Sports Illustrated magazine sold for $110M

Sports 05/28/19, 10:42

Sports Illustrated is being sold for $110 million, but the seller will continue running the iconic magazine under a licensing deal.Authentic Brands Group is buying Sports Illustrated from Meredith Corp.Authentic will handle marketing, business development and licensing functions. That includes licensing the magazine itself back to Meredith, so that Meredith ...

Exhibits about Ali, nature, motorcycles opening at Graceland

Entertainment 05/22/19, 23:22

A massive new exhibition and entertainment hall is set to open at Elvis Presley's Graceland in Tennessee with three museum-style exhibits, including one focused on the life and career of late boxing great Muhammad Ali.Graceland officials say the 80,000-square-foot (7,432-square-meter) Graceland Exhibition Center opens Saturday to guests visiting the Presley-themed ...

Actor-comedian Sammy Shore, father of Pauly, dies at 92

Entertainment 05/18/19, 16:29

Sammy Shore, an actor and standup comedian who co-founded the Comedy Store, died Saturday. He was 92.Through a spokeswoman, Shore's family said he died at his Las Vegas home surrounded by family. He was the father of actor-comedian Pauly Shore.Shore's nearly seven-decade career stretched from the "Borscht Belt" summer resorts ...

Michelle Branch, Black Keys’ Patrick Carney tie the knot

Entertainment 04/21/19, 11:05

Michelle Branch and Patrick Carney of the Black Keys are married.The Grammy-winning musicians tied the knot Saturday at the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans in front of close friends and family, a representative for Carney told The Associated Press on Sunday.Among those attending the wedding were the couple's 7-month-old ...

Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott nervous about rock hall speech

Entertainment 03/28/19, 11:58

Joe Elliott has no problem addressing huge crowds at concerts and festivals. But when his band Def Leppard gets inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Friday, it's the speech that will make him uneasy."Getting up and going 'How's everybody doing? Are we ready to rock?' is ...

Drummer Hal Blaine, played on hits of Sinatra, Elvis, dies

Entertainment 03/11/19, 21:34

Hal Blaine, the Hall of Fame session drummer and virtual one-man soundtrack of the 1960s and '70s who played on the songs of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and the Beach Boys and laid down one of music's most memorable opening riffs on the Ronettes' "Be My Baby," died Monday. Blaine died ...

Highlights from the career of drummer Hal Blaine

U.S. 03/11/19, 19:53

Session drummer Hal Blaine, who died Monday at age 90 , played on thousands of records in the 1960s and '70s. He was best known for the opening solo on the Ronettes' "Be My Baby," but also played on a wide range of songs now considered classics. Here are highlights:— ...

Americans Chock and Bates win ice dancing at Four Continents

Sports 02/10/19, 19:05

Madison Chock and Evan Bates of the United States captured the first major international title of their career Sunday, winning the ice dancing competition at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships.Chock and Bates, who were second at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships two weeks ago, scored 126.25 points during their ...

George Klein, Elvis Presley’s friend, radio host, dies

Entertainment 02/06/19, 00:14

Elvis Presley's longtime friend and radio personality George Klein has died. He was 83.Presley's former wife, Priscilla Presley, told The Associated Press that Klein died Tuesday at hospice in Memphis, Tennessee. Priscilla Presley said Klein had been suffering from illness, including pneumonia, for about two weeks.Klein met Presley in 1948 ...

Herb Kelleher, co-founder of Southwest Airlines, dies at 87

Business 01/03/19, 19:46

Not many CEOs dress up as Elvis Presley, settle a business dispute with an arm-wrestling contest, or go on TV wearing a paper bag over their head. That's Herb Kelleher. Herb Kelleher did all those things. Along the way, the co-founder and longtime leader of Southwest Airlines also revolutionized air travel by ...

Presley’s ‘Comeback Special’ still relevant, 50 years later

Entertainment 12/28/18, 12:16

The 1968 television show known as Elvis Presley's comeback special is experiencing its own return and revitalization. Producer Steve Binder, who worked with Presley to create the show that helped return the singer the prominence, says he never expected the "Singer Presents...Elvis" special to endure. But endure it has, with NBC ...

Trump says 7 to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Politics 11/10/18, 12:22

President Donald Trump has announced his first recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and they include the wife of a major Republican Party donor, the longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history, Elvis Presley and Babe Ruth. FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2018 photo, Alan Page, NFL Hall of Famer ...

Country bluesman, hit songwriter Tony Joe White dies

Entertainment 10/25/18, 16:31

A record label representative says Tony Joe White, the country rocker and hit songwriter behind such hits as "Polk Salad Annie" and "A Rainy Night in Georgia," has died at age 75,A statement from the record label Yep Roc Music Group said White's family confirmed the rocker died Wednesday in ...

100 days in, Atlantic City’s reopened casinos looking good

Sports 10/03/18, 12:26

One has Elvis Presley's Rolls Royce, the costumes the Beatles wore onstage, and the management know-how and money of one of the world's largest and most successful hospitality companies — even as it replaces its boss.The other has a successful sports betting facility, a redesigned casino floor and family owners ...

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