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Bieber, Ariana Grande join Lil Dicky for Earth Day video

Apr. 19, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Leonardo DiCaprio have joined rapper-comedian Lil Dicky on a new song and video aimed at bringing awareness to climate change and Earth Day, which is Monday. Dicky released the animated clip for the song "Earth" on Friday, where Bieber is a baboon and Grande...

Colbert donates $400K from book to NC hurricane relief

Apr. 19, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — "The Late Show" host Stephen Colbert has donated proceeds from his Hurricane Florence-related book to disaster-relief efforts in North Carolina. The Raleigh News & Observer reported Thursday that the comedian sent a check for $412,412 to Gov. Roy Cooper. The governor posted a...

Ben Affleck, Susan Sarandon, other stars donate to 2020 Dems

Apr. 17, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — From Ben Affleck and Susan Sarandon to Anna Wintour and Willie Nelson, celebrities lined up to give money — and a dash of star power — to their favorite Democratic presidential candidates ahead of this week's first quarter fundraising deadline. For months, candidates in the...

The Latest: Reuters: We'll celebrate when reporters are free

Apr. 15, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Pulitzer Prizes (all times local): 7 p.m. Reuters' leaders say they're proud that the news service won Pulitzer Prizes for international reporting and breaking news photography, but they're dismayed that two reporters are in prison for their award-winning work. Thomson...

Pulitzers given to Aretha Franklin, author Richard Powers

Apr. 15, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin received an honorary Pulitzer Prize on Monday, as judges praised the Queen of Soul "for her indelible contribution to American music and culture." Competitive Pulitzers were awarded to books about two other giants of American history: Frederick Douglass and Alain Locke....

The Masters drawing that helped end a prison term

Apr. 12, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Artist Valentino Dixon finally laid eyes on the 12th hole at Augusta National at this week's Masters, almost 20 years after a drawing he made for a warden at Attica Correctional Facility began a process that overturned his wrongful conviction in a 1991 killing. Dixon tells PodcastOne...

Nipsey Hussle, a hometown hero, immortalized at memorial

Apr. 12, 2019 1:42 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nipsey Hussle's legacy as a persistent rapper, community activist, uniter, doting father, protective sibling and a loving son were underscored at his public memorial service on Thursday, with deeply personal testimonies from those closest to the rapper, including his actress-fiancee...

Daisy Bates, Johnny Cash statues headed to US Capitol

Apr. 11, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Statues of civil rights leader Daisy Bates and country singer Johnny Cash — two of Arkansas' most celebrated icons — are headed to Washington, D.C., to represent the state in a U.S. Capitol display. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday signed into law a bill that will swap...

Burroughs, Askren to face off in charity wrestling match

Apr. 11, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Five-time world champion Jordan Burroughs will wrestle mixed martial arts star Ben Askren in a charity match next month. Burroughs and Askren, a 2008 Olympic wrestler, will face off for the first time in Madison Square Garden on May 6 to headline the 10th annual "Grapple at the Garden"...

Taylor Swift donates $113K to Tennessee LGBTQ advocacy group

Apr. 9, 2019 9:09 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Music superstar Taylor Swift says the efforts of a Tennessee LGBTQ advocacy group to fight a handful of contentious bills moving inside the state's Republican-controlled General Assembly inspired her to make a sizeable donation. According to the Tennessee Equality Project, Swift...