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'Golden Girls' LA pop-up restaurant has the golden touch

Aug. 05, 2022 11:08 AM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Picture it: A vacant Beverly Hills bistro has been transformed into the set of a 1980s sitcom about four women living in Miami — but it's also a working restaurant. Reservations have been going fast at the newly opened The Golden Girls Kitchen. Some...

Brazilian humorist, talk show host Jô Soares dies at 84

Aug. 05, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Jô Soares, one of Brazil’s most notable humorists and television stars, died early Friday morning in Sao Paulo. He was 84. Soares had been hospitalized since July 28 for pneumonia, according to the Sirio Libanes hospital in Sao Paulo. It didn’t provide...

Driver gets 1 year in jail in death of Nicki Minaj’s father

Aug. 03, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — The driver in a hit-and-run crash that killed the father of rapper Nicki Minaj last year was sentenced Wednesday to a year in jail, in keeping with a promise the judge made when the man pleaded guilty in May. Charles Polevich, who pleaded guilty to leaving the...

Former Georgia star, NFL RB Lars Tate dies of cancer at 56

Aug. 02, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Lars Tate, part of a long line of Georgia running back greats who went on to play three seasons in the NFL with Tampa Bay and Chicago, has died, the school announced Tuesday. He was 56. Tate died late Monday in St. Petersburg, Florida, about a month after being...

Mo Ostin, longtime Warner records chairman, dies at 95

Aug. 02, 2022 08:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mo Ostin, a self-effacing giant of the music business who with rare integrity presided over Warner Bros. Records’ rise to a sprawling, billion-dollar empire and helped discover and nurture artists from Jimi Hendrix to Green Day, has died. He was 95. Warner Records...

Nichelle Nichols, Lt. Uhura on ‘Star Trek,’ has died at 89

Aug. 01, 2022 07:21 AM EDT

Nichelle Nichols, who broke barriers for Black women in Hollywood as communications officer Lt. Uhura on the original “Star Trek” television series, has died at the age of 89. Her son Kyle Johnson said Nichols died Saturday in Silver City, New Mexico. “Last...

'Star Trek' alums, more react to death of Nichelle Nichols

Jul. 31, 2022 21:39 PM EDT

Trailblazer was a word used by many to mourn the passing of actor Nichelle Nichols, who died Saturday at age 89. Nichols broke barriers for Black women in Hollywood when she played communications officer Lt. Uhura on the original “Star Trek” television series, and paved the way not just for...

Bill Russell, NBA star and civil rights pioneer, dies at 88

Jul. 31, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Bill Russell redefined how basketball is played, and then he changed the way sports are viewed in a racially divided country. The most prolific winner in NBA history, Russell marched with Martin Luther King Jr., stood with Muhammad Ali and received the Presidential...

Reactions to the death of NBA great Bill Russell

Jul. 31, 2022 21:00 PM EDT

Reaction from the basketball world and beyond on the death of NBA great and 11-time champion Bill Russell: ___ “Bill Russell was the greatest champion in all of team sports. The countless accolades that he earned for his storied career with the Boston Celtics —...

Nichelle Nichols, who played Lt. Uhura on TV's "Star Trek," has died at 89, her family says

Jul. 31, 2022 15:36 PM EDT
HOLLYWOOD (AP) — Nichelle Nichols, who played Lt. Uhura on TV's "Star Trek," has died at 89, her family says.