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Figures in OJ Simpson saga have moved on

06/12/2014 1:10am
As if trying to escape a recurring nightmare, most of the survivors of O.J. Simpson's "Trial of the Century" refuse to talk about it on the 20th anniversary of the tragedy. And that includes Simpson who sent word from prison that he has nothing to say. Two members of the famous defense "dream team" are dead and only one, F. Lee Bailey, continues a campaign to prove to the public that the acquitted defendant truly was not guilty of the murders of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ronald Goldman.

Washington, Blanchett accept Women in Film awards

06/12/2014 2:20am
Kerry Washington stepped back into the spotlight for the first time since becoming a mom last month to accept an award from Women in Film.

CNN looks for a substitute when news can't deliver

06/12/2014 6:21am
When CNN first signed on, it was greeted by a chorus of skeptics.

Jake Bugg looking for new fans at Bonnaroo

06/12/2014 7:41am
Jake Bugg is taking the next step in his personal British Invasion plan this week, flying in to play at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.

Bonnaroo features mini-British Invasion in 2014

06/12/2014 7:51am
Jake Bugg isn't the only British star headed for the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival this week. There's a mini-British Invasion of sorts going on Thursday through Sunday in Manchester, Tennessee — and we're not just talking about Elton John's headlining performance.

Crafting a hit: How many songwriters does it take?

06/12/2014 9:10am
How many people does it take to write a hit song? If you're Pharrell, one. If you're Pitbull or Jason Derulo, probably eight — or more.

Pitt joins Jolie at summit against sexual violence

06/12/2014 9:30am
Brad Pitt joined Angelina Jolie at a London summit on sexual violence Thursday, lending the couple's star power to the campaign to end rape in war zones.

Grammys to allow samples in songwriting categories

06/12/2014 9:50am
The Recording Academy has made a number of changes to its rules, most notably allowing samples to be used on songs nominated in all songwriting categories, including the all-genre song of the year.

Wife says Rik Mayall suffered 'cardiac event'

06/12/2014 10:01am
The wife of Rik Mayall says the comedian suffered an "acute cardiac event," though a coroner's office says a post-mortem on the late entertainer was inconclusive.

Grammys to allow samples in songwriting categories

06/12/2014 10:01am
The Recording Academy has made a number of changes to its rules, most notably allowing samples to be used on songs nominated in all songwriting categories, including the all-genre song of the year.

Daughter: Actress Ruby Dee dead at 91

06/12/2014 12:23pm
Ruby Dee, an acclaimed actress and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91, according to her daughter.

Big Picasso to move to NY museum, ending dispute

06/12/2014 12:51pm
A stage curtain believed to be the biggest Pablo Picasso painting in the United States is moving to a museum after a dispute over whether it could stay in its longtime spot in the storied Four Seasons restaurant, the painting's owner announced Thursday.

Jake Gyllenhaal on Broadway in 'Constellations'

06/12/2014 1:31pm
Jake Gyllenhaal will make his Broadway debut later this year with a work by a playwright he's come to admire.

Chu confirmed to head National Endowment for Arts

06/12/2014 1:41pm
The U.S. Senate has voted to confirm Missouri arts leader Jane Chu as the next chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Harrison Ford injures ankle on set of 'Star Wars'

06/12/2014 2:13pm
Harrison Ford was hospitalized after being injured on the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII."

DA: No felony case in Bieber cellphone incident

06/12/2014 2:21pm
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office has declined to file a felony charge against pop star Justin Bieber in an alleged tussle with a woman over a cellphone at a family entertainment center.

Quotes on the passing of Ruby Dee

06/12/2014 3:02pm
The Rev. Al Sharpton.

New James Frey book includes $500,000 prize

06/12/2014 3:21pm
As book gimmicks go, this one has a heart of gold.

Sound designers sound off on Tony Awards snub

06/12/2014 4:31pm
Sound designers are sounding off on getting snubbed by the Tony Awards.

Neil Patrick Harris leaving 'Hedwig' on Broadway

06/12/2014 4:31pm
Neil Patrick Harris will leave hit Broadway show "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and Andrew Rannells will slip into his old wigs.

Eric Hill, creator of Spot the Dog, dies at 86

06/12/2014 7:11pm
Eric Hill, whose effort to entertain his young son with a simple drawing of a mischievous dog named Spot blossomed into a popular series of children's books that have sold more than 60 million copies, has died at his home in central California. He was 86.

Ruby Dee's legacy of activism, acting mourned

06/12/2014 9:21pm
For Ruby Dee, acting and activism weren't contradictory things. They were inseparable, and they were intertwined.

Katy Perry to support education during US tour

06/12/2014 9:31pm
As Katy Perry returns stateside to kick off the North American leg of her Prismatic World Tour, she's reflecting on the hard work that got her here and preparing to pay it forward.