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Kanye West pleads no contest in battery case

03/18/2014 2:10am
Kanye West pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery against a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport in a special plea in which he maintains his innocence.

Review: 'Blood Ties' long and anemic

03/18/2014 7:30am
Guillaume Canet's attempt to do a Sidney Lumet flatlines in "Blood Ties", an anemic drama about a family split, defined by one brother being a cop, the other a criminal. A remake of the 2008 French release "Les Liens du Sang" ("Rivals"), which co-starred Canet as the policeman, this version's bloat only spotlights the more crucial problem of a lack of energy and internal turmoil in the main characters. The impressive cast makes this French-financed New York 1974-set production watchable but it's too inert to catch on commercially.

Veronica Roth: A YA novelist actually under 30

03/18/2014 10:20am
"Divergent," the latest young adult novel poised to become a blockbuster movie, meets all the criteria for the YA genre: It's adapted from a best-seller; the story is rooted in sci-fi; and the cast consists of hot, young stars-to-be. But unlike the "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games" series, this one was actually written by someone under 30.

Gettysburg book wins $50,000 history prize

03/18/2014 10:50am
A book about the Civil War conflict in Gettysburg has won a $50,000 prize.

Elizabeth Warren pens book about life, Senate work

03/18/2014 11:40am
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has written a book chronicling her life story, from her working-class roots in Oklahoma to a seat in the Senate representing Massachusetts.

Judge allows lawsuit over Kardashian-West proposal

03/18/2014 11:40am
A judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Kim Kardashian and Kanye West against the co-founder of YouTube over the posting of footage of their marriage proposal on another website.

Italian musical 'Rugantino' eyes New York return

03/18/2014 12:01pm
Brush up on your Italian — "Rugantino," one of Italy's most successful musicals, is returning to New York after 50 years.

Stones call off tour after L'Wren Scott's death

03/18/2014 12:41pm
The Rolling Stones have called off tour dates in Australia and New Zealand following the death of Mick Jagger's girlfriend L'Wren Scott.

1st production model Stratocaster for sale: $250K

03/18/2014 1:01pm
George Gruhn's guitar shop in Nashville is a kind of mecca for fine, vintage musical instruments, but even Gruhn is blown away by the latest addition to his inventory. He says it's the very first production model Fender Stratocaster ever made.

Police: Bieber claimed foot fracture in Florida

03/18/2014 3:20pm
New police documents show that Justin Bieber claimed after a shaky sobriety test that he was suffering from a hairline fracture in his right foot.

Charlie Brown, Snoopy back in 3-D 'Peanuts' movie

03/18/2014 7:20pm
Good ol' Charlie Brown and Snoopy are going 3-D.

New 'Star Wars' set 30 years after 'Jedi'

03/18/2014 11:50pm
The new "Star Wars" has an official timeline and one confirmed returning character: robot R2-D2.