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Lauryn Hill's classic 'Miseducation' album tops Apple Music's list of best albums of all time

May. 22, 2024 13:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Let the debate begin. Who has the best music albums ever? Apple Music certainly has an idea. The music streaming giant announced on Wednesday their 10 greatest albums of all time with Lauryn Hill’s 1998 iconic “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” claiming the...

Music Review: Twenty One Pilots' concept album 'Clancy' is an energizing end of an era

May. 21, 2024 11:48 AM EDT

The end of an era has come for Twenty One Pilots, and what an ending it is. The alternative pop-rock duo, made up of vocalist Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun, have long been candid about anxiety and depression, themes often represented in Joseph's lyrics as he sings, raps and...

Book Review: 'Ascent to Power' studies how Harry Truman overcame lack of preparation in transition

May. 21, 2024 10:47 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Harry Truman's ascension to the presidency after Franklin Roosevelt's death was a rocky one, and it came at a pivotal time in the nation's history. Once a senator who complained that the 32nd president treated him like “an office boy,” Truman left the...

Book Review: 'Cujo' character returns as one of 12 stories in Stephen King’s ‘You Like It Darker'

May. 20, 2024 14:53 PM EDT

In Stephen King’s world, “It” is a loaded word. It’s hard not to picture Pennywise the Clown haunting the sewers of Derry, Maine, of course, but in the horror writer’s newest collection of stories, “You Like It Darker,” “It” ranges from a suspicious stranger on a park bench, to an...

Dabney Coleman, actor who specialized in curmudgeons, dies at 92

May. 17, 2024 18:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dabney Coleman, the mustachioed character actor who specialized in smarmy villains like the chauvinist boss in "9 to 5" and the nasty TV director in "Tootsie," has died. He was 92. Coleman died Thursday at his home in Santa Monica, his daughter, Quincy Coleman, said...

Drake leads the 2024 BET Awards nominations with 7, followed closely by Nicki Minaj

May. 16, 2024 11:01 AM EDT

Drake is the leading nominee for next month's BET Awards, followed closely by Nicki Minaj. The Canadian rapper received seven nominations Thursday, including an album of the year nod for his eighth studio album, “For All the Dogs.” One of the awards he's up for is the music video...

Everybody may love Raymond, but Ray Romano loves Peter Boyle

May. 20, 2024 12:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “Baffling” is how Ray Romano calls the continued success of “Everybody Loves Raymond,” nearly 20 years after the CBS sitcom ended its nine-season run. “It goes so fast." That success comes as a surprise to the New York City-born comedian, who admits he’s...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 26-June 1

May. 20, 2024 10:43 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 26-June 1: May 26: Sportscaster Brent Musburger is 85. Drummer Garry Peterson of The Guess Who is 79. Singer Stevie Nicks is 76. Actor Pam Grier is 75. Actor Philip Michael Thomas (“Miami Vice”) is 75. Country singer Hank Williams Junior is...

Alice Munro, Nobel literature winner revered as short story master, dead at 92

May. 14, 2024 15:02 PM EDT

Nobel laureate Alice Munro, the Canadian literary giant who became one of the world’s most esteemed contemporary authors and one of history's most honored short story writers, has died at age 92. A spokesperson for publisher Penguin Random House Canada said Munro, winner of the...

Cannes kicks off with a Palme d'Or for Meryl Streep and a post-'Barbie' fête of Greta Gerwig

May. 15, 2024 00:31 AM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Beneath intermittent rainy skies, the Cannes Film Festival opened Tuesday with the presentation of an honorary Palme d'Or for Meryl Streep and the unveiling of Greta Gerwig’s jury, as the French Riviera spectacular kicked off a potentially volatile 77th edition. ...

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Artist who created Precious Moments figurines depicting teardrop-eyed children dies at the age of 85

May. 23, 2024 12:32 PM EDT

CARTHAGE, Mo. (AP) — Sam Butcher, the artist who created the Precious Moments figurines depicting angelic teardrop-eyed children, has died. He was 85. The company said in a Facebook post that he died early Monday surrounded by family. It said his life's mission was “to share...

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May. 23, 2024 12:01 PM EDT

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Red Nose Day 2024 fights child poverty with the 'whimsy' of a candy castle, monster truck and Legos

May. 23, 2024 11:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An edible, life-sized cookie of the contest winner and a car-crushing monster truck ride are two of the new prizes up for grabs in the Red Nose Day 2024 campaign, which ramps up Thursday. As Comic Relief's fundraising initiative for underserved American children...

Javier Milei, the hard rocker in Argentina's highest office, turns his book talk into wild show

May. 23, 2024 11:19 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A book presentation about neoclassical economic theory may not sound like a crowd-pleaser. But in Buenos Aires mobs of star-struck fans packed a giant auditorium on Wednesday to hear Argentina's president, the libertarian economist Javier Milei,...

Rolling Stones to swing through new Thunder Ridge Nature Arena in the Ozarks

May. 23, 2024 10:03 AM EDT

The Rolling Stones and the Ozarks don't seem like the most natural pairing. But nature itself, and of all things fishing, have brought them together. The Stones announced Thursday that they will end their summer Hackney Diamonds Tour on July 21 at Thunder Ridge Nature Arena, a brand...

Charlie Colin, founding member of the band Train, dies at 58 after slipping in shower

May. 23, 2024 09:58 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Charlie Colin, bassist and founding member of the band Train, best known for their early-aughts hits like “Drops of Jupiter" and “Meet Virginia,” has died. He was 58. Colin’s sister Carolyn Stephens confirmed her brother's death to The Associated Press on...

With a sequel in the works, 'Red, White & Royal Blue' stars reflect on its success — and R rating

May. 23, 2024 09:19 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When “Red, White & Royal Blue” debuted last summer, it did so without fanfare or spectacle, landing squarely amid historic Hollywood strikes that precluded its stars from lending their press-friendly faces to promote the movie. But the lack of publicity...

The real stars of Cannes may be the dogs

May. 23, 2024 08:53 AM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — It’s been a dog’s life at this year’s Cannes Film Festival — or should that be the Canine Film Festival? Since the 77th edition's opening day, human actors have shared the limelight with their canine co-stars on and off the red carpet, kept secure by...

Three little piggies at a yoga class = maximum happiness

May. 23, 2024 08:06 AM EDT

SPENCER, Mass. (AP) — Three little piggies went to a yoga class. Their human companions had a blast. Wilbur, Charlotte and Bluey fit right into a growing trend of yoga with animals, adding some fun to the usual physical and mental wellness exercises at a class in...

Sony says focus is on creativity, with games, movies, music, sensors, IP, and not gadgets

May. 23, 2024 00:30 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese electronics and entertainment company Sony says it’s focusing on creativity in movies, animation and video games, rather than old-fashioned gadgetry. Its chief executive, Kenichiro Yoshida, outlined the company’s strategy Thursday, saying Sony was helping...