July 24th, 2021

Entertainment News

Family of James Brown settles 15-year battle over his estate

By Meg Kinnard, The Associated Press on July 23rd, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – The family of entertainer James Brown has reached a settlement ending a 15-year battle over the late singer’s estate, according to an attorney involved in the mediation. David Black, an attorney representing Brown’s estate, confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday that the agreement was reached July 9. Details of the ... Read More »

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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

By The Associated Press on July 23rd, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) – ABC’s “This Week” – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” – Preempted by coverage of the Tokyo Olympics. ___ CBS’ “Face the Nation” – Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo; former U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams; Mayor Quinton Lucas of Kansas City, Missouri. __ CNN’s “State ... Read More »

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Relatives: Cubans arrested after protests face summary trial

By Andrea Rodríguez, The Associated Press on July 23rd, 2021

HAVANA (AP) – Relatives and friends of Cubans arrested during the unprecedented recent protests on the island said authorities are carrying out summary trials at a time when Cuba’s government is receiving criticism from international groups and governments, including the U.S., for its crackdown on the demonstrations. Martha Acosta, mother of 38-year-old plastic artist Carlos ... Read More »

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Jolie-Pitt divorce judge disqualified by appeals court

By Andrew Dalton, The Associated Press on July 23rd, 2021

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A California appeals court on Friday disqualified a private judge being used by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in their divorce case, handing Jolie a major victory. The 2nd District Court of Appeal agreed with Jolie that Judge John W. Ouderkirk didn’t sufficiently disclose business relationships with Pitt’s attorneys. “Judge Ouderkirk’s ... Read More »

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Court disqualifies private judge in Jolie-Pitt divorce

By Andrew Dalton, The Associated Press on July 23rd, 2021

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A California appeals court on Friday disqualified a private judge being used by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in their divorce case, handing Jolie a major victory. The 2nd District Court of Appeal agreed with Jolie that Judge John W. Ouderkirk didn’t sufficiently disclose business relationships with Pitt’s attorneys. “Judge Ouderkirk’s ... Read More »

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Talk radio host with COVID regrets vaccine hesitancy

By Travis Loller, The Associated Press on July 23rd, 2021

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A conservative talk radio host from Tennessee who had been a vaccine skeptic until he was hospitalized from COVID-19 now says his listeners should get vaccinated. Phil Valentine’s brother, Mark Valentine, spoke at length on WWTN-FM in Nashville on Thursday about his brother’s condition, saying he is in a critical care ... Read More »

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Singer Luke Combs pays for funerals of 3 who died after show

By The Associated Press on July 23rd, 2021

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) – Country singer Luke Combs is paying the funeral expenses of three young men who saw him perform at a Michigan music festival before they died from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning at a nearby campground, relatives said. “For him to reach out and do that, I don’t even have the words. I ... Read More »

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Country star Morgan Wallen addresses his use of racial slur

By Kristin M. Hall, The Associated Press on July 23rd, 2021

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – In his first interview in six months, disgraced country star Morgan Wallen said it was ignorant of him to use a racial slur. During an interview with Michael Strahan on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Friday, Wallen said he didn’t use it in a derogatory manner, but it was still wrong. ... Read More »

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Hemingway Look-Alike Contest returns to the Florida Keys

By The Associated Press on July 22nd, 2021

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) – The 40th edition of an Ernest Hemingway look-alike contest opened Thursday night at an iconic Key West bar once frequented by the author, marking the return of a contest canceled last year amid the coronavirus pandemic. Some 70 stocky, bearded men resembling the late writer competed in the first of ... Read More »

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Giant screen collapses ahead of Rolling Loud music festival

By The Associated Press on July 22nd, 2021

MIAMI (AP) – A giant video screen collapsed Thursday at a South Florida stadium, a day before the Rolling Loud hip-hop music festival was set to begin. There were no injuries. Organizers posted on Twitter that the screen toppled over onto one of the festival’s stages at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, but it ... Read More »

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