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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 25-March 2

Feb. 20, 2024 09:35 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 25-March 2: Feb. 25: Actor Ann McCrea (“The Donna Reed Show”) is 93. Actor Tom Courtenay (“Dr. Zhivago”) is 87. CBS newsman Bob Schieffer is 87. Actor Diane Baker is 86. Actor Karen Grassle (“Little House on the Prairie”) is 82....

Q&A: Vince Staples redirects offbeat impulses from familiar territory of rap to new Netflix series

Feb. 15, 2024 16:58 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although Vince Staples has been in the limelight for more than a decade, he still thinks fame is a weird thing. And while the Southern California rapper isn’t necessarily concerned with “making the best thing” or reaping critical praise, he’s willing to...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 18-24

Feb. 12, 2024 10:26 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 18-24: Feb. 18: Vocalist Yoko Ono is 91. Singer Herman Santiago of Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers is 84. Singer Irma Thomas is 83. Actor Jess Walton (“The Young and the Restless”) is 78. Singer Dennis DeYoung (Styx) is 77. Actor Cybill...

Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Cher, Sade, Oasis and Ozzy Osbourne among Rock Hall nominees for '24

Feb. 10, 2024 11:55 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Cher, Lenny Kravitz, the late Sinéad O’Connor and heavy metal's so-called Prince of Darkness are some the 2024 nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, a wide musical net that also includes the pop-soul of Sade and Britpoppers...

Killer Mike says arrest at Grammys stems from altercation with an 'over-zealous' security guard

Feb. 06, 2024 13:24 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Killer Mike says an “over-zealous” security guard contributed to the physical altercation that led to his arrest after the rapper and activist won three awards at the Grammys. “As you can imagine, there was a lot going and there was some confusion around...

Bohan Phoenix explains why Asian rappers owe Black culture and how he chose to work in China

Feb. 06, 2024 11:59 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Chinese American rapper Bohan Phoenix has straddled both countries in his career. Working with Chinese rappers like the popular Higher Brothers, he has always interspersed English song lyrics with a catchy Chinese chorus. Far from the flex-heavy culture of rap songs...

Women dominated the 2024 Grammy Awards. Is the tide turning?

Feb. 05, 2024 18:53 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the 2024 Grammy nominees were first announced, women dominated the major categories. And at Sunday's show, those nominations translated into awards: Every televised competitive Grammy went to at least one woman. Several women earned their very first Grammys,...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 11-17

Feb. 05, 2024 12:01 PM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 11-17: Feb. 11: Singer Jimmy Carter of The Blind Boys of Alabama is 92. Actor Tina Louise (“Gilligan’s Island”) is 90. Musician Sergio Mendes is 83. Actor Philip Anglim (“The Thorn Birds”) is 72. Actor Catherine Hickland (“One Life...

Taylor Swift wins album of the year at the Grammy Awards for the fourth time, setting a new record

Feb. 05, 2024 02:47 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taylor Swift won album of the year at the Grammy Awards for “Midnights,” breaking the record for most wins in the category with four. She began her speech by thanking her producer and friend Jack Antonoff and added, “I would love to tell you this is the...

Killer Mike arrested by police following altercation at the Grammy Awards after earning 3 trophies

Feb. 05, 2024 01:10 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Killer Mike was arrested at the Grammy Awards on Sunday after the rapper and activist won three Grammy awards including his first in more than two decades. In a video posted by the trade website The Hollywood Reporter, Mike was escorted in handcuffs by Los...