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'Laverne & Shirley' actor Cindy Williams dies at 75

Jan. 31, 2023 07:31 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cindy Williams, who was among the most recognizable stars in America in the 1970s and 1980s for her role as Shirley opposite Penny Marshall's Laverne on the beloved sitcom "Laverne & Shirley," has died. She was 75. Williams died in Los Angeles on Wednesday...

Why everyone's debating Riseborough's best actress Oscar nod

Jan. 30, 2023 23:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Nothing — not Tom Cruise's snub nor Austin Butler's lingering Elvis Presley inflections — has caused quite as much a stir around this year's Oscars as the best-actress nomination for British actress Andrea Riseborough. Riseborough was unexpectedly nominated for...

Connie Britton's new show is a 'Friday Night Lights' reunion

Jan. 30, 2023 15:18 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Connie Britton's new series “ Dear Edward " gave her the opportunity to revisit a past project that she holds dear, “Friday Night Lights.” Developed and executive produced by Jason Katims, the series “Friday Night Lights” was ratings-challenged but...

Trevor Noah returns as Grammy host with comfort, nervousness

Jan. 30, 2023 14:13 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trevor Noah feels more comfortable hosting the Grammy Awards for a third-straight year, but the former “The Daily Show” host still has some nervousness about leading the ceremony with big-time acts like Beyoncé, Adele and Harry Styles looking on. “The...

Gregory Allen Howard, who wrote 'Remember the Titans,' dies

Jan. 30, 2023 13:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Screenwriter Gregory Allen Howard, who skillfully adapted stories of historical Black figures in “Remember the Titans” starring Denzel Washington, “Ali” with Will Smith and “Harriet” with Cynthia Erivo, has died. He was 70. Howard died Friday at a...

Michael Jackson's nephew to star in King of Pop biopic

Jan. 30, 2023 13:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Jackson's 26-year-old nephew, Jaafar Jackson, will play the King of Pop in the planned biopic “Michael” to be directed by Antoine Fuqua. Lionsgate announced Jackson's casting Monday for the film being produced by Oscar-winning “Bohemian Rhapsody”...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 5-11

Jan. 30, 2023 11:45 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 5-11: Feb. 5: Actor David Selby (“Dark Shadows,” ″Falcon Crest”) is 82. Singer Al Kooper (Blood, Sweat and Tears) is 79. Actor Charlotte Rampling is 77. Actor Barbara Hershey is 75. Actor-director-comedian Christopher Guest is 75....

Julie Otsuka, Ed Yong win Carnegie Medals for Excellence

Jan. 30, 2023 11:28 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist Julie Otsuka has strong memories of libraries from her childhood California — the bike rides with her best friend to the local branch; the soft, firm sound of librarians closing books; the shopping bags she and her friend would fill with science fiction and other...

'24,' 'Runaways' actor Annie Wersching has died at 45

Jan. 30, 2023 08:10 AM EST

Actor Annie Wersching, best known for playing FBI agent Renee Walker in the series “24" and providing the voice for Tess in the video game “The Last of Us,” has died. She was 45. Wersching passed away Sunday morning in Los Angeles following a battle with cancer, her publicist...

Barrett Strong, Motown artist known for ‘Money,’ dies at 81

Jan. 29, 2023 21:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Barrett Strong, one of Motown’s founding artists and most gifted songwriters who sang lead on the company’s breakthrough single “Money (That’s What I Want)” and later collaborated with Norman Whitfield on such classics as “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “War”...