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Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 18-24

Apr. 12, 2021 07:52 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 18-24: April 18: Actor Robert Hooks is 84. Actor Hayley Mills is 75. Actor James Woods is 74. Actor Dorothy Lyman (“Mama’s Family”) is 74. Actor Cindy Pickett (“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”) is 74. Keyboardist Walt...

Nas, Eve, Snoop, Aaliyah's mom react to death of rapper DMX

Apr. 09, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Reaction to the death of Grammy-nominated rapper DMX, who died Friday at 50. — “Earl Simmons was a wonderful, caring father, and a sensitive, thoughtful man. Unfortunately, Dark Man X took over and ran amok, tormented and struggling to find the...

'Nothing less than a giant': Rapper-actor DMX dies at 50

Apr. 09, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — DMX, the iconic hip-hop artist behind the songs “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here)” whose distinctively gruff voice and thoughtful messages in his rhymes made him one of rap’s biggest stars, has died, according to a family statement Friday. He was...

Family says DMX, the rapper and actor known for iconic hip-hop songs and a gruff delivery, is dead at 50

Apr. 09, 2021 12:54 PM EDT
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Family says DMX, the rapper and actor known for iconic hip-hop songs and a gruff delivery, is dead at 50.

Back in Business: WrestleMania ready to rumble with fans

Apr. 09, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

His time due as the next face of WWE, Drew McIntyre imagined what his crowning achievement would look like in the build toward last year’s WrestleMania in his American hometown of Tampa, Florida. “I beat ‘The Beast’ Brock Lesnar, I raise the title, I jump into the...

Keri Hilson is basking in her 'manifestation season'

Apr. 08, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

Keri Hilson is projected to have a busy year, but it doesn’t include releasing new music. The two-time Grammy nominee is preparing for the release of several film projects, and if that surprises you, you’re not alone. “It took even me by surprise,” said the...

Pharrell wants federal probe into police shooting of cousin

Apr. 07, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Grammy award-winning musician Pharrell Williams has called for a federal investigation into the fatal police shooting of his cousin along the Virginia coast. Williams made the call in an Instagram post on Monday after attending his cousin's...

The Weeknd is top nominee for May's iHeartRadio Music Awards

Apr. 07, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Weeknd, Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch are among the top nominees for next month’s iHeartRadio Music Awards. The Weeknd's eight nominations include male artist of the year, competing with Ricch, Harry Styles, Justin Bieber and Post Malone,...

Pharrell Williams, others honor Virginia man shot by police

Apr. 05, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Grammy-winning musician Pharrell Williams and the Rev. William J. Barber, a nationally known pastor, were among those who spoke Monday at the funeral for a Black man and former college football player who was recently shot and killed by police in Virginia Beach. ...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 11-17

Apr. 05, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 11-17 April 11: Actor Joel Grey is 89. Actor Louise Lasser is 82. Actor Peter Riegart (“Animal House”) is 74. Actor Bill Irwin (“Law and Order: SVU”) is 71. Singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale is 64. Guitarist Nigel Pulsford...