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Blake Shelton apologizes for tweets, denies being hateful

August 17, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this Aug. 5, 2016 file photo, Blake Shelton performs on NBC’s “Today” show at Rockefeller Plaza in New York. Shelton apologized on Twitter for offending people with his language, but denied being hateful after several old tweets referencing gays and non-English speakers surfaced online. Screenshots of years-old tweets posted on his...

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Brilliant, inventive jazz vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson dies

August 16, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bobby Hutcherson, the bricklayer’s son who became one of the greatest, most inventive jazz vibraphonists to pick up a pair of mallets, has died. He was 75. Longtime family friend Marshall Lamm says Hutcherson died Monday of...

John McLaughlin, host of confrontational TV show, dead at 89

August 16, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this April 28, 2012 file photo, John McLaughlin arrives at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington. McLaughlin, the conservative political commentator and host of the namesake long-running television show that pioneered...

Madonna joins in the stream of celebrities visiting Cuba

August 16, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

HAVANA (AP) — Madonna is the latest celebrity to visit Cuba, dancing in a restaurant for her birthday and touring Havana with her family and friends. The singer arrived in Havana on Monday. Excited crowds have gathered outside the hotel where she is staying...

Maui ukulele player back in jail after Matisyahu show in LA

August 16, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

HONOLULU (AP) — A Maui ukulele player is back behind bars after a brief release to perform in Los Angeles with reggae artist Matisyahu. Clint Alama’s public defender Danielle Sears says he was late returning to Hawaii because he missed his flight and...

Henry Cavill teases black Superman costume on Instagram

August 16, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Superman will apparently be back in black. “Man of Steel” star Henry Cavill posted a close-up image of a black Superman uniform Monday on Instagram . He’s expected to return in next year’s “Justice...

‘Wire’ actor Wendell Pierce loses Baton Rouge home

August 15, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Wire” and “Treme” actor Wendell Pierce’s home was destroyed by flooding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 11 years after his childhood home was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. The 52-year-old Louisiana native...

Hip Hop Dance Championships slated at Thomas & Mack in Vegas

August 13, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A dance competition that the promoter says has featured 4,000 dancers from around the world is set to wrap up this weekend with the World Hip Hop Dance Championships in Las Vegas. Promoter Laurence Cohen says teams have come from 50...

Kenny Baker, who played R2-D2 in ‘Star Wars,’ dead at 81

August 13, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this Saturday, May 26, 2007 file photo, actor Kenny Baker, who portrayed the R2-D2 in the first Star Wars movie, signs autographs at Star Wars Celebration IV, billed as the world’s biggest Star Wars party, marking the 30th anniversary of the release...

Callers on hold hear school orchestra’s music in Connecticut

August 13, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — Callers who are put on hold at Greenwich Town Hall in Connecticut can now enjoy some Mozart, compliments of the high school’s string ensemble. The collaboration emerged out of a search for alternatives to the music that came...