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R. Kelly set to perform in N.C. despite protests

CHARLOTTE, N.C.— R. Kelly is going on with his concert in North Carolina Friday, rejecting calls from protesters to cancel his appearance over longstanding allegations of sexual misconduct. The Greensboro concert is among the R&B singer's first performances since the #MuteRKelly ...

Stevie Wonder plans shows to promote love, stop hate

the associated press WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Stevie Wonder discussed politics, talked pop culture and poked fun at his eyesight — sometimes all at once — between playing his hits at a tiny West Hollywood club in preparation for a series of shows. "So Donald!" Wonder yelled at one ...

Disney seeks new frontiers as more people watch video online

NEW YORK — Disney is seeking new frontiers. The media company launched its $5-a-month sports streaming service, ESPN Plus, last month, and it signed a deal with Twitter this month to create Marvel, ABC and ESPN content on that service. Meanwhile, Disney is trying to buy much of 21st ...

Andrew Lloyd Webber weighs in on Tony Awards favorite

LOS ANGELES — Andrew Lloyd Webber has written some of the most successful stage musicals of all time. So, when he weighs in on the year's Tony contenders, announced earlier this week, it's time to listen. "I'm very interested that 'The Band's Visit' has been celebrated," commented the ...

Author Junot Diaz withdraws from festival amid allegations

SYDNEY — Author Junot Diaz has withdrawn from a writers' festival in Australia after fellow writers accused him of past sexual misconduct and misogyny, organizers said Saturday, adding that a moment of reckoning had arrived for the Pulitzer Prize winner. Diaz was confronted Friday in a ...

3 women sue CBS News and Charlie Rose, alleging harassment

NEW YORK — Three women who worked with Charlie Rose filed a sexual harassment lawsuit Friday against CBS News and the television journalist. The lawsuit filed in New York state court seeks unspecified damages. It said the women, who were in their early 20s when they were hired, were ...