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...
Actor Ben Powers, known for "Good Times" TV role, dies at 64NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Actor Alton "Ben" Powers, known for his role in the 1970s CBS television series "Good Times," has died at the age of 64.
Auclair Funeral Home, which is handling arrangements, said Powers died April 6 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Details were not...
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...
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.
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Hundreds of migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean Sea
ROME (AP) — Only a few dozen people were saved Sunday after a fishing boat smuggling hundreds of migrants from Libya to Europe overturned in what could become one of the Mediterranean's deadliest mass drownings.
"How can it be that we... Full story
Officials: 3 shot, injured at Delaware State cookout
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Three people were shot and injured Saturday night at a cookout on the Delaware State University campus, officials said, and authorities are searching for the shooter.
The shooting happened at about 8 p.m. at a... Full story
The Latest: UK minister will discuss migrants at EU meeting
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Britain's foreign secretary says he will bring up the issue of migrant trafficking at a meeting of European Union foreign ministers on Monday.
Philip Hammond made the remarks on Sunday after a migrant... Full story
Video: Islamic State kills Ethiopian Christians in Libya
CAIRO (AP) — Islamic State militants in Libya shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, a video purportedly from the extremists showed Sunday. The attack widens the circle of nations affected by the group's atrocities... Full story