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This image released by Savage X Fenty shows designer Rihanna on the set of The Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 Presented by Amazon Prime Video in Los Angeles. The lingerie fashion show, with musical performances, dancers and models, will drop Friday exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories. It’s the line’s second turn on the streaming platform. (Dennis Leupold/Savage X Fenty via AP)

Rihanna wants to cheer up a troubled world with fashion show

Sep. 30, 2020 10:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With help from Lizzo, Travis Scott, Rosalia and some of the biggest names in modeling, Rihanna said she decided to forge ahead with a new digital-only Savage X Fenty lingerie show to bring something good into a troubled world. Insofar as well-priced intimates in a broad range of sizes can...

This combination photo shows Alicia Keys hosting the 61st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2019, from left, Post Malone performing in Philadelphia on Feb. 21, 2020, Bad Bunny performing at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 25, 2019 and Luke Combs performing at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 7, 2019. NBC and dick clark productions announced that Keys, Malone, Bad Bunny and Combs will the perform at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards on Oct. 14.  (AP Photo)

Billboard Awards: Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny, Malone to perform

Sep. 29, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny, Luke Combs and leading nominee Post Malone will perform at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. NBC and dick clark productions on Tuesday announced the performers for the show, which will broadcast live from The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Oct. 14. With restrictions...

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New this week: Mariah Carey, Gloria Steinem & 'South Park'

Sep. 29, 2020 4:16 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 Glorias ": Julie Taymor's film, based on Gloria Steinem's 2015 book “My Life on the Road,” is a biopic...

This combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from Oct. 4 - Oct. 10 shows, from left, Christoph Waltz, Kate Winslet, Emily Mortimer, Simon Cowell, Nick Cannon, Guillermo del Toro and Tanya Tucker. (AP Photo)

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 4-10

Sep. 28, 2020 7:50 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 4-10: Oct. 4: Country singer Leroy Van Dyke is 91. Actor Felicia Farr (“The Player,” “Kotch”) is 88. Author Roy Blount Jr. is 79. Author Anne Rice is 79. Actor Lori Saunders (“Petticoat Junction”) is 79. Actor Clifton Davis...

The combination photo shows, from left, W. Kamau Bell, Yvette Nicole Brown, Common, Lecrae, Mandy Moore and Kerry Washington. For months, actors, sports stars, musicians and other celebrities have been using their platforms to call for justice in the police shooting death of Breonna Taylor. After a grand jury indicted one of the Kentucky police officers on criminal charges, but not for her death, celebrities reacted to the news mostly negatively. (AP Photo)

Celebs, long vocal about Breonna Taylor case, decry decision

Sep. 23, 2020 8:03 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For months, actors, sports stars, musicians and other celebrities have been using their platforms to call for justice in the police shooting death of Breonna Taylor, including at Sunday's Emmy Awards. Her picture was used on the cover of O:The Oprah Magazine this year and even...

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...

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New this week: Alicia Keys, 'Filthy Rich' and the Emmys

Sep. 14, 2020 10:52 AM 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 — “All In: The Fight for Democracy": Directors Liz Garbus and Lisa Cortés document a timely subject, voter...

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...

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At 70, Billy Ocean returns with an album to 'lift you up'

Sep. 13, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Ocean is angry. But you won't hear it in his music. Now 70, he's frustrated by structural racism and by Black people being shot by police. He's fed up with hatred and thinks society is often going backward. Yet none of that is unleashed in his mix of soul, reggae, R&B and pop...

FILE - In this May 3, 2018 file photo, Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. In a statement from a family member, Hibbert died on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

Toots Hibbert, beloved reggae star, dead at 77

Sep. 12, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Toots Hibbert, one of reggae's founders and most beloved stars who gave the music its name and later helped make it an international movement through such classics as “Pressure Drop,” “Monkey Man” and "Funky Kingston," has died. He was 77. Hibbert, frontman of...