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Britney Spears returns to Vegas with new residency in 2019

Oct. 19, 2018 1:51 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Britney Spears will return to Las Vegas with a new residency next year. MGM Resorts International on Friday said the pop superstar in February will kick off a series of regularly scheduled shows at Park Theater inside the Park MGM casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip. Spears in a statement...

Tennessee women slow to back GOP's Blackburn in Senate race

Oct. 18, 2018 9:35 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If Republican Marsha Blackburn were to win in November, the congresswoman would become the first female U.S. senator in Tennessee history. And yet women have been slow to embrace her campaign. A Vanderbilt University poll conducted Oct. 8-13 showed Blackburn trailing former...

Michael Buble shuts down rumors of retirement from music

Oct. 17, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Buble is shutting down rumors that he's going to retire from music, saying he was misquoted in a recent interview. Buble told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he is not planning on retiring anytime soon. He disputes an Oct. 13 interview published in the Daily Mail that said...

Tauren Wells wins 4, including new artist, at Dove Awards

Oct. 17, 2018 10:26 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Christian artist Tauren Wells won four awards including new artist and contemporary Christian artist of the year at the 49th annual Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards. Wells, who was the former lead singer for Christian rock group Royal Tailor, performed "Known" from his solo...

Quavo on cutting collaborations, solo album, Migos and Drake

Oct. 16, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Quavo may be one-third of the uber-successful hip-hop group Migos, but he's also a rapper in high demand, appearing as a featured act on Top 10 hits by Post Malone, DJ Khaled, Drake and Liam Payne. The 27-year-old star said he was collaborating with others so much that he had to turn...

Lady Gaga getting married? She thanks 'fiance' during speech

Oct. 16, 2018 1:25 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lady Gaga apparently is getting married. The 32-year-old singer and "A Star is Born" actress thanked her "fiance" Christian Carino as she finished speaking Monday night at Elle's 25th annual Women in Hollywood event. A message seeking comment from her publicist was not returned. Gaga was...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 14-20

Oct. 15, 2018 12:59 PM EDT

Oct. 21: Actress Joyce Randolph ("The Honeymooners") is 94. Keyboardist Manfred Mann is 78. Guitarist Steve Cropper of Booker T. and the MG's is 77. Singer Elvin Bishop is 76. TV judge Judy Sheindlin ("Judge Judy") is 76. Actor Everett McGill ("Twin Peaks") is 73. Trumpeter Lee Loughnane of Chicago is 72. Actor...

African youth opposition movement aims to drive change

Oct. 13, 2018 10:50 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Popular young opposition leaders from East Africa are uniting with like-minded colleagues in West and Southern Africa to form a movement to challenge the misrule that has plagued the continent. Kenyan legislator Babu Owino said in a talk late Friday with Ugandan pop...

Beyonce, Jay Z appear at City of Hope cancer charity event

Oct. 12, 2018 7:44 PM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Beyonce paid homage to a high-profile music executive being honored at a charity event to raise money for cancer research. The singer's vocals soared as she performed three ballads including her 2009 smash hit "Halo" and "Ava Maria" after saluting the character of...

Princess Eugenie weds her beau at Windsor Castle

Oct. 12, 2018 12:03 PM EDT

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Britain's Princess Eugenie married tequila brand ambassador Jack Brooksbank in a star-studded royal wedding Friday at St. George's Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle. It was the second wedding extravaganza of the year for the royal family, which seems to be riding a wave of...