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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2018 file photo, a flower rests near a memorial to a victim of the Station nightclub fire following in West Warwick, R.I. The Feb. 20, 2003, fire that killed 100 and injured more than 200 others, started when pyrotechnics for the rock band Great White set fire to flammable foam installed as soundproofing. The site of the fire is now a memorial park. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
February 20, 2019 - 10:54 am
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is marking the 16th anniversary of a nightclub fire that killed 100 people and injured more than 200. The Feb. 20, 2003, fire was started when pyrotechnics for the rock band Great White ignited flammable soundproofing foam on the walls of The Station nightclub...
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In this photo taken on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, performers record a music video calling for a peaceful election, at a golf resort outside of Kano, northern Nigeria. Faced with an election that could spiral into violence, some in the popular Hausa-language film industry known as Kannywood assembled this week to shoot an urgent music video appealing to the country for peace. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
February 20, 2019 - 4:31 am
KANO, Nigeria (AP) — As emergencies go, it has a catchy tune. Faced with a Nigerian election that could spiral into violence, some in the popular film industry known as Kannywood gathered this week to shoot an urgent music video appealing for peace. On an impromptu set outside the northern city of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2018 file photo, Lady Gaga arrives at the American Cinematheque Award ceremony honoring Bradley Cooper in Beverly Hills, Calif. Lady Gaga and her fiance, talent agent Christian Carino, have split up. A representative for the singer-actress confirmed the news on Tuesday. No more details were provided. Lady Gaga, 32, and Carino, 49, began dating in 2017. She was previously engaged to actor Taylor Kinney. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
February 19, 2019 - 4:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga and her fiance, talent agent Christian Carino, have split up. A representative for the singer-actress confirmed the news to The Associated Press on Tuesday. No more details were provided. Gaga, 32, and Carino, 49, began dating in 2017. Gaga was previously engaged to actor...
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This Feb. 13, 2019 photo shows actress Regina King, nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actress for her role in "If Beale Street Could Talk," posing for a portrait at Sofitel in New York. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
February 15, 2019 - 10:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Regina King says it feels "extra-special" to be nominated for her first Academy Award. King scored a best supporting actress nomination for her portrayal of a devoted mother in Barry Jenkins' "If Beale Street Could Talk." The role has already won her honors at the Golden Globe and...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018 file photo, Alfonso Ribeiro arrives at the Disney/ABC 2018 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Ribeiro has been denied a copyright for the “Carlton” dance, which he’s suing two videogame makers over. The denial from the U.S. Copyright Office was revealed Wednesday in a motion to dismiss Ribeiro’s lawsuit against Take-Two Interactive, the makers of 2K Sports, which Ribeiro says illegally makes use of the dance. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
February 14, 2019 - 8:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro has been denied a copyright for the "Carlton" dance, which he's suing two videogame makers over. The denial from the U.S. Copyright Office was revealed Wednesday in a motion to dismiss Ribeiro's lawsuit against Take-Two...
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FILE - This Feb. 1, 1993 file photo shows Pop superstar Michael Jackson performing during the halftime show at the Super Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. A stage musical about Jackson will now skip making its debut in Chicago and instead open Broadway in summer 2020. Producers said Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, that “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” will no longer have pre-Broadway performances this fall in Chicago, blaming a recent Actors’ Equity strike over compensation for developmental labs. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, file)
February 14, 2019 - 5:07 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A stage musical about Michael Jackson will skip making its debut in Chicago and instead open on Broadway in summer 2020. Producers said Thursday that "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" will no longer have pre-Broadway performances this fall in Chicago, blaming a recent Actors' Equity...
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Winston Duke, left, and Logan Browning announce nominations for the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards during TV One's Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
February 13, 2019 - 2:38 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Coming off a big night at the Grammys, Donald Glover and his alter-ego Childish Gambino were nominated Wednesday for five NAACP Image Awards. Glover is nominated for his acting and directing on "Atlanta." The FX show itself is nominated for best comedy series. On the music...
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Alicia Keys, left, kisses Michelle Obama at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
February 13, 2019 - 7:26 am
PHOENIX (AP) — It appears Michelle Obama received a reality check from her mom following her appearance at the Grammys. The former first lady took to Instagram Wednesday to share a text exchange with mom Marian Robinson. Obama had received a standing ovation opening Sunday's awards show with Alicia...
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The Christian Cowan collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 13, 2019 - 12:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Cowan was finding it hard to stand still backstage after his high-energy show on Tuesday, practically jumping up and down in place. The British designer, at 23 already a favorite of celebs like Lady Gaga and rapper Cardi B, presented a new collection that harked back to...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019 file photo Katy Perry arrives at MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Dolly Parton in Los Angeles. Perry’s fashion line has pulled two types of shoes after some people compared them to blackface. The Ora Face Block Heel and Rue Face Slip-On Loafers were released last summer in nine different colors. They included protruding eyes, nose and red lips. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
February 12, 2019 - 11:09 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Katy Perry's fashion line has pulled two types of shoes after some people compared them to blackface. The Ora Face Block Heel and Rue Face Slip-On Loafers were released last summer in nine different colors. They included protruding eyes, nose and red lips. In a statement released...
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