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This combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from Nov. 1-7 shows Anthony Kiedis, from left, Nelly, Kendall Jenner, Matthew McConaughey, Kris Jenner, Sally Field and Lorde. (AP Photo)

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 1-7

Oct. 26, 2020 9:16 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 1-7: Nov. 1: Country singer Bill Anderson is 83. Actor Barbara Bosson (“Murder One,” ″Hill Street Blues”) is 81. Actor Robert Foxworth (“Falcon Crest”) is 79. “Hustler” publisher Larry Flynt is 78. Country singer...

This combination photo shows Justin Bieber, from left, Dua Lipa and Demi Lovato who will take part in various planned events urging Americans to vote. (AP Photo)

Celebrities unite to various get-out-the-vote efforts

Oct. 22, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In the final days before the U.S. election, celebrities from Kerry Washington to Billie Jean King and Danai Gurira are urging Americans to vote. Here are some of the free, nonpartisan efforts: — Stars like Demi Lovato, Justin Bieber, Amy Schumer, Chelsea Handler, Mark Ruffalo, Dua...

This image released by Vivacity Media Group shows Elizabeth Stanley, left, and Celia Rose Gooding during a performance of

'Jagged Little Pill' leads Tony Awards nominations with 15

Oct. 15, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The sobering musical “Jagged Little Pill,” which plumbs Alanis Morissette’s 1995 breakthrough album to tell a story of an American family spiraling out of control, earned a leading 15 Tony Award nominations Thursday, as the Broadway community took the first steps to...

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Select list of nominees for 2020 Tony Awards

Oct. 15, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Select nominations for the 2020 Tony Awards, announced Thursday. Best Musical: “Jagged Little Pill”; “Moulin Rouge: The Musical”; “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical” Best Play: “Grand Horizons”; “The Inheritance”;...

Post Malone accepts the top artist award at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Post Malone owns Billboard Awards, Legend shines onstage

Oct. 15, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walking into the show with 16 nominations, Post Malone won nine honors at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, where John Legend gave a heartfelt performance that was dedicated to his wife. With his voice aching as he sang passionately from the piano, Legend told viewers “this is for...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, file photo, Nicole Kidman speaks at the

Golden Globes group gives $5.1 million in grants

Oct. 14, 2020 8:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of entertainment’s biggest names from Nicole Kidman to John David Washington shared encouraging words for aspiring young creators whose organizations were collectively granted millions by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. More than $5.1 million in funds were given to...

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2017, file photo, Stevie Wonder attends the TIDAL X: Brooklyn 3rd Annual Benefit Concert in New York. Wonder released two new songs Tuesday reflecting the current times that he hopes inspires change. The music icon dropped the tracks “Where Is Our Love Song” and “Can’t Put It In the Hands of Fate,” which he also announced would be released through his new label, So What the Fuss Music, distributed through Universal Music Group’s Republic Records. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Stevie Wonder releases 2 new songs, gives health update

Oct. 13, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Wonder released two new songs Tuesday reflecting the current times that he hopes inspires change. The piano-playing icon dropped the tracks “Where Is Our Love Song” and “Can’t Put It In the Hands of Fate,” which he also announced would be released...

UN Security Council Back Home in Own Chamber After 7 Months

Oct. 8, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council met in its chamber at U.N. headquarters in New York for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic hit New York in March on Thursday, and despite wearing masks and being separated by plexiglass dividers, U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft said “It was so...

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2020, file photo, Sean Combs accepts the 2020 Industry Icon award at the Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons in Beverly Hills, Calif. Combs will be among a star-studded guest list for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 induction. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

Diddy, Springsteen among rock hall of fame guest list

Oct. 8, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Sean “Diddy” Combs, Bruce Springsteen and Alicia Keys will be among a star-studded guest list for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 induction. The prestigious organization announced the guest list Thursday for the ceremony, which will debut Nov. 7 on HBO. The show will...

Johnny Nash, singer of ‘I Can See Clearly Now,’ dies at 80

Oct. 6, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

Johnny Nash, a singer-songwriter, actor and producer who rose from pop crooner to early reggae star to the creator and performer of the million-selling anthem “I Can See Clearly Now,” died Tuesday, his son said. Nash, who had been in declining health, died of natural causes at home in Houston, the...