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

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

David Petraeus' former mistress 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.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 8:00am

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.

Emerson, Lake and Palmer founder Greg Lake dies at 69

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:41am

Musician Greg Lake, a prog-rock pioneer who co-founded King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer, has died. He was 69.

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.

Chailly avenges Puccini with original Butterfly

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:21pm

Principal conductor Riccardo Chailly has avenged Giacomo Puccini's memory with a successful staging of the composer's original version of "Madama Butterfly" for La Scala's gala season-opener Wednesday, 112 year after its hotly contested world premiere on the same stage.

With acclaim raining down, Casey Affleck tries to enjoy it

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:00pm

After spending the night shooting the most devastating scene in "Manchester by the Sea" — a scene in which, Casey Affleck's character, clutching a bag of groceries, stands before a tragedy that haunts him throughout the film — Affleck tripped and felt a shooting pain run up his back.

Megyn Kelly, Tina Fey talk empowerment in the time of Trump

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 2:01pm

"What an amazing year it's been for women," Tina Fey shouted out Wednesday morning before she buckled over with a sustained and slightly maniacal laugh. Speaking to a room of celebrities, Hollywood execs and reporters in Los Angeles at The Hollywood Reporter's annual Women in Entertainment event, Fey, accepting the Sherry Lansing Award for Leadership with her usual wit and humor, also said she wondered "how we can proceed in dignity in this increasingly ugly, misogynistic time?"

Russell Crowe won't be charged over Azealia Banks scuffle

Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 1:22pm

Los Angeles prosecutors say they will not charge Russell Crowe with battery over a scuffle with rapper Azealia Banks in a Beverly Hills hotel room earlier this year.

A show, a trial and now the rerun in 'Cops' murder-for-hire

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 12:31pm

Dalia Dippolito either wanted a hit man to kill her newlywed husband, or she's the victim of police trying to become famous on the "Cops" television show.

Judge refuses Brad Pitt's request to seal custody filings

Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 12:20pm

A judge on Wednesday rejected Brad Pitt's request to seal details about custody arrangements in his divorce from Angelina Jolie Pitt.

US recovers marble statue, returns it to Italian government

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 12:04pm

The United States has returned to the Italian government a recovered marble statue that was stolen more than three decades ago.

Auction of Shirley Temple items includes childhood tap shoes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:51am

Two pairs of tap shoes belonging to the child movie star Shirley Temple have sold at auction for $20,000.

Dogs and babies among Helen Mirren's acting inspirations

Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:44am

Helen Mirren's acting inspirations involve fur and diapers.