Kelly Case Poses Challenge: Separating Artist From Anthem

By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — When the recordings of the basic track arrived in Detroit from Chicago, Paul Riser Sr. knew it was time to get to work. But the orchestral arranger...

Judge to be Asked to let Cameras in Court for R. Kelly Case

By The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — A request by media organizations to have cameras allowed in the courtroom for the case of R&B star R. Kelly is about to come before a judge. The issue...

Jussie Smollett Pleads not Guilty to Lying About Attack

The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges accusing him of lying to the police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in downtown...

Chance the Rapper Marries Longtime Girlfriend

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chance the Rapper tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend in a star-studded ceremony. The Chicago-based rapper posted several photos of him and Kirsten Corley on his Instagram and Twitter accounts on...

PRESSROOM: Legendary Songstress Dionne Warwick Announces, “She’s Back,” First New Album in Five Years

Written by NNPA Project kicks off with release of a new rendition of “What the World Needs Now” Legendary Grammy Award winner DIONNE WARWICK will release her first new album in 5 years, “SHE’S BACK,” on...

R. Kelly: ‘We’re Going To Straighten All This Stuff Out’

By DON BABWIN and TERESA CRAWFORD Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly walked out of a Chicago jail on Saturday after someone who officials say did not want to be publicly identified paid $161,633...

For Jussie Smollett, 1 Story Equals 16 Felony Counts

By DON BABWIN Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — News that a grand jury had indicted "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly lying to Chicago police about being attacked by two masked men may not have...

‘Empire’ Star Indicted on 16 Counts Stemming from Reported Attack

By Don Babwin, The Associated Press A grand jury in Chicago indicted “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett on 16 felony counts related to making a false report that he was attacked by two men who shouted racial...

R. Kelly Cries, Calls Accusers Liars in Sex Abuse Case

By The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — R&B star R. Kelly cried, stood up and ranted about being "assassinated" during his first interview since being charged with sexual abuse, calling his accusers liars and saying...

Michael Jackson’s Legacy Clouded by Dark Documentary

By ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Can the memory of Michael Jackson survive "Leaving Neverland"? After all, it has bounced back before. The superstar's image was tarnished by allegations of sexual abuse...

Michael Jackson’s Brothers Say Accusers’ Film Neglects Facts

By ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of Michael Jackson had a feeling the years-old child molestation allegations against the pop superstar would resurface at some point. So they say...

Pharrell To Launch Music Festival in Virginia Beach in April

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Pharrell is heading home to Virginia Beach to launch a new music and culture festival. The Grammy-winning superstar announced Monday SOMETHING IN THE WATER, a multi-day event...

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