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NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Herr, the author and Oscar-nominated screenplay writer who viscerally documented the ravages of the Vietnam War through his classic nonfiction novel "Dispatches" and through such films as "Apocalypse Now" and "Full Metal Jacket," died Thursday after a...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An auction of Whitney Houston's memorabilia has earned more than $500,000 despite a judge blocking the sale of an Emmy Award won by the late singer. Heritage Auctions says the top bid in Friday's auction was $20,000 for a pair of Nike Air Jordan sneakers given...
NEW YORK (AP) — Bernie Worrell, the ingenious "Wizard of Woo" whose amazing array of keyboard sounds and textures helped define the Parliament-Funkadelic musical empire and influenced performers of funk, rock, hip-hop and other genres, has died. Worrell, who announced in early...
PARIS (AP) — The British vote to leave the European Union and not the clothes were the talk of the front row crowd at menswear shows in Paris on Friday. It started at Maison Margiela, a house for whom Briton John Galliano is at the creative helm, one of many examples of cross-...
NEW YORK (AP) — Viewers might be unsure about his character on TNT's "Animal Kingdom," but Scott Speedman says he's OK with that. The series is about a family of boys living a life of crime and grit. They're led by their mother, played by Ellen Barkin, who goes by the name of...
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A 72-year-old New Hampshire woman who says Bill Cosby raped her in 1965 has withdrawn her civil defamation lawsuit against the comedian. Kristina Ruehli filed a notice to voluntarily dismiss the suit Friday. It came after a federal judge in Springfield...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deon Cole, a crowd-pleaser as unpredictable Charlie on ABC's sitcom "black-ish," is flying solo with his first stand-up special. His goal with "Deon Cole: Cole Blooded Seminar ," debuting midnight EDT Saturday on Comedy Central, is to let people know what the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — What does it take to get an Oscar-nominated documentarian to direct a music video? A call from Glenn Close. That's how Liz Garbus, director of "What Happened, Miss Simone?" came to make the video for "Ghost Story," which is being released Friday in association...
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Herr, whose visceral nonfiction novel "Dispatches" exposed the ravages of the Vietnam War in the 1970s, has died after a long illness. He was 76. His death Thursday in an upstate New York hospital was confirmed by Knopf, which published the book in 1977...