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Following Perry's lead, Kid Rock pays off $81K in layaways

Dec. 9, 2018 1:33 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer Kid Rock says he followed the lead of actor Tyler Perry by paying off the layaway items of hundreds of Walmart customers in Tennessee. Store manager Tom Meyer tells The Tennessean Kid Rock spent $81,000 to pay the balances of 350 customer accounts at a Walmart in Nashville....

H.E.R., Ella Mai, Mendes and more react to the Grammy noms

Dec. 7, 2018 6:32 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — How some of the nominees reacted when they heard they were up for Grammy Awards, which will be handed out Feb. 10 in Los Angeles: ___ "It brought tears to my eyes when I heard the nominations because all I could think about was the concerts that we had on tour this year and the stories...

Dolly Parton builds on film successes with 'Dumplin"song

Dec. 7, 2018 2:44 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dolly Parton says she never really aspired to be "The Girl in the Movies," the title of her Golden Globe-nominated song from the new dramedy "Dumplin'." Co-written with hit machine Linda Perry, the song expresses the rebellious, plus-sized title character's secret longing to fit in, to...

Thousands salute Bush funeral train 4141 on final Texas ride

Dec. 7, 2018 12:49 AM EST

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Thousands waved and cheered along the route as funeral train No. 4141 — for the 41st president — carried George H.W. Bush's remains to their final resting place on Thursday, his last journey as a week of national remembrance took on a decidedly personal feel in...

The Latest: Private, graveside service ends; Bush buried

Dec. 6, 2018 9:16 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on events honoring former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Texas A&M says the private, graveside service for George H.W. Bush's family members has ended and the former president has been buried. Thursday evening's ceremony concludes days of funeral...

Kendrick Lamar, Cooper and Lady Gaga earn Golden Globe nods

Dec. 6, 2018 5:31 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Golden Globe nominations recognized Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's talents as actors, but Thursday's announcement also came with a nod for their soulful duet "Shallow" from "A Star is Born." They join an impressive roster of music stars who earned Globe nominations Thursday,...

Reba McEntire, Oak Ridge Boys sing at Bush's Texas funeral

Dec. 6, 2018 1:07 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Reba McEntire has sung "The Lord's Prayer" at the Houston funeral service of former President George H.W. Bush. The Grammy winner on Thursday followed the Oak Ridge Boys, who were one of the president's favorite musical acts and who sang "Amazing Grace" during the service at St. Martin's...

The Latest: 'Vice' leads Golden Globe nominees with 6 nods

Dec. 6, 2018 10:35 AM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the announcement of nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California (all times local): 6:05 a.m. Adam McKay's Dick Cheney biopic "Vice" has swooped in to lead nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards with six nods. The...

It's now or never pedestrians: German town has Elvis lights

Dec. 6, 2018 10:24 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Keep your blue suede shoes behind the curb: the central German town where Elvis Presley was stationed as a U.S. soldier in the 1950s has installed three pedestrian lights with images of the American rock icon. The red shows an image of the singer striking a pose at a microphone and the green...

NTSB: Pilot error caused crash that killed Troy Gentry

Dec. 4, 2018 12:51 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pilot error following engine maintenance problems caused the helicopter crash that killed Montgomery Gentry singer Troy Gentry and the pilot at a small airport where he was to perform that night, federal investigators said. The pilot cut the engine too soon as he tried an emergency...