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UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 8:20 p.m.

Music pioneer and hitmaker Bonnie Guitar dies

Music pioneer and legend Bonnie Guitar died early Sunday morning. She was 95.


R. Kelly, Sony split after sexual misconduct allegations against the artist resurface

R&B singer R. Kelly and Sony have parted ways, according to a person familiar with the situation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to a confidentiality agreement.


Prince Philip, queen’s husband, uninjured after car accident

Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, Prince Philip, was involved in a car crash Thursday while driving in rural England but was not injured.


Chris Pratt announces engagement to Katherine Schwarzenegger

The actor, who was raised in the Seattle suburb of Lake Stevens, announced the engagement on Instagram.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 6:47 p.m.

2019 Songwriters Hall class: Missy Elliott, Cat Stevens, John Prine

Missy Elliott is making history as the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, whose 2019 class also includes legendary British singer Cat Stevens and country-folk icon …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 4:59 p.m.

Can ‘Spider-Verse’ pull a historic upset at the Golden Globes?

What chance does Spider-Man have of not going down in defeat this weekend?


Heidi Stevens: Stop watching ‘The Bachelor,’ and other ways to make 2019 the Year of the Woman

Let’s make it so. In our own ways, in our own lives, in the corners of the world that we inhabit and influence, let’s try these four little things to …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 6:25 p.m.

Tony Bennett attends pal Nancy Pelosi’s swearing-in at the Capitol

Hey, isn’t that … crooner Tony Bennett in the House for the swearing-in of his longtime friend and soon-to-be Speaker Nancy Pelosi?


Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino among Coachella headliners

The organizers of the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival have announced the top acts scheduled to appear at the multiday event in April.


The 10 most wonderfully weird ‘SNL’ sketches from 2018, ranked

“Saturday Night Live” gets attention for its political humor, but seasoned viewers know that the best sketches often veer toward the bizarre – humor so outrageous it makes even the …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 6:44 p.m.

Note says Britain’s queen ‘naturally’ wanted new royal yacht

A newly discovered note in the U.K.’s National Archives shows Queen Elizabeth II let government officials know she would welcome a replacement for the Royal Yacht Britannia once it was …


‘Roseanne,’ ‘Black Panther’ Aretha Franklin and the entertainment briefs of 2018

Entertainment in 2018 was a celebration of the old (reboots like “Charmed” and “Magnum P.I.” and celebrating 100 years of the L.A. Philharmonic), the new (blockbusters featuring people of color …


Chris Brown charged with monkey-related misdemeanors

Chris Brown has been charged with monkey-related misdemeanors.


Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth reportedly got married

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth appear to have tied the knot amid reports the couple got married in a secret wedding ceremony.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

Nancy Wilson, Grammy winning jazz singer, dies at 81

Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning “song stylist” and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died.


Destiny Child’s Michelle Williams reveals engagement is off

Destiny’s Child singer Michelle Williams has called it quits with her fiance.


Mac Miller singles released posthumously on Spotify

Spotify has released a couple of new tunes from the late rapper Mac Miller.


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.