Celebrity causes

FILE- In this Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 file photo, Paul McCartney performs during a benefit concert at the Tobin Center, in San Antonio, Texas. Paul McCartney and J.K. Rowling just got promoted, so to speak, in Britain’s hierarchy, Friday, June 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
June 16, 2017 - 5:36 pm
LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney and J.K. Rowling just got promoted, so to speak, in Britain's hierarchy. Twenty years after he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, Sir Paul McCartney is being upgraded with a Companion of Honor award for services to music, alongside J.K. Rowling for her services to...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2017, file photo provided by The Public Theater, Tina Benko, left, portrays Melania Trump in the role of Caesar's wife, Calpurnia, and Gregg Henry, center left, portrays President Donald Trump in the role of Julius Caesar during a dress rehearsal of The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar in New York. Teagle F. Bougere, center right, plays as Casca, and Elizabeth Marvel, right, as Marc Anthony. Delta Air Lines is pulling its sponsorship of New York's Public Theater for portraying Julius Caesar as the Donald Trump look-alike in a business suit who gets knifed to death on stage, according to its statement Sunday, June 11, 2017. (Joan Marcus/The Public Theater via AP)
June 12, 2017 - 11:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Public Theater is refusing to back down after backlash over its production of "Julius Caesar" that portrays a Donald Trump-like dictator in a business suit with a long tie who gets knifed to death onstage. Delta Air Lines and Bank of America have pulled their sponsorship of the...
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June 09, 2017 - 2:13 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story June 5 about stolen "Star Wars" memorabilia, The Associated Press reported erroneously the status of some of the stolen items. Authorities have accounted for about 100 of the stolen items, but they have not been recovered. A corrected version of the story is below:...
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FILE - This Nov. 1, 2016, file photo, shows Jerry Seinfeld performing at Stand Up For Heroes in New York. Video shows pop singer Kesha interrupting an interview Seinfeld was doing an interview with a local news reporter ahead of the “Night of Laughter & Song” event at the Kennedy Center Monday, June 5, 2017. The singer wanted a hug from the comedian, but Seinfeld repeatedly declined, backing off and telling her, “no thanks.” (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)
June 07, 2017 - 9:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jerry Seinfeld is not a hugger and he let Kesha know it before a star-studded charity event in Washington earlier this week. Video shows Kesha interrupting an interview Seinfeld was doing with a local news reporter ahead of the "Night of Laughter & Song" event at the Kennedy...
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Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, from left, appears with actress Allison Janney and producer Gemma Baker from the CBS comedy series, "Mom," at Planned Parenthood offices in New York on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Janney and Baker delivered a a check for $250,000, which they said would have otherwise been spent on a promotional campaign for “Mom” to woo Emmy judges. (AP Photo/Frazier Moore)
June 06, 2017 - 8:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The star of the hit CBS sitcom "Mom" and one of its creators paid a visit Tuesday to the president of Planned Parenthood, and they didn't come empty-handed. Actress Allison Janney and "Mom" co-creator and co-executive producer Gemma Baker dropped in on Planned Parenthood President...
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Raf Simons, winner of the awards for menswear designer of the year and womenswear designer of the year, poses in the press room at the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Monday, June 5, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
June 05, 2017 - 10:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Designer Raf Simons has won both top honors at the annual Council of Fashion Designers of America awards. The Belgian designer won the top awards for womenswear and menswear at Monday's ceremony. Fashion's glittery awards ceremony also had a somewhat political bent this year,...
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FILE - This May 7, 2013, file photo, shows Piers Morgan at the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Los Angeles Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. " Morgan apologized to singer Ariana Grande on June 4, 2017, after initially criticizing her following the May 22, 2017, attack following her concert in Manchester, England. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
June 05, 2017 - 6:57 am
Ariana Grande's all-star benefit concert for victims of last month's attack following her show in Manchester, England, has won over a critic in Piers Morgan. The outspoken former CNN personality and current host of ITV's "Good Morning Britain" had criticized Grande on Twitter following the attack...
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Preparations take place ahead of Ariana Grande's One Love Manchester concert, at the Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground, in Manchester, England, Thursday June 1, 2017. Grande announced Tuesday that she and other top stars — including Justin Bieber, Coldplay and Miley Cyrus — will return to the city to perform at a benefit concert on Sunday. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)
June 01, 2017 - 10:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Black Eyed Peas and Robbie Williams will join Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and other stars at a charity concert Sunday in Manchester, England. Live Nation said Thursday that girl group Little Mix has also been added to the show being held in honor of the Manchester bombing that...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2016, file photo, Ariana Grande arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York. Grande's mother used a Twitter post on May 29, 2017, to reflect on the bombing of her daughter's May 22, 2017, concert in Manchester, England. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
May 30, 2017 - 12:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber, Coldplay and Katy Perry will join Ariana Grande at a charity concert in Manchester, England, on Sunday. Grande announced Tuesday that the "One Love Manchester" show will be held at the city's Old Trafford cricket ground just under two weeks after a bomber killed 22...
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Austin Dillon celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Monday, May 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 29, 2017 - 2:05 am
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Hall of Fame car owner Richard Childress finally let the emotions flow when he looked up at the Charlotte Motor Speedway's scoring board after the Coca-Cola 600 and saw the iconic No. 3 — driven by his grandson Austin Dillon — on top. "Can you believe it?" Childress asked. "The...
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