In photos: Trumps hand out Halloween candy, greet kids at White House

Politics 10/28/19, 18:48

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have handed out candy to hundreds of military families and local schoolchildren as the White House got a head start on Halloween. The children dressed up as astronauts, military officers, pirates and dinosaurs as they greeted the president and first lady one-by-one Monday. ...

Michael Jackson’s estate and former manager settle lawsuit

Entertainment 05/23/19, 14:29

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit between a former manager of Michael Jackson and his estate.The settlement announced Thursday with Tohme Tohme (TOH'-mae TOH'-mae) ends one of the last remaining legal fights involving Jackson's estate and comes just short of the 10th anniversary of the pop superstar's death.The ...

Michael Jackson’s eldest child Prince is a college graduate

Entertainment 05/11/19, 18:19

Michael Jackson's eldest child Prince is a college graduate.Twenty-two-year-old Prince Jackson — whose real name is Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. — went through commencement ceremonies Saturday at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.Prince Jackson graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration.The day was celebrated in social media posts from ...

Update: Orthodox reps not at pope’s multi-faith event

Europe 05/06/19, 12:19

The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Bulgaria (all times local):7:45 p.m.Pope Francis is presiding over a peace meeting in Bulgaria with members of the Balkan country's different faith communities and a children's choir singing "We Are the World."Pope Francis, second right, celebrates a mass in the Church of the ...

Berry Gordy fulfills dreams with Motown reaching 60 years

Entertainment 04/17/19, 10:24

Motown Records founder Berry Gordy looked out at the audience at a 60th anniversary tribute to his groundbreaking record label and saw his dream of making music for "all people" in the world fulfilled.Gordy told the packed Microsoft Theater at the "Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration" that he wanted his ...

Michael Jackson estate hits back at ‘Leaving Neverland’

Entertainment 04/16/19, 16:06

The co-executor of Michael Jackson's estate says he's confident the late superstar's supporters will be able to protect his legacy and brand in the wake of a documentary detailing allegations of sexual abuse. Longtime entertainment attorney John Branca criticized filmmakers of HBO's "Leaving Neverland" for not reaching out to the estate ...

Memorial spotlights the man behind Nipsey Hussle rap persona

Entertainment 04/12/19, 04:52

Thousands flocked to remember the life of Nipsey Hussle at a packed memorial service Thursday that provided mourners with a deeper appreciation of Ermias Asghedom, the man behind the up-and-coming hip-hop persona.Some of people who knew Hussle best, from his actress-fiancée Lauren London, dear friend Snoop Dogg and his mother ...

Memorial spotlights the man behind Nipsey Hussle rap persona

Entertainment 04/12/19, 02:04

Thousands flocked to remember the life of Nipsey Hussle at a packed memorial service Thursday that provided mourners with a deeper appreciation of Ermias Asghedom, the man behind the up-and-coming hip-hop persona.Some of people who knew Hussle best, from his actress-fiancée Lauren London, dear friend Snoop Dogg and his mother ...

LA prepares to mourn en masse for slain rapper Nipsey Hussle

Entertainment 04/10/19, 20:32

The city of Los Angeles is no stranger to epic street gatherings for everything from sports victory parades to televised car chases.But on Thursday it will host a much more somber — although likely equally large — affair when it lays to rest one of its native sons, rapper Nipsey ...

Janet Jackson, Nicks, five Brits lead rock hall inductees

Entertainment 03/29/19, 15:17

Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks and a quintet of British bands are being honored with induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Friday at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.The rock bands — Def Leppard, Radiohead, the Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies — represent a variety of styles and eras.Jackson ...

Geragos named in extortion case, has string of celeb clients

Entertainment 03/25/19, 20:56

Attorney Mark Geragos has had a long career representing high-profile clients including Michael Jackson, Colin Kaepernick and Jussie Smollett. Now he might need a defense attorney himself after being named Monday in a case accusing lawyer Michael Avenatti of trying to extort Nike.Geragos is not charged with a crime but ...

Barbra Streisand under fire for Michael Jackson remarks

Entertainment 03/23/19, 13:21

Barbra Streisand is coming under intense criticism on social media for telling a British newspaper that two men who say they were molested as children by Michael Jackson were "thrilled to be there" and that the alleged abuse "didn't kill them."In a wide-ranging interview with the Times of London, Streisand ...

Derulo reaches out to K-pop with ‘Let’s Shut Up & Dance’

World 03/21/19, 13:56

Jason Derulo is simultaneously looking ahead, looking back and looking across the ocean for his new project.In "Let's Shut Up & Dance," the pop singer collaborates with Asian K-pop acts Lay Zhang and NCT 127 in a trans-Pacific partnership he thinks ought to be increasingly common in the musical future.At ...

New documentaries spotlight parents of child sexual abuse

Entertainment 03/20/19, 14:14

The mothers of the two accusers in HBO's "Leaving Neverland" said they were lulled by Michael Jackson's forlorn demeanor and fairytale world when they allowed him to take their boys into his bed.An aunt who introduced her underage niece to R. Kelly and suspects abuse said in the "Surviving R. ...

Trio of child-sex documentaries spotlights victims’ parents

Entertainment 03/20/19, 10:31

The mothers of the two accusers in HBO's "Leaving Neverland" said they were lulled by Michael Jackson's forlorn demeanor and fairytale world when they allowed him to take their boys into his bed. An aunt who introduced her underage niece to R. Kelly and suspects abuse said in the six-part "Surviving ...

HBO’s doc ‘Leaving Neverland’ becomes a network favorite

Entertainment 03/12/19, 15:11

HBO's "Leaving Neverland" is heading up the charts.The unsparing documentary about Michael Jackson and his alleged sexual abuse is already the third most-watched documentary of the past decade at the prime cable network, which takes pride in its documentary schedule. It's likely to surpass "Bright Lights," the movie about Debbie ...

Carole Bayer Sager to get special honor at Songwriters Hall

New York 03/08/19, 13:57

Carole Bayer Sager will receive the Johnny Mercer Award by the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June.The Oscar- and Grammy-winner, who was inducted into the Songwriters Hall in 1987, will earn the organization's highest honor on June 13 at its 50th induction ceremony in New York City.Bayer Sager, 71, has ...

‘Simpsons’ producers pull iconic Michael Jackson episode

Entertainment 03/08/19, 11:03

The producers of "The Simpsons" are removing a classic episode that featured the voice of Michael Jackson.Executive producer James L. Brooks told The Wall Street Journal on Thursday "it feels clearly the only choice to make." He said fellow executive producers Matt Groening and Al Jean are "of one mind ...

Music museums keeping Michael Jackson exhibits on display

Entertainment 03/06/19, 15:41

Megastar Michael Jackson's musical legacy has been getting critically reappraised after a new documentary rekindled allegations of child sexual abuse, but at least two music museums in Detroit and Tennessee aren't scrubbing the King of Pop from their exhibits.The National Museum of African American Music said Jackson will be included ...

Michael Jackson’s legacy clouded by dark documentary

Entertainment 03/05/19, 13:10

Can the memory of Michael Jackson survive "Leaving Neverland?"The documentary that aired for two nights on HBO gave the public graphic details of alleged sexual abuse from two men who say Jackson molested them as children.Jackson's estate and family say those claims are utterly false. But the film could bring ...

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