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January 25, 2019 - 8:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay Asher, author of the best-selling novel "Thirteen Reasons Why" that became a Netflix series, is suing an authors' group over allegations that he harassed women. Asher's defamation lawsuit, filed Friday in Los Angeles, contends that his family, career and reputation were...
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WWJ Plus
January 23, 2019 - 4:30 pm
An independent film is opening on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 in select theaters across the country, including in metro Detroit.  WWJ film critic Terri Lee spoke with the writer and director of "Bricked," Aleshia Cowser.
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January 23, 2019 - 12:35 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A stage musical about Michael Jackson will premiere in Chicago later this year before heading to Broadway in 2020. Officials said Wednesday that "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" will begin pre-Broadway performances at Chicago's Nederlander Theatre on Oct. 29 and run through Dec. 1...
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Terri Lee-Sylvester
January 23, 2019 - 12:06 pm
An independently-produced film tackling the stigma of mental illness opens on Thursday in select theaters across the country.
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In this photo made available by the Henry County Sheriff's Office, GA., shows Henry James Mason under arrest, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2019. Mason turned himself in after he threatened a father who says singer R. Kelly is keeping his daughter from her family. (Henry County Sheriff's Office via AP)
January 18, 2019 - 4:03 pm
MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — A man accused of threatening a father who says singer R. Kelly kept his daughter from her family has turned himself in. Henry County Sheriff's Office Maj. Bobby Sloan says Henry James Mason turned himself in around 8:30 a.m. Friday. A judge had issued a warrant for Mason on...
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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2014 file photo, host Wendy Williams appears at the 2014 Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas. Williams’ family says she is taking an extended break from her TV talk show to deal with health issues. In a statement Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, the family said that Williams has suffered complications from the Graves' disease in the past few days. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
January 18, 2019 - 3:04 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wendy Williams is taking an extended break from her TV talk show to deal with health issues related to her immune system disorder, her family said Friday. The family wrote in a statement that Williams has suffered complications from Graves' disease in the past few days. Treatment...
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Gladys Knight
FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2018 file photo, Gladys Knight arrives at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
January 17, 2019 - 1:45 pm
Her hits include "Midnight Train to Georgia" and "That's What Friends Are For."
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January 16, 2019 - 12:09 pm
It's the date local theater fans have been waiting for.
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FILE- This combination of file photos shows Chris Pratt at the MTV Movie and TV Awards on June 16, 2018, in Santa Monica, Calif., left, and Katherine Schwarzenegger at Caruso's Palisades Village opening gala on Sept. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles, right. Pratt posted a photo of the Katherine Schwarzenegger sporting an engagement ring on Instagram Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. He wrote, “Sweet Katherine, so happy you said yes!” There’s no word when and where the wedding will take place. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
January 14, 2019 - 7:44 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A whirlwind romance is leading to an engagement for actor Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger. Pratt posted a photo of his 29-year-old partner sporting an engagement ring on Instagram Monday. He wrote, "Sweet Katherine, so happy you said yes!" There's no word on when and...
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In this April 19, 2017, file photo, Aretha Franklin performs at the world premiere of "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" at Radio City Music Hall, during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, in New York. The long-gesticulating Franklin biopic “Respect” is going ahead with stage director Liesel Tommy set to direct. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
January 11, 2019 - 7:20 am
The long-gestating Aretha Franklin biopic "Respect" is going ahead.
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