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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, file photo, Recording Academy President/CEO Deborah Dugan participates in the 62nd Grammy Awards nominations news conference at Studio 43 at CBS Broadcast Center in New York. In a move announced late Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, the Recording Academy has placed Dugan on administrative leave following an allegation of unspecified misconduct by a senior leader. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Grammys CEO Deborah Dugan put on 'administrative leave'

Jan. 16, 2020 11:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Recording Academy has placed Deborah Dugan, its president and CEO of just six months, on administrative leave following an allegation of misconduct by a senior leader at the organization. The move announced late Thursday comes 10 days before the 2020 Grammy Awards will be held in Los...

FILE - In this July 20, 2015, file photo, rapper Eminem attends the premiere of

Eminem drops surprise album, advocates changes to gun laws

Jan. 17, 2020 4:29 AM EST

Rapper Eminem once again dropped a surprise album, releasing “Music to Be Murdered By” on Friday — along with a video that calls for changes to gun laws. The follow-up to 2018's “Kamikaze” — also released without warning — was announced on Twitter just after...

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2017 file photo, MSNBC television anchor Rachel Maddow, host of

MSNBC's Maddow reaches record audience with Parnas interview

Jan. 17, 2020 11:16 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — There's no apparent impeachment fatigue among viewers of MSNBC's Rachel Maddow. Her prime-time show, which has been on for more than 11 years, had its largest audience ever when 4.5 million people watched Maddow's interview on Wednesday with Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani,...

From left, Patrick Fabian, Giancarlo Esposito and Bob Odenkirk, cast members in the AMC drama series

'Better Call Saul' gets renewed for 6th and final season

Jan. 16, 2020 9:55 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — “Better Call Saul” has been renewed for a sixth and final season consisting of 13 episodes that will air in 2021. The upcoming fifth season debuts Feb. 23-24 on AMC. The “Breaking Bad” prequel starring Bob Odenkirk will air 10 episodes this year focusing...

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2018 file photo, Actress Meryl Streep poses for photographers upon arrival at the 'Mary Poppins Returns' premiere in central London.  Apple TV Plus said Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, Streep will join Chris O’Dowd, Jacob Tremblay and Ruth Negga to give life to Oliver Jeffers' picture book “Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth.

Meryl Streep to lend her voice to Apple animated short film

Jan. 17, 2020 11:02 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Meryl Streep is getting animated: The Oscar-winner will lend her voice to a short illustrated film celebrating the Earth. Apple TV Plus said Friday Streep will join Chris O’Dowd, Jacob Tremblay and Ruth Negga to give life to Oliver Jeffers' picture book “Here We Are: Notes for...

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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2018 file photo, Actress Meryl Streep poses for photographers upon arrival at the 'Mary Poppins Returns' premiere in central London.  Apple TV Plus said Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, Streep will join Chris O’Dowd, Jacob Tremblay and Ruth Negga to give life to Oliver Jeffers' picture book “Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth.

Meryl Streep to lend her voice to Apple animated short film

Jan. 17, 2020 11:02 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Meryl Streep is getting animated: The Oscar-winner will lend her voice to a short illustrated film celebrating the Earth. Apple TV Plus said Friday Streep will join Chris O’Dowd, Jacob Tremblay and Ruth Negga to give life to Oliver Jeffers' picture book “Here We Are: Notes for...

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Review: Mac Miller posthumous album is heartbreakingly full

Jan. 17, 2020 10:50 AM EST

Mac Miller, "Circles" (Warner) “Why does everybody need me to stay?” Mac Miller asks on the first single from his latest release. He answered his own question with the superb posthumous “Circles.” Miller's 12-track album is heartbreakingly sublime, a portrait of a wry and honest...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2012 file photo Chief Executive Officer of (RED), Deborah Dugan poses for a portrait in New York. Dugan, the Recording Academy CEO who the company announced Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, was placed on administrative leave, has fired back in a statement through her lawyer, saying: “What has been reported is not nearly the story that needs to be told.

Lawyer for just-ousted Grammys CEO fires back at academy

Jan. 17, 2020 10:13 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan, who the company announced Thursday was placed on administrative leave, has fired back in a statement through her lawyer, saying: “What has been reported is not nearly the story that needs to be told.” The academy said late Thursday that its...

This combination of photos shows, from left, Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown and Taika Waititi, who will join Roman Griffin Davis, Jason Bateman, Lili Reinhart and Kaitlyn Dever as presenters at the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (AP Photo)

Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters

Jan. 17, 2020 9:50 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown and Taika Waititi will be up for Screen Actors Guild Awards and also handing them out at Sunday’s ceremony. They’re part of a new batch of SAG Awards presenters announced Friday, along with Roman Griffin Davis, Jason Bateman, Lili...

TV hen mauled to death: German court backs bigger payout

Jan. 17, 2020 8:33 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany has ruled that the owner of a chicken that was mauled to death by a dog in 2017 deserves a higher payout because the hen was trained and had TV experience. German news agency dpa reported Friday that a regional court in the western town of Kleve concluded the chicken was...

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro gestures during an event with young Venezuelan migrants at the Planalto Presidential Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. According to the UNHCR there are around 180,000 Venezuelan refugees and migrants in the country, many of them arrived crossing the border  in the northern state of Roraima. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Far-right Bolsonaro fires latest round in Brazil culture war

Jan. 17, 2020 8:31 AM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's government has drawn criticism after launching a project that aims to revamp the country's arts scene, with a focus on nationalism and religion. The project is part of the far-right administration's answer to what it sees as decades of leftist hegemony in the cultural sphere...

Oops! Radio reporter calls wrong Robert Shapiro on air

Jan. 17, 2020 7:41 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Will the real Robert Shapiro please take the microphone? BBC radio presenter Evan Davis was left in an embarrassing situation Thursday while introducing a segment on a proposal to allow cameras to record sentencing remarks in U.K. courts. During a live telephone interview on "PM," an evening...

Former Gov. Jeff Colyer to sing backup for Chaka Khan

Jan. 17, 2020 7:14 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former Republican Kansas governor and plastic surgeon Jeff Colyer is about to add Chaka Khan backup singer to his resume. Colyer is part of a student and faculty choir that will join the “Queen of Funk” on stage for a Martin Luther King Day event hosted by Georgetown...

In this image from video, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., left, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., escort Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts into the Senate chamber in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

10 Things to Know for Today

Jan. 17, 2020 6:09 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. POLITICAL STAKES HIGH AS IMPEACHMENT TRIAL LOOMS The trial, only the third such undertaking in U.S. history, is unfolding at the start of the election year, a time of deep political division in the nation....

FILE - In this March 24, 2011 file French Chef Paul Bocuse poses outside his famed Michelin three-star restaurant L'Auberge du Pont de Collonges in Collonges-au-Mont-d'or, central France. The restaurant of famous French chef Paul Bocuse, who died two years ago, has lost its third star. It was holding it without interruption since 1965, a world record. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)

French chef Bocuse restaurant loses 3rd star after 55 years

Jan. 17, 2020 5:04 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The restaurant of French chef Paul Bocuse, who died two years ago, has lost one of its Michelin stars after holding three since 1965, a world record. The Michelin guide announced Friday that the restaurant in Collonges-au-Mont-d'or, near the French city of Lyon, has been downgraded to two...