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FILE - This July 17, 2019 file photo shows Jerry Seinfeld at the

Jerry Seinfeld digs into 45 years of his jokes for new book

Nov. 27, 2020 11:43 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forget the high-performance sports cars, the luxury Rolls-Royces and all those other classic automobiles in which Jerry Seinfeld ushers his fellow comics to the diner on television’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee." The most valuable things Seinfeld owns are the...

FILE - Bad Bunny performs a medley at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 25, 2019. Bad Bunny, who has nine nominations at the 2020 Latin Grammys, will also perform at the awards show on Nov. 19. (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP, File)

Bad Bunny caps week of awards and Grammy-noms with new album

Nov. 27, 2020 3:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of Bad Bunny are used to expecting something different each time he releases new music. He's done it since his first studio album, 2018's “X 100pre” ("Forever"); then with “Oasis”, his collaboration with J Balvin in 2019, and last February with his...

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A new doc peeks inside the USPS’s Operation Santa program

Nov. 27, 2020 7:53 AM EST

Filmmaker Dana Nachman wanted to make a documentary about the United States Postal Service’s Operation Santa program for years, but it never seemed like the right time. Then in 2018 she got up some courage and decided to cold email the USPS press office. They responded immediately and agreed to give her...

FILE - Issa Rae poses for a portrait in New York on Aug. 8, 2018. The

Issa Rae urges participation in Small Business Saturday

Nov. 27, 2020 4:04 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With many small businesses struggling to hold on during the coronavirus pandemic, Issa Rae believes now is the time to support independent stores more than ever. The creator and star of HBO series “Insecure” strongly encourages people to shop locally as part of Small...

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The pandemic is changing Hollywood, maybe forever

Nov. 25, 2020 1:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — “No New ‘Movies’ Till Influenza Ends” blared a New York Times headline on Oct. 10, 1918, while the deadly second wave of the Spanish Flu was unfolding. A century later, during another pandemic, movies — quotes no longer necessary — are again facing...

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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence throws a pass against LSU during the first half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans. The college quarterbacks class is shaping up nicely, just in time to perhaps rescue some NFL teams from themselves. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

On Football: NFL QB quandaries from coast to coast

Nov. 28, 2020 10:54 AM EST

The college quarterbacks class is shaping up nicely, just in time to perhaps rescue some NFL teams from themselves. Right at the top are Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, Ohio State's Justin Fields and Florida's Kyle Trask, depending on who (likely all) become eligible for the 2021 draft. BYU's Zach Wilson and North...

Illinois panel featuring film on mental illness and courts

Nov. 28, 2020 10:18 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Mental Health Task Force and the chief justice of the Supreme Court will conduct a screening of a new documentary on mental illness and criminal justice. Chief Justice Ann Burke will join the task force Tuesday for a presentation of “The Definition of...

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2019 file photo, Kathy Mattea arrives at the 53rd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.  The country music star, who returned to West Virginia this Nov. 2020,  to host Mountain Stage for its second live, audience-free, streaming-only show at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston — bought a house with her husband, Jon Vezner, the year before.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Country singer returns to W. Virginia to host radio show

Nov. 28, 2020 9:01 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Kathy Mattea was just starting to unpack boxes when much of the country shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. The country music star — who returned to West Virginia this month to host Mountain Stage for its second live, audience-free, streaming-only show at the...

N. Carolina families left with memories after COVID deaths

Nov. 28, 2020 12:02 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The statistics are staggering. More than 11 million COVID-19 cases. More than a quarter of a million deaths. And those are just in the United States. Here in Cumberland County, more than 8,300 COVID-19 cases have been reported since March, including more than 110 deaths. And the...

How ballet changed four lives in South Carolina

Nov. 28, 2020 12:01 AM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Ballet. The word itself seems to define it, filling our heads with an array of associations. Swirling colors in pastel and pink, sounds of the melding of classical instruments, soft pink slippers covering tipping toes, tutus twirling. But those familiar with ballet – they...

Prosecutors not seeking death penalty in Sweetie Pie case

Nov. 27, 2020 5:59 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Wednesday they won't seek the death penalty against two people tied to the 2016 killing of a man whose grandmother’s St. Louis-area soul food restaurant was the setting for the reality show “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s.” The slain...

Outcry as Cuba removes protesters defending rapper

Nov. 27, 2020 5:12 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban authorities have cleared more than a dozen artists and activists from a home they have used as a center for anti-government protests that have gained unusually wide attention. Police and health authorities raided the house in Old Havana on Thursday night, removing the protesters and...

FILE - Issa Rae poses for a portrait in New York on Aug. 8, 2018. The

Issa Rae urges participation in Small Business Saturday

Nov. 27, 2020 4:04 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With many small businesses struggling to hold on during the coronavirus pandemic, Issa Rae believes now is the time to support independent stores more than ever. The creator and star of HBO series “Insecure” strongly encourages people to shop locally as part of Small...

FILE - Bad Bunny performs a medley at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 25, 2019. Bad Bunny, who has nine nominations at the 2020 Latin Grammys, will also perform at the awards show on Nov. 19. (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP, File)

Bad Bunny caps week of awards and Grammy-noms with new album

Nov. 27, 2020 3:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of Bad Bunny are used to expecting something different each time he releases new music. He's done it since his first studio album, 2018's “X 100pre” ("Forever"); then with “Oasis”, his collaboration with J Balvin in 2019, and last February with his...

Jeezy poses for a portrait on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 in Atlanta. (Photo by Paul R. Giunta/Invision/AP)

Jeezy evolves from 'Trap or Die' mantra to empowerment

Nov. 27, 2020 1:57 PM EST

Self-improvement can be a difficult journey. It’s often an arduous process that takes time to work through and move toward. But Jeezy, who burst onto the national music scene in meteoric fashion 15 years ago with his accounts of street life and drug dealing, is relaying a new message on his latest album:...