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China shuts down Beijing Independent Film Festival

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Chinese authorities blocked an annual independent film festival from opening on Saturday, said organizers of an event that has become a rare and influential venue for the showing of films that could be critical of the... More>>

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Iggy Azalea falls off stage during pre-VMA show

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Iggy Azalea has tumbled off the stage during an MTV Video Music Awards benefit concert. More>>

Parole denied yet again for John Lennon's killer

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John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said Friday. More>>

NFL, rapper MIA reach settlement

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An attorney for M.I.A. says his client and the NFL have reached a settlement ending their multimillion dollar dispute over the Sri Lankan rapper's flash of the middle finger during her 2012 Super Bowl halftime... More>>

Ex-Va. Gov says he knows in heart he's innocent

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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell told jurors Friday he was both innocent and contrite as he ended his third straight day of testifying in his corruption trial. More>>

MLB online chief optimistic on relaxing blackouts

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An easing of blackout restrictions on Major League Baseball games online could come as early as next season, according to the head of baseball's online business. More>>

Man charged in biting attack at Lollapalooza

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A 33-year-old Chicago man is accused of biting two men in a seemingly random attack as the Arctic Monkeys performed at Lollapalooza earlier this month. More>>

Cirque du Soleil takes Beatles tribute to airports

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Visitors flying into Las Vegas got more than just their luggage when they stopped by baggage claim. More>>

Music site SoundCloud to start paying artists

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SoundCloud said Thursday that it will start paying artists and record companies whose music is played on the popular streaming site, a move that will bring it in line with competitors such as YouTube and Spotify. More>>

Kathy Griffin to Minaj: I want a booty challenge

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While most people are inviting friends to complete the ice bucket challenge, Kathy Griffin has another proposal for Nicki Minaj: a booty challenge. More>>

US diplomats barred from ice bucket challenge

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The charity stunt has lured athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars and gone viral on the Internet, but don't look for U.S. diplomats to get in on the fun. More>>

Artist Christo says river project at a standstill

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The artist Christo says his plan to suspend nearly 6 miles of silvery fabric in sections over the Arkansas River is in a "stand-still situation." More>>

Ebola outbreak revives interest in 'The Hot Zone'

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The current Ebola outbreak has revived interest in a 1994 book about the deadly virus: Richard Preston's "The Hot Zone." More>>

'Motown the Musical' to take a break from Broadway

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"Motown the Musical" is taking a break from Broadway. More>>

Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

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The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors. More>>

Elizabeth Hurley takes the reigns in 'The Royals'

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Move over Helen Mirren, there's a new queen in town - Elizabeth Hurley. More>>

India blocks film on Indira Gandhi assassination

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India has blocked the release of a film on the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, saying it glorifies her killers and could trigger violent protests, officials said Friday. More>>

Emmy hopefuls play the angles to nab trophies

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If it walks like a drama and talks like a drama and yet calls itself a comedy, that's just fine with the Emmy Awards. More>>

Met Opera, remaining unions reach labor agreements

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The Metropolitan Opera has reached labor agreements with the remaining unions that had expired contracts, averting the threat of a lockout with about a month to go before the season is scheduled to start. More>>

Accuser of 'X-Men' director seeks case dismissal

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A former child model accusing "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sex abuse in Hawaii said he wants to dismiss the lawsuit - not because it lacks merit but because he can't find a new attorney to represent him. More>>

Veteran music agent Peter Grosslight dead at 68

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A longtime Los Angeles music agent who represented such artists as Whitney Houston, the Eagles, Tom Petty and Journey has died. More>>

Dominican Republic bans Miley Cyrus concert

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The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept. 13 concert by Miley Cyrus on morality grounds. More>>

Guide on TV's 'Wild West Alaska' pleads guilty

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A hunting guide who appears on Animal Planet's "Wild West Alaska" television show has pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor hunting or guiding violations, what his attorney calls "paperwork violations." More>>

Judge drops rape charge against ex-Tigers pitcher

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A judge on Thursday dismissed rape charges against former Detroit Tigers pitcher Evan Reed, saying the testimony of the woman who accused him wasn't credible and prosecutors failed to show that force or coercion took... More>>

US inspector finds Beyonce, Jay-Z Cuba trip legal

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The U.S. Treasury Department's inspector general has determined Jay-Z and Beyonce's fifth-anniversary trip to Cuba last year was legal under rules allowing educational travel to the island. More>>

Ex-Virginia governor talks about troubled marriage

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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell wrote a long, forlorn email to his wife three years ago trying to save his marriage, calling her his "soulmate," yet he also said he grew so weary of her yelling that he began taking... More>>

An 86-year-old Utah woman writes romance novel

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An 86-year-old Utah woman became a first-time novelist by writing a steamy romance novel about a bored housewife. More>>

Jon Hamm hopes Ferguson will come out stronger

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Jon Hamm, a St. Louis native, says he hopes "cooler heads prevail" in the Missouri city of Ferguson and "people come through it for the better." More>>

Mento performer Joseph 'Powda' Bennett dies at 76

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Jamaican folk musician Joseph Bennett, who played a rollicking genre of traditional dance music with the long-running Jolly Boys, has died in his Caribbean homeland. He was 76. More>>

Greek archaeology site sparks intense interest

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Archaeologists excavating a large burial mound in northern Greece that has captivated the public's imagination have asked politicians and others seeking guided tours of the site to leave them in peace. More>>

Amazon starts selling physical books in Brazil

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Online retailer Amazon has started selling physical books in Brazil, two years after it began selling books in digital format in Latin America's biggest country. More>>

Review: 'Sin City' dives back into a noir abyss

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By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer After being clonked over the head in 1944's "Murder, My Sweet," Raymond Chandler's immortal private eye Philip Marlowe wryly narrated the experience of being knocked... More>>

Fade to black: Leonard Maltin ending movie guides

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The closing credits are rolling for Leonard Maltin's movie guides. More>>

Serena the singer? Tennis star does karaoke Video included

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Serena Williams replaced her tennis racket with a microphone at a karaoke event a week ahead of the U.S. Open. More>>

Joel, Wonder, Brooks to receive ASCAP honors

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Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Garth Brooks are among a list of performers set to receive ASCAP Centennial Awards. More>>

Julianne Hough dances back to 'Dancing' as judge

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"Dancing With the Stars" says two-time champion Julianne Hough is returning to the ballroom as a judge this season. She will preside alongside Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. More>>

Matthew McConaughey to pitch for Lincoln brand

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Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey is the new spokesman for Ford's luxury Lincoln brand. More>>

Amy Winehouse to be commemorated with statue

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Amy Winehouse is to be commemorated with a statue in the London neighborhood where she lived and worked. More>>

Laverne Cox hopes to inspire with life story Video included

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Laverne Cox realizes she is having a winning moment as a transgender actor in entertainment - including a recent Emmy nomination - and she hopes her story will continue to inspire others. More>>

Photographer sues Bieber over Hawaii altercation

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A photographer sued Justin Bieber and one of his bodyguards Wednesday for assault and infliction of emotional distress over an altercation on Hawaiian beach late last year. More>>

Tony Stewart skips 3rd race after Ward's death

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Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, the third Sprint Cup race he's skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race. More>>

Settlement reached in Moore-Bertuzzi lawsuit

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A settlement has been reached in Steve Moore's lawsuit against NHL forward Todd Bertuzzi, more than 10 years after the bloody, on-ice attack ended Moore's career. More>>

Titans take challenge for former LB Shaw with ALS

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Tim Shaw started noticing weakness in his muscles late in 2012 while playing linebacker as a special teams captain for the Tennessee Titans. Team doctors ran test after test on him in 2013 trying to find the sports injury... More>>

Emmys: Billy Crystal to pay tribute to Williams

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Billy Crystal will pay tribute to Robin Williams, his longtime friend and fellow comedian, at next week's Emmy Awards. More>>

Father of Norway's mass murderer asks: What if?

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The father of Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian who killed 77 people in 2011, has written a book that questions his behavior as a parent. More>>

Review: A sweet Moretz rescues 'If I Stay'

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By JOCELYN NOVECK AP National Writer 'Tis clearly the season for exceedingly attractive young adults in mortal peril. More>>

NYC mayor declares 'Al Roker Appreciation Day'

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Al Roker didn't have this honor in his forecast. More>>

Rapper Gucci Mane sentenced on federal gun charge

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Rapper Gucci Mane was sentenced Wednesday to serve three years and three months in prison after pleading guilty to a federal firearms charge several months ago. More>>

Gilberto spreads her 'Bebel Sound' in new album

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Bebel Gilberto isn't just about bossa nova. More>>

Emma Stone to enter 'Cabaret' on Broadway

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Emma Stone is about to get saucy - she'll be slipping into the slinky Broadway revival of "Cabaret." More>>

Dutch museum to hold Crimean gold

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A Dutch historical museum that borrowed some of Crimea's most valuable historical treasures says it plans to hold onto them for the time being, due to fear of being sued if it returns them to Ukraine or Russia. More>>

German govt backs authors in spat with Amazon

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Germany's top culture official has voiced support for hundreds of authors who claim they're being discriminated against by online retailer Amazon amid negotiations with their publisher. More>>

South Africa: Soap opera cast is fired

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"Generations," a hugely popular soap opera in South Africa, first aired in 1993, a year before the nation's first all-race elections ended apartheid. Now the future of this television staple followed by millions is up... More>>

And the Emmy winners are...? We're happy to guess!

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By LYNN ELBER and FRAZIER MOORE AP Television Writers Truth be told, we're both perplexed about which Emmy nominees will carry trophies home from Monday's ceremony. More>>

Jackie Chan expresses shame over son's drug arrest

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Jackie Chan apologized to the public Wednesday over his son's detention on drug charges in Beijing, saying he's ashamed and saddened. More>>

Metropolitan Opera reaches deal with stagehands

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New York City's Metropolitan Opera reached a deal early Wednesday with its stagehands and said it expects to avert a lockout by reaching agreements with the remaining unions. More>>

MTV Video Music Awards to open with a 'Bang'

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The MTV Video Music Awards will open with a "Bang." More>>

US court grants new appeal hearing for Buju Banton

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A lawyer for convicted Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton said Tuesday that a U.S. federal appellate court agreed to a new hearing on his latest appeal. More>>

Aniston, Hamm, Hudson set to Stand Up to Cancer

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Jennifer Aniston, Jon Hamm, Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon and Kiefer Sutherland want to connect with you about cancer. More>>

Singer Ray J denies crimes at Beverly Hills hotel

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Singer Ray J has pleaded not guilty to groping a woman at a Beverly Hills hotel bar and resisting arrest afterward. More>>

Anna Nicole Smith's estate loses bid for millions

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The estate of Anna Nicole Smith has failed in its final bid to obtain her late husband's money, seven years after the death of the Playboy model and reality TV star. More>>

Ferguson arrests include at least 10 journalists

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A photographer for the Getty agency and two German reporters were among the latest journalists arrested while covering protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. More>>

Trisha Yearwood re-emerges twice as busy

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Once intent on scaling back her career to focus on family, country singer Trisha Yearwood now finds herself with two - platinum-selling musician with a new album on the way and emerging kitchen mogul. More>>

Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

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Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded "Saturday Night Live." More>>

Peter Dinklage, Taylor Schilling to share NY stage

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An off-Broadway production of Ivan Turgenev's "A Month in the Country" has attracted a star of "Game of Thrones" and another from behind bars. More>>

'Canadian Idol' contestant acquitted on terrorism

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A former "Canadian Idol" contestant was acquitted on Tuesday of conspiring to facilitate terrorism, with the judge finding insufficient evidence that he intended to join a plot. More>>

Bob Marley musical to make premiere in Baltimore

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A musical about Bob Marley that uses the Jamaican reggae icon's music is in the works for next year. More>>

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson set for DC Comics film Video included

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson says he will play a role in an upcoming DC Comics movie adaption but has yet to decide between superhero Shazam and his arch-nemesis Black Adam. More>>

Correction: People-Bon Jovi-Christie story

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By The Associated Press In a story Aug. 16 about Jon Bon Jovi accepting a challenge to douse himself with ice water for charity, The Associated Press erroneously reported the charity he was supporting.... More>>

Q&A: How 1 US factory owner fought cheap imports

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Much of U.S. manufacturing has been decimated in the past decade by less expensive imports from China, but it didn't necessarily have to be that way, according to a compelling new book by journalist Beth Macy. More>>

Somalia TV sales grow as many avoid public places

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Inside the small office, the line of sweating clients waiting to renew their satellite TV subscriptions keeps growing. Technicians crimp wires and test signal strength of boxes while others go to homes across the Somali... More>>

Material Girl's materials to be auctioned in Nov.

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Get ready to dance in Madonna's old clothes. More>>

Wife to bury Kasem in Norway, cites heritage

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The wife of U.S. radio personality Casey Kasem has cited her Norwegian heritage as one of the reasons for wanting to bury her late husband in Oslo, a spokeswoman for the funeral service agency there said Tuesday. More>>

Source: Craig Ferguson to launch new talk show

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Craig Ferguson is close to a deal to launch an early-evening talk show starting in fall 2015. More>>

Gore sues Al Jazeera America for unpaid millions

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Former Vice President Al Gore is suing Al Jazeera America, saying the news network is withholding tens of millions of dollars that it owes for buying Current TV from him and other shareholders for $500 million last year. More>>

Smithsonian adds LGBT history to museum collection

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Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution's collection Tuesday, including items from... More>>

Jackie Chan's son detained in Beijing drug bust

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The actor-son of Hong Kong action superstar Jackie Chan has been detained in Beijing on drug-related charges, the latest high-profile celebrity to be ensnared in one of China's biggest anti-drug crackdowns in two decades. More>>

Fisher Stevens goes on a filmmaking 'Mission Blue'

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When Fisher Stevens approached prominent oceanographer Sylvia Earle about featuring both her life and her work in a documentary, she resisted the idea. More>>

NBC's 'Blacklist' gets A-list marketing treatment

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With TV viewers awash in choices, how can a network bolster a freshman hit's chances of repeating its success in year two? Plot a marketing extravaganza that's nearly inescapable. More>>

India's film censor arrested for alleged bribery

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India's chief film censor was arrested Tuesday on accusations he solicited bribes to speed a film through the strict, laborious process of keeping profanity, violence and hints of sexuality from Indian cinemas. More>>

Captain of the corn maze: Farm honors Derek Jeter

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As far as corny Derek Jeter tributes go, this one will be tough to beat. More>>

NBC's Brian Williams taking on new competition

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Wearing shades as he walked back to work following a pizza lunch recently, Brian Williams ducked into Rockefeller Center and passed a tour guide who noted the celebrity sighting to his group: "Ladies and gentlemen,... More>>

Don Pardo, iconic TV announcer, dies at 96

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Don Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose booming baritone became as much a part of the cultural landscape as the shows and products he touted, including "Saturday Night Live," died Monday in Arizona. He... More>>

Body of Marine's missing wife found in mine shaft

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For nearly two months, Southern California sheriff's deputies and a legion of volunteers scoured the vast, rough terrain peppered with abandoned mine pits and deep bodies of water where the 19-year-old pregnant wife of... More>>

Judge closes Flavor Flav battery case in Las Vegas

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A Nevada judge has closed a criminal case against Flavor Flav, after she was told the 55-year-old rapper and reality TV star completed a required domestic violence counseling course. More>>

Taylor Swift to release new album on Oct. 27

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Taylor Swift is saying goodbye to country music, for now: The singer says she's releasing her first full-length pop album on Oct. 27. More>>

'Ninja Turtles' kicks out box-office competition

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The reptile reboot "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" held off a trio of new challengers at the weekend box office. More>>

Simms, Dungy likely not to use 'Redskins' on TV

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Two influential NFL voices - including CBS lead analyst Phil Simms, who will handle Washington's Week 4 game - said Monday they likely won't use the term "Redskins" when discussing the franchise. More>>

Judge rejects rapper Meek Mill's appeal of term

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The Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill pleaded to be released from jail Monday to resume his music career and support his son and 30-person entourage, but the judge who jailed him on a parole violation last month was unmoved. More>>

Oil pipeline opponents plan concert in cornfield

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Willie Nelson and Neil Young will headline a concert next month in a Nebraska cornfield organized by opponents of a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from Canada south to the Gulf Coast. More>>

NYC's Met opera reaches deals with 2 unions

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New York's Metropolitan Opera reached tentative labor deals with two of its largest unions early Monday while negotiations continued with 10 more unions in hopes of averting a lockout. More>>

Tidbit from Rowling: bio on minor Potter character

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J.K. Rowling has posted new details about a minor character from her Harry Potter books on the fan website Pottermore.com. More>>

Who wants to play Gloria Estefan on Broadway?

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The musical about Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio is dancing to Broadway and you could earn a part in it - even playing Gloria. More>>

Debbie Reynolds to get SAG Life Achievement Award

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The Screen Actors Guild is honoring Debbie Reynolds for her professional and humanitarian accomplishments. More>>

'Warcraft' to memorialize Robin Williams in game

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Robin Williams' spirit will live on in the virtual world of Azeroth. More>>

APNewsBreak: Author Erdrich wins Ohio peace prize

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Author Louise Erdrich, whose writings chronicle contemporary Native American life through characters representing its mix of heritages and cultures, was announced Sunday as the winner of the Dayton Literary Peace... More>>

Ex-host David Gregory praised on 'Meet the Press'

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NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell has paid tribute on "Meet the Press" to its abruptly departed host, David Gregory. More>>

Hip hop, graffiti in Lebanon tag a nation's woes

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In a red-lit bar in Beirut, Nasser Shorbaji and Marwan Alameh try not to knock the microphones over while laughing during the broadcast of their weekly radio show. More>>

Mr. T pities criminals as he awaits jury duty

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Lawrence Tureaud, better known as Mr. T, was in true form as he waited outside a suburban Chicago courthouse to be called for jury duty. More>>

Aduba, Janney among creative arts Emmy winners

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Uzo Aduba is an Emmy winner for her breakout role as a prisoner known as "Crazy Eyes" in Netflix's "Orange is the New Black." More>>

Candlelight vigil marks Elvis' death in Memphis

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Holding flickering candles, fans of Elvis Presley made a slow, nighttime walk past his gravesite at Graceland on Friday, marking the anniversary of his death 37 years ago. More>>

ABC News reporter Elizabeth Vargas back in rehab

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ABC News reporter Elizabeth Vargas has returned to a recovery center to be treated for alcohol dependency, she and the network said Sunday. More>>

'Atlanta Exes' members create own lane to fame

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Torrei Hart's career took a backseat for years to raise two children, allowing her then-husband Kevin Hart to pursue his comedy career. More>>

'Turtles' tops weak debut for 'Expendables 3'

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Moviegoers continued to shell out for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," while Sylvester Stallone's action ensemble "The Expendables 3" was easily out-gunned in its weekend debut. More>>

Alec Baldwin: Neighbor arrested this time, not me

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Police were called to Alec Baldwin's New York City apartment building, but this time he wasn't the one in trouble. More>>

Depression colony cashing in on Johnny Cash's fame

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Money and memorabilia from Johnny Cash's family and friends have helped historians restore a significant part of the Historic Dyess Colony, a government collective built to pull Depression-era families out of poverty. More>>

Orwell rep accuses Amazon of doublespeak

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The literary executor of George Orwell's estate is accusing Amazon.com of committing an Orwellian crime: doublespeak. More>>

US marshals capture fugitive fighter War Machine

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Fugitive mixed martial arts fighter War Machine was arrested Friday in California on suspicion of beating his ex-girlfriend so severely in Las Vegas that she feared for her life. More>>

Wilder memoir to give gritty view of prairie life

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Laura Ingalls Wilder penned one of the most beloved children's series of the 20th century, but her forthcoming autobiography will show devoted "Little House on the Prairie" fans a more realistic, grittier view of... More>>

Publicist: Casey Kasem to be buried in Norway

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The wife of Casey Kasem plans to bury the late radio personality in Norway - contrary to Kasem's desire to be interred in Los Angeles and against the wishes of his adult children, a publicist for Kasem's daughter... More>>

Symphony sets stage at southern Utah's red rocks Video included

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The Utah Symphony is using classical music to complement the beauty of Utah's soaring red rocks and canyons with free desert performances. More>>

Kellan Lutz says Robin Williams was role model

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"Twilight" star Kellan Lutz teared up when he talked about the death of Robin Williams, saying he saw the actor-comedian as a model for how to be a dad. More>>

SNL alum Chris Kattan gets probation for DUI

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Chris Kattan has been sentenced to three years' probation for driving under the influence and crashing his Mercedes into a Department of Transportation vehicle on a Southern California freeway earlier this year. More>>

Last scream for California's Colossus coaster

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It's last call for Colossus. More>>

Agent gives Hollywood edgy look with 'real' people

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You couldn't miss Hollywood talent agent Sid Levin's office in the old days: It wasn't much bigger than a closet and it was sometimes filled with burglars, bank robbers and gang members, all trying to break... More>>

Daniel Radcliffe finds interest in actors 'weird'

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Daniel Radcliffe says he finds the concept of celebrity and the level of interest in the trivia of actors' lives "weird." More>>

Jackie Chan: It's time to slow down

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Action movie veteran Jackie Chan admits doing stunt work is "not like it used to be" as he no longer bounces back from big scenes. More>>

Netflix goes for laughs with new stand-up specials

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You can have Bill Cosby in the palm of your hand. And Jim Jefferies will tickle you at your discretion. More>>

Broadway stars sleep rough to help homeless

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The kids at the Covenant House homeless shelter are always looking for somebody to lean on. They got it one summer night last year, along with a lullaby sung by some of Broadway's best. More>>

Hikers rescued amid 'Into the Wild' bus pilgrimage

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Authorities rescued three men making a pilgrimage to an abandoned bus in the Alaska wilderness made famous by the book and film "Into the Wild." More>>

San Francisco saying goodbye to Candlestick Park

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San Francisco said goodbye Thursday to Candlestick Park - the stadium where the city's beloved Giants and 49ers celebrated some of their greatest triumphs. More>>

Robin Williams' wife: He had Parkinson's disease

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Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease at the time of his death, his wife said Thursday. More>>

Golden Globes group holds another starry dinner

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Call it Golden Globes Lite. Only instead of trophies, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association handed out nearly $2 million in grants to nonprofit groups. More>>

Emmy Awards plan Robin Williams tribute

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The producer of this month's Emmy Awards says Robin Williams will receive a "meaningful" remembrance during the ceremony. More>>

Capaldi gets New York welcome at 'Who' premiere

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Peter Capaldi knew he was in New York on Thursday the minute he stepped out of a classic yellow cab that drove him to the premiere of "Doctor Who." More>>

Chuck Todd taking over NBC's 'Meet the Press'

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Embattled "Meet the Press" moderator David Gregory is leaving NBC News and Chuck Todd will replace him on the venerable Sunday morning public affairs program, NBC said Thursday. More>>

Prosecutors rest in ex-Virginia governor case

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Prosecutors wrapped up their case in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, on Thursday by giving jurors their first in-person look at the designer clothes and other gifts... More>>

Praise for 'small-town boy' hit by Stewart's car

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They came to grieve and share stories about Kevin Ward Jr., who was born into a racing family and buried with racing flags in his casket. More>>

OSHA cites Allman film company in Ga. train crash

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A production company formed to make a biographical film about singer Greg Allman was cited by federal regulators Thursday for workplace safety violations stemming from a train crash in rural Georgia that killed a camera... More>>

Hernandez excused from hearing in Boston murders

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Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez was excused from a pre-trial hearing Thursday in his Boston double homicide case. More>>

A-Rod cousin says not guilty in Florida drug case

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A cousin of New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez has pleaded not guilty to federal charges arising from the baseball doping scandal centered around a Miami-area clinic. More>>

Inspiration for 'Orange' character has book deal

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The real-life Alex Vause of "Orange is the New Black" is ready to tell her story. More>>

Robin Williams' death united many _ if they knew

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I may have been among the last to learn of Robin Williams' death. More>>

Review: New tricks can't rescue 'Expendables 3'

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By DERRIK J. LANG AP Entertainment Writer In its third incarnation, "The Expendables" has become, well, expendable. More>>

Santa Claus and Rockettes stop traffic in NYC

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The calendar says August, but that didn't stop Santa Claus from visiting midtown Manhattan and snarling a section of Sixth Avenue, much to the bafflement of tourists and the frustration of drivers forced to idle their... More>>

UK police search singer Cliff Richard's house

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British police on Thursday searched a house belonging to veteran rock star Cliff Richard in connection with sexual allegations dating back to the 1980s. More>>

Museums team up to digitize Warhol films

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Hundreds of films by Andy Warhol will be digitized and made available for public screening under a museum partnership. More>>

Taylor Swift to perform on MTV Video Music Awards

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Tune-in alert: Taylor Swift is performing at the MTV Video Music Awards. More>>

Liberian ex-soccer star Weah records Ebola song

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Liberia's world famous soccer star George Weah has produced a song to raise awareness about Ebola, the deadly disease ravaging West Africa. More>>

It's a girl for 'Today' host Savannah Guthrie

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"Today" host Savannah Guthrie has a new daughter. More>>

Chinese theaters won't hire drug-linked performers

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Performing arts associations in Beijing have pledged not to hire any actors connected with drugs, state media reported Thursday, after an actor became the latest Chinese celebrity detained in one of China's sternest... More>>

Bacall's legend more than just acting and Bogart Video included

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Lauren Bacall had one of those incredible lives. More>>

Pennsylvania governor: End TV series 'Amish Mafia'

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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and other politicians have signed a statement calling on the Discovery Channel to drop the series "Amish Mafia." More>>

Pioneering Chicano artist Emigdio Vasquez dies

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Emigdio Vasquez, whose bold use of color, exacting brush skills and uncanny ability to capture everyday people in dramatic moments made him one of the most influential pioneers of the Chicano art movement, has died in... More>>

The Boxcars top nominees for bluegrass awards

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The Boxcars, Blue Highway and The Del McCoury Band are the leading nominees in the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Awards. More>>

'Vape', 'binge-watch' added to Oxford Dictionaries

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Don't know what "vaping" is? How about "listicle"? More>>

Judge: Chris Brown doing well since jail release

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A judge says Chris Brown has been doing well and following his probation rules since his release from jail in June. More>>

W-I-N-N-E-R! Oregon man crowned Scrabble champ

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Conrad Bassett-Bouchard started his championship Scrabble game Wednesday with the word "zilch" and finished with the opposite - the $10,000 prize and the title of national Scrabble champion. More>>

Robin Williams: Bay Area made him feel normal

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Robin Williams was everywhere in San Francisco, it seemed, as he made a place for himself in the everyday fabric of a city where he once said he passed for normal. More>>

Dove Awards announce nominees

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Hillsong United, Lecrae, Mandisa and Matt Maher lead the 45th annual Dove Awards nominations for artists with five apiece for gospel and Christian music excellence. More>>

Cronenberg, Godard in New York Film Fest lineup

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The New York Film Festival has announced a lineup heavy on the hits from May's Cannes Film Festival, including David Cronenberg's grimly dark Hollywood satire, "Maps to the Stars," and Jean-Luc Godard's 3-D... More>>

Justin Bieber pleads guilty in deal in Florida

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Pop singer Justin Bieber's guilty plea to charges of careless driving and resisting arrest puts an end to a legal saga that began seven months ago inside a rented Lamborghini at what police called an illegal drag race.... More>>

Oden faces October trial on battery charges

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Former NBA No. 1 draft pick Greg Oden is free to leave Indiana while he awaits trial on charges he punched his ex-girlfriend in the face as long as he remains on GPS monitoring, a judge ruled Wednesday. More>>

Celine Dion cancels all shows, cites family health

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Celine Dion has cleared her calendar of all scheduled performances, saying she needs to focus on her health, her husband's recovery from a cancerous tumor and raising their three young children. More>>

Robots guide nights at the museum at Tate Britain

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Tate Britain is inviting art fans to a night at the museum - though robots, not T. rexes, will be roaming this time. More>>

Dion postpones career to focus on health, husband

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Celine Dion is postponing her music career to focus on her health, husband and three children. More>>

On 'Tonight Show,' Fallon pays tribute to Williams

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Jimmy Fallon paid tribute to Robin Williams on the "Tonight Show," where the late comic made many memorable, seldom-seated appearances. More>>

Did Kimye baby North West say mama or dada 1st?

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Recently Kim Kardashian West sent her stepfather Bruce Jenner a text because of something she read online. More>>

Robin Williams hanged self but no answer as to why

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Although police have now revealed how Robin Williams committed suicide, the Oscar-winning actor's fans, friends and even family continue to struggle to understand why someone who spread so much joy throughout the world... More>>

AP sources: Bieber reaches plea deal in Fla. case

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Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges stemming from his arrest in South Florida in what police initially described as an illegal street drag race, two people directly involved in the case told The Associated... More>>

That look, and that voice: Bacall's best roles Video included

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By JOCELYN NOVECK AP National Writer Lauren Bacall had the look - cool and mysterious - and she had the sound, courtesy of that irresistibly low and throaty voice. More>>

Lauren Bacall, sultry-voiced actress, dead at 89 Video included

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Lauren Bacall was a movie star from almost her first moment on the silver screen. More>>

Authorities say Robin Williams hanged himself

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Robin Williams' personal assistant found the actor who was struggling with depression dead in a bedroom of his San Francisco Bay Area home, officials said Tuesday. More>>

NYC subway performers: We're being over-policed

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Subway acrobats, dancers and musicians on Tuesday decried what they said was heavy-handed policing, gathering outside City Hall to join critics of a police clampdown on minor offenses. More>>

Nielsen's top programs for Aug. 4-10

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By The Associated Press Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Aug. 4-10. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. More>>

Vibe of Graceland Too changes after owner's death

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The Elvis Presley-congested rooms of a north Mississippi roadside museum are missing their kinetic buzz since owner Paul MacLeod left the building. More>>

Sharks keep hold on TV viewers' attention

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The popularity of "Sharknado" may have had a splash-over effect on Discovery Channel's Shark Week, which the channel said debuted with its highest-rated night ever in 27 years of telecasts. More>>

Criminal charge possible for Stewart in Ward death

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By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer Tony Stewart could still face criminal charges for running down Kevin Ward Jr. with his sprint car, even if the three-time NASCAR champion didn't mean to kill Ward,... More>>

Fans leave Williams tributes at Boston park bench

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A bench in Boston has become a quiet memorial to Robin Williams, whose Academy Award-winning performance in "Good Will Hunting" was filmed in the city. More>>

Gaza probe 'operational' without Alamuddin

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The president of the U.N. top human rights body says the commission on possible violations of the rules of war in Gaza is "operational" despite the decision by British-Lebanese lawyer Amal Alamuddin to pull out of the panel. More>>

Publicist: Kasem children worry about body status

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A publicist for Casey Kasem's daughter says the late radio personality's children are working with law enforcement following a report that Kasem's wife is making arrangements to have Kasem's body flown to... More>>

Taylor Swift waxes philosophical on 'Giver' themes

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Not all the actors at a star-packed news conference Tuesday for the new film "The Giver" had been familiar with Lois Lowry's acclaimed 1994 book before they made the film. But Taylor Swift sure had been. More>>

Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, dead at 63 Video included

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He was the funniest guy in the room, something that made it all the harder for friends and fans to accept that beneath that reservoir of frenetic energy and seemingly endless good humor resided demons so dark they could... More>>

Prosecutor: Musician's $500,000 prize money stolen

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Authorities have arrested a suburban New York man on charges he stole nearly $500,000 in prize money belonging to famed jazz musician Cecil Taylor. More>>

Woman to stand trial in stabbing of Blige's father

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A judge ordered a Michigan woman to stand trial on charges she stabbed the father of R&B singer Mary J. Blige during a domestic dispute. More>>

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