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FILE - This June 13, 2008 file photo shows R&B singer R. Kelly, arriving at 3the Cook County Criminal Court Building in Chicago. R. Kelly, the R&B star who has been trailed for decades by allegations that he violated underage girls and women and held some as virtual slaves, was charged Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, with aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17.. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
February 15, 2019 - 12:43 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney Gloria Allred tells The Associated Press she has contacted law enforcement about concerns one of her clients may be the person in a VHS tape recently given to Chicago prosecutors that purportedly shows R&B star R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl. The Los Angeles-...
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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 - 9:00 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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Designer Michael Kors, center, is joined by model Patti Hansen and Barry Manilow on stage after his collection was modeled during Fashion Week in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 15, 2019 - 8:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Fashion Week has ended in New York, leaving a trail of sequins and feathers, worn-out stilettos and blisters and traffic jams. But sometimes, fashion feels good: there were some moments of genuine, happy emotion. Here are a few feel-good moments of the week: __ BARRY IN THE HOUSE No...
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February 15, 2019 - 5:43 am
LONDON (AP) — Prize-winning novelist Andrea Levy has died after suffering from cancer in recent years. She was 62. Georgina Moore of Tinder Press said Levy died Thursday after having been "ill for some time." Levy was best known for her novel "Small Island" about the Windrush generation of...
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A little female polar bear watches the camera after its first examination by the animal doctors at the zoo in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The still unnamed bear was born Dec. 1, 2018 at the zoo. (Steffen Freiling/Berlin Zoo via AP)
February 15, 2019 - 3:39 am
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin's Tierpark zoo says its latest baby polar bear is "a perky, strong girl." Keepers and vets were able to separate the 11-week old bear from mother Tonja for the first time to conduct a medical checkup, during which they also determined the cub's sex. The zoo said Friday that the...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Chicago police say they're interviewing two "persons of interest" who surveillance photos show were in the downtown area where Smollett says he was attacked last month. A police spokesman said Thursday the two men aren't considered suspects but may have been in the area at the time Smollett says he was attacked. Smollett says two masked men shouted racial and homophobic slurs before beating him and putting a rope around his neck on Jan. 29. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
February 14, 2019 - 8:11 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police said Thursday night that local media reports that the attack against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was a hoax are unconfirmed. The reports surfaced as detectives were questioning two "persons of interest" who were captured on surveillance cameras in the area of...
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FILE - This June 13, 2008 file photo shows R&B singer R. Kelly, arriving at 3the Cook County Criminal Court Building in Chicago. R. Kelly, the R&B star who has been trailed for decades by allegations that he violated underage girls and women and held some as virtual slaves, was charged Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, with aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17.. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
February 14, 2019 - 8:11 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti said Thursday that he has given Chicago prosecutors new video evidence of R&B star R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl. Avenatti said the video is not the same evidence used in Kelly's 2008 trial, when he was acquitted on child pornography charges...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2018 file photo, Jussie Smollett, a cast member in the TV series "Empire," attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation afterparty in New York. Smollett is expressing anger over being attacked outside his Chicago apartment last month. Smollett, who plays a musician on the Fox Network's ''Empire'' talked about his ordeal during an interview with ABC News' Robin Roberts to be broadcast Thursday on "Good Morning America." He alleges he was the victim of an attack on Jan. 29 by two masked men who shouted racial and homophobic slurs at him. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
February 14, 2019 - 7:31 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack on 'Empire' cast member Jussie Smollett (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says local media reports that the attack against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was a hoax are unconfirmed. The reports surfaced as investigators...
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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 - 7:28 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 - In this May 7, 2011 file photo, Mystikal performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. The Louisiana rapper who's been in custody for nearly 1½ years on a rape charge, is now free on bond. KTBS-TV reports that the artist, whose real name is Michael Tyler, was released Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, from the Caddo Correctional Center under a $3 million bond. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
February 14, 2019 - 7:12 pm
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Mystikal, a Louisiana rapper who had been in custody for nearly 1½ years on a rape charge, has been released on a $3 million bond. The artist, whose real name is Michael Tyler, was freed Wednesday from a Shreveport area correctional complex, local news outlets report. Tyler,...
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