Cyndi Lauper arrives at WE Day California at The Forum, in Inglewood, Calif.

Cyndi Lauper unveils report on LGBTQ youth homelessness

Cyndi Lauper is spearheading research into how state governments deal with youth homelessness — especially for LGBTQ youth.

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Joe Jackson tours the his family home in Gary, Ind.

Jackson family thanks fans for support as patriarch grieved

The Jackson family is thanking the public for its support as they grieve the death of patriarch Joe Jackson.

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FILE - In this March 15, 2005 file photo, Pop star Michael Jackson leaves the Santa Barbara County Courthouse with his father, Joe, in Santa Maria, Calif., following a day of testimony in Jackson's trial on charges of child molestation.  Joe Jackson, the

Joe Jackson, patriarch of musical Jackson family, dies at 89

Joe Jackson, the fearsome stage dad of Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson and their talented siblings, who took his family from poverty and launched a musical dynasty, died Wednesday. He was 89.

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Singer and songwriter Barry Gibb talks with Prince Charles, left, during an Investiture ceremony to award a knighthood to Gibb, at Buckingham Palace in London, Tuesday June 26, 2018. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)

Knight fever: Bee Gees star becomes Sir Barry Gibb at palace

Bee Gee Barry Gibb has received a knighthood at Buckingham Palace, and says he hopes his late brothers Robin and Maurice are proud of him.

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Anita Baker accepts the lifetime achievement award at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Anita Baker, H.E.R., Meek Mill shine at BET Awards

The 2018 BET Awards barely handed out any trophies with big stars like Cardi B, Drake and Kendrick Lamar absent, but the show included superior performances by rising singer H.E.R., rapper Meek Mill and gospel artist Yolanda Adams, who paid tribute to Anita Baker and nearly brought her to tears.

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Jamie Foxx, left, and his daughter Corinne Foxx arrive at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

Foxx kicks off BET Awards rejoicing 'Black Panther' success

Host Jamie Foxx kicked off the 2018 BET Awards rejoicing in the uber success of "Black Panther," namedropping the records the film has broken and even pulling Michael B. Jordan onstage.

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Bollywood actress Kriti Sanon poses on the green carpet at 19th edition of International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Bangkok hosts Indian film industry's biggest annual event

Thailand's capital has hosted the Indian film industry's biggest annual event, with awards given to top Bollywood actors and movies, and dazzling performances by Indian artists.

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Actors Kit Harington and Rose Leslie reacts as they leave after their wedding ceremony, at Rayne Church, Kirkton of Rayne in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Saturday June 23, 2018. Former

'Game of Thrones' co-stars Kit Harington, Rose Leslie wed

Former "Game of Thrones" co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie married Saturday with a church service and a celebration at the bride's ancestral castle in Scotland.

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Director Ava DuVernay appears at the premiere of

DuVernay scores another milestone for black female directors

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay has checked off another milestone for black female directors.

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Professional tennis player Serena Williams appears at an event to launch a national street art campaign with Allstate Foundation Purple Purse to make domestic violence and financial abuse visible, at TicTail Market on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York

Serena Williams: Young boys need domestic abuse education

Serena Williams says the conversation about stopping domestic abuse shouldn't just center around women, but men as well. The tennis superstar says education about domestic abuse should start when men are young boys.

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FILE - In this June 16, 2018 file photo, Michael B. Jordan arrives at the MTV Movie and TV Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Jordan returns as Adonis Creed, son of Apollo Creed in the film,

Sons of Apollo Creed and Ivan Drago face off in 'Creed II'

The sons of Apollo Creed and Ivan Drago will pick up where their fathers left off more than 30 years ago. MGM and Warner Bros. Pictures on Wednesday released the first trailer for "Creed II," the sequel to the 2015 "Rocky" spinoff.

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Chadwick Boseman, left, gives his best hero award for his role in

On a big night for 'Panther,' Boseman honors real-life hero

The MTV Movie & TV Awards gave "Black Panther" its first taste of awards glory, with Marvel's blockbuster taking home four honors including two awards for its star, Chadwick Boseman.

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Disney Pixar shows a scene from

'Incredibles 2' crushes animation record with $180 million

The combined powers of superheroes, the Pixar brand and a draught of family-friendly films helped "Incredibles 2" become the best animated opening of all time, the biggest PG-rated launch ever and the 8th highest film launch overall.

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The pair released the nine-track album

Jay-Z, Beyonce release surprise album 'Everything Is Love'

Jay-Z and Beyonce are keeping up a family tradition, dropping a surprise album before anyone knew it was coming. The couple released a joint album that touches on the rapper's disgust at this year's Grammy Awards and features a shout out from their daughter Blue Ivy to her siblings.

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The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers said on Friday, June 15, 2018, the trio of Quavo, Offset and Takeoff will earn the honor on June 21 in Los Angeles at its 31st annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards.(Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Rap trio Migos to receive ASCAP Vanguard Award

The streaming juggernauts Migos will receive the ASCAP Vanguard Award for their successful year in music. The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers said on Friday the trio of Quavo, Offset and Takeoff will earn the honor on June 21 in Los Angeles at its 31st annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards.

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Classics like ‘Good Vibrations’ and ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice’ mix the band’s vocals with orchestral backing in an approach that’s worked earlier for tunes by Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison and Aretha Franklin. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

'Fun, Fun, Fun:' Beach Boys team up with Royal Philharmonic

Summer is coming and the season in Britain is being marked by a return to the airwaves of the Beach Boys' "Fun, Fun, Fun" with a new version featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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FILE - In this May 2, 2018, file photo, actress Rebel Wilson struts across the stage as she is introduced to speak at College Signing Day, an event honoring Philadelphia students for their pursuit of a college education or career in the military at Temple

Rebel Wilson has Australian defamation payout slashed

An appeals court on Thursday slashed Rebel Wilson's record 4.6 million Australian dollar ($3.5 million) damage award to AU$600,000 ($454,000) after a magazine publisher appealed the amount of its payout in a defamation case.

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This combination of 2004 and 2016 file photos shows fashion designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain in New York. The deaths of Spade and  Bourdain last week are causing some journalists to re-evaluate how suicide is reported, in an attempt to be min

Celebrity deaths force media to examine suicide reporting

The deaths of designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have caused media organizations to look at how they cover suicide and whether more could be done to prevent copycat killings, without neglecting the duty to report news.

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FILE - In this June 10, 2018 file photo, Melissa Benoist introduces a performance by the cast of

'Supergirl' Melissa Benoist is 'coming home' to Broadway

To get ready to play legendary songwriter Carole King on Broadway, Melissa Benoist had to learn her lines and complicated stage directions. Lyrics, not so much.

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Cast and crew of

A theme of tolerance, inclusion at this year's Tony Awards

A small-scale, intimate musical about hard-won cultural understanding was an altogether apt Tony winner on a night where tolerance and inclusion were constant themes.

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Movies

Lav Diaz, director of 'Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis' addresses the audience after receiving the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize for a feature film that opens new perspectives.

Migrant island documentary "Fire at Sea" wins at Berlin fest

BERLIN (AP) — "Fire at Sea," a documentary about the Italian island of Lampedusa — many migrants' first destination on risky journeys toward safety and a better life in Europe

TV

Bill Cosby enters the Montgomery County Courthouse for a court appearance in Norristown, Pa.

Cosby loses appeal; case appears headed to evidence hearing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's criminal sexual-assault case appears to be headed toward an evidence hearing after a judge denied his latest effort to throw the charges out.

Music

Ex-ABBA members make rare joint appearance at grand opening

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The four former members of iconic Swedish pop group ABBA have made a rare joint appearance for the opening of a Stockholm restaurant inspired by the "Mamma Mia!" musical.

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