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Story of Ugandan chess player inspires Alicia Keys song
NEW YORK (AP) -- Alicia Keys has always been a supporter of female empowerment, so when the singer watched the new film "Queen of Katwe" and saw its female lead, Phiona Mutesi, win best male chess player, she was overjoyed....

'Breaking Bad' star Aaron Paul posts tribute to Pearl Jam
"Breaking Bad" star Aaron Paul has penned an emotional appreciation of Pearl Jam....

Gerhard Richter painting owned by Clapton going up for sale
NEW YORK (AP) -- A painting by the German artist Gerhard Richter owned by British singer-songwriter Eric Clapton is slated for auction....

Lady Gaga will perform during Super Bowl halftime show
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's official: Lady Gaga will headline the Super Bowl halftime show....

'Wonder Woman' comics writer reveals character is gay
The writer of the reborn "Wonder Woman" comics has revealed that the character is gay....

US rapper Gibbs cleared of sexual abuse charges in Austria
VIENNA (AP) -- An Austrian court on Friday found U.S. rapper Freddie Gibbs not guilty on charges of sexual abuse, ruling there was not enough evidence in the case involving a fan....

Tim Burton slammed for comments on new movie's diversity
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tim Burton is getting criticized on social media over his explanation on why his new movie's cast is overwhelmingly white....

NATO boss in autobiography: Obama backed my candidacy
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- NATO's secretary-general says his bid to become the alliance's chief was supported by President Barack Obama, who worked behind the scenes to make it happen....

November court date set in crash that injured Tracy Morgan
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- Prosecutors and the defense lawyer in the 2014 crash that injured actor Tracy Morgan are due in court in November....

Springsteen signs Philadelphia fifth-grader's absence note
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia fifth-grader ditched school for the chance to meet rock legend Bruce Springsteen and "The Boss" gladly played along by signing the boy's absence excuse note....

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