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No Britney Spears, no decisions made at closed court hearing

Sep. 18, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A hearing Wednesday on the future of the court conservatorship that for 11 years has controlled the money and affairs of Britney Spears ended with no decisions made and no appearance from the pop star. The hearing was cleared of the public and media. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge...

'Handmaid's Tale,' 'Mrs. Maisel' guest stars capture Emmys

Sep. 16, 2019 2:53 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A trio of Emmy-honored actors are winners again for their guest performances in TV series, joined by an awards newcomer. Bradley Whitford and Cherry Jones received trophies for their "The Handmaid's Tale" roles at Sunday's creative arts Emmy ceremony. Jane Lynch and Luke Kirby won on the...

Sam Smith announces new pronouns of 'they' and 'them'

Sep. 13, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Smith has declared the pronouns of "they/them" on social media after coming out as non-binary in what the pop star called a "lifetime of being at war with my gender." The English "Too Good at Goodbyes" singer was met with thousands of mostly supportive comments, along with some...

Hong Kong festival marked with pro-democracy messages

Sep. 13, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong people carried lanterns with pro-democracy messages and formed human chains on two of the city's peaks during mid-autumn festival celebrations Friday night, sustaining months-long protests for democratic reforms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Activists and...

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Sep. 12, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Week of September 11, 2019: TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS 1. The...

Taylor Swift suspect charged in Trump golf course damage

Sep. 11, 2019 8:41 AM EDT

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — The man charged with breaking into singer Taylor Swift's Rhode Island mansion is accused of causing more than $20,000 damage to President Donald Trump's New Jersey golf course. The Somerset County prosecutor says an employee at Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster observed a...

Rested and revived, The Black Keys return after 5-year break

Sep. 9, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When the Black Keys last played a festival together in 2015, there was no grand plan to go an indefinite hiatus. They just stopped booking shows and they went home to Nashville, Tennessee to sleep in their own beds. Now four years after their performance at Outside Lands in San...

Janelle Monae rocked Ralph Lauren's jazz club of yesteryear

Sep. 8, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Janelle Monae brought down the house Saturday at Ralph Lauren's New York Fashion Week show, where "the house" was a jazzy nightclub of yesteryear that Lauren created inside a Wall Street building to debut his fall collection. The singer hopped on a table and danced to the ground as she...

Jeremy Scott conjures up a glamorous space-age pop band

Sep. 7, 2019 12:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Designer Jeremy Scott sent his models down the runway in electric hues, crystal-embedded garments, sparkly sky-high boots and brightly colored wigs, evoking what he called an "intergalactic pop band." Along with the futuristic sparkle, Friday evening's show had some more earthly designs...

'Poseidon Adventure' actress Carol Lynley dies at 77

Sep. 6, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carol Lynley, a stage and screen actress who starred in the "The Poseidon Adventure" and appeared in numerous other film and television series, has died. She was 77. Lynley's daughter Jill Selsman said Friday her mother died in her sleep Tuesday in Los Angeles. The actress had a lengthy...