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Shock G, off-kilter Digital Underground leader, dead at 57

Apr. 23, 2021 01:55 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shock G, who blended whimsical wordplay with reverence for '70s funk as leader of the off-kilter Bay Area hip-hop group Digital Underground, has died. He was 57. Nzazi Malonga, a longtime friend who served as head of security and helped manage the...

In possible Oscar preview, 'Nomadland' wins at Spirit Awards

Apr. 23, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

Chloé Zhao's “Nomadland” won best feature at the 36th Independent Spirit Awards in a ceremony that turned the annual beach soiree into a virtual, mostly pre-taped event, and, possibly, an Oscar preview. The Spirits, usually held in a giant tent on the Southern...

'Jersey Shore' star arrested on domestic violence allegation

Apr. 22, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Jersey Shore” star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro was arrested Thursday for investigation of felony domestic violence, police said. Ortiz-Magro, 35, was arrested in the coastal Playa del Rey section of Los Angeles, LAPD Officer William Cooper said. ...

Appeals court sides with Dr. Luke on an issue in Kesha clash

Apr. 22, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An appellate court ruled for music producer Dr. Luke on Thursday on an important legal question in his defamation suit against pop star Kesha, saying the Grammy-nominated hitmaker isn't a public figure in the eyes of the law. The decision isn't a final...

Men who tried to crash into police building enter plea deal

Apr. 22, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — Two Iowa men charged with terrorism after they tried to crash a vehicle into the Muscatine police headquarters have agreed to a plea deal. The Muscatine Journal reports that 24-year-old Gilberto Daniel Castillo III and 21-year-old Marc Anthony...

Oscar slate holds 'firsts' for Asian actors, filmmakers

Apr. 22, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

It may be hard to believe that there are still many “firsts” left to check off after 93 years of the Academy Awards, and yet this year there were a handful for Asian actors and filmmakers. Steven Yeun ("Minari") became the first Asian American...

Tempest Storm, legendary burlesque star, dies at Vegas home

Apr. 22, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tempest Storm, the legendary burlesque star who blazed a trail for strip-tease artists for more than a half-century, has died. She was 93. Storm died Tuesday at her Las Vegas apartment, her longtime friend, confidant and business partner Harvey Robbins,...

Leslie Jordan parlays Instagram fame with new book and album

Apr. 22, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Last year at this time, as much of the world was on lockdown due to the pandemic, Leslie Jordan began posting daily videos of himself on Instagram. The actor known for roles in the “American Horror Story” franchise and “Will & Grace” was...

'We're buzzing!' Brit Awards to welcome back music fans

Apr. 22, 2021 07:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British music's leading prize night next month will feature an audience of 4,000 people, in what will be the first major indoor music event in the country to welcome back a live audience since the coronavirus pandemic erupted more than a year ago. The Brit...

Antonio Brown settles assault lawsuit with former trainer

Apr. 21, 2021 22:25 PM EDT

NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown has settled a civil lawsuit by former trainer Britney Taylor, who accused Brown of sexually assaulting her. Taylor filed the lawsuit in 2019, and lawyers for her and Brown released statements Wednesday revealing the agreement. ...