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AP Breakthrough Entertainer: Rauw Alejandro, higher level

LOS ANGELES (AP) — He started off wanting to be a star soccer player, but instead Rauw Alejandro has become a breakout Latin music sensation. His birth name is Raúl Alejandro Ocasio ...

AP Breakthrough Entertainer: Anupam Tripathi of 'Squid Game'

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Anupam Tripathi said his grandfather sometimes read his palm and told him he’d be rich one day. His joking response? “Where is my money!” ...

AP Breakthrough Entertainer: Adrienne Warren, Broadway baby

NEW YORK (AP) — Adrienne Warren had studiously avoided ever touching a Tony Award her entire stage career. Her motto was that she'd only hold one if she deserved to. On Sept 26, 202...

AP Breakthrough Entertainer: 'Shang-Chi' star Simu Liu

NEW YORK (AP) — When little-known actor Simu Liu tweeted in 2014 asking Marvel for an Asian American superhero, he wasn’t vying for a job — he was venting at Hollywood’s status quo. ...

AP Breakthrough Entertainer: Rachel Zegler's baptism by fire

In another timeline, Rachel Zegler would have had her breakthrough moment last December. That was when Steven Spielberg’s rendition of “West Side Story” was supposed to open and int...

AP Breakthrough Entertainer: 'Snowfall' star Damson Idris

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Damson Idris transformed from his real life British-speaking Nigerian persona into a canny drug kingpin character with a West Coast accent on FX’s popular crime drama “Snowfall.” ...

‘Zola,’ A24 lead indie spirit award nominations

The Film Independent Spirit Awards, Hollywood’s leading indie film honors, stayed true to its name this year, bestowing a leading seven nominations to Janicza Bravo’s wild road trip saga “Zola," inclu...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 19-25

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 19-25: Dec. 19: Actor Elaine Joyce is 78. Actor Tim Reid is 77. Musician John McEuen (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) is 76. Country singer Janie Fri...

Lawyer: Flavor Flav aims for sobriety, battery case closed

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Attorneys for entertainer Flavor Flav said Wednesday he’s working to stay sober following dismissal of a misdemeanor domestic battery charge stemming from a scuffle with his girlfrien...

NASCAR's love of Nashville creates energized celebration

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — NASCAR’s new love affair with Nashville came to a close at the Grand Ole Opry, where Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt Jr. raised the curtain on industry favorite Tim Dugger’s debu...

Nearing 100, Betty White's life is a page-turner in new book

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A photo of Betty White, with dimpled smile and guileless gaze, fills the cover of a coffee table book arriving the month before her 100th birthday. The image evoke...

Black artist Josephine Baker honored at France's Pantheon

PARIS (AP) — Josephine Baker — the U.S.-born entertainer, anti-Nazi spy and civil rights activist — was inducted into France's Pantheon on Tuesday, becoming the first Black woman to receive the nation...

France is inducting entertainer Josephine Baker into its Pantheon, the 1st Black woman to earn nation’s highest honor

PARIS (AP) — France is inducting entertainer Josephine Baker into its Pantheon, the 1st Black woman to earn nation’s highest honor.

French honor for Josephine Baker stirs conflict over racism

PARIS (AP) — On the surface, it’s a powerful message against racism: a Black woman will, for the first time, join other luminaries interred in France’s Pantheon. But by choosing a U.S.-born figure -- ...

Barbie Hsu, husband issue statement announcing divorce

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese actress Barbie Hsu (徐熙媛) formally announced on Monday (Nov. 22) that she has filed for a divorce from her wealthy Chinese husband after 10 years of marriage. ...