Madonna, Stevie Wonder pay homage to Prince at Billboard
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Madonna, Stevie Wonder pay homage to Prince at Billboard

Madonna paid homage to Prince by wearing his signature color and bringing another icon —Stevie Wonder — onstage to sing the classic “Purple Rain” at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards. Sitting atop a purple throne, Madonna kicked off the tribute with a version of “Nothing Compares 2 U,” which Prince wrote and Sinead O’Connor recorded. She as … Continue reading

Prince invites fans to party with him at Paisley Park
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Prince invites fans to party with him at Paisley Park

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Prince seems to be shedding his reclusive reputation and becoming a party animal. In recent weeks the superstar has hosted late-night jam sessions where he serenaded Madonna, celebrated the Minnesota Lynx’s WNBA championship and showcased his latest protege, singer Judith Hill. Hundreds of fans descended on suburban Paisley Park Studios on … Continue reading

Celebrities hit Paris shows as Balenciaga names new designer
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Celebrities hit Paris shows as Balenciaga names new designer

PARIS (AP) — The chicest celebrities in the business rocked the final day of Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday as powerhouse Louis Vuitton and Miuccia Prada’s VIP-magnet Miu Miu presented their spring-summer 2016 collections. But among fashion insiders it was the unexpected decision by Balenciaga to name its new artistic director that drew the most … Continue reading

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 3

Sept. 27: Actress Kathleen Nolan is 82. Actor Wilford Brimley is 81. Singer-guitarist Randy Bachman of Bachman-Turner Overdrive is 72. Singer-actor Meat Loaf is 68. Actress Liz Torres is 68. Actor A. Martinez (“L.A. Law,” ”Santa Barbara”) is 67. Singer-actor-director Shaun Cassidy is 57. Comedian Marc Maron (“Maron”) is 52. Singer-guitarist Stephan Jenkins of Third … Continue reading

Spartans Continue FBS Road Swing with Intra-City Tilt at ODU
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Spartans Continue FBS Road Swing with Intra-City Tilt at ODU

NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State (0-1) continues its three-game road swing against FBS teams to start the 2015 season this Saturday across town against intra-city foe Old Dominion (1-0). The contest kicks off at 7 p.m. from ODU’s S.B. Ballard Stadium. The Norfolk schools will be meeting for the third time, wrapping up a home-and-home … Continue reading

Stevie Wonder, Cody Simpson, to open Special Olympics games
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Stevie Wonder, Cody Simpson, to open Special Olympics games

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stevie Wonder, Cody Simpson and Avril Lavigne are some of the stars who will perform during next month’s opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games, organizers announced Thursday. The July 25 ceremony will also feature appearances by actress Eva Longoria, comedian Jimmy Kimmel and athletes Yao Ming and Michael Phelps … Continue reading

Q&A: Angela Bassett talks playing boss in ‘Rainbow Six’ game
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Q&A: Angela Bassett talks playing boss in ‘Rainbow Six’ game

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angela Bassett is taking on the mantle of “Six,” the codename for the leader of the elite counter-terrorism group depicted in the video game series “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six.” Bassett was unveiled Monday during a Ubisoft news conference at E3 as the latest “Six” in the upcoming “Rainbow Six: Siege” installment … Continue reading

Ubisoft’s ‘Ghost Recon,’ ‘For Honor’ unveiled at E3
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Ubisoft’s ‘Ghost Recon,’ ‘For Honor’ unveiled at E3

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ubisoft debuted a trio of new games at E3. The video game publisher unveiled “South Park: The Fractured But Whole,” ”For Honor” and “Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands” on Monday during its briefing at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. “The Fractured But Whole” is a superhero-themed follow-up to “South Park: The Stick … Continue reading