Blake Shelton: nominee, host and Lambert cheerleader at ACMsARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Blake Shelton may be going into the Academy of Country Music Awards as a host, performer and two-time nominee, but he has another priority: being a cheerleader.
Shelton's wife, fiery country star Miranda Lambert, is the top contender with eight nominations,...
'Furious 7' speeds ahead of the competitionLOS ANGELES (AP) — Even in its debut weekend, Kevin James's "Paul Blart" sequel couldn't outpace "Furious 7."
The reigning box office champion might have slowed from its blockbuster debut, but "Furious 7" maintained first place for the third weekend in a row with an estimated .1...
Ringo Starr, Green Day rock their way into Rock HallCLEVELAND (AP) — Ringo Starr was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a little help from one of his famous friends.
The mop-topped drummer who kept the beat for the Beatles, Starr was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist on Saturday night during a...
Julio Iglesias to receive honorary degree from BerkleeBOSTON (AP) — Julio Iglesias and three other prominent music industry figures will receive honorary degrees from Boston's Berklee College of Music at its commencement next month.
Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris, drummer Harvey Mason and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter...
Mark Hamill said he was 'suspicious' of J.J. AbramsANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mark Hamill knew he had to say yes when George Lucas told him about the plans to move forward with a new "Star Wars" trilogy.
"It's not like a choice. It's like I was drafted," Hamill told a massive crowd Saturday night at Star Wars Celebration of his decision...
Email: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestorBOSTON (AP) — Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program.
PBS and Harvard scholar Henry...
Don Francisco says it's time to close Sabado with dignityMIAMI (AP) — After receiving a standing ovation from his emotional audience, Don Francisco, the popular host of "Sabado Gigante," tried to explain why television's longest-running show is coming to an end.
Created by its boisterous host, the weekly three-hour show, which means "Giant...
'Star Wars' design team teases 'Force Awakens' themesANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is about a generational transfer in more ways than one. Set 30 years after the events in "Return of the Jedi" and coming to theaters just over 30 years after the film first debuted, that idea remained top of mind for the film's...
Ex-'Top Gear' star got false cancer diagnosis before fracasLONDON (AP) — Former "Top Gear" presenter Jeremy Clarkson says doctors told him he probably had cancer just days before a fracas in which he attacked a colleague from the popular motoring show.
Writing in his column for the Sunday Times, Clarkson described his state of mind in the...
Gwen Stefani, Usher perform for thousands at Earth Day rallyWASHINGTON (AP) — A daylong Earth Day concert had R&B star Usher dancing on crutches Saturday on the National Mall to rally thousands for political action to confront climate change and poverty.
Usher, Mary J. Blige, Gwen Stefani, Common, Fall Out Boy and Train all performed during...
The Latest: Italy can't confirm 700 migrants aboard ship
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Italian Premier Matteo Renzi says officials are "not in a position to confirm or verify" that a migrant smugglers' boat that capsized off Libya's coast had 700 people aboard, as one survivor told... Full story
Blake Shelton: nominee, host and Lambert cheerleader at ACMs
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Blake Shelton may be going into the Academy of Country Music Awards as a host, performer and two-time nominee, but he has another priority: being a cheerleader.
Shelton's wife, fiery country star Miranda... Full story
Almonds get roasted in debate over California water use
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California almonds are becoming one of the world's favorite snacks and creating a multibillion-dollar bonanza for agricultural investors. But the crop extracts a staggering price from the land, consuming more water... Full story
Service held to mark 20 years since Oklahoma City bombing
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — About 1,000 people gathered Sunday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, which was the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil until the Sept. 11 attacks six years later.
Former... Full story
Sperm bank sued after donor details emerge 7 years later
ATLANTA (AP) — He was good on paper: Eloquent, mature, healthy and smart to boot.
That's why Angela Collins and Margaret Elizabeth Hanson say they chose Donor 9623 to be the biological father of their child.
Then last June, almost... Full story