Celebrity causes

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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FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Smollett, who alleges he was the victim of a brutal racial and homophobic attack, is a former child star who grew up to become a champion of LGBT rights and one of the few actors to play a black gay character on primetime TV. His breakthrough came aboard the hip-hop drama “Empire,” playing Jamal Lyon, a talented R&B singer struggling to earn his father’s approval and find his place in his dad's music empire. It became one of the biggest network shows to star a gay black character. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
January 30, 2019 - 3:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — TV star and musician Jussie Smollett, who alleges he was the victim of a brutal racial and homophobic attack , is a former child star who grew up to become a champion of LGBT rights and one of the few actors to play a black gay character on primetime TV. Smollet's breakthrough came...
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January 28, 2019 - 8:09 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sarah Jessica Parker and Jeff Bridges are bringing a couple of famed characters back to life for a charity in a new Super Bowl commercial. Parker will reprise her Carrie Bradshaw role from "Sex and the City" and Bridges will appear as "The Dude" in a Stella Artois commercial to...
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This image released by NBC shows Jimmy Fallon, host of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," left, with Lin-Manuel Miranda, center, and a member of the cast from the musical "Hamilton," at the Luis A. Ferré Performing Arts Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Fallon will join the cast in a performance of "The Story of Tonight” from the Tony-winning musical which will air on Fallon's show on Tuesday, Jan. 15. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC via AP)
January 14, 2019 - 2:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Fallon said a "Tonight Show" episode taped in Puerto Rico with "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is a love letter to the island still in hurricane-recovery mode. "It's a real celebration of Puerto Rico," Fallon told The Associated Press of Tuesday's episode of the NBC...
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FILE - This June 13, 2008 file photo shows R&B singer R. Kelly arriving at 3the Cook County Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Kelly, one of the top-selling recording artists of all time, has been hounded for years by allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls _ accusations he and his attorneys have long denied. But an Illinois prosecutor’s plea for potential victims and witnesses to come forward has sparked hope among some advocates that the R&B star might face new charges. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
January 10, 2019 - 4:42 pm
R. Kelly, one of the top-selling recording artists of all time, has been dogged for years by allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls — accusations he and his attorneys have long denied. But an Illinois prosecutor's plea for potential victims and witnesses to come forward...
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