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Lady Gaga’s childhood piano doesn’t sell at auction

NEW YORK - Lady Gaga's childhood piano, which she used to write her first song at age 5, didn't hit a high note at an auction in New York.The upright piano failed to meet its reserve price Saturday when Los Angeles-based Julien's Auctions offered it as part of the "Music Icons" memorabilia sale ...

Fox baseball drama goes to bat this fall

NEW YORK - Just days after unveiling its Fall 2016 schedule, the Fox network is swapping two of its shows.Veteran series "Bones," originally set for a fall return, will instead be shelved until midseason, when this lighthearted whodunit will conclude its 12-season run.In its place Thursday at 9 ...

Bad Boy concert rocks hard with Puff Daddy, Jay Z, Lil Kim

NEW YORK - Hours before Puff Daddy hit the stage for an all-star concert featuring his Bad Boy family, Jay Z and Mary J. Blige, he could not contain his excitement.He kissed Lil Kim on the cheek and embraced her warmly. He jumped up and down as he described their upcoming tour, and he compared ...

Morley Safer, of CBS News, dead at 84

NEW YORK - Viewers didn't need to see Morley Safer's reporting to feel its effects.They could have almost heard the yowling from the Oval Office and the Pentagon after Safer's 1965 expose of a U.S. military atrocity in Vietnam that played an early role in changing Americans' view of the ...

Georgia O’Keeffe painting fetches $12.9M

NEW YORK - A monumental painting by Georgia O'Keeffe that can be viewed horizontally or vertically sold for $12.9 million at a New York City auction."Lake George Reflection," created in 1921-1922, was offered at Christie's on Thursday. Measuring 5-feet by 3-feet, it was inspired by O'Keeffe's ...

Cosby spends millions as lawsuits, criminal case rage on

PHILADELPHIA - In any given week, teams of high-priced lawyers fan out across the country to defend Bill Cosby amid a cascade of sexual assault allegations, defamation claims and insurance disputes.The disgraced TV star is spending millions in a frenzied bid not just to stay out of prison but ...

‘Good Wife’ spinoff coming to CBS’

LOS ANGELES - A spinoff of "The Good Wife" is coming to CBS' online video service.CBS All Access said Wednesday that Christine Baranski will star in the new series. Its title wasn't announced.The drama will pick up one year after the events in the finale of "The Good Wife," which aired recently ...

Buble cancelling events due to vocal cord surgery

NEW YORK - Michael Buble is cancelling upcoming events due to pending vocal cord surgery.The singer said on his website Wednesday that after surgery, he'll be required to take time to rest and recover. He said there will be "no talking or singing" for some time, but that a full recovery is ...

Lots of comedies on tap on 2 nights for CBS this fall

NEW YORK - CBS is looking for more laughs, with the nation's most popular television network planning to double the amount of sitcoms it has on the air through new projects premiering this fall starring Kevin James, Matt LeBlanc and Joel McHale.Former "NCIS" actor Michael Weatherly is also ...

Woman sues Cosby, Hefner

LOS ANGELES - A former model who claims Bill Cosby sexually abused her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008 has filed a lawsuit against the comedian and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.The suit filed Monday in Los Angeles by Chloe Goins contends Hefner knew or should have known that Cosby had drugged and ...

ABC renews Kimmel show for 3 more years

LOS ANGELES - It's no prank: ABC says it has renewed late-night host Jimmy Kimmel's contract for three years.The deal will keep "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on the air through fall 2019, the network said Tuesday.Kimmel's show is now in its 14th season, which makes him the longest-running host among the ...

‘The Blacklist’ spin-off coming to NBC

LOS ANGELES - "The Blacklist" is branching out.NBC announced Saturday that it has ordered a spin-off of the popular drama series starring James Spader as criminal-turned-informant Raymond "Red" Reddington. "The Blacklist: Redemption" will feature "The Blacklist" co-star Ryan Eggold, as well as ...

Comic book artist Darwyn Cooke dies at 53

LOS ANGELES - Darwyn Cooke, the comic book artist best known for his vibrantly imaginative work on DC superheroes and noir crime stories, has died. He was 53.Cooke's wife, Marsha Cooke, said he died Saturday morning at his home in Florida following a battle with lung cancer.Cooke famously ...

Spielberg says ‘BFG’ is closest he’s come to ‘a love story’

CANNES, France - Steven Spielberg, a giant in the world of cinema, landed at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday with his gentle Roald Dahl adaptation "The BFG."The film, about a young orphan (Ruby Barnhill) taken away by a friendly, big-eared giant (recent Oscar winner Mark Rylance), marks a ...

Hudgens to pay $1000 for carving on rock wall

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Actress Vanessa Hudgens has paid $1,000 in restitution for carving a heart into a red rock wall during a trip to Sedona, Arizona.Hudgens posted a photo of the carving bearing the names "Vanessa" and "Austin" on her Instagram page around Valentine's Day, along with other ...

McAvoy, Duff announce divorce

LOS ANGELES - Actors James McAvoy and Anne-Marie Duff are ending their nearly 10-year marriage. The couple released a joint statement Friday announcing their divorce. McAvoy, 37, stars in "X-Men: Apocalypse," opening later this month. Duff, 45, is a regular on the Showtime show "Shameless." The ...

Ken Loach, back in Cannes, again plumbs pain of inequality

CANNES, France - Cannes, with yachts moored off the French coast and luxury boutiques lining its famous seafront, is an odd place for a proud socialist to call home.But Ken Loach, the 79-year-old British director, has had 12 films in competition at the Cannes Film Festival over the years, ...

Carlin’s personal effects to get new home

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. - Items belonging to late comedian George Carlin will have a new home in New York.The National Comedy Center currently being built in Jamestown has acquired Carlin's archives.His daughter, Kelly Carlin, says she's excited that her father's files, journals, awards, arrest records ...

ABC cancels country music drama ‘Nashville’

LOS ANGELES - ABC said it's canceling the country music drama series "Nashville" after four seasons.The network's decision Thursday drew an immediate lament from the city of Nashville's mayor, Megan Barry.In a statement, Barry called the news "incredibly disappointing." She said the state of ...