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Some are confusing LeVar Burton and LaVar Ball. Here’s how to tell them apart


Since President Donald Trump and basketball father LaVar Ball began public jousting over how much gratitude Ball needs to show Trump for getting his middle son out of a Chinese … Click to Continue »

ICA Miami is about to make its big debut


ICA Miami is about to make its big debut in the Design District Philanthropist Norman Braman and his wife Irma talk about the importance of giving back to a city they have called home since 1969 and the desire to establish a contemporary…

Suit over erotic fiction about NFL player Gronkowski tossed


A federal appeals court has spiked an Ohio couple's case against companies that distributed an erotic fiction book about a woman's desire for New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski. The … Click to Continue »


Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky dies at 55


Dmitri Hvorostovsky, the Russian baritone known for his velvety voice, dashing looks and shock of flowing white hair, died Wednesday at a hospice near his home in London, a few … Click to Continue »

LeVar vs. LaVar: One starred on ‘Reading Rainbow.’ The other’s feuding with Trump


What’s in a name, anyway? A lot — at least on the Internet. Prime example: Actor LeVar Burton was just going about his business Wednesday, but then — wham! — … Click to Continue »

Weinstein's Impact: List of men accused of sexual misconduct


Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, multiple men in entertainment, media and politics in the U.S. and … Click to Continue »


In terror-wary NYC, security tight for Thanksgiving parade


Sand-filled sanitation trucks and police sharpshooters will mix with glittering floats and giant balloons at a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade that comes in a year of terrible mass shootings and … Click to Continue »

Country music star Trace Adkins to lead Centaur parade


Country music star Trace Adkins will serve as grand marshal for the Krewe of Centaur's 2018 Mardi Gras parade in Shreveport. Multiple media outlets report Wednesday that Adkins, a native … Click to Continue »

Real Salt Lake soccer player pleads guilty in sex case


A Real Salt Lake player accused of having sex with a minor has taken a plea deal. The Deseret News reports 24-year-old forward Ricardo Velazco pleaded guilty Monday to a … Click to Continue »


Q&A: Diplo on historic concert in Cuba, Rihanna and Bieber


Globe-trotting EDM star Diplo recently checked another locale off his performance wish-list: Cuba. In March 2016, the Grammy-winning producer-DJ and his trio Major Lazer became one of the first American … Click to Continue »

Thanksgiving tribe calls on Trump to grant it casino lands


The Massachusetts tribe that broke bread with the Pilgrims is calling on President Donald Trump to honor his commitment to Native Americans. Mashpee Wampanoag (MASH'-pee WAHM'-puh-nawg) Tribe Chairman Cedric Cromwell … Click to Continue »


A private sushi-making class puts a twist on this happy hour


Sip & Savor Happy Hour spotlights a happy-hour food and drink special every week. Elegant, understated and contemporary, Zuma Miami makes for a versatile hangout. Its soft, golden lighting and … Click to Continue »

New York tabs share 'I'm With Perv' headlines on Trump


President Donald Trump's hometown tabloids have nearly identical front cover headlines to report his endorsement of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. They say, "I'm With Perv" and I'm With the … Click to Continue »

Wayne Cochran, who went from soul rocker to soul-saving minister, dies at 78

Wayne Cochran, the soul singer known for his outlandish outfits and platinum pompadour who came to be called The White Knight of Soul and who chucked it all to become … Click to Continue »

Report: UK police investigating 2nd Spacey sex-assault claim


Police in London are investigating a second allegation of sexual assault against actor Kevin Spacey, British media reported Wednesday. The Metropolitan Police force said it had received a complaint "of … Click to Continue »


The Latest: Report: UK police investigating 2nd Spacey claim


The Latest on sexual harassment allegations against celebrities and media (all times local): 11:40 a.m. British media say police are investigating a second allegation of sexual assault against actor Kevin … Click to Continue »

Bad day for Saudi diplomacy: Lebanese reversal, Syria summit


Saudi diplomacy is not having a good day — in fact, it's a double whammy — and the kingdom's bullish 32-year-old crown prince is seen as the driving force behind … Click to Continue »

Small retailers aim for emotional ties big chains may lack


Some smaller retailers will tug at shoppers' heartstrings during the holidays, trying to create an emotional experience or connection that a big national chain might not provide. Store owners are … Click to Continue »

David Cassidy: A rocking romancer to millions of young fans


David Cassidy could sell the heck out of uncertainty. "I Think I Love You," the smash hit that in 1970 launched the Partridge Family musical group plus the ABC comedy-with-songs … Click to Continue »


Nick Carter 'shocked,' 'saddened' by singer's assault claim


Nick Carter says he's "shocked and saddened" by accusations made by a singer who said he raped her about 15 years ago. Melissa Schuman of the girl group Dream wrote … Click to Continue »

New allegations against Rose emerge from women at CBS News


The morning show where Charlie Rose worked until being fired Tuesday is reporting that two women at CBS News claim that Rose grabbed them inappropriately, with one saying he also … Click to Continue »


Meghan McCain marries Ben Domenech in Arizona ceremony


Meghan McCain has married fellow conservative commentator Ben Domenech at her family's ranch in Arizona. McCain's father, Sen. John McCain, announced the wedding early Wednesday, tweeting : "Yesterday I was … Click to Continue »

Erykah Badu offers 'soul therapy' ahead of Soul Train Awards


There's no question that Erykah Badu is the soul hostess. On Sunday, she'll host the Soul Train Awards on BET. But earlier this week, she was the soulful host who … Click to Continue »

Cheyenne painter has created thousands of signs nationwide


A liberal amount of gray is flecked in the beard and hair of Norman Randall, 54. It's not from the paint the Cheyenne man is applying to signs at the … Click to Continue »


Mount Rushmore float to appear again in Turkey Day parade


This year's "Mount Rushmore's American Pride" float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will feature legendary rhythm and blues singer Smokey Robinson. This will be the eighth year the South … Click to Continue »

Disney star Jordan Fisher wins 'Dancing with the Stars'


Disney Channel star Jordan Fisher has been crowned the winner of "Dancing with the Stars" alongside partner Lindsay Arnold. Fisher beat out violinist Lindsey Stirling and actor Frankie Muniz for … Click to Continue »


Reaction to death of 'Partridge Family' star David Cassidy


Reaction to the death of singer and actor David Cassidy: "I have known, loved, and admired David Cassidy for 48 out of my 58 years. He has been as kind … Click to Continue »


Upstate NY library selling off art collection to pay bills


A western New York library plans to put more of its valuable art collection up for auction, a move that has drawn opposition from some of the organization's supporters. The … Click to Continue »

The Latest: N.Korea defector enjoys US films, S.Korean songs


The Latest on North Korean tensions (all times local): ___ 8 p.m. A South Korean hospital says a North Korean soldier who was shot by his comrades while fleeing to … Click to Continue »


Cold War drama caught on video as N. Korean soldier escapes


It's 3:11 p.m. on a cold, gray day on the North Korean side of the most heavily armed border in the world, and a lone soldier is racing toward freedom. … Click to Continue »