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Police sniper shoots man who says he has bomb at TV station

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:32pm

Baltimore police say a department sniper shot a man who walked into a TV station lobby wearing a full animal costume and surgical mask and displaying what appeared to be an explosive device on his chest.

Official Whitney Houston doc in the works from Oscar-winner

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 12:21pm

An official Whitney Houston documentary is in the works from Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald. It will be the first to be authorized by the late pop superstar's estate since her death in 2012 at age 48. Altitude Film Entertainment announced the project on Thursday.

Alec Baldwin to host revived 'Match Game' on ABC this summer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 11:30am

It's going to be fun and games for Alec Baldwin as he joins Steve Harvey and Michael Strahan for ABC's summer prime-time game-show block.

Les Waas, creator of the Mister Softee jingle, dies at 94

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 11:21am

Les Waas, the advertising legend behind the Mister Softee jingle heard in hundreds of ice cream trucks for more than half a century, has died. He was 94.

The Latest: Judge seals search warrant in Prince case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 11:21am

The Latest on the investigation into the death of music superstar Prince (all times local):

Police: Katt Williams charged with battery in Georgia

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 11:00am

Comedian and actor Katt Williams was arrested after he threw a salt shaker at a restaurant manager, police in an Atlanta suburb said Thursday.

Reports: Prescription drugs found with Prince at death scene

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 10:02am

Prescription drugs were discovered with Prince when he was found dead in his Paisley Park home in suburban Minneapolis, several news organizations reported.

Duke Ellington personal items heading to NYC auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 9:31am

More than 250 items belonging to pianist, songwriter and bandleader Duke Ellington are headed for auction.

Caitlyn Jenner uses women's room at Trump hotel, posts video

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 9:21am

Caitlyn Jenner has taken up Donald Trump's offer and used the women's restroom at one of his luxury buildings.

Holocaust Remembrance Day to connect 9 states with plays

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 8:21am

Events in nine states will honor Holocaust Remembrance Day with readings of plays that deal with that darkest time in world history.

Essence Festival Durban to be held in November

Chevel Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 8:20am

The inaugural Essence Festival in Durban, South Africa, will be held during that country's summer season in November.

Waltz with Leo, Brad or Beyonce _ or their holograms anyway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 8:10am

You can waltz with Leo, pirouette to "Swan Lake" or join Beyonce on the disco floor. Well, your holograms can, at Tokyo's Madame Tussauds wax museum.

Beach Boys to headline Memorial Day concert in DC

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 6:30am

The Beach Boys will be the headliners for this year's Memorial Day concert on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

Andrea Barrett wins $30,000 short story prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 6:10am

Andrea Barrett, an acclaimed fiction writer best known for the story collection "Ship Fever," has won a $30,000 honor for making a "significant contribution" to the art of short fiction.

Movie 'Doctor Strange' turns Tibetan man into European woman

Louise Watt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 8:20pm

A Tibetan male character from the "Doctor Strange" comic books presented such a potential political minefield to Marvel that in the film version they cast a Caucasian woman in the role, reflecting the pressures Hollywood movie makers perceive when trying to appeal to the Chinese market.

Manager says Chyna's death may be accidental overdose

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 6:40pm

Former wrestling star Chyna died of an accidental overdose of a prescription sleeping pill and a tranquilizer, her manager said Wednesday.

Michael Douglas set for Megyn Kelly's Fox TV special

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 5:50pm

Michael Douglas will be among Megyn Kelly's guests on a prime-time Fox TV special.

Correction: LGBT Rights-Cancellations story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 3:40pm

In a story April 25 about Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato canceling their shows in North Carolina in protest of the state's new law addressing LGBT rights, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Mumford and Sons had also canceled their performance. The band performed in Charlotte and donated a portion of the proceeds from the show to a local LGBT organization.

Actor Columbus Short fails drug test while on probation

Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 12:20pm

Former "Scandal" actor Columbus Short has tested positive for cocaine and marijuana use and is facing a probation violation in a felony assault case, court records show.

Art Project: Pigeon flock to illuminate NYC skyline

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 10:51am

An acrobatic display by a flock of homing pigeons could give a whole new meaning to the words "performance art."