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Phil Spector's death resurrects mixed reaction from skeptics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Phil Spector was viewed as a man with two distinct personas: The late music producer was regarded as a rock ‘n’ roll genius who elevated the genre with his “Wall of Sound” style in ...

Spike Lee's children named Golden Globe ambassadors

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Spike Lee’s daughter and son have been chosen as the Golden Globe ambassadors to assist with the awards ceremony. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced...

Q&A: Javicia Leslie takes on Batwoman role to empower others

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Javicia Leslie moved to Los Angeles, she frequently rode down the popular Sunset Boulevard to view the row of erected TV and film billboards for inspiration. As an aspiring act...

Dr. Dre recovering well after being admitted into hospital

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Dre says he will be “back home soon” after the music mogul received medical treatment at a Los Angeles hospital for a reported brain aneurysm. The rapper and ...

Leslie West, guitarist of rock band Mountain, has died at 75

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leslie West, an iconic guitarist-vocalist who was behind several '70s rock anthems including “Mississippi Queen” with the popular band Mountain, has died. He was 75. ...

K.T. Oslin, country singer of ‘80's Ladies,’ dies at 78

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Country singer K.T. Oslin, who hit it big with the 1987 hit “80′s Ladies” and won three Grammy awards, has died. She was 78. Oslin’s friend Robert K. Oermann said...

Sensical to launch age-appropriate streamed content for kids

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Common Sense Networks will launch a new streaming platform dedicated to kids with age-appropriate content. The media company announced Tuesday that the free stream...

‘Dark Knight,’ ‘Grease’ added to National Film Registry

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This year's inductees into the National Film Registry include a record number of female directors and filmmakers of color as well as a new crop of movies ranging from a silent short...

Despite bleak 2020, celebrities make effort to brighten year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yes, 2020 may seem like a complete fail with all the constant bad news and tragic moments. It’s been filled with gloom and doom, but some celebrities and those inspired by them have...

Tommy 'Tiny' Lister, who played Deebo in 'Friday,' dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tommy “Tiny” Lister, a former wrestler who was known for his Deebo character in the “Friday” films, has died. He was 62. Lister's manager, Cindy Cowan, said Lister...

'B.A.P.S.' star Natalie Desselle Reid dies at 53

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Natalie Desselle Reid, who starred alongside Halle Berry in the 1997 film “B.A.P.S.” and on the sitcom “Eve,” has died. She was 53. Reid’s death on Monday was conf...

Audible enlists Waithe, Gladwell to help find new talent

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lena Waithe and Malcolm Gladwell will join several influencers on an advisory board for Audible to help discover new talent. The online audiobook and podcast platf...

The Weeknd criticizes Grammys over nominations snub

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Weeknd angrily slammed the Grammy Awards, calling them “corrupt” after the pop star walked away with zero nominations despite having multiple hits this year. T...

Taraji P. Henson tells New Jack Swing backstory in podcast

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taraji P. Henson remembered wearing her favorite outfit to a music festival where some of the biggest New Jack Swing tunes were being performed from Bell Biv Devoe’s “Poison” to Ton...

People magazine names Michael B. Jordan as Sexiest Man Alive

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Michael B. Jordan has been crowned as 2020's Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine. Jordan, known for his critically-acclaimed performances in “Fruitvale Sta...