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1:35 PM / Monday May 16, 2022

Entertainment

Review: Ella Mai elevates the love song on her second record

May 13, 2022

By Karena Phan ASSOCIATED PRESS British singer, Ella Mai, is back with even more R&B bridges in her second album, “Heart on My Sleeve.” While this album radiates Mai’s finger-snapping tracks and smooth melodies similar to her debut, it’s also more passionate and sung by someone who’s a little older and wiser. Mai’s debut album…

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Can you believe it? More people watched Kentucky Derby later

May 13, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Rich Strike, with Sonny Leon aboard, wins the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 7, 2022, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By David Bauder ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Perhaps trying to make sure it really happened, more people watched replays of 80-1 underdog Rich…

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Kaléa Leverette stars as Little Inez in ‘Hairspray on Tour’

May 13, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Kaléa Leverette plays Little Inez (c) in a scene from “Hairspray on Tour”  (Photo credit: “Hairspray”) By Kharisma McIlwaine “Hairspray” is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Fans of the iconic Broadway show will be delighted to know that it is touring for the first time since 2009. Based on the John Waters…

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Met Gala:  Kardashian as Monroe; A gilded Blake Lively

May 6, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: In this combination photo, Kim Kardashian attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” exhibition on Monday, May 2, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) By Leanne Italie ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Kim Kardashian shut down the…

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The Judds, Ray Charles join the Country Music Hall of Fame

May 6, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Wynonna Judd, left, and Naomi Judd arrive at the CMT Music Awards on Monday, April 11, 2022, at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. Naomi Judd, the Kentucky-born matriarch of the Grammy-winning duo The Judds and mother of Wynonna and Ashley Judd, has died, her family announced Saturday, April 30, 2022. She was…

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CBS’ Miller to speak at University of New Orleans graduation

April 29, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Michelle Miller (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images) ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW ORLEANS — CBS television journalist Michelle Miller will be the keynote speaker next month at the commencement offor the University of New Orleans, where she earned a master’s degree in urban studies. The Los Angeles native, who worked at…

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Video shows Mike Tyson punching airline passenger

April 29, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Boxing legend Mike Tyson claps during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the New Orleans Pelicans Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO — Authorities on Thursday were investigating an incident in which former heavyweight champ Mike…

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Review: Actor Viola Davis bares her soul on way to ‘Finding Me’

April 29, 2022

By Douglass K. Daniel ASSOCIATED PRESS Brutally honest and honestly brutal, actor Viola Davis looks back on her childhood like the victim of a disaster still dazed by the experience but remembering every terrible moment. Her alcoholic father routinely beat and bloodied her mother. Viola and her five siblings lived in a rat-filled house that…

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Review: Actor Viola Davis bares soul on way to ‘Finding Me’

April 27, 2022

“Finding Me: A Memoir” by Viola Davis (HarperOne) Brutally honest and honestly brutal, actor Viola Davis looks back on her childhood like the victim of a disaster still dazed by the experience but remembering every terrible moment. Her alcoholic father routinely beat and bloodied her mother. Viola and her five siblings lived in a rat-filled…

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‘First Lady’ drama spotlights Roosevelt, Ford, Obama spouses

April 21, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: This combination of photos released by Showtime shows, from left, Michelle Pfeiffer as Betty Ford, Viola Davis as Michelle Obama and Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt, in separate scenes from “The First Lady,” premiering Sunday. (Showtime via AP) By Lynn Elber ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — “The First Lady” presents three influential women,…

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