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BET Awards honor Mary J. Blige, Nipsey Hussle, Tyler Perry

Jun. 24, 2019 12:50 AM EDT

The 2019 BET Awards featured a number of contemporary pop and rap stars who are dominating the charts, from Cardi B to Lil Nas X. But the show belonged to artists viewed as icons in the black community, including singer Mary J. Blige, filmmaker Tyler Perry and the late rapper Nipsey Hussle. Hussle, a respected...

A list of winners at the 2019 BET Awards

Jun. 24, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A list of winners at the 2019 BET Awards, which aired live Sunday from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. ____ — Video of the year: Childish Gambino, "This Is America" — Best female R&B/pop artist: Beyoncé — Best male R&B/pop artist: Bruno Mars...

Michael Jackson's popularity endures, even after new scandal

Jun. 23, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The documentary "Leaving Neverland" presented a disturbing depiction of Michael Jackson as a child molester, but the initial wave of negative publicity hasn't greatly diminished the King of Pop's image or the enduring popularity of his music. Many believe Jackson's musical legacy is...

'Michael Jackson drug' still prompts curiosity from patients

Jun. 22, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

It remains the most widely used anesthetic in U.S. hospitals, but many patients still remember propofol as the drug that killed Michael Jackson. Most are no longer afraid of it, doctors say, though many still ask if they will get "the Michael Jackson drug" before an operation. And most of them will. Jackson died...

10 troubled, triumphant years for the Michael Jackson estate

Jun. 22, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ten years ago, entertainment lawyer John Branca and Michael Jackson renewed the partnership that had brought the wealth and status of both men to new heights. Eight days later, Jackson would be dead. Yet his role in Branca's life would only become larger. Branca has represented his own...

10 years later, a look at people surrounding Michael Jackson

Jun. 22, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A look at the status of the major figures in the life and death of Michael Jackson after 10 years, starting with the King of Pop himself: ___ MICHAEL JACKSON: Jackson, who would be 60 years old were he alive, was rehearsing for a tour intended to rehabilitate his career, finances and...

Elton John gets top French award, joins AIDS fight call

Jun. 21, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Elton John, a newly awarded Legion of honor pinned to his suit, joined a call Friday by French President Emmanuel Macron to fund AIDS research and treatment. The world-acclaimed singer spoke alongside Macron before thousands of people packed into the presidential Elysee Palace courtyard for an...

Select few allowed to swim in Hearst Castle pools

Jun. 20, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

SAN SIMEON, Calif. (AP) — The Foundation at Hearst Castle is offering a chance to swim in the California landmark's iconic pools, where Lady Gaga and Hollywood's Golden Age celebrities dipped their toes. The foundation will allow members to pay for a swim in the outdoor Neptune Pool on four dates this...

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Jun. 20, 2019 6:19 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 June 12, 2019: TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS 1. Ed...

Review: Mark Ronson's 'Late Night Feelings' hurts so good

Jun. 19, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

Mark Ronson, "Late Night Feelings" (RCA) British producer Mark Ronson's fifth studio album "Late Night Feelings" is pretty perfect — a cool 13-track compilation uniquely suited for lonesome-hearted cruising — and somber grooving — in the after-hours. In case anybody asks: yes, a song can be...