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Company paying $1,300 to watch 13 scary movies by Halloween

If Halloween is your favorite holiday, there’s a job out there for you that’s so perfect for you it’s terrifying.

  Monday’s Google Doodle honors B.B. King’s 94th birthday

Singer Eddie Money dies of esophageal cancer at 70

  Southern Heritage Classic weekend kicks off with festivities Thursday night

  ‘Bluff City Law’ stars hold special sneak peek before Sept. 23 premiere

  Kurt Cobain royalty check from 28 years ago found in record store

Country singer Kylie Rae Harris dies in New Mexico crash

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  ‘Christmas at Graceland 2’ premiere date announced

  EXCLUSIVE: Behind the scenes of ‘Christmas at Graceland 2’

  China trade war raising concerns over zoo pandas

  Maker of one of Prince’s most-iconic guitars fights to keep his design

  Tests reveal algae at Shelby Farms Park not harmful

New rooftop lounge coming to the iconic Pyramid

Disney announces EPCOT overhaul

The theme park is undergoing "the biggest transformation of any park we've ever accomplished," said Bob Chapek, Disney's chairman of parks, experiences and products.

Singer Eddie Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer

The 70-year-old whose real name is Edward Mahoney learned that the disease had spread to his liver and lymph nodes.

Justin Timberlake gives impromptu performance on Beale Street

Timberlake showed up at B.B. King's Blues Club for a night on the town, and ended up on stage!

  Special prosecutor named to look into Jussie Smollett case

Cook County Judge Michael Toomin's appointment of former U.S. attorney Dan Webb raises the possibility that the special prosecutor could bring new charges against the former "Empire" actor.

  Yo Gotti gives back to Grandview Heights Middle School

  NASA names Mars rock after the Rolling Stones

  EDGE Board approves incentive for ‘Bluff City Law’

Taylor Swift says she plans to re-record her old songs

Sign language interpreter steals show from rapper Twista

Elton John slams media for criticizing Harry, Meghan over private jet use

Mississippi ranked the most Fortnite obsessed state in the country

Fortnite is the most popular video in every single state with over 250 million registered accounts.

Adorable photo shows group of service dogs attending ‘Billy Elliot’ theater production in Canada

The service dogs were in training to help their handlers navigate a theater.

‘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.

Upcoming Netflix animated series to feature Elvis as secret agent

Netflix announced a new animated series based on Elvis called Agent King.

  Candlelight vigil held remember to 'The King’

Fans flocked to Graceland on the one night of the year when you can pass through the gates free of charge, to honor the life of Elvis Presley.

  The Woman’s Exchange helps others help themselves

The Woman's Exchange is dedicated to helping others help themselves.

Women: Opera’s Domingo abused power to sexually harass them

Eight singers and a dancer have told the AP that they were sexually harassed by the long-married, Spanish-born superstar in encounters that took place over three decades beginning in the late 1980s, at venues that included opera companies where he held top managerial positions.

  Bidding underway for Elvis Week’s Auction at Graceland

Elvis fans, now is your chance to own a piece of music history.

Maciel’s on Highland closing to make way for axe throwing, rec room

Maciel’s on Highland will be closing Saturday in anticipation of a new concept coming to the Strip.

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

The Chicago White Sox will play the New York Yankees next summer at the site in eastern Iowa where the movie "Field of Dreams" was filmed.

Hiker scares away mountain lion with Metallica

Dee Gallant was out hiking late last month when she “felt a funny feeling.” She turned around to find a big cat stalking her and her dog Murphy.

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

The rare book had just been sitting - half-forgotten - in a closet until its owner realized she might be able to sell it to pay for a new bathroom.

Towering Broadway director and producer Hal Prince dead

Prince pushed the boundaries of musical theater with such groundbreaking shows as "The Phantom of the Opera," ''Cabaret," ''Company" and "Sweeney Todd." He won 21 Tony Awards,

Elton John marks nearly 3 decades of sobriety

The artist is nearly 30 years sober. He posted a picture of his Alcoholics Anonymous sobriety coin to social media.

  WWE’s R-Truth, Carmella discuss favorite Memphis spots, 24/7 Championship

Ahead of Tuesday night’s SmackDown Live, WWE superstars Carmella and R-Truth stopped by WMC Action News 5 to discuss their show, Truth’s beloved lost championship, and their favorite Memphis spots.

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

Lil Nas X sets a record this week as his country-trap song spends its 17th week on top of the Hot 100 chart.

WWE brings NXT Live to Landers Center in September

WWE is returning to Southaven on Sept. 25, set to present NXT Live.

  Memphis in May looks for temporary host for 2021 festivities

The backdrop of the sun setting over the Mississippi River as music and barbecue smoke fills Tom Lee Park will be put on pause for 2021 while construction crews take over Tom Lee Park for upgrades.

’Lucille’, other memorabilia from B.B. King’s estate going up for auction

Julien’s Auctions is holding an event Sept. 21 with King’s instruments, jewelry, jackets and other personal items up for bid.

  Everything you need to know ahead of WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational

The World Golf Championship FedEx St. Jude Invitational is officially here.

Miss. casino revenue up 7% from last year

Gamblers in Mississippi lost more than $180 million in June--seven percent more than last year.

  ‘Hamilton’ actress has Memphis ties

Walking in Memphis is familiar territory for Nikisha Williams, but she never thought she would be back performing in a Broadway musical.

  Sports, Hollywood collide at the Danny Thomas Celebrity-AM

The inaugural Danny Thomas Celebrity-AM used star power and golf to help support St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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

The Dutch actor died at his home in the Netherlands.

Musicians kick off golf weekend with show to benefit St. Jude

The week of events for the World Golf Championship St. Jude Invitational kicked off with the St. Jude Jam on Tuesday night.

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

Ahead of his July 11 concert at The Garden, the pop star invited Logan on stage to play his piano.

  Major filming projects kick off in Memphis

It’s a historic week for Memphis as the filming of two big projects kicks off simultaneously highlighting the best of the Bluff City.

  Single-day tickets for Mempho Music Fest on sale July 31

One-day passes for the music festival go on sale starting Wednesday, July 31.

  ‘Bluff City Law’ looking for extras here in Memphis

Extras will earn $75 for an eight-hour shift, plus overtime. Food will also be provided if working a full day.

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

Metal fans at Spain’s Resurrection Fest showed their compassion and inclusive-partying spirit last weekend, hoisting a man in a wheelchair into the air so he could crowd surf.

Fashion, jewelry chain Charming Charlie will close all 261 stores in the U.S.

Fashion and jewelry chain closing all stores.

  Jerry Lawler reaches out to victim of alleged art scam

Wrestling legend Jerry Lawler reached out to one of his biggest fans who says Lawler’s former podcast partner scammed him out of money.

  WMC goes overseas to dig up Hamilton musical’s roots

WMC Action News 5’s Kontji Anthony went overseas to Alexander Hamilton’s childhood home and learned why the play is a win-win, both here and abroad.

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

Actor Terry Crews took to Twitter to campaign himself for the role of King Triton in the remake of "The Little Mermaid" after African-American singer Halle Bailey was announced to star as Ariel.

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

Garth Brooks announced a surprise, seven-city “Dive Bar” tour this week. It’s inspired by his new song with Blake Shelton of the same name.

  Hamilton kicks off 3-week run at Orpheum

The Broadway musical “Hamilton” begins its three-week run at the Orpheum in Downtown Memphis Tuesday.

  Mid-South fireworks shows should bring fun, precautions

The Fourth of July in the Mid-South is a time where many gather with family and friends to celebrate and watch fireworks.

  First black woman crowned Miss Tennessee

In the 81-year history of the competition, the very first black woman has been crowned Miss Tennessee.

‘The Office’ is leaving Netflix for NBC’s streaming service

This may be worse than the time Kevin spilled an entire pot of chili.

Tina Turner, Charlie Musselwhite among 2019 Memphis Music Hall of Fame inductees

Memphis Music Hall of Fame announced their eighth Class of Legends Wednesday at Lafayette’s Music Room.

  Twenty One Pilots fans camp outside FedExForum

Some music fans are taking no risks to get up close to their favorite band.

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.

Lottery to give fans chance at $10 Hamilton tickets at Orpheum

A lottery is going to be held to give away Hamilton tickets for just $10.

  Memphis artist hopes to set new record

The creator of the "Memphis" sign on Mud Island is looking to set a new record.

  Memphis actress performs at the Kennedy Center

Memphis actress Cecelia Wingate is currently living her best life on stage in our nation’s capital.

  'A Makers’ Studio’ offers workshops and support for creatives

The owner of a world-renowned crafting business has picked Memphis as the spot for her next venture.

  ‘Hunger Games’ prequel novel coming in 2020

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

  NBC announces ‘Bluff City Law’ premiere date

"Bluff City Law" premiere's Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. after "The Voice."

Study ranks best states for summer road trips

The study compared the 50 U.S. states based on 33 key metrics, to find the most fun, scenic and wallet-friendly road-trip destinations.

“Baby Shark Live” is set to launch a 100-city tour in North America this fall.

Pinkfong and Round Room Live are partnering to present what they call a fully immersive concert experience.

Johnny Cash statue unveiled in Cooper-Young

The new Johnny Cash statue was unveiled in Cooper-Young Wednesday.

PAW Patrol exhibit coming to Children’s Museum of Memphis this fall

The 3,000-square-foot exhibit comes to CMOM Aug. 17, 2019 through Feb. 2, 2020.

  Governor Lee excited for ‘Bluff City Law’

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee spent most of Tuesday in Memphis attending multiple events.

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.

Jerry Lee Lewis back home after suffering stroke

Legendary Memphis musician Jerry Lee Lewis has returned home after suffering a stroke.

  2019 Mempho Music Fest headlined by multi-Grammy winners

This year's Mempho Music Festival is looking to bring plenty of music fans of eclectic tastes to the Bluff City.

Company offers $1,000 to give up smartphone for a week

Company looking for one person to give up their smartphone for 1 week in exchange for $1,000.

  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.