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Spreading the joy: Longer parade routes OKd for Mardi Gras

COVID-19 precautions wiped out most New Orleans’ Mardi Gras festivities in 2021, and a shortage of police officers forced the city to shorten routes for some of its lavish seasonal parades in 2022
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'Laverne & Shirley' actor Cindy Williams dies at 75

Williams played Shirley opposite Penny Marshall’s Laverne on the popular sitcom.
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Priscilla Presley disputes trust of late Lisa Marie Presley

Priscilla Presley has filed legal documents disputing who oversees the estate of her late daughter Lisa Marie Presley
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EXPLAINER: Why everyone's debating Riseborough's Oscar nod

Nothing has caused quite as much a stir around this year’s Oscars as the best-actress nomination for British actress Andrea Riseborough
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January 30

Chicago prosecutor dropping R. Kelly sex-abuse charges

His federal convictions ensure the disgraced star will be locked up for decades.
January 30
January 30

Chicago prosecutor dropping sex-abuse charges against singer R. Kelly, after convictions, long prison sentence elsewhere

Chicago prosecutor dropping sex-abuse charges against singer R. Kelly, after convictions, long prison sentence elsewhere
January 30
January 30

Chip Caray follows grandpa's footsteps as voice of Cardinals

Longtime broadcaster Chip Caray is taking over as the play-by-play voice of the St. Louis Cardinals more than five decades after his grandfather and Hall of Fame broadcaster Harry Caray became a baseball staple with the same club
January 30
January 30

Review: Pamela Anderson captivatingly tells her own story

“Pamela, a Love Story,” a new documentary from filmmaker Ryan White gives Pamela Anderson the chance to tell her story
January 30
January 30

MLB The Show '23 cover athlete is Marlins' Jazz Chisholm

Miami's young star Jazz Chisholm Jr. has been revealed as the cover athlete for Sony’s MLB The Show 2023 video game
January 30
January 30

Connie Britton's new show is a 'Friday Night Lights' reunion

Connie Britton's new series, “Dear Edward,” debuting Feb. 3 on Apple TV+, reunites her with the executive producer of “Friday Night Lights,” Jason Katims
January 30
January 30

Michael Jackson's nephew to star in King of Pop biopic

Michael Jackson’s 26-year-old nephew, Jaafar Jackson, will play the King of Pop in the planned biopic “Michael” to be directed by Antoine Fuqua
January 30
January 30

Eva Green tells UK court 'B movie' could have wrecked career

Eva Green has said in a British court that she grew disillusioned with a film project because it was becoming a “B movie” that could ruin her career
January 30
January 30

Amina Luqman-Dawson’s 'Freewater' wins John Newbery Medal

A middle-grade novel about a secret community of formerly enslaved people has won the John Newbery Medal for the year’s best children’s book
January 30
January 30

Review: Making of 'The Way We Were' is a rich, gossipy tale

One Hollywood's most popular love stories, “The Way We Were,” turns 50 this year
January 30
January 30

Review: K-pop's NCT127 adds neo-chill hop to album repackage

NCT127 are moving the needle with three new songs added to their fourth studio album “2 Baddies" and expanding into a new genre: neo-chill hop
January 30
January 30

Review: Searching for belonging in ‘Central Places’

Delia Cai’s debut novel has all the trappings of a breezy rom-com: Audrey, a successful New Yorker with a glamorous job and handsome photojournalist fiancé, returns home to the Midwest to be confronted with old tensions she thought she’d left in her pa...
January 30
January 30

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 5-11

Celebrities having birthdays during the week of Feb. 5-11 include singer Roberta Flack, author Alice Walker who wrote “The Color Purple” and comedian Chris Rock
January 30
January 30

Trevor Noah returns as Grammy host with comfort, nervousness

Trevor Noah says he feels more comfortable hosting the Grammy Awards for a third-straight year, but the former “The Daily Show” host still has some nervousness about leading the ceremony with big-time acts like Beyoncé, Adele and Harry Styles looking on
January 30
January 30

France buys new masterpiece for Orsay museum with LVMH gift

France has acquired a stunning Impressionist masterpiece for its national collection of art treasures."
January 30
January 29

Barrett Strong, Motown artist known for ‘Money,’ dies at 81

Barrett Strong was one of Motown’s founding artists and most gifted songwriters.
January 29
January 29

Julie Otsuka, Ed Yong win Carnegie Medals for Excellence

Julie Otsuka’s novel “The Swimmers,” in which a group of swimmers collectively narrate their daily routines and what happens when they’re disrupted, has won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction
January 29
January 29

'24,' 'Runaways' actor Annie Wersching has died at 45

Actor Annie Wersching, best known for playing FBI agent Renee Walker in the series “24” and providing the voice for Tess in the video game “The Last of Us,” has died
January 29
January 29

Ryan Reynolds goes through range of emotions in FA Cup match

Ryan Reynolds went from joy to despair and punch-the-air ecstasy to desolation
January 29
January 29

'Avatar 2' tops box office for 7th weekend

“Avatar: The Way of Water” drew $15.7 million more according to studio estimates
January 29
January 29

Liverpool's FA Cup defense over; Reynolds sees Wrexham draw

Liverpool has become the latest high-profile club to exit the FA Cup as the defending champions conceded a goal in the second minute of stoppage time to lose 2-1 at Brighton in the fourth round
January 29
January 28

Guitarist Tom Verlaine, co-founder of Television, dies at 73

Tom Verlaine was a guitarist and co-founder of the seminal proto-punk band.
January 28
January 28
January 28

Gregory Allen Howard, who wrote 'Remember the Titans,' dies

Screenwriter Gregory Allen Howard, who skillfully adapted stories of historical Black figures in “Remember the Titans” starring Denzel Washington, “Ali” with Will Smith and “Harriet” with Cynthia Erivo, has died
January 28
In this Oct. 22, 2019, file photo, writer/producer Gregory Allen Howard attends the premiere of "Harriet" at the Smithsonian National Museum Of African American History in Washington, D.C.
January 28

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra gets new music director

For 17 seasons the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra has been under the musical direction of Carlos Miguel Prieto
January 28
January 27

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
January 27
January 27

Oh, brother! WWE star, Eagles coach ready for big weekend

Mike Rallis and Nick Rallis grew up in the Minneapolis suburbs as professional wrestling and football fans
January 27
January 27

Federal appeals court hears case of hidden murals

A federal appeals court in New York is considering whether the Vermont Law and Graduate School modified a pair of large murals when it concealed them behind a wall of panels nearly 30 years later against the artist’s wishes
January 27
January 27

‘A Thousand and One’ wins Sundance grand jury prize

“A Thousand and One,” a drama about an impoverished single mother and her son in New York City, won the Sundance Film Festival’s grand jury prize in the U.S. dramatic competition, while “Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project” was awarded the top pr...
January 27
January 27

New this week: Shania, 'Princess Power' and Pamela Anderson

This week’s new entertainment releases include a fresh album from Shania Twain, the megahit film “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” lands on Disney+ and a new PBS “Frontline” documentary delves into Russian President Vladimir Putin’s interaction with the...
January 27
January 27

Sylvia Syms, 'Ice Cold in Alex,' and 'The Queen' star, dies

Actress Sylvia Syms, who starred in classic British films including “Ice Cold in Alex” and “Victim,” has died at the aged of 89
January 27
January 27

6 Nations: France, Ireland set for duel under Netflix glare

Rugby’s oldest championship is getting a modern twist with the Netflix streaming service being given a behind-the scenes look at the 2023 Six Nations
January 27
January 27

Didion-Dunne archives acquired by New York Public Library

The archives of the late Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne have been acquired by the New York Public Library
January 27
January 27

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar: Week of 1/30/2023
January 27
January 27

Harrison Ford inspires cast in new comedy 'Shrinking'

When Bill Lawrence was developing his new Apple TV+ comedy ”Shrinking,” he introduced one of the characters in the pilot script as a “Harrison Ford-type.”
January 27
January 27

Jay Leno breaks bones in motorcycle wreck months after fire

Two months after undergoing surgery for serious burns, Jay Leno is now contending with a number of broken bones after being knocked off a motorcycle
January 27
January 27

Review: Joe Henry returns with varied 'kind-word blues' set

Singer-songwriter Joe Henry’s latest album was created largely in pandemic isolation
January 27
January 27

Smokey Robinson, 'King of Motown,' to release new solo album

It’s been nearly a decade since Smokey Robinson’s last album, but new music from the King of Motown is on the horizon
January 27
January 27

Jesmyn Ward novel 'Let Us Descend' to be published Oct. 3

The next novel by two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward is the story of an enslaved teenage girl that the publisher is calling a blend of magical realism, historical narrative and Dante’s “Inferno.”
January 27
January 27

3 dead, 1 missing as rain pounds New Zealand's largest city

Authorities said three people were dead and at least one missing as record levels of rainfall pounded New Zealand’s largest city, causing widespread disruption
January 27
January 27

World champion says Rubik's Cube and violin go hand in hand

A University of Michigan student is one of the world’s foremost “speedcubers,” a person capable of quickly solving a Rubik’s Cube
January 27
January 26

College basketball broadcaster Billy Packer dies at 82

Billy Packer, an Emmy award-winning college basketball broadcaster who covered 34 Final Fours for NBC and CBS, has died at 82
January 26
January 26

Review: Cannes breakout ‘Close’ tells of innocence and grief

“Close," by Belgian director Lukas Dhont, is a story about a friendship, loving and deep, between two 13-year-old boys, Leo (Eden Dambrine) and Remi (Gustav De Waele), in the countryside
January 26
January 26

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January 26
January 26

HarperCollins, striking workers agree to federal mediation

HarperCollins Publishers and the union representing some 250 striking employees have agreed to enter into federal mediation, the first sign of a possible settlement since the work stoppage began in early November
January 26
January 26

Court orders Detroit museum to hold onto disputed van Gogh

A federal appeals court has ordered a Detroit museum to hold onto an 1888 painting by Vincent van Gogh amid a Brazilian collector’s dispute with the museum over the painting
January 26