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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 1984 photo, Michael Jackson performs with his brothers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, as part of their Victory Tour concert. The Michael Jackson estate has sent a letter to the U.K.'s Channel 4 warning that a documentary on men who accuse the singer of molesting them as boys violates the network's programming guidelines. Estate attorneys say in the letter released to The Associated Press on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, that "Leaving Neverland," includes no response from Jackson defenders as the channel's guidelines require. (AP Photo/Doug Pizac, File)
February 11, 2019 - 10:30 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's oldest shopping mall has removed a wax statue of Michael Jackson out of fears it could offend customers and may be vandalized because of accusations that the late pop star molested boys. Charlotte Andersen, marketing manager for the Roedovre Centrum mall in...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2016, file photo, Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak, center, gives a press statement after his court hearing at Kuala Lumpur High Court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is hardly lying low ahead of his corruption trial on charges related to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun, File)
February 11, 2019 - 5:51 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — From appearing in an R&B music video and trolling social media to vilify the new government, former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been combative before the start of his graft trial, linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019, file photo, Wade Robson, from left, director Dan Reed and James Safechuck pose for a portrait to promote the film "Leaving Neverland" at the Salesforce Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The Michael Jackson estate has sent a letter to the U.K.’s Channel 4 warning that the documentary on Robson and Safechuck, who accuse the singer of molesting them as boys violates the network's programming guidelines. Estate attorneys say in the letter released to The Associated Press on Monday, Feb. 11, that "Leaving Neverland," includes no response from Jackson defenders as the channel's guidelines require. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)
February 10, 2019 - 11:06 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Michael Jackson estate is warning the U.K.'s Channel 4 that a documentary on two men who accuse the singer of molesting them as boys violates the network's programming guidelines. Estate attorneys say in a letter to the channel released to The Associated Press on Monday that...
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FILE - In this May 19, 1980, photo, people walk past ruins in the Culmer section of Miami after rioting over the acquittal of four police officers charged with the 1979 beating death of Arthur McDuffie, a black motorcyclist. When future Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and future Attorney General Mark Herring admitted dressing up in blackface in the 1980s racial stereotypes and racist imagery in popular culture seemed to be everywhere. There also was racial unrest and historic elections of black mayors. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
February 10, 2019 - 10:18 am
At the time Virginia's future political leaders put on blackface in college for fun, Dan Aykroyd wore it too — in the hit 1983 comedy "Trading Places." Such racial insensitivities ran rampant in popular culture during the 1980s. That was also the decade that Chicago elected its first black mayor,...
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February 09, 2019 - 7:08 am
LONDON (AP) — U.K. hip-hop stars have paid tribute to rising rapper Cadet, who was killed in a car crash early Saturday on the way to a performance in central England. Management of the 28-year-old musician says he was a passenger in a taxi that collided with another vehicle near Keele University,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019, file photo, Wade Robson, from left, director Dan Reed and James Safechuck pose for a portrait to promote the film "Leaving Neverland" at the Salesforce Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The Michael Jackson estate has sent a letter to the U.K.’s Channel 4 warning that the documentary on Robson and Safechuck, who accuse the singer of molesting them as boys violates the network's programming guidelines. Estate attorneys say in the letter released to The Associated Press on Monday, Feb. 11, that "Leaving Neverland," includes no response from Jackson defenders as the channel's guidelines require. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)
February 08, 2019 - 5:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson's estate is calling HBO's decision to air a documentary that includes allegations from two men that the superstar molested them "disgraceful" and is urging the cable network to further investigate their backgrounds. The 10-page letter released Friday offers a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2012 file photo, British singer George Michael performs at a concert to raise money for the AIDS charity Sidaction, during the Symphonica tour at Palais Garnier Opera house in Paris, France. Artworks collected by George Michael before his death in 2016 are going up for auction. Christie's is selling the music star's collection, including pieces by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Sarah Lucas _ members of the "Young British Artists" generation who, like Michael, shook up Britain's creative scene in the 1980s and 90s. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
February 08, 2019 - 6:09 am
LONDON (AP) — A trove of art collected by singer George Michael before his death in 2016 is going up for auction in London. Christie's is selling the star's collection, including pieces by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Sarah Lucas — members of the "Young British Artists" generation who, like...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018 file photo, singer Rihanna attends the 4th annual Diamond Ball in New York. A man who authorities say broke into Rihanna's Hollywood Hills home and spent 12 hours there when she was not home has pleaded no contest to stalking the singer. Los Angeles County prosecutors said Thursday that 27-year-old Eduardo Leon of Fullerton entered the plea to felony counts of stalking and vandalism and a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest. He was immediately sentenced to five years’ probation and 90 days of GPS monitoring. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
February 07, 2019 - 6:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who authorities say broke into Rihanna's Hollywood Hills home and spent 12 hours there when she was not home has pleaded no contest to stalking the singer. Los Angeles County prosecutors said Thursday that 27-year-old Eduardo Leon of Fullerton entered the plea to felony...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2019 file photo, Kelly Rowland attends the premiere of "What Men Want" in Los Angeles. Rowland will host the 12th annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards on Feb. 21, honoring actresses Regina Hall, Jenifer Lewis, Amandla Stenberg and Kiki Layne. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
February 05, 2019 - 8:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Kelly Rowland will host the 12th annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards this month. Essence announced Tuesday that the Grammy-winning singer, who has had some acting roles, will host the Feb. 21 luncheon honoring actresses Regina Hall, Jenifer Lewis, Amandla Stenberg and...
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This combination photo shows, top row from left, Tina Fey, Daniel Craig, Constance Wu, and bottom row from left, Awkwafina, Chris Evans and Tessa Thompson, who will be presenters at the 91st Academy Awards on Feb. 24. (AP Photo)
February 04, 2019 - 1:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg and Brie Larson will be presenters at the 91st Academy Awards. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Monday announced its first slate of presenters. Also among the 13 stars are Daniel Craig, Jennifer Lopez, Amandla Stenberg and Awkwafina...
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