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Rapper Eric B. gets probation on 17-year-old assault case

Nov. 22, 2019 5:46 PM EST

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Rapper and actor Eric B. was sentenced to a year’s probation Friday stemming from a motor vehicle stop and police chase that occurred nearly 19 years ago but wasn’t resolved because he failed to show up for his sentencing. Eric B., whose real name is Eric Barrier,...

Apple delays ‘The Banker’ theatrical release amid review

Nov. 22, 2019 5:26 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apple on Friday delayed the theatrical release of its first original film, “The Banker” amid misconduct allegations against one of the film’s co-producers. A person familiar with the plans who was not authorized to discuss them publicly confirmed Friday that the...

White to call 400th Premier League game for NBC

Nov. 22, 2019 5:09 PM EST

Arlo White might be the busiest announcer in the Premier League. Further proof of that will come on Saturday when he reaches another milestone. White will call his 400th Premier League game for NBC when Manchester City faces Chelsea. Not one to rest on his laurels, White will be in Sheffield less than 24 hours...

Roc Nation adds reggae star Buju Banton to its roster

Nov. 22, 2019 3:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z’s Roc Nation company has added reggae star Buju Banton to its jam-packed roster. On Friday Roc Nation announced the partnership with the reggae and dancehall king, whose comeback concert held earlier this year in his native Jamaica was one of the country’s largest shows....

Scooter Braun breaks his silence on his Taylor Swift battle

Nov. 22, 2019 3:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Music manager Scooter Braun has broken his silence regarding his public beef with Taylor Swift, who has called Braun out since she discovered he owned her master recordings. Braun wrote a lengthy post on Instagram Friday, saying his family has received “numerous death threats”...

Zac Brown cooks up new version of ‘Chicken Fried’ for NFL

Nov. 22, 2019 2:58 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Zac Brown Band is lending its sound to the NFL. The Atlanta-based group will give its 2008 hit “ Chicken Fried ” a holiday twist for the Thanksgiving night matchup between the hometown Falcons and rival New Orleans Saints. Brown’s song will serve as an intro for the...

AP MVP is not just for QBs and is far from decided

Nov. 22, 2019 2:51 PM EST

During its Monday night telecast from Mexico City, ESPN showed a graphic of contenders for the AP's NFL Most Valuable Player. Oops, folks, there were quite a few players missing from the graphic, which included only quarterbacks. In another ESPN episode, a radio commentator mentioned that Russell Wilson will win...

Lily Tomlin is sorry she agreed to end ‘Grace and Frankie’

Nov. 22, 2019 2:31 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Regrets? Lily Tomlin has at least one: Her decision to end her Netflix sitcom “Grace and Frankie,” which co-stars Jane Fonda. “Well, Jane and I are kind of sad about it, you know, because, I mean, we talked about doing it,” Tomlin explained on Thursday night...

Bill for Nationals-Orioles TV dispute tops $99 million

Nov. 22, 2019 2:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The bill is coming due for what the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network should pay the Washington Nationals for television rights for 2012-16: more than $99 million. A proposed judgment was submitted Friday in New York Supreme Court. The court in August upheld an April 15 decision by a Major League...

LPGA schedule features 32 events with record prize money

Nov. 22, 2019 1:46 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The LPGA Tour has two new tournaments in Florida as part of a 2020 schedule that features a record $75.1 million in prize money and 500 hours of television, huge gains from a decade ago. Sixteen of the 33 tournaments have prize money of at least $2 million. The LPGA starts its season...