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At the Oscars, some songwriters are left in the dark

Feb. 21, 2019 5:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For Grammy-winning producer-songwriter Alexander Shuckburgh, the Academy Awards are so close and yet so far. Shuckburgh should be celebrating as an Oscar nominee since a song he co-wrote — "All the Stars" from the "Black Panther" soundtrack — is competing for best original...

Michael Jackson accusers detail road to 'Leaving Neverland'

Feb. 21, 2019 3:52 PM EST

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Wade Robson and James Safechuck didn't know what to think when the lights went up after the first public screening of "Leaving Neverland" late last month at the Sundance Film Festival. In the 236-minute documentary that will air in two parts on HBO and Britain's Channel 4 in March,...

Michael Jackson estate lawsuit sues HBO over documentary

Feb. 21, 2019 3:38 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The estate of Michael Jackson on Thursday sued HBO over a documentary about two men who accuse the late pop superstar of molesting them when they were boys, saying the film violates a 1992 contract to air a Jackson concert. The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges that by...

The Latest: Lawsuit takes aim at HBO's Jackson documentary

Feb. 21, 2019 2:29 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a documentary featuring two men who accuse Michael Jackson of molesting them as boys (all times local): 11:15 a.m. The estate of Michael Jackson is suing HBO over a documentary about two men who accuse the late pop superstar of molesting them when they were boys. The...

The 1975, Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa are winners at Brit Awards

Feb. 20, 2019 6:07 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Pop-rockers The 1975, DJ Calvin Harris and singer-songwriter Dua Lipa won major prizes at the U.K. music industry's Brit Awards on Wednesday during a slick, surprise-free ceremony that set out to celebrate female talent after past allegations of neglect. Manchester quartet The 1975 was named...

The Latest: More women perform at slick UK music awards show

Feb. 20, 2019 6:05 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Brit Awards ceremony (all times local): 10:30 p.m. The U.K. music industry's Brit Awards have been handed out during a slick, surprise-free ceremony that set out to celebrate female talent after past allegations of neglect. Manchester quartet The 1975 was named best British...

Chris Stapleton, Dan + Shay lead ACM nominations

Feb. 20, 2019 12:16 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chris Stapleton and Dan + Shay lead the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards with six nominations each while Grammy album of the year winner Kacey Musgraves comes in with five nominations. Reba McEntire, who is hosting the show for a record 16th time, announced the nominees in top...

Lady Gaga, fiance Christian Carino no longer together

Feb. 19, 2019 4:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga and her fiance, talent agent Christian Carino, have split up. A representative for the singer-actress confirmed the news to The Associated Press on Tuesday. No more details were provided. Gaga, 32, and Carino, 49, began dating in 2017. Gaga was previously engaged to actor Taylor...

'What a talent': Celebrities react to death of Lagerfeld

Feb. 19, 2019 1:31 PM EST

Some reaction to the death of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. "His humor, wit, love and passion for fashion will live on forever. Thank you for the inspiration that you gave to this world and for all of the hearts that you touched in the process." — Bella Hadid, via Instagram. ___ "We lost a true...

Imagine Dragons to perform at Pro Football Hall of Fame

Feb. 19, 2019 10:17 AM EST

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Imagine Dragons will perform at the Pro Football Hall of Fame to help kick off the NFL's 100th season. The Hall announced Tuesday that the alternative-rock band will headline the Concert for Legends on Aug. 4. Previous featured acts for the concert include Aerosmith, Tim McGraw, Toby...