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Whitney Houston’s family wants to highlight her gospel roots

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whitney Houston's brother remembers when his young sister listened to their mother during gospel rehearsals before she mimicked every tune that was sung. As Houston rose to pop superstardom, her exceptionally talented vocals were rooted in gospel music. And now, her family — led by her sister-in-law Pat and brother Gary Houston — wants the foundation of her musical legacy to continue to live on through […]

today03/27/2023 4


Richard Belzer, stand-up comic and TV detective, dies at 78

NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Belzer, the longtime stand-up comedian who became one of TV's most indelible detectives as John Munch in "Homicide: Life on the Street" and "Law & Order: SVU," has died. He was 78. Belzer died Sunday at his home in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, in southern France, his longtime friend Bill Scheft said. Scheft, a writer who had been working on a documentary about Belzer, said there was no […]

today02/20/2023 12


Big dreams: Painter decides to buy aging Maryland lighthouse

BALTIMORE (AP) — To call it a fixer-upper would be generous. There's no running water, no heat, no electricity.  Once one gets past the romance of buying a historic Chesapeake Bay lighthouse, there's lead paint, asbestos and toxic benzene. Vandals broke down the door and seabirds died inside. Oh, it sits in about 18-feet of water within a U.S. Navy testing site called a "danger zone." Who wants the Hooper […]

today01/31/2023 12


Senators grill Ticketmaster after Taylor Swift fiasco

Senators grilled Ticketmaster this week about its spectacular breakdown last year during a sale of Taylor Swift concert tickets. Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee debated possible action Tuesday, including making tickets non-transferable to cut down on scalping and requiring more transparency in ticket fees. Some suggested it may also be necessary to split Ticketmaster and concert promoter Live Nation, which merged in 2010. Ticketmaster is the world's […]

today01/26/2023 8


Robbie Knievel, daredevil son of Evel Knievel, dies at 60

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Robbie Knievel, an American stunt motorcycle performer and son of thrill-seeking father Evel Knievel, has died. He was 60. Knievel's older brother tells The Associated Press that Robbie Knievel died early Friday at a hospice in Reno, Nevada, after battling pancreatic cancer.  Knievel set a number of daredevil stunt records and completed a 1989 jump over fountains at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, where his father […]

today01/16/2023 12


Adam Rich, former ‘Eight Is Enough’ child star, dies at 54

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam Rich, the cute child actor who charmed TV audiences in the late 1970s as Nicholas Bradford on "Eight is Enough," has died. He was 54. Lt. Aimee Earl of the Los Angeles County Medical-Examiner Coroner's office says Rich died Saturday in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles. Earl says the cause of death has not yet been determined but it was not considered to be […]

today01/10/2023 9


Review: Clumsy Whitney Houston biopic mars its star’s skill

MARK KENNEDY - AP Entertainment Writer Whitney Houston's voice was one of a kind and the creative team behind a new big-budget biopic of the singer have been forced to agree. Naomi Ackie plays Houston in "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" and turns in a fierce performance but is asked to lip-sync throughout to Houston biggest hits. The effect is, at best, an expensive karaoke session, writes Associated Press critic […]

today12/21/2022 25


Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, ‘Ellen’ show’s dancing DJ, dies at 40

Longtime "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" DJ Stephen "tWitch" Boss has died at the age of 40. Boss' wife, Allison Holker Boss, confirmed his passing in a statement published Wednesday on The statement Allison issued to People did not include any detail on the cause of his death. tWitch started his tenure at the Ellen Show in 2014 and later was promoted to co-executive producer in 2020. He began his […]

today12/14/2022 7