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Scripps National Spelling Bee winner Zaila Avant-garde

2021 Scripps Bee Champion Zaila Avant-garde to publish 2 books

Scripps Spelling Bee winner Zaila Avant-garde is adding a new title to her impressive list of accomplishments: children’s book author.

 | Marie Rossiter

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton celebrates 77th birthday with new song release

Parton announced the release of a new song, "Don’t Make Me Have To Come Down There," on her birthday.

 | Marie Rossiter

Actor Alec Baldwin.

Alec Baldwin to be charged with manslaughter in 'Rust' shooting

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed on the movie set near Santa Fe, New Mexico, in October 2021.

 | Scripps News Staff and Clayton Sandell

Musicians Snoop Dogg, from left, Gloria Estefan, and Sade

Snoop Dogg, Gloria Estefan, Sade make it to Songwriters Hall of Fame

The seven songwriters from the class of 2023 will be inducted at a gala June 15 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

 | AP

Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, cast members in "The Last of Us," pose at the show's premiere.

'The Last of Us' success is big for future of video game adaptations

HBO's investment into "The Last of Us" drew skepticism, but it looks like the show is breaking the video game adaptation curse.

 | Casey Mendoza

Lisa Marie Presley

Memorial for Lisa Marie Presley to be held at Graceland

A public memorial will be held Sunday on the front lawn of the mansion, according to a representative of Presley's daughter.

 | AP

Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley-Jackson acknowledge applause from the audience at the MTV Awards

Looking back at the life of Lisa Marie Presley

Her final public appearance was Tuesday, walking the red carpet at the Golden Globe Awards, praising the Baz Luhrman film "Elvis."

 | Clayton Sandell

Lisa Marie Presley at 2013 CMT Music Awards

Lisa Marie Presley dies at 54 after hospitalization

A spokesperson for Los Angeles County's fire department says paramedics were dispatched to a Calabasas home Thursday morning.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

An image from the series "Velma" is shown.

'Velma' continues Scooby-Doo franchise by diving into gang's past

HBO Max's "Velma" focuses on the teenage detective's origin story, including how she joined forces with the rest of Mystery Inc.

 | Casey Mendoza

Taylor Swift photographed at the 2022 American Music Awards.

Few scalpers pay a price for using illegal ticket bots

The kind of bots that snatched up so many Taylor Swift tickets are illegal, but a Scripps News investigation finds anti-bot laws are rarely enforced.

 | Patrick Terpstra

Copies Prince Harry's memoir "Spare" are displayed at a book store

Prince Harry's memoir opens at a record-setting sales pace

First-day sales of "Spare" topped 1.4M copies, including hardcover, audiobook and e-book editions sold in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.

 | AP

Tennis star Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka says she's pregnant, plans tennis return in 2024

The former world No. 1 posted what she called "a little life update for 2023" on social media, including a picture of an ultrasound.

 | AP

A still from the movie "Titanic"

'Titanic' will be in theaters for its 25th anniversary — in 3D

The updated film hits theaters in February.

 | Kathleen St. John

Eddie Murphy accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award

Review: The good, the bad and the Tuesday of the 2023 Golden Globes

The Golden Globe Awards returned to broadcast television for its 80th anniversary.

 | AP

Journalist Anderson Cooper walks with Prince Harry during a "60 Minutes" interview

Prince Harry Tells '60 Minutes' Why He Is Publicly Sharing His Story

The Duke of Sussex told CBS' "60 Minutes" that leaks have been coming from Buckingham Palace, so he wanted to set the record straight.

 | Cat Sandoval

Britain's Prince Harry, left, speaking during an interview with ITV's Tom Bradby.

Prince Harry Reveals More About Royal Family In Interviews

Prince Harry's memoir, "Spare," is set to be released Tuesday.

 | Rodney Young and Lindsay Tuchman

Britain's Prince Harry

U.K. Palace Allies Push Back Against Prince Harry's Claims

Prince Harry says people who accuse him of invading his family's privacy "don't want to believe that my family have been briefing the press."

 | AP

Walt Disney World

10 major events to look forward to in 2023

These are some of the cultural and sporting events to look forward to in 2023. Mark your calendars for an amazing year!

 | Emily O'Brien

Taylor Swift with cat Olivia in Blank Space music video.

Taylor Swift's Cat Ranks 3rd Among The World’s Richest Pets

As famous and wealthy as this fluff ball may sound, Olivia Benson is not the richest pet.

 | Andrea Diaz and Scripps News Staff

Prince William and Prince Harry.

Report: Prince Harry Says William Attacked Him During Argument

The Guardian said it obtained an advance copy of Prince Harry's book, "Spare," before its release next week.

 | AP

Taylor Swift sings on stage.

What's Ahead For Ticketmaster, Live Music After Taylor Swift Tour Mess

Ticketmaster's handling of Taylor Swift's "Eras" tour could affect major tours going forward as lawsuits and fans push misconduct allegations.

 | Casey Mendoza

Actress Lily-Rose Depp, daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis.

What Is A Nepo Baby, And Why Are You Hearing This Term Everywhere?

The phrase has been driving conversations lately, even though it refers to a timeless form of favoritism.

 | Marie Rossiter

Bill Cosby.

Another Woman Files Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against Bill Cosby, NBC

The suit filed by Stacey Pinkerton alleges Cosby drugged her and "engaged in forced sexual intercourse" while she was incapacitated.

 | AP

A lottery ticket vending machine.

Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs To $940M After No Winner

It's the fourth-largest jackpot in the history of the Mega Millions game and the sixth-largest jackpot in U.S. history.

 | AP

The cast of "National Treasure: Edge of History" stands on the red carpet.

'National Treasure' Returns, This Time To The Small Screen

Disney is bringing "National Treasure" to a new audience on a new platform, and its cast thinks it'll pay off.

 | Casey Mendoza

Television broadcaster Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts Says She Will Marry Her Longtime Partner Amber Laign

Roberts shared the news that she and her longtime partner, Amber Laign, will be tying the knot this year.

 | Tricia Goss

Actor Jeremy Renner.

Actor Jeremy Renner Undergoes Surgery After Snow Plow Accident

A publicist for Renner said in a statement that the 51-year-old "Avengers" star is stable in an intensive care unit following surgery on Monday.

 | AP

Actor Jeremy Rinner

Actor Jeremy Renner Hospitalized, Critical After Snow-Plowing Accident

A representative for Renner, 51, said the actor is being treated for serious injuries.

 | AP

A general view of atmosphere is seen at the U.S. premiere of "Avatar: The Way of Water"

Full Speed Ahead: 'Avatar' Sequel Again Dominates Box Office

"Avatar: Way of Water" has brought in some $63M over the holiday weekend and now has made more than $400M domestically and more than $1.3B globally.

 | AP

Former President Richard M. Nixon answers questions in an interview with Barbara Walters.

Barbara Walters Was A Cultural Fixture, TV Icon

Barbara Walters was a heroic presence on TV, leading the way for women in news and placing the world's most prominent people in front of her audience.

 | AP