Dubai finds itself entangled in case against R. Kelly
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai found itself entangled in the sex abuse case against American R&B singer R. Kelly on Thursday after the performer asked a U.S.
First artificial intelligence Google Doodle features Bach
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is celebrating composer Johann Sebastian Bach with its first artificial intelligence-powered Doodle.
10 emerging writers receive $50,000 Whiting grants
NEW YORK (AP) — Poet Tyree Daye will finally have some time to really write, and not think too much about money. "I can take the summer off and pay down some debts," Daye, from Youngsville, North Carolina, said Wednesday night after accepting his $50,000 Whiting Award, given annually by the Whiting Foundation to 10 emerging artists.
'Full House' to big house in college scheme? Experts differ
BOSTON (AP) — Could Aunt Becky be headed to prison? It could go either way, experts say. Some of the wealthy parents accused of paying bribes to get their kids into top universities may get short stints behind bars, if convicted, to send a message that the privileged are not above the law, some lawyers say.
World Video Game Hall of Fame to announce 2019 finalists
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — This year's finalists for the World Video Game Hall of Fame are about to be revealed. Hall officials say they will announce the Class of 2019 contenders on Thursday morning.
Court reviews arrest request on K-pop singer Jung Joon-young
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — K-pop singer Jung Joon-young was attending a South Korean court hearing Thursday on whether a warrant will be issued for his arrest on allegations he illegally shared sexually explicit videos of women taken without their knowledge or consent.
Daniels: 'Pain and anger' around 'Empire' in recent weeks
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Empire" co-creator and executive producer Lee Daniels says the weeks since cast member Jussie Smollett was arrested and charged with fabricating a racist and homophobic attack have been "a freakin' rollercoaster."
Respecting elders: Maya Angelou clip sparks courtesy debate
NEW YORK (AP) — Put a handle on it. If you don't know what that means, you might not call elders by "Mr.," ''Miss" or "Mrs.," insist that your children do the same or demand it for yourself.
Mom with kids on YouTube channel suspected of child abuse
MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) — A woman who operated a popular YouTube channel featuring kids is facing allegations she used pepper spray to discipline her seven adopted children, and locked them for days in a closet at their home outside Phoenix, authorities said Wednesday.
Trio of child-sex documentaries puts a spotlight on parents
NEW YORK (AP) — The mothers of the two accusers in HBO's "Leaving Neverland" said they were lulled by Michael Jackson's forlorn demeanor and fairytale world when they allowed him to take their boys into his bed.
Scripts from 'Dick Van Dyke Show' to be digitally preserved
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Hollywood producer Carl Reiner and the National Comedy Center say they're working together to digitally preserve Reiner's collection of scripts from the 1960's "The Dick Van Dyke Show."
Citing cash woes, R Kelly asks judge for OK to fly to Dubai
CHICAGO (AP) — Cash-strapped R. Kelly asked a judge Wednesday to let him travel to the Middle East to perform several concerts, according to a new court filing that said he has struggled to get work in the U.S.
Review: In 'Us,' Jordan Peele holds a dark mirror to America
Jordan Peele has tightened his grip in "Us," a less satirical and more slaughterhouse horror parable than the writer-director's astonishing debut, "Get Out," that despite its deficiencies will leave all who enter its shadowy world convinced of Peele's growing command as a singular conjurer of American nightmares.
Correction: Film-US story
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story March 19 about the horror film "Us," The Associated Press misspelled the surname of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov.
Huffman's court date pushed back in admissions scam case
BOSTON (AP) — A judge has granted a request to push back actress Felicity Huffman's court appearance in Boston on charges that she participated in a college admissions cheating scam.
Hollywood power elite hosting Kamala Harris fundraiser
WASHINGTON (AP) — Many of Hollywood's power elite, including prolific television hit maker Shonda Rhimes, were hosting a fundraiser Wednesday for Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris.
Review: Ex-Prince guitarist Donna Grantis explores fusion
Donna Grantis, "Diamonds & Dynamite" (eOne) Like with Miles Davis or David Bowie, having played with Prince is an entry in a musician's resume that's worth a thousand recommendations.
Review: Lucy Rose's 'No Words Left' is delicate, beautiful
Lucy Rose, "No Words Left" (Arts & Crafts) "Conversation don't come easy," Lucy Rose softly sings on the opening track of her new album.
Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets
Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment business, putting "Cinderella," ''The Simpsons," ''Star Wars" and "Dr.
Danica Patrick to join NBC's Indy 500 team
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Danica Patrick will join NBC Sports' inaugural coverage of the Indianapolis 500 as an analyst alongside host Mike Tirico.
UK gallery, Sackler Trust agree not to proceed with donation
LONDON (AP) — Britain's National Portrait Gallery says it won't move ahead with a 1 million pound ($1.3 million) donation from the charitable arm of a family embroiled in the U.S.
Books on slavery, prison system win literary prizes
NEW YORK (AP) — Books on slavery, the prison system and the Harlem Renaissance are among this year's winners of J. Anthony Lukas prizes, named for the late author and journalist.
Songs by Jay-Z, Lauper being added to Recording Registry
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Songs performed by Jay-Z, Cyndi Lauper and a Robert F. Kennedy speech are among 25 recordings being inducted to the National Recording Registry.
Jay-Z, Dead & Co, the Killers to perform at Woodstock 50
NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z, Dead & Company and the Killers will headline one of the 50th anniversary shows commemorating the groundbreaking Woodstock festival this summer.