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ACMs play to a loyal country audience to shore up ratings

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:45am

As the television industry deals with overall declines in total viewership, organizers behind the Academy of Country Music Awards are focused on keeping the core country music audience coming back each year to watch the genre's biggest stars party in Las Vegas.

Human rights activist Nadia Murad writing memoir

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:35am

Nadia Murad, the human rights activist who survived the murderous reign of ISIS, is working on a book.

Fonda and Tomlin savor senioritis as 'Grace and Frankie'

Frazier Moore, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:47am

The message of "Grace and Frankie" is: There's life after 70.

'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' cast reunites for 20th birthday

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:26am

Buffy Summers and her old pals from Sunnydale High are reuniting to celebrate the 20th birthday of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."

Dylan to meet Nobel academy to receive literature diploma

Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 6:07am

Nobel literature prize laureate Bob Dylan will meet with members of the Swedish Academy during a weekend visit to Stockholm and they will hand over his Nobel diploma and medal, the academy said Wednesday

Poet Jenny Xie has won the Walt Whitman Award for best debut

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 6:07am

Poet Jenny Xie (SHUH) has won the Walt Whitman Award for an outstanding debut collection.

Snoop Dogg to induct Tupac into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:20am

Snoop Dogg will induct the late rapper Tupac Shakur into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, while Pharrell Williams will induct Nile Rodgers during the ceremony in Brooklyn next month.

The Swedish Academy says Nobel literature winner Bob Dylan will receive his diploma and medal in Stockholm this weekend

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:13am

The Swedish Academy says Nobel literature winner Bob Dylan will receive his diploma and medal in Stockholm this weekend.

Johnson says 'Baywatch' is summer's 'sexiest, funniest' pic

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 3:22am

CinemaCon just got a little less dressed.

First reactions to 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' at CinemaCon

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 3:12am

The Walt Disney Studios unveiled the fifth installment in their "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise "Dead Men Tell No Tales" Tuesday night at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.

N.W.A., Vin Scully to be preserved by Library of Congress

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:54am

First it became the basis for an Oscar-nominated movie. Now, "Straight Outta Compton" — the groundbreaking album from rap group N.W.A. and a one-time flashpoint in the nation's culture wars — has been selected for the prestigious National Recording Registry.

2017 Jazz Fest to include Stevie Wonder, Nas, Maroon 5

Chevel Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:42pm

It's 30 days and counting until nearly 600 performers converge on the New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course for the annual celebration of music known as Jazz Fest.

Cosby lawyers ask to exclude testimony on other women, pills

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:43pm

Bill Cosby's lawyers filed a motion Tuesday to prevent jurors at his upcoming sex-assault trial from hearing the actor admit giving women quaaludes, money or educational funds, saying the testimony would unfairly prejudice them.

Trump's lawyers: 'Apprentice' contestant can't sue president

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:12pm

Republican President Donald Trump's lawyers say he's immune while president from defamation claims brought by a former contestant on his reality TV show "The Apprentice" who accused him of unwanted sexual contact.

Sean Spicer tells reporter to 'stop shaking your head'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:33pm

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told a reporter to "stop shaking your head" during an exchange at his daily press briefing Tuesday.

'60 Minutes' tops ratings for first time since 2008

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:53pm

CBS' "60 Minutes" returned this week to a familiar place it hadn't been accustomed to visiting that much lately: first place in the prime-time television rankings.

O'Reilly apologizes for jest about Maxine Waters' hair

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:05pm

Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly apologized Tuesday for saying he had a hard time concentrating on California Rep. Maxine Waters during a speech because he was distracted by her "James Brown wig."

Millennials, hoping to find real connections, ban the booze

Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 11:46am

It's not really about the meal at the monthly Conscious Family Dinner, although there is plenty of vegan Indian food. You can spend time in a cuddling sanctuary, sit down with a tarot reader, chat career goals with a life coach or sit in on an acro-yoga sex psychotherapy presentation. And there's almost always some form of dancing.

Family files lawsuit in Canadian filmmaker's Keys dive death

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 11:23am

The family of a Canadian filmmaker and conservationist who died during a shark filming excursion off the Florida Keys filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday.

Darlene Cates, the mother in 'Gilbert Grape,' dies at 69

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 11:00am

  Darlene Cates, who played the housebound mother in the 1993 film "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," has died.