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'Dexter' cuts its own throat in sappy series end

09/23/2013 12:00am
Dexter deserved better. So did "Dexter" fans, who, witnessing this Showtime drama end in a heap, were subjected to the lamest series finale since "Seinfeld."

Complete list of winners from Emmys broadcast

09/23/2013 1:12am
List of winners at Sunday's 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:

What was up with a down-in-the-mouth Emmycast?

09/23/2013 2:39am
Emmy lost her way Sunday night.

SHOW BITS: It's Emmy party time

09/23/2013 3:11am
Show Bits brings you the 65th annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.


09/23/2013 4:00am
Claire Danes, Jeff Daniels and Ellen Burstyn were among the happy winners toting their trophies to the official after-party following Sunday's Emmy Awards.

Emmys live up to unpredictable nature

09/23/2013 5:19am
The Emmys lived up to its reputation as the least predictable entertainment awards show.

Uma Wang presents hauntingly fresh looks in Milan

09/23/2013 8:16am
Like Venus emerging from the froth, Uma Wang's fashions for spring-summer 2014 have a dewy freshness as her materials undulate and drape the frame.

Sicilian designer Puglisi returns home triumphant

09/23/2013 8:39am
There is no city in the world like Milan, designer Fausto Puglisi says.

Actor compares 'Marvel's Agents' role to lottery

09/23/2013 9:16am
A movie-size blockbuster is a rarity on the small screen, the Super Bowl aside, but "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D" boasts the pedigree to make a run at it.

Light color, deep flavor _ a healthy white chili

09/23/2013 9:35am
The first time I ate white chicken chili, it was wrapped in a burrito. And I fell instantly in love.

Music Review: Weak songs mar Elton John's album

09/23/2013 10:12am
Elton John, "The Diving Board" (Capitol)

Ferre designers retain architectural DNA

09/23/2013 10:42am
Gianfranco Ferre's architectural style continues to survive him.

Giorgio Armani gets last word in Milan: diaphanous

09/23/2013 11:05am
The last word was left to Giorgio Armani, who closed Milan Fashion Week with a show that not only summed up next summer's diaphanous look but perfected it.

Young designers energize Milan Fashion Week

09/23/2013 11:10am
The Milan masters displayed their customary discipline, but it was the fresh perspectives of up-and-coming young designers that energized this round of Milan Fashion Week: Uma Wang's hauntingly fresh looks, Fausto Puglisi's vibrant edgy couture and Marco de Vincenzo's romantic optical illusions.

Austen museum successful in bid to buy Jane's ring

09/23/2013 11:30am
A Jane Austen museum said Monday that it has raised enough money to buy the writer's ring back from pop singer Kelly Clarkson.

Review: Alan Jackson adds new facet to sound

09/23/2013 12:00pm
Alan Jackson, "The Bluegrass Album" (ACR/EMI Nashville)

New Jhumpa Lahiri novel is scattered, slow

09/23/2013 12:03pm
"The Lowland: A Novel" (Alfred A. Knopf), by Jhumpa Lahiri

Emmy telecast wins biggest audience in 8 years

09/23/2013 12:08pm
The Nielsen Co. says Sunday's Emmy broadcast scored a one-third audience spike over last year.

Aguilera perfects motherhood-career balancing act

09/23/2013 12:58pm
Christina Aguilera said a season away from "The Voice" was the break that she needed to get reinvigorated _ for herself, the show and the contestants.

Bryan Cranston, Cher offer custom phone recordings

09/23/2013 1:11pm
It may be one of the most boring lines ever _ "Leave a message after the beep." But what if you managed to jazz up your phone's outgoing message with a celebrity?

Wonder bread returning to shelves

09/23/2013 1:17pm
Wonder bread is back almost a year after it vanished from shelves.

Abercrombie settles Calif. suits over head scarves

09/23/2013 1:35pm
Trendy clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has agreed to make religious accommodations and allow workers to wear head scarves as part of a settlement of discrimination lawsuits filed in California, lawyers announced Monday.

US honors Ray Charles with limited-edition stamp

09/23/2013 1:43pm
The U.S. Postal Service is planning to add soul singer Ray Charles to its "Music Icons Forever" stamp series.

Popular bathroom wipes blamed for sewer clogs

09/23/2013 1:50pm
Increasingly popular bathroom wipes _ pre-moistened towelettes that are often advertised as flushable _ are being blamed for creating clogs and backups in sewer systems around the nation.

Review: Drake a melancholy king on latest album

09/23/2013 2:09pm
Drake, "Nothing Was the Same" (Cash Money)

Surf industry hopes surf parks will expand sport

09/23/2013 2:28pm
Some of surfing's biggest names aren't just catching waves. They're also talking about making them.

Once notable NJ lawyer given life sentence

09/23/2013 2:55pm
A defense attorney who once had a roster of celebrity clients and boasted of having tried hundreds of cases in federal court was sentenced there on Monday to life in prison without parole after his conviction on nearly two dozen counts including murder conspiracy and racketeering.

Trove of Mich. folk music unearthed in archive

09/23/2013 2:56pm
Detroit is famous for its music, from the Motown hits of the 1960s to the cutting-edge punk of Iggy Pop to the rap of Eminem. Little known, though, is that Michigan was also fertile ground for folk music, brought to the region by immigrants in the early 20th century and played in the logging camps, mines and factory towns where they worked.

Songsmith's son gets 25 years in NY designer death

09/23/2013 4:12pm
An Oscar-winning composer's son was sentenced Monday to at least a quarter-century in prison in the death of his fashion designer girlfriend, capping a saga of a one-hit-wonder father and an aimless son both accused of seriously abusing women.

Litigants battle over photos of legendary bluesman

09/23/2013 4:59pm
A legal battle over profits from the only two known photographs of legendary Delta bluesman Robert Johnson _ who is said to have sold his soul to the devil for prowess on the guitar _ now rests with the Mississippi Supreme Court.

Antonoff of fun. talks Swift, Bareilles collabs

09/23/2013 5:00pm
Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff says co-writing with Taylor Swift helped him become a better musician.

Suburban NY writer sentenced in sex abuse case

09/23/2013 5:35pm
A suburban New York writer has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for sexually abusing young women he lured from overseas to be his assistant.

Tycoon plans $8B Chinese Hollywood studio complex

09/23/2013 6:28pm
China's richest man plans to spend 50 billion yuan ($8.2 billion) to build the country's version of Hollywood in the northeastern city of Qingdao.