Bob McGrath, right, looks at the Cookie Monster as they accept the Lifetime Achievement Award for ‘“Sesame Street” at the Daytime Emmy Awards on

Bob McGrath, 'Sesame Street' legend, dies at 90

Bob McGrath, an actor, musician and children's author widely known for his portrayal of one of the first regular characters on the children's show "Sesame Street" has died at the age of 90.

Knight, Clooney, Grant feted at Kennedy Center Honors

December 4
2022 Kennedy Center Honoree George Clooney, bottom second from right, reacts as he is given a shoulder rub from fellow 2022 Honoree Bono, top row thir
A heartfelt Patti LaBelle praised her lifelong friend Gladys Knight. Sean Penn called U2 "four scrappy Dublin punks." Ballet dancers performed for conductor and composer Tania León. Matt Damon playfully teased his friend George Clooney — a lot — while Sheryl Crow delivered a heartfelt rendition of "Baby Baby" to Amy Grant during Sunday's Kennedy Center Honors.

Pelé responding well to treatment for respiratory infection

December 3
Pele attends the 2018 soccer World Cup draw at the Kremlin in Moscow, Dec. 1, 2017. The Brazilian soccer great is responding well to treatment for a r
Brazilian soccer great Pelé is responding well to treatment for a respiratory infection and his health condition has not worsened over the latest 24 hours, the Albert Einstein hospital said Saturday.
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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 11-17

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 11-17:
Sports
December 4
Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Curt Schilling were passed over by a Baseball Hall of Fame committee that elected former big league slugger Fred McGrif

Bonds, Clemens left out of Hall again; McGriff elected

Moments after Fred McGriff was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, almost two decades after his final game, he got the question.
Sports
December 4

Lawrence hangs on to win South African Open

Thriston Lawrence held on to win his home South African Open by one shot despite a final-round 2-over 74 at the Blair Atholl course on Sunday.
Nation
December 3

Scientists call for action to help sunflower sea stars

Scientists along the West Coast are calling for action to help sunflower sea stars, among the largest sea stars in the world, recover from catastrophic population declines.
Nation
December 3
FILE - Takeoff arrives at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles on July 10, 2019.

Man arrested in fatal shooting of Migos rapper Takeoff

A 33-year-old man was arrested on a murder charge in the shooting of rapper Takeoff, who police on Friday said was an "innocent bystander" when he was struck by gunfire outside a Houston bowling alley.
Nation
December 3
Ye, formerly known as Kanye West.

Antisemitic celebrities stoke fears of normalizing hate

A surge of anti-Jewish vitriol, spread by a world-famous rapper, an NBA star and other prominent people, is stoking fears that public figures are normalizing hate and ramping up the risk of violence in a country already experiencing a sharp increase in antisemitism.
Nation
December 2

Prince William, like his father, prioritizes the environment

Prince William capped a three-day visit to Boston by meeting with President Joe Biden to share his vision for safeguarding the environment before attending a gala event Friday evening where he sounded an optimistic tone about solving the world's environmental problems through "hope, optimism and urgency."
Business
December 2
FILE - The rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, is no longer buying right-leaning social media site Parler, the company said Thursday.

Musk says Twitter has suspended rapper Ye over swastika post

Twitter has suspended rapper Ye after he tweeted a picture of a swastika merged with the Star of David.
Variety
December 2

'George & Tammy' pulls back the curtain on country icons

In preparation for their upcoming series "George & Tammy," Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain spent months learning the songs that George Jones and Tammy Wynette made famous, working with a vocal coach and making the pilgrimage to Nashville to record.
World
December 2

Elton John to play Glastonbury as epic tour draws to close

Elton John is scheduled to perform at the Glastonbury Festival in June, in what organizers say will be his farewell show in Britain.
Variety
December 1

Bidens entertain more than 330 guests at 1st state dinner

The first White House state dinner of President Joe Biden's administration drew big names Thursday from fashion, entertainment, politics and business who turned out to help celebrate French President Emmanuel Macron and the return of large social events after the pandemic.
Variety
December 1
Comics illustrator Aline Kominsky-Crumb appears during an interview at the Society of Illustrators in New York on March 24, 2011. Kominsky-Crumb has d

Aline Kominsky-Crumb, underground cartoonist, dies at 74

Aline Kominsky-Crumb, an American cartoonist known for her feminist themes and often brutally frank, highly personal and self-critical work, has died at the age of 74.
Business
December 1

Royals tour US green tech incubator, meet at-risk youth

The Prince and Princess of Wales on Thursday heard about solar-powered autonomous boats and low-carbon cement at a green technology startup incubator in suburban Boston before learning how a nonprofit gives young people the tools to stay out jail and away from violence.
Business
December 1

Amazon CEO says company won't take down antisemitic film

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said Wednesday the company does not have plans to stop selling the antisemitic film that gained notoriety recently after Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving tweeted out an Amazon link to it.
Sports
December 1

Antonio Brown faces arrest warrant for domestic incident

Former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown is wanted on a battery charge stemming from a domestic incident, Tampa police said Thursday.
World
December 1
Britain’s Prince William and Kate, Princess of Wales depart Greentown Labs after a tour of the location for a view of green technologies developed i

Racism uproar at home threatens to eclipse royal visit to U.S.

Renewed allegations of racism at Buckingham Palace threatened to overshadow Prince William's trip to the United States after campaigners said the palace needed to acknowledge a wider problem that goes beyond one member of staff.
Nation
December 1
Britain’s Kate, Princess of Wales, and Prince William, Prince of Wales, leave the Copper Box Arena in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park after taking

UK royals arrive in Boston to showcase youthful monarchy

The Prince and Princess of Wales embarked Wednesday on their first overseas trip since the death of Queen Elizabeth II, aiming to showcase the younger face of a monarchy that is tackling important issues like climate change as it attempts to remain relevant in a modern, multicultural Britain.
Nation
December 1
FILE - Jamie Lee Curtis appears at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 19, 2022. Curtis is this year’s recipient of AARP The Magazine’s Mo

Jamie Lee Curtis to receive AARP Career Achievement Award

"Scream Queen" Jamie Lee Curtis will be this year's recipient of AARP The Magazine's Movies for Grownups Awards career achievement honor.
Sports
November 30

Puig changing plea to not guilty of lying in gambling case

Former major league outfielder Yasiel Puig has decided to withdraw his agreement to plead guilty to a charge of lying to federal agents investigating an illegal gambling operation.
Nation
November 30
Actor Danny Masterson appeared at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville on June 7, 2017.

Mistrial after jury deadlock in Danny Masterson rape case

A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday at the rape trial of "That '70s Show" actor Danny Masterson after jurors, who were leaning strongly toward acquitting him, deadlocked following the monthlong trial in which the Church of Scientology played a supporting role.

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