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Justin Bieber apologizes for Japan war shrine trip

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Justin Bieber apologized Wednesday to those he offended by visiting Japan's Yasukuni war shrine this week, saying he was misled to see it as only a place of prayer. More>>

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Cardinals player to be sentenced for assault plea

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Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday for his guilty plea to a charge that he assaulted a former girlfriend who is the mother of his daughter. More>>

Some drama off-camera in Mideast conflict film

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An American director's short film about an Israeli army raid in a Palestinian refugee camp ends with a surprise - literally involving a rabbit, though not one pulled from a hat. The story told in "The Warren" is meant... More>>

Harris channels 'Hedwig' when audience acts unruly

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Neil Patrick Harris knows that his character Hedwig speaks directly to the audience throughout his Broadway show, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." So he understands how things can sometimes get unruly. More>>

Letterman gets visit from his successor, Colbert

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Stephen Colbert, who will take over for a retiring David Letterman on CBS' "Late Show" next year, revealed Tuesday that he almost worked for Letterman - twice. More>>

Drew Barrymore welcomes second baby girl

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Drew Barrymore is now a mommy of two. More>>

Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in Philly

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Jon Bon Jovi's hit tune "Who Says You Can't Go Home?" took on new meaning Tuesday as the rock star cut the ribbon on a namesake housing development for low-income residents and the formerly homeless in Philadelphia. More>>

Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned Video included

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Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet. More>>

Indian film awards arrive in Tampa, Fla., but why?

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The so-called Bollywood Oscars have been held in Macau, Singapore, London - and now, Tampa? More>>

Ex-Fox exec denies allegations in sex abuse suit

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A former Fox television executive on Tuesday denied allegations that he sexually abused a teen through a sex ring involving underage children. More>>

'Scandal' season ender a TV ratings winner for ABC

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ABC's explosive season-ending episode of "Scandal" was seen by 10.6 million viewers last week, the biggest audience ever for the drama. More>>

DeGeneres making design series for HGTV

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Ellen DeGeneres is making a furniture design competition series for the HGTV network. More>>

Discovery to chronicle Everest avalanche

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With its dreams of televising a daredevil's attempt to jump off Mount Everest over, the Discovery network said Tuesday it will instead make a documentary on last week's avalanche that killed more than a dozen... More>>

Musical based on 'Found' aims for Atlantic Theater

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Most theater musicals are based on prized, cherished things. Now comes one that uses the trash we toss away. More>>

Coulson denies hearing hacked Daniel Craig message

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Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson on Tuesday denied a claim that he listened to a hacked voicemail left by actress Sienna Miller for James Bond star Daniel Craig. More>>

Zoo launches 'endangered song' to help save tigers

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Indie rock band Portugal. The Man and the Smithsonian's National Zoo released an "endangered song" Tuesday for Earth Day to demonstrate the dwindling number of about 400 Sumatran tigers left in the world. More>>

Milsap, Wiseman among Country Hall inductees

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Ronnie Milsap, Mac Wiseman and the late Hank Cochran are the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. More>>

Bieber seeks delay in Fla. DUI trial

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Justin Bieber is seeking a delay in his trial currently scheduled to begin next month on Florida charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license. More>>

Eminem, Outkast to headline Austin City Limits

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Eminem and Outkast are headlining another music festival. More>>

'Wicked' composer, others fight sheet music piracy

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By now, some young musical theater fans have received an email from Stephen Schwartz asking them to stop illegally downloading sheet music from any of his shows. Or anyone's show, for that matter. More>>

AT&T joins crowded field with online video plans

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AT&T and an investment firm run by former News Corp. executive Peter Chernin have formed an online video venture that could rival Netflix and Hulu. More>>

A bipolar doctor probes the brain on 'Black Box'

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ABC's brainy new medical drama "Black Box" does a neat trick: It dares viewers to imagine for themselves the cost-benefit ratio of addiction, and does it without taking a firm stand. More>>

Netflix poised to raise prices after strong 1Q

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Netflix is preparing a sequel unlikely to be a hit with its subscribers. The Internet video service is about to raise its prices for the first time in three years to help pay for more Internet video programming such as its... More>>

NBC adding Weir, Lipinski to Derby

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NBC is adding Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski to its Kentucky Derby telecast as fashion correspondents next week, illustrating how the network's coverage now reflects one of the most female-friendly televised sporting... More>>

'Wicked' composer, others fight sheet music piracy

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An assortment of established and up-and-coming musical theater composers are hoping to raise awareness of sheet music piracy. More>>

Lawsuit accuses entertainment figures of sex abuse

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A man who has accused "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him when he was a teen sued three more entertainment industry figures Monday, claiming they also molested him. More>>

Thousands line up to bid goodbye to Garcia Marquez

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With two heads of state and thousands of tearful admirers, Mexico bid farewell on Monday to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian Nobel laureate considered one of the greatest Spanish-language authors of all time. More>>

David Foster Wallace's estate opposes biopic

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Relatives of David Foster Wallace say they're opposed to the upcoming film "The End of the Tour," which is based on David Lipsky's 2010 book "Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David... More>>

Casino owner planning 'Rock in Rio' site in Vegas

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A group including casino company MGM Resorts announced plans Monday to build a 33-acre open-air music venue on the Las Vegas Strip to host a four-day Rock in Rio USA festival beginning in May 2015. More>>

'Captain America' holds onto top box office spot

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Captain America really is unbeatable - at least at the box office More>>

Skier Miller, son's mom make custody pact, for now

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Olympic skier Bode (BOH'-dee) Miller and former Marine Sara McKenna have reached a temporary truce in their custody fight over their 14-month-old son. More>>

Craig Zadan, Neil Meron to produce 3rd Oscar show

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The producers behind the last two Oscar telecasts are coming back for a third time. More>>

Chris Brown's trial on assault charge delayed

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Singer Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge in Washington, which had been set for Monday, has been postponed until Wednesday. More>>

'Housewives' star says she may not return to show

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Kenya Moore says she's seriously considering leaving "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" after her televised brawl with co-star Porsha Williams. More>>

John Travolta to appear at Indian film awards

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John Travolta will appear during the 15th International Indian Film Academy awards in Tampa. More>>

Rwandan singer pleads guilty to terrorism charges

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A prominent Rwandan singer accused of working with groups opposed to President Paul Kagame's government has pleaded guilty to the charges, including terrorism. More>>

NYC mayor: May 16 to be Barbara Walters Day

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Mayor Bill de Blasio is proclaiming May 16 as "Barbara Walters Day" in New York City. More>>

Tom Petty reflects on 40 years of songwriting

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Forty years of practice has made songwriting harder, not easier, for Tom Petty. More>>

Pharrell, Gaga to appear at iHeartRadio Awards

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Pharrell, Drake and Blake Shelton are among the A-listers set to perform at the first iHeartRadio Music Awards. More>>

Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

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From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that's why the saga of missing... More>>

Celebrities gather for Peaches Geldof funeral

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Celebrities have joined the family of Peaches Geldof gathered for the funeral of the British model and TV personality, who died at age 25 earlier this month. More>>

Elizabeth Spencer wins $30,000 short story prize

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Elizabeth Spencer, a revered Southern author still active in her 90s, has won a $30,000 short story prize. More>>

Alec Baldwin helps Rhode Island library _ again

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A struggling public library in Rhode Island is getting help from actor Alec Baldwin - again. More>>

Poet Claudia Rankine wins $50,000 Jackson prize

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Claudia Rankine, a poet born in Jamaica whose experimental verse and bracing social commentary have earned her high praise from her peers, has won a $50,000 prize designed to help her gain more attention from the general... More>>

New portrait unveiled for British queen's birthday

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A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by renowned British photographer David Bailey has been unveiled to mark the monarch's 88th birthday. More>>

High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet Video included

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Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their... More>>

Lohan says on reality show she had miscarriage

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Lindsay Lohan says she suffered a miscarriage during the taping of her reality TV series. More>>

'Touched by an Angel' producer back in series TV

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In the decade that "Touched by an Angel" executive producer Martha Williamson has been away from series TV, much has changed. A new golden age has brought more daring shows, from "Mad Men" to "House of Cards" to "Breaking... More>>

Joss Whedon releasing film for digital download

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Joss Whedon is releasing a film he wrote as a $5 digital download, bypassing the normal channels of independent film distribution. More>>

Discovery network cancels Everest jump

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The Discovery Network is canceling a daredevil's planned jump off the summit of Mount Everest in a wing suit next month following the avalanche that killed at least 13 people on Friday. More>>

Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

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By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many... More>>

Jack White records songs, releases vinyl in hours

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Jack White played his new single "Lazaretto" for a couple of hundred fans on Record Store Day and four hours later a copy of the performance was available on a limited run of vinyl. More>>

Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

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By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many... More>>

Mrs. Obama to appear on May episode of 'Nashville'

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Michelle Obama is going a little bit country. More>>

Country music singer Kevin Sharp dies at age 43

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Kevin Sharp, a country music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, has died. He was 43. More>>

Carriage horse foes picket Liam Neeson's NYC home

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Animal welfare activists picketing Liam Neeson's home on Saturday said they don't agree with him that the city's carriage horses should keep working. More>>

Fox executive fired over Flight 370 charity email

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A veteran Fox executive who used her company email account to plan aid for loved ones of the missing Malaysian airplane's passengers has been fired. More>>

'Capt. America' tops box office for third week

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Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and dominating over megastar Johnny Depp's new movie. More>>

Dealer wanted in US for art fraud nabbed in Spain

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A Spanish businessman suspected of having dealt in millions of dollars of fake art has been arrested during Easter festivities in southern Spain, officials said Sunday. More>>

Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in the Nobel laureate's twisting and impassioned novels. More>>

Cyrus ill, postpones US tour, resumes in August

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Miley Cyrus is postponing her U.S. tour while she recovers from an allergic reaction to antibiotics, but will resume her performances in August. More>>

Costa Rican a celebrity after certified miracle

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On a warm spring day, Floribeth Mora was in her bed waiting to die from a seemingly inoperable brain aneurysm when her gaze fell upon a photograph of Pope John Paul II in a newspaper. More>>

Lawyer: Director not in Hawaii during alleged acts

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Credit card receipts, telephone records and production schedules show that "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer was not in Hawaii when a lawsuit claims he sexually abused a 17-year-old on the islands, a defense attorney... More>>

Prince reaches agreement with music label

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Prince now owns the rights to the music he recorded on Warner Bros. Records after years of disputes and battles with the record label. More>>

Egypt's el-Sissi visits Coptic pope before Easter

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Egypt's former military chief and presumed presidential front-runner visited the Coptic pope Saturday ahead of Orthodox Easter, making his first public appearance since he formally made his bid for the presidency. More>>

Chelsea Clinton, producer, debuts short at Tribeca

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First-time movie producer and mom-to-be Chelsea Clinton has premiered a short film at the Tribeca Film Festival. More>>

A nutty finale for 'Scandal,' TV's craziest show

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"Scandal" is arguably the nuttiest show on the air. But there's a method to its madness, demonstrated every week with OMG intensity. More>>

Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant Video included

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His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America's passions, superstition,... More>>

From Clinton to Obama, many parallels

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Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same. More>>

'GMA' promotes Lara Spencer to co-host billing

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ABC says it has promoted Lara Spencer to co-host status on "Good Morning America." More>>

After his death, Garcia Marquez book sales soar

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The death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez has brought his classic "One Hundred Years of Solitude" to the top of best seller lists. More>>

World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez Video included

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By The Associated Press Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez: More>>

WGN America tries 'Salem' magic to expand audience

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WGN America is calling on witchcraft to help launch the cable channel in a new direction. More>>

Title of new Hillary Clinton book: 'Hard Choices'

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Hillary Rodham Clinton's upcoming book will be called "Hard Choices," a title that reflects how the potential 2016 presidential candidate may try to define her record as President Barack Obama's secretary of state... More>>

Chelsea Clinton, producer, debuts short at Tribeca

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First-time movie producer and mom-to-be Chelsea Clinton has premiered a short film at the Tribeca Film Festival. More>>

Idris Elba welcomes baby son Winston

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Idris Elba has welcomed a baby boy named Winston. More>>

Christie's to auction portrait of Malala by Yeo

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A portrait of a Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for championing education for girls will be auctioned next month. More>>

'The Boondocks' back for final 'offensive' season

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The brash animated series "The Boondocks" returns to Adult Swim for its fourth and final season without Aaron McGruder, the man who spawned it, but with its brashness intact. More>>

Bill Clinton jokes with Spacey at benefit concert

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Near the end of the first half of Thursday's 25th Anniversary Rain Forest benefit concert at Carnegie Hall, chairwoman Trudie Styler introduced a man who recently learned he was going to be a grandfather, and out came... More>>

Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee

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Maroon 5 frontman-turned designer Adam Levine says his lack of fashion training is not a problem. More>>

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87 Video included

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Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast. More>>

Works by Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Video included

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By The Associated Press Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez was among Latin America's most popular writers and widely considered the father of a literary style known as magic realism. More>>

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87 Video included

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Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast. More>>

Man details abuse claims against 'X-Men' director

A man who claims he was sexually abused by "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer said Thursday that he reported the molestation to authorities at the time, and he does not know why charges were never pursued. More>>

Ex-quarterback McNabb spends day in Arizona jail

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Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was released Thursday from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year. More>>

Days after shooting, 'Virunga' debuts at Tribeca

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Days after the director of Africa's oldest national park was shot by gunmen, a documentary about those who protect Virunga National Park from armed poachers and encroaching oil interests premiered at the Tribeca Film... More>>

Singer Chris Brown's bodyguard on trial in DC

A man accusing singer Chris Brown and his bodyguard of punching him in the face is trying to "get rich" as a result of a bloody nose, a lawyer for the bodyguard said Thursday. More>>

Excerpts from the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez Video included

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Here are some excerpts from the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. More>>

'Real Housewives' TV star faces battery charge

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Porsha Williams of the Bravo network's "Real Housewives of Atlanta" is facing a charge of battery after fellow cast member Kenya Moore told police she was attacked during filming of the show. More>>

Wallenda scouts Chicago sites for tightrope walk

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Daredevil Nik Wallenda is in Chicago scouting possible locations for a tightrope walk between two Windy City skyscrapers in the fall. More>>

Kim Novak speaks out against Oscar night 'bullies'

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Kim Novak says that cruel jabs about how she looked during the Oscar ceremony amounted to bullying that left her crushed at first, but then determined to speak out in protest. More>>

Works by Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Video included

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By The Associated Press Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez was among Latin America's most popular writers and widely considered the father of a literary style known as magic realism. More>>

Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

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For the Clintons, 2014 is the year of the baby. More>>

Whoopi Goldberg writes Denver Post cannabis column

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Whoopi Goldberg says she's in love with her marijuana-vaporizing pen. More>>

Williams in talks to reprise 'Mrs. Doubtfire' role

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Fox 2000 is developing the sequel to the 1993 hit comedy "Mrs. Doubtfire," which starred Robin Williams. More>>

Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87 Video included

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City on Thursday.... More>>

Guitarists still making memorable music with Strat

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Jimi Hendrix made it shriek. Buddy Holly made it swing. Stevie Ray Vaughn made it snarl. More>>

Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87 Video included

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Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast. More>>

Lost radio program featuring Hank Williams found

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Previously unreleased recordings of country music legend Hank Williams performing songs on a 1950 radio show will be released next month for download and on vinyl. More>>

Ill, hospitalized Miley Cyrus postpones more shows

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Miley Cyrus is postponing more concerts as she remains in a hospital for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics. More>>

87th Annual Academy Awards date set for Feb. 22

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The 87th annual Academy Awards will air live beginning at 8:30 p.m. EST from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on ABC on Sunday, Feb. 22. More>>

Juan Gabriel expected to leave hospital soon

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Mexican musical icon Juan Gabriel is expected to be released from a Las Vegas hospital this weekend after being admitted Monday with pneumonia. More>>

From 'Unwrapped' to new TV show 'Rewrapped'

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Consider the simple but beloved chocolate chip cookie. Now imagine that cookie encrusting a brioche roll tucked around a turkey meatball. More>>

Random House to adapt 'Unbroken' for young adults

Random House says it plans to publish a young adult adaption of Laura Hillenbrand's best-selling survival saga "Unbroken." More>>

Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes

David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western, and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing for top honors at next month's Cannes Film Festival. More>>

Juan Gabriel expected to leave hospital soon

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Mexican musical icon Juan Gabriel is expected to be released from a Las Vegas hospital this weekend after being admitted there Monday with pneumonia. More>>

Salsa great Cheo Feliciano dies in car crash at 78

Puerto Rican salsa legend Cheo Feliciano died in a car accident early Thursday, prompting the governor of the U.S. territory to declare three days of mourning. More>>

4 Non Blondes to reunite for 1 night at LA event

What's up with 4 Non Blondes? How about a one-night-only reunion? More>>

Nas kicks off Tribeca with documentary, concert Video included

The raw New York lyricism of Nas kicked off the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival with an exuberant hip-hop beat. More>>

'Vampire Diaries' star sinks teeth into directing

Paul Wesley admits to experiencing jitters on his first day of directing Thursday's episode of the CW's "The Vampire Diaries," particularly when it came to saying the word "action." More>>

Ailing Malcolm Young taking break from AC/DC

Malcolm Young is taking a break from AC/DC to focus on his health, the band said. More>>

Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler

Court records show Will Arnett has filed for divorce from Amy Poehler more than 18 months after the comedians announced their separation. More>>

uFly fires flight simulator who appeared on CNN

A Canadian flight simulator business fired an instructor who figured prominently in CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, saying he showed up late to his regular job and "shamed Canadians" by dressing... More>>

'Paul Robeson' playwright Phillip Hayes Dean dies

Phillip Hayes Dean, a playwright, director and theater actor who wrote the one-man play "Paul Robeson" starring James Earl Jones on Broadway in 1978, died Monday in Los Angeles from a heart condition, according to a family... More>>

Jay Z to bring Made in America music fest to LA

The Budweiser Made in America music festival is coming to Los Angeles, but who is performing and how the city will manage the two-day concert are still mysteries. More>>

Holder urges use of overdose-reversal drug

Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday urged first responders to use an overdose-reversal drug to help save lives amid a nationwide resurgence in heroin abuse, a public health scourge claiming the lives of celebrities... More>>

Seeger will be celebrated at Hudson River festival

Folk singer Pete Seeger's life will be celebrated at the annual Clearwater Festival this summer. More>>

Colbert to visit future home of CBS' 'Late Show'

Stephen Colbert will be paying a visit to CBS' "Late Show," his future home. More>>

At Tribeca, movies are only part of the story

The Tribeca Film Festival is now a teenager. And like most teens, its eyes are on a lot of screens. More>>

Young raises $6M in Kickstarter campaign for Pono

Neil Young has raised more than $6 million through a Kickstarter campaign to fund the singer-songwriter's digital music project PonoMusic. More>>

Dance show 'Soul Train' may boogie onto Broadway

The groundbreaking song-and-dance show "Soul Train" is chugging toward Broadway. More>>

Jenny McCarthy announces engagement on 'The View'

Jenny McCarthy had big news to share Wednesday on "The View": She's engaged to Donnie Wahlberg. More>>

Bluesman apologizes for St. Louis concert gone bad

Blues guitarist B.B. King wants his St. Louis fans to give him another chance after an erratic performance led to a stream of audience catcalls and early departures. More>>

Miley Cyrus still hospitalized, cancels 2nd show

Miley Cyrus is canceling another concert and remains hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics. More>>

Shorter and Schneider each win 3 Jazz Awards

Saxophonist Wayne Shorter and composer-arranger Maria Schneider are each triple winners in the 2014 Jazz Awards presented by the Jazz Journalists Association. More>>

EL Doctorow to receive Library of Congress Prize

Novelist E.L. Doctorow will be honored with the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. More>>

All 'View' co-hosts will salute Barbara Walters

ABC's "The View" will gather all 11 past and present co-hosts to salute Barbara Walters as she retires from daily television. More>>

Paul Weller's children win lawsuit over pictures

The children of musician Paul Weller won a privacy lawsuit Wednesday over paparazzi pictures published on a newspaper website. More>>

Criterion Collection extends Hulu streaming deal

The Criterion Collection and Hulu have extended their deal to keep the video platform as the exclusive streaming home of Criterion's vast library of art house films. More>>

Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels Kansas City show

Miley Cyrus is in the hospital and unable to perform her "Bangerz" concert in Kansas City, Mo., as planned. More>>

Mexican singer Juan Gabriel hospitalized in Vegas

Mexican musical icon Juan Gabriel has been hospitalized in Las Vegas with pneumonia, postponing three California shows this week that were part of the top-selling artist's "Volver" tour. More>>

Walker's brothers to help finish 'Fast & Furious'

Paul Walker's brothers are stepping to help finish filming on "Fast & Furious 7," the film Walker was in the midst of making when he died in November. More>>

CBS wins the week with basketball and hit series

Hoops and series hits have handed CBS another winning week, the Nielsen ratings company said. More>>

Defense gets its turn in Pistorius murder trial

For five days, Oscar Pistorius endured a withering cross-examination at his murder trial from a prosecutor who pounced on apparent inconsistencies in his testimony. Yet, legal analysts said Tuesday, expert witnesses who... More>>

Sean Combs to speak at Howard U. commencement

Entertainer and entrepreneur Sean Combs will deliver Howard University's commencement speech this year in Washington. More>>

Lindsay Lohan's mom pleads guilty to DWI in NY

Actress Lindsay Lohan's mother has pleaded guilty in New York to a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated. More>>

Editor of Sittenfeld, Senior getting own imprint

Lee Boudreaux, a top literary editor who has worked with Curtis Sittenfeld, Ben Fountain and numerous other authors, is switching publishers and getting her own imprint. More>>

'War Horse' musicians lose legal bid

Musicians who performed in the London production of "War Horse" have lost a legal bid to stop the National Theatre from replacing them with a recorded soundtrack. More>>

Finalists announced for best translated books

Poetry by the late Chilean author Roberto Bolano and fiction by best-selling Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard (OO'-veh kuh-NOWS'-gahrd) are among the finalists for the Best Translated Book Awards. More>>

Coulson: 'Didn't know about tabloid phone hacking'

Prime Minister David Cameron's former communications chief said under oath Tuesday that he was never involved in phone hacking when he was the editor of a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid, though he acknowledged he... More>>

Strahan's 'GMA' side job confirmed with his visit

Michael Strahan has made good on reports that he's joining "Good Morning America" by paying a visit to the ABC breakfast show on Tuesday. More>>

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell injured in car accident

MSNBC says its host Lawrence O'Donnell was injured with his brother Michael in a taxi accident Saturday while vacationing out of the country. The network didn't specify where the accident occurred. More>>

Norway restores, donates 1927 silent film to China

Norway donated a restored Chinese silent film from the 1920s to China's national film archive on Tuesday, despite a prolonged diplomatic chill between the countries over the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. More>>

Victoria's Secret announces London fashion show

London is getting a new fashion extravaganza - the Victoria's Secret Show, which will take place for the first time in the British capital this year. More>>

China Film takes 1st stake in Hollywood movies

China's state-owned film distributor is making its first investment in Hollywood movies by taking a stake in two Legendary Entertainment productions. More>>

Donna Tartt wins fiction Pulitzer for 'Goldfinch'

Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch," already among the most popular and celebrated novels of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. One of the country's top colonial historians, Alan Taylor, has won his... More>>

'Captain America,' 'Rio 2' top box office

In a springtime battle of sequels, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" stayed strong enough to narrowly triumph over the debut of "Rio 2." More>>

Flavor Flav takes plea deal in Vegas battery case

Entertainer Flavor Flav pleaded guilty Monday to reduced charges and was sentenced to probation and more counseling in a Las Vegas domestic violence case involving the teenage son of his longtime girlfriend. More>>

Pistorius accused of staging outbursts at trial

Oscar Pistorius came under intense pressure Monday at his murder trial from the chief prosecutor, who dismissed his account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as a flimsy web of lies and accused the Olympian of... More>>

Fans think Banksy behind artwork mocking UK spies

Street artist Banksy may have struck again, leaving an espionage-themed graffiti artwork in the hometown of Britain's electronic spy agency. More>>

Judge: Michael Jackson's mom should pay costs

Michael Jackson's mother should pay more than $800,000 in trial costs to a concert promoter that she targeted in a failed negligent hiring lawsuit involving the death of her son, a judge said Monday. More>>

Flavor Flav takes plea deal in Vegas battery case

Entertainer Flavor Flav has pleaded guilty to reduced charges in a Las Vegas domestic violence case in a move that will avoid a trial and possible jail time. More>>

Musician, journalist arrested in Rwanda

Police in Rwanda said Monday they have arrested a journalist and a musician for alleged links to opposition groups. More>>

Review: Rodney Crowell in fine form on new album

By STEVEN WINE Associated Press Rodney Crowell, "Tarpaper Sky" (New West) More>>

Aw, geez, 'Fargo' is on TV with Billy Bob Thornton

After failed attempts and broken dreams, by golly, someone went and put "Fargo" on series TV. More>>

Matisse's colorful cutouts go on show in London

A huge new Henri Matisse show in London is many things - bold, colorful, exuberant. It's also a great advertisement for the creativity of old age. More>>

Discovery to air flight off Everest peak on May 11

Discovery Channel has set the date for its live coverage of the first wingsuit flight off the summit of Mount Everest. More>>

Geithner book tour to include Bernanke, Paulson

Former Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner (GYT'-nur) won't be the only famous person onstage for his upcoming book tour. More>>

MTV Movie Awards big Hollywood studio plug-fest

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Jennifer Lopez, Laverne Cox win GLAAD Media Awards

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Songwriter Jesse Winchester dies at age 69

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Mike Conway wins wild IndyCar race at Long Beach

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'Hunger Games' top winner at MTV Movie Awards

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With $41.4M, 'Captain America' holds off 'Rio 2'

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'X-Men' clip teased at MTV Movie Awards

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49ers linebacker Aldon Smith arrested at airport

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Mike Conway wins wild IndyCar race at Long Beach

Tempers flared all around the streets of Long Beach, where drivers declared friendships over after a surprisingly physical race. More>>

Lightning coach: Malone's charges not distraction

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'Chimerica,' 'Book of Mormon' win at Oliviers

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Marilyn Monroe earrings auctioned for $185,000

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O'Brien promises nudity, fire at MTV Movie Awards Video included

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Combative prosecutor makes mark in Pistorius trial

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