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Logic stages immigrant protest at VMAs with parents, kids

Aug. 21, 2018 1:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wearing white T-shirts with the message "We are All Human Beings," more than two dozen immigrant children and their parents joined Logic and Ryan Tedder on stage Monday night at the MTV Video Music Awards to protest President Donald Trump's separation and detention policy. The children,...

Madonna's rambling Aretha Franklin tribute earns backlash

Aug. 21, 2018 1:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The backlash was swift for Madonna's rambling, egocentric tribute to Aretha Franklin at the MTV Video Music Awards, with media and Queen-of-Soul fans wondering why she got the gig in the first place. Dressed in flowing black with grandiose flourishes of African jewelry, Madonna's send-off...

Surf's up in California, where it's now the official sport

Aug. 21, 2018 1:00 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Let's go surfing now, everybody's learning how," the Beach Boys have been telling us in song since 1962. And if you haven't started listening by now — and you live in California — perhaps it's time you did. On Monday surfing became the official sport of California. So grab...

The Latest: Post Malone, Aerosmith merge to close VMAs

Aug. 21, 2018 1:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the MTV Video Music Awards (all times local): 11:55 p.m. Post Malone was joined on stage by Aerosmith to give a wild-verging-on-bizarre dual performance to close the MTV Video Music Awards. Malone, wearing garb that looked like a toddler's footie pajamas with yellow, blue and...

MTV VMAs was a shocking event, for the wrong reasons

Aug. 21, 2018 12:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With most of music industry's top acts absent — from Beyonce to Bruno Mars — the MTV Video Music Awards lacked star power and felt flat, and some of the winners turned heads — for the wrong reasons. Exhibit A: Camila Cabello beat out Drake, Mars, Cardi B, Ariana Grande...

Winners of the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards

Aug. 21, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Winners of the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, presented Monday at Radio City Music Hall in New York: Video of the year: Camila Cabello, "Havana" Artist of the year: Camila Cabello Song of the year: "Rockstar," Post Malone featuring 21 Savage Best new artist: Cardi B Best collaboration: "Dinero," Jennifer Lopez...

Beating King of Pop, The Eagles have No.1 album of all-time

Aug. 20, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Eagles' greatest hits album has moonwalked past Michael Jackson's "Thriller" to become history's best-selling album of all-time in the U.S. The Recording Industry Association of America told The Associated Press on Monday that the Eagles' album — "Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975"...

Review: Gilbert O'Sullivan's 19th album even better than 1st

Aug. 20, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

Gilbert O'Sullivan, "Gilbert O'Sullivan" (BMG) Gilbert O'Sullivan is still himself — reflective, sensitive and witty — on his 19th studio album, which often sounds like his 1971 debut, maybe even better. If you haven't noticed any of O'Sullivan's new music over the past, oh, 40 years or so, you may...

Logo: Kentucky distiller sues Dylan company over trademark

Aug. 20, 2018 5:51 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Heaven Hill Distillery of Kentucky is taking Bob Dylan's whiskey company to court, claiming trademark infringement involving its logo. Heaven's Door Spirits is co-owned by the musician and debuted this year. WDRB-TV reports a Heaven Hill lawyer sent a cease-and-desist letter to...

In first 8 months of year, manatee death toll surpasses 2017

Aug. 20, 2018 5:06 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — This year hasn't been a good one for the Florida manatee. According to state wildlife statistics, there have been more manatee deaths so far this year than all of last year. A total of 540 manatees have died through Aug. 12, compared to 538 in 2017. Experts blame a cold snap at...