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This cover image released by Arista Records shows "Whitney" by Whitney Houston. The late singer has earned her third diamond certified album, becoming the first Black artist to achieve the feat. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Legacy Recordings announced Wednesday that Houston's 1987 sophomore album, “Whitney," has reached diamond status, which is equivalent to selling 10 million albums. (Arista Records via AP)
October 28, 2020 - 7:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The late Whitney Houston has earned her third diamond-certified album, becoming the first Black artist to achieve the feat. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Legacy Recordings announced Wednesday that Houston's 1987 sophomore album, “Whitney," has reached...
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This undated photo provided by 2020 UNDERDOG FILM PARTNERS shows film director Masaharu Take at the movie set of Underdog. Take's films have always focused on painful stories about Japan’s "under-class," people who are often overlooked in a nation stereotyped as monolithically well-to-do. “Underdog” opens the Tokyo International Film Festival, which starts Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. (2020 UNDERDOG FILM PARTNERS via AP)
October 28, 2020 - 2:47 am
TOKYO (AP) — Masaharu Take’s films have always focused on painful stories about Japan's “under-class,” people who are often overlooked in a nation stereotyped as monolithically well-to-do. The heroes of his latest work, “Underdog,” couldn’t be more beaten down, stoically hardworking yet hopelessly...
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October 27, 2020 - 9:49 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. government is demanding a San Francisco museum give up claims to two religious relics allegedly stolen from Thailand, the U.S. attorney's office announced Tuesday. A civil complaint filed Monday in federal court seeks the forfeiture of two 1,500-pound hand-carved...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 7, 2019, file courtroom drawing, defendant Keith Raniere, center, leader of the secretive group NXIVM, is seated between his attorneys Paul DerOhannesian, left, and Marc Agnifilo during the first day of his sex trafficking trial. Raniere, a self-improvement guru whose organization NXIVM attracted millionaires and actresses among its adherents, faces sentencing Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, on convictions that he turned some female followers into sex slaves branded with his initials. (Elizabeth Williams via AP, File)
October 27, 2020 - 8:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Disgraced self-improvement guru Keith Raniere, whose NXIVM followers included millionaires and Hollywood actors, was sentenced to 120 years on Tuesday for turning some adherents into sex slaves branded with his initials and sexually abusing a 15-year-old. U.S. District Judge...
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FILE - Chrissy Teigen arrives at the Baby2Baby Gala on Nov. 9, 2019, in Culver City, Calif. Teigen has written a heartfelt message about the recent loss of her third child with husband John Legend. Teigen delivered a lengthy essay in a Medium post Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. It's her first public response since she and Legend announced the loss of their son, Jack, in a heart-wrenching social media post with several photos on Sept. 30. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
October 27, 2020 - 7:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chrissy Teigen wrote a heartfelt message about the recent loss of her third child with husband John Legend. Teigen delivered the essay in a Medium post Tuesday. It was her first public response since she and Legend announced the loss of their son, Jack, in a heart-wrenching...
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October 27, 2020 - 2:32 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Eddie Van Halen's Southern California hometown will memorialize the late guitar legend, but it's still unclear what form the tribute will take. The Pasadena City Council on Monday directed officials to come up with ideas and report back on how to best remember the rock icon...
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FILE - Jefferson Mays arrives at the "I Am the Night" FYC event in Los Angeles on May 9, 2019. Mays, who won a Tony Award for playing 40 characters in “I Am My Own Wife” and was nominated for another for playing nine roles in “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” is readying a new one-man version of “A Christmas Carol” for the holidays, playing some 50 characters. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
October 27, 2020 - 1:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — What does the theater community desperately need during a time of social distancing? An actor who can play multiple characters onstage every night. Enter Jefferson Mays. Mays, who won a Tony Award for playing 40 characters in “I Am My Own Wife” and was Tony-nominated for playing...
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This August 2020, photo released by JYP Entertainment shows a South Korean girl group TWICE in Seoul, South Korea. TWICE, a popular K-pop group known for its catchy lyrics and colorful aesthetics, released its second full album, a collection that invites listeners into the band's more daring side. “Eyes Wide Open,” released Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, has 13 songs, including the lead single “I Can't Stop Me." (Kim Oi Mil, JYP Entertainment via AP)
October 27, 2020 - 12:04 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — TWICE, a popular K-pop group known for its catchy lyrics and colorful aesthetics, has released its second full album, a collection that invites listeners into the band's more daring side. “Eyes Wide Open,” released Monday, features 13 songs, including the lead single “I...
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In this handout photo made available by the Belgium Royal palace on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, Delphine Boel, right, now Belgium's Delphine de Saxe-Cobourg Gotha, meets her biological father King Albert II, center, and Queen Paola, left, during an informal meeting in Brussels. Belgium's royal scandal that has riveted the nation and damaged those involved reached a new milestone when former King Albert II reunited with the daughter he fathered out of wedlock over half a century ago. Capping a momentous few weeks, Albert II, and his wife Queen Paola met the former Delphine Boel, who is now recognized as Her Royal Highness Princess Delphine after a bitter two-decade paternity fight. (Belgium Royal Palace via AP)
October 27, 2020 - 11:53 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The long-running royal scandal that has riveted Belgium and damaged those involved has achieved a new milestone after former King Albert II reunited with the daughter he fathered out of wedlock more than half a century ago — and stubbornly refused to recognize. Capping a momentous...
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In this combination photo, Neil Young performs at the BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival in Napa, Calif. on May 25, 2019, from left, John Fogerty performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans on May 5, 2019 and Phil Collins performs during his "Not Dead Yet Tour" in Philadelphia on Oct. 8, 2018. Young, Fogerty and Collins are among several musicians who are objecting to their songs being used at President Donald Trump's campaign rallies. (AP Photo)
October 27, 2020 - 10:58 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — From the beloved opening lines of Leonard Cohen's “Hallelujah” to the rousing, children's-choir conclusion of the Rolling Stones' “You Can't Always Get What You Want,” President Donald Trump's campaign rallies have been filled with classic songs whose authors and their heirs...
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