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Matt Czuchry: The 'Gilmore Girls' ending seems perfect to me

Alicia Rancilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:11am

"Gilmore Girls" fans finally got what they've been waiting for when four new episodes of the series were released on Netflix two weeks ago.

Katie Holmes probes mom-daughter bond in directorial debut

Ryan Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:10am

Katie Holmes is a single mom raising a daughter and that's the subject of her feature film directorial debut, "All We Had."

Candace Cameron Bure exiting TV's 'The View'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:03am

There's another departure on television's "The View," with Candace Cameron Bure saying she can no longer handle the bicoastal life made necessary by her acting career.

Mandolin whiz Thile brings younger crowd to 'Prairie Home'

Jeff Baenen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:01am

Halfway through his first season hosting "A Prairie Home Companion," mandolin maestro Chris Thile still feels "like a kid in a candy store" taking over the long-running popular public radio show created by Garrison Keillor — but knows he has to do one big thing.

'Jeopardy!' contestant dies of cancer before show airs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:51am

A woman who competed on "Jeopardy!" while battling terminal colon cancer has died the week before her episode was set to air but prize money has gone to cancer research as she wished.

Paula Broadwell: Petraeus cabinet talk 'a bit of a shocker'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:41am

David Petraeus' former paramour says "it was a bit of a shocker" to learn the retired four-star general was being considered by President-elect Donald Trump for a cabinet position.

Ali Center theft suspect arrested; Ali artwork still missing

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:33am

A man accused of brazenly stealing a work of art from the Muhammad Ali Center in Kentucky has been arrested in Pennsylvania, but the artwork — a print of a LeRoy Neiman painting showing Ali in a classic boxing pose — has not been recovered, authorities said Thursday.

Hvorostovsky withdraws from staged opera because of tumor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:52am

Dmitri Hvorostovsky has withdrawn from a staged opera performance because of treatment for a brain tumor.

France allows Holocaust museums to digitize WWII archives

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:42am

France has signed an accord to allow the Holocaust museums in Paris and Washington to digitize the vast French World War II archives so the museums can more easily display information on the collaborationist Vichy regime to the public.

Rolling Stone's Mick Jagger celebrates birth of 8th child

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:40am

Mick Jagger's representatives say the rock legend has welcomed the birth of his eighth child.

Adolf Burger, inmate forced by Nazis to forge money, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:10am

Adolf Burger, a Jewish typographer who was forced by the Nazis to make fake British pounds in a major counterfeit operation during World War II, has died. He was 99.

Guitarist/singer Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake and Palmer dies

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:01am

Musician Greg Lake co-founded both King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer — bands that helped define the sprawling, influential but often-maligned genre known as progressive rock.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra strike ends with $700K donated

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:30am

Musicians with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra have ended their three-month strike by approving a new contract bolstered by a $700,000 donation.

How Gael Garcia Bernal conducts himself as 'Mozart' maestro

Frazier Moore, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 6:10am

With its premiere in 2014, "Mozart in the Jungle" found a brash, charismatic young conductor taking over the New York Symphony Orchestra. Art, ego and hanky-panky followed, both in and out of the orchestra pit.

All you need: A chat with Beatles expert Mark Lewisohn

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 6:00am

No matter how much you think you know about the Beatles, Mark Lewisohn probably knows more.

Review: 'Hairspray Live!' pushes the boundaries and wins big

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:10pm

There may have been enough aerosol spray to burn off the rest of our ozone layer, but Wednesday's ambitious live version of the musical "Hairspray" on NBC was worth the environmental damage. It was light and fun and soon had you stuck.

Dolly Parton organizing telethon for Tenn. wildfire victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 5:51pm

Country icon Dolly Parton has organized a musical telethon to raise money for victims of the Tennessee wildfires that destroyed more than 1,700 homes in the resort town of Gatlinburg.

AP Source: Grammy country committee rejects Beyonce song

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 5:00pm

Beyonce earned a whopping nine Grammy nominations Tuesday, including best rock performance, but the singer's twangy song "Daddy Lessons" was rejected by the Recording Academy's country music committee.

Singer Sia and filmmaker-husband Erik Anders Lang separate

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:51pm

Grammy-nominated singer Sia and her filmmaker-husband, Erik Anders Lang, are separating.

Trump on the attack against 'SNL' again

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:21pm

The chief critic-elect of "Saturday Night Live," Donald Trump, is bashing the show and impersonator Alec Baldwin again — this time prodded into action Wednesday by NBC's own Matt Lauer.