Rhythm and blues

Actor Denzel Washington addresses the audience during the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award ceremony honoring him at the Dolby Theatre, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
June 07, 2019 - 1:08 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Denzel Washington is being honored this year as the 47th recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award. Peers and collaborators from Spike Lee to Julia Roberts turned out Thursday night to celebrate his career at a star-studded dinner in Los Angeles. The two-time Oscar winner was...
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Musician R. Kelly, center, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court building for an arraignment on new sex-related felonies Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Chicago. Thursday's hearing comes a week after prosecutors announced the new counts, including four of aggravated criminal sexual assault. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky)
June 06, 2019 - 7:37 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sexual abuse case against R&B singer R. Kelly (all times local): 9:35 a.m. R&B singer R. Kelly is back in a Chicago courtroom, where he is expected to plead not guilty to 11 new sex-related charges against him. Prosecutors could ask the judge during Thursday...
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Sephora employees gather in one of the company's closed stores, in New York, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Sephora is closing its U.S. stores for an hour Wednesday to host inclusion workshops for its employees, just over a month after R&B star SZA said she had security called on her while shopping at a store in California. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 05, 2019 - 7:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sephora closed all of its U.S. stores for an hour Wednesday to host "inclusion workshops" for its 16,000 employees, just over a month after R&B star SZA said she had security called on her while shopping at a store in California. The beauty retailer said the training had been in...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2019 file photo, Musician R. Kelly, center, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court building for a hearing in Chicago. Prosecutors charged R&B singer R. Kelly on Thursday, May 30, with 11 new sex-related counts, including some that carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, making them the most serious against him. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)
May 31, 2019 - 12:58 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A woman has come forward to say publicly that 11 new sex-related felony counts against R. Kelly stem from allegations she made about the R&B singer. Jerhonda Pace writes on her Facebook page that she's the alleged victim prosecutors identify as "J.P." in court papers...
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May 30, 2019 - 12:52 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors in Chicago have charged R&B singer R. Kelly with 11 new sex-related counts, including some that carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Cook County prosecutors filed the new charges against Kelly on Thursday. Among the new...
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May 30, 2019 - 8:34 am
CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Prince's former bodyguard answered questions from attorneys for seven hours as part of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by relatives of the late rock star. Kirk Johnson's attorney told KSTP-TV that Wednesday's deposition at the Carver County Courthouse was difficult for his...
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Singer Jennifer Hudson sings "Amazing Grace" in tribute to Aretha Franklin, who received a special music citation during the 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners awards luncheon at Columbia University, Tuesday May 28, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
May 28, 2019 - 4:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With bad weather in Chicago on Monday and her flight canceled, Jennifer Hudson fretted at the thought of missing her performance at Tuesday's Pulitzer Prize awards ceremony to pay tribute to honoree Aretha Franklin. But then Hudson said she felt the spirit of the Queen of Soul — who...
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May 28, 2019 - 3:35 am
PARIS (AP) — The lawyer for a woman who filed a rape complaint in Paris against Chris Brown says the American rap artist "has thumbed his nose at and shown disrespect for the French legal system" after he did not attend a formal confrontation with the alleged victim. Brown was arrested in Paris in...
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Model Kendall Jenner poses for photographers upon arrival at the amfAR, Cinema Against AIDS, benefit at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, during the 72nd international Cannes film festival, in Cap d'Antibes, southern France, Thursday, May 23, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
May 23, 2019 - 4:53 pm
ANTIBES, France (AP) — Kendall Jenner, Antonio Banderas and other stars attending the nearby Cannes Film Festival have turned out for the 26th amfAR Gala to raise money for AIDS research. Mariah Carey gave a special performance for dinner guests along with Tom Jones and Dua Lipa during Thursday's...
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Milo Ventimiglia, from the cast of "This Is Us," attends the NBC 2019/2020 Upfront at The Four Seasons New York on Monday, May 13, 2019. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
May 21, 2019 - 1:03 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "This Is Us" star Milo Ventimiglia learned firsthand what the Red Nose Day's fundraising campaign means to children in need, and he's eager to spread the word. "I saw how the money was being spent, and how it's impacting these kids on a very real level and giving them a better...
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