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Suspect mistakenly freed in Lady Gaga's dog theft recaptured

Aug. 04, 2022 00:56 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A suspect mistakenly released from a Los Angeles County jail where he was being held on suspicion of shooting Lady Gaga’s dog walker and stealing her French bulldogs has been recaptured, authorities said. James Howard Jackson, 19, was arrested Wednesday nearly...

Mo Ostin, longtime Warner records chairman, dies at 95

Aug. 02, 2022 08:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mo Ostin, a self-effacing giant of the music business who with rare integrity presided over Warner Bros. Records’ rise to a sprawling, billion-dollar empire and helped discover and nurture artists from Jimi Hendrix to Green Day, has died. He was 95. Warner Records...

Spain: Prosecutors to seek 8-year prison term for Shakira

Jul. 29, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Prosecutors in Spain said Friday they would ask a court to sentence Colombian pop star Shakira to eight years and two months in prison, if she is convicted in her expected trial for alleged tax fraud. Shakira, whose full name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, is...

Spain: Shakira rejects prosecutors' offer, faces tax trial

Jul. 27, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Colombian pop singer Shakira has opted to go to trial instead of accepting a deal offered by Spanish prosecutors to settle allegations she defrauded Spain's government of 14.5 million euros ($15 million) in taxes, her public relations team said Wednesday. Shakira, 45,...

Harry Styles secures first Mercury Prize nomination

Jul. 26, 2022 09:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Harry Styles has secured his first Mercury Prize nomination with his third solo album, competing for the British music award with acts like singer-songwriter Sam Fender and rapper Little Simz. Styles was shortlisted Tuesday for his album “Harry's House,” which has...

Joni Mitchell, 78, graces stage after nearly 2 decades away

Jul. 26, 2022 09:14 AM EDT

NEWPORT, RI (AP) — Surprise! Joni Mitchell is back onstage. The folk legend performed her first full-length concert on Sunday at the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island, The Boston Globe reported. Mitchell has contended with health complications since suffering an aneurysm in...

Jack Harlow, Lil Nas X, Kendrick Lamar top MTV VMA nominees

Jul. 26, 2022 08:37 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jack Harlow, Lil Nas X and Kendrick Lamar are top contenders with seven nominations at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards. MTV announced Tuesday that Lil Nas X and Harlow earned multiple nominations for their collaborative hit “Industry Baby,” which is...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 31-Aug. 6

Jul. 25, 2022 10:45 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 31-Aug. 6: July 31: Actor Don Murray is 93. Jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell is 91. Actor Susan Flannery (“Bold and the Beautiful”) is 83. Actor France Nuyen (“South Pacific”) is 83. Singer Lobo is 79. Actor Geraldine Chaplin is 78. Singer...

UK to host 2023 Eurovision after Ukraine ruled too risky

Jul. 25, 2022 09:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Next year’s Eurovision Song Contest will be staged in Britain, organizers announced Monday, after concluding it is too risky to hold the much-loved pop extravaganza in the designated host country, Ukraine. The U.K. said the 2023 event would be a celebration of...

Muhammad Ali's 'Rumble in the Jungle' belt sells for $6.1M

Jul. 24, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Muhammad Ali’s championship belt from his 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” heavyweight title fight was sold at auction on Sunday for $6.18 million. The winner of the heated competition for the belt was Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, according to Heritage...