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January 23

Jimmie Rodgers, singer of 'Honeycomb' and other hits, dies

The singer who recorded the hits “Honeycomb,” “Kisses Sweet Than Wine” and many other popular songs during the 1950s and 60s has died
January 23
January 23

Screenwriter Walter Bernstein dies at 101

Screenwriter Walter Bernstein has died
January 23
January 23

Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87

Larry King has died at age 87 after a half-century in broadcasting that included interviews with presidents, movie stars and ordinary Joes
January 23
Flowers lie on the Hollywood Walk of Fame star of the late broadcasting giant Larry King, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Los Angeles. King, the host of "Larry King Live" on CNN for over 25 years, died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 87. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
January 23

'Barney Miller,' 'Sanford and Son' actor Gregory Sierra dies

Gregory Sierra had memorable roles in “Barney Miller" and “Sanford and Son.”
January 23
January 23

From presidents to faded stars, all welcomed by Larry King

Larry King seemed like a throwback to a different age in media and show biz even during the height of his career hosting a nightly talk show on CNN
January 23
FILE - In this Dec. 12, 1997 file photo, Tina Sinatra, center, and Nancy Sinatra, right, daughters of the singer Frank Sinatra, joke around on CNN's Los Angeles set of "Larry King Live" as host Larry King makes preparations. King, who interviewed presidents, movie stars and ordinary Joes during a half-century in broadcasting, has died at age 87. Ora Media, the studio and network he co-founded, tweeted that King died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Susan Sterner)
January 23

Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87

Larry King has died at age 87 after a half-century in broadcasting that included interviews with presidents, movie stars and ordinary Joes
January 23
FILE - This April 1, 2013 file photo shows talk show host Larry King attends a season-opening baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants in Los Angeles. King, who interviewed presidents, movie stars and ordinary Joes during a half-century in broadcasting, has died at age 87. Ora Media, the studio and network he co-founded, tweeted that King died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
January 23

Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton praise and mourn Larry King

Celebrities and interview subjects, from Bill Clinton to Oprah Winfrey, are mourning the death of Larry King
January 23
January 23

Larry King, television's everyman interviewer of the famous and obscure, dies at 87, according to network he co-founded

Larry King, television's everyman interviewer of the famous and obscure, dies at 87, according to network he co-founded
January 23
January 23

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
January 23
January 22

'Baba Yaga' introduces with a virtual reality movie premiere

Daisy Ridley and Jennifer Hudson went to a movie premiere together last week
January 22
This image released by Baobab Studios shows avatars representing Jennifer Hudson, left, and Daisy Ridley at the VR premiere of their short film "Baba Yaga." It’s being called the first ever VR movie premiere. And consumers can experience the premiere space and the film now through Oculus Quest.(Baobab Studios via AP)
January 22

NBC to shut down NBC Sports Network at end of 2021

NBC will shut down the NBC Sports Network at the end of the year
January 22
FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2017, file photo, Peter Bevacqua, then CEO of the PGA of America, speaks during a news conference at the PGA Championship golf tournament at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C. NBC will shut down the NBC Sports Network at the end of the year. NBC Sports Chairman Bevacqua announced the move Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in an internal memo to staff. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
January 22

David Ng named executive editor of The Providence Journal

The former top editor of The New York Daily News has been tapped as the next executive editor of The Providence Journal
January 22
January 22

Tom Brokaw says he's retiring from NBC News after 55 years

Former “Nightly News” anchor Tom Brokaw says he is retiring from NBC News after working at the network for 55 years
January 22
FILE - "NBC Nightly News" anchor Tom Brokaw delivers his closing remarks during his final broadcast, in New York on Dec. 1, 2004. Brokaw says he is retiring from NBC News after working at the network for 55 years. The author of "The Greatest Generation" is now 80 years old and his television appearances have been limited in recent years as he fought cancer. He says he will continue writing books and articles. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 22

Tony Award-winning choreographer Bob Avian dies at 83

Bob Avian, a Tony Award-winning choreographer who had a role in some of the most beloved and influential shows on Broadway, including “Dreamgirls,” “A Chorus Line,” “Follies” and “Miss Saigon,” has died
January 22
FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2006 file photo, Tony Award-winning choreographer Bob Avian poses in front of the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, home of the revival of " A Chorus Line," in New York. Avian died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 of cardiac arrest at Holy Cross Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, He was 83. (AP Photo/Shiho Fukada, File)
January 22

A family on the edge of society in ‘Acasa, My Home’

Just outside of Bucharest, a family with nine children called the lands around an abandoned water reservoir and landfill home
January 22
This image released by Zeitgeist Films shows a scene from"Acasa, My Home." (Zeitgeist Films/Kino Lorber via AP)
January 22

'Our Friend' is an opportunity for a good cry — if wanted

Production on the film “Our Friend” starring Jason Segel, Casey Affleck and Dakota Johnson wrapped before the pandemic but it makes sense if the movie — about a woman dying of cancer — strikes an emotional chord with viewers
January 22
This image released by Gravitas Ventures shows Casey Affleck, left, and Jason Segel in a scene from "Our Friend." (Claire Folger/Gravitas Ventures via AP)
January 22

2 films offer 2 tales ahead of Wuhan lockdown anniversary

Two new films about Wuhan have been released on the eve of the anniversary of the 76-day lockdown in the central Chinese city where the coronavirus was first detected
January 22
Chinese artist and political activist Ai Weiwei, speaking from Lisbon, Portugal, is seen on a screen during a virtual news conference at the Foreign Corespondents' Club of Japan in Tokyo Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Ai said that his latest documentary “Coronation” has been refused to be exhibited at major film festivals and online TV platforms due to its sensitivity. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)
January 22

Bond film 'No Time to Die' delayed again because of virus

Producers of the forthcoming James Bond thriller “No Time to Die” say the film’s release has been delayed again, until the fall of 2021, because of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic
January 22
FILE - In this Thursday, Apriil 25, 2019 file photo, actor Daniel Craig poses for photographers during the photo call of the latest installment of the James Bond film franchise, in Oracabessa, Jamaica. Producers of the forthcoming James Bond thriller say the film's release has been delayed again, until the fall of 2021, because of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The official 007 Twitter account said late Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 that the 25th installment in the franchise will now open on Oct. 8. (AP Photo/Leo Hudson, File)
January 22

With new album, Epik High endures in South Korea music scene

Popular South Korean hip-hop trio Epik High was working on a song called “End of the World” before the pandemic hit last year
January 22
FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2013, file photo, South Korean alternative hip-hop group Epik High poses for photographers as they arrive on the red carpet ahead of the 27th Golden Disk Awards at Sepang International Circuit in Sepang, Malaysia. Popular South Korean hip-hop trio Epik High was working on a song called “End of the World” before the pandemic hit in 2020. Now, the band's frontman Tablo says, “I wish that this song is not relevant.” (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin, File)
January 22

Dave Chappelle tests positive for COVID-19; shows canceled

Dave Chappelle has tested positive for the coronavirus and his upcoming comedy shows have been canceled
January 22
January 21

'Your Land'? Some Native Americans question inaugural song

Native Americans celebrated as Joe Biden revoked a pipeline permit and halted border wall construction on his first day as president
January 21
FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2021, file photo, Jennifer Lopez performs during President Joe Biden’s inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Some tribal members complained about the mishmash of songs sung by Lopez that included lyrics from “This Land is your Land.” (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File)
January 21

CNN, MSNBC viewers flip for Biden; Fox audience slumps

CNN and MSNBC, whose political talk lineups are most popular with fans of President Joe Biden, significantly increased their audiences for his inaugural compared with four years ago when Donald Trump took the oath of office
January 21
People watch a TV screen showing a news report about U.S. President Joe Biden's inauguration, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. The sign reads "New leadership." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
January 21

Dustin Diamond undergoing chemotherapy treatments for cancer

Original “Saved by the Bell” star Dustin Diamond has begun undergoing chemotherapy treatments after being diagnosed with cancer, according to his representative
January 21
FILE - In this May 29, 2015, file photo, television actor Dustin Diamond, center, leaves court in Port Washington, Wis., after being convicted of two misdemeanors stemming from a barroom fight on Christmas Day 2014. Diamond is undergoing chemotherapy treatments after being diagnosed with cancer, according to his representative. Diamond, best known for playing Screech on the hit ’90s sitcom, was hospitalized earlier this month in Florida. Last week, his team disclosed he did have cancer. (AP Photo/Dana Ferguson, File)
January 21

Singer Randy Parton, Dolly Parton's brother, dies at 67

Country star Dolly Parton says her brother and singing partner Randy Parton has died of cancer
January 21
January 21

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS FOR WEEK ENDING 1/16/2021
January 21
January 21

Natiruts, Marley, Aparicio sing for unity of the Americas

Brazilian reggae band Natiruts, Jamaican musician Ziggy Marley and Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio hope a trilingual song causes the people of the Americas to unite in a more fair and loving world
January 21
This image released by Sony Music Brazil shows cover art for the single for “America Vibra,” a trilingual song featuring Ziggy Marley and the Academy-Award nominated actress Yalitza Aparicio. (Sony Music Brazil via AP)
January 21

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USA Today Best-Selling Books for the week ending: Jan. 17, 2021
January 21
January 21

Virus scuttles Glastonbury Festival for second straight year

Britain’s Glastonbury music festival has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic for the second year in a row
January 21
FILE - In this Friday, June 24, 2011 file photo, the crowd at Glastonbury Music Festival clap their hands above their heads as they watch Chipmunk on stage, Glastonbury, England. Britain’s Glastonbury music festival has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic for the second year in a row, organizers Michael Eavis and Emily Eavis said Thursday Jan. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)
January 21

Who really had the album of the year? Emily Lazar did.

While album of the year nominees at the 2021 Grammys include Taylor Swift, Coldplay and Post Malone, the real victor is Emily Lazar
January 21
Mastering engineer Emily Lazar poses for a portrait in New York on Dec. 28, 2020. Lazar is nominated three times in the album of the year category thanks to her work on albums from HAIM, Coldplay and Jacob Collier. The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards will be held on March 14. (Photo by Matt Licari/Invision/AP)
January 21

Organists offer soundtrack to jabs at medieval UK cathedral

David Halls isn’t a doctor, nurse or ambulance driver, but he wanted to contribute in the fight against COVID-19
January 21
People recieve their Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination inside Salisbury Cathedral in Salisbury, England, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Salisbury Cathedral opened its doors for the second time as a venue for the Sarum South Primary Care Network COVID-19 Local Vaccination Service. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
January 21

Hollywood returns: Gaga, J. Lo headline Biden inauguration

Stars ranging from Lady Gaga to Bruce Springsteen have capped a star-studded inauguration for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris
January 21
Country singer Garth Brooks sings "Amazing Grace" during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol for President Joe Biden in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)
January 20

Smooth Psaki shows new tone in first Biden press briefing

President Joe Biden's press secretary Jen Psaki has held her first press briefing, and it was a sedate affair — even boring at times
January 20
White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 20

Comfort TV viewing gives ratings boost to football, dramas

An unprecedented impeachment hearing failed to keep TV viewers from settling back into familiar habits last week
January 20
FILE - Tampa Bay Buccaneers inside linebacker Devin White (45) sacks Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) during the second half of an NFL football game in Tampa, Fla., in this Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, file photo. Rodgers had his worst game of the season in Green Bay’s 38-10 loss at Tampa Bay Back on Oct. 18, as he threw two game-changing interceptions and completed less than half his pass attempts. Rodgers gets a chance to make amends for that performance Sunday when the top-seeded Packers host the Bucs in the NFC championship game. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken, File)
January 20

No-go for Joe Exotic: Trump pardon list omits 'Tiger King'

“Tiger King” Joe Exotic's name is missing from President Donald Trump’s flurry of pardons
January 20
FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2013, file photo, Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also known as Joe Exotic, is seen at the zoo he used to run in Wynnewood, Okla. A federal judge in Oklahoma has ordered the new owners of the Oklahoma zoo featured in Netflix's "Tiger King" documentary to turn over all the lion and tiger cubs in their possession, along with the animals' mothers, to the federal government. U.S. District Judge John F. Heil III issued the order last week in the case against Jeffrey and Lauren Lowe and the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park based on claimed violations of the Endangered Species Act and the Animal Welfare Act. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
January 20

Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman: 'Even as we grieved, we grew.'

Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman summoned images dire and triumphant Wednesday as she called out to the world “even as we grieved, we grew” in her poem “The Hill We Climb.”
January 20
American poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)
January 20

Review: In 'The White Tiger,' an epic for modern-day India

Ramin Bahrani's “The White Tiger” is the kind of widescreen epic of class struggle about an ambitious, cunning climber that has long been a rich domain of movies
January 20
This image released by Netflix shows ​Rajkummar Rao, from left, Priyanka Chopra and Adarsh Gourav ​in a scene from "The White Tiger." (Tejinder Singh Khamkha​/Netflix via AP)
January 20

Lawyer says ex-royal staff will shed light on Meghan letter

A lawyer for the publisher of the Daily Mail newspaper says the Duchess of Sussex had no reasonable expectation of privacy for a letter she sent to her estranged father after her marriage to Prince Harry
January 20
FILE - In this Monday, March 9, 2020 file photo, Britain's Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex leaves after attending the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London. A lawyer for the publisher of the Daily Mail newspaper said Wednesday Jan. 20, 2021, that the Duchess of Sussex had no reasonable expectation of privacy for a letter she sent her estranged father. The former Meghan Markle is suing publisher Associated Newspapers for invasion of privacy and copyright infringement over five February 2019 articles in the Mail on Sunday and on the MailOnline website that published portions of a handwritten letter to her father, Thomas Markle, after her marriage to Britain’s Prince Harry in 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
January 20

Review: A showdown at the border in ‘No Man’s Land’

Border tensions are boiled down to the microcosm of two families in “No Man’s Land,” an independent thriller written by and starring Jake Allyn and directed by his brother Conor
January 20
This image released by IFC Films shows, from second left, George Lopez, Frank Grillo, Andie McDowell and Jake Allyn in a scene from "No Man's Land." (IFC FIlms via AP)
January 20

Comforting rituals show in media's depiction of inauguration

After Air Force One took Donald Trump out of Washington, an unusual Inauguration Day quickly felt more traditional, even comforting, for people watching at home
January 20
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. Trump is en route to his Mar-a-Lago Florida Resort. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
January 20

Rape charges denied by lawyer for '70s Show' actor Masterson

An attorney for “That ’70s Show” actor Danny Masterson has pleaded not guilty on his behalf in a Los Angeles court to the rapes of three women in the early 2000s
January 20
FILE - Danny Masterson appears at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. on June 7, 2017. An attorney for Masterson has pleaded not guilty on his behalf in a Los Angeles court to the rapes of three women in the early 2000s. Attorney Tom Mesereau entered the plea for the 44-year-old actor, who was not in court, to three charges of rape by force or fear. Masterson has been free on bond since his arrest in June. Prosecutors allege that he raped a 23-year-old woman sometime in 2001, a 28-year-old woman in April of 2003, and a 23-year-old woman between October and December of 2003, all at his Hollywood Hills home. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)
January 20

Trump pardons ex-strategist Steve Bannon, dozens of others

President Donald Trump has pardoned former chief strategist Steve Bannon as part of a late flurry of clemency action benefiting nearly 150 people, including rap stars and former members of Congress
January 20
FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump's former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, speaks with reporters in New York after pleading not guilty to charges that he ripped off donors to an online fundraising scheme to build a southern border wall. Trump is expected to pardon Bannon, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, as part of a flurry of last-minute clemency action that appears to be still in flux in the last hours of his presidency. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, File)
January 20

Lil Wayne, Kodak Black get clemency; Joe Exotic does not

When President Donald Trump pardoned or commuted the sentences of more than 140 people in a last-minute clemency flurry the list included two rappers, Lil Wayne and Kodak Black
January 20
This combination of images shows Lil Wayne performing during Hot 97's "Busta Rhymes & Friends: Hot For The Holidays" in Newark, N.J. on Sept. 13, 2016, left, and Kodak Black at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. on Aug. 27, 2017. President Donald Trump pardoned or commuted the sentences of more than 140 people in a last-minute clemency flurry after midnight on Wednesday, a list that included rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black. (AP Photo)
January 20

Music stars slam UK's 'shameful' failure on EU touring rules

Dozens of U.K. music stars including Elton John, Ed Sheeran and conductor Simon Rattle say musicians have been “shamefully failed” by the British government, which has left them facing post-Brexit restrictions on touring in the European Union
January 20
FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Elton John performs "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" nominated for the award for best original song from "Rocketman" at the Oscars, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Dozens of U.K. music stars including Elton John, Ed Sheeran and conductor Simon Rattle on Wednesday Jan. 20, 2021, say musicians have been “shamefully failed” by the British government, which has left them facing post-Brexit restrictions on touring in the European Union. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
January 20

Review: Moon Taxi, a cab simply not worth hailing anymore

Moon Taxi have a new album with a dozen songs, but Associated Press critic Mark Kennedy says you may be forgiven for losing track of them
January 20
This cover image released by BMG shows "Silver Dream" by Moon Taxi. (BMG via AP)
January 20

Italian police find stolen copy of Leonardo 'Salvator Mundi'

Italian police have recovered a copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s 16th century “Salvator Mundi” painting of Jesus Christ that was stolen from a Naples church without the priests even realizing it was gone
January 20
Italian police officers stand by a copy of the “Salvator Mundi” (Savior of the World) by Leonardo da Vinci, in Naples, Italy, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Italian police have recovered a copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s 16th century “Salvator Mundi” painting of Jesus Christ that was stolen from a Naples church without the priests even realizing it was gone. The discovery was made over the weekend when Naples police working on a bigger operation found the painting hidden in an apartment. Police chief Alfredo Fabbrocini said the owner offered a “less than credible” explanation that he had “casually” bought it at a small market. (Italian Police via AP)
January 20

How Netflix helped 'The White Tiger' movie become a reality

Aravind Adiga's novel “The White Tiger” about a driver in India who rises to become a successful businessman despite the stratified caste system was an international bestseller and critical darling
January 20
This image released by Netflix shows ​Adarsh Gourav ​as ​Balram​ ​in a scene from "The White Tiger." (Tejinder Singh Khamkha​/Netflix via AP)
January 20

An inauguration unlike any other amid a pandemic, unrest

Inauguration Day for President-elect Joe Biden will look unlike anything the nation has seen before as the scars of COVID-19 and the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol turn the West Front into a virtual ghost town compared to years past
January 20
Final preparations are made ahead of the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 20

From Gaga to Garth, Miranda to Moreno: Celebs join inaugural

The inaugural celebration will be pared down, distanced, much of it virtual
January 20
FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, file photo, Tom Hanks arrives at the People's Choice Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Hanks will host a 90-minute primetime TV special celebrating the inauguration of Joe Biden as president of the United States. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
January 19

Washington, Malek and Leto face off in ‘The Little Things’

The new crime drama “The Little Things” brings together a group of acting heavyweights and unlikely bedfellows in Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto
January 19
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Rami Malek, from left, Jared Leto and Denzel Washington in a scene from "The Little Things." (Nicola Goode/Warner Bros Pictures via AP)
January 19

Two Fox News political executives out after Arizona call

Two of Fox News Channel's top news executives involved in the controversial — but correct — election night call of Arizona for Democrat Joe Biden are out at the network
January 19