Gary Clark Jr. is confronting racism with 'This Land'
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Gary Clark Jr. has created a lot of conversation with "This Land," the provocative first song off his latest album that shares the same name.
The Latest: No decision on R. Kelly's Dubai travel request
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on R. Kelly's request to travel to Dubai for concerts (all times local): 11 a.m. An overseas trip by R.
After a decade, Wallows finally releases band's first album
NEW YORK (AP) — In their early days, the Beatles were called Johnny and the Moondogs and Coldplay went by Pectoralz. The rock band Wallows is no different.
Papa John's scores Shaq to help revive its image
NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John's has a new pitchman: Shaquille O'Neal. The chain says basketball Hall of Famer will appear on TV commercials and promoted Papa John's in other ways.
Barack Obama congratulates A-Rod J. Lo on their engagement
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barack Obama is feeling the love about the engagement of Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez. A-Rod shared a congratulatory handwritten note Thursday on Twitter he received from the former president and his wife, Michelle.
Judge expected to rule on R Kelly request to fly to Dubai
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge is expected to rule on whether to allow R&B singer R. Kelly to travel overseas to perform several concerts to help the cash-strapped singer pay legal and other bills as he faces sex-abuse charges.
R Kelly defense emerges, including saying accusers are lying
CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly yelled through tears in a recent TV interview before an audience numbering in the millions, saying he's in a fight for his life to disprove sexual abuse charges.
Chicago Symphony musicians' strike over wages, pension
CHICAGO (AP) — A line of classical musicians marching with picket signs in front of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's historic downtown building is fast becoming one of the city's must-see spots.
Tate galleries won't accept donations from Sackler family
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Tate group of galleries won't accept future donations from the charitable arm of a family embroiled in the U.S.
Fox 2000, arm behind 'Hidden Figures,' to close under Disney
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox 2000, the specialty unit behind such diverse literary adaptations as "Hidden Figures," ''Love, Simon" and "Life of Pi," is closing shop under the Walt Disney Co.
'Thrones' actress Emilia Clarke says she's had 2 aneurysms
NEW YORK (AP) — "Game of Thrones" actress Emilia Clarke revealed Thursday that she has had two life-threatening aneurysms, and two brain surgeries, since the show began.
Donny and Marie Osmond announce end of Las Vegas residency
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Donny and Marie Osmond say they will end their Las Vegas show later this year, concluding an 11-year run on the Strip.
Court hearing delayed for Loughlin, husband in college scam
BOSTON (AP) — Actress Lori Loughlin (LAWK'-lin) and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are scheduled to appear in federal court in Boston next month in a college admissions bribery case.
Review: Maverick Sabre's new album is unapologetically cool
Maverick Sabre, "When I Wake Up" (FAMM) English-Irish musician Maverick Sabre doesn't hold back on his new album "When I Wake Up."
Derulo reaches out to K-pop with 'Let's Shut Up & Dance'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jason Derulo is simultaneously looking ahead, looking back and looking across the ocean for his new project. In "Let's Shut Up & Dance," the pop singer collaborates with Asian K-pop acts Lay Zhang and NCT 127 in a trans-Pacific partnership he thinks ought to be increasingly common in the musical future.
Candy Crush vs. Mortal Kombat for Video Game Hall of Fame
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The World Video Game Hall of Fame fielded thousands of nominations for the Class of 2019 from more than 100 countries, hall officials said Thursday after narrowing the field to 12.
New exhibit of items from Tutankhamun's tomb comes to Paris
PARIS (AP) — A new exhibit of artifacts from the tomb of ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun is opening in Paris more than 50 years after a similar exhibit set a visitor attendance record that still stands in the French capital.
First artificial intelligence Google Doodle features Bach
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is celebrating composer Johann Sebastian Bach with its first artificial intelligence-powered Doodle.
Valencia again targeted by Batman creators for bat logo
MADRID (AP) — Batman is coming after Valencia's bat logo. The Spanish soccer club is again being targeted by DC Comics over the use of its logo, which serves as the centerpiece of its centennial celebrations this year.
David Letterman: I stayed on network TV for too long
NEW YORK (AP) — David Letterman says he stuck around on network television about 10 years too long. He made that admission during an appearance Thursday on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show.
'Full House' to big house in college scheme? Experts differ
BOSTON (AP) — Could Aunt Becky be headed to prison? It could go either way, experts say. Some of the wealthy parents accused of paying bribes to get their kids into top universities may get short stints behind bars, if convicted, to send a message that the privileged are not above the law, some lawyers say.
K-pop star Jung Joon-young arrested in sex video scandal
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police on Thursday arrested K-pop singer Jung Joon-young over allegations that he illegally shared sexually explicit videos of women taken without their knowledge or consent.
Dubai finds itself entangled in case against R. Kelly
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai found itself entangled in the sex abuse case against American R&B singer R. Kelly on Thursday after the performer asked a U.S.
10 emerging writers receive $50,000 Whiting grants
NEW YORK (AP) — Poet Tyree Daye will finally have some time to really write, and not think too much about money. "I can take the summer off and pay down some debts," Daye, from Youngsville, North Carolina, said Wednesday night after accepting his $50,000 Whiting Award, given annually by the Whiting Foundation to 10 emerging artists.
Daniels: 'Pain and anger' around 'Empire' in recent weeks
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Empire" co-creator and executive producer Lee Daniels says the weeks since cast member Jussie Smollett was arrested and charged with fabricating a racist and homophobic attack have been "a freakin' rollercoaster."