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Motown songwriter-producer Lamont Dozier dead at 81

He was the middle name of the celebrated Holland-Dozier-Holland team.
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FILE - Songwriter/producer Lamont Dozier appears at the 40th Annual Grammy Awards in New York on Feb. 25, 1998. Dozier, of the celebrated Holland-Dozier-Holland team that wrote and produced “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Heat Wave” and dozens of other hits and helped make Motown an essential record company of the 1960s and beyond, has died at age 81. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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Lamont Dozier, who helped write and produce such Motown classics as 'Heat Wave' and 'You Can't Hurry Love,' has died

Lamont Dozier, who helped write and produce such Motown classics as 'Heat Wave' and 'You Can't Hurry Love,' has died
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Ezra Miller charged with felony burglary in Vermont

Actor Ezra Miller has been charged with felony burglary in Vermont, the latest in a string of incidents involving the embattled star of “The Flash.”
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FILE - Ezra Miller attends the 15th annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund event at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York, Nov. 5, 2018. According to a report from the Vermont State Police on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, Miller has been charged with felony burglary in Stamford, Vt., the latest in a string of recent incidents involving the embattled star of “The Flash.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
August 09

Olivia Newton-John, who played Sandy in 'Grease,' dies at 73

Olivia Newton-John, the superstar singer who was everyone’s favorite Sandy in “Grease,” has died
August 09
FILE - Actress and singer Olivia Newton-John attends the 2018 G'Day USA Los Angeles Gala in Los Angeles on Jan. 27, 2018. Newton-John, a longtime resident of Australia whose sales topped 100 million albums, died Monday at her southern California ranch, John Easterling, her husband, wrote on Instagram and Facebook. She was 73. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 09

Japanese media reports say fashion designer Issey Miyake, reputed for his signature pleats, has died at age 84

Japanese media reports say fashion designer Issey Miyake, reputed for his signature pleats, has died at age 84
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August 09

Rapper Fetty Wap jailed after alleged FaceTime death threat

Rapper Fetty Wap has been jailed after, prosecutors say, he threatened to kill a man during a FaceTime call in 2021, violating the terms of his pretrial release in a pending federal drug conspiracy case
August 09
FILE - Fetty Wap appears at the MTV Video Music Awards in Newark, N.J. on Aug. 26, 2019. Fetty Wap, whose real name is Willie Maxwell, has been jailed after prosecutors say he threatened to kill a man during a FaceTime call in 2021, violating the terms of his pretrial release in a pending federal drug conspiracy case. U.S. Magistrate Judge Steven Locke, acting on a request from prosecutors, revoked Maxwell’s bond and sent him to jail following a hearing in federal court on Long Island. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
August 08

Motown stars celebrate completion of museum expansion phases

Motown legends Smokey Robinson, Otis Williams and Martha Reeves were among those who celebrated the completion of the first two phases of the Motown Museum's expansion
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Cambodian ambassador: Looted artworks are 'souls' of culture

Cambodia’s ambassador to the United States says the return of 30 antiquities to his country by U.S. law enforcement is like a returning of the souls of Cambodia's culture
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Some of the Cambodian antiquities recovered by the United States Attorney's Office are displayed during a news conference in New York, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. Officials were announcing the repatriation of 30 antiquities to Cambodia that had been illegally trafficked. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
August 08

Cambodian ambassador: Looted artworks are 'souls' of culture

Cambodia’s ambassador to the United States says the return of 30 antiquities to his country by U.S. law enforcement is like a returning of the souls of Cambodia's culture
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Some of the Cambodian antiquities recovered by the United States Attorney's Office are displayed during a news conference in New York, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. Officials were announcing the repatriation of 30 antiquities to Cambodia that had been illegally trafficked. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
August 08

David McCullough, Pulitzer-winning historian, dies at 89

David McCullough was among the most popular, influential historians of his time.
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FILE - Writer and historian David McCullough appears at his Martha's Vineyard home in West Tisbury, Mass., on May 12, 2001. McCullough, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose lovingly crafted narratives on subjects ranging from the Brooklyn Bridge to Presidents John Adams and Harry Truman made him among the most popular and influential historians of his time, died Sunday in Hingham, Massachusetts. He was 89. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
August 08

Olivia Newton-John dies at age 73

She was a symbol for hope by "sharing her journey with breast cancer."
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In this Sept. 10, 2010, file photo, Olivia Newton John poses for a portrait during the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada.
August 08

Filmmaker Lars von Trier diagnosed with Parkinson’s

Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier, known for films like “Melancholia” and “Dancer in the Dark,” has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, his production company Zentropa said Monday
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FILE - Director Lars von Trier appears at the premiere of the film "The House That Jack Built" at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, on May 14, 2018. Von Trier, known for films like “Melancholia” and “Dancer in the Dark,” has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, his production company Zentropa said Monday. The company said it released the information in order to avoid speculation about his health leading up to the premiere of his series “The Kingdom Exodus” at the Venice Film Festival next month. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)
August 08

Olivia Newton-John, who sang 'Physical' and played Sandy in 'Grease,' has died, her husband says on Facebook, Instagram

Olivia Newton-John, who sang 'Physical' and played Sandy in 'Grease,' has died, her husband says on Facebook, Instagram
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August 08

Review: Slick crime novel 'Heat 2' revisits a classic movie

Remember the crime movie “Heat” with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro
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This image released by William Morrow shows "Heat 2" by Michael Mann and Meg Gardiner. (William Morrow via AP)
August 08

David McCullough, the Pulitzer-winning historian who wrote about John Adams and the Brooklyn Bridge, has died at age 89

David McCullough, the Pulitzer-winning historian who wrote about John Adams and the Brooklyn Bridge, has died at age 89
August 08
August 08

Nicki Minaj to get Video Vanguard Award at MTV Awards

Nicki Minaj will receive the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Awards later this month, joining such previous winning music luminaries as Madonna, Janet Jackson, LL Cool J, Jennifer Lopez and Missy Elliott
August 08
FILE - Nicki Minaj poses in the press room with her award for best hip-hop video for "Chun-Li" at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York on Aug. 20, 2018. Minaj will receive the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Awards later this month. Minaj, who has won five MTV trophies for such hits as “Anaconda,” “Chun-Li” and “Hot Girl Summer,” will get the award and perform at the ceremony on Aug. 28 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
August 08

Polish Auschwitz survivor, novelist Zofia Posmysz dies at 98

Zofia Posmysz, a Polish World War II-era resistance fighter who survived the Auschwitz and Ravensbrück concentration camps and who later became a journalist and novelist, has died at 98
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FILE - Zofia Posmysz, a 96-year-old Polish Catholic woman who survived the Nazi German concentration camps of Auschwitz and Ravensbrueck, poses at her home in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Posmysz, who later became a journalist and author of the novels including “The Passenger,” died Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, according to the Auschwitz-Birkenau state memorial museum. She was 98. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)
August 08

Review: A hero struggles with a mystery readers can solve

In “Do No Harm,” retired FBI agent Lucas Page, a genius with the unique ability to identify patterns in vast amounts of data, concludes that a large number of physicians who have died recently were actually murdered
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This image released by Minotaur shows "Do No Harm" by Robert Pobi. (Minotaur via AP)
August 08

Nicki Minaj to get Video Vanguard Award at MTV Awards

Nicki Minaj will receive the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Awards later this month, joining such previous winning music luminaries as Madonna, Janet Jackson, LL Cool J, Jennifer Lopez and Missy Elliott
August 08
FILE - Nicki Minaj poses in the press room with her award for best hip-hop video for "Chun-Li" at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York on Aug. 20, 2018. Minaj will receive the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Awards later this month. Minaj, who has won five MTV trophies for such hits as “Anaconda,” “Chun-Li” and “Hot Girl Summer,” will get the award and perform at the ceremony on Aug. 28 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
August 08

Review: Rough-start novel with redemptive, touching finish

Mika Suzuki is a directionless, 35-year-old Japanese woman with a big secret: She gave her daughter up for adoption at 19
August 08
This image released by William Morrow shows "Mike in Real Life" by Emiko Jean. (William Morrow via AP)
August 08

Review: Fake pregnancy transforms lonely salarywoman’s life

Shibata-san is tired of cleaning up after the men in her office
August 08
This image released by Viking shows "Diary of a Void" by Emi Yagi. (Viking via AP)
August 08

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 14-20

Celebrities having birthdays during the week of Aug. 14-20 include actor-musician Steve Martin, cartoonist Gary Larson who draws “The Far Side” and actor Halle Berry
August 08
This combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from Aug. 14-20 shows David Crosby, from left, Jennifer Lawrence, Madonna, Kelvin Mercer, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Matthew Perry and Robert Plant. (AP Photo)
August 07

UK museum agrees to return looted Benin Bronzes to Nigeria

"The evidence is very clear that these objects were acquired through force."
August 07
This handout photo provided by Horniman Museum and Gardens shows a brass plaque depicting a war chief and a royal military priest carrying a leather gift box. London's Horniman Museum and Gardens announced Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022 that it had agreed to return a collection of Benin Bronzes looted in the late 19th century from what is now Nigeria. (Horniman Museum and Gardens via AP)
August 07

Brad Pitt's 'Bullet Train' pulls into station with $30.1M

The last big movie of Hollywood’s summer recovery landed in theaters.
August 07
This image released by Sony Pictures shows Bad Bunny, left, and Brad Pitt in a scene from "Bullet Train." (Scott Garfield/Sony Pictures via AP)
August 07

Hitler's watch sells at Maryland auction for $1.1 million

A Maryland auction house has sold a wristwatch that belonged to Adolf Hitler.
August 07
August 07

Anne Heche in hospital, 'stable' after fiery car crash

Fire took nearly 60 firefighters more than an hour to put out, the LAFD said.
August 07
FILE - Anne Heche arrives at the premiere of "The Tender Bar" on Dec. 12, 2021, at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Heche was in the hospital Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, following an accident in which her car smashed into a house and flames erupted, a representative for the actor told People magazine. The representative, who was not identified, told the magazine that Heche was in stable condition a day after Friday's accident. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
August 06

Antitrust trial puts book publishing industry in the dock

The Justice Department’s legal effort to block the merger of book publishing giants Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster is more than just a showcase for the Biden administration’s tougher approach to corporate consolidation
August 06
FILE - Author Stephen King arrives at federal court before testifying for the Department of Justice as it bids to block the proposed merger of two of the world's biggest publishers, Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster, Aug. 2, 2022, in Washington. Through the first week of trial, top publishing executives at Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster and elsewhere, along with agents and such authors as Stephen King have shared opinions, relived disappointments and revealed numbers they otherwise would have preferred to discuss privately or confide on background with reporters. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
August 06

Judith Durham, Australia's folk music icon, dies at 79

Judith Durham, Australia’s folk music icon who achieved global fame as the lead singer of The Seekers, has died
August 06
Seekers lead singer Judith Durham with fellow band member and guitarist Athol Guy attends at media conference in Melbourne, Australia on Sept. 10, 2013. Lead singer of The Seekers, Durham, has died aged 79 in Melbourne, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022 after suffering complications from a long-standing lung disease, her management said. (Julian Smith/AAP Image via AP)
August 05

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
August 05
August 05

How Alex Jones' bombastic behavior impacts him in court

Far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones bulled through the first trial that could decimate his personal fortune and media empire in his usual way
August 05
August 05

Review: 'Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2' is bigger, not better

Calvin Harris’ last star-studded funk album in 2017 sported several hits but left listeners wanting more
August 05
This cover image released by Columbia Records shows “Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2” by Calvin Harris. (Columbia Records via AP)
August 05

Review: 'Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2' is bigger, not better

Calvin Harris’ last star-studded funk album in 2017 sported several hits but left listeners wanting more
August 05
This cover image released by Columbia Records shows “Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2” by Calvin Harris. (Columbia Records via AP)
August 05

Sam Gooden, founding member of The Impressions, has died

Sam Gooden, one of the founding members of the Chicago soul group The Impressions and a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, has died
August 05
FILE - Sam Gooden of The Impressions performs during The Message in the Music concert in conjunction with the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington on Aug. 25, 2011. Gooden, one of the original members of the Chicago soul group, and a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, died on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, according to his daughter Gina Griffin. He was 87. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, File)
August 05

Lady A postpones tour as Charles Kelley focuses on sobriety

Grammy-winning country trio Lady A is postponing its tour this year as band member Charles Kelley focuses on sobriety
August 05
FILE - Charles Kelley, from left, Hillary Scott, and Dave Haywood of Lady A perform during CMA Fest 2022 in Nashville, Tenn., on June 12, 2022. Grammy-winning country trio Lady A are postponing their tour this year to as band member Charles Kelley focuses on sobriety. The band was due to start their tour in August in Nashville. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
August 05

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar
August 05
August 05

Banksy painting sprayed in West Bank resurfaces in Tel Aviv

A long-lost painting by the British graffiti artist Banksy has resurfaced.
August 05
A painting by the secretive British graffiti artist Banksy that was mysteriously transferred from the occupied West Bank is revealed in Urban Gallery in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. The painting of a slingshot-toting rat once stood near Israel's separation barrier and was one of several works created in 2007 that protest Israel's decades-long occupation of territories the Palestinians want for a future state. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
August 04

Efforts fail to save historic Alaska theater from demolition

Demolition is scheduled to begin this week on a once-opulent downtown Anchorage movie theater designed by the architect of Hollywood’s famed Pantages Theater
August 04
** HOLD FOR STORY ** Fencing surrounds the 4th Avenue Theatre in Anchorage, Alaska, on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. Demolition will begin in August 2022 on the once-opulent downtown Anchorage movie theater designed by the architect of Hollywood's famed Pantages Theatre. The 4th Avenue Theatre with nearly 1,000 seats opened in 1947, and it withstood the second most powerful earthquake ever recorded. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
August 04

New voice Drury set as NBC opens 10th Premier League season

Peter Drury’s voice has been synonymous with the Premier League for over 20 years
August 04
FILE - Manchester City players celebrate with trophy after winning the 2022 English Premier League title at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, on May 22, 2022. NBC celebrates a milestone this weekend when it begins its 10th season of covering the Premier League. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson, File)
August 04

New voice Drury set as NBC opens 10th Premier League season

Peter Drury’s voice has been synonymous with the Premier League for over 20 years
August 04
FILE - Manchester City players celebrate with trophy after winning the 2022 English Premier League title at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, on May 22, 2022. NBC celebrates a milestone this weekend when it begins its 10th season of covering the Premier League. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson, File)
August 04

Alyssa Farah Griffin, Ana Navarro join 'The View' as cohosts

Alyssa Farah Griffin, a former Trump administration spokeswoman who broke from her old boss in 2020, will be the conservative voice on the daytime talk show “The View.”
August 04
This combination of images shows Alyssa Farah Griffin, left, and Ana Navarro, newly named co-hosts for "The View." (Jeff Lipsky/ABC via AP)
August 04

Judge: Kevin Spacey must pay $30M to 'House of Cards' makers

A Los Angeles judge has ruled that Kevin Spacey and his production companies must pay the makers of “House of Cards” nearly $31 million because of losses brought on by his firing for the sexual harassment of crew members
August 04
FILE - Actor Kevin Spacey arrives at the Old Bailey, in London, on July 14, 2022. A judge on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, ruled that Spacey and his production companies must pay the makers of “House of Cards” nearly $31 million because of losses brought on by his 2017 firing for the sexual harassment of crew members (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
August 04

Judge: Kevin Spacey must pay $30M to 'House of Cards' makers

A Los Angeles judge has ruled that Kevin Spacey and his production companies must pay the makers of “House of Cards” nearly $31 million because of losses brought on by his firing for the sexual harassment of crew members
August 04
FILE - Actor Kevin Spacey arrives at the Old Bailey, in London, on July 14, 2022. A judge on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, ruled that Spacey and his production companies must pay the makers of “House of Cards” nearly $31 million because of losses brought on by his 2017 firing for the sexual harassment of crew members (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
August 04

CEO of publishing giant defends deal challenged by US gov't

The head of publishing titan Penguin Random House is defending his company’s deal to acquire rival Simon & Schuster against the government’s claim it would thwart competition
August 04
FILE - Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle attends the 2018 PEN Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on May 22, 2018, in New York. Dohle on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, defended his company’s deal to acquire rival Simon & Schuster against the government’s claim it would thwart competition. But he acknowledged that the merger would buttress his company’s position as the biggest U.S. publisher by expanding its market share. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
August 04

'Chicago' to welcome trans actor Angelica Ross as Roxie Hart

“Pose” star Angelica Ross is set to make her Broadway debut in the musical “Chicago” this fall, becoming the first openly transgender actor to play the murderous vixen Roxie Hart
August 04
FILE - Angelica Ross appears at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 11, 2021. Ross is set to make her Broadway debut in the musical “Chicago” this fall, becoming the first openly transgender actor to play the murderous vixen Roxie Hart. Ross, whose credits also include “American Horror Story: 1984,” will start an eight-week run beginning Sept. 12 at the Ambassador Theatre. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 04

Lawyer confident Mystikal will be cleared on rape charge

The attorney who represented Mystikal on rape and kidnapping charges that were dropped in late 2020 said Thursday that he is once more representing the 51-year-old rapper — and is confident that he will again be cleared
August 04
FILE - Rapper Mystikal performs during the Legends of Southern Hip Hop Tour at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, March 19, 2016. The attorney who represented Mystikal on rape and kidnapping charges that were dropped in late 2020 said Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, that he is once more representing the 51-year-old rapper, and is confident that he will again be cleared. (Photo by Robb D. Cohen/Invision/AP, File)
August 04

Review: ‘Easter Sunday' is a loving ode to Filipino culture

There's plenty that's familiar about “Easter Sunday," in which a boisterous extended clan gathers for a holiday celebration, exposing fault lines and feuds and launching all sorts of subplots
August 04
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Jo Koy, center, in "Easter Sunday." (Ed Araquel/Universal Pictures via AP)
August 04

'The View' takes flight with behind-the-scenes drone production

Drones can do a lot these days, but this 3-minute piece pushed the limits.
August 04
"The View" and Xizmo Media created a continuous three-minute drone shoot to explore behind-the scenes of a live show before airing.
August 04

Keanu Reeves takes rare TV role in historical thriller

Keanu Reeves will star in a TV adaptation of “The Devil in the White City.”
August 04
FILE - Keanu Reeves appears at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Feb. 9, 2020. Reeves will star in a TV adaptation of “The Devil in the White City.” The nonfiction thriller about ambition, a killer and the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago was written by Erik Larson. The Hulu streaming service says that Reeves will portray Daniel H. Burnham, an architect who helped design the fair. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
August 04

Prosecutors await forensic analysis in Alec Baldwin shooting

A New Mexico prosecutor says her office will decide whether criminal charges will be filed in the fatal film-set shooting of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin once the investigation is complete
August 04
FILE - Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies speaks during a news conference in Santa Fe, N.M., Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. Carmack-Altwies says her office will decide whether criminal charges will be filed in the fatal film-set shooting of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin once the investigation is complete. In a statement issued Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, Carmack-Altwies said that her office has received only portions of the investigation from the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton, File)
August 04

Jo Koy's 'Easter Sunday' puts Filipinos front and center

For a comedy, Jo Koy's new movie “Easter Sunday” had a lot of waterworks
August 04
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Lydia Gaston, left, and Jo Koy in "Easter Sunday." (Ed Araquel/Universal Pictures via AP)