Elton John to play Glastonbury as epic tour draws to close

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Elton John to play Glastonbury as epic tour draws to close

LONDON (AP) — Elton John is scheduled to perform at the Glastonbury Festival in June, in what organizers say will be his farewell show in Britain. The festival announced Friday that the star will play the 2023 festival's final night on June 25. Glastonbury draws upwards of 200,000 people to Worthy Farm in southwest England to see dozens of the world's biggest stars. John ended the North American leg of […]

Christine McVie, Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter, dies at 79

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Christine McVie, Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter, dies at 79

NEW YORK (AP) — Christine McVie, the British-born Fleetwood Mac vocalist, songwriter and keyboard player whose cool, soulful contralto helped define such classics as "You Make Loving Fun," "Everywhere" and "Don't Stop," died Wednesday at age 79. Her death was announced on the band's social media accounts. No cause of death or other details were immediately provided, but a family statement said she "passed away peacefully at hospital this morning" […]

Rolling Stones’ 60th year honored with UK collectible coin

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Rolling Stones’ 60th year honored with UK collectible coin

LONDON (AP) — They want money — that's what they want, that's what they want. Well, now the Rolling Stones can say they're also ON money, the face of a new collectible coin issued by Britain's Royal Mint to celebrate the band's 60th anniversary. The new 5-pound coin features a silhouette of the iconic band performing — frontman Mick Jagger, guitarists Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood, and late drummer Charlie […]

McConaughey, Kunis among People Magazine’s ‘People of the Year’

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McConaughey, Kunis among People Magazine’s ‘People of the Year’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matthew McConaughey, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Hudson and "Abbott Elementary" creator and star Quinta Brunson have been named People magazine's 2022 "People of the Year." The magazine unveiled its annual list Wednesday, with Editor in Chief Wendy Naugle explaining this year's honorees were selected because of their efforts to help others. McConaughey was chosen for his advocacy efforts after the Uvalde school shooting rocked his hometown. Kunis […]

Rolling Stones to release star-stuffed 2012 live recording

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Rolling Stones to release star-stuffed 2012 live recording

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rolling Stones plan to release what they're calling their "ultimate live greatest hits album" with appearances by Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, Gary Clark Jr. and The Black Keys. "GRRR Live!" will release in February and features some of the band's greatest hits, including "Start Me Up," "Gimme Shelter," "Sympathy For the Devil" and "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." The 24-track collection will be released on […]

Judas Priest, Mellencamp leave memorable Rock Hall moments

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Judas Priest, Mellencamp leave memorable Rock Hall moments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This year's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony airs Saturday night on HBO. The telecast comes two weeks after the recording of the induction of Duran Duran, Lionel Richie, Eminem, Dolly Parton and many others at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Memorable moments included Judas Priest making metalheads of almost everyone in the room as they brought former members back for a set […]

Jay Leno suffers burns in gasoline fire, says he’s ‘OK’

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Jay Leno suffers burns in gasoline fire, says he’s ‘OK’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay Leno says he's doing OK after suffering serious burns in a gasoline fire. In a statement to Variety, Leno said he needs a "week or two" to get back on his feet. The cause and time of the fire wasn't immediately clear. The 72-year-old former "Tonight Show" host is known for his famed car collection, which is housed at a garage in Burbank, north of […]

Last total lunar eclipse for three years arrived Tuesday morning

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Last total lunar eclipse for three years arrived Tuesday morning

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — This morning's total lunar eclipse is the last one for three years. Tuesday's total lunar eclipse was be visible throughout North America in the predawn hours. Asia, Australia and the rest of the Pacific can catch it after sunset. Totality will last nearly 1 1/2 hours as Earth passes directly between the moon and sun. The so-called blood moon will appear red from the light […]

CBS, Moonves must pay $30.5 million for insider trading

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CBS, Moonves must pay $30.5 million for insider trading

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS and its former president, Leslie Moonves, will pay $30.5 million as part of an agreement with the New York attorney general's office, which says the network's executives conspired with a Los Angeles police captain to conceal sexual assault allegations against Moonves. The broadcast giant is required to pay $22 million to shareholders and another $6 million for sexual harassment and assault programs. Moonves will have […]

‘Bluey,’ ‘Funny Girl’ set for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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‘Bluey,’ ‘Funny Girl’ set for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

NEW YORK (AP) — The debut of a giant "Bluey" balloon, Lea Michele and the Broadway cast of "Funny Girl" and the legendary Dionne Warwick are some of the highlights slated for this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. This year's parade — the 96th annual — will feature 16 giant character balloons, 28 floats, 40 novelty and heritage inflatables, 12 marching bands, 700 clowns, 10 performance groups and, of course, […]

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McConaughey, Kunis among People Magazine’s ‘People of the Year’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matthew McConaughey, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Hudson and "Abbott Elementary" creator and star Quinta Brunson have been named People magazine's 2022 "People of the Year." The magazine unveiled its annual list Wednesday, with Editor in Chief Wendy Naugle explaining this year's honorees were selected because of their efforts to help others. McConaughey was chosen for his advocacy efforts after the Uvalde school shooting rocked his hometown. Kunis […]

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Appeals panel rules in favor of former Delaware inmate

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has ruled in favor of a former Delaware prison inmate who claimed he was deprived of his constitutional rights by being placed into solitary confinement for a long period despite his mental illness. A three-judge panel ruled Monday that a federal judge wrongly dismissed a challenge by Angelo Lee Clark to the conditions of his confinement. Clark died earlier this year […]

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