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2 women accuse R. Kelly of sexual misconduct in 1990s

Feb. 21, 2019 5:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two women said Thursday that singer R. Kelly picked them out of a crowd at a Baltimore after-party in the mid-1990s when they were underage and had sex with one of the teens although she was under the influence of marijuana and alcohol and could not consent. The women, Latresa Scaff and...

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...

Lawyer likens R. Kelly to Beethoven to explain studio move

Feb. 20, 2019 9:02 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly is moving out of his Chicago recording studio because a judge has stymied his creativity by barring him from working there overnight due to building-code violations, his lawyer said Wednesday. Cook County Judge Patrice Ball-Reed has effectively ordered the Grammy...

David Icke, accused of anti-Semitism, denied Australian visa

Feb. 20, 2019 1:04 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — British author and broadcaster David Icke, who critics accuse of anti-Semitism and of being a conspiracy theorist, has had his Australian visa canceled ahead of a speaking tour. The 66-year-old said from the United States on Wednesday that the Australian government had "insulted every...

Legal hurdles would look familiar in any new R. Kelly case

Feb. 19, 2019 8:32 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors will have to clear a series of high legal hurdles if they intend to charge R. Kelly and convict him, even if there's video evidence. One case illustrates the difficulties: The R&B star's own 2008 trial at which he was acquitted. At the heart of that child pornography trial...

APNewsBreak: Allred contacted authorities about R Kelly tape

Feb. 15, 2019 5:48 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney Gloria Allred told The Associated Press Friday she has contacted law enforcement about concerns one of her clients may be the person in a VHS tape recently given to Chicago prosecutors that purportedly shows R&B star R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl. Allred, who...

Outtakes: Regina King on white lies, directing and '227'

Feb. 15, 2019 1:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Regina King — who is nominated for her first-ever Academy Award for her work in "If Beale Street Could Talk" — discusses sitting in the director's chair and following up on the promise she made to female filmmakers during her Golden Globes speech in outtakes from a recent...

10 Things to Know for Today

Feb. 15, 2019 6:04 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO VENEZUELA'S GOVERNMENT HAS BACK-CHANNELED WITH President Nicolas Maduro revealed in an AP interview that his government held secret talks with the Trump administration and predicted he would survive an...

Avenatti says he has new video evidence against R. Kelly

Feb. 14, 2019 10:28 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti said Thursday that he has given Chicago prosecutors new video evidence of R&B star R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl. Avenatti said the video is not the same evidence used in Kelly's 2008 trial, when he was acquitted on child pornography charges. CNN,...

Feds tell Alfonso Ribeiro he can't copyright 'Carlton' moves

Feb. 14, 2019 8:28 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro has been denied a copyright for the "Carlton" dance, which he's suing two videogame makers over. The denial from the U.S. Copyright Office was revealed Wednesday in a motion to dismiss Ribeiro's lawsuit against Take-Two Interactive, the...