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Williams a comic force, versatile actor

08/12/2014 7:20am
The question from a fan in a Sirius XM interview last year was innocent — what do you think you'd be doing if you didn't become a comedian? — and within seconds Robin Williams was impersonating physicist Stephen Hawking getting a lap dance at a strip club.

Mother, cousin of 'The Rock' injured in DUI crash

08/12/2014 8:50am
Authorities in central Florida are investigating a traffic crash that injured the mother and cousin of professional wrestler and actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

'Nashville' goes live in new season premiere

08/12/2014 10:20am
Actor Charles Esten has more at stake in the new season of the ABC drama "Nashville" than resolving the cliffhanger that left his character, singer-songwriter Deacon Claybourne, in the midst of a lyricist love triangle.

Prosecutor: Musician's $500,000 prize money stolen

08/12/2014 10:31am
Authorities have arrested a suburban New York man on charges he stole nearly $500,000 in prize money belonging to famed jazz musician Cecil Taylor.

Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, dead at 63

08/12/2014 1:01pm
He was the funniest guy in the room, something that made it all the harder for friends and fans to accept that beneath that reservoir of frenetic energy and seemingly endless good humor resided demons so dark they could push Robin Williams to suicide.

Marvel heroes and villains fight it out _ live

08/12/2014 1:20pm
Marvel Entertainment, which muscled into pop culture with comic books, TV cartoons and movies, is gambling on attracting new fans as it tackles 3-D — but forget the silly glasses.

Woman to stand trial in stabbing of Blige's father

08/12/2014 1:51pm
A judge ordered a Michigan woman to stand trial on charges she stabbed the father of R&B singer Mary J. Blige during a domestic dispute.

Publicist: Kasem children worry about body status

08/12/2014 2:10pm
A publicist for Casey Kasem's daughter says the late radio personality's children are working with law enforcement following a report that Kasem's wife is making arrangements to have Kasem's body flown to Europe.

Taylor Swift waxes philosophical on 'Giver' themes

08/12/2014 2:10pm
Not all the actors at a star-packed news conference Tuesday for the new film "The Giver" had been familiar with Lois Lowry's acclaimed 1994 book before they made the film. But Taylor Swift sure had been.

Gaza probe 'operational' without Alamuddin

08/12/2014 2:21pm
The president of the U.N. top human rights body says the commission on possible violations of the rules of war in Gaza is "operational" despite the decision by British-Lebanese lawyer Amal Alamuddin to pull out of the panel.

Vibe of Elvis museum changes after owner's death

08/12/2014 3:40pm
The Elvis Presley-congested rooms of a north Mississippi roadside museum are missing their kinetic buzz since its owner left the building.

Fans leave Williams tributes at Boston park bench

08/12/2014 3:51pm
A bench in Boston has become a quiet memorial to Robin Williams, whose Academy Award-winning performance in "Good Will Hunting" was filmed in the city.

Fox's Smith expresses regret over Williams comment

08/12/2014 3:51pm
Fox News' Shepard Smith says he regrets using the word coward while speculating on air what Robin Williams may have been feeling before his suicide.

Sharks keep hold on TV viewers' attention

08/12/2014 5:11pm
The popularity of "Sharknado" may have had a splash-over effect on Discovery Channel's Shark Week, which the channel said debuted with its highest-rated night ever in 27 years of telecasts.

Vibe of Graceland Too changes after owner's death

08/12/2014 5:30pm
The Elvis Presley-congested rooms of a north Mississippi roadside museum are missing their kinetic buzz since owner Paul MacLeod left the building.

Authorities say Robin Williams hanged himself

08/12/2014 7:50pm
Robin Williams' personal assistant found the actor who was struggling with depression dead in a bedroom of his San Francisco Bay Area home, officials said Tuesday.

'It lays in wait' _ Robin Williams' lifelong fight

08/12/2014 8:01pm
Addiction seemed to stalk Robin Williams, tempting him when he was weak and taunting him when he least expected it.

Statements from Williams' children and former wife

08/12/2014 8:01pm
Zak, Zelda and Cody Williams — and Williams' former wife Marsha Garces Williams, who is Zelda and Cody's mother, released statements Tuesday about the actor who died Monday at age 63.

Excerpts from Lauren Bacall's book 'By Myself'

08/12/2014 8:01pm
Excerpts from Lauren Bacall's 1978 memoir, "By Myself":

Williams remembered fondly by military

08/12/2014 8:11pm
Robin Williams was a superstar in movies, on television and at comedy clubs.

2 people involved in case: Justin Bieber to take plea deal in Florida street racing case

08/12/2014 9:11pm
2 people involved in case: Justin Bieber to take plea deal in Florida street racing case.

Lauren Bacall, sultry-voiced actress, dead at 89

08/12/2014 9:14pm
Lauren Bacall was a movie star from almost her first moment on the silver screen.

AP sources: Bieber reaches plea deal in Fla. case

08/12/2014 9:50pm
Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges stemming from his arrest in South Florida in what police initially described as an illegal street drag race, two people directly involved in the case told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Unpaid O.J. Simpson civil judgment to be auctioned

08/12/2014 10:30pm
After waiting 17 years for O.J. Simpson to pay a $9 million wrongful death judgment, Ronald Goldman's mother is selling her right to the cash online.

That look, and that voice: Bacall's best roles

08/12/2014 11:11pm
cool and mysterious — and she had the sound, courtesy of that irresistibly low and throaty voice.

Lauren Bacall, a screen goddess of the shadows

08/12/2014 11:11pm
"Anybody got a match?" was Lauren Bacall's first line, in Howard Hawks "To Have and Have Not," and, ever since, captive moviegoers have been desperately fumbling for a light.

Robin Williams hanged self but no answer as to why

08/12/2014 11:40pm
Although police have now revealed how Robin Williams committed suicide, the Oscar-winning actor's fans, friends and even family continue to struggle to understand why someone who spread so much joy throughout the world could find so little in his own life that he decided to stop living.