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New this week: Harry Styles, 'Angelyne' and 'The Valet'

May. 16, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

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 — The gripping documentary “Hold Your Fire," directed by Stefan Forbes, chronicles a 1973...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 22-28

May. 16, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 22-28: May 22: Pianist Peter Nero is 88. Actor-director Richard Benjamin is 84. Actor Frank Converse is 84. Actor Barbara Parkins (“Peyton Place,” ″Valley of the Dolls”) is 80. Songwriter Bernie Taupin is 72. Actor Al Corley...

Travis Scott, Morgan Wallen hit Billboard Music Awards stage

May. 16, 2022 05:03 AM EDT

Travis Scott and Morgan Wallen made controversial returns on the Billboard Music Awards stage on Sunday, while Mary J. Blige was honored for her musical excellence. Wallen performed in his first major awards show after he was caught on camera more than a year ago using a racial slur....

Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty brand to open store in Delaware

May. 15, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — When Wilmington fashion designer Sara Crawford saw the recent social media post announcing that Rihanna’s trendy lingerie line was coming to Newark, it seemed unreal. Savage X Fenty has only five stores open in the world and now the music superstar is...

Police: 3 hurt after crowds rush exit at Las Vegas festival

May. 15, 2022 03:34 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A music festival in Las Vegas has resumed after a “security incident” temporarily halted performances on Saturday, authorities said. Las Vegas police said in a statement that three people were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries after crowds at the...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 15-21

May. 09, 2022 07:47 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 15-21: May 15: Actor-singer Anna Maria Alberghetti is 86. Counterculture icon Wavy Gravy is 86. Singer Lenny Welch is 83. Actor-singer Lainie Kazan is 80. Actor Gunilla Hutton (“Petticoat Junction,” ″Hee Haw”) is 80. Actor Chazz...

Maroon 5, Usher to headline benefit to honor Rep. John Lewis

May. 05, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maroon 5 and Usher will headline a benefit concert in Atlanta to honor the legacy of the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis. The Grammy Award-winning pop band and singer will perform during the Beloved Benefit at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium on July 7, concert officials...

Dolly Parton, Eminem, Richie get into Rock Hall of Fame

May. 04, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

Eminem, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, Eurythmics, Duran Duran and Pat Benatar have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, a list that also includes Dolly Parton, who initially resisted the honor. The honorees — voted on by more than 1,000 artists, historians and music...

Ray Charles' 'lost' concert makes way to digital platforms

May. 04, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One night in Stockholm half a century ago, Ray Charles delivered a blood-pumping, soul-shaking concert that was almost lost to history. The evening begins with a finger-snapping rendition of Charles' classic concert opener, “Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” followed...

Met Gala returns: A guide to fashion's big night

May. 02, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It started in 1948 as a society midnight supper, and it wasn’t even at the Met. Fast forward 70-plus years, and the Met Gala is something totally different, one of the most photographed events in the world for its head-spinning red carpet — though the famous...