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Kirstie Alley, Emmy-winning ‘Cheers’ star, dies at 71

Kirstie Alley, Emmy-winning ‘Cheers’ star, dies at 71

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kirstie Alley, a two-time Emmy winner whose roles on the TV megahit “Cheers” and in the “Look Who's Talking” films made her one of the biggest stars in American comedy in the late 1980s and early 1990s, died Monday. She was 71.
Jazzy 'Charlie Brown Christmas' swings on after 57 years

Jazzy 'Charlie Brown Christmas' swings on after 57 years

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mendelson family would love to find the envelope where their father, Lee, scribbled some lyrics to jazz musician Vince Guaraldi's composition “Christmas Time is Here” for an animated TV special featuring the “Peanuts” gang in 1965
'Road Trippin' - Red Hot Chili Peppers unveil 2023 tour

'Road Trippin' - Red Hot Chili Peppers unveil 2023 tour

NEW YORK (AP) — There's no rest for the spicy: Fresh off a world tour and two albums this year, Red Hot Chili Peppers are preparing for a set of stadium shows and festival stops across North America and Europe in 2023.
Man who shot Lady Gaga's dog walker gets 21 years in prison

Man who shot Lady Gaga's dog walker gets 21 years in prison

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man who shot and wounded Lady Gaga’s dog walker while stealing her French bulldogs last year took a plea deal and was sentenced to 21 years in prison on Monday, officials said.
'Sesame Street' mainstay Bob McGrath remembered as friendly neighbour in Saskatchewan

'Sesame Street' mainstay Bob McGrath remembered as friendly neighbour in Saskatchewan

REGINA — For decades, Saskatchewan received a double dose of love from Bob McGrath. As one of the original cast members of "Sesame Street," McGrath was known for stealing people's hearts through their television screens.
Judd family files notice to dismiss suit over death records

Judd family files notice to dismiss suit over death records

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The family of country singer Naomi Judd on Monday filed a notice to voluntarily dismiss a lawsuit that sought to block journalists from accessing the police investigation records surrounding her death.
Lost Stephen Sondheim musical reveals insight into a giant

Lost Stephen Sondheim musical reveals insight into a giant

NEW YORK (AP) — A copy of what's being called Stephen Sondheim's first original cast recording has been found on a misplaced CD, capturing the legendary composer's budding skills in a student-led musical while at Williams College in 1948.
Clarification: Obit-Aline Kominsky-Crumb story

Clarification: Obit-Aline Kominsky-Crumb story

In a story published December 1, 2022, The Associated Press reported on the death of cartoonist Aline Kominsky-Crumb. The story referred incorrectly to the Five Towns as a suburb.
The women at the center of Harvey Weinstein's LA rape trial

The women at the center of Harvey Weinstein's LA rape trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors called 44 witnesses to make their case against Harvey Weinstein , but a jury's decision at his Los Angeles trial will hinge largely on the testimony of four: the women he is charged with raping or sexually assaulting, a
New this week: Will Smith, 'Pinocchio' and 'George & Tammy'

New this week: Will Smith, 'Pinocchio' and 'George & Tammy'

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music and video game platforms this week.
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