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A look at rival Branson vs Maduro concerts for Venezuela

Feb. 19, 2019 5:12 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Dueling concerts are being staged this week on both sides of Venezuela's border with Colombia. After billionaire Richard Branson announced an aid concert in Colombia on Friday to benefit Venezuelans suffering from the country's humanitarian crisis, Nicolas Maduro's government...

Lady Gaga, fiance Christian Carino no longer together

Feb. 19, 2019 4:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga and her fiance, talent agent Christian Carino, have split up. A representative for the singer-actress confirmed the news to The Associated Press on Tuesday. No more details were provided. Gaga, 32, and Carino, 49, began dating in 2017. Gaga was previously engaged to actor Taylor...

'What a talent': Celebrities react to death of Lagerfeld

Feb. 19, 2019 1:31 PM EST

Some reaction to the death of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. "His humor, wit, love and passion for fashion will live on forever. Thank you for the inspiration that you gave to this world and for all of the hearts that you touched in the process." — Bella Hadid, via Instagram. ___ "We lost a true...

Review: Chaka Khan's 'Hello Happiness' is mini bundle of joy

Feb. 19, 2019 11:46 AM EST

Chaka Khan, "Hello Happiness" (Diary/Island Records) With just seven songs in 28 minutes, Chaka Khan's "Hello Happiness" is a little bundle of joy, emphasis on the little. But you shouldn't feel shortchanged. Consider it instead as a corrective to all those overlong, overblown collections of incessant sonic...

Imagine Dragons to perform at Pro Football Hall of Fame

Feb. 19, 2019 10:17 AM EST

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Imagine Dragons will perform at the Pro Football Hall of Fame to help kick off the NFL's 100th season. The Hall announced Tuesday that the alternative-rock band will headline the Concert for Legends on Aug. 4. Previous featured acts for the concert include Aerosmith, Tim McGraw, Toby...

Venezuela's Maduro to throw concert rivaling Richard Branson

Feb. 18, 2019 11:05 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Refusing to back down amid a mounting battle over Venezuela's humanitarian crisis, the government of President Nicolas Maduro announced Monday that it will hold its own huge concert to rival one being organized by billionaire Richard Branson, a backer of opposition leader Juan...

Vandal topples wax statue of Sean 'Diddy' Combs

Feb. 18, 2019 12:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say someone attacked a statue of Sean "Diddy" Combs at Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York, shoving the rap impresario's likeness so forcefully it lost its head. Investigators were continuing Monday to look for a suspect in the strange episode Saturday night. Police say a man...

The Latest: Johnson wrecked trying to pit in Daytona 500

Feb. 17, 2019 5:49 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): ___ 5:40 p.m. Jimmie Johnson's chances of winning a third Daytona 500 ended with a strange accident on pit road. Johnson was running near the front of the field and trying to pit when Cody Ware and his Rick Ware Racing teammate...

Don Cheadle sports political shirts as he hosts 'SNL'

Feb. 17, 2019 11:31 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Don Cheadle delivered some political messages along with jokes as he hosted "Saturday Night Live" for the first time. The actor sported a T-shirt that said "Protect Trans Kids" as he introduced musical guest Gary Clark Jr. And in closing Saturday's show, Cheadle wore a jersey with the...

Country star Miranda Lambert reveals secret marriage

Feb. 16, 2019 6:53 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Miranda Lambert celebrated Valentine's Day weekend with the announcement that she secretly got married. A representative for the singer confirmed the marriage after Lambert posted photos on social media Saturday showing her in a white lace gown with her new husband,...