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Billy Ray Cyrus files for divorce from Firerose after 7 months of marriage

Jun. 11, 2024 17:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billy Ray Cyrus has filed for divorce from singer Firerose after seven months of marriage. The 62-year-old country musician filed for divorce from the 36-year-old whose legal name is Johanna Rose Hodges in a Tennessee court on May 22, citing irreconcilable...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 16-22

Jun. 10, 2024 09:52 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 16-22: June 16: Actor Eileen Atkins (“The Crown,” ″Doc Martin”) is 90. Actor Bill Cobbs is 90. Country singer Billy “Crash” Craddock is 86. Singer Eddie Levert of The O’Jays is 82. Actor Joan Van Ark is 81. Actor Geoff Pierson...

Today in History: June 10, the Six-Day War ends in the Middle East

Jun. 10, 2024 01:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, June 10, the 162nd day of 2024. There are 204 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 10, 1967, six days of war in the Mideast involving Israel, Syria, Egypt, Jordan and Iraq ended as Israel and...

Dolly Parton plans for a musical on her life using her songs to land on Broadway in 2026

Jun. 06, 2024 13:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway has had great success with “Hello, Dolly.” Now get ready for “Hello, I'm Dolly.” Dolly Parton is writing new songs to go along with some of her past hits and co-writing a stage story inspired by her life for a stage musical that she hopes to land on...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 9-15

Jun. 03, 2024 09:32 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 9-15: June 9: Sports commentator Dick Vitale is 85. Guitarist Mick Box of Uriah Heep is 77. Film composer James Newton Howard is 73. Actor Michael J. Fox is 63. Actor Johnny Depp is 61. Actor Gloria Reuben (“The Agency,” ″ER”) is 60....

US lawmakers push to sanction Iranian officials over death sentence for rapper Toomaj Salehi

May. 31, 2024 09:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation Friday targeting Iranian officials involved in the prosecution and death sentence of a rapper who came to fame for his lyrics about the 2022 death of an Iranian woman and his criticism of the Islamic Republic. ...

The art of drag is a target. With Pride Month near, performers are organizing to fight back

May. 29, 2024 11:12 AM EDT

“Drag is joy, but it’s under attack. Our very existence, our self-expression, our art — all of it is being threatened. And we’ve had enough.” That’s the opening salvo of Qommittee, a group of drag performers banding together to protect and promote their art form, as it...

Today in History: May 28, Dionne quintuplets are born in Canada

May. 28, 2024 00:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 28, the 149th day of 2024. There are 217 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets — Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie and Yvonne — were born to Elzire Dionne...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 2-8

May. 27, 2024 08:51 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 2-8: June 2: Actor Ron Ely (“Tarzan”) is 86. Actor Stacy Keach is 83. Actor-director Charles Haid (“Hill Street Blues”) is 81. Singer Chubby Tavares of Tavares is 80. Film director Lasse Hallstrom (“Chocolat,” “The Cider House...

Today in History: May 27, the Golden Gate Bridge opens

May. 27, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, May 27, the 148th day of 2024. There are 218 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 27, 1937, the newly completed Golden Gate Bridge connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California, was...