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Hatari of Iceland perform the song "Hatrio mun sigra" during the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest grand final in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, May 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
May 18, 2019 - 6:09 pm
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Latest on the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest (all times local): 12:55 a.m. Europe's ultimate pop extravaganza is hosting the Queen of Pop. Madonna was the special guest Saturday at the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv where 26 nations...
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Kate Miller-Heidke of Australia, left, performs the song "Zero Gravity" during the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest grand final in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, May 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
May 18, 2019 - 6:05 pm
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel hosted the Grand Final of the 64th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, with Madonna set to showcase Europe's annual music extravaganza that featured a rollicking collection of glitzy performances awash in kitsch, soul and spectacle. Some 200 million people around the...
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Singer Elton John poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Rocketman' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 16, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
May 16, 2019 - 7:36 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — Elton John and his biopic "Rocketman" landed Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival, where the 72-year-old pop star came dressed in a tuxedo with "Rocket Man" emblazoned on the back and regaled attendees with an after-party performance on the beach. John, an executive producer...
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This May 15, 2019 image taken from video shows Haechan of the K-pop group NCT 127 taking a selfie with a baby pudu at the Los Angeles Zoo. Fans of the group donated money to name the baby pudu after Haechan. This week, the human Haechan got to meet his namesake, snapping selfies with the little deer at his enclosure. (AP Photo/Jerry Nulty)
May 16, 2019 - 4:06 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A member of the K-pop group NCT 127 has finally met his deer doppelgänger. The human Haechan (HECH'-ehn) met the baby pudu at the Los Angeles Zoo on Wednesday, months after fans of the group donated money to name the tiny animal after the star. During the visit, Haechan snapped...
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May 15, 2019 - 7:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Woodstock 50 festival is back on after a court on Wednesday rebuffed an ex-investor's effort to cancel the anniversary extravaganza — but organizers will have to do without some $18 million, at least for now. Manhattan judge Barry Ostrager ruled the festival's former chief...
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Katerine Duska of Greece performs during the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest semi-final in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
May 14, 2019 - 6:35 pm
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The first semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest came to a close late Tuesday, sending 10 countries' acts to the Grand Final and seven others home. Contestants from Australia, Iceland, Greece, Belarus, Serbia, Cyprus, Estonia, Czech Republic, San Marino and Slovenia moved...
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People pose in a cutout taxi cab ahead of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, May 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
May 14, 2019 - 7:35 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Pop star Madonna has rejected calls for her to boycott this year's Eurovision song contest in Israel, saying she will "never stop playing music to suit someone's political agenda." Madonna issued a statement on Tuesday, ahead of her expected arrival in Tel Aviv for a performance at...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018 file photo, singer Rihanna attends the 4th annual Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Rihanna is partnering with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton to launch a new fashion label. The pop star, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, announced Friday, May 10, 2019, that a new line called Fenty will debut this spring and will be based in Paris. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
May 10, 2019 - 3:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna certified her status as a cultural fashion icon with her groundbreaking new deal with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world's largest luxury group. The pop star, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, announced Friday that she will debut a line called Fenty this spring through LVMH...
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Singer Mavis Staples, left, and Jon Batiste perform at the Apollo Theater to celebrate the release of her new album "We Get By," on Thursday, May 9, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP)
May 10, 2019 - 5:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Mavis Staples, two months shy of her 80th birthday, threw a party at the Apollo Theater. The singer known for such hits as "I'll Take You There" was joined Thursday night by David Byrne, Norah Jones among other musical guests and by a capacity crowd that stood throughout the nearly...
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File - In this Saturday, May 12, 2018 file photo, Netta from Israel celebrates after winning the Eurovision song contest in Lisbon, Portugal, during the Eurovision Song Contest grand final. Israel says it has uncovered a network of bots and fake Twitter accounts urging a boycott of the upcoming Israeli-hosted Eurovision song contest Israel's Ministry of Strategic Affairs on Thursday said the Palestinian-led movement that promotes boycotts against Israel is behind the effort. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)
May 08, 2019 - 8:20 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian artists are calling on Eurovision song contest contestants to boycott the international music competition that Israel is hosting next week. The Gaza Strip-based Palestinian Artists Association said Wednesday that Israel is using the event to "perpetuate...
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