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Cleveland Water Lantern Festival rescheduled to August date

‘Cribbs in the CLE: Josh and Maria Live’ coming this fall to WOIO and WUAB (video)

Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me! is coming to Northeast Ohio

  Cleveland group uses art therapy to help patients in treatment for drug addiction

  George Clinton, Parliament-Funkadelic bringing farewell tour to Rock Hall in July

  Woodstock 50 in doubt: Organizers in talks with another venue

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Justin Bieber challenges Tom Cruise to a fight on Twitter

Rapper Bushwick Bill of the Geto Boys dies at 52

Cleveland’s own Welshly Arms to headline CBRE fundraiser with 100% of the proceeds going to cancer research

  New Orleans musician Dr. John dies at 77

‘Dr. John,’ funky New Orleans ‘night-tripper’ musician, dies

  Dolly Parton wears her makeup to bed: Here’s why

Sebastian Bach will belt out Skid Row’s debut album at Lakewood Phantasy this summer

Sebastian Bach will attract metal heads from across Northeast Ohio when he arrives to Lakewood this summer to perform Skid Row’s self-titled debut record.

Former 19 News traffic reporter Rick Abell dies at age 67

News personality Rick Abell, known for his airborne traffic and breaking news coverage on 19 News, has died at the age of 67.

Twenty One Pilots, The Killers to play free concerts in Cleveland ahead of MLB All-Star Game

Two multi-platinum recording artists will be playing in downtown Cleveland during the 2019 MLB All-Star Weekend Concert Series.

  Police were told deal was in works with Jussie Smollett

The approximately 460-pages of new documents show detectives investigating Smollett's claim he was the victim of a hate crime were told by Cook County prosecutors a deal with Smollett could include a $10,000 fine and community service.

  Robert Pattinson will be the next Batman

Cleveland restaurant threatened by state over bathroom labels receives apology from liquor department

Singer Leon Redbone dies at 69

First Edgewater LIVE of 2019 postponed due to expected inclement weather

  Netflix will ‘rethink’ Georgia shoots if abortion law holds

Thousands sign petition to make Danny Devito next Wolverine

Rock Hall apologizes for music played overnight from speaker boxes throughout downtown Cleveland

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame issued a statement Tuesday after the “Rock Box” speakers scattered in downtown Cleveland unintentionally played music throughout the night.

  ‘Stranger Things’: New Coke, from 1985, to make comeback on TV show

Season 3 of the show will take place in the summer of 1985, when Coca-Cola changed its formula for Coke. New Coke was considered one of the biggest marketing blunders of all time.

  ‘Game of Thrones': Water bottles join coffee cup in guest-starring roles

The series finale of “Game of Thrones” treated fans to another visual faux pas as two modern-day water bottles showed up in one of the scenes.

  Mick Jagger back with Rolling Stones after illness to start North American tour

Tickets sold for the original dates will be honored, but those who can't attend can get refunds by accessing their Ticketmaster accounts.

  Comedy actor Tim Conway dies at age 85

Conway won several Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe for his work. In 1989, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Mr. Ratburn from ‘Arthur’ comes out as gay and gets married on season premiere of PBS Kids show

The 22nd season of the PBS show kicks off with a memorable episode.

  Disney takes over Hulu in deal with Comcast

Disney may bundle Hulu with its upcoming kids-focused streaming service, Disney Plus, and its sports service, ESPN Plus, executives said last week.

Cedar Point opened for 2019 season on Saturday

Tickets start at $49.99, with season passes starting at $146.

  Cedar Point and its coveted thrill rides open to the public this weekend in Sandusky

On Saturday, Cedar Point will open for the 2019 season. This year, there are all the same rides you know from years past--and some additions you’ll see, particularly when it comes to places to eat.

Ted Nugent and ‘Yodel Boy’ slated to perform at this summer’s Stark County Fair

A rock 'n' roll musician and a viral sensation have been tapped to perform at this year’s 170th annual Stark County Fair in Canton.

The WHEELMOBILE is coming to MGM NORTHFIELD PARK

Wheel of Fortune is coming to the Cleveland area & you could be a contestant!

  ‘Game of Thrones’: What was a Starbucks coffee cup doing on the show?

During the first 20 minutes of Sunday night’s episode, sharp-eyed fans spotted what looks like a Starbucks to-go cup on a banquet table.

  It’s a boy! Meghan Markle gives birth to her first child

The baby boy, weighing 7 lbs., 3oz., was born to Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry.

Local stores participate in Free Comic Book Day

You can choose from popular comics like Marvel’s Avengers and Spider-Man/ Venom #1

Cleveland Browns star Myles Garrett wants to invite you to his ‘Game of Thrones’ watch party and costume contest

Try to name two things that are surrounded by more hype right now than the Cleveland Browns and the generational television series “Game of Thrones.”

‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek says outpouring of support ‘making a difference’

His primary plan for the next few months is to concentrate on his health.

Kids’ suicides spiked after Netflix’s ′13 Reasons Why,' study finds

The study published Monday can't prove that the Netflix show "13 Reasons Why" was the cause, but there were 195 more youth suicides than would have been expected in the nine months following the show's March 2017 release, given historical and seasonal suicide trends, the study estimated.

Youth suicides increased by nearly 30% after release of Netflix series ’13 Reasons Why,' study shows

A new study supported by the National Institutes of Health shows that the release of the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” was linked to an increase in youth suicide rates.

  Live Nation offering $20 concert and show tickets

Over 600 shows have these tickets available.

  Fundraiser for Greater Cleveland Film Festival attracts Hollywood talent

Director Robert Townsend and actor Leon will be in attendance for a screening of the documentary 'Making the Five Heartbeats.'

John Singleton of ‘Boys N the Hood’ in coma after stroke

In 1992, Singleton became the youngest person, and the first African American, to ever be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director.

World-renowned opera singer who had 2 double-lung transplants at Cleveland Clinic dies at age of 35

A singer known internationally who received two sets of transplanted lungs at the Cleveland Clinic over the course of her short life has died at the age of 35, according to her family.

Richmond Heights bartender’s karaoke singing catches attention of celebrities like Snoop Dogg, D.L. Hughley (video)

A Richmond Heights bartender is taking the internet by storm, and she’s even catching the attention of some big name celebrities.

Here’s an update from ‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek, who has been busy since his diagnosis

Long-time “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek has stayed busy.

  Refresh Collective uses creativity, clothing and culture to empower Cleveland youth

‘The Fresh Lab’ on West 54th Street and Denison doubles as a recording space and a storefront.

  Chicago to sue Jussie Smollett for costs of investigation

Nonpayment will likely prompt the city to sue the "Empire" actor, which would mean a civil trial where standards for proving he staged the incident will be lower than in criminal court.

Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman appear in court for roles in college admissions scandal

Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman were scheduled in federal court Wednesday afternoon on charges related to the sweeping college admissions and bribery scandal.

Suspected killer of rapper Nipsey Hussle arrested, police say

Eric Holder, 29, had been on the run for two days before he was captured in Bellflower, a Los Angeles-area city about 20 miles southeast of where Hussle was gunned down two days earlier.

  Smollett saga shook public trust, heightened racial tensions

The decision to drop charges has sparked a backlash that prompted the actor's attorney to issue a statement accusing Chicago officials and police of trying to "smear" his client even after the case is closed.

  Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx defends decision to drop Jussie Smollett charges

Authorities abruptly dropped all charges against actor Jussie Smollett, with his defense attorneys saying his record was "wiped clean" of the 16 felony counts related to making a false report.

‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’ performed by late ‘Sax Man’ will be played across Cleveland for Indians home opener

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will pay special tribute to a late Cleveland icon known to perform downtown before Indians games.

  'Bill & Ted 3′ is a real thing! Excellent!

Bill S. Preston, Esq. (Alex Winters) and Ted “Theodore” Logan (Keanu Reeves) will be making another totally radical movie called “Bill & Ted Face the Music.” It’s slated for release in 2020.

  Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets

The deal helps Disney further control TV shows and movies from start to finish - from creating the programs to distributing them though television channels, movie theaters and streaming services.

  ‘Toy Story 4’ full trailer is out and teaching us about friendship all over again

Get your tissues, even the trailer is tugging on our heart strings.

Browns fans send Baker Mayfield, Odell Beckham Jr. on Cleveland carpet ride in ‘Aladdin’ parody

Many Cleveland Browns fans have already envisioned what Baker Mayfield and Odell Beckham Jr. can do on the field, but others are imagining what their relationship off the field might be like.

  Reality star ‘Mama June,’ boyfriend arrested in Alabama

Reality TV star June Shannon from the popular shows “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” and “From Not to Hot,” as well as her boyfriend, have been arrested in Alabama.

Sneaker Con coming to Cleveland, thousands expected to shop

With designs becoming bolder, its where fashion meets expression.

  Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to lying to police

The "Empire" actor is accused of lying to police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack by two men in January.

  Coaches and parents in college admissions scheme find jobs in danger

At a brief court appearance Wednesday, a judge allowed Lori Loughlin to be released on $1 million bond and travel to the area around Vancouver, Canada, to work but otherwise imposed strict travel restrictions.

  R Kelly says ex-wife destroyed his name, others stole money

Kelly, who also faces felony charges that allege he sexually abused three girls and a woman in Chicago, shouted and cried as he spoke in an interview. He said his ex-wife was lying when she alleged he'd abused her.

  Shaker Heights Police have fun with silly paczki day puns

"Please "donut" eat and drive." 😂

Mother of Dragons! The Game of Thrones Season 8 trailer is finally here

Winter is no longer coming. It is here and so are the White Walkers.

Sen. Sherrod Brown, others react to death of Ohio native Luke Perry

Ohio native and actor Luke Perry has passed away. He was surrounded by his children and family after suffering a recent stroke, his representatives reported.

  ‘90210’ star Luke Perry dies at age 52

Perry played construction company owner Fred Andrews, father of main character Archie Andrews, for three seasons on “Riverdale.”

Nathaniel Taylor, who played Rollo on ‘Sanford and Son,’ dies at 80

Nathaniel Taylor, the actor best known as Rollo Lawson, the street-smart best friend of the son on the 1970s sitcom “Sanford and Son,” has died.

  Longest-running TV shows of all time

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ is now the longest-running prime-time medical drama, but it’s nowhere near the top of the list of all TV shows.

Wu-Tang Clan coming to Cleveland for the 25th anniversary of 36 Chambers

June 2, at the Agora Theatre

  Cleveland art exhibit attracts star-studded guests for a good cause (photos/video)

The show was a combination of international and Cleveland bred artists displaying what happens when art and the brand collide.

  1968 Life magazine with Beatles on cover returned to Cuyahoga County library with check covering late fees

Officials from the Cuyahoga County Public Library system are thanking the person who returned a “borrowed” September 1968 edition of Life magazine.

  R. Kelly leaves jail after posting $100K in sex abuse case

A spokeswoman for the Cook County Sheriff's Office said the money was posted late Monday afternoon, and Kelly was expected to be freed by early evening. He will be forbidden from having any contact with females younger than 18.

Sunny Side Up: Did the Oscars work without a host?

The Academy Awards were without a host for the first time since 1989.

‘Green Book’ wins Oscars best picture award

The "Green Book," which stars Mahershala Ali as a black concert pianist in the 1960s and Viggo Mortensen as his driver, won three Oscars on Sunday, including best picture.

Life-size Super Mario Kart coming to Cleveland

Dress up like your favorite character and ride around a racetrack in go karts for a chance to win prizes.

  Jussie Smollett gave detailed instructions for fake attack, prosecutor says

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett gave detailed instructions to two brothers who helped him stage a racist, anti-gay attack on himself, a prosecutor said Thursday.

Anonymous graduate makes $20 million donation to John Carroll University

John Carroll University President Michael Johnson says an anonymous graduate has made a $20 million pledge to the school.

  Chicago police call hate crime allegations from ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett a ‘publicity stunt,’ bond set at $100,000

Detectives with the Chicago Police Department are expected to provide an update to the investigation surrounding “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett.

TMZ: Khloe Kardashian splits with Tristan Thompson after reports of infidelity

TMZ Sports is reporting that reality star Khloe Kardashian has broken up with Tristan Thompson.

  Nickelodeon reviving ’90s classics ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ and ‘All That’; ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ spinoffs also on the way

The network on Thursday announced a new slate of shows, some of which should bring back fond memories for millennials.