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Actor and comedian Teddy Ray dies in Southern California

Aug. 13, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Teddy Ray, a comedian and actor who appeared on the HBO Max series “PAUSE with Sam Jay,” has died, authorities confirmed on Saturday. He was 32. The Riverside County Sheriff's Office and the county's coroner's office confirmed that the death of the...

Pat Carroll, Emmy winner and voice of Ursula, dies at 95

Jul. 31, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

Pat Carroll, a comedic television mainstay for decades, Emmy-winner for “Caesar’s Hour” and the voice Ursula in “The Little Mermaid,” has died. She was 95. Her daughter Kerry Karsian, a casting agent, said Carroll died at her home in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, on Saturday....

Gunfire, shootings and panic mar American weekend

Jul. 18, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

A man firing a rifle killed shoppers at an Indiana mall’s food court. A gunfight at a Houston home killed four people. A stand-up act by the comedian Craig Robinson in North Carolina didn't even begin before club-goers fled from a man with a gun. In Las Vegas, the...

Essence Fest is back in New Orleans after two-year hiatus

Jun. 29, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Black culture, in all its glory, will be on display over the 4th of July holiday weekend in New Orleans as thousands converge on the city for the in-person return of the Essence Festival of Culture. The multiday event begins with a Thursday performance by...

The moments resonating from the Jan. 6 hearings (so far)

Jun. 20, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — By the numbers, the Jan. 6 committee hearings attracted 20 million live viewers on opening night, 11 million for the first daytime session and nearly 9 million for Thursday's third installment. Yet those traditional Nielsen company yardsticks don't begin to measure...

Mo'Nique, Netflix reportedly settle her suit alleging bias

Jun. 16, 2022 03:13 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mo'Nique and Netflix reportedly have settled her lawsuit that accused the streaming service of racial and sexual discrimination for allegedly making her a lowball offer for a proposed comedy special. The matter has been “amicably resolved,” Michael Parks, an...

Song Hae, iconic South Korean TV presenter, dies at 95

Jun. 08, 2022 03:59 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Song Hae, a South Korean TV presenter who was beloved for decades as the warm-humored emcee of a nationally televised singing contest, has died at the age of 95. He died Wednesday at his home in South Korea’s capital, Seoul, according to the Seoul...

Weekend event for HBCU graduates slated in Alabama

May. 28, 2022 11:10 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An event to bring together graduates of historically black colleges and universities is being held in Alabama this weekend. HBCU SpringComing opened on Friday in Birmingham and continues through Sunday. The event has been in New York the past seven years...