this year's festival, hoping to convert country music fans, who have been slower to adopt streaming compared with...

Brie Larson advocates for diverse critics at film event

Jun. 14, 2018 2:53 AM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Frances McDormand never uttered the words "inclusion rider" at the Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards Wednesday night in Beverly Hills, but she did cheekily place a red bumper sticker with the phrase written clearly in black capital letters on her backside. It got the point...

Coaches killed in Florida shooting to receive ESPY awards

Jun. 13, 2018 11:19 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The ESPYs are breaking tradition for this year's Best Coach Award, awarding it posthumously to three Florida high school coaches who died shielding their students from gunfire. Family members of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School heroes Aaron Feis, Scott Beigel, and Chris Hixon will receive...

NBA Finals lead in ratings, but it was too short for ABC

Jun. 12, 2018 4:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA Finals led ABC to victory in the television ratings last week, but it must have been hard for network executives not to wonder what could have been. The third and fourth games of the Warriors-Cavaliers series were the two most-watched shows on television last week, the Nielsen...

Ratings for Springsteen-fed Tony Awards rise slightly

Jun. 11, 2018 1:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ratings were slightly higher for this year's Tony Awards over last year, likely thanks to a bump supplied by Bruce Springsteen. The CBS show co-hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles was seen by 6.32 million people, according to preliminary ratings from the Nielsen Co. That compares with...