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  • Intrepid eclipse chasers swoon over 'awesome' views
    Intrepid eclipse chasers swoon over 'awesome' views Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Thousands of people flocked for a glimpse of the solar eclipse Friday, with the most intrepid enthusiasts swooning over spectacular sights in a frozen Arctic archipelago and aboard a plane above remote Nordic islands. More »

  • Audio of Durst in bathroom could play 2 ways in murder case
    Audio of Durst in bathroom could play 2 ways in murder case Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The whispered words of Robert Durst recorded in an unguarded moment in a bathroom could come back to haunt him — or help him — as he faces a murder charge. More »

  • Mary J. Blige shines at unofficial SXSW show
    Mary J. Blige shines at unofficial SXSW show Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Mary J. Blige performed for a feverish crowd Tuesday night at the Samsung Supper Club in an event not sponsored by South by Southwest, another sign of unofficial concerts rivaling the festival when it comes to pulling big-name acts. More »

  • Laughs stream with Jane Krakowski on Netflix's 'Unbreakable'
    Laughs stream with Jane Krakowski on Netflix's 'Unbreakable' Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Here's some good news: The daffy ethos of "30 Rock" lives again in "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." And why shouldn't it, since this new Netflix comedy (with its 13 episodes now available for streaming) was spawned by "30 Rock" co-creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock? More »

  • Ketamine crackdown would turn hospitals into torture chambers
    Ketamine crackdown would turn hospitals into torture chambers Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    For example, drug abuse is bad, so drugs of abuse should be banned. Another example - everyone should be able to have emergency surgery if they need it. Who would argue about emergency surgery? In places where clean, running water, or a constant supply of electricity are pipe dreams, how could anaesthesia be given safely? More »

  • Former Toto bass player Mike Porcaro dies at 59
    Former Toto bass player Mike Porcaro dies at 59 Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Porcaro, who was the son and brother of prominent musicians and carved out a long, successful career as the bass player for the Grammy-winning pop group Toto, has died at age 59. More »

  • Meet the 12 singers through to the live shows on The Voice
    Meet the 12 singers through to the live shows on The Voice Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    The live shows are on the horizon, so who can we expect to see? More »

  • See The Voice knockout round song choices
    See The Voice knockout round song choices Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    The remaining contestants have picked their songs for a shot at making the live finals. More »

  • From Ali G to Des Lynam: See Comic Relief's best bits
    From Ali G to Des Lynam: See Comic Relief's best bits Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    Take a look back at some of the most memorable moments from previous fundraisers. More »

  • District attorney: Teens arrested after beheading of puppies Tue, Mar 10, 2015

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama prosecutor says two teens face cruelty charges after they were accused of beheading three puppies with a machete and posting video on social media. More »

  • 'We Are the World' at 30: Stars Will Never Be That Earnest Again
    'We Are the World' at 30: Stars Will Never Be That Earnest Again Tue, Mar 10, 2015

    Among them were Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Billy Joel, Diana Ross, Cyndi Lauper, Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen, Smokey Robinson, and Kenny Rogers. More »

  • Today in History Tue, Mar 10, 2015

    Today is Tuesday, March 10, the 69th day of 2015. There are 296 days left in the year. More »

  • Maxee Maxwell, member of girl group Brownstone, dies at 46 Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maxee Maxwell, a member of the 1990s girl group Brownstone — best known for the hit "If You Love Me" — has died after cutting herself in a fall at home, a representative said Monday. More »

  • Robin Thicke: I 'wanted credit' for Blurred Lines
    Robin Thicke: I 'wanted credit' for Blurred Lines Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Robin Thicke told a court he didn’t give a single sober interview last year. More »

  • Reversed decline - and now a fall
    Reversed decline - and now a fall Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    The Brit Awards used to be a byword for the perils of live television with presenters fumbling their lines, punches thrown on stage and chaos permanently waiting in the wings. More »

  • The definitive ranking of every Brit Award presenter there's ever been
    The definitive ranking of every Brit Award presenter there's ever been Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Some you’ll remember, others you’ll have completely forgotten but most made their mark – in one way or another… More »

  • The performances that rocked the Brits
    The performances that rocked the Brits Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    As the latest crop of chart-toppers prepare to play the Brits, we take a trip down memory lane. More »

  • Who's the most successful pop star in the world?
    Who's the most successful pop star in the world? Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Taylor Swift has been crowned the world’s most successful artist of 2014. More »

  • Can you guess which celebrities these lookalikes are meant to be?
    Can you guess which celebrities these lookalikes are meant to be? Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Some celebrity lookalikes are better than others – as we discovered. More »

  • One Direction Top of The World For Third Year
    One Direction Top of The World For Third Year Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    One Direction continue to dominate the music industry after being named the most successful UK act in the world for the third year running. More »

  • Taylor Swift officially world's top seller in 2014
    Taylor Swift officially world's top seller in 2014 Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Taylor Swift was crowned the world's top-selling artist in 2014, although an industry group said that the Disney soundtrack "Frozen" would have beaten her. More »

  • Prince performs Valentine's Day set for star-studded crowd
    Prince performs Valentine's Day set for star-studded crowd Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prince woke up early Saturday to share some love and hits on Valentine's Day to a crowd that included Michael Jordan and Chris Rock. More »

  • Rio's Carnival kicks off; city gears up for 5 days of fun
    Rio's Carnival kicks off; city gears up for 5 days of fun Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The five days of over-the-top parades and raucous, alcohol-soaked street parties that make up Rio de Janeiro's world-famous Carnival celebrations kicked off Friday amid a recent avalanche of bad news, including more evidence of Brazil's stalling economy, an ongoing drought and a snowballing corruption scandal at state-run oil giant Petrobras. More »

  • Publicity complicates jury selection for 3 major US trials
    Publicity complicates jury selection for 3 major US trials Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — Texas lived up to its reputation for swift justice by taking just three days to seat a jury for the trial of the man charged with killing the former Navy SEAL depicted in "American Sniper." But jury selection in two other major U.S. cases is taking much longer. More »

  • Tom Brady and Figure Skating: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing
    Tom Brady and Figure Skating: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    Can Michael Jackson Save Figure Skating? Tracy O'Neill | Rolling Stone "A Harding program was something like a malfunctioning iPod Shuffle, and it was thrilling. Today, its wild card musical styling remains a rarity in the skating world, with skaters favoring reiterations of Swan Lake, Carmen and, perhaps lacking prescience, 'Nessun Dorma' ('None Shall Sleep'). More »

  • Michael Jackson's mother loses appeal against US promoter
    Michael Jackson's mother loses appeal against US promoter Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    The concert promoter AEG was in no way responsible for Michael Jackson's death, a California court ruled as it rejected an appeal brought by the singer's mother. More »

  • Michael Jackson's family denied new trial in negligence case
    Michael Jackson's family denied new trial in negligence case Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    A California state appeals court on Friday denied Michael Jackson's family its latest attempt to reverse a jury's decision that cleared concert promoter AEG Live of negligence in the singer's death. The three-judge panel ruled that Jackson's mother and children did not have standing for a new trial after their attorneys argued last week that AEG Live was liable for Jackson's treatment, and that jury instructions were confusing and not wide enough in scope. A Los Angeles jury in 2013 cleared privately held AEG Live, the organizer of Jackson's ill-fated 50 "This Is It" comeback concerts in London, of negligently hiring cardiologist Conrad Murray as Jackson's personal physician. The child star turned King of Pop, who set the world dancing but whose musical genius was overshadowed by a bizarre lifestyle and sex scandals, died in 2009 at age 50 in Los Angeles from an overdose of the powerful anaesthetic. More »

  • Court denies bid for new trial in Michael Jackson case
    Court denies bid for new trial in Michael Jackson case Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court on Friday upheld a jury's decision that the promoter of Michael Jackson's ill-fated comeback concerts was not responsible for his death. More »

  • It's Justin Timberlake's 34th birthday! Here's 34 of his all-time …
    It's Justin Timberlake's 34th birthday! Here's 34 of his all-time … Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    As Justin celebrates his 34th birthday, we’re giving you 34 of his best. You’re welcome. More »

  • FACTBOX-NFL-Super Bowl facts and figures Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Jan 29 (Reuters) - Facts and figures about Sunday's 49th Super Bowl in Glendale, Arizona: Date: February 1, 2015 Kickoff: 6:30 p.m. ET (2330 GMT) Teams: New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks Site: 72,000 seat University of Phoenix Stadium At stake: The winning team receives the National Football League's (NFL) Vince Lombardi Trophy, named in memory of the former Green Bay Packers coach, winning coach of the first two Super Bowls. The trophy is made by high-end jeweler Tiffany & Co and stands almost 22 inches tall and weighs 107 ounces (3 kilograms). It is worth more than $25,000. ... More »

  • Moroder: Being live DJ makes me feel like Michael Jackson
    Moroder: Being live DJ makes me feel like Michael Jackson Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — For a legendary artist whose accolades include Academy Awards and Grammys, maestro Giorgio Moroder says he finally feels like a true performer — now that he's a live DJ. More »

  • Spider-Man in Love
    Spider-Man in Love Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Among the covers attracting the most attention is one drawn by Adam Kubert that hints at the possible restoration of the marriage between Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson. The union, which lasted 20 years in real time, was written out of the Spider-Man books in 2007 during the "One More Day" arc, prompting great outcry from Spider-fans and near-universal panning from critics. I was 11 years old when Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson were married. More »

  • French couple banned from calling kid Nutella, but what about these stupid celeb …
    French couple banned from calling kid Nutella, but what about these stupid celeb … Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    After a court banned a couple from calling their kid Nutella, we remember the stupid celebrity kids’ names that shouldn’t have been allowed to happen. More »

  • FEATURE-NFL-Super Bowl: from humble origin to king of U.S. sports events Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    By Larry Fine Jan 26 (Reuters) - From modest beginnings of cheap tickets and empty seats to $4.5 million for a 30-second TV ad, the Super Bowl approaches its golden anniversary entrenched as the undisputed king of U.S. sporting events. Super Bowl 49 will pit the Seattle Seahawks against the New England Patriots in Glendale, Arizona, on Sunday and figures to join 21 previous Super Bowls atop the list of most watched U.S. TV broadcasts. A far cry from the first Super Bowl clash between the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs in 1967, according to Jerry Izenberg of the (New Jersey) Star-Ledger, one of only two reporters to have covered ever Super Bowl. More »

  • How to Show Up Paul McCartney and Kanye West
    How to Show Up Paul McCartney and Kanye West Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    Of the three people featured on “FourFiveSeconds,” Rihanna's new song with Paul McCartney and Kanye West, two are regularly held up as paragons of artistic genius and one is Rihanna. Rihanna is a pop singer with exactly one co-writing credit on her most recent album. More »