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Trump faulted for dinner with white nationalist, rapper Ye

Nov. 26, 2022 17:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is renewing attention to his long history of turning a blind eye to bigotry after dining with a Holocaust-denying white nationalist and the rapper formerly known as Kanye West just days into his third campaign for the White House. Trump...

New this week: Lizzo, 'Criminal Minds' and 'The Woman King'

Nov. 25, 2022 11:31 AM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music and video game platforms this week. MOVIES — When the Mars Rover Opportunity, nicknamed Oppy, launched in 2003, it was only...

Adidas investigates after ex-workers allege Ye misconduct

Nov. 25, 2022 10:59 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Adidas says it is investigating allegations of inappropriate workplace conduct by the rapper formerly known as Kanye West that ex-employees made in an anonymous letter also accusing the German sportswear brand of looking the other way. Adidas, which made his Yeezy...

Murakami, Malone unite in 'flower-butterfly' collaboration

Nov. 22, 2022 07:53 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese artist Takashi Murakami’s visions have spanned colorful smiling flowers, a zany take on Mickey Mouse and huge erotic sculptures of animation-inspired figures that have fetched enormous auction prices. His latest goes down a musical path, in collaboration...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 20-26

Nov. 21, 2022 22:13 PM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 20-26: Nov. 20: Actor Estelle Parsons (“The Connors,” “Roseanne”) is 95. Comedian Dick Smothers is 84. Singer Norman Greenbaum is 80. Actor Veronica Hamel is 79. Broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff is 76. Musician Joe Walsh is 75. Actor...

Chaka Khan tells stories through Apple's Time to Walk series

Nov. 21, 2022 12:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chaka Khan wants people to walk with her while she tells inspirational stories. Apple announced Monday that the 10-time Grammy winner will take part in an audio experience called Time to Walk, a series designed to help people walk more often. In...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 27-Dec. 3

Nov. 21, 2022 10:33 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 27-Dec. 3: Nov. 27: Director Kathryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker”) is 71. TV personality Bill Nye (“Bill Nye the Science Guy”) is 67. Actor William Fichtner (“Mom,” “Invasion”) is 66. Guitarist Charlie Burchill of Simple Minds is...

Nicki Minaj, Maluma, Myriam Fares release World Cup anthem

Nov. 18, 2022 13:17 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Hip hop star Nicki Minaj has teamed up with Colombian singer-songwriter Maluma and Lebanese singer Myriam Fares for the latest addition to the official soundtrack of the World Cup in Qatar. The single “Tukoh Taka,” with lyrics in English, Spanish and Arabic,...

Man charged with arranging rapper Young Dolph's killing

Nov. 17, 2022 17:47 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A man charged with arranging the killing of Young Dolph pleaded not guilty Thursday — one year after the rapper and record label owner was ambushed and shot to death while buying cookies at a bakery in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. Hernandez Govan, 43,...

Judas Priest, Mellencamp leave memorable Rock Hall moments

Nov. 16, 2022 09:37 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two weeks after the rousing entrance of Duran Duran, Dolly Parton, Eminem and Lionel Richie and many others into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles will air on HBO at 8 p.m. on Saturday night, when it can also be seen...