James Patterson launches children's imprintNEW YORK (AP) — James Patterson, already one of the book world's most popular authors, is now becoming a publisher.
Little Brown & Company announced Friday that Patterson has launched the "jimmy patterson" imprint for children's books. The imprint will feature books by Patterson, who...
Unscripted TV stripped bare by scripted drama 'UnREAL'NEW YORK (AP) — "UnREAL" might be TV's most fully realized reality series. Why shouldn't it be? It's scripted, then performed by professional actors.
Premiering Monday at 10 p.m. EDT on Lifetime, "UnREAL" arrives with what just might be perfect timing. The reality genre is cooling off...
TV actor Dustin Diamond to testify during trial over brawlPORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — TV actor Dustin Diamond is expected to testify about what happened during a barroom scuffle outside of Milwaukee.
The 38-year-old Diamond, who played Screech in the 1990s show "Saved by the Bell," is accused of stabbing a man on Christmas Day in Port...
Suge Knight returns to court to try to dismiss murder caseLOS ANGELES (AP) — Marion "Suge" Knight's lawyer argues that a murder case against the former rap music mogul should be dismissed because one of the men he is accused of running over with his pickup truck did not identify him in court.
Murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run charges...
Who? Townshend, Springsteen, Daltrey jam at NYC eventNEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen called Pete Townshend "the greatest rhythm guitarist of all-time," told a story about attending his first Who concert as a pimply-faced teenager and joined Townshend and surprise guest Roger Daltrey onstage for a rocking set.
The rock icons attended...
Gordon-Levitt has high hopes for impact of 'Snowden'LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joseph Gordon-Levitt has big expectations for the impact of "Snowden."
The 34-year-old actor wrapped filming earlier this month on the Oliver Stone thriller about former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, whose 2013 leaks to the media revealed the...
Hulu pulls '19 Kids' after allegations against Josh DuggarNEW YORK (AP) — Hulu has pulled the reality series "19 Kids and Counting" from its lineup, following reports of sexual misconduct allegations against one of the stars, Josh Duggar, stemming from when he was a juvenile.
Although the streaming-video service didn't confirm removal of the...
Aretha plans memorial for father, brother at Detroit churchDETROIT (AP) — Aretha Franklin is planning a memorial to her father and brother at a Detroit church that will include gospel music and a soul food buffet.
The event called "Aretha Franklin Presents a Memorial for Rev. C.L. Franklin & Rev. Cecil Franklin" is set to take place June 7 at...
Demi Lovato is the face of mental health in new campaignLOS ANGELES (AP) — When Demi Lovato was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she was actually relieved.
"Growing up, I felt very, very depressed," she said. "Even though I was playing concerts and living out my dream, I couldn't tell you why I was upset."
After a family intervention, she...
Debut of 'Daily Show With Trevor Noah' set for Sept. 28NEW YORK (AP) — Comedy Central says Sept. 28 will be opening night for Trevor Noah as the new host of "The Daily Show."
The 31-year-old South African comedian will be stepping into the job held by Jon Stewart since 1999.
The previously announced departure date for Stewart is Aug. 6....
Latest on Dennis Hastert: Judge to set initial court date
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The U.S. attorney's office in Chicago says former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has not been arrested following charges linked to allegations he agreed to $3.5 million in hush money.
Prosecutors' spokesman Kim... Full story
Who? Townshend, Springsteen, Daltrey jam at NYC event
NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen called Pete Townshend "the greatest rhythm guitarist of all-time," told a story about attending his first Who concert as a pimply-faced teenager and joined Townshend and surprise guest Roger Daltrey... Full story
US economy shrank in winter but staging a spring rebound
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy shrank at a 0.7 percent annual rate in the first three months of the year, depressed by a severe winter and a widening trade deficit.
The government's revision for last quarter was weaker than its... Full story
THE LATEST: Voting begins to choose next FIFA president
ZURICH (AP) — The latest on FIFA developments:
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Voting has begun to choose FIFA's next president.
Delegates from the world soccer body's 209 members were handing over secret paper ballots in... Full story
Latest on flooding: River's threat reduced for Texas city
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The Colorado River is expected to crest two feet lower than previously expected in and around the southeastern Texas city of Wharton, where residents have been asked to evacuate about 300 homes.
City spokeswoman Paula... Full story