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Kanye West unveils "Famous" video of him, celebrities

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 11:50pm

Kanye West has unveiled a video on a subject he knows something about: fame.

Michael Herr, author of the Vietnam-era 'Dispatches,' dies

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 11:31pm

Michael Herr, the author and Oscar-nominated screenplay writer who viscerally documented the ravages of the Vietnam War through his classic nonfiction novel "Dispatches" and through such films as "Apocalypse Now" and "Full Metal Jacket," died after a long illness. He was 76.

Michael Herr, author of the Vietnam-era 'Dispatches,' dies

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 6:50pm

Michael Herr, the author and Oscar-nominated screenplay writer who viscerally documented the ravages of the Vietnam War through his classic nonfiction novel "Dispatches" and through such films as "Apocalypse Now" and "Full Metal Jacket," died Thursday after a long illness. He was 76.

Judge blocks planned sale of Whitney Houston's Emmy Award

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 5:51pm

A federal judge blocked the sale of an Emmy Award that Whitney Houston won 30 years ago after it was put on the auction block by the late singer's family.

Auction of Whitney Houston memorabilia earns $500,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 5:40pm

An auction of Whitney Houston's memorabilia has earned more than $500,000 despite a judge blocking the sale of an Emmy Award won by the late singer.

Bernie Worrell, masterful P-Funk keyboardist, dead at 72

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 3:30pm

Bernie Worrell, the ingenious "Wizard of Woo" whose amazing array of keyboard sounds and textures helped define the Parliament-Funkadelic musical empire and influenced performers of funk, rock, hip-hop and other genres, has died.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 3:11pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Motivational speaker Robbins' coal walk burns more than 30

Erica Hunzinger and David Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 2:40pm

More than 30 people who attended an event with motivational speaker Tony Robbins have been treated for burns after Robbins encouraged them to walk on hot coals as a way of conquering their fears, Dallas fire officials said.

Lucas abandons plan to build museum in Chicago after lawsuit

Jason Keyser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 2:40pm

"Star Wars" creator George Lucas announced Friday that he has abandoned plans to build his art museum in Chicago, blaming delays over a lawsuit from a parks group opposed to development along the city's prized lakefront.

Actress Kelly McGillis attacked at North Carolina home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 2:00pm

An apparently shaken and frantic Kelly McGillis could be heard on a recorded 911 call screaming about a woman who broke into her North Carolina home, saying the woman attacked her and claimed to know her.

The Latest: Parks group says Lucas decision 'unfortunate'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 1:21pm

The Latest on filmmaker George Lucas withdrawing his plans to build an art museum in Chicago (all times local):

New Hampshire woman drops defamation suit against Bill Cosby

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 1:10pm

A 72-year-old New Hampshire woman who says Bill Cosby raped her in 1965 withdrew her civil defamation lawsuit against the comedian on Friday, a day after a federal judge had allowed the case to move forward.

Oscar-nominated documentarian Liz Garbus makes a music video

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 12:10pm

What does it take to get an Oscar-nominated documentarian to direct a music video?

Chicago mayor says George Lucas museum will go to another city following legal challenge by parks group

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 11:11am

Chicago mayor says George Lucas museum will go to another city following legal challenge by parks group.

New York City, Havana create arts and cultural exchange

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 10:30am

New York City and Cuba's capital city are embarking on a cultural exchange of music and visual and performing arts.

Amanda Knox's lawyer testifies against pickpocket suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 8:50am

A Pennsylvania attorney who's defended high-profile clients including Amanda Knox and Robert Durst found himself on the other side of the courtroom, testifying against a man charged with picking a wad of cash from his pocket.

'Independence Day' co-stars Goldblum, Hemsworth are BFFs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 5:10am

Liam Hemsworth and Jeff Goldblum apparently developed a bromance while making their new movie, "Independence Day: Resurgence."

Phoenix building featured in 'Psycho' sold to developer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 1:10am

A historic downtown Phoenix building known for appearing in the movie "Psycho" will become a cluster of condos.

Gay Cuban choir Mano a Mano embarks on first US tour

Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 1:00am

Gathered around a keyboard in Los Angeles, conductor Ernesto Lima Parets stopped his singers and told them to try again.

Bluegrass music patriarch Ralph Stanley dies at 89

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 8:00pm

Ralph Stanley, a patriarch of Appalachian music who with his brother Carter helped expand and popularize the genre that became known as bluegrass, died Thursday. He was 89.