Celebrity causes

Actor Jussie Smollett, center, leaves the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago after prosecutors dropped all charges against him on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
March 26, 2019 - 5:40 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Infuriating Chicago's mayor and police chief, prosecutors abruptly dropped all charges against Jussie Smollett on Tuesday after the "Empire" actor accused of faking a racist, anti-gay attack on himself agreed to let the city keep his $10,000 in bail. But he maintained his innocence...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2018 file photo, Cyndi Lauper performs at the 8th annual "Home for the Holidays" benefit concert at the Beacon Theatre in New York. A university in Vermont has announced Lauper will return to the school to give its commencement address. Northern Vermont University-Johnson said Lauper will deliver the address May 18, 2019. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
March 24, 2019 - 7:50 am
JOHNSON, Vt. (AP) — A university in Vermont has announced singer, songwriter and activist Cyndi Lauper will return to the school to give its commencement address. Northern Vermont University-Johnson said Lauper will deliver the address May 18. The 65-year-old attended what was then known as Johnson...
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Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during an event in St. George, S.C., on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Harris is spending two days in South Carolina, home of the first southern presidential primary in 2020, spending time with voters in rural and coastal areas. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
March 20, 2019 - 10:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat presidential candidate Kamala Harris is in California for a fundraiser hosted by prominent Hollywood power players, including the prolific television hitmaker Shonda Rhimes. The Wednesday evening event is billed as a "reception in support of Kamala Harris for the People...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2016 file photo, Beyonce and Jay-Z perform during a Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton campaign rally in Cleveland. The power couple will be honored for accelerating LGBTQ acceptance at the GLAAD Media Awards on March 28. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
March 11, 2019 - 9:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce and Jay-Z are getting recognized for achievements outside of music: The power couple will be honored at the GLAAD Media Awards for accelerating LGBTQ acceptance. GLAAD announced Monday that the Carters will receive its Vanguard Award at its 30th annual awards on March 28 in...
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March 07, 2019 - 3:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest LGBTQ civil rights organization is honoring Christina Aguilera with its Ally for Equality award. The Human Rights Campaign announced Thursday the six-time Grammy-winning singer is a true "LGBTQ icon" who uses her platform to "share a message of hope and...
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March 07, 2019 - 2:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Annie Lennox has a sweet dream — that the world will embrace the term global feminism and continue to push for the advancement of women's rights around the globe. The iconic singer teamed with Apple Music to launch a video Thursday in support of global feminism to coincide with...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2005 file photo, singer Prince arrives with his wife Manuela Testolini for the 77th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Andra Day, Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics and Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire will perform during a fundraising gala honoring Prince to benefit the foundation of his second wife, Testolini. The evening Sunday to raise money for In a Perfect World will be hosted by Anthony Anderson. Bobby Brown, Beyonce’s mother, Tina Knowles, Chaka Khan and Prince’s “Purple Rain” co-star Apollonia Kotero were scheduled to attend. Testolini, who was married to the late megastar from 2001 to 2007, told The Associated Press on Friday that performances will be heavy on Prince music. About 250 people will attend in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)
March 01, 2019 - 2:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Andra Day, Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics and Philip Bailey and Verdine White of Earth, Wind & Fire will perform during a fundraising gala honoring Prince to benefit the foundation of his second wife, Manuela Testolini. The evening Sunday to raise money for In a Perfect World...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008 file photo, German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter performs during the Jose Carreras Gala rehearsal in Leipzig, eastern Germany. American rapper and DJ Grandmaster Flash, German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and international music charity Playing for Change Foundation on Wednesday Feb. 13, 2019, won Sweden's Polar Music Prizes for 2019. (AP Photo/Eckehard Schulz, file)
February 13, 2019 - 2:07 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — American rapper and DJ Grandmaster Flash, German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and international music charity Playing for Change Foundation on Wednesday won Sweden's Polar Music Prizes for 2019. The award panel said Grandmaster Flash, born Joseph Saddler, is "rightly...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2011 file photo, Memphis DJ George Klein, left, jokes with Lansky Brothers founder Bernard Lansky, second from left, "Clothier to the King" during the unveiling of a new plaque to mark the original location of the historic clothing store on Beale St. in Memphis, Tenn. Elvis Presley’s longtime friend and radio personality George Klein has died at age 83. Presley’s former wife, Priscilla Presley, told The Associated Press that Klein died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at hospice in Memphis. (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal via AP, File)
February 05, 2019 - 9:50 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — George Klein, the deep-voiced radio personality who became friends with Elvis Presley in high school and stayed close to the King of Rock n' Roll throughout his career, has died. He was 83. Presley's former wife, Priscilla Presley, told The Associated Press that Klein died...
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U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., left, former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young and entertainer Jamie Foxx, right, speak on the sidelines before the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Atlanta. The Patriots won 13-3. (AP Photo/Jonathan Landrum Jr)
February 03, 2019 - 9:35 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Not everyone is watching Super Bowl 53 for the love of football — celebrities are a big part of the day, too. Here's a breakdown of what is happening with entertainers on Sunday in Atlanta. ___ GLADYS KNIGHT, CHLOE X HALLE FILLED WITH JOY Gladys Knight was all smiles as she blew...
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