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Elton John ‘sincerely sorry’ for postponing Orlando, Tampa shows

The morning after Elton John postponed his Orlando concert, an official statement was released on his Twitter account.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 4:51 p.m.

Ariana Grande in new four-part docu-series on YouTube

Ariana Grande is giving fans an all-access pass into her musical life through a new documentary series on YouTube.

Disney details new ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ attractions

“Star Wars” fans will soon be able to pilot the Millennium Falcon and face off against Kylo Ren in battle.

Justin Bieber, ex-neighbor settle long-running egging suit

Justin Bieber has agreed to settle a long-running lawsuit filed by a former neighbor whose house the pop singer egged.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 4:04 p.m.

Mrs. Obama says ‘Access Hollywood’ tape led her to speak out

Michelle Obama said she felt anxious before giving her emotional New Hampshire speech in 2016 condemning Donald Trump for bragging about sexually assaulting women in a recording more than a …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 5:54 p.m.

Homeowners – famous and not – await word of wildfire’s toll

Rich or not, famous or not, there was little reprieve Saturday from the California wildfires sweeping through towns as different as the star-filled oceanside enclave of Malibu and the modest …

Gunshots fired on set of Tekashi 6ix9ine, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj music video

Gunshots were fired during an incident on the Beverly Hills, California, set of a music video for a song by rappers Tekashi 6ix9ine, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj on Thursday.

Idris Elba named People’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2018

Here’s a little something to distract you as we await election returns. You’re welcome.

Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove dies at age 49

Trumpeter Roy Hargrove, a prolific player who provided his jazz sound to records across a vast range of styles and won two Grammys, has died at age 49, his manager …

Spice Girls to reunite for tour, but without Beckham, report says

A report says the Spice Girls are about to give fans what they really, really want: a reunion.

Alec Baldwin says he didn’t punch man in parking dispute

Alec Baldwin is denying that he punched anyone over a parking spot and says an assault allegation is being reported “for the purposes of clickbait entertainment.”

Hilary Duff and boyfriend announce birth of their daughter

Hilary Duff is celebrating the birth of her daughter.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 4:16 p.m.

Beyonce in ’90s Halloween mood with Toni Braxton salute

Beyonce is in a 1990s mood as she salutes singer Toni Braxton for Halloween.

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 5:43 p.m.

Megyn Kelly’s predecessors on ‘Today’ get together at Broadway show

Hours before NBC News gave Megyn Kelly’s morning show the ax, her “Today” show predecessors Tamron Hall and Al Roker reunited Thursday night.

Rapper Yella Beezy released from hospital after shooting

Management for rapper Yella Beezy says he’s out of the hospital after being shot three times on a highway in the Dallas area.

Megyn Kelly apologizes for suggesting blackface OK

NBC’s Megyn Kelly swiftly apologized Tuesday for a morning show segment that questioned why dressing up in blackface for a Halloween costume is wrong.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 5:14 p.m.

‘Napoleon Dynamite’ star Jon Heder booked for Lilac City Comicon ’19

If you keep tater tots in your pocket, feed ham to your llama named Tina and can master the impossible skating maneuver “the Iron Lotus,” you might be a fan …

Actress Selma Blair say she has been diagnosed with MS

Film and TV actress Selma Blair announced she is dealing with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.

Amy Schumer supports Kaepernick, sits out Super Bowl ads

Don’t look for Amy Schumer in any Super Bowl LIII commercials this time around. She’s sitting this one out as she stands with Colin Kaepernick and his take-a-knee protest against …

Bruce Dern released from hospital after fall while jogging

Actor Bruce Dern has been released from the hospital after a fall during his daily jog in Los Angeles.

Lena Dunham shutting down online feminist newsletter

Lena Dunham is shutting down her online feminist newsletter.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 8:24 p.m.

Town OKs steep fines for parking near ‘The Goonies’ house

The Astoria City Council has taken a step toward cracking down on motorists who illegally park near “The Goonies” house.

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ to get China debut months after US premiere

The Warner Bros. surprise hit “Crazy Rich Asians” will debut in China next month, ending speculation that the country’s film regulators may block the hit romantic comedy after the country’s …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 6:53 p.m.

Chance the Rapper is not running for mayor of Chicago, but here’s whom he wants you to vote for

Chance the Rapper isn’t going to be Chance the Mayor anytime soon. The Chicago native set off a round of speculation Monday with a tweet that stoked long-circulating rumors that …

Taylor Swift wins big at AMAs and encourages fans to vote

Taylor Swift kicked off her week with a rare political post on social media, and at the American Music Awards she continued the conversation by encouraging fans to vote in …

Cardi B, Shawn Mendes to perform on Jingle Ball tour

Cardi B, Shawn Mendes and Calvin Harris are set to perform on the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour this holiday season.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 12:27 p.m.

‘The Situation’ gets 8-month sentence in federal tax case

The Situation, whose abs became famous on the hit reality show “Jersey Shore,” was sentenced Friday to eight months in prison for tax fraud as his co-stars looked on.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 10:53 p.m.

Taylor Swift will open the 2018 American Music Awards

Taylor Swift announced Tuesday she will open the 2018 American Music Awards.

Poet laureate Tracy K. Smith launching podcast-radio show

The country’s poet laureate, Tracy K. Smith, is launching a weekly podcast and radio program called “The Slowdown.”

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 1:46 p.m.

Cher admits wanting to get Kennedy honor during Obama years

The phone call telling Cher she was a Kennedy Center honoree was certainly welcome – but she admits she wanted to get it earlier.