June 25th, 2016


Entertainment News

  • Auction of Whitney Houston memorabilia earns $500,000

    LOS ANGELES – An auction of Whitney Houston’s memorabilia has earned more than $500,000 despite a judge blocking the sale of an Emmy Award won by the late singer. Heritage Auctions says the top bid in Friday’s auction was $20,000 for a pair of Nike Air Jordan sneakers given to Houston by NBA great Michael [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Bernie Worrell, masterful P-Funk keyboardist, dead at 72

    NEW YORK – Bernie Worrell, the ingenious “Wizard of Woo” whose amazing array of keyboard sounds and textures helped define the Parliament-Funkadelic musical empire and influenced performers of funk, rock, hip-hop and other genres, has died. Worrell, who announced in early 2016 that he had stage-four lung cancer, died Friday at age 72. He died [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • The Latest: Parks group says Lucas decision ‘unfortunate’

    CHICAGO – The Latest on filmmaker George Lucas withdrawing his plans to build an art museum in Chicago (all times local): 2 p.m. The group that sued to block construction of George Lucas’ art museum on Chicago’s lakefront says it’s unfortunate the film director has decided to take the museum to California rather than pick [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • New Hampshire woman drops defamation suit against Bill Cosby

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – A 72-year-old New Hampshire woman who says Bill Cosby raped her in 1965 withdrew her civil defamation lawsuit against the comedian on Friday, a day after a federal judge had allowed the case to move forward. Kristina Ruehli’s lawyer told The Associated Press her client had decided not to pursue the case [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Oscar-nominated documentarian Liz Garbus makes a music video

    LOS ANGELES – What does it take to get an Oscar-nominated documentarian to direct a music video? A call from Glenn Close. That’s how Liz Garbus, director of “What Happened, Miss Simone?” came to make the video for “Ghost Story,” which is being released Friday in association with Close’s mental health advocacy organization, Bring Change [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago

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