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Autopsy: Actor Michael K. Williams died of drug intoxication

New York City's medical examiner says actor Michael K
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FILE - Actor Michael K. Williams poses for a portrait at the Beverly Hilton during the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour, Saturday, July 30, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Williams, 54, died of acute drug intoxication, New York City’s medical examiner said Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. Williams, known for playing Omar Little on “The Wire,” had fentanyl, parafluorofentanyl, heroin and cocaine in his system when he died Sept. 6 in Brooklyn. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
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Harris 'View' interview delayed, hosts positive for COVID-19

A live televised interview with Vice President Kamala Harris was delayed on Friday after two hosts of the “The View” learned they tested positive for COVID-19 moments before she was to join them on the set
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FILE - Vice President Kamala Harris, right, speaks as Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen listens during an event at the Treasury Department in Washington on Sept. 15, 2021. Harris will appear on the daytime talk series "The View" on Friday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
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R. Kelly’s fate now in jury’s hands after weeks of testimony

R. Kelly’s fate is now in a jury’s hands after weeks of lurid testimony in a sexual misconduct trial
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FILE - This photo from Friday May 9, 2008, shows R. Kelly arriving for the first day of jury selection in his child pornography trial at the Cook County Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. On Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, prosecutors in Kelly's sex trafficking trial at Brooklyn Federal Court in New York, played video and audio recordings for the jury they say back up allegations he abused women and girls. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
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School system pulls 2 books with graphic sex from libraries

A northern Virginia school system said it is removing two books from school libraries, including an illustrated memoir that contains explicit illustrations of sexual encounters involving children
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Former ABC News executive says Chris Cuomo harassed her

A veteran TV news executive says CNN anchor Chris Cuomo sexually harassed her by squeezing her buttocks at a party in 2005
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FILE - This May 15, 2019 file photo shows CNN news anchor Chris Cuomo at the WarnerMedia Upfront in New York. Shelley Ross, a veteran TV news executive, said in an opinion piece in the New York Times that CNN anchor Chris Cuomo sexually harassed her by squeezing her buttocks at a party in 2005. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
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Elon Musk, singer Grimes 'semi-separated' after three years

Elon Musk and singer Grimes have ended their romantic relationship after three years
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FILE - Grimes, left, and Elon Musk attend The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala in New York on May 7, 2018. The Tesla and SpaceX founder tells the New York Post that he and the Canadian singer are “semi-separated.” But he says they remain on good terms, she still lives at his house in California and they continue to raise their 1-year-old son together. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
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Dutch court jails 'incorrigible' thief over 2 museum heists

A 59-year-old man, described as an “incorrigible and calculating criminal” has been convicted of stealing a painting by Vincent van Gogh and another by Frans Hals from two Dutch museums last year
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FILE- In this Monday March 30, 2020, file photo, the exterior of the Singer Museum is seen in Laren, Netherlands. A 59-year-old man, described as an “incorrigible and calculating criminal” was convicted Friday of stealing a painting by Vincent van Gogh and another by Frans Hals from two Dutch museums last year and sentenced to the maximum eight years in prison. The man, whose identity was not released in line with Dutch privacy rules, was found guilty of snatching the Van Gogh painting “The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring 1884” from the Singer Laren museum east of Amsterdam and “Two Laughing Boys” by Frans Hals that was stolen from the Museum Hofje van Mevrouw van Aerden in Leerdam, 60 kilometers (about 35 miles) south of Amsterdam, , the Central Netherlands Court said in a statement. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
September 24

New head of Time's Up pledges openness after Cuomo scandal

Almost four years ago, Time's Up was formed by high-profile Hollywood women, aiming to ‘clean house’ regarding sexual harassment in the entertainment industry and beyond
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Coen premieres a stark 'Macbeth,' with Denzel and McDormand

Joel Coen, in his first solo outing as a filmmaker, premiered a strikingly stark, black-and-white adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” with Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand, at the New York Film Festival on Friday
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This image released by Apple shows Denzel Washington, left, and Frances McDormand in a scene from “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” premiering at the New York Film Festival. (Alison Rosa/Apple via AP)
September 24

National Book Awards ceremony will again be held online

For the second straight year, the National Book Awards ceremony will be held online
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This combination of photos shows eight of the ten nominees on the National Book Awards’ fiction longlist, top row from left, Anthony Doerr's “Cloud Cuckoo Land," Lauren Groff's “Matrix," Laird Hunt's “Zorrie,” Robert Jones, Jr.'s “The Prophets,” bottom row from left, Katie Kitamura's “Intimacies,” Elizabeth McCracken's “The Souvenir Museum," Jason Mott's “Hell of a Book," and Richard Powers' “Bewilderment." (Scribner/Riverhead/Bloomsbury/G.P. Putnam's Sons/Riverhead/Ecco/Dutton/W.W. Norton via AP)
September 24

Meghan and Harry visit with students at a Harlem school

Meghan and Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have made an appearance at a Harlem public school
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry pose for pictures after visiting the observation desk in One World Trade in New York, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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R. Kelly’s fate now in a jury’s hands after weeks of lurid testimony in sex trafficking trial

R. Kelly’s fate now in a jury’s hands after weeks of lurid testimony in sex trafficking trial
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'BMF' series explores climb of '80s drug kingpin 'Big Meech'

For years, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson kept hearing about two drug kingpin brothers who were embraced by hip-hop culture
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This image released by Starz shows Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory Jr., left and Da'Vinchi from the series "BMF" (Black Mafia Family), premiering Sunday on Starz. (Gari Askew/Starz via AP)
September 24

Vatican Museums, Uffizi team up to confirm a Raphael is real

Two of the world’s most important art museums, the Vatican Museums and the Uffizi Galleries, are joining forces for the first time to inaugurate a small exhibit of rarely seen works by Rafael and Fra Bartolomeo
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A woman admires, from left, a black and white preparatory cartoon for the St. Peter painting, by Fra Bartolomeo, 1513, the oil on wood painting of St. Peter, by Raffaello, 1517-1518, the oil on wood painting of St. Paul, by Fra Bartolomeo, 1513, and it's black and white preparatory cartoon, by Fra Bartolomeo, 1513-1514, during a press preview of the "St.Peter and St.Paul by Fra Bartolomeo and Raffaello" exhibition, at the Vatican Museums, at the Vatican, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. The two restored paintings, started by Fra Bartolomeo and finished by Raffaello after his death, that have been kept in the Papal Apartments, unseen by the public for decades, and the two cartoons by Far Bartolomeo, coming from Forence's Uffizi Museum, will be on display from Sept. 25, 2021 to Jan. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
September 24

Saint Laurent becomes latest fashion house to go fur free

French luxury house Saint Laurent will go completely fur free in its collections from next year, its parent company Kering says
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X Ambassadors push boundaries with new multimedia project

To say “The Beautiful Liar,” the third, full-length album from X Ambassadors, has a lot going on would be a little bit of an understatement
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FILE - Adam Levin, from left, Sam Harris, and Casey Harris, of X Ambassadors, appear at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 24, 2019. The band's latest album "The Beautiful Liar," released Friday. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
September 24

Muti extends to 2022-23 as Chicago Symphony music director

Conductor Riccardo Muti has extended his contract as music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra by one year through the 2022-23 season
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2018 file photo, Italian Maestro Riccardo Muti conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra during the traditional New Year's concert at the golden hall of Vienna's Musikverein, Austria. Muti has extended his contract as music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra by one year through the 2022-23 season. The 80-year-old Italian became music director of the CSO in 2010, succeeding Daniel Barenboim. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak File)
September 24

Sotomayor's picture book 'Just Help!' coming in January

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is continuing her successful side career as an author with a picture book about giving to others
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September 23

Bad Bunny tops Billboard Latin Music Awards with 10 trophies

Bad Bunny is the champion of the Billboard Latin Music Awards, taking home artist of the year honors and a whopping 10 trophies
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Karol G arrives at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, at the Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
September 23

Q&A: Nick Cannon on talk show, overcoming backlash last year

Nick Cannon almost quit his lucrative TV host and producer career after facing heavy scrutiny for his anti-Semitic comments last year
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Talk show host Nick Cannon poses for a portrait on the set of "Nick Cannon" at Metropolitan Studios in New York on Sept. 16, 2021. His nationally syndicated daytime talk show premieres Sept. 27 on Fox Television Stations. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
September 23

For one night, TV comics focus their shows on climate change

Have you heard the one about climate change
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This combination of photos shows from left, James Corden, host of "The Late Late Show with James Corden" on Sept. 14, 2021, Stephen Colbert, host of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on July 11, 2016, and Seth Meyers, host of "The Late Show with Seth Meyers." Eight of television's late-night comics focused much of their shows on the issue of climate change. (CBS/CBS/NBC via AP)
September 23

Tom Felton of 'Harry Potter' fame collapses at Ryder Cup

British actor Tom Felton is getting treatment in a Wisconsin hospital after collapsing at the Ryder Cup
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Actor Tom Felton is helped after collapsing on the 18th hole during a practice day at the Ryder Cup at the Whistling Straits Golf Course Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, in Sheboygan, Wis. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
September 23

R. Kelly jury asked to make him 'pay' or not fall for 'lies'

A prosecutor in closing arguments at the sex-trafficking trial of R. Kelly has asked jurors to make the R&B superstar “pay” for his alleged sex crimes
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In this courtroom sketch, R. Kelly, center, sits with his defense attorneys Thomas Farinella, top, and Nicole Blank Becker during the first day of his defense in his sex trafficking case, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)
September 23

Investigators hope for new leads in Boston museum robbery

The chief investigator for a Boston museum still working to recover $500 million worth of art stolen in 1990 says he's hoping for new leads to emerge following the death of a key figure in the case
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FILE - In this March 11, 2010 file photo, empty frames from which thieves took "Storm on the Sea of Galilee," left background, by Rembrandt and "The Concert," right foreground, by Vermeer, remain on display at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. The paintings were among more than a dozen works stolen from the museum March 21, 1990, in what is considered the largest art theft in history. The chief investigator for a Boston museum still working to recover $500 million worth of art stolen in 1990 said Thursday that he was hoping for new leads to emerge following the death of a key figure in the case. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)
September 23

US court revives suit against Facebook over TV host's image

A federal appeals court has revived a Philadelphia newscaster’s lawsuit against Facebook over the unauthorized use of her image in advertisements for dating sites and sex-related products that ran on the site
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Ancient tablet acquired by Hobby Lobby going back to Iraq

It was looted from an Iraqi museum 30 years ago, Now, a 3,500-year-old clay tablet discovered in the ruins of the library of an ancient Middle Eastern king is finally headed back to Iraq
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This undated image provided by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s office of public affairs shows a 3,500-year-old artifact, known as the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet. The tablet contains a portion of the Epic of Gilgamesh, considered one of the earliest surviving works of notable literature. (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP)
September 23

A blurred movie year comes into focus at New York Film Fest

A movie year of fits-and-starts, delays and reversals has sometimes been difficult to track
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This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Milena Smit, foreground left, and Penélope Cruz in a scene from Pedro Almodovar’s "Parellel Mothers." (Iglesias Más/Sony Pictures Classics via AP)
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Home that inspired 'The Conjuring' movie for sale for $1.2M

The purportedly haunted Rhode Island farmhouse where the spooky happenings that inspired the 2013 horror movie “The Conjuring” occurred has hit the market for the scary price of $1.2 million
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BTS on performing as special presidential envoys at UN, hopes for future concerts

BTS' Jungkook: "Still hard to believe that we did a speech and a performance."
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Korean musical sensation BTS sat down for an exclusive interview with ABC News' Juju Chang after the band's U.N. General Assembly speech and performance on Sept. 22, 2021.
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'Notting Hill,' 'The Duke' director Roger Michell dies at 65

British director Roger Michell has died at age 65
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FILE - This June 7, 2017 file photo shows Roger Michell in London. Roger Michell, the British stage, television and film director whose movies include the hit romcom “Notting Hill,” has died. He was 65. Michell’s family announced his death on Wednesday Sept. 22, 2021 in a statement on Thursday. (Ian West/PA via AP, File)
September 23

Review: In 'Dear Evan Hansen,' a Broadway hit ages poorly

The journey from stage to screen, so often a perilous one, has been particularly bumpy for “Dear Evan Hansen.”
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This mage released by Universal Pictures shows Colton Ryan, left, and Ben Platt in a scene from "Dear Evan Hansen." (Erika Doss/Universal Pictures via AP)
September 23

Emporio Armani celebrates 40 years during Milan Fashion Week

Giorgio Armani has celebrated 40 years of his Emporio Armani line with a retrospective show at his Silos museum and a collection for youthful dressers that brimmed with colorful optimism
September 23
Models wear creations for the Emporio Armani Spring Summer 2022 collection during Milan Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
September 23

Tyra Banks, Kevin Hart set for Black entrepreneurship event

Shaquille O’Neal, Tyra Banks and Kevin Hart are among the celebrities taking part in a live-streamed special intended to boost Black-owned businesses
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Commander Craig: 007 star made honorary Royal Navy officer

James Bond star Daniel Craig has been made an honorary Commander in the Royal Navy
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 3, 2020 file photo, Daniel Craig attends the opening night of the "In Character: Daniel Craig," film series at the Museum of Modern Art, in New York. Britain’s Royal Navy said Thursday Sept. 23, 2021, that James Bond star Daniel Craig has been made an honorary commander in the service — the same rank held by the fictional secret agent. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
September 23

Tonys: Broadway hopes to razzle-dazzle its way out pandemic

Broadway is in need of a boost these days so it has smartly called on one of its most beloved, award-winning stage veterans for help — Audra McDonald
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Leslie Odom Jr. presents an award at the 72nd annual Tony Awards in New York on June 10, 2018, left, and Audra McDonald presents an award at the 73rd annual Tony Awards in New York on June 9, 2019. Producers of the Tony Awards telecast announced Monday that McDonald will host the award ceremony on Sept. 26, followed by a two-hour celebration of Broadway's return, hosted by Odom. The bulk of the Tonys will only be accessible to Paramount+ customers while Odom's special, which will award the three top awards: best play, best play revival and best musical, will air on CBS. (AP Photo)
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Met season to open with first-ever opera by Black composer

The Met Opera’s season opens on Monday, and for the first time in its 138-year history it will perform an opera by a Black composer
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This Sept. 17, 2021 image released by the Metropolitan Opera shows, from left, Latonia Moore as Billie, Walter Russell III as Char'es-Baby and Will Liverman as Charles during a rehearsal for Terence Blanchard's "Fire Shut Up in My Bones," opening the Metropolitan Opera season on Sept. 27. (Ken Howard/Met Opera via AP)
September 23

Harry, Meghan visit NYC sites, including Sept. 11 memorial

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, got a hawk’s-eye view of New York City with a visit to the rebuilt World Trade Center’s signature tower
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry pose for pictures after visiting the observatory in One World Trade in New York, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex got a hawk's-eye view of New York City with a visit to the rebuilt World Trade Center's signature tower. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 23

Robert Gentile, linked to Gardner Museum art theft, dies

Robert Gentile, a mobster who for years denied suspicions from authorities that he knew anything about artwork stolen in a 1990 museum heist, has died
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Under Taliban, thriving Afghan music scene heads to silence

A month after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, the music is going quiet. The last time the militant group ruled the country, in the late 1990s, it outright banned music. So far this time, the government set up by the Taliban hasn’t taken that step officially. But already, musicians are afraid a ban will come, and some Taliban fighters on the ground have started enforcing rules on their own, harassing musicians and music venues. Many wedding halls are limiting music at their gatherings. Musicians are afraid to perform. At least one reported that Taliban fighters at one of the many checkpoints around the capital smashed his instrument. Drivers silence their radios whenever they see a Taliban checkpoint. In the alleys of Kharabat, a neighborhood in Kabul’s Old City, families where music is a profession passed through generations are looking for ways to leave the country. The profession was already hit hard by Afghanistan’s foundering economy, along with the coronavirus...
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Mayim Bialik's 'Jeopardy!' goal: maintaining its integrity

Mayim Bialik knew she’d be busy around this time of year, but not this busy
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This image released by Jeopardy! shows Mayim Bialik hosting the game show series "Jeopardy!," on Aug. 24, 2021. (Carol Kaelson/Jeopardy! via AP)
September 22

Brandi Carlile, Sturgill Simpson win top Americana awards

Musical multi-hyphenate Brandi Carlile has another trophy for her shelf as she won artist of the year at the 2021 Americana Honors and Awards show
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Brandi Carlile accepts the artist of the year award at the Americana Honors & Awards show Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
September 22

Library devoted to Japan novelist Murakami to open in Tokyo

A library devoted to Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami’s writings, scrapbooks and record collection opens next week in Tokyo for research, cultural exchange and a gathering spot for his fans
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A journalist visits the university's new international house of literature as known as The Haruki Murakami Library" at Waseda University Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021 in Tokyo. The new literary center opening next month on the university campus is no ordinary kind. It's designed by renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and featuring the world of Murakami and his works. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
September 22

Britney Spears court filing says conservatorship should end

Britney Spears said in a court filing that she agrees with her father that the conservatorship that has controlled her life and money for 13 years should be terminated
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FILE - This combination photo shows Jamie Spears, left, father of Britney Spears, as he leaves the Stanley Mosk Courthouse on Oct. 24, 2012, in Los Angeles and Britney Spears at the Clive Davis and The Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala on Feb. 11, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Britney Spears' father has filed to end the court conservatorship that has controlled the singer's life and money for 13 years. James Spears filed his petition to end the conservatorship in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/File)
September 22

Melvin Van Peebles, godfather of Black cinema, dies at 89

Melvin Van Peebles, a Broadway playwright, musician and movie director whose work ushered in the “blaxploitation” films of the 1970s, has died
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FILE - Mario Van Peebles, from left and Melvin Van Peebles arrive at the screening of "The Producers" at the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival Opening Night at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. Melvin Van Peebles, a Broadway playwright, musician and movie director whose work ushered in the “blaxploitation” films of the 1970s, has died at age 89. His family said in a statement that Van Peebles died Tuesday night, Sept. 21, 2021, at his home. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
September 22

R. Kelly's rules protected him, prosecutors in sex trial say

Closing arguments have begun in the sex trafficking trial of R&B singer R. Kelly
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FILE - This photo from Friday May 9, 2008, shows R. Kelly arriving for the first day of jury selection in his child pornography trial at the Cook County Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. On Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, prosecutors in Kelly's sex trafficking trial at Brooklyn Federal Court in New York, played video and audio recordings for the jury they say back up allegations he abused women and girls. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
September 22

Johnny Depp: "Not one of you" is safe with "cancel culture"

Taking center stage in a prestigious Spanish film festival to receive a top career award, actor Johnny Depp presented himself as a victim of the “cancel culture” that, he said, has spread across the cinema industry
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US actor Johny Deep after a photocall at the 69th San Sebastian Film Festival, in San Sebastian, northern Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. Johny Depp will be receiving on the night Donostia Award for his contribution to the cinema. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
September 22

Johnny Depp: 'Not one of you' is safe with 'cancel culture'

Taking center stage in a prestigious Spanish film festival to receive a top career award, actor Johnny Depp presented himself as a victim of the “cancel culture” that, he said, has spread across the cinema industry
September 22
US actor Johny Deep after a photocall at the 69th San Sebastian Film Festival, in San Sebastian, northern Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. Johny Depp will be receiving on the night Donostia Award for his contribution to the cinema. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)