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Knight, Clooney, Grant feted at Kennedy Center Honors

Dec. 05, 2022 12:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A heartfelt Patti LaBelle praised her lifelong friend Gladys Knight. Sean Penn called U2 “four scrappy Dublin punks.” Ballet dancers performed for conductor and composer Tania León. Matt Damon playfully teased his friend George Clooney — a lot — while Sheryl Crow...

Jamie Lee Curtis to receive AARP Career Achievement Award

Dec. 01, 2022 08:10 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Scream Queen” Jamie Lee Curtis will be this year's recipient of AARP The Magazine’s Movies for Grownups Awards career achievement honor. Curtis will receive the honor at the AARP’s annual Best Movies and TV for Grownups ceremony, the group announced...

Q&A: Padma Lakshmi donates to provide equal opportunities

Nov. 22, 2022 10:37 AM EST

Padma Lakshmi's career has been filled with highlights, from creating the Hulu series “Taste the Nation” to hosting “Top Chef” to writing a best-selling memoir and numerous cookbooks. But one of her life's “seminal moments,” she says, was decidedly lower-profile. When...

Obama to campaign for Warnock on Dec. 1 before Ga. runoff

Nov. 21, 2022 10:24 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Barack Obama, reprising his battleground blitz ahead of the midterm elections, will campaign again for Sen. Raphael Warnock as the Georgia Democrat tries to withstand a strong challenge from Republican Herschel Walker before their Dec. 6 runoff. ...

LA Dodgers donate $1 million to Elton John AIDS Foundation

Nov. 20, 2022 17:47 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers announced a $1 million donation to the Elton John AIDS Foundation during one of the star's weekend performances at Dodger Stadium, the last North American stop on his final tour. The team's principal owner, Mark Walter, and Dodgers...

Honorary Oscar awards celebrate Fox, Weir, Warren and Palcy

Nov. 20, 2022 09:58 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four standing ovations in one night might seem a little over-the-top, even by Hollywood standards. But at the Governors Awards Saturday night, where Michael J. Fox, Euzhan Palcy, Peter Weir and Diane Warren were celebrated with honorary Oscar statuettes, each moment felt...

Walker, Kemp campaign in Ga. together for the 1st time

Nov. 19, 2022 16:12 PM EST

SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) — Fresh off his commanding reelection, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Saturday played the role of dutiful Republican soldier as he campaigned for the first time alongside Senate hopeful Herschel Walker after spending months steering clear of his ticket-mate. The joint...

Selena Gomez honored for mental health advocacy work

Nov. 14, 2022 09:12 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Pop star and actor Selena Gomez has made no secret of her personal mental health struggles — they've made her an outspoken advocate for awareness and getting other young people the help they need. "I hope that by using my platform to share my own story ... I can...

Jane Fonda: Nonprofit’s work ‘far more important’ after Roe

Nov. 10, 2022 00:52 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Jane Fonda says the work of the Georgia-based nonprofit organization she founded to prevent teenage pregnancies has become “far more important” in the months since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and the constitutional right to abortion it guaranteed to women in...