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Beyonce releases new song day before Super Bowl appearance

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 4:10pm

A day before her performance at Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show, Beyonce has dropped a new song.

Mardi Gras season rolls into last big weekend in New Orleans

Bill Fuller, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 3:31pm

The Mardi Gras season entered its last big weekend of parades and galas in New Orleans before its end at midnight Fat Tuesday, when Ash Wednesday ushers in the period of Lent leading to Easter.

2 puppeteers held in Spain for allegedly praising terrorism

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 12:11pm

A Spanish court has ordered the detention of two puppeteers for allegedly praising terrorism during a performance in Madrid.

Miami-Dade County attempts to block Duran Duran concert

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 11:11am

The band Duran Duran is facing opposition in its bid to play in Key Biscayne from the government of Miami-Dade County.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Emma Watson named Oxford fellows

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 10:50am

Benedict Cumberbatch and Emma Watson have got new roles: Visiting fellows at Oxford University.

Directors Guild Awards offer a peek behind the camera

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 10:00am

While the annual Directors Guild of America Awards can herald the eventual Oscar winners in the best director and picture categories, Saturday's ceremony also offers a telling look at who's working behind the camera in Hollywood amid the industry's ongoing discussion about diversity.

300 rare and famous guitars coming to NYC auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 9:00am

About 300 guitars, including instruments associated with Eric Clapton, Elvis Presley and Eddie Van Halen, are heading to a New York City auction.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 5:40am

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Angelina Jolie's film 'Unbroken' finally opens in Japan

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 3:41am

Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken" opened Saturday more than a year after the rest of the world in Japan, where the main character endures as a prisoner of war and where some have called for a boycott of the movie.

Michael B. Jordan wins big at NAACP Image Awards

Derrik J. Lang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 2:00am

It was a total knockout for Michael B. Jordan at the NAACP Image Awards in a ceremony that took several jabs at Hollywood for the lack of racial diversity.

Man who gave name to "Peanuts'" Linus dies at age 90

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:40pm

Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend and colleague Charles M. Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's blanket-wielding best friend Linus in his "Peanuts" comic strip and cartoons, has died at age 90.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt gets some roast with his Hasty Pudding

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:11pm

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has gotten a little roast along with his pudding.

Woody Harrelson applies for Hawaii marijuana dispensary

Marina Riker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 8:22pm

Actor and marijuana advocate Woody Harrelson was one of nearly 60 applicants to apply to open one of Hawaii's first medical marijuana dispensaries.

Meek Mill gets 3 months house arrest for parole violation

Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 3:41pm

A Philadelphia judge is giving Robert Williams at least three months to earn back his status as rapper Meek Mill.

Soul diva Rihanna to perform at Grammy Awards

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 2:52pm

Rihanna is joining the list of performers at the Grammy Awards later this month.

Puddle of Mudd singer pleads not guilty in vandalism case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 2:21pm

Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin has pleaded not guilty to a felony vandalism charge filed after his arrest at a home he recently lost in foreclosure.

The Latest: FBI agent says cell data in 'Serial' case solid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 2:11pm

The Latest on a hearing for a convicted murderer seeking a new trial in a case that was examined in the podcast "Serial." (all times local):

Italian investigators unraveling mystery of strangled actor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 12:40pm

Italian authorities are trying to unravel the mystery of an actor who was strangled on a theater stage in Pisa during a hanging scene.

Victoria Justice talks 'Rocky Horror' at Super Bowl

John Carucci, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 11:00am

"Dammit, Janet," there's another musical coming to television, and Victoria Justice could not be happier to hear those words.

Hope College inaugurating concert hall amid arts expansion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:31am

Hope College's new $35 million Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts includes an 800-seat concert hall, a recital hall with seating for up to 125, rehearsal rooms and a dedicated organ studio.