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On 'Heaux Tales,' Jazmine Sullivan lets the stories unfold

It took time for Jazmine Sullivan to get past writer’s block and finish the songs that make up “Heaux Tales,” her critically acclaimed new EP highlighting feminism, sexuality, classism, body-shaming and more
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Singer Jazmine Sullivan poses for a portrait in Rydal, Pa., on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 to promote her EP “Heaux Tales." (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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O'Neal hosting SHAQ Bowl on Super Bowl Sunday

Fans looking for pregame entertainment before the Super Bowl will have another option this year
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Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal speaks at a press conference in McDonough, Ga., Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, after being named Henry County Sheriff's Office Director of Community Relations by Henry County Sheriff Reginald Scandrett. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
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Retiring Brokaw: Journalists should get out of power centers

Tom Brokaw has one urgent piece of advice for television journalists as he retires
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FILE - This Jan. 12, 2012 file photo shows NBC News special correspondent and former "Today" show host Tom Brokaw, attending the "Today" show 60th anniversary celebration in New York. 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/Evan Agostini, File)
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Golden Globes to honor legendary TV producer Norman Lear

The Golden Globes will bestow the Carol Burnett Award to Norman Lear during the 78th annual awards ceremony next month
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FILE - Norman Lear, executive producer of the Pop TV series "One Day at a Time," poses for a portrait during the Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour on Jan. 13, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif.. The Golden Globes will bestow the Carol Burnett Award to Lear during the 78th annual awards ceremony next month. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, that Lear will be honored during the Feb. 28 event. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
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Interest continues to grow in inaugural poet Amanda Gorman

Interest in 22-year-old poet Amanda Gorman and demand for her work hasn't slowed down since much of the world discovered her and her inaugural poem, “The Hill We Climb.”
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Eric and Tess from Pasadena, Calif., enter the Skylight Book store, decorated with a poster of American poet Amanda Gorman, in Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. California has lifted regional stay-at-home orders statewide in response to improving coronavirus conditions. Public health officials said Monday that the state will return to a system of county-by-county restrictions intended to stem the spread of the virus. Local officials could choose to continue stricter rules. The state is also lifting a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
January 28

Chinese singer says mother's bribery charge dismissed

A Chinese-Canadian singer says a Chinese corruption charge against her mother, who has been held in custody for six years, has been withdrawn but she remains in detention
January 28
FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2013 file photo, Chinese singer-songwriter Wanting Qu holds two trophies after winning Hong Kong Most Popular Singer-Songwriter and the Best Mandarin Song at the Yahoo Buzz Awards in Hong Kong. A Chinese pop star whose mother had been held in custody since being arrested for corruption six years ago said that the charge had been removed by Chinese prosecutors. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
January 28

Kitsch or artwork? Controversial monument unveiled in Serbia

Serbia’s president has attended the unveiling of a grandiose monument to a medieval monk and historic ruler which has come under fire from critics who call it oversized and kitschy
January 28
A new monument of Stefan Nemanja is seen on Sava Square in Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic is to unveil a soaring monument of Stefan Nemanja, a 12th century Serbian ruler on Saint Sava Day, January 27. President Aleksandar Vucic's allies say it will be a new symbol of the Serbian capital while opponents think it is a monument to his populist rule. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
January 28

Oscar-winning, 'irreplaceable' Cloris Leachman dies at 94

Cloris Leachman, a character actor whose depth of talent brought her an Oscar for “The Last Picture Show” and Emmys for her comedic work in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and other TV series, has died
January 28
FILE - Cloris Leachman attends the premiere of "The Comedian" during the 2016 AFI Fest on Nov. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles. Leachman stars in the faith-based film "I Can Only Imagine" which has made over $22 million in just six days of release on a $7 million budget. Leachman, a character actor whose depth of talent brought her an Oscar for the "The Last Picture Show" and Emmys for her comedic work in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and other TV series, has died. She was 94. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
January 28

At Sundance, pandemic dramas unfold on screen and off

The pandemic has transformed the annual Sundance Film Festival into a largely virtual event, but it has also reshaped many of the films that will unspool there
January 28
This image released by the Sundance Institute shows a scene from "Homeroom," an official selection of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. (Sean Havey/Sundance Institute via AP)
January 28

AP sources: Michael Strahan tests positive for COVID-19

Pro Football Hall of Famer and “Good Morning America” host Michael Strahan has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-quarantining according to people familiar with the situation
January 28
FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 file photo, Former New York Giant Michael Strahan poses for a picture at the opening of "NFL Experience" in Times Square, New York. Pro Football Hall of Famer and “Good Morning America” host Michael Strahan has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-quarantining, according to people familiar with the situation. They spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 because of medical restriction issues. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
January 27

Mel Brooks, Ed Asner, others pay tribute to Cloris Leachman

Mel Brooks, Ed Asner and others are paying tribute to Cloris Leachman, the Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress who died Wednesday at 94
January 27
January 27

Sinclair Broadcasting ends Eric Bolling's weekly show

The Sinclair Broadcast Group says it is ending its “America This Week” show with former Fox News personality Eric Bolling
January 27
FILE - Former Fox News host Eric Bolling speaks during a one year anniversary event for the first lady's Be Best initiative in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 7, 2019, in Washington. The Sinclair Broadcast Group says it is ending its "America This Week" show with Bolling. The company said in a statement that Bolling has decided to pursue other professional opportunities. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
January 27

Cloris Leachman, Oscar winner and star of 'Mary Tyler Moore Show,' dies at 94

The actor garnered attention later in life on "Dancing with the Stars."
January 27
Actress Cloris Leachman attends the 44th AFI Life Achievement Awards Gala Tribute to John Williams at Dolby Theatre, June 9, 2016, in Hollywood, Calif.
January 27

Queen Latifah 'stoked' to land post-Super Bowl slot for show

Queen Latifah says she's “stoked” to land the post-Super Bowl timeslot for her new CBS series “The Equalizer.”
January 27
This image released by CBS shows Queen Latifah in a scene from the series "The Equalizer," premiering after the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 7. (Barbara Nitke/CBS via AP)
January 27

Cloris Leachman, Oscar-winning actor also known as TV’s Phyllis Lindstrom, dies at 94, publicist says

Cloris Leachman, Oscar-winning actor also known as TV’s Phyllis Lindstrom, dies at 94, publicist says
January 27
January 27

Review: Timberlake seeks redemption in formulaic ‘Palmer’

Justin Timberlake plays ex-convict Eddie Palmer in Fisher Stevens' new drama “Palmer," which hits Apple TV+ on Friday
January 27
This image released by Apple shows Ryder Allen, foreground, and Justin Timberlake in a scene from “Palmer.” (Apple via AP)
January 27

NFL picks 3 honorary captains, Amanda Gorman for coin toss

The NFL has picked three people who have served during the coronavirus pandemic as honorary captains for the Super Bowl along with inaugural poet Amanda Gorman for an original poem
January 27
January 27

VP Kamala Harris' niece Meena Harris on learning 'female ambition is a good thing'

"Everything that inspires me really goes back to family," Meena Harris said.
January 27
Vice President Kamala Harris' niece Meena Harris speaks with "The View" co-host Sunny Hostin on her children's book "Ambitious Girl."
January 27

Smokin': Seth Rogen's first book, 'Yearbook,' is out May 11

Just when you thought Seth Rogen couldn’t get any higher
January 27
FILE - Seth Rogen arrives at the 33rd American Cinematheque Award honoring Charlize Theron in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Nov. 8, 2019. The actor, comedian, filmmaker and proud stoner has a deal with Crown for his first book. It’s called “Yearbook" and it’s scheduled for May 11. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
January 27

In ‘Palmer,’ Timberlake embraces stillness of a broken man

Justin Timberlake often commands a stadium stage, performing for thousands of screaming fans and reaching the rafters with his big personality
January 27
This image released by Apple shows Justin Timberlake, left, and Ryder Allen in a scene from “Palmer.” (Apple via AP)
January 27

Singer Halsey is pregnant with 1st child

Halsey has something new to sing about
January 27
FILE - Halsey arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards in Newark, N.J. on Aug. 26, 2019. The pop star announced on Instagram on Wednesday that she is expecting her first child. The 26-year-old posted photos of her baby bump with the caption: “surprise!" (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
January 27

Cannes Film Festival, canceled in 2020, is postponed to July

The Cannes Film Festival, canceled altogether last year by the pandemic, is postponing this year’s edition from May to July in hopes of having an in-person festival
January 27
FILE - A scooter drives by the Palais des Festivals at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, on May 7, 2018. The Cannes Film Festival, canceled altogether last year by the pandemic, is postponing this year’s edition from May to July in hopes of having an in-person festival. Cannes organizers announced Wednesday that this year’s Cannes will now take place July 6-17, about two months after its typical period. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)
January 27

Review: 'Supernova' is a quiet burning star of a love story

Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth have been friends for 20 years and now they play longtime lovers in the wrenchingly beautiful film “Supernova.”
January 27
This image released by Bleecker Street shows Colin Firth, left, and Stanley Tucci in a scene from "Supernova." (Bleecker Street via AP)
January 27

2 more Indiana men face federal charges in Capitol riot

Two central Indiana men face federal charges stemming from the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol building
January 27
January 27

Danish crime show turns lurid procedural trend on its head

A sensational and gruesome murder is approached a little differently in the limited miniseries “The Investigation.”
January 27
This image released by HBO shows a scene from the limited miniseries “The Investigation" about the 2017 murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall. (HBO via AP)
January 27

Kevin Hart to debut SiriusXM podcast with Seinfeld as guest

Kevin Hart will debut his new SiriusXM original podcast with Jerry Seinfeld as the series’ inaugural guest
January 27
FILE - Kevin Hart, a cast member, producer and co-writer of "Night School," poses at the premiere of the film Sept. 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. Hart will debut his new SiriusXM original podcast with Jerry Seinfeld as the series' inaugural guest. The satellite radio company announced Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, the launch of Hart's "Inside Jokes with Kevin Hart." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
January 27

Former Rep. Will Hurd writing book, expected in 2022

A former Republican congressman from Texas who at times criticized President Donald Trump has a book deal
January 27
FILE - Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, speaks during a public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington. Hurd, the Texas Republican who at times openly criticized Trump, has a book deal. Simon & Schuster announced Wednesday that his book, currently untitled, was expected to come out in 2022. One of the few Black Republicans in Congress in recent years, Hurd will draw upon his background and political experience to provide what he calls a unifying message. (Andrew Harrer/Pool Photo via AP, File)
January 27

'Big Little Lies' author has new novel out in September

“Big Little Lies” author Liane Moriarty has a new novel coming out
January 27
This combination photo shows the cover of "Apples Never Fall," left, and author Liane Moriarty as she arrives at the second season premiere of HBO's "Big Little Lies" in New York on May 29, 2019. (Holt via AP, left, and AP Photo)
January 27

Germany compensates heirs for Nazi-looted Liszt scores

A German classical music foundation says it has found the rightful heirs of a Jewish woman who was forced by the Nazis to sell two scores by composer Franz Liszt before being deported to a concentration camp
January 27
January 27

Lawrence Wright's 'The Plague Year' to release in June

One of the first book-length inside accounts of the coronavirus pandemic will be coming out in June
January 27
FILE - Lawrence Wright attends the Hulu 2017 Upfront Presentation on May 3, 2017, in New York. One of the first book-length inside accounts of the worldwide spread of COVID-19 will be coming out in June. Wright's "The Plague Year," which builds on a New Yorker story that ran earlier this month, will be published June 8. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 26

Dwayne Johnson is a contender in NBC sitcom 'Young Rock'

Dwayne Johnson’s new NBC comedy “Young Rock” is a coming-of-age story inspired by his challenging childhood and youth
January 26
This combination of photos released by NBC shows, from left, Dwayne Johnson, left, and the actors who portray him in the comedy series "Little Rock," Adrian Groulx as Dwayne at 10, Bradley Constant as Dwayne at 15 and Uli Latukefu as Dwayne at 20. The series premieres on Feb. 16. (NBC via AP)
January 26

Q&A: Rapper D Smoke takes patient walk to Grammy recognition

D Smoke was a high school teacher for a decade in Southern California, but he never gave up on his dream of breaking through as a hip-hop artist
January 26
Rapper D Smoke poses for a portrait in Los Angeles on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. The rapper and school teacher is nominated for two Grammy Awards, one for best rap album for "Black Habits," and one for best new artist. The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday, March 14. (Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
January 26

Disney updates Jungle Cruise after insensitivity criticism

Jungle Cruise is one of the original Disney parks’ rides and it's getting a 21st century remodel
January 26
FILE - In this March 13, 2020 file photo, visitors take photos at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. Jungle Cruise, one of the original Disney parks' rides, is getting a 21st century remodel in yet the latest update to a legacy theme park ride that has been criticized in years past for being racially insensitive. The ride will updated by Disney “imagineers" at the Disneyland park in California and the Magic Kingdom park in Florida with a new storyline and characters that “reflect and value the diversity of the world around us," Disney said in a blog post Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin, File)
January 26

Don Johnson gets his funny on with help from 'SNL' stars

Don Johnson is getting his funny on with help from a couple of “Saturday Night Live” stars
January 26
This image released by NBC shows, from left, Don Johnson as Rick, Chris Redd as Gary, and Kenan Thompson as Kenan in a scene from the comedy series "Kenan," premiering on Feb. 16. (Casey Durkin/NBC via AP)
January 26

Review: Hunting '90s killers again in 'The Little Things'

If the starry serial killer thriller “The Little Things” feels of another movie era, that’s not a coincidence
January 26
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Denzel Washington and Jared Leto in a scene from "The Little Things." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
January 26

'The Maltese Falcon' returns to theaters at ripe age of 80

The “Maltese Falcon” is celebrating its 80th anniversary and is returning to theaters through Fathom Events for a limited engagement on Wednesday
January 26
FILE - Actor Danny Huston attends the National Board of Review awards gala in New York on Jan. 8, 2019. Growing up in Ireland, one of his favorite memories was when his father, director John Huston, would bring out the projector and they’d gather around to watch his films. “The Maltese Falcon” was always a highlight. Now the film is celebrating its 80th anniversary. It’s returning to theaters through Fathom Events for a limited engagement on Wednesday. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 26

With many hungry for content, Sundance market heats up

Like so many in the past year, the Sundance Film Festival has had to reinvent itself as a mostly virtual experience
January 26
This image released by the Sundance Institute shows Ruth Negga, left, and Tessa Thompson in a scene from "Passing." The film, a directorial debut by Rebecca Hall, will debut at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. (Sundance Institute via AP)
January 26

Biden oath second only to Reagan and Obama with TV viewers

The first inaugurations of Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama were the only ones to exceed Joe Biden's in popularity among television viewers over the past 40 years
January 26
Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, as their children Ashley and Hunter watch.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
January 26

Elliot Page and Emma Portner divorcing after 3 years

Actor Elliot Page and Emma Portner say they are divorcing after three years of marriage
January 26
FILE - Emma Portner, left, and Ellen Page arrive at the world premiere of "Flatliners" on Sept. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. Page and Portner say they are divorcing after three years of marriage. In a statement Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, the couple said "we have made the difficult decision to divorce following our separation last summer." Portner was vocal in her support of Page when he came out as transgender in December, an announcement greeted as a watershed moment for the trans community in Hollywood. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
January 26

Fox News hires Larry Kudlow; McEnany may be next

Less than a week after the Trump administration ended, one of its alumni has joined Fox News
January 26
January 26

Two CBS execs shelved pending diversity investigation

CBS has placed two of its executives on administrative leave as it investigates charges of a hostile work environment for women and minorities at news operations in some of its larger stations
January 26
January 26

Washington Post's Marty Baron says he's retiring next month

Marty Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post and one of the nation's top journalists, says he will retire at the end of February
January 26
FILE - Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron appears in the news room after winning two Pulitzer Prizes in Washington on April 16, 2018. Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post and one of the nation's top journalists, says he will retire at the end of February. He took over the Post's newsroom in 2012 after editing the Boston Globe and Miami Herald before that. He was portrayed in the 2015 movie “Spotlight” about the Globe's investigation of the Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
January 26

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 26
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 26

Sandy West, who preserved wild Georgia island, dies at 108

A woman who championed the preservation of one of Georgia's largest barrier islands has died at age 108
January 26
This May 13, 1998 photo shows Eleanor 'Sandy' Torrey West on Ossabaw Island near Savannah, Ga. West, who championed the preservation of one of Georgia's largest barrier islands has died at age 108. West's grandson, Beryl Gilothwest, confirmed she died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (Kimberly Smith/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
January 26

Feds: Man threatened family of congressman, journalist

Federal authorities say they've arrested a California man for threatening harm in text messages sent during the attack on the Capitol to family members of a New York congressman and a journalist
January 26
January 26

'Never Rarely' tops Spirit Awards, 'Da 5 Bloods' leads NBRs

The teen abortion drama “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” landed a leading seven nominations, Chadwick Boseman was posthumously nominated and women dominated the best director category in the Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations Tuesday
January 26
This image released by Focus Features shows Sidney Flanigan in a scene from "Never Rarely Sometimes Always." The film was nominated for seven Independent Film Spirit Awards including one for best feature. (Focus Features via AP)
January 26
This cover image released by St. Martin's Press shows "Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner’s Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause," by Ty Seidule. (St. Martin's Press via AP)
January 26

Judge OKs Weinstein bankruptcy plan with $17M for victims

A Delaware judge has approved a revised Weinstein Co. bankruptcy plan that provides about $35 million for creditors, with roughly half that amount going to women who've accused disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct
January 26
In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial in New York. A Delaware judge has approved a revised Weinstein Co. bankruptcy plan that provides about $35 million for creditors, with roughly half that amount going to women who've accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct. The judge approved the plan following a hearing and overruled objections by attorneys representing four women. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
January 26

Mossimo Giannulli loses bid to finish prison term at home

A federal judge has denied fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli’s request to serve the remaining three months of his prison term in the college admissions bribery scheme at home
January 26
FILE - Clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, foreground, departs federal court in Boston on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Giannulli is asking to serve the remainder of his five-month prison term at home, saying he spent eight weeks in solitary confinement before being transferred to a minimum security camp this week. Giannulli's lawyers said Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 that Giannulli believed he would only be held in quarantine for a short time before testing negative for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
January 26

Review: Ragtime and much more from jazz pianist Emmet Cohen

Stride provides a starting point on jazz pianist Emmet Cohen’s new album
January 26
This cover image released by Mack Avenue Records shows "Future Stride" by Emmet Cohen. (Mack Avenue Records via AP)