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Rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis in rehab following stroke


LOS ANGELES Rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has been discharged from a hospital to a rehabilitation center in Memphis, Tennessee, two weeks after suffering a stroke, his publicist said on Monday, quoting his doctor as saying Lewis is expected to fully recover.

'Empire' actor Smollett pleads not guilty to lying about Chicago attack

CHICAGO "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty in a Chicago court on Thursday to new charges that he falsely reported to police that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic assault on a city street. | Video

U.S., Television Mar 14 2019

Dick Dale, surf guitar pioneer, dies at 81

Dick Dale, who became known as "king of the surf guitar" with a twangy rapid-fire, reverb-heavy sound that he said recreated what he heard in his head while riding the waves, has died at 81, his former bass player Sam Bolle told Reuters.

Music, Mar 18 2019

Louis Vuitton pulls Michael Jackson-themed items from collection

PARIS French fashion house Louis Vuitton has pulled Michael Jackson-themed items from its 2019 summer menswear collection following a documentary about alleged child abuse by the late pop star.

Mar 18 2019

'Style muse': Meghan's rise to a royal fashionista

LONDON Her jackets and jeans, bangles and bags can instantly send tongues wagging and designers' sales soaring. | Video

Mar 13 2019

Bronx star Jennifer Lopez engaged to ex-Yankees slugger A-Rod

NEW YORK Former New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is engaged to the pop star, actress and producer Jennifer Lopez, they announced on social media on Saturday, sharing a photo of her ring.

Mar 09 2019

'Simpsons' producer pulls episode featuring Michael Jackson

An old episode of "The Simpsons" featuring the voice of Michael Jackson is being pulled from all future broadcasts, the show's producer told a newspaper, following a documentary about alleged child abuse by the late pop star.

Television, Music Mar 08 2019

Singer R. Kelly's girlfriends say parents are lying for money

Two women who say they are in a relationship with R. Kelly defended the R&B singer, despite criminal allegations he sexually assaulted teenage girls, and in a tearful interview broadcast on Thursday accused their own parents of trying to extort money from the performer. | Video

Music, U.S. Mar 07 2019

Backlash begins over 'Leaving Neverland' Jackson abuse documentary

LOS ANGELES Some radio stations in Canada and the Netherlands stopped playing Michael Jackson's music and fans bombarded Oprah Winfrey with hateful messages after the broadcast of a documentary about alleged child abuse by the late singer.

Film, Music, Mar 05 2019

Ex 'Beverly Hills, 90210' star Luke Perry dead at 52 after stroke

Actor Luke Perry, who rose to superstardom on the teen-oriented 1990s U.S. television drama "Beverly Hills 90210" and then aged into a fatherly role on comic-based "Riverdale," died on Monday at the age of 52 after suffering a "massive" stroke last week, his publicist said. | Video

U.S., Television Mar 05 2019