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‘Harder They Fall,’ 'Insecure,' H.E.R. nab NAACP awards noms

Jan. 19, 2022 00:26 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix could be a dominant force at next month’s NAACP Image Awards. The streaming giant on Tuesday emerged with a leading 52 nominations including the film “The Harder They Fall.” The movie — featuring a large starry cast including Regina King, Jonathan...

Fact Focus: Misinformation persists after Maxwell trial ends

Dec. 31, 2021 00:20 AM EST

The sex-trafficking trial of Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, ended with a guilty verdict, but that hasn't stopped the flow of false news that has swirled around the case. On Thursday, posts emerged falsely claiming that trial documents were sealed to...

‘Summer of Soul,’ ‘Drive My Car’ make Oscars shortlist

Dec. 21, 2021 16:09 PM EST

Documentaries about Julia Child, “Black Woodstock,” the pandemic and The Velvet Underground and acclaimed international films like Japan’s “Drive My Car,” Iran’s “A Hero” and Norway’s “The Worst Person in the World” just got a little closer to scoring Oscar nominations. ...

AP's top albums of 2021: 'Sour,' 'Donda,' H.E.R. and Eilish

Dec. 16, 2021 16:55 PM EST

Ten of the best albums of the year, as selected by Associated Press entertainment journalists. OLIVIA RODRIGO, “SOUR” Olivia Rodrigo kicks off her debut album “SOUR” with the words “I want it to be, like, messy” and she goes on to deliver just that. The 11...

Meek Mill hoops with Philly kids affected by justice system

Dec. 15, 2021 19:54 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Meek Mill crouched on the court before a Philadelphia 76ers game and grabbed the hand of a shy 7-year-old boy for a quiet chat before more kids swarmed the rapper for a photo. His message for the boy — and for all the Philly-area children affected by the...

Today in History

Dec. 04, 2021 00:14 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Dec. 4, the 338th day of 2021. There are 27 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Dec. 4, 1942, during World War II, U.S. bombers struck the Italian mainland for the...

Louis Vuitton show pays tribute to designer Virgil Abloh

Dec. 01, 2021 00:19 AM EST

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Louis Vuitton's first ever U.S. fashion show turned into a somber yet whimsical tribute to groundbreaking designer Virgil Abloh days after his death. The Miami menswear event, an unofficial kickoff to the prestigious Art Basel fair, had been in...

Fashion designer Virgil Abloh dies of cancer at 41

Nov. 29, 2021 15:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Virgil Abloh, a leading designer whose groundbreaking fusions of streetwear and high couture made him one of the most celebrated tastemakers in fashion and beyond, has died of cancer. He was 41. Abloh's death was announced Sunday by the luxury group...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Nov. 26, 2021 12:52 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Posts falsely...

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...