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  • Rapper Lil Boosie to take Louisiana stages 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:13 pm
  • NEW ORLEANS - It's a big weekend ahead for Louisiana-grown Lil Boosie, who for the first time since his prison stint will take the stage in his home state with performances scheduled in Lafayette and New Orleans.

  • Prince reaches agreement with music label 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:11 pm
  • NEW YORK - Prince now owns the rights to the music he recorded on Warner Bros. Records after years of disputes and battles with the record label.

  • 'GMA' promotes Lara Spencer to co-host billing 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:11 pm
  • NEW YORK - ABC says it has promoted Lara Spencer to co-host status on "Good Morning America."

  • WGN America tries 'Salem' magic to expand audience 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:38 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - WGN America is calling on witchcraft to help launch the cable channel in a new direction.

  • College to give honorary degree to Monument Man 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:38 pm
  • EASTON, Pennsylvania - A Pennsylvania college is paying tribute to one of the last surviving members of the World War II group known as the Monuments Men.

  • Paul Stanley on his love for another mask 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:37 pm
  • NEW YORK - Kiss frontman Paul Stanley feels a strong connection to the title character of "The Phantom of the Opera," and not just because he's spent nearly 40 years onstage with his face covered in paint.

  • Chelsea Clinton, producer, debuts short at Tribeca 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:07 pm
  • NEW YORK - First-time movie producer and mom-to-be Chelsea Clinton has premiered a short film at the Tribeca Film Festival.

  • A nutty finale for 'Scandal,' TV's craziest show 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 12:55 pm
  • NEW YORK - "Scandal" is arguably the nuttiest show on the air. But there's a method to its madness, demonstrated every week with OMG intensity.

  • Miami hosts 'Caribbean: Crossroads of the World' 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 12:55 pm
  • MIAMI - One of the opening images in "Caribbean: Crossroads of the World" features a massive nuclear submarine breaking the surface off what appears to be a cold northern coastline, with evergreens that would never thrive in tropical weather.

  • Finding your inner comedian tougher than it seems 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 12:49 pm
  • NEW YORK - Since I was young, I've always made my friends and family laugh. That's because I've always found myself in funny situations - and I have a knack for self-deprecating humor.

  • Idris Elba welcomes baby son Winston 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 12:46 pm
  • NEW YORK - Idris Elba has welcomed a baby boy named Winston.

  • Carl Pelini says AD's agenda led to firing at FAU 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 12:35 pm
  • OMAHA, Nebraska - Carl Pelini said Friday during a radio interview that his firing at Florida Atlantic last year was unjustified and the result of a new athletic director who wanted to hire his own football coach.

  • Public art tribute to Moxee's hop-growing history 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 12:22 pm
  • MOXEE, Washington - A new work of art in Moxee combines hops, the Yakima River and American Indian heritage to honor the town's history.

  • Chris Brown trial could start as soon as Friday 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 12:13 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A judge in Washington is expected give her verdict soon in the trial of a bodyguard for singer Chris Brown on an assault charge.

  • Christie's to auction portrait of Malala by Yeo 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:46 am
  • NEW YORK - A portrait of a Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for championing education for girls will be auctioned next month.

  • 'Miracle on Ice' gold medal to be auctioned 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:23 am
  • MINNEAPOLIS - One of the Olympic gold medals earned after the famed "Miracle on Ice" hockey game in 1980 will be auctioned beginning next week.

  • Ultra Music Fest hires outgoing Miami Beach chief 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:19 am
  • MIAMI - Organizers of Miami's Ultra Music Festival are hiring the outgoing Miami Beach police chief to oversee security after a guard was trampled by gate-crashers.

  • In '1971,' an analog precursor to NSA, Snowden 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 10:50 am
  • NEW YORK - A trove of government documents reveals widespread domestic surveillance of Americans. Leaked revelations hit the front pages of newspapers. A powerful governmental agency is brought under scrutiny.

  • Broad Art Museum gets $5 million donation 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 10:40 am
  • EAST LANSING, Michigan - The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University has received $5 million to increase its endowment and help fund exhibitions for the next five years, officials announced Friday.

  • Salt Lake Comic Con kicks off 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 10:34 am
  • SALT LAKE CITY - Pop culture is taking center stage at the second Salt Lake Comic Con.

  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 10:09 am
  • MEXICO CITY - His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America's passions, superstition, violence and social inequality.

  • Terre Haute contest inspires love of reading 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 9:34 am
  • TERRE HAUTE, Indiana - Victory was sweet for the Franklin Elementary teammates, who won their first ever Battle of the Books competition Thursday at Meadows Elementary.

  • Bill Clinton jokes with Spacey at benefit concert 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 9:31 am
  • NEW YORK - Near the end of the first half of Thursday's 25th Anniversary Rain Forest benefit concert at Carnegie Hall, chairwoman Trudie Styler introduced a man who recently learned he was going to be a grandfather, and out came former President Bill Clinton.

  • Show features ghost signs of Pittsburgh 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 9:28 am
  • PITTSBURGH - They're all around us, fading signs of times gone by. In a city like Pittsburgh, history is inescapable. And that's no more true than at Pittsburgh Filmmakers Galleries in Oakland where the current exhibit "Palimpsests: Ghost Signs of Pittsburgh" displays approximately 150 documentary photographs of fading signs captured in as many locations in and around the city.

  • Hawaii's tourism agency names music series manager 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 9:04 am
  • HONOLULU - The Hawaii Tourism has selected a company to manage a new series of monthly Hawaiian music concerts it is sponsoring to highlight the state's musical heritage and boost tourism.