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In this Wednesday, March 6, 2019 booking photo released by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office is R. Kelly. A Cook County Sheriff's Office official says singer Kelly won't be released from jail until he pays $161,000 in back child support he owes. Sheriff's office spokeswoman Sophia Ansari says Kelly was taken into custody Wednesday during a hearing over the child support and that his next hearing is scheduled for next Wednesday, March 13. (Cook County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
March 06, 2019 - 10:11 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly's day began with a nationally televised broadcast in which he whispered, cried and ranted while pleading with viewers to believe him: He'd never had sex with anyone under 17 and never held anyone against her will. The day ended with a trip to jail after the embattled R&B...
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March 06, 2019 - 9:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lauren Groff's "Florida," a collection of often tumultuous portraits of life in the Sunshine State, has won the $20,000 Story Prize for short fiction. Prize organizers announced Wednesday night that Groff's book had been selected over Jamel Brinkley's "A Lucky Man" and Deborah...
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In this March 5, 2019 photo provided by CBS, R&B singer R. Kelly gestures while making a point during an interview with Gayle King on "CBS This Morning" broadcast. The R&B singer gave his first interview since being charged last month with sexually abusing four females dating back to 1998, including three underage girls. Kelly has pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. (Lazarus Jean-Baptiste/CBS via AP)
March 06, 2019 - 7:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gayle King's composure during an interview with an emotional R. Kelly about the sex abuse charges against the singer likely helped her more than any answers helped him. King proved unflappable as a crying Kelly leaped up in anger. In the excerpt aired on "CBS This Morning" on...
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In this Oct. 1, 2018, photo, moderator Alex Trebek speaks during a gubernatorial debate between Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican Scott Wagner in Hershey, Pa. Jeopardy!" host Trebek says he has been diagnosed with advanced -four pancreatic cancer. In a video posted online Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Trebek said he was announcing his illness directly to "Jeopardy!" fans in keeping with his long-time policy of being "open and transparent." (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
March 06, 2019 - 6:40 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek said he has been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer but intends to fight the disease and keep on working. In a video posted online Wednesday, the 78-year-old said he was announcing his illness directly to "Jeopardy!" fans in keeping with his...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 19, 2017 file photo, chef Mario Batali attends an awards event in New York. The 20-year business partnership between celebrity chef Mario Batali and the Bastianich family of restaurateurs has been dissolved, months after the original timeline for the divestiture and more than a year after several women accused Batali of sexual harassment and assault. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)
March 06, 2019 - 4:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Celebrity chef Mario Batali has given up financial stakes in all his restaurants, severing a 20-year business partnership with restaurateur Joe Bastianich, more than a year after several women accused Batali of sexual harassment and assault. The move announced Wednesday comes months...
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In this Nov. 11, 1996, file photo, "Mad About You" cast members Helen Hunt, from left, Anne Ramsay, Paul Reiser and Reiser's wife Paula laugh at a satiric video made by the show's crew during a private party at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, Calif., to celebrate the NBC television comedy's first 100 episodes. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
March 06, 2019 - 3:20 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul and Jamie Buchman are picking up where they left off 20 years ago on "Mad About You." On-demand service Spectrum Originals said Wednesday a limited series will bring Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser back as the New York City couple. The original series, which aired from 1992 to...
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March 06, 2019 - 1:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Democratic National Committee says it won't pick Fox News to televise one of the upcoming debates being held for its 2020 presidential contenders. The party chairman, Tom Perez, says he's concluded that the network isn't in a position to host a fair and neutral debate. He's...
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March 06, 2019 - 12:00 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Reigning entertainer of the year Jason Aldean will receive the artist of the decade award at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards in April. The ACM announced Wednesday that Aldean will join only five other honorees that have received the award since 1969, including...
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March 06, 2019 - 8:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix has acquired the rights to Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "One Hundred Years of Solitude," one of the most celebrated novels of the 20th century. The streaming company announced Wednesday that it will adapt the 1967 book into a Spanish language series. It will be filmed largely in...
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Kelsea Ballerini, center, is invited to join the Opry by members of Little Big Town at the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)
March 06, 2019 - 5:04 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Kelsea Ballerini got a musical surprise of a lifetime in the middle of a duet with Little Big Town when the vocal group changed up the lyrics to their hit "Girl Crush" to ask Ballerini mid-song if she would join the long-running country music show as a member...
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