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A founder of the New Orleans girl group The Dixie Cups dies

Joan Marie Johnson, one of the founding members of the New Orleans girl group The Dixie Cups, who had a No. 1 hit in 1964 with “Chapel of Love,” has died at a hospice in New Orleans. She was 72.
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Danniella Westbrook has sparked rumours she is engaged [WENN] And their night on the town has even sparked rumours she is engaged. 42 year old Danniella was seen sporting a large piece of je
The story of how members of the Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus helped their new artistic director, Paul Caldwell, after he was hit by a car in Chicago shortly before he was to start
Laughs relocated from Kirkland to the old Giggles club in Seattle’s University District in September. The owners are hoping some road comics with a bit of name recognition will help rejuvenate the cl
Also on TV on Dec. 9: “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “Blue Bloods.”
The Virginia singer will appear at Neumos in Seattle as part of Google’s “GOODfest” series of livestreamed benefit shows in various cities.
Add Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers to the summer concert lineup at Wrigley Field. Petty's 40th anniversary tour is set to stop at Wrigley June 29. Petty announced the tour on Thursday's episode of "T
Wade SheridanNEW YORK, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- "Today" anchor Savannah Guthrie and husband Michael Feldman have welcomed their second child together, a baby boy named Charles Max Feldman.
Can’t be bothered to move the Elf on the Shelf around your house? Don’t worry, Jimmy Kimmel has your back. On Thursday, the comedian launched a new spoof “Shelf Shifter&rdquo
Sam Faiers sent fans into a frenzy with a photo of her dress [Wenn] Mummy Diaries star Sam Faiers had everyone talking over her latest Instagram selfie, with fans noticing something odd about the
BERLIN (Reuters) - Dutch director Paul Verhoeven, best known for films such as "Basic Instinct" and "RoboCop", will head the jury of the Berlin International Film Festival in February.
A one-off election edition episode of “Will & Grace” may have sparked interest in a revival of the NBC series. The original cast reunited for a 10-minute episode released online in S
Donald Trump is to remain as an executive producer on TV show Celebrity Apprentice after becoming US president.
Both have appeared in the jungle show, so they’d certainly have lots to talk about.
Wade SheridanNEW YORK, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Seth Meyers's guest list for his upcoming New Year's Eve special is set to include the likes of Jennifer Lawrence and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The X Factor: Simon Cowell could be forced to miss the finals due to sickness [ITV] In scenes reminiscent of when Mel B couldn't make it to the final shows in 2014 due to unknown reasons, The X Fa
Why not right? Some bloody genius took the most disappointing nerdy film of the year and mashed it up with star wars.
We have waited for such a long time for Spider-man to be done right in live action, first it was Tobey Maguire then Andrew Garfield but at last it looks lik
Karen ButlerUNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Bruno Mars, Sting and The Weeknd have been booked to perform on Tuesday's season finale of "The Voice."
Best bets for author readings the week of Dec. 9: Brad Craft, Sharma Shields, Tig Notaro and others.
Binta Dibba, of Everett, and India Gants, of Bellevue, knew one another going into the show, which premieres on Monday, Dec. 12.
The 2011 novel centres around a dysfunctional family.
NEW YORK (AP) — ‘Today’ show co-host Savannah Guthrie has given birth to her second child, a boy. Guthrie’s co-host Matt Lauer made the announcement on the air Friday morning . Laue
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Wade SheridanLOS ANGELES, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik have teamed up on a new song titled "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" that will appear on the soundtrack to "Fifty Shades Darker."
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of those turning 50 in 2017? Some of our favorite celebrities, that’s who. Check out the stars that will be hitting the big 5-0 mark in 2017.
Eurovision: You Decide is moving from BBC4 to BBC2 this year.
The 28-year-old professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter has been offered a small role on the HBO hit fantasy drama, and will join the cast in time for start of season seven. The news was announ
(Reuters) - Actor Judge Reinhold has been arrested at Dallas Love Field Airport after he refused to be screened at a security check point, police said.
Andrew Marr says he is not yet sure if a new treatment has helped to alleviate some of the effects of his stroke.
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