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Man convicted of shooting Greenville rapper seeks new trial

May 18, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A man convicted of murdering a Greenville rapper is asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to overturn his conviction. Wednesday before a three-judge panel, lawyer Merrida Coxwell argued that the murder conviction of Daner Ford should be thrown out because prosecutors improperly introduced evidence of an earlier shooting at a 2010...

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Minnesota state lawmaker pulls Prince bill amid concerns

May 18, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota state lawmaker has decided to set aside a measure that would have clarified the rights of artists to control the commercial use of their names, likenesses and images, and extended those protections to heirs after a...

Trump and frequent target Megyn Kelly call a truce

May 17, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this Jan. 28, 2016 photo, Moderator Megyn Kelly waits for the start of the Republican presidential primary debate in Des Moines, Iowa. Donald Trump says people who are bullied “gotta get over it” and fight back. It’s a message he delivers to Megyn...

Violinist Itzhak Perlman cancels performance over LGBT law

May 17, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this Dec. 8, 2013 file photo, Itzhak Perlman attends the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors in Washington. Perlman canceled his May 18, 2016, performance in Raleigh, N.C., in protest of the state’s new law limiting antidiscrimination policies for LGBT people....

Video game Tetris to become a China-US co-produced movie

May 17, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and U.S. producers say they plan to make an $80 million live-action sci-fi thriller based on the popular 1980s building block computer game Tetris. The movie will begin shooting next year. It is the first project from the newly formed...

Weather anchor’s dress sparks social-media firestorm

May 16, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s become so common for some female TV weather reporters to dress like they are on the way to a cocktail party that their dresses should have long ago ceased to raise any eyebrows among viewers. But there was eyebrow-raising...

Police say Sinead O’Connor found safe, no details released

May 16, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this Oct. 5, 2014 file photo, Irish singer Sinead O’Connor performs during the Italian State RAI TV program “Che Tempo che Fa”, in Milan, Italy. Police in suburban Chicago have put out a well-being check for the Irish singer. Wilmette...

Record-holding symphony bassist, 87, collapses onstage, dies

May 16, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this Feb. 4, 2016 photo provided by Dustin Thomas Chambers, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra bassist Jane Little holds a bouquet of flowers backstage after performing 71 years to the day after her first concert for a Guinness World Record in Atlanta. Little died...

Obama, Macklemore make pitch for better opioid treatment

May 14, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama joined forces with the rap artist Macklemore to improve efforts to reach out to those addicted to opioids and those who overdose on the drug often found in prescription painkillers. Obama and the rap artist appeared...

Prince guitar to be auctioned in Beverly Hills

May 14, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. Heritage Auctions is selling one of the late artist’s “yellow cloud” electric guitars beginning June...