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Singer Chris Brown's bodyguard on trial in DC

A man who accused 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>>

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>>

'Real Housewives' TV star faces battery charge

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

"X-Men" director accused of sex abuse in lawsuit

A former child model and aspiring actor is accusing "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager in a federal lawsuit filed in Hawaii. 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

Last year, the MTV Movie Awards moved up its broadcast date from June to April to incorporate a summer movie plug-fest. Sunday night's show cemented that change as clips from anticipated blockbusters debuted at the... More>>

'Grandmaster' wins a dozen Hong Kong Film Awards

Wong Kar Wai's much lauded kung fu epic "The Grandmaster" won a record dozen honors at the Hong Kong Film Awards. More>>

President Obama attends 'A Raisin in the Sun'

Tickets to watch Denzel Washington on Broadway in "A Raisin in the Sun" are hard to come by, but one man managed it - President Barack Obama. More>>

Jennifer Lopez, Laverne Cox win GLAAD Media Awards

Jennifer Lopez has added a couple of more trophies to her block. More>>

Outkast reunite, headline Coachella festival

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer Outkast reunited onstage after a near decadelong hiatus with a jam-packed set at the Coachella music festival, their first of many performances planned this year. More>>

Songwriter Jesse Winchester dies at age 69

Jesse Winchester, a U.S.-born singer who established himself in Montreal after dodging the Vietnam War and went on to write songs covered by the likes of Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffett and Joan Baez has died of cancer. He... More>>

Mike Conway wins wild IndyCar race at Long Beach

What seemed to be a Ryan Hunter-Reay runaway took a strange and sudden turn on the streets of Long Beach, where tempers flared long after Mike Conway took a surprising win. More>>

'Hunger Games' top winner at MTV Movie Awards

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" earned the prize for best film at Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards, besting even top Oscar winner "12 Years a Slave." More>>

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

"Captain America" continued to flex its Marvel muscle at the global box office, as "The Winter Soldier" took in $41.4 million domestically and $60.6 million overseas. More>>

'X-Men' clip teased at MTV Movie Awards

Ellen Page, one of the stars of the upcoming "X-Men: Days of Future Past," introduced a clip from the film that sees the X-Men joining forces with their younger selves at Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards. More>>

49ers linebacker Aldon Smith arrested at airport

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport after authorities said he became belligerent during a security screening and threatened that he had a bomb. More>>

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

Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper doesn't think left wing Ryan Malone's DUI and cocaine possession charges will be a distraction to the postseason-bound team. More>>

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

Irreverent musical "The Book of Mormon" and hit geopolitical drama "Chimerica" were the big winners Sunday at Britain's Olivier stage awards, on a night when London's small theaters flexed their substantial muscle. More>>

Marilyn Monroe earrings auctioned for $185,000

A pair of rhinestone earrings Marilyn Monroe wore to a 1955 Hollywood film premiere have sold at auction for $185,000. More>>

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

Conan O'Brien won't be too shy to strip down as host of the MTV Movie Awards. More>>

Combative prosecutor makes mark in Pistorius trial

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel fired another tough question at murder suspect Oscar Pistorius. More>>

O'Brien: Colbert 'right person' to do 'Late Show' Video included

Don't feel bad for Conan O'Brien. Again. More>>

Tony Award-winning actress Phyllis Frelich dies

By TERRY TANG Associated Press Phyllis Frelich, a Tony Award-winning deaf actress who starred in the Broadway version of "Children of a Lesser God," has died. She was 70. More>>

Boston Marathon survivor upset at 'Meet the Press'

A Boston Marathon bombing survivor says in a tweet that she left a Boston television studio in tears before a taping of NBC's "Meet the Press." More>>

Mickey Rooney to be laid to rest in Hollywood

Mickey Rooney will be laid to rest alongside Hollywood royalty. More>>

Belafonte keeping King documents in settlement

Singer and activist Harry Belafonte will get to keep three of Martin Luther King's documents that the King estate had blocked him from selling. More>>

'Divergent' film finale to be released in 2 parts

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. says the final book of its "Divergent" trilogy will be made into two parts, following the lucrative formula it has used for "Twilight" and is repeating for "The Hunger Games." More>>

Stephen Baldwin pays off his New York back taxes

A lawyer for Stephen Baldwin says the actor has paid off his New York back taxes with a check for the final $100,000. More>>

Songwriter Jesse Winchester dies at age 69

Jesse Winchester, a U.S.-born singer who established himself in Montreal after dodging the Vietnam War and went on to write songs covered by the likes of Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffett and Joan Baez has died of cancer. He... More>>

New technology unwraps mummies' ancient mysteries

Our fascination with mummies never gets old. Now the British Museum is using the latest technology to unwrap their ancient mysteries. More>>

Obamas and friends take in dinner and play in NYC

Capping two days devoted to praising the advances of the civil rights movement, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attended the Broadway revival of "A Raisin in the Sun," a play about an African-American... More>>

Randy Quaid sues Indiana bail bond company

Actor Randy Quaid has sued a suburban Indianapolis bond company that bailed Quaid and his wife out of jail after they were arrested on squatting charges in California in 2010. More>>

Former Hawks All-Star Lou Hudson dies at 69

Dominique Wilkins hopes young fans take the time to learn about Lou Hudson. More>>

Who else was worthy of 'Late Show' prize?

Congratulations, Stephen Colbert, on winning CBS' "Late Show" gig. You're brilliantly funny, you've proven yourself in the Comedy Central farm leagues, and odds are you will be a worthy successor to David... More>>

Prosecutor challenges Pistorius' story of killing

What exactly was Oscar Pistorius doing in the moments before he fatally shot his girlfriend in his home? More>>

'King Charles III' puts British monarchy onstage

A new play about Britain's future king is getting rave reviews. Once it would have been theatrical treason. More>>

Belafonte, MLK Jr. estate settle document lawsuit

Lawyers say Harry Belafonte will retain possession of historical documents he acquired during his friendship with Martin Luther King Jr. More>>

Belafonte keeping King documents in settlement

Singer and activist Harry Belafonte will get to keep three of Martin Luther King's documents that the King estate had blocked him from selling. More>>

Sue Townsend, creator of Adrian Mole, dies at 68

British comic author Sue Townsend, who created angst-ridden teenage diarist Adrian Mole and sent Queen Elizabeth II into exile on a public housing estate, has died after suffering a stroke. She was 68. More>>

Nirvana, Kiss and the E Street Band join rock hall

Kiss made up, but its music went unheard. Nirvana used four women rockers to sing Kurt Cobain's songs. And Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band - predictably - turned its honor into a marathon. More>>

Colbert hosting 'Late Show' raises questions, hope

With the announcement that Stephen Colbert will be the new host of CBS' "Late Show," his fans likely feel a clash of emotions: More>>

Nirvana, Kiss lead new class in Rock Hall of Fame

Nirvana, who set music and fashion trends with their grunge sound but whose career was cut short by leader Kurt Cobain's suicide 20 years ago, led inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday. More>>

'Juno,' 'Crucible' in Dowling's last Guthrie year

After running the renowned Guthrie Theater for 20 years, Joe Dowling plans to revive some of his favorite plays, stage new works and produce a classic American musical as part of his final season, the theater announced... More>>

Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman on late show

CBS moved swiftly Thursday to replace the retiring David Letterman with Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, who will take over the "Late Show" next year and do battle with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel for late-night... More>>

Stadlers on opposite ends of Masters' scoreboard

The first father and son to play in the same Masters ended up on opposite ends of the scoreboard Thursday. More>>

Tyler, Perry's new 'Dream On' for marathon victims

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry have recorded a new arrangement of "Dream On" to honor victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. More>>

CNN replacing Morgan with specials

CNN is abandoning the talk show that anchored its prime-time schedule for three decades with Larry King and Piers Morgan in favor of several documentarylike series with personalities like Anthony Bourdain, Mike Rowe and... More>>

Mariners boost anti-bullying campaign ad for kids

A group of students helping make an anti-bullying video at Safeco Field on Thursday were surprised by Mariners ace pitcher Felix Hernandez and Seattle rapper Macklemore. More>>

Organizers back out of Evel Knievel festival

A struggle for control over a festival that draws thousands of stuntmen, wannabes and fans paying homage to Evel Knievel in his Montana hometown has led organizers to turn over the event to the famous daredevil's family. More>>

Prosecutor mocks Pistorius' version of events

The chief prosecutor laughed scornfully at an answer from Oscar Pistorius during the Olympic athlete's murder trial Thursday, mocking the man who shot his girlfriend. The judge sternly instructed the prosecutor to... More>>

Mary Cheever, author and John Cheever's muse, dies

Mary Cheever, an accomplished author and poet best known as the enduring spouse and widow of John Cheever, has died, surviving by decades a husband who used their lonely, but lasting, marriage as an inspiration for some of... More>>

F. Lee Bailey denied law license in Maine

Celebrity lawyer F. Lee Bailey was denied the right to practice law in Maine by the state's highest court Thursday, keeping him from restarting his legal career after being barred in other states. More>>

'It's a Small World' turns 50 with sing-along

The timeless Disney tune "It's a Small World" that wafts through our memories from past theme park vacations turns 50 this year, and on Thursday, Disney parks worldwide hosted a global sing-along. More>>

Jane Pauley to contribute to CBS News

Former "Today" show host Jane Pauley is joining CBS News to occasionally contribute stories to the "Sunday Morning" broadcast. More>>

James Goldston is new ABC News chief

James Goldston, who was ABC News President Ben Sherwood's top deputy, has been appointed to succeed him as head of the television news organization. More>>

Stephanopoulos donates 128 photos to museum

ABC morning show anchor George Stephanopoulos (stehf-uh-NAHP'-uh-luhs) has donated nearly 130 photographs by more than a dozen significant photographers to an upstate New York museum. More>>

William and Kate meet director Peter Jackson

Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, have met with "The Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson during a visit to an aviation museum in New Zealand. More>>

In China, jar of French mountain air fetches $860

Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest against his home city's choking pollution: a glass jar of clean, Provence air. More>>

Rolling Stone flubs Constitution tattoo on cover

Julia Louis-Dreyfus better hope her latest tattoo is a temporary one. More>>

2 Paris exhibits shed light on First World War

Irish photographer Mike Sheil says he knew nothing about military history before he began taking photos of World War I battlefields. More>>

Off-Broadway Janis Joplin musical delayed

Fans of "A Night With Janis Joplin" will just have to hold on, hold on. More>>

Rapper Big Sean ends engagement to Naya Rivera

Rapper Big Sean and actress Naya Rivera are no longer engaged. More>>

Kiss not the first to tell Rock Hall to kiss off

By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer Graciousness is not always high on the list of attributes you find in successful rock 'n' roll stars. More>>

Death of Ga. film worker 'senseless,' father says

Less than two months after his daughter was killed on a film set in southeast Georgia, Richard Jones grapples with waves of unexpected grief, such as a day last week when a riverside walk at home in South Carolina took him... More>>

Katherine Heigl sues pharmacy company over photo

Emmy-award winning actress Katherine Heigl (HEYE'-guhl) has sued Duane Reade Inc., saying the company is using a picture of her leaving one of its pharmacies in its promotional materials. More>>

Pistorius refuses to look at photo of dead lover

A shaken Oscar Pistorius refused to look at a gruesome photo of his slain girlfriend's bloodied head on Wednesday, telling a prosecutor through tears, "I don't have to look at a picture. I was there." More>>

8-year-old girl befriended by hoops star dies

When Michigan State was fighting to stay afloat despite a succession of injuries to key players, Lacey Holsworth was there. More>>

Rapper Drake to host ESPYs sports awards show

Drake is carving out a new niche as a television host and will helm the 2014 ESPYs, the sports award show of ESPN. More>>

Former pro wrestler Ultimate Warrior dies at 54

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer The Ultimate Warrior put on his signature airbrushed trench coat, shook the white ring ropes, and, for a few fleeting minutes, the wrestler billed as hailing from Parts... More>>

Giant Marilyn Monroe arrives at temporary new home

A larger-than-life sculpture of Marilyn Monroe has arrived safely in New Jersey after a cross-country trip by flatbed. More>>

Korean-American poet receives Walt Whitman Award

A young Korean-American poet has received a $5,000 award for first-time writers that also ensures the publication and thousands of sales of her debut collection. More>>

FXX plans marathon telecast of 'The Simpsons'

The FXX network plans a marathon telecast this summer of episodes of "The Simpsons" - all 552 of them consecutively. More>>

Vienna Philharmonic wins Birgit Nilsson Prize

The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra added a prestigious feather to its cap Wednesday, with the Birgit Nilsson Foundation picking it as this year's winner of its $1-million prize named after the late Swedish soprano. More>>

Tetris in the sky: Gamers play on Philly building

Sam Robinson said it's been about 15 years since he last played the videogame Tetris on a Game Boy. On Saturday night, he played it on the side of a skyscraper. More>>

Webby nominees range from Citi Bike to Jay Z

This year's list of nominees for Webby awards celebrating Internet achievement range from celebrities such as Beyonce and Ellen DeGeneres to Google and GoPro, the maker of popular mountable video cameras. More>>

TV host Samantha Harris is battling breast cancer

Samantha Harris says she's battling breast cancer. More>>

Peaches Geldof autopsy inconclusive

An autopsy on Peaches Geldof was inconclusive and toxicology tests will be conducted in an attempt to determine what killed the 25-year-old celebrity, police said Wednesday. More>>

French photo duo Pierre et Gilles love to shock

Pierre et Gilles may have timid smiles. More>>

Michael Nyman symphony marks Hillsborough disaster

Composer Michael Nyman has been commissioned to write a symphony commemorating 96 Liverpool soccer fans crushed to death in Britain's worst sports stadium disaster. More>>

Lorde, Imagine Dragons lead Billboard nominations

Newcomers Lorde and Imagine Dragons are the top contenders at next month's Billboard Music Awards. More>>

German prosecutors release collector's art

German prosecutors on Wednesday released more than 1,000 artworks found at the Munich apartment of a reclusive collector, days after he agreed to cooperate with authorities in determining which pieces were seized by the... More>>

CNN bringing back Anthony Bourdain's hot series

Anthony Bourdain has traveled to all sorts of exotic places over the past couple of years, with none as important as where he's taken CNN itself. More>>

Pineda plans solo album, but not leaving Journey

Arnel Pineda says he's been putting together an album of his own compositions in his own voice to release this year, but he quashed rumors that he's gearing up to leave the American rock band Journey. More>>

In blind test, soloists like new violins over old

Ten world-class soloists put costly Stradivarius violins and new, cheaper ones to a blind scientific test. The results may seem off-key to musicians and collectors, but the new instruments won handily. More>>

The 5 biggest heartaches at the Masters

With rare exception, no other major championship inflicts as much emotional pain as Augusta National. The perks of winning include a lifetime exemption to the Masters and a spot in the most exclusive locker room in golf. More>>

Woman found guilty in 1996 killing of ex-husband

After spending years abroad living a lavish lifestyle across Europe, a once-prominent socialite has been convicted in the 1996 car bomb killing of her ex-husband in southern Arizona. More>>

Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin to star on Broadway

Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin are slated to star together on Broadway in Kenneth Lonergan's play "This Is Our Youth," a comedy about the high times and aimless lives of two disaffected young men. More>>

Mickey Rooney's will details final wishes

Mickey Rooney signed his last will just weeks before death, leaving a modest estate to a stepson who had been his caretaker, but the actor had no intention of ending his Hollywood career anytime soon, his attorney said... More>>

Comic book character Archie to be killed off

Not even Archie Andrews is immortal in the world of comics. More>>

Woman found guilty in 1996 killing of ex-husband

A once-prominent socialite was found guilty Tuesday in the 1996 Tucson car bomb killing of her ex-husband after spending years abroad living a lavish lifestyle across Europe. More>>

Braun hits 3 homers, Brewers beat Phillies 10-4

All Ryan Braun needed to shake his slump was a trip to Philadelphia. More>>

Amy Poehler and brother Greg team on new comedy

Another Poehler sibling is bringing his comedy to television. More>>

NBC sets online talent search for comedy writers

NBC is launching a national talent search for comedy writers. More>>

Giuliana Rancic feels violated by celeb kid photos

Giuliana Rancic says she supports actress Kristen Bell's boycott of publications that feature paparazzi photos of celebrity children taken without consent. More>>

Fla. pastor convicted in NYC fake Hirst art case

A Miami pastor was convicted Tuesday of trying to cash in on counterfeit artworks that mimicked valuable pieces by British art luminary Damien Hirst. More>>

Jury awards George Wallace $1.3M in Vegas lawsuit

A Nevada jury on Tuesday awarded $1.3 million in damages to comedian George Wallace for a leg injury he said he suffered while performing at a Las Vegas Strip resort in 2007. More>>

Nielsen's top programs for March 31-April 6

By The Associated Press Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for March 31-April 6. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. More>>

CBS dominant in ratings with music awards, finale

A country music awards show, a series finale and the network's usually sturdy regular schedule led CBS to a dominant performance in the weekly television ratings competition. More>>

Queen hosts Irish president on 1st UK state visit Video included

Amid regal pomp at Queen Elizabeth II's Windsor Castle home, the Irish president and the British monarch have begun Ireland's first state visit to Britain with expressions of mutual affection and respect - and a... More>>

Jean Paul Gaultier pays tribute to London

Jean Paul Gaultier cannot stop gushing about his love for all things British - the punks, the humor, the tartan, David Bowie - all vital inspirations to the French designer. More>>

Cast revealed for show inspired by Tupac songs

The upcoming Broadway musical inspired by Tupac Shakur songs will star Saul Williams, the poet and singer best known for the film "Slam." More>>

Marian Anderson's concert dress goes on view in DC

For the first time, the dress Marian Anderson wore to sing at the Lincoln Memorial 75 years ago after being denied access to a Washington concert hall because she was black, is going on display at the Smithsonian. More>>

Pistorius wails while recalling shooting Video included

A subdued Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday described dinner at home, chatting and looking at cell phone photos with Reeva Steenkamp on the last night of her life. Then he erupted in anguished howls and heaving sobs while... More>>

Humans, meet 'Your Inner Fish' on PBS science show

Neil Shubin would like to introduce you to your family tree, the one with roots reaching back more than 3 billion years. More>>

With new look, 80-year-old Paris zoo to re-open

Its gray, man-made mountain that might lure King Kong still protrudes over treetops, but nearly everything else has changed as Paris' zoo prepares to re-open after a multi-year, multimillion-euro (dollar) makeover. More>>

Ming Dynasty 'chicken cup' sold for record $36M

A Shanghai collector paid a record $36 million Tuesday for a rare Ming Dynasty cup that's touted as the "holy grail" of China's art world. More>>

'Mad Men' end in sight for Weiner with new season

Chat with Matthew Weiner these days and you feel the added depth of his "Mad Men" immersion. More>>

PBS' 'Glad All Over' celebrates Dave Clark Five

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