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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2020 file photo, Lady Gaga performs during a drive-in rally for then Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.  Lady Gaga will sign the national anthem at Joe Biden's presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol when Biden is sworn in as the nation's 46th president next Wednesday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Stars return to inauguration, with J.Lo, Gaga set to perform

Jan. 15, 2021 9:15 AM EST

The A-list is back. How A-list? Try Lady Gaga and J. Lo. Inauguration officials announced on Thursday that the glittery duo would appear in person on Jan. 20, with Gaga singing the national anthem as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are sworn in on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol, and Jennifer Lopez giving a...

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Q&A: Kingsley Ben-Adir breaks out as Malcolm X

Jan. 15, 2021 8:34 AM EST

British actor Kingsley Ben-Adir may not be a household name yet, but that’s poised to change with his scene-stealing performance as Malcolm X in Regina King’s “One Night in Miami....” The film, which imagines an electric meeting between the civil rights icon, Sam Cooke, Cassius Clay...

This combination of photos shows poster art for the documentary

New this week: 'MLK/FBI,' Why Don’t We and 'Prodigal Son'

Jan. 11, 2021 3:47 PM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Regina King’s directorial debut “One Night in Miami” brings Muhammad Ali (Eli Goree), Malcolm X...

This combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from Jan. 17-23 shows James Earl Jones, from left, Kevin Costner, Dolly Parton, Rainn Wilson, Geena Davis, Diane Lane and Chita Rivera. (AP Photo)

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 17-23

Jan. 11, 2021 9:05 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 17-23 Jan. 17: Actor Betty White is 99. Actor James Earl Jones is 90. Talk show host Maury Povich is 82. Singer Chris Montez is 79. Singer William Hart of The Delfonics is 76. Actor Joanna David (“Downton Abbey”) is 74. Actor Jane Elliott (“General...

Memphis Grizzlies forward Xavier Tillman (2) shoots between Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Harris (12) and center Jarrett Allen (31) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Brooks leads Grizzlies to 1st home victory 115-110 over Nets

Jan. 8, 2021 11:47 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Despite losing another key player — this time for coronavirus safety concerns — the Memphis Grizzlies were able to hold on for their first win at home this season. Dillon Brooks scored 24 points and Memphis pulled out a 115-110 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday...

This cover image released by Big Loud Records and Republic Records shows“Dangerous: The Double Album,” by Morgan Wallen. (Big Loud Records and Republic Records via AP)

New this week: Morgan Wallen music, tiger cubs and 'Herself'

Jan. 4, 2021 11:37 AM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Vanessa Kirby, who many came to admire for her outstanding portrayal of Princess Margaret in the first two seasons of...

This combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from Jan. 10-16 shows Rod Stewart, from left, Mary J. Blige, Issa Rae, Liam Hemsworth, Faye Dunaway, Regina King and Lin-Manuel Miranda. (AP Photo)

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 10-16

Jan. 4, 2021 8:56 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 10-16 Jan. 10: Singer Ronnie Hawkins of Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks is 86. Actor William Sanderson (“Deadwood,” ″Newhart”) is 77. Singer Rod Stewart is 76. Singer-keyboardist Donald Fagen of Steely Dan is 73. Singer Pat Benatar is 68. Guitarist...

Guitarist, songwriter and record producer Steve Cropper poses Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Cropper has been in the music business for more than six decades. At a time when it was common for white musicians to co-opt the work of Black artists, Cropper was that rare white artist willing to keep a lower profile and collaborate. More than half a century later, he is still making music at 79 years old. His latest album is scheduled for release in April.

A low-key Memphis guitar legend builds on musical legacy

Dec. 30, 2020 1:34 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — It’s 1966 and a thunderstorm illuminates the night sky in Memphis, Tennessee. Two Stax Records musicians, guitarist Steve Cropper and singer Eddie Floyd, sit in a room inside the Lorraine Motel, struggling to fashion a song about love and superstition. The pair try many...

FILE - In this May 14, 2019 file photo, Ryan Seacrest attends the Walt Disney Television 2019 upfront in New York. Most folks have slowed down in the past nine months but Seacrest says he's been juggling more than normal during the pandemic. This week, he will return to New York's Times Square to host “Dick Clark New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.” The broadcast will be closed to the public except for a small group of front line workers.  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Joe and Jill Biden to appear on 'New Year’s Rockin’ Eve'

Dec. 30, 2020 8:56 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Seacrest will have a special pair of guests alongside the music stars at this year's New Year's Eve celebration on ABC — the president-elect and the future first lady. President-elect Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden are scheduled to give “their last interview of the...

Mariah Carey performs during her holiday special

A record 39 holiday songs dominate Billboard Hot 100 chart

Dec. 29, 2020 12:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tis the season to be jolly: A record 39 holiday songs have dominated this week's Billboard Hot 100 chart, including nine holiday tunes in the Top 10. Mariah Carey's ubiquitous hit, “All I Want for Christmas Is You," leads the pack at No. 1 — marking the tune's fifth time at...