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Country star Luke Bryan to host CMA Awards

Oct. 18, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music star Luke Bryan has taken home the top prize at the CMA Awards, but he'll step into a larger role when he hosts the awards show in November. The Country Music Association and ABC announced on Monday that the “American Idol”...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 24-30

Oct. 18, 2021 07:56 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 24-30: Oct. 24: Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman is 85. Actor F. Murray Abraham is 82. Actor Kevin Kline is 74. Actor Doug Davidson (“The Young and the Restless”) is 67. Actor B.D. Wong is 61. Actor Zahn McClarnon...

As Shatner heads toward the stars, visions of space collide

Oct. 12, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

“Risk is our business,” James T. Kirk once said. “That’s what this starship is all about. That’s why we’re aboard her.” More than a half-century later, the performer who breathed life into the fabled Enterprise captain is, at age 90, making that kind of risk...

New this week: 'The Starling,' Diddy and Billy Bob Thornton

Sep. 20, 2021 10:19 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 — The best way to remember Norm Macdonald, who died last week at age 61, is...

Chris Stapleton, Eric Church share top CMA nominations

Sep. 09, 2021 09:33 AM EDT

Country stars Chris Stapleton and Eric Church will go toe-to-toe with each other at this year's Country Music Association Awards, with both vying in the same five categories, including entertainer of the year. In nominations announced on Thursday, Stapleton has...

The Latest: Coach Bill Cowher enters the Hall of Fame

Aug. 07, 2021 22:21 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions on Saturday: ___ The steely jaw. That’s the physical feature that seemed to define Bill Cowher. Of course, when you win a Super Bowl, coach a...

Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist's positive COVID test cancels shows

Aug. 07, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Lynyrd Skynyrd has pulled out of the Pro Football Hall of Fame concert after guitarist Rickey Medlocke tested positive for COVID-19. The country rock band was set to co-headline the concert Monday night with Brad Paisley but Medlocke’s positive...

Records: State spent $11K on influencers for airfare promo

Jul. 26, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee paid thousands of dollars for social media influencers to promote a contentious new initiative that uses $2.5 million in taxpayer dollars to offer flight vouchers largely to out-of-state residents. According to documents obtained...