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‘Easy Rider’ star and writer Peter Fonda dies at age 79

Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic "Easy Rider," has died.

White Sox, Yankees to play at ‘Field of Dreams’ in 2020

Hiker scares away mountain lion with Metallica

  Castaway Cove to reopen just in time for the last Park After Dark

  Rare, 1st edition Harry Potter book sells for $34,000

Towering Broadway director and producer Hal Prince dead

Elton John marks nearly 3 decades of sobriety

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Lil Nas X sets new Billboard record for most weeks at No.1

AP Source: Jay-Z pulls out of Woodstock 50 performance

Cosby accuser Janice Dickinson says deal brings some justice

Feds: More people could be charged in R. Kelly case

Rutger Hauer, known for ‘Blade Runner,’ ‘The Hitcher’ and ‘Ladyhawke,' dead at 75

  Watch: Billy Joel invites blind, 14-year-old pianist to join him on Madison Square Garden stage

  Red River Lyric Opera set to return to MSU Texas

Midwestern State University partnering with The Red River Lyric Opera for the fourth year in a row

  Watermelon Fest at the Wichita Falls Farmer’s Market

Downtown Wichita Falls Development board of directors and staff will be slicing up and serving watermelon slices

Kamala Harris poses with pop stars

Star-studded events mix with politics

6 Around Town for the Weekend of July 19

List of events in Wichita Falls for Friday, July 19 and Saturday July 20

6 Around Town for the week of July 15-18

Rock ‘n’ roll: Heavy metal fans help man in wheelchair crowd surf

Weekend 6 Around Town for July 12-14

  Terry Crews looking to be cast as King Triton in live action “Little Mermaid”

Garth Brooks announces ‘Dive Bar’ tour. Anyone surprised?

Local 4th of July Celebrations

Carrie Underwood’s baby loves her singing. Dad’s, not so much

Jacob Bryan, the 5-month-old baby of singer Carrie Underwood and former NHL player Mike Fisher, clearly prefers one parent to the other when it comes to singing.

  Cardi B hit with new felony charges in strip club brawl

The indictment filed in state court on Friday charges Cardi B with two counts of felony attempted assault and various lesser charges.

  ‘Hunger Games’ prequel novel coming in 2020

A decade after seemingly wrapping up "The Hunger Games," Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem.

  Woodstock 50 in doubt: Organizers in talks with another venue

The festival has faced a series of setbacks, and the latest came Monday afternoon, when Watkins Glen International announced it's not hosting the anniversary event in August.

Justin Bieber challenges Tom Cruise to a fight on Twitter

The 25-year-old singer tweeted the challenge to the 56-year-old actor on Sunday evening.

Rapper Bushwick Bill of the Geto Boys dies at 52

The rapper whose legal name is Richard Shaw died Sunday at a Colorado hospital.

  New Orleans musician Dr. John dies at 77

Dr. John had a Top 10 hit with “Right Place, Wrong Time,” collaborated with numerous top-tier rockers, won multiple Grammy awards and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Country singer Granger Smith’s son dies in ‘tragic accident’

The ‘Background Song’ singer didn’t say how his 3-year-old son died.

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

The country star sleeps with her makeup on, just in case.

Dinosaur museum to celebrate 5th anniversary

Local museum celebrates five years in the past

  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

Variety said the star of the “Twilight” series is the top choice for the new film based on DC Comics’ Caped Crusader.

Singer Leon Redbone dies at 69

Leon Redbone, a singer who reveled in the ragtime music of vaudeville with his gravelly voice, died early Thursday. He was 69.

  Netflix will ‘rethink’ Georgia shoots if abortion law holds

Netflix is rethinking production in Georgia after the state's heartbeat bill was signed by the governor.

Thousands sign petition to make Danny Devito next Wolverine

Lots of folks are getting a good laugh at signing a petition to make Danny Devito the next Wolverine.

  ‘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.

  Travel & Tourism Week to end with event on Friday

Travel and Tourism Week is wrapping up with a celebration on Friday.

  ‘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.

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.

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.

  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.

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.

  '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.

  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.

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.

  ‘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.

  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.

‘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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

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.

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.

  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.

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.