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Bryan, Lovato, Wiz Khalifa join NYE show

NEW YORK - Luke Bryan, Demi Lovato, Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth will help count down to 2016 on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest" in New York City's Times Square.ABC announced Tuesday that the performers will join headliner Carrie Underwood in New York for the live ...

NBR names ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ best film of the year

NEW YORK - The National Board of Review threw a fireball into Hollywood's awards season, naming the rollicking apocalyptic adventure "Mad Max: Fury Road" the best film of 2015.George Miller's latest installment in the 1979-born action franchise is an unconventional pick from the National Board ...

‘Racing Extinction’ sounds the alarm for vanishing species

LOS ANGELES - When Discovery Channel's "Racing Extinction" debuts worldwide, the documentary's creators will be looking for more than ratings and critical reaction. It's action they're after.Oscar-winning director Louie Psihoyos ("The Cove") says the film is intended as a call to arms to ...

Bono, Clooney, Kardashian part of all-star campaign for AIDS

NEW YORK - Would you like to spend quality time with George Clooney as he showers you with compliments?How about walk a red carpet with Meryl Streep or visit the set of "Game of Thrones"?They are all possible: Bono is a launching an all-star campaign featuring "once-in-a-lifetime experiences" ...

PSY to release 1st album since ‘Gangnam Style’

SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean rapper PSY, who is set to release his first album since becoming an international sensation more than three years ago with the smash hit "Gangnam Style," says the pressure to live up to that success caused him to take his time with his latest project. "There ...

Rocker Jack White’s Third Man Records store opens in Detroit

DETROIT - Rocker Jack White has opened a Third Man Records store in his hometown, the Motor City. The Grammy-nominated White - the singer, guitarist, drummer and producer who rose to acclaim in the duo The White Stripes - was on hand Friday for the satellite location's grand opening just north ...

Ex-US Rep. Patrick Kennedy and wife welcome baby girl

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy and his wife Amy are welcoming a new baby girl to their family. The couple, who live in Brigantine, New Jersey, say Nell Kennedy was born at 4:31 a.m. Sunday.They say in a statement that the happy and healthy baby girl weighed 6 pounds at ...

30 years after art heist, museum hopes to get piece back

TUCSON, Ariz. - An empty wooden frame once occupied by Willem de Kooning's "Woman-Ochre" sits at the center of a gallery at the University of Arizona's Museum of Art in Tucson.Next to it are the composite drawings of two people police say stole the painting the day after Thanksgiving in ...

‘Hunger Games’ beats ‘Good Dinosaur,’ ‘Creed’ at box office

LOS ANGELES - Despite some mighty competition, Katniss and her crew dominated the box office once again."The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" held on to its first-place spot in its second weekend in theaters, earning $51.6 million to top "The Good Dinosaur" and "Creed," which both debuted ...

Jordan eager to get back in the ring

LOS ANGELES - With "Creed" knocking out audiences and critics alike, Michael B. Jordan acknowledges he would love to lace up the gloves again for a sequel. Jordan openly welcomed the possibility of an eventual "Creed 2" even before writer-director Ryan Coogler's new chapter in the Rocky Balboa ...

LoLo’s stepmother removed from plane

NEW ORLEANS - A coast-to-coast flight was diverted to New Orleans to remove actress Lindsay Lohan's stepmother, authorities said Saturday. Kate Major-Lohan, who is married to Lindsay Lohan's father, was removed from a JetBlue plane on Wednesday, Col. John Fortunato, spokesman for the Jefferson ...

Queen Elizabeth II wraps up nostalgic Malta trip

VALLETTA, Malta - Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday wrapped up a nostalgic visit to Malta, her one-time home, where she joked that Canada's youthful new leader had made her feel old.The British monarch has close ties to the Mediterranean island, where she lived between 1949 and 1951 while her ...

Eagles settle suit over man’s concert footage

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. - Don Henley and Glen Frey of the Eagles have settled a federal lawsuit against a New York man they accused of peddling bootleg recordings of their concerts.The Daily News reports that the pair's lawsuit against Bill Shelley has been settled with a permanent injunction ...

Harry Potter author talks about Snape

LONDON - Harry Potter readers have long wanted to know: Why did the boy wizard choose to honor Severus Snape - a teacher who had been so mean to him?Author JK Rowling took to Twitter to answer the enduring question on Friday in an exchange with a fan who asked why one of Harry's children ...

Nostalgia, passion, money drive ‘Star Wars’ toy collectors

SPARTA, Wis. - It was in the early 1990s that Jarrod Roll caught the bug.He'd been into "Star Wars" as a kid - he was just 4 when his mother took him to see the first movie - but he was a college student at a record swap where he came across a trade newspaper devoted to toy collecting."Look at ...

Legal battle erupts over care of Sumner Redstone

LOS ANGELES - A legal battle that began Wednesday over medical care for ailing media mogul Sumner Redstone has produced dueling portraits of the billionaire's health and mental state.Redstone's former companion Manuela Herzer claims in a probate filing seeking to regain control of his care that ...

Adele announces first tour in five years

LONDON - Adele has announced her first tour since 2011, with a string of European dates in support of her record-breaking new album, "25." The British singer announced Thursday that she will play venues in Britain and Europe starting Feb. 29 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Adele has previously ...

Actor Paul Walker’s father sues Porsche over fatal crash

LOS ANGELES - Paul Walker's father sued Porsche for negligence and wrongful death Wednesday over the 2013 accident that killed the "Fast & Furious" star.Walker's father, who is the executor of his son's estate, filed the lawsuit claiming that the Porsche Carrera GT that his son was ...

Jolie Pitt accepts post at Cambodian film fest

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - The little-known Cambodia International Film Festival is getting a star-powered boost this year from Angelina Jolie Pitt.The Hollywood star, who is currently in Cambodia filming her latest movie, will serve as president of the festival's honorary committee, organizers ...

Signed Harper Lee novels offered for $1,500

NEW YORK - How much is a signed Harper Lee novel worth? Her publisher is offering a special edition of "Go Set a Watchman" for $1,500. HarperCollins Publishers announced that 500 collector's editions are available. The volumes are leather bound with gold foil stamping, inside a velvet-lined ...