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FILE - This Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, file photo shows Post Malone performing at the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration in New York. Post Malone is the sunflower of the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. The multi-platinum 25-year-old star scored 16 nominations, dick clark productions and NBC announced Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Malone’s nominations include top artist, top male artist, top rap artist and top streaming songs artist.  (Photo by Ben Hider/Invision/AP, File)

Sweet 16: Post Malone leads Billboard Awards nominations

Sep. 22, 2020 10:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Post Malone is the sunflower of the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. The multi-platinum 25-year-old star scored 16 nominations, dick clark productions and NBC announced Tuesday. Malone’s nominations include top artist, top male artist, top rap artist and top streaming songs artist. His...

This combination photo shows Millie Bobby Brown, from left, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Public Enemy's Chuck D and Flavor Flav. This week's new entertainment releases include

New this week: 'Enola Holmes,' Public Enemy and Bonnaroo

Sep. 21, 2020 8:02 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 — “Enola Holmes”: It’s somewhat fitting that “Stranger Things” breakout Millie Bobby...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2015, file photo sportscaster Bryant Gumbel speaks on stage at HBO 2015 Winter TCA in Pasadena, Calif. Gumbel turns 72 on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020.  (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 3

Sep. 21, 2020 9:42 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 3 Sept. 27: Today’s Birthdays: Actor Kathleen Nolan is 87. Actor Claude Jarman Jr. (“The Yearling”) is 86. Singer-guitarist Randy Bachman of Bachman-Turner Overdrive is 77. Singer-actor Meat Loaf is 73. Actor Liz Torres (“Gilmore...

Virginia Supreme Court rejects Kanye West's ballot bid

Sep. 17, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Supreme Court of Virginia has rejected an appeal from rapper Kanye West to appear on the state's presidential ballot. The brief order issued Thursday by the high court upholds a lower court ruling that rejected his ballot application because he failed to meet a requirement that 13...

French rap songs investigated for allegedly racist content

Sep. 17, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Paris public prosecutor’s office opened an investigation Thursday into video clips and songs by popular French rapper Freeze Corleone for alleged racist content and hate speech. The French government said it had taken legal action regarding several clips deemed...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a Hispanic Heritage Month event, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump fuels spread of altered Biden video, tweeting it twice

Sep. 16, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

A video altered to make it appear as though Democratic president candidate Joe Biden played a song disparaging the police was viewed more than 4.5 million times on Twitter by Wednesday afternoon, its spread fueled by President Donald Trump, who tweeted it — twice. The video, which appears to show Biden...

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2018, file photo, Offset, left, and Cardi B arrive at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.   Cardi B has filed for divorce from Offset, claiming her marriage was “irretrievably broken.” A Fulton County Courthouse filing states that she filed the divorce documents Tuesday in Atlanta. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Cardi B files for divorce from Migos’ rapper Offset

Sep. 16, 2020 3:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cardi B has filed for divorce from Migos’ rapper Offset, claiming her marriage was “irretrievably broken.” The Grammy-winning rapper filed the divorce documents Tuesday in Atlanta, according to a Fulton County Courthouse filing. She said there are “no...

T.I. onstage at the 51st NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

T.I. settles federal claim he pushed bogus cryptocurrency

Sep. 14, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Rapper and actor T.I. has settled civil charges with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that he helped promote a fraudulent cryptocurrency. T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, agreed to a civil settlement with the SEC that was announced Friday. He is paying a $75,000 fine and...

FILE - In this April 8, 2020 file photo, a City of Milwaukee Election Commission worker processes and sorts absentee ballots for Wisconsin's primary election, in downtown Milwaukee, Wis. The conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court has ordered no absentee ballots to be mailed until it gives the go-ahead or makes any future ruling about who should be on the ballot in the battleground state on Thursday, Sept. 10 2020. (Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File)

Wisconsin Supreme Court rejects Green bid for ballot access

Sep. 14, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday rejected the Green Party presidential candidate's request to be added to the state ballot, ruling that it came too late for any relief “that would not cause confusion and undue damage” just seven weeks before the election. The 4-3...

This combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from Sept. 20-26 shows Sophia Loren, from left, Billy Porter, Tatiana Maslany, Anthony Mackie, Ben Platt, Will Smith and Olivia Newton-John. (AP Photo)

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 20-26

Sep. 14, 2020 8:38 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 20-26 Sept. 20: Actor Sophia Loren is 86. Bassist Chuck Panozzo (Styx) is 72. Actor Tony Denison (“Major Crimes,” “The Closer”) is 71. Actor Debbi Morgan (“Power”) is 69. Jazz guitarist Peter White is 66. Actor Betsy Brantley...