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Citing misogyny, Aussie swimmer pulls out of Olympic trials

Jun. 11, 2021 04:07 AM EDT

Singer Cody Simpson was dominating attention ahead of Australia’s Olympic swimming trials, until Maddie Groves withdrew from the six-day meet following a series of social media posts condemning “misogynistic perverts” in the sport. Groves didn’t detail her...

Underwood wins at CMT Awards; Gladys Knight, H.E.R. perform

Jun. 09, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Carrie Underwood has another reason to rejoice — she extended her record as the most decorated artist in the history of the CMT Music Awards, thanks to her song “Hallelujah.” The music video for the singer's hit, a collaboration with John Legend,...

Walker, Castilla, Sabathia to play in All-Star softball game

Jun. 07, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Former Colorado Rockies sluggers Larry Walker and Vinny Castilla will play in the All-Star celebrity softball game following the Futures Game at Denver's Coors Field on July 11 along with Cy Young Award winner CC Sabathia, former All-Star Hunter Pence and Olympic gold medal...

Snoop Dogg to join Def Jam label as strategic consultant

Jun. 07, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Snoop Dogg is getting ready to bark out orders at Def Jam Recordings — he's joining the label as an executive creative and strategic consultant. Def Jam announced Monday that newly created role for the iconic rapper “will allow (Snoop) to...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 13-19

Jun. 07, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 13-19 June 13: Actor Bob McGrath (“Sesame Street”) is 89. Actor Malcolm McDowell is 78. Singer Dennis Locorriere (Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show) is 72. Actor Stellan Skarsgard (“Mamma Mia”) is 70. Actor Richard Thomas is...

Finn's Mac experience leads to reconstituted Crowded House

Jun. 04, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Touring as a member of Fleetwood Mac in 2018-19 made Neil Finn appreciate the memorable band in his own history. Two years later, Finn has brought that group, Crowded House, back to life with his sons Liam and Elroy, producer Mitchell Froom and original...

From the Beatles to Elton John: Oldest DJ's storied career

Jun. 04, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Ray Cordeiro considers himself the luckiest radio DJ in the world. In a storied career spanning over 70 years in Hong Kong, Cordeiro has interviewed superstars including the Beatles and Elton John, and even received an MBE — an order of the British...

Philadelphia's July 4 to feature concert in different venue

Jun. 02, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's annual celebration of the nation's birthday returns this summer with the traditional July 4 free concert in a different venue but concluding as usual with a fireworks display over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Wawa Welcome America on...

'Girl from Ipanema:' Re-imagining a classic for today's Rio

Jun. 02, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Chauffeured in a classic Porsche, the Brazilian beauty steps out into 1960s Rio de Janeiro. The pastel pastiche is easy on the eyes, and so is the pin-up girl tracing twirls as a guitar strums the city’s hymn: “The Girl from Ipanema." Then the...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 6-12

Jun. 01, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 6-12: June 6: Singer-songwriter Gary “U.S.” Bonds is 82. Country singer Joe Stampley is 78. Jazz pianist Monty Alexander is 77. Actor Robert Englund (Freddie Krueger) is 74. Singer Dwight Twilley is 70. Playwright-actor Harvey...