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J Balvin performs during the Coca-Cola Flow Reggaeton festival in Mexico City on Nov. 23, 2019, from left, Ozuna performs at the Latin American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Oct. 17, 2019 and Bad Bunny performs a medley at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 25, 2019. Balvin scored a whopping 13 nominations at the 2020 Latin Grammys, including two nominations for album of the year and two for record of the year. The Latin Academy announced Tuesday that Bad Bunny and Ozuna are behind Balvin with nine and eight nominations, respectively. (AP Photo)

Reggaeton redemption: Balvin, Bunny top Latin Grammy nods

Sep. 29, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At last year’s Latin Grammy Awards, popular reggaeton and Latin trap musicians such as J Balvin, Bad Bunny and Ozuna were dismissed in the show’s top categories. This year, they dominate. Balvin scored a whopping 13 nominations for the 2020 Latin Grammys, including two...

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...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, Megan Thee Stallion attends Variety's Hitmakers Brunch in West Hollywood, Calif. In an Instagram Live video Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion said for the first time that fellow rapper Tory Lanez was the person who pulled the trigger when she was shot in the feet after a party in the Hollywood Hills more than a month earlier. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Megan Thee Stallion says person who shot her was Tory Lanez

Sep. 25, 2020 12:13 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than a month after she was shot in the feet after a party in the Hollywood Hills, Megan Thee Stallion said for the first time Thursday night that fellow hip-hop star Tory Lanez was the person who pulled the trigger. “Yes ... Tory shot me. You shot me and you got your...

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 April 28, 2020, file photo, the sun sets behind casinos and hotels along the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas. With authorities investigating the latest shooting outside a Las Vegas Strip resort, police reported Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, that a spike in violent crime in and around the city's marquee tourist area has led to at least 1,100 arrests since Aug. 1 and the seizure of more than 60 weapons. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Sheriff: Crowds, alcohol, drugs fueling Vegas Strip violence

Sep. 23, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities are investigating the latest shooting outside a Las Vegas Strip resort amid a spike in violent crime around the city’s marquee tourist area that police said Wednesday has led to at least 1,100 arrests since Aug. 1 and the seizure of more than 60 weapons. Clark County...

FILE - This Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, file photo shows Post Malone performing at the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration in New York. Post Malone is the sunflower of the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. The multi-platinum 25-year-old star scored 16 nominations, dick clark productions and NBC announced Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Malone’s nominations include top artist, top male artist, top rap artist and top streaming songs artist.  (Photo by Ben Hider/Invision/AP, File)

Sweet 16: Post Malone leads Billboard Awards nominations

Sep. 22, 2020 10:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Post Malone is the sunflower of the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. The multi-platinum 25-year-old star scored 16 nominations, dick clark productions and NBC announced Tuesday. Malone’s nominations include top artist, top male artist, top rap artist and top streaming songs artist. His...

This combination photo shows Millie Bobby Brown, from left, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Public Enemy's Chuck D and Flavor Flav. This week's new entertainment releases include

New this week: 'Enola Holmes,' Public Enemy and Bonnaroo

Sep. 21, 2020 8:02 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 — “Enola Holmes”: It’s somewhat fitting that “Stranger Things” breakout Millie Bobby...

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...

French rap songs investigated for allegedly racist content

Sep. 17, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Paris public prosecutor’s office opened an investigation Thursday into video clips and songs by popular French rapper Freeze Corleone for alleged racist content and hate speech. The French government said it had taken legal action regarding several clips deemed...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a Hispanic Heritage Month event, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump fuels spread of altered Biden video, tweeting it twice

Sep. 16, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

A video altered to make it appear as though Democratic president candidate Joe Biden played a song disparaging the police was viewed more than 4.5 million times on Twitter by Wednesday afternoon, its spread fueled by President Donald Trump, who tweeted it — twice. The video, which appears to show Biden...