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R.E.M. reunite at Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony also honoring Timbaland and Steely Dan

Jun. 14, 2024 06:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A comet must have landed at the 2024 Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The members of R.E.M. had joked only hours before it would take “a comet” to get the band to perform together one last time. Yet there they were, reunited during the gala at the Marriott Marquis...

Moneybagg Yo's 'A Gangsta's Pain' went No. 1. He's back to soundtrack your summer with 'Speak Now.'

Jun. 13, 2024 09:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In 2021, you heard it: Moneybagg Yo 's “Wokesha” blaring from cars and corner stores — an undeniable song of the summer that helped turn the Memphis rapper into a No. 1 artist. His fourth studio album, “A Gangsta's Pain” topped the Billboard 200 that year, all but...

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 7, Supreme Court rejects contraceptive ban in Griswold v. Connecticut

Jun. 07, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 7, the 159th day of 2024. There are 207 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 7, 1965, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Griswold v. Connecticut, struck down, 7-2, a Connecticut law used to...

Ice Spice announces highly anticipated debut album 'Y2K' will arrive in July

Jun. 05, 2024 13:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ice Spice 's long-awaited debut album, “Y2K,” is almost here. The Bronx rapper, celebrated for her sweet, lackadaisical flow, will drop her first full-length album on July 26. It is produced by her longtime creative collaborator RIOTUSA, who also worked on her...

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. ...

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...

Nicki Minaj's England concert postponed after rapper was detained by Dutch authorities over pot

May. 25, 2024 17:03 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Nicki Minaj's concert in Manchester scheduled for Saturday night was postponed after police in the Netherlands discovered marijuana in her bags as she was preparing to leave the country. Promoter Live Nation said the performance will be rescheduled and...