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Judge lets 'X-Men' director's accuser drop lawsuit

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A former child model can drop his lawsuit accusing "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sex abuse in Hawaii and has the option of refiling it later, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

Final ruling issued against part of polygamy ban

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A federal judge in Utah has issued a final ruling that strikes down parts of the state's anti-polygamy law in a lawsuit filed by the family that appears on the TV show "Sister Wives."

William Greaves, TV host and filmmaker, dead at 87

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William Greaves, the Emmy-award winning co-host and executive producer of a groundbreaking television news program and a prolific filmmaker whose subjects ranged from Muhammad Ali to the Harlem Renaissance to the black...

Diane Sawyer exits as ABC evening anchor

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Diane Sawyer signed off as anchor of ABC's "World News" on Wednesday, telling viewers that it has been wonderful to be the "home port" of the network's news team each weeknight.

Rapper Young Jeezy pleads not guilty to gun charge

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California prosecutors say platinum-selling rapper Young Jeezy has pleaded not guilty to possessing an illegal assault weapon during an investigation into a fatal shooting at a rap concert.

NFL suspends Browns star WR Gordon for 2014 season

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Josh Gordon's wait is over, and so is his 2014 season. Now the star wide receiver's career is in peril.

Source: BET suspends producer after Blue Ivy joke

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BET has suspended a producer after a joke about Beyonce and Jay Z's daughter that aired Monday on the network's music video countdown show, "106 & Park."

Reality star accused of rape, child molestation

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The Discovery Channel has canceled reality TV star Will Hayden's popular "Sons of Guns" show after his arrest on an aggravated rape charge.

Source: BET suspends producer after Blue Ivy joke

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BET has suspended a producer after a joke about Beyonce and Jay Z's daughter that aired Monday on the network's music video countdown show, "106 & Park."

Celebrities join public TV anti-dropout effort

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Tony Bennett and Edward James Olmos are among the celebrities joining a public media effort to boost school graduation rates.

John Lennon's killer sorry for being 'an idiot'

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John Lennon's imprisoned killer says he still gets letters about the pain he caused in his pursuit of notoriety nearly 34 years ago.

Banksy artwork sale gives youth club lifeline

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A cash-strapped youth group in Bristol has sold a Banksy artwork to a private collector for 403,000 British pounds ($668,000) - securing the future of the club.

Greek archaeologists enter large underground tomb

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Archaeologists excavating an ancient tomb under a massive burial mound in northern Greece have entered the underground structure, which appears to have been looted in antiquity.

CBS releases outtakes from interview it held back

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The release of U.S. journalist Peter Theo Curtis by Syrian captors has prompted "60 Minutes" to issue portions of an interview with a fellow ex-hostage that the show had edited last year to remove references to Curtis.

BET suspende productor por chiste de Blue Ivy

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BET suspendió a un productor por un chiste sobre la hija de Beyonce y Jay Z que se emitió el lunes en el programa musical de la cadena "106 & Park".

Chris Soules is ABC's new 'Bachelor'

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ABC has chosen its next "Bachelor."

VENICE WATCH: Fest supports imprisoned filmmakers

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VENICE, Italy - The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red-carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here's what has been catching the eye of The Associated Press:

Fallon to lead honors as Leno wins top humor prize

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Jimmy Fallon will lead top comedians in saluting his "Tonight Show" predecessor Jay Leno with the nation's top humor prize in October at the Kennedy Center in Washington.

Landmarks to light up for cancer telethon

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More than a dozen landmarks across the U.S. and Canada will light up to promote next week's "Stand Up to Cancer" telethon.

Jasper Johns' former assistant pleads guilty

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Pleading guilty to a single charge, a former Jasper Johns assistant told a federal judge Wednesday that he transported works of art stolen from the pop artist's Connecticut studio over state lines.

Kevin Spacey to sing in 1-night-only concert in DC

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He has lied, cheated and killed, but "House of Cards" President Frank Underwood isn't done yet. Next he's going to sing.

Keaton hailed in Venice Film Fest opener 'Birdman'

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Well before the turn of the millennium, Michael Keaton was the first 21st-century superhero.

Video games come of age as spectator sport

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Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like "Street...

Correction: Emmys-List story

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By The Associated Press In a story Aug. 26 listing the Emmy Awards winners, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Adam Bernstein won for outstanding directing of a miniseries, movie or dramatic...

Hotel suite celebrates Boston rock club The Rat

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One of Boston's swankiest hotels is paying tribute to a dingy rock club.

Alec Baldwin visits mom's booth at NY State Fair

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Alec Baldwin has paid a visit to his mother's cancer research booth at the New York State Fair.

Bulgarian poet Valeri Petrov dies

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Valeri Petrov, Bulgaria's most prominent contemporary poet, who translated the complete works of Shakespeare, has died at age 94.

Godzilla stomps back in ultra HD, wires intact

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At a humble Tokyo laboratory, Godzilla, including the 1954 black-and-white original, is stomping back with a digital makeover that delivers four times the image quality of high definition.

Women's World Cup turf war heats up

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By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer Even actor Tom Hanks has an opinion about whether the athletes at the 2015 Women's World Cup should play on artificial turf or grass.

Can Ferguson change the 'ritual' of black deaths?

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The choir sang, the preachers shouted and the casket stayed closed. The body was taken to the cemetery, and Michael Brown was laid to rest.

Miley Cyrus' date wanted by Oregon police

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The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards has a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon.

Conrad Hilton hurt in car crash near Palm Springs

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Authorities say Conrad Hilton received major injuries when he lost control of his BMW and crashed on a highway near Palm Springs over the weekend.

Video game makers: Lohan sued us for attention

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The makes of the "Grand Theft Auto" video games say Lindsay Lohan sued to get attention when she asserted the games' latest installment features a character based on her.

Former Virginia governor denies corruption charges

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Former Gov. Bob McDonnell wrapped up a grueling four-plus days on the witness stand Tuesday by emphatically denying that he did special favors for a wealthy businessman in exchange for more than $165,000 in gifts, trips...

NY judge dismisses suit over 'Deep Throat' film

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A Manhattan judge has found a lot of differences between the porn classic "Deep Throat" and last year's Hollywood-produced biography of the world's first major porn star.

NASCAR's Kenseth behind anti-bullying kids' book

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Matt Kenseth, championship-winning race car driver, can now add a children's book to his resume.

With no Miley Cyrus twerking, VMA ratings down

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Without Miley Cyrus' twerking to get tongues wagging, ratings for MTV's annual Video Music Awards took a tumble.

NBC's Emmycast logs robust 15.6 million viewership

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NBC says the Emmys thrived despite a Monday airing in the dog days of August.

Jamaica Kincaid wins American Book Award

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Author Jamaica Kincaid and film critic Armond White are among the winners of the 35th annual American Book Awards, which celebrate multiculturalism and free expression.

Essay: Emmys owe TV newcomers a better chance

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There was something embarrassing about the rash of repeat treating on Monday's Emmycast. It might have left viewers wondering if they had stumbled on a rerun of last year's show, or the one before that. Or maybe an...

Turner Broadcasting offering buyouts

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The corporate parent of CNN, TNT and TBS on Tuesday offered voluntary buyouts to 600 veteran employees, part of an overall cost-cutting effort at the Atlanta-based broadcasting company founded by Ted Turner.

Robert Hass wins $100,000 poetry prize

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Robert Hass, a Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate, has received a $100,000 lifetime achievement award.

5 things to watch for at the Venice Film Festival

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It has Al Pacino and zombie girlfriends, Owen Wilson and Lars von Trier.

10 new fall TV shows worthy of a first-night look

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It's a time-honored rite harking back to an era of black-and-white TVs and the trio of networks whose programs they delivered: the grand unveiling of new fall fare.

ABC News makes changes at top broadcasts

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ABC News is making leadership changes behind the scenes at its top two broadcasts.

Not a good night for movies stars at Emmys

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By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer The Emmys welcomed plenty of movie stars to television's biggest awards show, including Julia Roberts, Woody Harrelson, Kevin Spacey, Mark Ruffalo and the reigning...

Stephen King book tour to hit the road on Nov. 11

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Horror writer Stephen King has released dates for his tour to promote his book "Revival."

Actor Alec Baldwin snags stray ball at US Open

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Alec Baldwin took on a new role at the U.S. Open - the actor played a star athlete, snagging a stray ball that flew into the stands.

SHOW BITS: A last hurrah for 'Breaking Bad'

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Show Bits brings you the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.

'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family' win Emmy Awards

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"Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable fare retains the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series such as "Orange Is the New...

'BREAKING BAD' CELEBRATION

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By The Associated Press Aaron Paul toted his Emmy into the AMC party celebrating a victorious finale for "Breaking Bad."

Lizzy Caplan, Lena Dunham: Emmys highs and lows

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The gowns came in all shapes at Monday's Emmy Awards, dominated by reds, blues and whites.

Seth Meyers kept Emmycast pleasant and brisk

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By FRAZIER MOORE AP Television Writer Cheery, brisk and efficient - the Emmycast seemed to fall in step with the style of host Seth Meyers.

Billy Crystal remembers Robin Williams at Emmys

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By JAKE COYLE Associated Press Billy Crystal, left speechless by Robin Williams' death, paid tribute to his great friend and comedy brother at the Emmy Awards, movingly remembering him as "the...

'Breaking Bad' wins Emmy as best drama series

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"Modern Family" wins Emmy as best comedy series

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Cranston wins Emmy as best actor in drama

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Bryan Cranston, the memorable meth kingpin Walter White on "Breaking Bad," is the winner of his fourth Emmy Award for best actor in a drama.

Margulies wins Emmy as best actress in drama

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Julianna Margulies, the embattled lawyer, mom and mate on "The Good Wife," is the winner of her second Emmy Award for best actress in a drama series.

"Fargo" wins Emmy as best miniseries

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Reds, blues dominate Emmy Awards red carpet

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Lena Dunham showed up for the Emmys in an awkward pink confection and Kerry Washington went for a bright orange dress with dark sparkle peeking out from underneath, but it was the reds and blues that dominated the carpet...

Julia Louis-Dreyfus best actress in comedy

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Jim Parsons wins Emmy as best actor in comedy

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Rapper arrested for firearms in shooting probe

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Platinum-selling rapper Young Jeezy has been arrested on suspicion of possessing illegal firearms during an investigation into a fatal shooting at a rap concert in Silicon Valley, authorities said.

American soccer player Tim Howard has book deal

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American soccer hero and international celebrity Tim Howard has advanced to the next round of fame: a book deal.

Rare Superman comic book fetches a record $3.2M

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A rare, nearly flawless copy of Superman's comic-book debut has sold for a super-powered price: $3.2 million.

Box office top 20: 'Guardians' retakes top spot

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"Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" held off the weekend's new releases as the summer movie-going season began to draw to a close.

LL Cool J lends a hand for NYC schoolkids

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LL Cool J says it is important to help out kids in need.

Detectives seek witnesses in Suge Knight shooting

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Los Angeles County detectives are reviewing security camera footage and seeking witnesses to a shooting at a packed nightclub that injured three people, including Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight.

Miley Cyrus: 'I'm in constant gratitude of life'

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Miley Cyrus said when she stole the night at last year's MTV Video Music Awards, she didn't realize her impact and influence. Now, the singer says she wants to use her powers for good.

Correction: Britain-Obit-Richard Attenborough

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In an obituary Aug. 24 on actor-director Richard Attenborough, The Associated Press erroneously reported that "In Which We Serve," a movie starring Attenborough, won an Oscar for Best Picture in 1942. The film did not win...

Ireland unites for funeral of ex-premier Reynolds

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Generations of Irish leaders united Monday at the Dublin funeral of Ireland's peacemaking former prime minister, Albert Reynolds, in a ceremony leavened with wit, raw emotions and barnstorming performances from...

Prince to release new album this month

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Prince is releasing a new album on Sept. 30.

G Unit surprises fans, digitally releases 6 songs

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G Unit surprised fans when its members reunited earlier this summer at the year's biggest hip-hop concert, and they have another surprise: They digitally released six new songs Beyonce-style early Monday.

Beyonce seizes moment at MTV Video Music Awards

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By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer They don't call her Queen Bey for nothing.

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.

Bow down: Beyonce owns the MTV Video Music Awards

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By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer Bow down: Beyonce was the reigning queen of Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards.

Winners of the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

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Winners of the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, presented Sunday at the Forum in Inglewood, California:

Girls from Brazil's favelas find escape in ballet

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Past the graffiti-covered overpass and subway tracks, in a slum penned in by high-rises, 8-year-old Gabriela Aparecida fixes her curly hair into a bun as she waits for a ride to her new favorite activity: ballet. Peeling...

Man dies after being shot backstage at concert

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A 38-year-old man died Saturday after he was shot multiple times backstage during a concert at a popular Silicon Valley venue, authorities said.

China shuts down Beijing Independent Film Festival

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Chinese authorities blocked an annual independent film festival from opening Saturday, seizing documents and films from organizers and hauling away two event officials in a sign that Beijing is stepping up its already...

Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande kick off MTV VMAs

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By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer Nicki Minaj helped open the MTV Video Music Awards with a "Bang" as she brought her "Anaconda" video to life with a rump-shaking performance and had a wardrobe malfunction...

Rap mogul Suge Knight shot, wounded in nightclub

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Death Row Records founder and rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was shot and injured in a packed nightclub early Sunday, but he was expected to survive, a Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant said.

Morton, Headey keep Emmys rehearsals casual

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Joe Morton and Lena Headey are ready for their moment in the Emmys spotlight.

Nominees share Emmy-day rituals, perspectives

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Most everyone was still a potential winner as nominees stepped out this weekend to celebrate in advance of Monday's Emmy ceremony.

'Guardians' retakes box office, tops summer films

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"Guardians of the Galaxy" became the summer's top-grossing movie at the North American box office with a $17.6 million weekend that narrowly bested the young adult melodrama "If I Stay," while the long-delayed "Sin...

Wanted rapper, reality TV star lashes out at NYPD

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A rapper and reality television star is lashing out at police who say he's wanted for roughing up his ex-girlfriend and stealing her cellphone.

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.

De Rothschild, grande dame of wine, dies at 80

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Philippine de Rothschild, an energetic and self-certain grande dame of Bordeaux wine who halted an acting career to run vineyards owned by the family dynasty, has died, her company said Sunday. She was 80.

Iggy Azalea falls off stage during pre-VMA show

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Iggy Azalea tumbled off the stage during an MTV Video Music Awards benefit concert, but she appeared unharmed and posted a video of the fall on social media.

Cliff Richard rejects sexual assault allegation

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British pop star Cliff Richard says police have questioned him about a sexual assault allegation.

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...

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.

Federer's confidence soaring before US Open

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The question made Roger Federer smile.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

'Motown the Musical' to take a break from Broadway

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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...

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.

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...

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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...

Fade to black: Leonard Maltin ending movie guides

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

NYC mayor declares 'Al Roker Appreciation Day'

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

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.

Gilberto spreads her 'Bebel Sound' in new album

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Bebel Gilberto isn't just about bossa nova.

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."

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

MTV Video Music Awards to open with a 'Bang'

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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....

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.

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...

Material Girl's materials to be auctioned in Nov.

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Get ready to dance in Madonna's old clothes.

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.

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