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LeBron James, Chadwick Boseman honored at NAACP Image Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James received the President’s Award for his public service achievements at the 52nd NAACP Image Awards that highlighted works by entertainers and writers of color. ...

Bono, Cruz to star in animated series on vaccine importance

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bono, Penélope Cruz and David Oyelowo will lend their voices in an animated series to raise awareness about the importance of global vaccine access. The ONE Campai...

Recording Registry adds albums by Janet Jackson, Nas

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Janet Jackson’s socially conscious album “Rhythm Nation 1814,” Louis Armstrong’s jazzy “When the Saints Go Marching In” and Nas’ debut release “Illmatic” are among 25 recordings bei...

A peek behind the masks, precautions at the pandemic Grammys

LOS ANGELES (AP) — I have covered the Grammy Awards for the Associated Press for 15 years. But this strange year feels like the first time. Built around performances, full of singin...

Eddie Murphy to be inducted into NAACP Hall of Fame

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eddie Murphy will be inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame this month. The NAACP announced Thursday that Murphy will be inducted during the March 27 c...

For Trevor Noah, Grammy Awards a return to in-person hosting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trevor Noah took a careful approach hosting “The Daily Show” from his New York apartment during the pandemic, but he said traveling across the country to host the Grammys was an opp...

Harry, Meghan to delve into tough royal split with Oprah

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The time has finally come for audiences to hear Meghan and Harry describe the backstory and effects of their tumultuous split from royal life. Sunday night’s airin...

Fonda says Hollywood needs more diversity after Globes honor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just like in her career, Jane Fonda used the Golden Globes’ platform to speak on deeper issues calling for greater diversity in Hollywood while praising the “community of storytelle...

Chadwick Boseman earns 2 nominations for NAACP Image Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With his final two performances, the late Chadwick Boseman earned two NAACP Image Awards nominations Tuesday, while “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” could make its presence felt at next m...

Cicely Tyson paved way for Black actors to follow footsteps

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cicely Tyson was a Black actor who knocked down doors so other women of color could walk through them. With dignified grace, Tyson strategically selected powerful...

Q&A: Rapper D Smoke takes patient walk to Grammy recognition

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When D Smoke was teaching high schoolers in Southern California, the rapper still pursued his dreams of breaking through as a hip-hop artist while leaning on the encouraging phrase:...

Jane Fonda to receive Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jane Fonda cemented herself into Hollywood allure as a chameleonlike actor and social activist, and now the Golden Globes will honor her illustrious career with its highest honor. ...

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...