Frank Bonner, shown in 1981.

Frank Bonner, Herb on 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' dies at 79

Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with an affection for polyester plaid suits on the TV comedy "WKRP in Cincinnati," has died. He was 79.

Rapper IDK to launch music business program at Harvard

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IDK is launching a music business program through Harvard University for students of color. IDK’s No Label Academy, a 10-day program, will take plac
Rapper IDK is launching a music business program at Harvard University for students of color.

R. Kelly nears OK for new legal team for upcoming trial

June 17
Musician R. Kelly left the Leighton Criminal Court building in Chicago on June 6, 2019.
Jailed R&B singer R. Kelly will likely get to keep a new lawyer in his federal sex-trafficking case despite questions about the attorney's texts and other communications with one of Kelly's ex-girlfriends.
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NCAA memo: Emmert urges schools to act on NIL or he will

NCAA President Mark Emmert told the organization's more than 1,100 member schools Friday that he will seek temporary rules as early as July to ensure all athletes can be compensated for their celebrity with a host of state laws looming and congressional efforts seemingly stalled.
Sports
June 18

Manuel reveals burnout diagnosis after loss at swim trials

Tears welled in Simone Manuel's eyes. Her voice broke as she revealed the heartbreaking reason behind her failure to advance in the 100-meter freestyle at the U.S. Olympic trials.
Sports
June 17

Dressel wins, but Manuel fails to advance in swim stunner

Caeleb Dressel locked up his spot for Tokyo, where he's expected to be one of the biggest stars in the Olympic pool.
Sports
June 17

Chances fade for banned runner to race at Olympic trials

The odds of banned runner Shelby Houlihan running at U.S. Olympic trials diminished sharply late Thursday when the country's Olympic committee said it would follow all antidoping rules and USA Track and Field received long-awaited official notice of her suspension.
Sports
June 17

Q&A: Abdul-Jabbar talks new documentary, MLK, social justice

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an NBA legend, but the man known for his trademark skyhook shot has also devoted his life advocating for equality and social justice.
Variety
June 17
Tavis Smiley

No apology: Tavis Smiley makes comeback bid after PBS firing

Three years after workplace misconduct allegations cost veteran TV and radio talk-show host Tavis Smiley his job and a national forum, he's ending his silence.
Nation
June 16
In this March 30, 2021, file photo, “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star Jen Shah leaves federal court in Salt Lake City.

Utah 'Real Housewives' star seeks fraud case dismissal

"Real Housewives of Salt Lake City" star Jen Shah and her defense attorneys have asked a federal judge in New York this week to dismiss charges against her in a fraud case because officers allegedly coerced her into waiving her Miranda rights when she was arrested in Utah.
Sports
June 16

The Lilly King Show: Swimmer bringing brash talk to Tokyo

The Lilly King Show is headed to Tokyo.
Nation
June 16

Chlöe, Shahidi, Cordae part of Disney EP honoring Black life

Disney is celebrating this year's Juneteenth with a new EP about the Black experience featuring actor and activist Yara Shahidi, Chlöe Bailey of Chloe x Halle and rapper YBN Cordae, who is donating his proceeds to students attending historically Black colleges and universities.
Sports
June 16

The ESPYS returning to New York, Anthony Mackie to host

The ESPYS are returning to New York next month for the first time since 1999, with actor Anthony Mackie hosting the show that honors the year's top athletes and sports moments.
Business
June 16

COVID-19 cases delay long-awaited Royal Caribbean cruise

Royal Caribbean International is postponing for nearly a month one of the highly anticipated first sailings from the U.S. since the pandemic began because eight crew members tested positive for COVID-19, the company's CEO said.
Sports
June 16

2016 medalist Prenot fails to advance at US swim trials

Josh Prenot failed to advance from the preliminaries of the 200-meter breaststroke at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials Wednesday, a bitter blow for the silver medalist from the 2016 Rio Games.
Sports
June 15

Former WNBA, Louisville guard Schimmel arrested in Oregon

Former WNBA All-Star Game MVP and Louisville All-American guard Shoni Schimmel is being held in an Oregon jail on multiple charges including felony assault and criminal mischief.
Sports
June 15

The Latest: Ronaldo's ID checked before Euro 2020 game

The Latest on soccer's European Championship:
Variety
June 15

Winfrey, Hearst have Black journalists tell elders' stories

Oprah Winfrey and Hearst Magazines are teaming up for interviews that pair young Black journalists with elders who include civil rights activists, celebrities and others sharing some lessons learned in life.
Nation
June 15
FILE - Actress Lisa Banes attends the opening night gala world premiere of “Gone Girl” during the 52nd New York Film Festival in New York on Sept.

'Gone Girl' actor Lisa Banes dies 10 days after hit-and-run

"Gone Girl" actor Lisa Banes died 10 days after being injured by a hit-and-run driver in New York City, police said.
Olympics
June 14

Need for speed: Ledecky wins 400 but slower than expected

Katie Ledecky touched the wall far ahead of everyone else at the U.S. swimming trials.
Olympics
June 14

Emotions stir Michael Phelps in his return to U.S. trials

It's June in an Olympic year, and Michael Phelps is feeling it. In his mind and in his body.
Variety
June 14

Rethinking tequila: Premium brands aim to change perceptions

Love it or hate it, tequila conjures up strong feelings in many drinkers.
Nation
June 14

Paris Jackson says paparazzi caused her long-term trauma

Paris Jackson, stopping by "Red Table Talk" for a frank discussion about living under the media glare, reveals she suffers long-term anxiety and trauma from enduring countless camera clicks by paparazzi since she was a child.