• Judge drops R. Kelly sex-abuse charges at prosecutor’s wish

    CHICAGO (AP) — A judge dismissed sex-abuse charges against R&B singer R. Kelly on Tuesday based on the recommendation of a Chicago prosecutor.

  • ‘Laverne & Shirley’ actor Cindy Williams dies at 75

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cindy Williams, who was among the most recognizable stars in America in the 1970s and 1980s for her role as Shirley opposite Penny Marshall’s Laverne on the beloved sitcom “Laverne & Shirley,” has died. She was 75.

  • Chicago prosecutor dropping R. Kelly sex-abuse charges

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago prosecutor said Monday that she’s dropping sex-abuse charges against singer R. Kelly following federal convictions in two courts that should guarantee the disgraced R&B star will be locked up for decades.

  • EXPLAINER: Why everyone’s debating Riseborough’s Oscar nod

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nothing — not Tom Cruise’s snub nor Austin Butler’s lingering Elvis Presley inflections — has caused quite as much a stir around this year’s Oscars as the best-actress nomination for British actress Andrea Riseborough.

  • MLB The Show ’23 cover athlete is Marlins’ Jazz Chisholm

    MIAMI (AP) — Jazz Chisholm Jr., the Miami Marlins’ Euro-stepping, home-run blasting all-star, has goals beyond his impressive stats. With every stolen base and acrobatic catch, Chisholm hopes to have an impact on the next generation of players.

  • Review: Pamela Anderson captivatingly tells her own story

    Pamela Anderson was always a bit of an open book in interviews. No one ever told her not to be, or that because she talked about some things that she didn’t have to talk about everything. She didn’t know that she could draw her own line in the sand if a question made her feel uncomfortable.

  • Chip Caray follows grandpa’s footsteps as voice of Cardinals

    Longtime broadcaster Chip Caray is taking over as the television play-by-play voice of the St. Louis Cardinals, more than five decades after his grandfather and Hall of Fame broadcaster Harry Caray became a baseball staple with the same club.

  • Trevor Noah returns as Grammy host with comfort, nervousness

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trevor Noah feels more comfortable hosting the Grammy Awards for a third-straight year, but the former “The Daily Show” host still has some nervousness about leading the ceremony with big-time acts like Beyoncé, Adele and Harry Styles looking on.

  • Michael Jackson’s nephew to star in King of Pop biopic

    NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Jackson’s 26-year-old nephew, Jaafar Jackson, will play the King of Pop in the planned biopic “Michael” to be directed by Antoine Fuqua.

  • Review: K-pop’s NCT127 adds neo-chill hop to album repackage

    “Ay-Yo — The 4th Album Repackage” NCT127 (SM Entertainment)