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Bobbe 'Beegie' Adair, jazz pianist, dies in Tennessee

Jazz pianist, session musician and band leader Bobbe Long “Beegie” Adair has died
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This image provided by Jeff Coffin shows Bobbe Long "Beegie" Adair. The jazz pianist, session musician and band leader died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, at the age of 84 in Franklin, Tenn., her manager Monica Ramey said. (Jeff Coffin via AP)
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Health official bows out of Mardi Gras parade; cites threats

New Orleans' health director says she won't take part in a satirical Mardi Gras-season parade, one of the season's earliest, citing threats since COVID-19 restrictions were resumed
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FILE - A Krewe du Vieux float passes through the streets of the French Quarter celebrating the Mardi Gras season in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012. New Orleans’ health director says she won’t take part in one of the earliest of the Mardi Gras season parades, citing threats after the resumption of COVID-19 restrictions in the city. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman, File)
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Bills-Chiefs is most-watched TV program since Super Bowl

The NFL's epic playoff game between the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs was the most-watched event on television since the last Super Bowl
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Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) walks off the field after an NFL divisional round playoff football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs won 42-36 in overtime. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
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Neil Young reportedly fights Spotify over Rogan and COVID

It's Neil Young versus Joe Rogan for the allegiance of Spotify
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This combination photo shows Neil Young in Calabasas, Calif., on May 18, 2016, left, and UFC announcer and podcaster Joe Rogan before a UFC on FOX 5 event in Seattle on Dec. 7, 2012. Young fired off a public missive to his management on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, demanding that they remove his music from the popular streaming service Spotify in protest over Rogan's popular podcast spreading misinformation about COVID-19. But by Tuesday afternoon, his letter had been removed from his website, "Heart of Gold" and other hits were still streaming. (AP Photo)
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Sundance: 'Descendant' chronicles a Black history uncovered

Rarely have past and present mingled in a documentary the way they do in “Descendant,” a nonfiction account of the last known ship to bring African captives to the American South for enslavement
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Emmett Lewis appears in the documentary "Descendant" by Margaret Brown, an official selection of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. (Sundance Institute via AP)
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Police: Rapper Slim Jxmmi attacked girlfriend in Miami

Police say rapper Slim Jxmmi was arrested in Miami after attacking the mother of his young child during an argument
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FILE - Rapper Slim Jxmmi, of Rae Sremmurd, performs on stage during the Dazed and Blazed Summer 2018 Tour at Jiffy Lube Live on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Bristow, Va. Rapper Slim Jxmmi was arrested in Miami early Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, after attacking the mother of his young child during an argument, police said. Aaquil Brown, who performs under the name Slim Jxmmi in the hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd, faces a misdemeanor battery charge. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)
4 hours ago

Jury awards Cardi B $1.25 million in defamation lawsuit

A federal jury in Atlanta has awarded $1.25 million to Cardi B in a defamation lawsuit against a celebrity news blogger who she says posted videos saying the Grammy-winning rapper used cocaine, had contracted herpes and engaged in prostitution
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FILE - Cardi B performs at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., on June 16, 2019. A federal jury in Atlanta has awarded $1.25 million to Cardi B in a defamation lawsuit against a celebrity news blogger. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
January 25

Howie Mandel urges pal Jay Leno to air 'Late Night' laundry

Howie Mandel has a bone to pick with his longtime friend Jay Leno
January 25
Howie Mandel attends "America's Got Talent" season 15 red carpet in Pasadena, Calif., on March 4, 2020, left, and Jay Leno appears at the "The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special" in Los Angeles on Oct. 4, 2017. Mandel interviewed Leno for his podcast “Howie Mandel Does Stuff" and discussed the “The Tonight Show” host rivalries with David Letterman and Conan O'Brien. (AP Photo)
January 25

Rihanna's foundation donates $15 million to climate justice

Rihanna is backing her belief that climate change is a social-justice issue by pledging $15 million to the movement through her Clara Lionel Foundation
January 25
FILE - Rihanna attends an event for her lingerie line Savage X Fenty at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles on on Aug. 28, 2021. Rihanna is backing her belief that climate change is a social justice issue by pledging $15 million to the movement through her Clara Lionel Foundation. The “We Found Love” singer Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, announced the donation to 18 climate justice organizations doing work in seven Caribbean nations and the United States, including the Climate Justice Alliance, the Indigenous Environmental Network, and the Movement for Black Lives.(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
January 25

Elton John postpones Texas concerts after getting COVID-19

Despite being vaccinated and boosted, Elton John has contracted COVID-19 and is postponing two farewell concert dates in Dallas
January 25
FILE - Elton John performs during his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, in New Orleans. Despite being vaccinated and boosted, John has contracted COVID-19 and is postponing two farewell concert dates in Dallas. John “is experiencing only mild symptoms,” according to a statement. (AP Photo/Derick Hingle, File)
January 25

Q&A: Dakota Johnson makes her producing debut at Sundance

Dakota Johnson is having a big year
January 25
FILE - Dakota Johnson arrivews at the premiere of "The Lost Daughter" during the 2021 BFI London Film Festival in London, on Oct. 13, 2021. Johnson stars in “AM I OK?” and “Cha Cha Real Smooth,” which she also produced. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
January 25

Author Nathan Harris earns Gaines Award for debut novel

The debut work of Seattle author Nathan Harris has earned him the 2021 Ernest J
January 25
January 25

Review: Ryan Culwell leans into his Texas Panhandle roots

Ryan Culwell is as Texan as an El Camino with a rusty tailgate, writes Scott Stroud of The Associated Press
January 25
This cover image released by Missing Piece Records shows "Run Like a Bull" by Ryan Culwell. (Missing Piece Records via AP)
January 25

‘Aftershock’ puts human face to maternal health crisis in US

Paula Eiselt and Tonya Lewis Lee co-directed the new documentary “Aftershock,” which explores the topic of maternal mortality in the United States and premiered this weekend at the Sundance Film Festival
January 25
Shawnee Benton Gibson, left, and Bruce McIntyre appear in "Aftershock" by Paula Eiselt and Tonya Lewis Lee, an official selection of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. (Kerwin Devonish/Sundance Institute via AP)
January 25

Biden answers inflation query by calling Fox reporter SOB

President Joe Biden has called a Fox News reporter a vulgarity.
January 25
President Joe Biden responds to reporter's questions during a meeting on efforts to lower prices for working families, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 25

Iconic musician seeks to rebuild Iraq through music

War kept him away from his beloved homeland for decades
January 25
Iraqi virtuoso oud player Naseer Shamma prepares to perform with an orchestra, at the Iraqi National Theater in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. War kept him away from his beloved homeland for decades. Now Shamma has returned to Iraq with a series of concerts and projects he hopes will support education, culture and the arts in the conflict-scarred nation. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
January 24

Bastille invites listeners to escape in 'Give Me The Future'

With techno beats, '80s retro futuristic tones and sweeping production, “Give Me the Future,” Bastille’s 13-track album, dives into the world of science-fiction, exploring the way technology can be a tool for escape
January 24
Will Farquarson, from left, Chris Wood, Dan Smith and Kyle Simmons of Bastille pose for a portrait to promote the album "Give Me the Future" on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022 in London. The band's 13-track, fourth studio album, dives into the world of science-fiction, exploring the way technology can be a tool for escape. (Photo by Scott Garfitt/AP)
January 24

At Sundance, documentaries resurrect lost eras of music

Buzz always emanates at the Sundance Film Festival from its music documentaries
January 24
This image shows a scene from the documentary "Meet Me in the Bathroom" by Will Lovelace and Dylan Southern, an official selection of the Midnight section at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. (Rebecca Greenfield/Sundance Institute via AP)
January 24

Statue toppled in Puerto Rico before Spanish king's visit

Unknown people have toppled a statue of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León ahead of a visit of Spain's King Felipe VI to the U.S. Caribbean territory of Puerto Rico
January 24
FILE - Gypsy Cordova blows smoke and shakes a maraca in front of a Juan Ponce de Leon monument while leading a group of activists in a march demanding statues and street names commemorating symbols of colonial oppression be removed, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Saturday, July 11, 2020. Unknown people have toppled a statue of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León ahead of a visit of King Felipe VI to the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. Col. José Juan García, police commissioner for San Juan, told The Associated Press on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 that officers patrolling the cobblestone streets of the capital’s historic district hear a loud bang at 4:30 a.m. and found the statue broken in pieces. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)
January 24

Avenatti cast as both thief, generous lawyer at NYC trial

A prosecutor has told a jury in an opening statement that California lawyer Michael Avenatti stole nearly $300,000 in book proceeds from porn star Stormy Daniels while a defense lawyer says it's not true
January 24
Michael Avenatti arrives to Federal court in Manhattan, Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, in New York. Avenatti, the once high-profile California attorney who regularly taunted then-President Donald Trump, was introduced to prospective jurors who will decide whether he cheated porn star Stormy Daniels out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
January 24

Palin COVID-19 tests delay libel trial against NY Times

A judge has delayed trial for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's defamation claims against The New York Times after she tested positive for the coronavirus three times
January 24
FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin speaks at a rally in Montgomery, Ala. Palin is on the verge of making new headlines in a legal battle with The New York Times. A defamation lawsuit against the Times, brought by the brash former Alaska governor in 2017, is set to go to trial starting Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 in federal court in Manhattan. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
January 24

AG settles claim over fees paid by Robert Indiana's estate

Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey has settled claims against the estate of the late artist Robert Indiana and several law firms over excessive legal fees
January 24
FILE — The Robert Indiana sculpture "LOVE" stands in John F. Kennedy Plaza, commonly known as Love Park, in Philadelphia, Monday, May 21, 2018. Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey has resolved claims against the estate of the late artist Robert Indiana and several law firms accused of excessive legal fees, officials said Monday, Jan 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
January 24

Review: Silent star Buster Keaton rides again in 2 new books

Two new books about silent film star Buster Keaton are appearing a century after he began to pack movie theaters
January 24
This combination of cover images shows "Camera Man: Buster Keaton, the Dawn of Cinema, and the Invention of the 20th Century" by Dana Stevens, left, and "Buster Keaton: A Filmmaker's Life” by James Curtis. (Atria via AP, left, and Knopf via AP)
January 24

Sundance doc looks at man behind the modern bulletproof vest

Richard Davis was a bankrupt pizzeria owner when he got the idea for a bulletproof vest in 1969 Michigan
January 24
This image shows Richard Davis from the documentary "2nd Chance" by Ramin Bahrani, an official selection of the Premieres section at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. (Sundance Institute via AP)
January 24

Review: Killer gives the Florida Keys condo lifestyle a try

In “Mermaid Confidential,” Tim Dorsey’s 25th slapstick-noir novel featuring obsessive-compulsive serial killer Serge Storms, the anti-hero tries condo life in the Florida Keys
January 24
This cover image released by William Morrow shows "Mermaid Confidential" by Tim Dorsey. (William Morrow via AP)
January 24

Review: Allende's 'Violeta,' an epic South American tale

Chilean writer Isabel Allende’s latest novel is “Violeta,” an epic tale that transports readers across a century of South American history, through economic collapse, dictatorship and natural disasters like an earthquake and a hurricane
January 24
This cover image released by Ballantine shows "Violeta" by Isabel Allende. (Ballantine via AP)
January 24

Ulvaeus seeks source of ABBA magic with Apple radio show

ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus is launching a radio show on Apple Music
January 24
FILE - Bjorn Ulvaeus, of ABBA, poses for photographers in a recreation of the Swedish recording studio Polar on Dec. 13, 2017, in London. Ulvaeus is launching a radio show on Apple Music. The songwriter and guitarist will host the "Björn from ABBA and Friends' Radio Show" on Apple Music Hits starting Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)
January 24

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5

Celebrities having birthdays during the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5 include actor Olivia Colman, musician Phil Collins and country singer Clint Black
January 24
This combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from Jan. 30-Feb. 5 shows Olivia Colman, from left, Kerry Washington, Harry Styles, Shakira, Isla Fisher, Clint Black and Henry Golding. (AP Photo)
January 24

‘Spider-Man’ comes back swinging, takes No. 1 from ‘Scream'

After a weekend in second place, "Spider-Man: No Way Home" still has some fight.
January 24
FILE - Attendees dressed as Spider-Man gather during New York Comic Con at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in New York. After spending one weekend in second place, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” proved it still had some fight left. Sony's superhero juggernaut swung back to first place in its sixth weekend in theaters and became the sixth highest grossing film of all time, globally, according to studio estimates on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
January 24

Party-hard Dubai ponders new workweek debate: When's brunch?

Friday will never be the same in Dubai.
January 24
With a city skyline view, a DJ wearing a face mask performs music, during brunch, at a hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. The Middle East’s financial hub has shifted its weekend this year from Friday and Saturday to the Western-style Saturday and Sunday along with the rest of the United Arab Emirates. That has thrown Dubai’s beloved institution of Friday brunch — a favorite custom of expats who revel in hourslong booze-soaked, Instagram-worthy buffets — into disarray. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
January 24

CBS retools streaming service to better resemble TV network

CBS News says it is retooling its streaming service to better incorporate programs and personalities from the television network
January 24
FILE - The CBS News Logo appears on stage at a Democratic presidential primary debate on Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C.. CBS News says it is retooling its streaming service to better incorporate programs and personalities from the television network. The service debuts a new evening newscast on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, along with a series of prime-time programs that make use of work done on "60 Minutes," "CBS Sunday Morning" and other shows (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
January 24

Broadway's 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' actor fired

There was a complaint by a co-star about his conduct.
January 24
FILE- A sign for "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" hangs at the Broadway opening at the Lyric Theatre on Sunday, April 22, 2018, in New York. The actor playing Harry Potter has been fired from the Broadway production following a complaint by a co-star about his conduct. Producers said Sunday night, Jan. 23, 2022, that after an independent investigation of the incident that they decided to terminate the contract of James Snyder. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 24

Spanish monarch's sister and husband break up after 25 years

The sister of Spain’s King Felipe VI, Cristina de Borbón, and her husband, Iñaki Urdangarin, are announcing the end of their marriage after nearly 25 years together
January 24
FILE - Spain's Duke of Palma Inaki Urdangarin and Princess Cristina de Borbon, left, show their daughter Irene in Barcelona, Spain, on June 8, 2005. The sister of Spain’s King Felipe VI, Cristina de Borbón, and her husband, Inaki Urdangarin, are announcing the end of their marriage after nearly 25 years together. The announcement on Monday came a week after a gossip magazine in Spain published photos of Urdangarin taking a stroll in a southern French coastal town while holding hands with a work colleague. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
January 24

Turkish film actress and ex-mayor Fatma Girik dies aged 79

Fatma Girik, a beloved Turkish screen actress of the 1960s and 1970s and one-time district mayor, has died
January 24
January 23

Hanif Abdurraqib, Tom Lin receive Carnegie literary awards

Receiving a literary prize from the American Library Association is a kind of homecoming for the essayist-poet Hanif Abdurraqib
January 23
This cover image provided by Random House shows "A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance" by Hanif Abdurraqib. (Random House via AP)
January 23

Kenzo returns to Japanese roots in history-making moment

It was a fashion history-making moment in Paris for Kenzo as it unveiled the debut for its first Japanese designer since house-founder Kenzo Takada
January 23
A model wears a creation for the Kenzo fall-winter 22/23 men's collection, in Paris, Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
January 23

Once allies, Stormy Daniels and Avenatti face off at trial

The porn star who catapulted Michael Avenatti to fame four years ago will get a starring role in a New York courtroom when prosecutors try to prove the California lawyer cheated her of $300,000 in book proceeds
January 23
FILE - Adult film actress Stormy Daniels, left, stands with her lawyer Michael Avenatti during a news conference outside federal court in New York, April 16, 2018. Daniels, the porn star who catapulted Avenatti to fame, will get a starring role in a New York courtroom when prosecutors try to prove the California lawyer cheated her of $300,000 in book proceeds. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
January 23

Don Wilson, guitarist with The Ventures, dies at 88

The co-founder and rhythm guitarist of the instrumental guitar band has died.
January 23
FILE - Bob Spalding, left, and Don Wilson of The Ventures perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in New York, March 10, 2008. Don Wilson, co-founder and rhythm guitarist of the instrumental guitar band The Ventures, has died. He was 88. The News Tribune reports Wilson died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022 in Tacoma of natural causes, surrounded by his four children. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
January 22

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
January 22
January 22

Ian Alexander Jr., only child of Regina King, dies at age 26

He was a DJ who often accompanied King to red carpet events.
January 22
FILE - Regina King arrives at a special screening of "The Harder They Fall" on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, at the Shrine in Los Angeles. Ian Alexander Jr., the only child of award-winning actor and director Regina King, has died. The death was confirmed Saturday, Jan. 22,2022 in a family statement. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
January 22

Arnold Schwarzenegger 'fine' following four-car crash in LA

The crash sent a woman to the hospital with minor injuries.
January 22
January 22
This photo provided by Karjaka Studios shows Ellen Foley. Foley, who collaborated with Meat Loaf on the hit single "Paradise By the Dashboard Light" from his 1977 hit album "Bat Out of Hell," is paying tribute to their "beautiful, feisty, joyful friendship." Meat Loaf died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 at age 74. (Aleksandr Karjaka/Karjaka Studios via AP)
January 22

In ‘Watcher,’ a stalker thriller with a female gaze

The stylish, unnerving thriller premiered Friday at the Sundance Film Festival.
January 22
Maika Monroe en una escena de "Watcher" de Chloe Okuno, que se estrena en competencia en el Festival de Cine de Sundance 2022. (Instituto Sundance vía AP)
January 22

Dale Dickey takes center stage at Sundance in 'A Love Song'

Dale Dickey tends to get “those crusty roles,” as she heard someone once call them
January 22
Actor Dale Dickey poses for a portrait in Los Angeles on Jan. 20, 2022, to promote the film "A Love Song," an official selection of the NEXT section at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
January 22

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
January 22
January 22
FILE - Priyanka Chopra Jonas, left, and husband Nick Jonas attend the world premiere of "Chasing Happiness," in Los Angeles on June 3, 2019. Chopra Jonas and Jonas announced on their Instagram pages Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, that they welcomed their first baby together. She said a surrogate gave birth to the couple’s baby on Jan. 15. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
January 22

'Wuhan, I Am Here': Film follows volunteers in sealed city

The homeless, the sick, the elderly: For people who fell through the cracks of the official system, the then-unprecedented decision to isolate the central Chinese city of Wuhan and its 13 million people was a matter of life or death
January 22
Lan Bo, director of the documentary film "Wuhan, I Am Here," stands in a screening room before a viewing of his movie in Beijing, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. The homeless, the sick, the elderly: For people who fell through the cracks of the official system, the then-unprecedented decision to isolate the central Chinese city of Wuhan and its 13 million people was a matter of life or death. Director Lan Bo hopes to sound the alarm with a documentary about volunteers who helped neighbors get food and medical care following the lockdown in early 2020 of the city where the coronavirus pandemic began. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 21

Miranda talks about Bruno, and the 'Encanto' phenomenon

A month after “Encanto” debuted in theaters, Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the movie’s Colombia-inflected songs, took a long vacation
January 21
FILE - Lin-Manuel Miranda arrives at the premiere of "Encanto" on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles. Miranda composed the songs for the film. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
January 21

'SNL' comics Jost, Davidson buy Staten Island Ferry boat

“Saturday Night Live” comics Colin Jost and Pete Davidson have purchased a decommissioned Staten Island Ferry boat with plans to turn it into New York’s hottest club
January 21
FILE — The Staten Island Ferry "John F. Kennedy" docks in New York, May 9, 2010. “Saturday Night Live” comics Colin Jost and Pete Davidson have purchased a decommissioned Staten Island Ferry boat with plans to turn it into New York’s hottest club. Jost and Davidson teamed up with comedy club owner Paul Italia on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022 winning for $280,100 bid for the John F. Kennedy. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
January 21

Louie Anderson, comic, Emmy winner for 'Baskets,' dies at 68

Louie Anderson, whose four-decade career as a comedian and actor included his unlikely and Emmy-winning performance as mom to twin adult sons in the TV series “Baskets,” has died at age 68
January 21
FILE - Actor-comedian Louie Anderson appears at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 18, 2016. A spokesman for Anderson says he is being treated for cancer in a Las Vegas hospital. Anderson's publicist says he was diagnosed with a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and “is resting comfortably.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)