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Entertainment News: Comscore Announces Official Worldwide Box Office Results for Weekend of March 17, 2019

Comscore is the Trusted Industry Partner of Film Exhibitors and Distributors Across the Globe LOS ANGELES, CA (STL.News) – Comscore today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of March 17, 2019, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement services. As the trusted industry partner for real-time box office reporting, Comscore … Continue reading Entertainment News: Comscore Announces Official Worldwide Box Office Results for Weekend of March 17, 2019

Entertainment News: Superstars Lionel Richie, Shania Twain, Snoop Dogg, More Appear at Keep Memory Alive’s 23rd Annual Power of Love® Gala

Spectacular Night of Philanthropy Raised Funds for Cleveland Clinic Nevada LAS VEGAS, NV (STL.News) – Keep Memory Alive’s 23rd annual Power of Love® gala at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, March 16 brought top artists and cultural icons Shania Twain, Snoop Dogg, Anthony Anderson, NE-YO, Anthony Mackie, Miguel, Leona Lewis, Bernie Williams, John O’Hurley, … Continue reading Entertainment News: Superstars Lionel Richie, Shania Twain, Snoop Dogg, More Appear at Keep Memory Alive’s 23rd Annual Power of Love® Gala

Candicci’s Restaurant in Ballwin, Missouri, Announces Weekend Live Music

Candicci’s Restaurant and Bar Featuring Live Music and Lent Specials for this Upcoming Weekend BALLWIN, MO (STL.News) – Candicci’s Restaurant and Bar located in Ballwin, Missouri has released their live music for this upcoming weekend of Thursday, March 14th to Sunday, March 17th. Thursday, March 14th – Scott and Karl Friday, March 15th – Bryan … Continue reading Candicci’s Restaurant in Ballwin, Missouri, Announces Weekend Live Music

‘Mockingbird’ author compared hometown to Elvis’ Graceland

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee railed against her Alabama hometown for trying to exploit her success in a letter that helps explain later legal battles involving commercialization of her novel. The writer’s bitter assessment of Monroeville came in a three-page letter that is being sold with other items by … Continue reading ‘Mockingbird’ author compared hometown to Elvis’ Graceland

College coaches, others indicted in admissions bribery case

BOSTON (AP) — College coaches and others have been charged in a sweeping admissions bribery case unsealed in federal court. The racketeering conspiracy charges unveiled Tuesday were brought against the coaches at schools including Wake Forest University, Georgetown and the University of Southern California. Authorities say the coaches accepted bribes in exchange for admitting students … Continue reading College coaches, others indicted in admissions bribery case

LOS ANGELES | Chance the Rapper marries longtime girlfriend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chance the Rapper tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend in a star-studded ceremony. The Chicago-based rapper posted several photos of him and Kirsten Corley on his Instagram and Twitter accounts on Monday. He captioned his photos with him sporting a white tuxedo with black pants and her wearing a strapless … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Chance the Rapper marries longtime girlfriend

LOS ANGELES | Drummer Hal Blaine, played on hits of Sinatra, Elvis, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hal Blaine, the Hall of Fame session drummer and virtual one-man soundtrack of the 1960s and ’70s who played on the songs of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and the Beach Boys and laid down one of music’s most memorable opening riffs on the Ronettes’ “Be My Baby,” died Monday. Blaine died … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Drummer Hal Blaine, played on hits of Sinatra, Elvis, dies

Minnesota politician thanks Fox for condemning Jeanine Pirro

NEW YORK(AP) — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar thanked Fox News on Monday for condemning comments made on the network by weekend host Jeanine Pirro centering on the freshman Democrat’s wearing of a traditional Muslim head covering. Fox said it “strongly condemned” Pirro’s Saturday night commentary and said it had addressed the matter with her. Pirro … Continue reading Minnesota politician thanks Fox for condemning Jeanine Pirro

Chicago Symphony musicians on strike in contract dispute

CHICAGO (AP) — Striking musicians at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra are grabbing picket signs instead of piccolos after a lack of progress in contract talks. Musicians walked a picket line Monday in front of Orchestra Hall, a day after an afternoon performance and negotiations that stretched into Sunday evening. They say management is trying to … Continue reading Chicago Symphony musicians on strike in contract dispute

Wonder Woman to the rescue: Gal Gadot takes on Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (AP) — Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot has come to the rescue of a fellow Israeli celebrity in a spat with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Gadot, who typically shies away from politics, is rallying behind Rotem Sela, one of Israel’s top models and TV hosts, who drew fire from Netanyahu for criticizing his fearmongering … Continue reading Wonder Woman to the rescue: Gal Gadot takes on Netanyahu

Indonesian woman freed 2 years after killing of Kim Jong Nam

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — An Indonesian woman held for two years on suspicion of killing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un‘s half brother was freed from custody Monday after Malaysian prosecutors unexpectedly dropped the murder charge against her. Siti Aisyah cried and hugged her Vietnamese co-defendant, Doan Thi Huong, before leaving the courtroom and … Continue reading Indonesian woman freed 2 years after killing of Kim Jong Nam

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia | Indonesian woman freed 2 years after Kim Jong Nam’s VX death

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — An Indonesian woman held for two years on suspicion of killing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother was freed from custody Monday after prosecutors unexpectedly dropped the murder charge against her. Siti Aisyah cried and hugged her Vietnamese co-defendant, Doan Thi Huong, before leaving the courtroom. She told … Continue reading SHAH ALAM, Malaysia | Indonesian woman freed 2 years after Kim Jong Nam’s VX death

MEXICO CITY | Hollywood actresses seek truth at Tijuana migrant shelters

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Actress America Ferrera led a small group of artists on a migrant shelter tour in the Mexican border city of Tijuana, across from San Diego, over the weekend. They dressed in casual clothes, with little to no makeup. They talked with immigration lawyers and shelter managers. They colored pictures with children. … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | Hollywood actresses seek truth at Tijuana migrant shelters

The Latest: Norwegian Refugee Council says 2 missing

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia(AP) — The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 12:30 a.m. The Norwegian Refugee Council says it is “deeply distressed” by the Ethiopian Airlines crash and that two colleagues are missing. A statement says the two staffers had been scheduled to travel on the Sunday morning flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi … Continue reading The Latest: Norwegian Refugee Council says 2 missing

Allred: Tape appears to show R. Kelly sexually abusing girls

NEW YORK (AP)  — A man who said he was cleaning out an old videotape collection found what he thought was a recording of R&B singer R. Kelly in concert, but instead turned out to show a man who appeared to be Kelly sexually abusing girls, he and his attorney said Sunday. The man then … Continue reading Allred: Tape appears to show R. Kelly sexually abusing girls

Williams, Duggan weigh in on US soccer discrimination suit

While Serena Williams admittedly doesn’t follow soccer, the U.S. women’s national team caught her attention with its lawsuit seeking equitable pay. The players accuse the U.S. Soccer Federation of “institutionalized gender discrimination” that includes unequal pay with their counterparts on the men’s national team. At the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, Williams praised … Continue reading Williams, Duggan weigh in on US soccer discrimination suit

LOS ANGELES | Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are engaged

LOS ANGELES (AP) — J-Rod is taking it to the next level — superstar Jennifer Lopez and retired baseball star Alex Rodriguez are engaged. The couple posted an Instagram photo of their hands with a massive engagement ring on Lopez’s ring finger. The former Yankees shortstop captioned his photo with “she said yes” and a … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are engaged

Showtime cancels ‘SMILF’ after reports of on-set misconduct

LOS ANGELES (AP)  — Showtime says the comedy series “SMILF” has been canceled. The announcement Friday comes after a Hollywood Reporter story in December that detailed allegations of abusive on-set behavior and violation of industry rules by the show’s creator and star Frankie Shaw. Shaw denied the allegations, saying she sought a safe and healthy set … Continue reading Showtime cancels ‘SMILF’ after reports of on-set misconduct

O’Rourke documentary provides no hints on possible 2020 run

AUSTIN, Texas  (AP)   — Beto O’Rourke is sitting in his kitchen hours after a closer-than-expected Texas Senate race loss to Ted Cruz, musing about how his campaign brought out the best in thousands of supporters. “Somehow we’ve got to continue that way,” he tells his wife, Amy, who stares into his face without reply. But … Continue reading O’Rourke documentary provides no hints on possible 2020 run

The Latest: Warren defends call for breaking up tech giants

AUSTIN, Texas (AP)  — The Latest on the Democratic contenders for president (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has defended her new call to break up big U.S. technology companies at a major tech conference in Texas. The Democratic presidential candidate appeared Saturday at Austin’s South by Southwest Festival a day after making her … Continue reading The Latest: Warren defends call for breaking up tech giants

R. Kelly: ‘We’re going to straighten all this stuff out’

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly walked out of a Chicago jail on Saturday, shortly after someone paid $161,000 that he owed in back child support. Kelly, who was ordered taken into custody on Wednesday by a judge after Kelly said he didn’t have the entire $161,000 he owed, briefly spoke with reporters, telling them: … Continue reading R. Kelly: ‘We’re going to straighten all this stuff out’

For Jussie Smollett, 1 story equals 16 felony counts

CHICAGO (AP) — A grand jury’s 16-count indictment announced Friday against Jussie Smollett might be the result of prosecutors looking to charge the “Empire” actor for individual lies they contend he told about the night he says he was attacked by two masked men. The reasons are not explained in the indictment, but legal experts say … Continue reading For Jussie Smollett, 1 story equals 16 felony counts

R. Kelly released from jail after payment made

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly walked out of a Chicago jail on Saturday, shortly after someone paid $161,000 that he owed in back child support. Kelly was ordered taken into custody on Wednesday by a judge after he said that he did not have the entire $161,000 he owed in child support. As … Continue reading R. Kelly released from jail after payment made

The Latest: Sanders promises reform to Iowa supporters

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic contenders for president (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Sen. Bernie Sanders has told a packed house in Des Moines that as president his power to reform industries and institutions would be limited, but he’d still fulfill his campaign promises with their support. Sanders said “no president, … Continue reading The Latest: Sanders promises reform to Iowa supporters

Don’t stop the music: Campaign songs tell candidates’ story

When Elizabeth Warren took the stage to launch her presidential run to the strains of Dolly Parton‘s “9 to 5,” the song seemed to sum up the spirit of a candidacy built on giving workers a fairer shake. Only days earlier, fellow Democrat Kamala Harris had exited her own campaign kickoff rally with an equally … Continue reading Don’t stop the music: Campaign songs tell candidates’ story

AUSTIN, Texas | 2020 Democrats flock to trendy SXSW festival in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Here’s an unlikely can’t-miss stop for the 2020 Democratic field: Texas. Starting Saturday, the state will host a slate of Democratic presidential contenders at the trendy and techie South by Southwest Festival in Austin. Texas is an early primary state, but the real draw of SXSW for Democrats is face time … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | 2020 Democrats flock to trendy SXSW festival in Texas

NEW YORK | Carole Bayer Sager to get special honor at Songwriters Hall

NEW YORK (AP) — Carole Bayer Sager will receive the Johnny Mercer Award by the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June. The Oscar- and Grammy-winner, who was inducted into the Songwriters Hall in 1987, will earn the organization’s highest honor on June 13 at its 50th induction ceremony in New York City. Bayer Sager, who … Continue reading NEW YORK | Carole Bayer Sager to get special honor at Songwriters Hall