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

  Chicago to sue Jussie Smollett for costs of investigation

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

Suspected killer of rapper Nipsey Hussle arrested, police say

  Smollett saga shook public trust, heightened racial tensions

  Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx defends decision to drop Jussie Smollett charges

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

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

  Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets

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

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

  Reality star ‘Mama June,’ boyfriend 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

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

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

  ‘90210’ star Luke Perry dies at age 52

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

  Longest-running TV shows of all time

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.

Michael Avenatti says he has new video evidence against R. Kelly

Attorney Michael Avenatti said Thursday he has given Chicago prosecutors new video evidence of R&B star R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl.

  Cleveland artist uses pop culture to showcase changing faces of Black History

“I like to call it bridging the gap. You can learn about history and be cultural in the same breath.”

  Women win album of the year, best new artist while rap songs make history at the Grammy Awards

Women like Kacey Musgraves, Cardi B and Lady Gaga had a strong presence in the top categories and among the winners, as rap claimed success after a long losing streak.

  WATCH: ‘Aladdin’ trailer released during Grammys and, yes, Will Smith is blue and floating

Will Smith is blue, people are relieved and underwhelmed.

2019 Grammy Awards: Female nominees, hip-hop artists front and center

Female artists and hip-hop are making a big push in the upcoming Grammy Awards.

  Everything you need to know about the 61st Annual Grammy Awards

Watch from Cleveland 19, Sunday, Feb 10, at 8 p.m.

Jason Momoa, star of ‘Aquaman,’ scheduled to appear at Wizard World Cleveland

Jason Momoa, the actor who starred in the superhero blockbuster film “Aquaman," is slated to appear at the Cleveland’s Wizard World convention in March.

Cleveland barbecue legend Herbert Williams, of Hot Sauce Williams, dies at 82

Last week, on Jan. 23, the last surviving original owner of the restaurant, Herbert Williams, died at the age of 82.

Peter Jackson making new documentary of Beatles’ ‘Let It Be’

The Beatles' farewell documentary “Let It Be” is getting an encore, and a reinvention.

  Man sues actress Gwyneth Paltrow over alleged skiing ‘hit-and-run’

The lawsuit alleges the actress was skiing with at least one instructor in 2016 when she lost control and collided with the victim.

  Man saves life with CPR he learned from ‘The Office’

The mechanic didn’t have CPR training, but he had seen “The Office” – and that was enough to save a woman’s life.

Steve Martin parodies Roger Stone in return to ‘Saturday Night Live’

"Saturday Night Live" opened with a play on Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight," which covered political news like Roger Stone's indictment and Wilbur Ross' statements about federal workers.

  ‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite’ lead with 10 Oscar nominations

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences unveiled nominations to the 91st Oscars on Tuesday morning from the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA

Sony and RCA record labels sever ties with R. Kelly

The record labels have remained silent in light of mounting pressure following a documentary on the singer.

A blindfolded Baker Mayfield and James Corden had to guess what they were nuzzling on ‘Late Late Show’

Baker Mayfield made on appearance on the nighttime talk show “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” where the Browns rookie sensation played a game of “Nuzzle Whaaa?”

  Cleveland native King Chip says being a single father is far more challenging (and important) than being a star rapper

"His coming into the world made me the man I thought I was."

Today is National Nothing Day

The holiday was created to provide Americans with one day where they can do absolutely nothing.

  Netflix raising prices, so are cord cutters still saving money overall?

Netflix announced it will raise all subscription fees to its 58 million subscribers.

  Interactive music studio coming to Cleveland’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is expanding its footprint

It’s official: Maroon 5 will headline the Super Bowl halftime show

The show is being billed as “the broadest range of musical genres ever seen” at the Super Bowl.

Margot Robbie to star in live-action Barbie film

The maker of the iconic doll is teaming up with Warner Bros. Pictures to officially bring Barbie to the big screen.

Kids can enter Doodle for Google contest, win $30K scholarship

The 11th annual Doodle for Google competition is underway and the winner will walk away with a $30,000 college scholarship and $50,000 in new technology.

  Woodstock 50th anniversary festival coming this summer

The three-day event will take place Aug. 16 through Aug. 18 on a 1,000-acre site at Watkins Glen International in upstate New York.

Lawyers for Kevin Spacey enter not guilty plea on accusations of groping a young man

Kevin Spacey appeared in a Massachusetts courtroom Monday morning to face a felony indecent assault and battery charge.

Boy, 13, who stayed up watching Netflix saves family from fire

Though his mom had sent him to bed, the 13-year-old was still awake and watching Netflix when a house fire broke out in the early morning.

Beyonce and Jay-Z help Louvre to best year ever

The Carters’ video for “Apes**t” was famously shot at the Louvre in Paris, and in a release this week the museum announced it had a record 10.2 million visitors last year.

  Cleveland’s own pack theater for ‘The Land FAU’ premiere

The highly anticipated series is set to premiere on Cleveland 19, Saturday, January 5 at 11:30 p.m.

  Netflix pulls episode of comedy show in Saudi Arabia after host criticized crown prince

Netflix has pulled an episode of the comedy show “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj” in Saudi Arabia after the host criticized the kingdom’s official account of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.

Cosby, Kanye and box-office diversity: The biggest entertainment stories of 2018

Here’s a look back at the highs and lows in entertainment news from 2018.

Hello, 2019: Revelry, reflection mark transition to new year

Goodbye, 2018: Revelry, reflection mark the transition to a new year

Louis C.K. mocks Parkland students in audio of stand-up set

Audio has emerged of Louis C.K. apparently mocking the students-turned-activists from the Parkland, Florida, school shooting

Judge denies Kevin Spacey's request to skip court appearance

A Massachusetts judge has denied Kevin Spacey's request to skip his appearance in court on accusations that he groped a young man.

Rooms near 50th anniversary Woodstock venue are a hot ticket

Finding a place to stay for next year's 50th anniversary Woodstock concert may not be a groovy experience for anyone hoping to score a room near the venue

South Africa's Zuma will head to recording studio in 2019

Driven from office by scandal, former South African president Jacob Zuma plans to record music in 2019

Throngs to pack Times Square for mild, rainy New Year's Eve

Sting, Christina Aguilera and revelers from around the world are set to welcome 2019 in New York City's Times Square

Lopsided games, schedule drag down CFP television ratings

Television ratings for College Football Playoff on ESPN drop from last season, dragged down by lopsided games and not being playing on New Year's Day

'Aquaman' still rules, and others see a post-Christmas bump

'Aquaman' still rules the box office, but other films enjoy a post-Christmas bump too

Longtime British comedy star June Whitfield dies at 93

Longtime British actress and comedic star June Whitfield has died

Note says Britain's queen 'naturally' wanted new royal yacht

A newly discovered note in the U.K.'s National Archives shows Queen Elizabeth II let government officials know she would welcome a replacement for the Royal Yacht Britannia once it was decommissioned

UK honors cave rescue divers, Twiggy, Monty Python's Palin

British divers who came to the rescue of young soccer players trapped inside a flooded cave in Thailand are among those being recognized in Britain's New Year's Honors List

Federalist writer, Fox News guest Bre Payton dies at 26

Bre Payton, a writer for the conservative news site The Federalist and a frequent guest on the Fox News Channel and other media outlets, has died suddenly at the age of 26.

Our new national debate: Did Grover of ‘Sesame Street’ drop the F-bomb?

What’s wrong with our eyesight and hearing? We’ve got some serious issues.

UK honors cave rescue divers, Twiggy, Monty Python's Palin

British divers who came to the rescue of young soccer players trapped inside a flooded cave in Thailand are among those being recognized in Britain's New Year's Honors List

Kevin Spacey asks to skip Massachusetts court appearance

Lawyers for Kevin Spacey are asking a judge to allow the actor to skip his arraignment on sexual assault charges in a Massachusetts courthouse next month

Grande cancels show due to 'unforeseeable health reasons'

Ariana Grande has canceled a Las Vegas performance days before New Year's Eve 'due to unforeseeable health reasons'

Chris Brown charged with monkey-related misdemeanors

Chris Brown has been charged with monkey-related misdemeanors