Cher, Reba McEntire are among new Kennedy Center honorees

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cher, composer Phillip Glass, country music star Reba McEntire and jazz legend Wayne Shorter have been announced as this year’s recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors. The award honors people who have influenced American culture through the arts. This year’s recipients will be honored in a ceremony at Washington’s Kennedy Center on Dec. 2. In addition, the Kennedy Center is bestowing a special honor for “groundbreaking work” by the four co-creators of the blockbuster musical “Hamilton.” Before last year’s program, some honorees threatened a boycott if President…

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Yara Shahidi, Ellen Pompeo to be honored by GLSEN group

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yara Shahidi will be honored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network for her advocacy for girls’ education at a gala later this year. The group known as GLSEN announced Wednesday that the “grown-ish” star will receive its Game Changer Award at its Respect Awards, presented in October in Beverly Hills, California. Shahidi has advocated for gender parity in science, technology and engineering fields. The group will also honor “Grey’s Anatomy” star Ellen Pompeo for her advocacy for LGBTQ causes and pay equity in Hollywood.…

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Live Nation cancels Demi Lovato’s Atlantic City beach show

NEW YORK (AP) — Live Nation says Demi Lovato’s concert on Thursday on the Atlantic City, New Jersey, beach has been canceled. Lovato’s representative said Tuesday she was awake and recovering with her family after she was reportedly hospitalized for an overdose. Live Nation says in a statement that “Demi’s Atlantic City appearance on July 26th has been canceled in light of (the) news.” Tickets will still be valid at Thursday’s show, which was to also include singer-songwriter Lauv, who has a current hit with “I Like Me Better.” Ticketholders…

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Roseanne Barr will appear on TV for first time since firing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roseanne Barr will appear on television for the first time since she was fired from ABC and her namesake show was canceled. Barr will be a guest on the Fox News show “Hannity” on Thursday at 9 p.m. EDT. ABC canceled its successful reboot of “Roseanne” in May following the star’s racist tweet likening former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to a cross between the Muslim Brotherhood and a “Planet of the Apes” actor. Barr recorded a podcast interview last month in which she said she feels…

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Hillary Clinton to appear on ‘Madam Secretary’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Madam Secretary” won’t lack secretaries of state this fall. CBS on Tuesday announced former secretaries Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell will appear on drama’s fifth season premiere on Oct. 7. CBS says star Tea Leoni, in her role as Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord, seeks their advice. Clinton tweeted it was wonderful to spend some time on the set. It was wonderful to spend some time with the team from @MadamSecretary on set in Brooklyn with a few former colleagues. Mark your calendars for…

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