Miley Cyrus on Bruce Jenner, pink armpits, her new charityLOS ANGELES (AP) — When Miley Cyrus wears pasties or posts photos of her pink armpits, it's not to be a provocateur. The 22-year-old says she's just being herself, and she wants all young people to have that same opportunity.
That's why she's launching the Happy Hippie Foundation to...
Rihanna in queen's garb shuts down Met Gala carpetNEW YORK (AP) — Never let it be said that Rihanna doesn't know how to make an entrance.
On a night when big stars were a dime a dozen — try George and Amal Clooney, Lady Gaga, Madonna and Cher — the pop singer still managed to pull the red carpet out from under the rest of them at...
Beyonce shuts down the Met Gala in peekaboo GivenchyNEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna shut down the Met Gala's red carpet in a regal yellow coat. And then came Bey.
Dressed lavishly by Chinese designer Guo Pei, Rihanna clutched her fur-trim frock closed and dragged a mammoth train up the grand staircase Monday during one of fashion's biggest...
Mariah Carey to perform on Billboard stage after 17 yearsLOS ANGELES (AP) — Mariah Carey is set to perform on the Billboard Music Awards for the first time in 17 years, but the pop superstar is keeping mum on what song she she'll sing.
Billboard and Dick Clark productions announced Tuesday that Carey will appear on the May 17 show in Las...
Turkey investigates reports over ruined ancient mosaicsANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An official says Turkey's Culture Ministry has launched an inquiry following reports that priceless ancient mosaics had been ruined while being restored and moved to a new museum in southern Turkey.
A newspaper in Hatay province said several mosaics at the...
Jindal book on lessons of history coming in OctoberNEW YORK (AP) — Bobby Jindal, the Louisiana governor and possible Republican presidential candidate, has a book coming out in October.
Threshold Editions announced Tuesday that Jindal has a deal with the publisher for "American Will: The Forgotten Choices That Changed Our...
Singer Chris Brown accused of battery in Las VegasLAS VEGAS (AP) — Singer Chris Brown faces another battery accusation just days after he performed at an after-party to the weekend's much hyped boxing match, which was also billed as the kickoff to his residency at the Drai's nightclub.
Las Vegas police said Brown, 25, is suspected of...
A name for Britain's new princess: Charlotte Elizabeth DianaLONDON (AP) — It's a name that immediately evokes British royal history: Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.
Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, on Monday announced the name they picked for Britain's newborn princess, a choice seen as a tribute to both Prince...
Lauryn Hill cancels Israel show to avoid stirring tensionsLOS ANGELES (AP) — Lauryn Hill is canceling a planned performance in Tel Aviv because she wasn't able to also schedule a concert in the nearby Palestinian city of Ramallah.
The singer-songwriter said in a statement Monday that she originally intended to perform in both cities in hopes...
UC Berkeley's Mark Twain project finds cache of new writingSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have pieced together a collection of dispatches written by Mark Twain when the author was a young newsman in San Francisco.
In the letters, the man who would write The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel,...
Family feud rocks top of France's far-right National Front
PARIS (AP) — There's no end to the drama and vitriol in the extraordinarily public family feud at the top of France's National Front party.
National Front President Marine Le Pen is pressing to silence her 86-year-old father from the... Full story
Ex-IRA man linked to 2005 slaying shot to death in Belfast
DUBLIN (AP) — A former Irish Republican Army commander linked to one of the outlawed group's most notorious killings has been shot to death in Belfast, residents and police said Tuesday.
No group claimed responsibility for shooting... Full story
High-tech sensors help kids keep eye on aging parents
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Each time 81-year-old Bill Dworsky or his 80-year-old wife Dorothy opens the refrigerator, closes the bathroom door or lifts the lid on a pill container, tiny sensors in their San Francisco home make notes on a... Full story
Venezuelan rum industry succeeding despite country's woes
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Ever since he was a young man, one of Guillermo Matos' small pleasures has been a mid-month round of cocktails with friends.
His drink of choice was always imported whiskey. But with Venezuela's economic... Full story
Accused Texas gunman was former target of FBI terror probe
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man whose social media presence was being scrutinized by federal authorities was one of two suspects in a shooting at a Texas cartoon contest featuring images of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad, and the Islamic State... Full story