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Subject of film 'Bernie' appeals lengthy sentence for murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:29pm

A former Texas mortician whose legal issues were the subject of the 2011 film "Bernie" is appealing his sentence of 99 years to life in prison in the killing of a wealthy widow.

Funeral held for pugnacious NY journalist Jimmy Breslin

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:18pm

Generations of New York journalists and political leaders joined Jimmy Breslin's family Wednesday in celebrating the life of the pugnacious Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist who championed the downtrodden and battled corrupt public officials for more than five decades.

CBS and 'Young and Restless' lead with Daytime Emmy nods

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 2:19pm

CBS led with 70 nominations overall while its daytime drama "The Young and the Restless" led with 25 nods when nominations were announced Wednesday for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy awards.

'No Scrubs' writers get added to Sheeran hit 'Shape of You'

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 2:06pm

The songwriters behind TLC's 1999 megahit "No Scrubs" are now listed as co-writers of Ed Sheeran's No. 1 hit "Shape of You."

The film is 'CHIPS' and 'CHiPs TV fans are poised to hate it

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 11:10am

Hardcore "CHiPs" fans hate it and the real California Highway Patrol seems not quite sure what to make of it.

Ukraine bans Russia's entry to Eurovision song contest

Jim Heintz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:43am

The Eurovision song contest, nominally an apolitical festival of pop music confections and cheerfully tacky costumes, erupted into a political dispute Wednesday after Ukraine banned Russia's contestant from entering the country.

ABC's Diane Sawyer to interview Caitlyn Jenner again

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:19am

ABC News' Diane Sawyer is reprising her interview with Caitlyn Jenner, with the former Olympic gold medalist slated to talk about her first couple of years of life as a woman.

Chance the Rapper to play Lollapalooza in Chicago hometown

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 7:50am

Grammy-winning artist Chance the Rapper is planning a return to his hometown of Chicago this summer to headline the Lollapalooza music festival.

Liverpool plans extravaganza for 50 years of 'Sgt. Pepper'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 7:24am

It was 50 years ago today — almost — that Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play.

Missed, not missing: Simmons' withdrawal sparks fascination

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 5:49am

Officially, Richard Simmons is not missing.

Chuck Berry's final studio album to be released in June

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:24am

Chuck Berry's final studio album will be released on June 16.

'Gong Show' creator Chuck Barris dies at 87

Joscelyn Paine, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:15am

Chuck Barris, whose game show empire included "The Dating Game," ''The Newlywed Game" and that infamous factory of cheese, "The Gong Show," has died. He was 87.

For juveniles sentenced to Shakespeare, the world's a stage

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 12:02am

For some juvenile offenders, their choice is straight out of Hamlet: to act or not to act.

Wyclef Jean says he was mistaken for robbery suspect

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 4:28pm

Grammy-winning musician Wyclef Jean said he was handcuffed and "treated like a criminal" when Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies mistook him for a violent armed robber early Tuesday.

The Blaze's Tomi Lahren off-air after backing abortion right

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 4:20pm

Conservative commentator Tomi Lahren was absent from the air of Glenn Beck's The Blaze days after declaring her support for abortion rights.

Comic Joe Piscopo considers run for governor as independent

Michael Catalini, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 3:58pm

Joe Piscopo won't run as a Republican in New Jersey's upcoming governor's race, but the comedian best known for his Frank Sinatra impression on "Saturday Night Live" says he is "more serious" than ever about joining the field as an independent.

2 plead not guilty in deaths tied to 'Real Housewives' guest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 3:48pm

Two men pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder charges stemming from a double homicide involving a burning car owned by a woman who often appears on "Real Housewives of New Jersey."

The Latest: Los Angeles sheriff apologizes to Wyclef Jean

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 2:24pm

The Latest on musician Wyclef Jean being detained by authorities in Los Angeles County after being mistaken for a robbery suspect (all times local):

The Latest: Not-guilty pleas in deaths tied to TV performer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 2:15pm

The Latest on two men charged in a double homicide involving a burning car tied to a woman who often appears on "Real Housewives of New Jersey" (all times local):

Ryan Gosling on Malick, directing again and that Oscar flub

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 1:56pm

Even amid the chaotic melee on the Dolby Theatre stage during the infamous best-picture Oscar flub, Ryan Gosling was typically unflappable. While most reacted with shock and confusion, there was the "La La Land" star — cool and bemused — chuckling on the side of the stage.