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Library honors Billy Joel with US pop music prize

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Library of Congress is honoring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song....

Thomas Berger, 'Little Big Man' author, dead at 89

NEW YORK (AP) -- Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89....

Citing 'racist views,' tribe cancels Nugent show

WORLEY, Idaho (AP) -- A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4 concert by Ted Nugent at its casino....

Love and Manson guest on 'Sons of Anarchy'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson have roles on the upcoming final season of "Sons of Anarchy."...

Israel violence moves production of FX's 'Tyrant'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Production of FX's series "Tyrant" recently relocated from Tel Aviv to Istanbul, showrunner Howard Gordon told a TV Critics' panel Monday....

Conor Oberst dismisses lawsuit against accuser

NEW YORK (AP) -- Singer-songwriter Conor Oberst has dropped his federal libel lawsuit against a woman who accused him of sexual assault in online comments....

'Simpsons' marathon, digital Simpsons World coming

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- The full 25-year run of "The Simpsons" will arrive on cable channel FXX with a summer marathon, to be followed this fall by a digital extravaganza that could turn other TV shows yellow with envy....

'Fargo' gets 2nd season on FX with new cast, crime

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- FX is taking another trip to "Fargo," where the cast is changing but some of the characters are not....

Swimwear designer, age 19, debuts in Miami Beach

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- It was nearly show time as designer Francesca Aiello snapped pictures backstage of models in her latest swimwear designs. This was Frankie's Bikinis' debut show for the 19-year-old designer at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami Beach, but Aiello is a pro when it comes to social media....

Kirilenko ends engagement to NHL star Ovechkin

MOSCOW (AP) -- Another sports power couple's engagement is off....

Star Wars Car, a Doomsday doll: Toys of Comic-Con

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When it comes to designing coveted collectible toys for sale at Comic-Con, the annual celebration of pop culture lifting off Thursday in San Diego, the sky's the limit for the designers at Mattel. Fittingly, the building where Mattel's dreamers conceive of their limited-edition playthings is just down the street from the Los Angeles International Airport....

ABC's Paula Faris gets weekend anchor job

NEW YORK (AP) -- Paula Faris is replacing the departing Bianna Golodryga as the news anchor on the weekend edition of "Good Morning America."...

'Weird Al' on his weirdly successful week in music

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Attention pop stars: If "Weird Al" Yankovic shows up at your concert or has tracked down your personal email address, you're likely his next parody conquest....

'The Fantasticks' breaks a color barrier

NEW YORK (AP) -- Not long ago, Kevin R. Free went to an audition for a part in the longest running musical in history. He immediately felt weird....

Charlie Hunnam talks about leaving 'Fifty Shades'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- The first trailer for the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie will be released this week and the original Christian Grey, Charlie Hunnam, says he can't wait for the finished product....

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