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February 23, 2017

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Celebrity Sightings

  • Geraldo Rivera quits Yale position over college name change
    Feb. 12, 2017
    Fox News personality Geraldo Rivera says he resigned from a voluntary position at Yale University after the school decided to change the name of a residential college that honors a slavery supporter ...
  • Al Jarreau performs Sept. 27, 2015, at the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Jarreau died in a Los Angeles hospital Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, according to his official Twitter account and website.
    Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau dies at 76
    Feb. 12, 2017
    Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau, who transcended genres over a 50-year career, died at a Los Angeles hospital Sunday, just days after announcing his retirement from touring because of exhaustion ...
  • In emotional speech, Streep renews harsh criticism of Trump
    Feb. 12, 2017
    In an emotional speech by turns tearful, defiant and humorous, Meryl Streep doubled down on her harsh criticism of President Donald Trump, and spoke of having become a target since she first took him on in her Golden Globes speech in January. ...
  • Host Alec Baldwin, 'SNL' cast skewer Trump White House
    Feb. 12, 2017
    Alec Baldwin, who has scored in guest shots on "Saturday Night Live" with his mocking impersonation of Donald Trump since the campaign's final weeks, presided Saturday night as guest host of the NBC comedy show, serving up yet another Trump masquerade. ...
  • From left, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty and Dhani Harrison perform "I Won't Back Down" at the MusiCares Person of the Year tribute honoring Tom Petty at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017.
    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers reunite for Grammy honor
    Feb. 11, 2017
    Tom Petty got his band the Heartbreakers back together for a high-class gig to launch Grammy weekend. Foo Fighters, Don Henley, Norah Jones, Gary Clark Jr., Jackson Browne, the Head and the Heart and George Strait were among those honoring the 66-year-old singer-songwriter as MusiCares Person of the Year on Friday night. ...
  • Country music legend Willie Nelson speaks to fans during an event celebrating the collaboration between Willie's Reserve and Redwood Cultivation at Exile in downtown Las Vegas, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017.
    Pot party: Las Vegas welcomes Willie Nelson's new marijuana products
    Feb. 1, 2017
    With burning joints raised high, about 200 marijuana industry employees and representatives celebrated the arrival of country music legend and marijuana advocate Willie Nelson on ...
  • Matt Damon says he'll pitch clean water to Trump
    Jan. 22, 2017
    Matt Damon took the cause of clean water to the Sundance Film Festival, where he said he's hoping to pitch Donald Trump on the issue ...
  • Madonna defends her anti-Trump speech at women's march
    Jan. 22, 2017
    Madonna is defending her fiery, expletive-laden speech at the women's march, saying her words were "taken wildly out of context" ...
  • Crystal Gayle performs at the Country Music Hall of Fame Inductions on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn.
    Crystal Gayle to be inducted into Grand Ole Opry
    Jan. 21, 2017
    The Grand Ole Opry announced that Gayle's sister, country luminary Loretta Lynn, will induct her into the country music institution during a Saturday night ceremony at the Ryman Auditorium.
  • Calls for support of the press needed now more than ever
    Jan. 14, 2017
    I would have been delighted by Meryl Streep’s pitch for press freedom and the Committee to Protect Journalists even if — full disclosure — I were not a member of its board. Of course, Trump responded to Streep by ignoring her, right? After all, a president-elect has more important things to worry about than the displeasure of a Hollywood star, right? Yes, I’m kidding ...
  • Actor and model Fabio arrives at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., on Dec. 30, 2016. Fabio’s embrace of Donald Trump puts him in an exclusive and eclectic club: celebrities who not only support the president-elect, but are willing to do so publicly.
    Trump celeb crew awaits his turn in spotlight, and their own
    Jan. 9, 2017
    Fabio's embrace of Donald Trump puts him in an exclusive and eclectic club: celebrities who not only support the president-elect, but are willing to do so publicly. The entertainment industry's liberal bent, combined with election-season outrage over Trump's controversial comments on women and minorities, left Trump persona non grata with many A-listers, particularly those who have rolled in President Barack Obama's circles ...
  • Sir Elton John performs at the Battersea Power Station Annual Party on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in London, England.
    Elton John pays tribute to George Michael at Las Vegas show
    Dec. 30, 2016
    Elton John teared up while paying tribute to his friend George Michael during a concert in Las Vegas this week. With a picture of Michael lighting up the backdrop of the stage, he performed ...
  • A music CD is among tributes left outside the home of British musician George Michael in London, Monday, Dec. 26, 2016. George Michael, who rocketed to stardom with WHAM! and went on to enjoy a long and celebrated solo career lined with controversies, died Sunday, his publicist said Sunday. Michael  was 53.
    Fans mourn George Michael as charities praise his good works
    Dec. 26, 2016
    Fans placed flowers and other tributes at his homes in north London and in Goring, England, where he died of apparent …
  • Thieves steal delivery from Hulk Hogan's doorstep
    Dec. 17, 2016
    Hulk Hogan could have used his signature leg drop on thieves who stole a delivery from the front porch of his Florida mansion. ...
  • Election coverage too serious? TV had lighter options
    Nov. 9, 2016
    Viewers looking for a respite from serious presidential election coverage from TV newscasters got a reprieve on Tuesday as alternative voices also got in the act, including comics and …
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