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Beal has 23, Wizards top Raptors 98-83, spoil Toronto return

Oct. 20, 2021 23:32 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Washington Wizards have a new coach and a new supporting cast around Bradley Beal, the superstar they are hoping will lead the franchise out of its enduring doldrums. For one night, it all came together for the Wizards, even in the charged atmosphere...

Review: ‘Harder They Fall’ updates the Western, with style

Oct. 20, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

These. People. Existed. Those three words — and that very emphatic punctuation — appear onscreen at the beginning of “The Harder They Fall,” setting a definitive tone for this stylish and bold new Western by Jeymes Samuel. Yes, Samuel is...

Vegas lawyers: 2 sides to Flavor Flav domestic battery case

Oct. 19, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Entertainer Flavor Flav will fight a misdemeanor domestic battery charge stemming from a scuffle with his girlfriend at home in suburban Las Vegas, his attorneys said Tuesday. The 62-year-old former rapper, hip-hop and reality TV star, whose legal name...

Ice-T remembers path not taken in memoir 'Split Decision'

Oct. 19, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ice-T has never forgotten the path his life might have taken. The rapper and actor has a deal with Gallery Books for the memoir “Split Decision,” in which Ice-T and his longtime friend, identified only as Spike, look back on their time as partners in...

Rapper formerly known as Kanye West is now just Ye

Oct. 18, 2021 21:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kanye is now Ye. A Los Angeles judge on Monday approved the request of the rapper, producer and fashion designer to legally change his name from Kanye Omari West to just Ye, with no middle or last name. “There being no...

McCartney, Swift to induct new members into rock hall

Oct. 18, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift will induct newcomers into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during its annual ceremony, set for Cleveland on Oct. 30. McCartney will give the presentation for Foo Fighters, the hall announced on Monday. He's close to Foo...

New this week: 'Dune,' 'Invasion' and an Elton John album

Oct. 18, 2021 14:47 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 — Denis Villeneuve’s somberly majestic adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965...

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...

Rapper Tyga arrested in domestic violence investigation

Oct. 12, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Tyga was arrested in a felony domestic violence investigation Tuesday, authorities said. Tyga, 31, whose legal name is Michael Stevenson, was booked after a Tuesday incident in Hollywood, Los Angeles police said. He was...

Kanye West puts Wyoming ranch, business sites up for sale

Oct. 12, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Rapper, music producer and clothing entrepreneur Kanye West has put his ranch and business properties in northwestern Wyoming up for sale. The West Ranch, formerly known as Monster Lake Ranch, went on the market Monday for $11 million. The property...