Celebrity causes

FILE - This July 14, 2019 file photo shows Beyonce at the "Lion King" premiere in London. Beyonce, along with Timothy McKenzie and Ilya Salmanzadeh, failed to get an Oscar nomination for best original song for "Spirit," from the film "The Lion King." (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
April 19, 2020 - 8:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Lizzo, Shawn Mendes and others sang classic songs brimmed with messages of hope and change during a TV special aimed at fighting the coronavirus, while Beyoncé and Alicia Keys spoke passionately about how the virus has disproportionately affected black...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 1999, file photo, drivers in the first 125-mile Daytona 500 qualifying race start the race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach became the unofficial "Birthplace of Speed" in 1903 when two men argued over who had the fastest horseless carriage and decided things in a race on the white, hard packed sand along the Atlantic Ocean.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
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February 13, 2020 - 7:17 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Daytona 500 is a sellout for the fifth consecutive year. Daytona International Speedway announced Thursday that all reserved grandstand seats have been purchased for the 62nd running of "The Great American Race." Track president Chip Wile says “we have the most loyal...
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Fans pay respect at a memorial for Kobe Bryant near Staples Center Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
January 29, 2020 - 7:36 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The crash that killed nine people including Kobe Bryant has led to calls for crash-warning systems to be installed in more helicopters, but regulators and pilots worry that the instrument can trigger too many alarms and prove distracting. "Another warning system screaming at you...
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FILE - This Dec. 8, 2018 file photo shows Natalie Merchant performing at Cyndi Lauper's 8th Annual "Home for the Holidays" benefit concert in New York. Merchant is the sixth recipient of the John Lennon Real Love Award, and will headline a tribute concert to the former Beatle in New York on Dec. 6. She's also getting an award from ASCAP this month. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
October 10, 2019 - 4:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — At this stage of her life, Natalie Merchant is more proud of getting an honor named for John Lennon because of what it says about her activism than her music. She's the sixth recipient of the John Lennon Real Love Award, and will headline an upcoming tribute concert to the former...
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FILE - This July 4, 2010 file photo shows American opera singer Jessye Norman performing on the Stravinski Hall stage at the 44th Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland. Norman died, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in New York. She was 74. (AP Photo/Keystone/Dominic Favre, File)
October 07, 2019 - 3:49 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The public funeral for opera star Jessye Norman has been set for Saturday in Georgia and will feature tributes from actor Laurence Fishburne, civil rights activist Vernon Jordan and Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald. The funeral will be at the William B. Bell Auditorium in...
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This combination photo shows Will Smith at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles on March 23, 2019, left, and Helen Mirren at a special screening of "Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw," in London on July 23, 2019. Smith and Mirren will read a bedtime story during a one-night fundraising event to help fight global homelessness. They will each tell their story from different locations during the World’s Big Sleep Out on Dec. 7. The campaign will encourage people in 50 cities globally to sleep outside for a night in hopes of raising $50 million for the charity. (AP Photo)
September 16, 2019 - 7:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Smith and Dame Helen Mirren will read a bedtime story during a one-night fundraising event to help fight global homelessness. Smith and Mirren will each tell their story from different locations during the World's Big Sleep Out on Dec. 7. The campaign will encourage people...
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This Aug. 22, 2019 photo shows Rapsody posing for a portrait in New York to promote her latest album "Eve." (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP)
September 11, 2019 - 1:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The debate over who reigns supreme as the greatest rapper of the moment is never-ending and never settled. From LL Cool J vs Kool Moe Dee, Tupac vs. Biggie, Jay-Z vs. Nas, it's a time-honored discussion that's likely to be heard in any barbershop or boardroom where rap fans converge...
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Actor Joaquin Phoenix arrives on the red carpet for the premiere of the film "Joker" at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 10, 2019 - 2:13 am
TORONTO (AP) — In a gala dinner held Monday amid the Toronto International Film Festival's unspooling premieres, the festival paid tribute to Joaquin Phoenix, Meryl Streep, filmmaker Taika Waititi and cinematographer Roger Deakins. With the city teaming with stars in town for the festival, TIFF...
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This combination photo shows comedian Jon Stewart, left, and Bruce Springsteen at "Springsteen On Broadway" opening night at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York. Stewart and Springsteen will once again headline this year's Stand Up for Heroes fundraiser, which benefits injured veterans and their families. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
September 09, 2019 - 10:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Two New Jersey icons — Bruce Springsteen and Jon Stewart — will once again headline this year's Stand Up for Heroes fundraiser, which benefits injured veterans and their families. The comedy and musical event will also feature John Oliver, Hasan Minhaj and Ronny Chieng. It will be...
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This combination photo shows actress Debra Messing during the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival in New York on May 2, 2019, left, and President Donald Trump during a visit to Shell's soon-to-be completed Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex in Monaca, Pa., on Aug. 13, 2019. Trump is calling Messing, the liberal activist and “Will & Grace” star, a racist and saying she should be fired from the NBC sitcom. Earlier this week, Messing apologized after tweeting in support of an Alabama church sign which read “a black vote for Trump is mental illness.” (AP Photo)
September 05, 2019 - 11:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is again attacking Debra Messing, calling the liberal activist and "Will & Grace" star a racist and saying she should be fired from the NBC sitcom. Messing apologized earlier this week after tweeting in support of an Alabama church sign which reads "a...
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