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Bernie Torme, guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, dead at 66

Bernie Torme, a guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, died a day before his 67th birthday, according to his drummer.

’Simpsons’ producers pull iconic Michael Jackson episode

The producers of “The Simpsons” are removing a classic episode that featured the voice of Michael Jackson after HBO aired a documentary in which two men claim they were sexually …

UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 1:48 p.m.

Actor Jan Michael Vincent, known for ‘Airwolf,’ has died

Actor Jan Michael Vincent, known for starring in the television series “Airwolf,” has died. He was 73.

Annie Lennox pushes for global feminism on International Women’s Day

Annie Lennox has a sweet dream – that the world will embrace the term global feminism and continue to push for the advancement of women’s rights around the globe

Human Rights Campaign to honor Christina Aguilera

The nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization is honoring Christina Aguilera with its Ally for Equality award

New Disney Star Wars theme park lands set opening dates

The Millennium Falcon is blasting off from Disneyland on May 31 with the opening of the California theme park’s massive Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge expansion.

UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 7:26 p.m.

’Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek says he has pancreatic cancer

“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek says he has been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer

UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 6:03 p.m.

‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ heartthrob Luke Perry dead at 52 after suffering stroke

Luke Perry, who gained instant heartthrob status as wealthy rebel Dylan McKay on “Beverly Hills, 90210,” died Monday after suffering a massive stroke, his publicist said. He was 52.

Katherine Helmond, affable matriarch of ‘Soap’ and ‘Who’s the Boss?’ dies at 89

Katherine Helmond, the sitcom star whose memorable roles as ditzy matriarchs in “Soap,” “Who’s the Boss?” and “Coach” endeared her to audiences of all ages, has died. She was 89.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 1:50 p.m.

’Beverly Hills, 90210’ star Luke Perry hospitalized after reports of massive stroke

Actor Luke Perry has been hospitalized following reports that he suffered a stroke.

Lawyer says R. Kelly to stay jailed until Monday or Tuesday

R. Kelly, one of the best-selling music artists of all time, won’t get out of jail until Monday or Tuesday as confidants scramble to arrange to pay the $100,000 bail …

’Beale Street’ tops Spirit Awards, Close wins best actress

Minor edits. With AP Photos. Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of the James Baldwin novel ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ on Saturday topped the 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards, winning best film, …

Flowers from Meghan Markle’s baby shower donated to charity

Flowers from Meghan Markle’s New York baby shower are getting a second life. WNBC reports that the flowers from the Duchess of Sussex’s shower on Wednesday were donated to Repeat …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 9:24 p.m.

Emotional ceremony honors Hall, Stenberg, Layne and Lewis

Amandla Stenberg, KiKi Layne, Regina Hall and Jennifer Lewis took the audience from tears to laughter and back again with emotional speeches at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:11 p.m.

Lady Gaga, fiance Christian Carino no longer together

Lady Gaga and her fiance, talent agent Christian Carino, have split up.

Feds tell Alfonso Ribeiro he can’t copyright ‘Carlton’ moves

LOS ANGELES – “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star Alfonso Ribeiro has been denied a copyright for the “Carlton” dance, which he’s suing two videogame makers over. The denial from …

Seven women claim singer Ryan Adams was inappropriate, the New York Times reports

A New York Times report says seven women have claimed singer-songwriter Ryan Adams offered to help them with their music careers but then turned things sexual, and he sometimes became …

People magazine names the most stylish stars

They are the A-listers who wow on the red carpet.

Cardi B deactivates Instagram account after Grammy criticism

NEW YORK – Cardi B has deactivated her Instagram account following social media criticism of her winning a Grammy for best rap album. Some people said the 26-year-old rapper didn’t …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 12:49 p.m.

New Jersey becomes first US state to take legal Oscars bets

Perhaps you weren’t sure – or didn’t care – if Gisele Bundchen’s husband and the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl this month. But you know why “The Favourite” …

‘The Lego Movie 2’ opens No. 1 but everything is not awesome

“The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” is easily the weekend’s top ticket-seller in theaters over the weekend, but its $35 million haul is well shy of expectations.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 6:50 p.m.

Will Bryan Singer allegations hurt ‘Bohemian’ Oscar chances?

Are the Bryan Singer allegations a problem for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’s’ Oscars chances?

‘This Is Us’ star to be honored at Harvard

“This Is Us” actor Milo Ventimiglia is being honored as Man of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

Smollett told police attackers knew he was on ‘Empire’

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett told police that two men seemed to know who he was before they beat him, shouted racial and homophobic slurs, and looped a rope around his …

Bravo’s Andy Cohen welcomes his first child

“Watch What Happens Live” host Andy Cohen is a dad.

Historians irked by musical ‘Hamilton’ escalate their duel

Ever since the historical musical “Hamilton” began its march to near-universal infatuation, one group has noticeably withheld its applause – historians. Many academics argue the portrait of Alexander Hamilton, the …

Vegas artist sues Ariana Grande over ‘God is a Woman’ image

A Las Vegas artist is suing pop music star Ariana Grande, alleging federal copyright infringement over an image of a woman in a candle flame in the pop star’s widely-viewed …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Demi Lovato deletes Twitter account over 21 Savage backlash

Singer Demi Lovato has deleted her Twitter account following criticism that she was laughing at memes about 21 Savage.

Fifteen years after ‘nipplegate,’ Adam Levine’s Super Bowl nipple reveal prompts backlash

As Twitter howls at the double-standard at play, one journalist and breastfeeding advocate reminds us that until the 1930s, men going bare-chested was taboo.

‘Empire’ actor says account of attack has been consistent

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett said Friday that he has been “consistent on every level” with the police during their investigation into what he says was a racist and homophobic attack …