• Twerking, lowriders shut down Route 66 in Albuquerque

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A hip-hop video shoot shut down parts of Route 66 in New Mexico last weekend because lowriders were driving around in circles as a crowd of hundreds twerked in the street.

  • In a Monday, July 11, 2016 file photo, Monica attends the arrivals at VH1's Hip Hop Honors at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, in New York. Monica says she’s happy to see her 13-year-old hit “So Gone” trend heavily on social media, spike in sales and streams and find a new audience with younger kids. The Grammy winner’s 2003 song, produced by Missy Elliott, has enjoyed a rebirth since the #SoGoneChallenge was introduced, where rappers, or anyone, spit rhymes over the track’s slick beat. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)

    #SoGoneChallenge gives Monica and 13-year-old hit a boost

    NEW YORK (AP) — R&B singer Monica says she’s happy to see her 13-year-old hit “So Gone” trend heavily on social media, spike in sales and streams, and find a new audience with younger kids.

  • In this June 12, 2016 file photo, Barbra Streisand presents the award for best musical at the Tony Awards in New York. Streisand's 36th studio album, "Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway," is a compilation of Broadway duets with some of her friends and favorite actors, including Anne Hathaway, Daisy Ridley, Hugh Jackman, Chris Pine and Bradley Cooper.  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

    Barbra Streisand enlists A-list pals for Broadway album

    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Sometimes even Barbra Streisand needs a little help from her friends.

  • In this Aug. 4, 2016 file photo, Justin Timberlake speaks at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grants Banquet in Beverly Hills, Calif. Timberlake is a new partner and producer of the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival. This year’s lineup on Sept. 24 and 25 includes Beck, Daryl Hall and John Oates and Kacey Musgraves, but Timberlake will not be performing this year, according to the festival. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

    Justin Timberlake added as partner to Pilgrimage Festival

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Justin Timberlake is a new partner and producer of the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival in the same Tennessee community where he lives.

  • In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. The disclosure that some pills found at Prince's Paisley Park home and studio were counterfeit and contained the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl strongly suggests they came to the superstar illegally. Prince died April 21, 2016, of an accidental fentanyl overdose. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

    Counterfeit pain pills likely came to Prince illegally

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The disclosure that some pills found at Prince’s Paisley Park home and studio were counterfeit and contained the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl strongly suggests the pills came to the superstar musician illegally.

  • In this Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears as the Nintendo game character Super Mario during the closing ceremony at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Abe's brief but show-stopping appearance as Super Mario offered a glimpse at Tokyo's plans for the 2020 games. (Yu Nakajima/Kyodo News via AP, File)

    AP Explains: Super Mario’s global appeal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Take that, Pokemon. On Sunday, the Japanese prime minister turned up at the Olympics closing ceremonies to promote the 2020 Tokyo games dressed up as Mario , the eponymous hero of the popular video game series created in 1985.

  • In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. The disclosure that some pills found at Prince's Paisley Park home and studio were counterfeit and contained the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl strongly suggests they came to the superstar illegally. Prince died April 21, 2016, of an accidental fentanyl overdose. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

    Counterfeit pills likely came to Prince illegally

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The disclosure that some pills found at Prince’s Paisley Park home and studio were counterfeit and contained the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl strongly suggests the pills came to the superstar musician illegally.

  • In this Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, file photo, United States' Gabrielle "Gabby" Douglas performs on the floor during the artistic gymnastics women's qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Douglas and musician and actress Laura Marano have been added as celebrity judges for the 2017 Miss America competition, pageant officials made the announcement Monday, Aug. 22. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

    Gabby Douglas, Laura Marano join Miss America pageant panel

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas and musician and actress Laura Marano have been added as celebrity judges for the 2017 Miss America competition.

  • In this Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears as the Nintendo game character Super Mario during the closing ceremony at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Abe's brief but show-stopping appearance as Super Mario offered a glimpse at Tokyo's plans for the 2020 games. (Yu Nakajima/Kyodo News via AP, File)

    AP Explains: Super Mario’s global appeal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Take that, Pokemon. On Sunday, the Japanese prime minister turned up at the Olympics closing ceremonies to promote the 2020 Tokyo games dressed up as Mario , the eponymous hero of the popular video game series created in 1985.

  • In this April 29, 2016 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs at the International Jazz Day Concert on the South Lawn of the White House of the Washington. Franklin said in a statement Monday, Aug. 22, that she will have to cancel a few upcoming concerts on doctors' orders. The Queen of Soul said she should be back on the road in November. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

    Aretha Franklin canceling performances to rest up

    NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin is canceling some upcoming concerts to rest up.