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Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner removed from Rock Hall leadership after controversial comments

By MARK KENNEDY (AP Entertainment Writer) NEW YORK (AP) — Jann Wenner, who co-founded Rolling Stone magazine and also was a co-founder of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, has been removed from the hall’s board of directors after making disparaging comments toward Black and female musicians. He apologized within hours. “Jann Wenner has been removed from the Board of Directors of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation,” the hall said Saturday, a day after Wenner’s comments were published in a New York Times interview. Wenner created a firestorm doing publicity for his new book “The Masters,”...

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In jab at DeSantis, Florida Democrats cap fundraising dinner with raucous drag show

MIAMI BEACH —  The speeches were done, the politicians were off the stage, but the night wasn’t over for Florida Democrats. Party Chair Nikki Fried feigned surprise when the lights went out Saturday night. But the show was just getting started. For the finale of the Florida Democratic Party’s annual Leadership Blue conference and fundraiser, Fried arranged for an appearance by drag queen Velvet Lenore, who performed several numbers along with her backup dancers. The audience, Democratic activists and elected officials from throughout the state, erupted in applause. LeNore, 51, who lives in West...

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Pat Sajak announces ‘Wheel of Fortune’ retirement, says upcoming season will be his last as host

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pat Sajak is taking one last spin on “Wheel of Fortune,” announcing Monday that its upcoming season will be his last as host. Sajak announced his retirement from the venerable game show in a tweet. “Well, the time has come. I’ve decided that our 41st season, which begins in September, will be my last. It’s been a wonderful ride, and I’ll have more to say in the coming months. Many thanks to you all,” the tweet said. Sajak, 76, has presided over the game show, which features contestants guessing letters to try to fill out words and phrases to win money and prizes, since 1981....

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J. Harrison Ghee and Alex Newell make history as first openly nonbinary winners of Tonys for acting

By MARK KENNEDY (AP Entertainment Writer) NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Awards history was made Sunday when Alex Newell and J. Harrison Ghee became the first nonbinary people to win Tonys for acting as the Broadway community seized the moment amid a Hollywood writers’ strike that left theater’s biggest night without a script. “Thank you for the humanity. Thank you for my incredible company who raised me up every single day,” said leading actor in a musical winner Ghee, who stars in “Some Like It Hot,” the adaptation of the classic cross-dressing comedy film. The soulful Ghee stunned audiences with their...

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