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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2017, file photo, Eminem yells to the crowd before the start of an NBA basketball game between the Detroit Pistons and the Charlotte Hornets in Detroit. A Utah junior high teacher is on leave after she instructed her students to read the lyrics of an Eminem song that slams President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
June 05, 2018 - 3:29 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah junior high teacher is on leave after she instructed her students to read the lyrics of an Eminem song that slams President Donald Trump. Park City School District spokeswoman Melinda Colton said Tuesday that the teacher was put on leave last week after a handful of...
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June 05, 2018 - 7:56 am
LONDON (AP) — Ariana Grande says she has been struggling with some symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder following last year's suicide bomb attack at the end of her concert at Manchester Arena. The 24-year-old pop star told British Vogue she does not like to talk about her experiences because...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2017 file photo, Rachel Platten performs on NBC's Today show at Rockefeller Plaza in New York. The singer-songwriter will headline the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on July Fourth. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
June 01, 2018 - 7:58 am
BOSTON (AP) — Singer-songwriter Rachel Platten will headline the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on July Fourth. The 37-year-old is best known for her 2015 hits "Fight Song" and "Stand By You." The show features an all-female lineup including Indigo Girls, Rhiannon Giddens and Broadway legend...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2018 file photo, Neil Portnow arrives at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in New York. Portnow will step down as president and CEO of The Recording Academy and the Grammy Awards next year. The organization announced Thursday, May 31, that Portnow chose not to seek an extension on his current contract, which ends next year. He has led the academy since 2002. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
May 31, 2018 - 1:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Portnow will step down as president and CEO of The Recording Academy and the Grammy Awards next year. The organization announced Thursday that Portnow chose not to "seek an extension on his current contract," which ends next year. He has led the academy since 2002. Portnow was...
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May 31, 2018 - 12:31 pm
LONDON (AP) — Ed Sheeran has been named songwriter of the year at Britain's prestigious Ivor Novello songwriting awards. The inescapable singer won the prize Thursday for his "exceptional body of work" in 2017, including his chart-topping album "Divide." Sheeran's hit "The Shape of You" took the...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, Michael Jackson announces upcoming concerts at the London O2 Arena in London. The estate of Michael Jackson is suing Disney, saying an ABC television special on the singer’s last days infringed on its intellectual property. The estate filed the lawsuit Wednesday against the network and parent company Disney in federal court in Los Angeles. It alleges that last week’s special “The Last Days of Michael Jackson” illegally uses significant and repeated excerpts of his most valuable songs including “Billie Jean,” and “Bad,” substantial excerpts of his music videos including “Thriller” and “Black or White,” and excerpts from a documentary and feature film that belong to the estate. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)
May 30, 2018 - 7:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The estate of Michael Jackson sued ABC and parent company Disney on Wednesday, saying a two-hour documentary on the singer's last days improperly used the King of Pop's songs, music videos and movies. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Los Angeles alleges that last week's...
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Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page speaks out against a planning application, during a planning permission meeting at Kensington Town Hall, in London, Tuesday May 29, 2018. (David Mirzoeff/PA via AP)
May 30, 2018 - 7:29 am
LONDON (AP) — There will be no stairway to basement heaven just yet for British singer Robbie Williams. Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, Williams' next-door neighbor, has persuaded local authorities to postpone a decision on the pop star's plan for an underground gym and swimming pool. Page and...
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May 28, 2018 - 12:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — K-pop has finally hit the top. The South Korean boy band BTS is now the first K-pop group to reach No. 1 on the Billboard top 200. "Love Yourself: Tear" sold 135,000 units for the week ending May 24, as tallied by Nielsen Music. According to Billboard, "Love Yourself: Tear" is also...
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Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias performs on stage in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, May 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
May 27, 2018 - 5:30 pm
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Pop star Enrique Iglesias misses his newborn twins "like crazy." But he says performing for his fans is the next best thing to being home. While the Spanish singer has traditionally kept his personal life private, he and his wife, former tennis player Anna Kournikova, took...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, Michael Jackson announces upcoming concerts at the London O2 Arena in London. The estate of Michael Jackson is objecting to the airing Thursday night of an ABC TV special on the end life of the late King of Pop. The estate said in a statement Wednesday, May 23, 2018, that “The Last Days of Michael Jackson” is not approved by Jackson’s heirs, and will most likely violate their intellectual property rights. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)
May 23, 2018 - 8:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The estate of Michael Jackson is objecting to an ABC TV special on the end of the King of Pop's life, calling it a crass attempt to exploit Jackson without respect for his legacy or children. The estate said in a statement to The Associated Press on Wednesday that "The Last Days...
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