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R&B hitmaker R. Kelly due in court for sex abuse sentencing

R. Kelly is being sentenced in a sex trafficking case.
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FILE - In this courtroom sketch, R. Kelly listens as the jury foreperson reads the verdict, Sept. 27, 2021, in New York. R&B legend R. Kelly is entering another phase of his well-publicized downward spiral with a sentencing in a New York City courtroom Wednesday, June 29, 2022, that could put him behind bars for a quarter century or more. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams, File)
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Ratings show Fox News viewers tuning out Jan. 6 hearings

Fox News Channel is airing the Jan. 6 committee hearings when they occur during daytime hours, and ratings show that a striking number of their viewers are tuning it out
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Members of the news media wait for the arrival of Cassidy Hutchinson, former aide to Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol prepares to start a hearing at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. (Sean Thew/Pool via AP)
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R. Kelly timeline: Shining star to convicted sex trafficker

R. Kelly’s musical accomplishments have been accompanied by a long history of allegations that he sexually abused women and children
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FILE - R. Kelly arrives at the Cook County Criminal Court Building, in Chicago, June 13, 2008. R&B legend R. Kelly is entering another phase of his well-publicized downward spiral with a sentencing in a New York City courtroom, Wednesday, June 29, 2022, that could put him behind bars for a quarter century or more. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
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'Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery' to debut at TIFF

“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,” writer-director Rian Johnson’s follow-up to his whodunit hit “Knives Out,” will premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival
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This image released by Lionsgate shows Daniel Craig, from left, Lakeith Stanfield and Noah Segan in a scene from "Knives Out." Craig will return as Detective Benoit Blanc in “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,” writer-director Rian Johnson’s follow-up to his whodunit hit “Knives Out.” It will premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. (Claire Folger/Lionsgate via AP)
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R. Kelly, who used music superstardom to subject young fans to systemic sexual abuse, sentenced to 30 years in prison

R. Kelly, who used music superstardom to subject young fans to systemic sexual abuse, sentenced to 30 years in prison
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Dutch police release 2 Belgians held after jewelry heist

Dutch police have released without charge two Belgians who were arrested on suspicion of involvement in a daring smash and grab jewelry heist at a prestigious art fair
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Essence Fest is back in New Orleans after two-year hiatus

Black culture, in all its glory, will be on display over the 4th of July holiday weekend in New Orleans as thousands converge for the in-person return of the Essence Festival of Culture
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FILE - Singer Janet Jackson performs during the European MTV Awards in Bilbao, Spain, on Nov. 4, 2018. Black culture, in all its glory, will be on display over the 2022 4th of July holiday weekend in New Orleans for the in-person return of the Essence Festival of Culture. Headliners will include Kevin Hart, Nicki Minaj, Janet Jackson, Mickey Guyton and New Edition. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)
June 29

NBA Finals viewership up 24 percent over 2021

The Nielsen company says the NBA Finals series between two stories franchises reached 24% more viewers than the 2021 Finals
June 29
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, center, holds up the Bill Russell Trophy for most valuable player after the Warriors defeated the Boston Celtics in Game 6 to win basketball's NBA Finals championship, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
June 28

Boston's Museum of Fine Arts reaches labor deal with workers

More than 200 employees at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts have ratified a contract that includes better pay and benefits
June 28
FILE - Museum curator Victoria Bunting, center, pickets in front of the Museum of Fine Arts on Nov. 17, 2021, in Boston. More than 200 unionized workers at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts have ratified a contract that includes better pay and benefits, officials said Tuesday, June 28, 2022. The collective bargaining agreement is the first since museum workers voted to join the United Auto Workers Local 2110 in November 2020, the union and management said in a joint statement. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)
June 28

DeBose, Kotsur, Eilish among 397 invited to film Academy

Recent Oscar winners Ariana DeBose, Troy Kotsur and Billie Eilish are among the 397 individuals who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
June 28
This combination of photos shows some of the new members named to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, top row from left, Andrew Ahn, Mariano Barroso, Lori Tan Chinn, Pawo Choyning Dorji, and Robin de Jesús, second row from left, Jamie Dornan, Billie Eilish, Ryusuke Hamaguchi , Jeremy O. Harris, and Gaby Hoffmann, third row from left, Amir Jadidi, Troy Kotsur, Adele Lim, Olga Merediz, and Hidetoshi Nishijima, bottom row from left, Finneas O’Connell, Jesse Plemons, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Anya Taylor-Joy. (AP Photo)
June 28

Police: 2 arrested after armed jewel heist at Dutch art fair

Smartly dressed robbers wielding what appeared to be weapons and a sledgehammer have staged a brazen jewelry heist at an international art fair in the southern Dutch city of Maastricht
June 28
June 28

Woody Allen mulls end of career, talks with Alec Baldwin

Woody Allen told Alec Baldwin during a live interview Tuesday on Instagram that he is mulling ending his movie-making career, saying directing has lost its luster
June 28
Actor Alec Baldwin attends the screening for "Framing John DeLorean" during the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival on April 30, 2019, in New York, left, and filmmaker Woody Allen attends a press conference for the film "Irrational Man," at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, on May 15, 2015. Allen told Alec Baldwin during a live interview Tuesday on Instagram that he is mulling ending his movie-making career, saying directing has lost its luster. (AP Photo)
June 28

Chris Pratt picks military veterans for 'The Terminal List'

Chris Pratt’s respect for people serving in the U_S_ military runs deep, so much so that he uses veterans in his new Amazon series, “The Terminal List.'
June 28
This image released by Amazon Studios shows Chris Pratt in a scene from the series "The Terminal List," premiering July 1. (Amazon Studios via AP)
June 28

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Audible best-sellers for week ending June 24th
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The top 10 books on the Apple Store for week ending 6/19/2022
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The top 10 apps on the Apple Store for week ending 6/26/2022
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Bonnaroo, a leader in green fests, faces climate change risk

Two decades old, the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival strives to create a greener, more energy efficient and less wasteful music experience
June 28
Festivalgoers use the free solar charging station at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on Saturday, June 18, 2022, in Manchester, Tenn. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
June 28

‘Tiger King’ star Doc Antle set to be released on bond

Bond has been set for “Tiger King” star Bhagavan “Doc” Antle on charges he laundered more than half a million dollars
June 28
This image provided by the Horry County Sheriff's Office in Conway, S.C., shows Bhagavan “Doc” Antle, who was arrested by the FBI, Friday, June 3, 2022, on federal money laundering charges. (Horry County Sheriff's Office via AP)
June 28

Britney Spears' ex ordered to trial on stalking charge

A judge has found that there is enough evidence against a man once briefly married to Britney Spears to go to trial for felony stalking
June 28
Jason Allen Alexander, who was once married to Britney Spears, attends an event in Las Vegas, Jan. 31, 2004.
June 28

Marc Jacobs finds his Nietzsche at the NY Public Library

Marc Jacobs’ runway show in the grand, marbled lobby of the New York Public Library came exactly a year after his previous show in the same venue — the first in-person runway show since the pandemic had shut things down for a couple of seasons
June 28
A model walks the runway during the Marc Jacobs Fall 2022 presentation at the New York Public Library on Monday, June 27, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Jocelyn Noveck)
June 28

Ludacris' manager and 2 others shot, 1 fatally, in Georgia

A man was killed and two others injured, including rapper Ludacris' manager.
June 28
FILE - Record producer Chaka Zulu looks through material, created by his artists, to post to YouTube on Sept. 2, 2008, in Atlanta. Zulu, who manages rap star and actor Ludacris, was injured in a parking lot shooting in an upscale neighborhood north of downtown Atlanta on Sunday night, June 26, 2022. A man was killed and another man was also injured in the incident. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
June 28

AP PHOTOS: Crowds celebrate St. Petersburg graduate gala

The Scarlet Sails celebration is a rite of passage both figuratively and literally. Every year, tall ships with glowing red sails make their way down the Neva River in St. Petersburg to honor recent school graduates as they set out on their journey into adulthood. Enormous, happy crowds gathered along the river banks to watch the ships on Friday and Saturday, along with an elaborate fireworks show. The pageant’s colors were augmented by the deep blue glow of the night sky, which never becomes completely dark over the northern city during the summer. Recent graduates flocked from throughout Russia for the celebration, embracing each other, tossing their fellows in the air and clambering onto windowsills and door frames to watch the passing ships. The celebration dates to Soviet times, in 1968, and is rooted in the earlier romantic fantasy novel of the same name by Russian author Aleksandr Green, which was turned into a popular movie in 1961. The book tells the tale of a poor girl...
June 28
People watch a brig with scarlet sails floating on the Neva River during the Scarlet Sails festivities marking school graduation in St. Petersburg, Russia, early Saturday, June 25, 2022. The Scarlet Sails celebration is a rite of passage both figuratively and literally. Every year, tall ships with glowing red sails make their way down the Neva River in St. Petersburg to honor recent school graduates as they set out on the journey into adulthood. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
June 28

Ludacris' manager and 2 others shot, 1 fatally, in Georgia

A man was killed and two others were injured, including rap star Ludacris’ manager, in a parking lot shooting in an upscale neighborhood north of downtown Atlanta on Sunday night
June 28
FILE - Record producer Chaka Zulu looks through material, created by his artists, to post to YouTube on Sept. 2, 2008, in Atlanta. Zulu, who manages rap star and actor Ludacris, was injured in a parking lot shooting in an upscale neighborhood north of downtown Atlanta on Sunday night, June 26, 2022. A man was killed and another man was also injured in the incident. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
June 27

Mary Mara, TV actor for decades, dies in apparent drowning

Television actor Mary Mara has died in an apparently accidental drowning in upstate New York
June 27
June 27

Podcast dramas morph to TV shows in Hollywood reappraisal

Listened to any good television shows lately
June 27
This image released by Wolf Entertainment shows art for the fiction podcast "Dark Woods," with Corey Stoll and Monica Raymund. (Wolf Entertainment via AP)
June 27

MSNBC appoints Alex Wagner as 4-night prime-time anchor

MSNBC says that journalist Alex Wagner will take over Rachel Maddow's prime-time slot four nights a week, beginning in August
June 27
This image released by Showtime shows journalist Alex Wagner from "The Circus: Inside the Wildest Political Show on Earth." MSNBC named Wagner as host of its 9 p.m. weeknight show on the four nights that Rachel Maddow is not working. (Alison Cohen Rosa/Showtime via AP)
June 27

Feds seize websites after probe of pirated Latin music

Federal authorities have seized six websites that prosecutors say were illegally distributing copyrighted music to millions of users
June 27
June 27

No reruns: Committee tries new approach to break through

Many observers expected the Jan. 6 committee hearings would be nothing more than reruns, but they've proven much more
June 27
The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol continues to reveal its findings of a year-long investigation, Thursday, June 23, 2022, at the Capitol in Washington. (Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP)
June 27

Grammy Award-winning songwriter Ken Williams dies at 83

Songwriter Kenneth “Ken” Williams, who wrote or co-wrote hundred of tunes for a vast array of performers, including Donny Hathaway, The Four Tops and Peaches & Herb, including The Main Ingredient’s hit “Everybody Plays the Fool,” has died
June 27
June 27

'Elvis' is king, alone, of box office after final tallies

“Elvis” has won its box-office dance-off with “Top Gun: Maverick.”
June 27
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Austin Butler in a scene from "Elvis." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
June 27

Review: A slice-of-life novel both meaningless and profound

As a freshman, Nina has a crush on her English teacher
June 27
This cover image released by Grand Central Publishing shows "The Most Precious Substance on Earth" by Shashi Bhat. (Grand Central Publishing via AP)
June 27

Review: A hunting trip turns deadly when a blizzard strikes

In “Outside,” four old college friends who haven’t seen each other for a year or more go hunting together on the wild moors of Iceland
June 27
This cover image released by Minotaur shows "Outside" by Ragnar Jonasson. (Minotaur via AP)
June 27

Queen Elizbeth II travels to Scotland for week of events

Queen Elizabeth II has traveled to Scotland and attended a ceremony as part of a week of traditional events
June 27
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is greeted as she attends the Ceremony of the Keys on the forecourt of the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Monday, June 27, 2022, as part of her traditional trip to Scotland for Holyrood week. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)
June 27

Review: 'Elsewhere’ ponders the meaning of motherhood

“Elsewhere,” the new novel from Alexis Schaitkin, transports readers to a mysterious mountain town where mothers occasionally vanish, a fact of life residents call an “affliction.”
June 27
This cover image released by Celadon Books shows "Elsewhere" by Alexis Schaitkin. (Celadon Books via AP)
June 27

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 3-9

Celebrities having birthdays during the week of July 3-9 include drummer Ringo Starr, rapper 50 Cent and “This Is Us” actor Milo Ventimiglia
June 27
Tom Cruise gestures during a press conference to promote his latest movie Top Gun: Maverick in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, June 20, 2022. The movie is to be released in the country on June 22. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 27

Lamar closes Glastonbury with call for women's rights

Rapper Kendrick Lamar has closed this year’s Glastonbury Festival with a powerful headline set that saw him chant “Godspeed for women’s rights” as fake blood poured down his face from a crown of thorns
June 27
Kendrick Lamar performs at the Glastonbury Festival in Worthy Farm, Somerset, England, Sunday, June 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Scott Garfitt)
June 27

Sean 'Diddy' Combs receives lifetime honor at BET Awards

It is the highest honor at the BET Awards.
June 27
Sean "Diddy" Combs arrives at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
June 26
EDS NOTE: OBSCENITY - Janelle Monae gestures a middle finger as she acknowledges the Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
June 26

'Elvis,' 'Top Gun' tie for box-office crown with $30.5M each

The Elvis biopic shook up theaters with an estimated $30.5 million in sales.
June 26
Austin Butler, from left, director Baz Luhrmann, and Tom Hanks pose for photographers upon arrival for the premiere of the film 'Elvis' in London Tuesday, May 31, 2022. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
June 26

Paul McCartney wows Glastonbury with Dave Grohl and The Boss

The former Beatle pulled out all the stops for the 2½-hour concert.
June 26
Paul McCartney performs at Glastonbury Festival in Worthy Farm, Somerset, England, Saturday, June 25, 2022. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
June 26

BET Awards return Sunday with Doja Cat as leading nominee

The BET Awards return Sunday with a live show that could see Doja Cat, Drake and Ari Lennox snag some trophies
June 26
FILE - Doja Cat performs at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on Sunday, April 24, 2022, in Indio, Calif. The BET Awards return Sunday, June 26, with a live show that could see Doja Cat, Drake and Ari Lennox snag some trophies. Doja Cat enters the show as the leading nominee with six. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
June 25

With new owners, Florida Project motel dwellers must leave

Residents at a motel along a tourist strip not far from Walt Disney World that was used as the setting for the 2017 film “The Florida Project” were told that they must vacate on short notice because the complex has been sold to another owner
June 25
June 25

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
June 25
June 25

Mishael Morgan is 1st Black lead winner at Daytime Emmys

Mishael Morgan of “The Young and the Restless” won as lead drama actress, becoming the first Black actor to win in a lead category at the Daytime Emmys
June 25
Nancy Lee Grahn arrives with the words "Reproductive Freedom" on her body and carries a purse with the words "Bans Off Our Bodies" at the 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Friday, June 24, 2022, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
June 24

Muti's legacy: respect composers, reject revisionists

In the twilight of his music directorship of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti candidly outlined his legacy and implored musicians to remember his instruction on Giuseppe Verdi’s operas: use the 19th century scores without altered notes
June 24
Italian conductor Riccardo Muti, 80, rehearses Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera (A masked Ball)" with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Chicago on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. Muti, whose Chicago contract runs through the 2022-23 season, considers himself the descendant of strong Italian conductors reaching back to Arturo Toscanini and Tulio Serafin. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
June 24

Judge makes jury's $10.3M award official in Depp-Heard trial

The judge in the defamation suit also ordered Depp to pay Heard $2 million.
June 24
This combination of photos shows actor Johnny Depp testifying at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., on April 21, 2022, left, and actor Amber Heard testifying in the same courtroom on May 26, 2022. The judge in the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial made a jury's award official Friday with a written order for Heard to pay Depp $10.35 million for damaging his reputation by describing herself as a domestic abuse victim in an op-ed piece she wrote. (AP Photo)
June 24

FBI seizes disputed Basquiat artwork from Florida museum

The FBI raided a Florida art museum and seized more than two dozen paintings.
June 24
The exterior of the Orlando Museum of Art is seen where artist Jean-Michel Basquiat paintings were on display, Thursday, June 2, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. On Friday, June 24, 2022, the FBI raided the art museum and seized more than two dozen paintings attributed to Basquiat following questions about their authenticity. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
June 24

Celebrities react to the Supreme Court's abortion ruling

Celebrities including Viola Davis, Bette Midler and Stephen King reacted with sorrow and frustration after the Supreme Court on Friday voted 5-3 to overturn Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed a woman’s constitutional right to abortion
June 24
This combination of photos shows actor Patricia Arquette at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif., on March 27, 2022, left, actor Viola Davis promoting her book "Finding Me" in New York on April 27, 2022, center, and actor-singer Bette Midler at the WSJ. Magazine 2019 Innovator Awards in New York on Nov. 6, 2019. Arquette, Davis and Midler are among the many celebrities speaking out about the Supreme Court's 5-3 decision overturning Roe v. Wade. (Photos by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
June 24

Dissident artist, rapper sentenced to prison in Cuba

The rapper and artist were both involved with the so-called San Isidro Movement.
June 24
Diplomats from several countries wait outside the court building where a trial is going on for Cuban artists Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara and Maykel Castillo in Havana, Cuba, Monday May 30, 2022. The artists were arrested and imprisoned in connection with alleged public disorder at a community event they hosted in April 2021. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)