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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2017 file photo, Vince Gill performs during a memorial service for country music singer Troy Gentry at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn. Gill is defending the Recording Academy over the criticism that female artists were underrepresented at this year’s Grammy Awards. Gill says it’s impossible not to leave someone off the list each year and that some group always feels slighted. The country music star made the comments earlier this week of Feb. 12, 2018, before a benefit concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame in New York where he shared the stage with Emmylou Harris, Maren Morris, and Kesha. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
February 17, 2018 - 1:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Vince Gill defended the Recording Academy over the criticism that female artists were underrepresented at this year's Grammy Awards. Gill said it is "impossible" to not leave someone off the list in a given year. "I look at it kind of trying to see the whole field, you know. And I...
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Danai Gurira speaks as the cast of “Black Panther” arrives at the South Africa premiere on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Johannesburg. (AP Photo/Cara Anna)
February 17, 2018 - 10:48 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — "Black Panther" has burst onto the screen in Africa, handing a powerful response to the unfortunate remarks about the continent by President Donald Trump. As the red carpet in South Africa swirled with stunning outfits and exclamations in the local isiXhosa language used in the...
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February 17, 2018 - 10:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla.; former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson; former Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. ___ CBS' "Face the...
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FILD - In this March 2, 1965 file photo, The Rev. Martin Luther King speaks at a Charter Day ceremony at Howard University in Washington. King discussed his civil rights movement theme, "We shall overcome." According the federal government a historically black college or university is an accredited learning institution started before 1964 that had a primary mission of educating black people. There are about 100 of them in 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Tasnadi)
February 17, 2018 - 10:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Filmmaker Stanley Nelson knew he wanted to tell a story about the nation's historically black colleges and universities — not just about individual HBCUs, many of which have their own celebrated histories, but about what they collectively have meant to black people. And in making...
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Rapper Quavo, center, the MVP of the NBA All-Star celebrity basketball game, holds his trophy as he poses with his Migos bandmates Offset, left, and Takeoff following the game Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
February 17, 2018 - 9:41 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Quavo is known for dropping beats and delivering rhymes as one-third of Atlanta's hip-hop trio Migos. He can also make buckets on the basketball court. Quavo was named MVP after scoring a game-high 19 points to lead Team Clippers to a 75-66 win over Team Lakers in the NBA All-...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 file photo, a bronze alloy BAFTA mask stands in a foundry in West Drayton, London, ahead of the award ceremony in February. Designed by US sculptor Mitzi Cunliffe in 1955, New Pro Foundries has been making the bronze casts since the ceremony was created in 1976. The red carpet will be a sea of black as the movement against sexual misconduct takes center stage at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday Feb. 18, 2018. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
February 17, 2018 - 6:11 am
LONDON (AP) — The red carpet will be a sea of black as the movement against sexual misconduct takes center stage at the British Academy Film Awards . Many female stars and other guests are expected to dress in monochrome for Sunday's ceremony as a statement of solidarity with victims of sexual...
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Kendrick Lamar performs at L.A. LIVE's Microsoft Square during NBA All Star Weekend 2018 on Friday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
February 17, 2018 - 6:09 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kendrick Lamar added to the excitement around Sunday's NBA All-Star game with a searing performance Friday night. The Grammy-winning rapper was alone on an outdoor stage across from Staples Center for a 45-minute set packed with hits from his albums, collaborations and mixtapes...
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February 17, 2018 - 12:00 am
Disney says 'Black Panther' is raking it in Weinstein Co. fires president after suit alleges inaction Oops! Don't forget that miracles can happen in sports Vince Gill defends Grammys on female representation Tears, exuberance as 'Black Panther' opens across Africa Drake touts giveaways, urges fans...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2016, file photo, Harry Connick Jr. participates in the "Harry" panel during the NBC Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Connick Jr.'s daytime show is coming to an end later this year. NBCUniversal Domestic Television said Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, that Connick's talk-variety show, titled "Harry," will wrap after two seasons. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
February 16, 2018 - 9:55 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harry Connick Jr.'s daytime show is coming to an end later this year. NBCUniversal Domestic Television said Friday that Connick's talk-variety show, titled "Harry," will wrap after two seasons. The company lauded the jazz musician and former "American Idol" judge as a "phenomenal...
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This image released by Disney shows Danai Gurira in a scene from Marvel Studios' "Black Panther." Gurira says the representation of women in “Black Panther” is important for young girls to see. The film features a number of powerful female leads, including Gurira as the head of a special forces unit, Lupita Nyong’o as a spy, Angela Bassett as the Queen Mother and newcomer Letitia Wright as a scientist and inventor. (Marvel Studios-Disney via AP)
February 16, 2018 - 9:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Black Panther" is well on its way to a record-making weekend at the North American box office. The Walt Disney Co. estimates Friday that the superhero movie earned $25.2 million from its Thursday preview screenings. It's the second biggest for a Marvel Studios film behind "...
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