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Mom selling Kurt Cobain's childhood home in Wash.

09/25/2013 5:32am
This month marks the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's final studio album, and fans aren't just able to buy a new "super deluxe" box set to celebrate the occasion. They can also buy the childhood home of late frontman Kurt Cobain, complete with his mattress.

Spain selects movie to compete for Oscar

09/25/2013 6:25am
Spain has selected the movie "15 Anos y un día" (15 Years and a Day) directed by Gracia Querejeta as its entry for Best Foreign Language Film at next year's Oscars.

'Sesame Street' actor loses palimony case in NJ

09/25/2013 6:59am
For an actor on "Sesame Street," the letter P is for palimony.

Theater hunts for lost musicals and puts them on

09/25/2013 7:01am
Don't be fooled by how mild-mannered Ben West seems. He's the musical theater world's Sherlock Holmes and Victor Frankenstein rolled into one.

Lawmaker: Romania movie does not deserve Oscar

09/25/2013 7:10am
Romania may have nominated the acclaimed "Child's Pose" for best foreign language film at next year's Oscars, but not everyone in the country is rooting for it.

Octavia Spencer narrating audio for kids' book

09/25/2013 7:28am
Writing a children's book isn't enough for Oscar winner Octavia Spencer. She's also narrating the audio edition.

Guy Laroche creates intergalactic sports skirt

09/25/2013 7:32am
Futuristic looks played a major part in Guy Laroche's spring-summer show, which put a spin on designer Marcel Marongiu's signature male styles.

Designer Doma gets confident, breezy in Paris show

09/25/2013 7:49am
Croatian-born designer Damir Doma channeled a summer vibe Wednesday at Paris Fashion Week, producing an unusually delicate spring-summer 2014 collection.

Turning the South's sweet tea into a chicken brine

09/25/2013 7:59am
Cooking has never been more creative or more fun than it is today. When it comes to combinations of ingredients and flavors, there no longer are hard and fast rules. Often times a crazy idea turns into a favorite recipe. And that's how I came to love chicken brined in sweet tea.

'Doctor Sleep' was a challenge for Stephen King

09/25/2013 8:00am
Pop culture consumes authors, musicians and actors and quickly moves on. Only a few have staying power, and Stephen King is one of those rare figures.

Detroit's RoboCop statue to be unveiled next year

09/25/2013 8:04am
Creators of a Detroit statue of the fictional crime-fighting cyborg RoboCop say they plan to unveil it next summer.

A simple approach works for Elton John

09/25/2013 8:13am
A step back in time proved to be a forward-looking move for Elton John.

Romanian court: Stray dogs can be euthanized

09/25/2013 8:28am
A bill allowing stray dogs to be euthanized is legal, Romania's constitutional court ruled Wednesday, prompting hundreds of dog lovers to block a main road outside Parliament in protest.

Muppet magic probed in new biography of Jim Henson

09/25/2013 9:59am
"Jim Henson: The Biography" (Ballantine Books), by Brian Jay Jones.

Jay-Z teams up with Barneys for holiday gallery

09/25/2013 10:02am
Jay-Z's latest collaboration is with Barneys New York, whose flagship store is creating an "immersive gallery space" with him for the holidays.

Correction: People-Ellen Pompeo story

09/25/2013 10:12am
In a story Sept. 23 about Ellen Pompeo's disappointment with the Emmy Awards, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Pompeo said: "That dance number was embarrassing. Did you see one person of color in that dance number?" Her actual quote was: "I mean, TV's getting a little better, but I don't know if you saw the Emmys last night, but that dance number was embarrassing. Did you see one black girl in that dance number? I mean, no Asians, no Hispanics, nothing. It was just like - it was so embarrassing."

Berlusconi's 28-year-old girlfriend: I courted him

09/25/2013 10:23am
Here's one way to land a billionaire: Silvio Berlusconi's 28-year-old girlfriend says she courted the 76-year-old former premier relentlessly until he finally surrendered.

Anti-war drama troupe arrested for Belfast bullets

09/25/2013 10:49am
An anti-war theater troupe traveling from Northern Ireland to Bosnia says four of its members were arrested at a Belfast airport after security officials found bullets inside a costume.

Library of Congress evacuated for water alarm

09/25/2013 11:06am
The historic main building of the Library of Congress was evacuated after sprinklers went off in the building.

Children's garden in Dallas aims to teach science

09/25/2013 11:48am
From a shaded area where toddlers can climb on a wooden ant or partake in a plant petting zoo, to a place where older kids can shoot water pistols at turbines and watch the energy they created set off water fountains, a new children's garden in Dallas aims to teach kids about science while they have fun in the lush landscape.

Dries Van Noten mixes gold with contradictions

09/25/2013 12:07pm
Dries Van Noten's unchallenged mastery of contradictory styles was on full view in the Belgian fashion house's spring-summer 2014 collection in Paris.

Ghana mourns loss of poet killed in Kenya

09/25/2013 12:16pm
Mourners sang funeral dirges and traditional leaders poured libations Wednesday for beloved poet Kofi Awoonor as hundreds gathered at the airport where his body was brought home days after he was slain in the Kenya mall terror attack.

Lorne Michaels, Tina Fey reunite for 'SNL' opener

09/25/2013 12:40pm
When "Saturday Night Live" returns this weekend for its 39th year, executive producer Lorne Michaels won't be fretting.

Multitalented Gordon-Levitt kicks it up a notch

09/25/2013 12:50pm
When Joseph Gordon-Levitt was 12 years old and shooting "Angels in the Outfield," one of his co-stars, Tony Danza, asked him if he'd like to hang out during some down time.

Sarah Michelle Gellar relishes return to TV

09/25/2013 1:17pm
Although Sarah Michelle Gellar has been married to actor Freddie Prinze Jr. for 11 years, the premiere of her new series, "The Crazy Ones," has Gellar feeling like a bride-to-be.

Bryan Cranston to guest on 'How I Met Your Mother'

09/25/2013 1:30pm
CBS says "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston is coming back to "How I Met Your Mother."

Prison for man for burglary try at Kid Rock home

09/25/2013 1:30pm
A man accused of trying to break into musician Kid Rock's suburban Detroit home has been sentenced to at least 46 months in prison.

Paris fashion has lots of drama, energy

09/25/2013 2:45pm
Gold, space-age sheens, peasant garb, gravity-defying skirts and 1950s boudoir slippers all made for a dramatic _ if incongruous _ array for Paris' first full day of spring-summer 2014 fashion shows.

James Levine shines in return to Met opera

09/25/2013 3:16pm
It wasn't opening night, it wasn't a new production, it wasn't even a gala _ but it was nonetheless a momentous event in the history of the Metropolitan Opera: Conductor James Levine returned to the house he has called home for more than 40 years.

Paris fashion goes from peasants to space-age

09/25/2013 3:37pm
Gold, space-age sheens, peasant garb, gravity-defying skirts and 1950s boudoir slippers all made for a dramatic - if incongruous - array for Paris' first full day of spring-summer 2014 fashion shows.

Zoos make party animals out of goats and sheep

09/25/2013 3:49pm
Sheep and goats may not be known as party animals, but they're increasingly at the center of the celebration as petting zoos grow in popularity for birthdays, graduations and other bashes.

Actor Gary Sinise donates to Colo. firefighters

09/25/2013 3:58pm
Actor Gary Sinise (suh-NEES'), well-known for his role as Lieutenant Dan in the movie "Forrest Gump," has made a large donation to help first responders who rescued people and fought the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history.

De Niro takes over Gandolfini miniseries role

09/25/2013 5:14pm
HBO says Robert De Niro will step into a project that was thrown into question by the death of James Gandolfini.

ABC's 'Marvel's Agents' bows to strong ratings

09/25/2013 5:33pm
The action franchise "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is off to a fast start for ABC. "Lucky 7" is not so lucky.

Feds investigate Asiana response to SF plane crash

09/25/2013 6:02pm
Federal transportation officials are investigating whether Asiana Airlines failed to meet legal obligations to help the families of passengers whose flight crash landed at San Francisco International Airport.