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Raikkonen to drive Cup race at Watkins Glen for Trackhouse

May. 26, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kimi Raikkonen, the 2007 Formula One world champion, will drive the No. 91 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in a NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International road course on Aug. 21 for Trackhouse Racing. Raikkonen retired from Formula One last year after competing...

Pitbull, Marks provide international drivers path to NASCAR

May. 24, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Trackhouse Entertainment Group, a venture of former driver Justin Marks and Grammy Award-winning rapper Pitbull, launched a program Tuesday that will field a NASCAR Cup Series entry for renowned international drivers. PROJECT91 could make Trackhouse a...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 29-June 4

May. 23, 2022 09:34 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 29-June 4: May 29: Actor Anthony Geary (“General Hospital”) is 75. Singer Rebbie Jackson is 72. Composer Danny Elfman (Oingo Boingo) is 69. Singer LaToya Jackson is 66. Actor Ted Levine (“Monk,” ″The Silence of the Lambs”) is 65....

Rapper J. Cole to play pro basketball in Canada

May. 19, 2022 22:32 PM EDT

SCARBOROUGH, Ontario (AP) — Rapper J. Cole will play another season of pro basketball, this time in Canada. The Canadian Elite Basketball League tweeted Thursday night that the 37-year-old rapper will join the Scarborough Shooting Stars in the coming season as a guard. The season...

Yankees' Cortes deactivates account after old tweets surface

May. 16, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — New York Yankees left-hander Nestor Cortes said he deactivated his Twitter account after screenshots surfaced Sunday of tweets from a decade ago that included racial slurs. Cortes appeared to be quoting rap lyrics in at least some of the tweets, and he did not seem...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 22-28

May. 16, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 22-28: May 22: Pianist Peter Nero is 88. Actor-director Richard Benjamin is 84. Actor Frank Converse is 84. Actor Barbara Parkins (“Peyton Place,” ″Valley of the Dolls”) is 80. Songwriter Bernie Taupin is 72. Actor Al Corley...

Travis Scott, Morgan Wallen hit Billboard Music Awards stage

May. 16, 2022 05:03 AM EDT

Travis Scott and Morgan Wallen made controversial returns on the Billboard Music Awards stage on Sunday, while Mary J. Blige was honored for her musical excellence. Wallen performed in his first major awards show after he was caught on camera more than a year ago using a racial slur....

Police: 3 hurt after crowds rush exit at Las Vegas festival

May. 15, 2022 03:34 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A music festival in Las Vegas has resumed after a “security incident” temporarily halted performances on Saturday, authorities said. Las Vegas police said in a statement that three people were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries after crowds at the...

2 shootings leave 10 injured, 1 dead on Chicago's South Side

May. 11, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — One person was killed and 10 were injured in two shootings on Chicago’s South Side in the space of six hours, a spasm of gun violence on the hottest day of 2022 so far, serving as a warning that the city is entering the warmest and deadliest time of year. The...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 15-21

May. 09, 2022 07:47 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 15-21: May 15: Actor-singer Anna Maria Alberghetti is 86. Counterculture icon Wavy Gravy is 86. Singer Lenny Welch is 83. Actor-singer Lainie Kazan is 80. Actor Gunilla Hutton (“Petticoat Junction,” ″Hee Haw”) is 80. Actor Chazz...