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Man who claimed Howard Hughes inheritance dies in Nevada

Melvin Dummar, a delivery driver who falsely claimed that billionaire Howard Hughes left a handwritten will bequeathing him $156 million, has died in rural Nevada

English announcer Champion to become lead MLS voice for ESPN

'Modern Family's' Sarah Hyland had second kidney transplant

DuVernay, Witherspoon and others join for Time's Up auction

Spice Girl Mel B cancels event after severe injury, surgery

Italy: Teen, club owners investigated in fatal stampede

11 coolest Instagram accounts to follow right now: A list curated by Cleveland 19 News journalists

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'The Favourite' leads film nominees for Critics' Choice

Court TV network is being revived after decade away

Sunday night baseball games an hour earlier in 2019

LA Film Critics name 'Roma' best film of the year

'Ralph' tops box office again, 'Aquaman' is a hit in China

Cardi B, Pharrell, Kanye draw crowds during Art Basel Miami

Author Jon Krakauer sues over adaptation of 'Into the Wild'

Author Jon Krakauer has has filed suit over a musical adaptation of his 1996 book "Into the Wild."

Rise up: Female voices take center stage at Grammys

Female musicians who not only write their own lyrics _ but produce their songs too _ are taking center stage at the 2019 Grammy Awards, a year after female voices were shut of the show's major categories

Items belonging to Sinatra make $9M hit at Sotheby's auction

The private treasures of Frank Sinatra and his wife, Barbara, were a big, multimillion-dollar hit at a New York auction

Kanye West surprises crowd honoring late rapper XXXTentacion

Kanye West surprised fans at a tribute honoring the late rapper XXXTentacion during Art Basel, jumping onstage to perform a new song that features West and the rapper who was gunned down in Florida earlier this year

With Kevin Hart's downfall, hosting the Oscars got harder

CBS holiday specials 2018: Don’t miss your favorite Christmas movies

Russian chemistry teacher accused of setting up a drug lab

Destiny Child's Michelle Williams reveals engagement is off

'Avengers 4' gets a title, trailer and new release date

Aniston: Netflix 'Friends' deal a testament of show's value

Judge issues orders of protection in Cardi B case

A judge has issued orders of protection against Platinum rapper Cardi B in a case involving a melee at a New York strip club

Rome opera hires Gatti, who lost job over #metoo allegations

Rome's opera house has engaged Daniele Gatti, who was fired by a Dutch orchestra this year over #metoo allegations

Kendrick Lamar leads Grammy nominees with 8, where women make a comeback

The 2019 Grammys will hand out awards in its 84 categories live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2019.

The Latest: Kendrick Lamar leads all Grammy nominees with 8

The Latest: Kendrick Lamar leads all Grammy nominees with 8, a tally aided by his work on 'Black Panther' albumKendrick Lamar is the king of the Grammys: He's the lead nominee with eight

Lamar leads Grammy noms, where women make a comeback

Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Brandi Carlile will compete in the top three categories at the 2019 Grammys, where women mark a comeback

La Scala premiere 'Attila' speaks to today's global turmoil

La Scala's season premiere 'Attila' speaks to today's global turmoil

61st annual Grammy Awards nominations to be announced Friday

Delayed by Bush funeral, nominations for the 61st annual Grammy Awards will be announced Friday morning

After a year full of tears, Ariana Grande comes out on top

Ariana Grande capped off a successful year as a pop star _ but a trying one as a maturing young woman _ at the 13th annual Billboard Women in Music event, where she was named Woman of the Year

Hart steps down as Oscars host over his past anti-gay tweets

Just two days after being named host of the Academy Awards, Kevin Hart has stepped down following an outcry over past homophobic tweets by the comedian

Buzzcocks co-founder Pete Shelley dies at 63

The punk band Buzzcocks has confirmed "with great sadness" the death of the band's co-founder, Pete Shelley, whom it called "one of the UK's most influential and prolific songwriters."

Comic Mike Polk captures Cleveland’s majestic winter sunset (’photo’)

The photo’s beauty is almost beyond words

After a long, bumpy journey, 'Mowgli' settles in at Netflix

After a long, bumpy journey, Andy Serkis' 'Jungle Book' adaptation 'Mowgli' settles in at Netflix

Reba McEntire, Oak Ridge Boys sing at Bush's Texas funeral

Reba McEntire, Oak Ridge Boys sing at Houston funeral service of former President George H.W. Bush

Julia Roberts, more movie stars snare Golden Globe TV nods

Even the sometimes-offbeat Golden Globe awards are unable to resist the allure of movie stars who dabble in television work

No Sam Elliott and more Golden Globes nomination shockers

No Sam Elliott and more Golden Globes nomination shockers, including a series snub for 'Atlanta' and shutout of female directors

Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber is up for auction, as are Ripley’s (from Alien) sneakers

Other Star Wars props are up for sale, as are items from "Back to the Future," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "Alien" ... and "Star Trek."

It's now or never pedestrians: German town has Elvis lights

Keep your blue suede shoes behind the curb: the German town where Elvis Presley was stationed as a soldier in the 1950s has installed three pedestrian lights with images of the American rock icon

Dick Cheney biopic 'Vice' tops Golden Globes nominations

Adam McKay's Dick Cheney biopic "Vice" seized control of the Golden Globe Awards with a leading six nominations, edging Bradley Cooper's revival of "A Star Is Born," the interracial road-trip drama "Green Book" and the period romp "The Favourite."

The Latest: 'Vice' director jokes he'll take down 'Poppins'

The Latest: 'Vice' director Adam McKay jokes he only feels competitive toward on Golden Globe nominee _ 'Mary Poppins Returns'

Sean Penn working on documentary on Saudi writer's death

Turkish official says Sean Penn in Turkey working on documentary about slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at Saudi consulate in Istanbul

Berlin film fest to open with new movie from Lone Scherfig

Organizers of the Berlin International Film Festival say the 2019 event will open with a premiere of Danish director Lone Scherfig's new movie, "The Kindness of Strangers."

The Latest: French PM: 89,000 police to be deployed Saturday

France's prime minister says 89,000 police officers will be deployed on Saturday across the country amid fears of new riots at anti-government protests

  Romona Robinson crosses carts with Khloe Kardashian at Costco

Virtually everyone shops at Costco, including local and national celebrities.

Rapper sues makers of video game 'Fortnite' over dance moves

Rapper 2 Milly is suing the makers of 'Fortnite,' saying they're illegally using his dance moves in the wildly popular video game

Viola Davis says 'stop taming us' at Hollywood event

Viola Davis says 'stop taming us' at Hollywood event where she received leadership award

Sandra Oh, Andy Samberg to host Golden Globe ceremony

Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg will share host duties at next month's Golden Globe ceremony

Sea reefs and sunsets: Living Coral is color of the year

The stuff of sea reefs and sunsets: Pantone picks Living Coral as its color of the year

Princeton group cuts 'Mermaid' song over 'toxic masculinity'

An all-male a cappella group at an Ivy League university has pulled a Disney movie song from its act following a student newspaper column that suggested the lyrics helped promote "toxic masculinity."

Salonen to become San Francisco Symphony music director

Esa-Pekka Salonen will become music director of the San Francisco Symphony starting with the 2020-21 season

R. Kelly documentary screening evacuated over phone threats

A screening of an upcoming documentary detailing abuse allegations against singer R. Kelly was evacuated after phone threats were made to the Manhattan location where it was being held

Met orchestra onstage for bows behind Nezet-Seguin

Yannick Nezet-Seguin took the rare step of bringing the entire orchestra on stage for curtain calls following his first performance as just the third music director in the Metropolitan Opera's 135-year-history

Mash-up of 2018’s best songs features 144 bops

Everyone from Maroon 5 to Cardi B to Lady Gaga to Kendrick Lamar to BTS made Andy Wu’s mashup this year.

Lena Dunham sorry for supporting writer accused of assault

Lena Dunham is apologizing to actress Aurora Perrineau for defending a writer who Perrineau accused of sexual misconduct

Apollo Theater plans to build new performance spaces

New York City's Apollo Theater plans to build two new performance spaces to incubate works by up-and-coming artists

Prince William, wife Kate bring gifts to UK forces in Cyprus

Santa Time: Prince William and his wife bring Christmas gifts and holiday greets to British servicemen in Cyprus

Chanel's Lagerfeld channels ancient Egypt with mini-Met Gala

Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld is known for not skimping or cutting corners with his fashion shows, and he certainly did neither with a lavish fashion show at the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ralph Fiennes, Sophie Okonedo spar in 'Antony and Cleopatra'

Antony and Cleopatra," currently running at London's National Theatre, has tragic romance, two top-flight actors and a live snake

2019 Pirelli calendar puts lens on women's ambition

Photographer Albert Watson is keeping the Pirelli calendar on its arc away from its origins as a pinup calendar, featuring portrayals of four women trying to find their purpose

Uffizi aims to slash tourist crowds, stop ticket scalpers

Uffizi aims to slash tourist crowds, stop ticket scalpers at Italy's most-visited art museum

Egyptian actress questioned over revealing dress at gala

Egyptian actress' lawyer says she was questioned, still faces trial for public obscenity over revealing dress

Lego Foundation donates $100mln to aid Rohingya, Syrian kids

The Lego Foundation says it will donate $100 million to U.S. non-profit organization Sesame Workshop to fund projects aimed at helping young children affected by the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh and the civil war in Syria

Cardi B 'no longer together' with Offset

Cardi B is no longer feeling the love after little more than a year of marriage to fellow rapper Offset

Getty museum says it has right to keep prized Greek statue

The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles has vowed to assert its right to keep an important Greek statue after Italy's highest court rejected its appeal of a ruling ordering the artwork to be returned to Italy

Bruce Springsteen: No tour with E Street band in 2019

Bruce Springsteen will not be touring with the E Street Band in 2019

'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah silenced by a voice issue

'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah silenced by vocal problem, show correspondents pitch in to read his monologue

'Crazy Rich Asians' fails to click with Chinese audiences

"Crazy Rich Asians" fell flat in China, despite its all-Asian cast and theme of rising Asian prosperity

Boy, 11, gets his tongue stuck to pole imitating ‘A Christmas Story’

The 11-year-old said he learned his lesson and hopes no other kids try the same stunt.

Last salute: A guide to George HW Bush's funeral

Trump, former presidents salute 41: A guide to George HW Bush's funeral

Former CBS chief Moonves accused of more sexual misconduct

An internal investigation of former CBS chief Les Moonves has turned up more evidence of sexual misconduct as well as lying and destruction of evidence, throwing into jeopardy his $120 million severance package

Actor-comedian Kevin Hart will host 2019 Oscars

Kevin Hart will host the 2019 Academy Awards; actor-comedian says he's 'blown away' by chance to host the ceremony

Philip Bosco, Tony-winning actor, dies at 88

Philip Bosco, the Tony Award-winning actor known for his roles in films "Working Girl" and "The Savages," has died

Netflix maintains high-priced relationship with 'Friends'

Netflix will still be there for fans of the old TV series "Friends," but maintaining the relationship will come at a steep price

Charlotte Prodger wins Turner art prize for smartphone video

British artist Charlotte Prodger has won the prestigious Turner Prize for art with a video shot on an iPhone

Victoria's Secret show tumbles to lowest ratings

ABC's showing of troubled Victoria's Secret fashion show reaches its smallest audience since it became a holiday season TV tradition in 2001

'Black Panther,' 'A Star Is Born' among AFI Awards honorees

"Black Panther," "A Star Is Born" and "Mary Poppins Returns" are among the American Film Institute's top 10 films of the year

Cohen Media Group purchases Landmark Theatre chain

Cohen Media Group, an Oscar-winning production and distribution company, purchases Landmark Theatre chain

Honored in NYC, Glenn Close says 'I speak through my work'

When it comes to making a statement about female empowerment, Glenn Close lets her roles do the talking

'Nutcracker' prince proposes to stunned Dewdrop Fairy

The prince in the "Nutcracker" had a special present for his favorite ballerina during a Wichita performance of the holiday classic