Judge expected to rule on R Kelly request to fly to Dubai
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago judge is expected to rule on whether to let R. Kelly 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.
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."
Respecting elders: Maya Angelou clip sparks courtesy debate
NEW YORK (AP) — Put a handle on it. If you don't know what that means, you might not call elders by "Mr.," ''Miss" or "Mrs.," insist that your children do the same or demand it for yourself.
Mom with kids on YouTube channel suspected of child abuse
MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) — A woman who operated a popular YouTube channel featuring kids is facing allegations she used pepper spray to discipline her seven adopted children, and locked them for days in a closet at their home outside Phoenix, authorities said Wednesday.
Trio of child-sex documentaries puts a spotlight on parents
NEW YORK (AP) — The mothers of the two accusers in HBO's "Leaving Neverland" said they were lulled by Michael Jackson's forlorn demeanor and fairytale world when they allowed him to take their boys into his bed.
Scripts from 'Dick Van Dyke Show' to be digitally preserved
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Hollywood producer Carl Reiner and the National Comedy Center say they're working together to digitally preserve Reiner's collection of scripts from the 1960's "The Dick Van Dyke Show."
Citing cash woes, R Kelly asks judge for OK to fly to Dubai
CHICAGO (AP) — Cash-strapped R. Kelly asked a judge Wednesday to let him travel to the Middle East to perform several concerts, according to a new court filing that said he has struggled to get work in the U.S.
Review: In 'Us,' Jordan Peele holds a dark mirror to America
Jordan Peele has tightened his grip in "Us," a less satirical and more slaughterhouse horror parable than the writer-director's astonishing debut, "Get Out," that despite its deficiencies will leave all who enter its shadowy world convinced of Peele's growing command as a singular conjurer of American nightmares.
Correction: Film-US story
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story March 19 about the horror film "Us," The Associated Press misspelled the surname of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov.