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Actor Jussie Smollett talks to the media before leaving Cook County Court after his charges were dropped, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
March 27, 2019 - 10:42 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors still insist Jussie Smollett faked a racist, anti-gay attack on himself in the hopes that the attention would advance his acting career. The "Empire" star still says he was assaulted by two men late at night in downtown Chicago. But with little explanation, authorities on...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 13, 2019, file photo, attorney Gloria Schmidt poses for a portrait after a video interview with The Associated Press, in Chicago. Schmidt is the attorney for Abimbola "Abel" Osundairo and Olabinjo "Ola" Osundairo, two Nigerian brothers who told police that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett paid them to help stage an attack on himself in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
March 27, 2019 - 12:10 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Now that charges against Jussie Smollett have been dropped, the actor's attorney is trying to shift attention back to two brothers who told police they were paid to help stage an attack on him. Patricia Brown Holmes says investigators should look into the role of brothers Abimbola "...
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Jussie Smollett
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March 26, 2019 - 11:32 am
Attorneys for Jussie Smollett say all criminal charges have been dropped against the "Empire" actor and his record has been "wiped clean" after he was accused of lying to police about a bias attack.
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Michael Madsen
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March 25, 2019 - 7:37 pm
Police have arrested actor Michael Madsen after they say he was stopped while driving under the influence.
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Alanis Morissette
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March 25, 2019 - 6:00 pm
Alanis Morissette is pregnant with her third child.
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Aretha Franklin
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March 25, 2019 - 2:57 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Family members are celebrating Aretha Franklin on what would have been the Queen of Soul's 77th birthday with a memorial service and a screening of a documentary film. The service was held Monday inside a chapel at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit. Franklin died last year after battling...
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Actor Hugh Jackman speaks during the US dollars 1 million Global Teacher Prize presentation in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, March 24, 2019. Kenyan educator Peter Tabichi, a science teacher who gives away 80 percent of his income to the poor in the remote Kenyan village of Pwani, won this year's prize. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
March 25, 2019 - 9:30 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Hugh Jackman says he's looking forward to coming back to Broadway next year as a classic roguish traveling salesman in a play he first performed in as a teenager. "I'm very, very excited about doing 'The Music Man'," he told The Associated Press. The two-time Tony...
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Scott Walker
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March 25, 2019 - 6:56 am
LONDON (AP) — Influential singer, songwriter and producer Scott Walker, whose hits with the Walker Brothers in the 1960s included "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore," has died. He was 76. The record company 4AD announced the death on Monday. The company said he died Friday afternoon in London. The...
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Barbra Streisand
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March 23, 2019 - 3:51 pm
Barbra Streisand is coming under intense criticism on social media for telling a British newspaper that two men who say they were molested as children by Michael Jackson were "thrilled to be there" and that the alleged abuse "didn't kill them."
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FILE - In this June 26, 2018 file photo, Shaquille O'Neal attends the world premiere of "Uncle Drew" at Alice Tully Hall in New York. Papa John’s has a new pitchman: Shaquille O’Neal. The chain says the basketball Hall of Famer will appear on TV commercials and other advertisements. He will also join the company’s board of directors and invest in nine of its restaurants. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
March 22, 2019 - 1:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John's has a new pitchman: Shaquille O'Neal. The chain says basketball Hall of Famer will appear on TV commercials and promote Papa John's in other ways. He will also join the company's board of directors and invest in nine of its restaurants in the Atlanta area. Papa John's is...
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