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New this week: 'Ice Age,' Kevin James and 'The Gilded Age'

Jan. 24, 2022 11:46 AM EST

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 — “Ice Age” hasn't quite lasted eons, but the animated franchise is now a decade old. And it's...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5

Jan. 24, 2022 09:28 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5: Jan. 30: Actor Gene Hackman is 92. Actor Vanessa Redgrave is 85. Country singer Jeanne Pruett is 85. Country singer Norma Jean is 84. Horn player William King of The Commodores is 73. Musician Phil Collins is 71. Actor Charles S....

Greensboro-based Diggin’ in the Crates celebrates hip-hop

Jan. 23, 2022 00:05 AM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A trove of hip-hop history fills a small office in a nondescript building along Battleground Avenue. The walls have been covered with scenes and memorabilia from the history of hip-hop-era culture and other music — such as a large painting of rapper The...

Tina Turner, husband snap up vast $76M estate on Lake Zurich

Jan. 20, 2022 11:34 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Rock ‘n’ roll icon Tina Turner and her husband have reportedly bought a 70-million-Swiss-franc ($76 million) estate with 10 buildings, pond, stream, swimming pool and boat dock on Lake Zurich. The 82-year-old star’s husband, Erwin Bach, was quoted in daily...

‘Harder They Fall,’ 'Insecure,' H.E.R. nab NAACP awards noms

Jan. 19, 2022 00:26 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix could be a dominant force at next month’s NAACP Image Awards. The streaming giant on Tuesday emerged with a leading 52 nominations including the film “The Harder They Fall.” The movie — featuring a large starry cast including Regina King, Jonathan...

Mississippi entertainment museum taps 5 for Hall of Fame

Jan. 18, 2022 19:01 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three musicians and two writers will be inducted into the hall of fame at the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience. The museum in Meridian is also known as the MAX. Museum leaders announced Monday at the state Capitol in Jackson that the...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 23-29

Jan. 18, 2022 09:18 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 23-29: Jan. 23: Actor Chita Rivera is 89. Actor-director Lou Antonio (“Cool Hand Luke”) is 88. Jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton is 79. Actor Gil Gerard is 79. Singer Anita Pointer of the Pointer Sisters is 74. Bassist-keyboardist Bill...

Virus, supply issues delay opening of new Savannah arena

Jan. 15, 2022 10:18 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The planned mid-January opening of Savannah's new 9,500-seat sports and concert arena has been pushed back, with city officials blaming the coronavirus and supply chain problems. The $140 million Enmarket Arena had been scheduled to open in the past week with...

Lionel Richie to receive Gershwin Prize for pop music

Jan. 13, 2022 08:14 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lionel Richie will be honored all night long for his musical achievements. The Library of Congress said Thursday that Richie will receive the national library's Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. He will be bestowed the prize at an all-star tribute in Washington,...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 16-22

Jan. 10, 2022 08:06 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 16-22: Jan. 16: Opera singer Marilyn Horne is 88. Singer Barbara Lynn is 80. Country singer Ronnie Milsap is 79. Singer Katherine Anderson Schaffner of The Marvelettes is 78. Country singer Jim Stafford is 78. Radio host Dr. Laura Schlessinger...