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Houston cops seek shooters in Migos rapper Takeoff's slaying

HOUSTON (AP) — The fatal shooting of the rapper Takeoff has Houston police asking for the public's help in identifying who opened fire outside a bowling alley early Tuesday, killing the 28-year-old member of the Grammy-nominated trio Migos and...

 

Cicely Tyson paved way for Black actors to follow footsteps

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cicely Tyson was a Black actor who knocked down doors so other women of color could walk through them. Tyson strategically selected powerful roles with an intent to elevate how Black actors were perceived. With dignified grace, s...

 

'Dark Knight,' 'Grease' added to National Film Registry

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This year's inductees into the National Film Registry include a record number of female directors and filmmakers of color as well as a new crop of movies ranging from a silent short film thriller, classic musicals and an...

 

Blazers' Lillard turns to recording music inside NBA bubble

When Damian Lillard finishes his daily hoop duties for the Portland Trailblazers, he will spend most of his downtime inside the NBA bubble working on his other passion: music. The All-Star point guard turned part of his suite into a mini recording st...

 

Dana Canedy named as publisher at Simon & Schuster

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dana Canedy will take on one of the biggest roles at Simon & Schuster. The New York-based publishing house announced Monday that Canedy has been named as senior vice president and publisher of the imprint — the first African...

 

Chris Paul, JJ Watt to appear in Amazon's 'Regular Heroes'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NFL star J.J. Watt, NBA player Chris Paul and country singer Brad Paisley will appear in an Amazon series that highlights everyday people who are supporting their community during the coronavirus pandemic. Paul will make a guest...

 

'Jumanji' ends 'Frozen 2' hot streak to claim top spot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Jumanji: The Next Level" puts "Frozen 2" on second-place ice, while Clint Eastwood's "Richard Jewell" opened with one of the worst box office debuts for the director. The Sony film starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart brought...

 

Wildfire torches famed movie site, sends celebrities fleeing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire in Southern California has scorched a historic movie site recently used by the HBO series "Westworld" and forced numerous celebrities to join the thousands fleeing flames that have claimed homes and prompte...

 

Allegation clouds Bobby Brown's plan for violence shelter

ATLANTA (AP) — Singer Bobby Brown plans to build a shelter for domestic violence victims in honor of his late daughter while declining to directly address old allegations that he once hit his ex-wife Whitney Houston. Brown is developing the...

 

NBA, video game company to launch new gaming league in 2018

ATLANTA (AP) — Video gamers now have a chance to compete for an NBA title, in an actual NBA arena and get paid by the some of the same people who pay LeBron James and Steph Curry. That's right, the "NBA 2K eLeague" is coming — the first eSports l...

 

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