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Walker, Castilla, Sabathia to play in All-Star softball game

Jun. 07, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Former Colorado Rockies sluggers Larry Walker and Vinny Castilla will play in the All-Star celebrity softball game following the Futures Game at Denver's Coors Field on July 11 along with Cy Young Award winner CC Sabathia, former All-Star Hunter Pence and Olympic gold medal...

Snoop Dogg to join Def Jam label as strategic consultant

Jun. 07, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Snoop Dogg is getting ready to bark out orders at Def Jam Recordings — he's joining the label as an executive creative and strategic consultant. Def Jam announced Monday that newly created role for the iconic rapper “will allow (Snoop) to...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 13-19

Jun. 07, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 13-19 June 13: Actor Bob McGrath (“Sesame Street”) is 89. Actor Malcolm McDowell is 78. Singer Dennis Locorriere (Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show) is 72. Actor Stellan Skarsgard (“Mamma Mia”) is 70. Actor Richard Thomas is...

A journey back through the Kardashians as their TV show ends

Jun. 06, 2021 07:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's almost time for all those famous Kardashians to shuffle off to Hulu and new projects as their 20-season reality TV mainstay comes to an end. But before they do, here's a journey back through the tears, tantrums and togetherness that propelled the...

Ex-child actor Drake Bell accused of child endangerment

Jun. 04, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — One of the stars of the popular Nickelodeon children's show “Drake & Josh” faces criminal charges regarding a girl he had met online and who attended his 2017 concert in Ohio when she was 15. Jared “Drake” Bell, 34, pleaded not guilty on...

Chloe x Halle, H.E.R part of Apple Music Juneteenth playlist

Jun. 04, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Artists including Chloe x Halle, Black Thought of the Roots and H.E.R. have recorded songs honoring Juneteenth for Apple Music. Some artists recorded cover songs, while others composed new tracks for the exclusive “Juneteenth 2021 Freedom Songs"...

Indictment links gang to dozens of Baltimore shootings

Jun. 03, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal prosecutors announced the indictment of 15 alleged members and associates of a Baltimore gang in connection with 18 killings, 27 attempted killings, witness intimidation and running street-level drug distribution “shops.” The racketeering...

2 charged in Miami Beach; no arrests in other shootings

Jun. 02, 2021 09:40 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Police have charged two suspects with attempted murder in a shooting that wounded two people on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, but suspects remained elusive Wednesday in two other attacks that left more people dead and wounded in Miami over the Memorial Day weekend. ...

2 charged in Miami Beach shooting, DaBaby detained, released

Jun. 02, 2021 01:39 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Grammy-nominated rapper DaBaby was detained for questioning in a shooting that wounded two people in Miami and later released, officials said Tuesday. Police said two suspects are now charged in the case. Jonathan Kirk, DaBaby's legal name, was one of many...

New this week: 'We Are Lady Parts' & A new 'The Conjuring'

Jun. 01, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Pride Month will be celebrated across many streaming platforms beginning this...