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NEW YORK  | Bruce Springsteen surprises audience at Billy Joel concert

NEW YORK  — Bruce Springsteen propped himself on top of Billy Joel’s piano to sing a duet with The Piano Man, who was celebrating his 100th concert at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night. Joel told the energetic crowd he had a guest coming onstage who has won a Grammy, Oscar and Tony. Springsteen emerged, … Continue reading NEW YORK  | Bruce Springsteen surprises audience at Billy Joel concert

NEW YORK | John Legend, Bruno Mars, Ricky Martin get Emmy nods

NEW YORK — Music stars in competition for Emmys this year include John Legend, Bruno Mars, Sara Bareilles and Ricky Martin. Legend and Bareilles each earned acting nods for their roles in NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert.” Mars, an 11-time Grammy winner, earned a nomination for outstanding music direction for his first TV … Continue reading NEW YORK | John Legend, Bruno Mars, Ricky Martin get Emmy nods

SANTA MONICA, Calif.  | Oscar Robertson wonders: ‘Where are the white athletes?’

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Oscar Robertson commends the off-court activism of today’s NBA players, although the Hall of Famer wonders why more white athletes aren’t speaking out, too. Robertson received the Lifetime Achievement Award from presenters Charles Barkley and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at the NBA Awards on Monday night. Robertson is the career leader in triple-doubles … Continue reading SANTA MONICA, Calif.  | Oscar Robertson wonders: ‘Where are the white athletes?’

Man arrested, accused of stealing McDormand’s Oscar trophy

LOS ANGELES/March 05, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A man was arrested and is accused of stealing Frances McDormand’s Oscars trophy after the Academy Awards on Sunday night, Los Angeles police said. Terry Bryant, 47, was arrested on suspicion of felony grand theft, said Officer Rosario Herrera, a police spokeswoman. “After some brief time apart, Frances and her … Continue reading Man arrested, accused of stealing McDormand’s Oscar trophy

Qatari soccer team plays in UAE amid Gulf diplomatic rift

/February 12, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The eight-month long boycott of Qatar by regional neighbors has been broken by a soccer team. Al Gharafa of Qatar was opening its Asian Champions League campaign on Monday in Abu Dhabi against Al Jazira, the champions of the United Arab Emirates. Rather than taking a short direct flight from Doha … Continue reading Qatari soccer team plays in UAE amid Gulf diplomatic rift

jokes, and selfies with Kobe Bryant, at Oscar nominees lunch

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif/February 06, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Oscar nominees’ luncheon is like an exclusive clubhouse where every member is an outstanding artist and film super-fan. So the production designer of “The Shape of Water” is free to geek out over meeting Mary J. Blige, who herself shared a moment with Gary Oldman. Actress Sally Hawkins embraced … Continue reading jokes, and selfies with Kobe Bryant, at Oscar nominees lunch

Oscars make history, quietly, with transgender nominees

NEW YORK/January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Oscar nods for women and minorities drew many of the headlines in Tuesday’s nominations, but this year’s Academy Awards also mark a breakthrough for transgender filmmakers. Yance Ford, the director of the documentary “Strong Island” and a trans man, became the first transgender filmmaker nominated for an Oscar. His film, … Continue reading Oscars make history, quietly, with transgender nominees

Kobe Bryant may win yet another trophy _ an Oscar

LOS ANGELES/January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Does Kobe Bryant need another trophy? He might get one — at the Oscars. Bryant, the retired Los Angeles Lakers star, was nominated in the animated short category for “Dear Basketball,” based on a poem he wrote in 2015 announcing his impending retirement from basketball. He was nominated along with veteran … Continue reading Kobe Bryant may win yet another trophy _ an Oscar