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Misty Copeland's next leap: Giving us all better bodies

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:58am

If you've ever binged on a box of doughnuts — yep, the whole blessed thing — ballerina Misty Copeland can relate. She's done it too, lots.

John Mayer's new single is ode to ex-girlfriend Katy Perry

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:58am

John Mayer's new single, "Still Feel Like Your Man," is about ex-girlfriend Katy Perry.

Barry Manilow joins concert to help human rights groups

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:30am

Barry Manilow is adding his legendary voice to a concert series in New York City that raises money for human rights organizations.

Even if 'Snooki' bill approved, university to pay speaker

Josh Cornfield, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 9:56am

Even if New Jersey's governor approves a measure inspired by former "Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi to cap what state public universities can pay speakers, Rutgers University is still offering $35,000 for this year's commencement speaker.

Katy Perry, Maroon 5 to perform at Wango Tango radio concert

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:48am

Katy Perry, Maroon 5 and One Direction's Niall Horan are set to perform at the annual Wango Tango concert near Los Angeles in May.

Coming for you: Who is Kendrick talking about in new song?

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:36am

Kendrick Lamar called out rappers by name in his infamous "Control" verse released in 2013, but the internet is playing the guessing game about his target in a new song.

9-inch marble statue could sell for $3 million at auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 6:41am

She's small but mighty — and she could be worth more than $3 million.

Amy Schumer drops out as Barbie in film based on doll

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 6:12am

Amy Schumer won't be playing Barbie after all.

Netflix/Marvel's 'Iron Fist' epic fail, say viewers, critics

Frazier Moore, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:45pm

If your web connection seems sluggish while you're watching "Iron Fist," don't blame your internet provider. The problem is the listless pace of this new Netflix series.

Iraqi-American composer musically translates wartime letters

Jeff Karoub, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 6:41pm

Rahim AlHaj cried every time he read the letters of eight Iraqis sharing personal, harrowing tales of love, loss and hope in wartime since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. Rather than retreat, the Iraqi-American composer and musician immersed himself in the stories and emerged with a collection of songs to illustrate them.

White artist's Emmett Till painting under fire at NY museum

Alina Heineke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:08pm

An abstract painting of lynching victim Emmett Till on display at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York was the subject of a weeklong protest by a black artist who decried the canvas as "an injustice to the black community" because it was painted by a white woman.

Bill inspired by Snooki caps public university speaker fees

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:10pm

A bill inspired by former "Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi to cap what state public universities can pay to speakers was approved by lawmakers Thursday and now heads to the governor's desk.

Poland's WWII museum opens amid an uncertain future

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:41pm

A major World War II museum opened in northern Poland on Thursday amid plans by the conservative government to change its content to fit the government's nationalist views.

Dylan gives rare interview, talks Sinatra, Elvis

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:12pm

Bob Dylan opened up about his music and songwriting and discussed his relationships with Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and others in a rare and lengthy interview posted exclusively to his website Wednesday.

Memphis officials to help save Aretha Franklin's birthplace

Adrian Sainz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:04pm

The Memphis mayor's office is pitching in to help figure out the future of the dilapidated house where soul singer Aretha Franklin was born, a lawyer said Thursday.

Former Boston drummer Sib Hashian dies at age 67 on cruise

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:00pm

John "Sib" Hashian, former drummer for the arena rock band Boston, died on board a cruise ship Wednesday. He was 67.

James Corden felt a 'long way from home' amid London attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:47am

James Corden has taken a moment to pay respects to his native London following a deadly attack there.

Another baby expected as Sweden royal family expands

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:10am

Sweden's Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia are expecting their second child.

British actress Emma Thompson turns down Trump offer

Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:00am

British actress Emma Thompson says she once turned down an offer by Donald Trump to stay at the Trump Towers, years before he became the U.S. president.

CBS renewing 18 series for fall, including 5 freshman shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:50am

     CBS says it's bringing back 18 of its current series for the 2017-2018 season.