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Search for world's funniest person moves to Vegas
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An international search to find the world's funniest person is moving to Las Vegas, where people will get to see five finalists square off in an Olympics of comedy that pits France, Finland and other countries against one another.
Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks
The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Sept. 1 to Sunday, Sept. 7 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.
Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks
The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Sept. 1 to Sunday Sept. 7 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.
Review: Broadway's 'Disgraced' is raw, blistering
NEW YORK (AP) — What does Miss Manners say about how to ensure dinner conversations remain polite? Never bring up politics or religion. Thankfully, playwright Ayad Akhtar minds her no heed.
Roz Chast wins $50,000 literary prize
NEW YORK (AP) — Roz Chast is having a busy awards season.
Judge: Chris Brown following probation rules
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge says Chris Brown has been doing well and following his probation rules since his last hearing in August.
Steinbeck heirs fight over control of movie rights
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — John Steinbeck's heirs say a literary agency is wrongly cutting them out of negotiations over movie deals for the late Nobel Prize-winning author's books.
NY court backs EMI over Duke Ellington royalties
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state's highest court on Thursday sided with EMI in the music publisher's dispute with Duke Ellington's heirs, but acknowledged global industry consolidation has made contracts like his much more favorable to publishers.
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS
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Diane Sawyer's mother dies at 94 in Louisville
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jean Sawyer Hayes, the 94-year-old mother of ABC journalist Diane Sawyer, has died.
'Little Dancer' musical readies for opening in DC
WASHINGTON (AP) — "Little Dancer Aged Fourteen," a famous sculpture by Edgar Degas that can be seen in museums around the world, is coming to life in a new musical exploring the story of a mysterious 14-year-old dancer and the artist who portrayed her.
New Mexico wants home of noted artist recognized
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Artist Luis Jimenez is credited with helping transform the definition of public art in the U.S. with his larger-than-life, debate-provoking fiberglass sculptures.
James Corden to take over 'Late Late Show' March 9
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS has set March 9 for the debut of James Corden as host of "The Late Late Show."
Burns' series gives PBS a ratings milestone
NEW YORK (AP) — Ken Burns' series "The Roosevelts" earned PBS its biggest audience in two decades, making it the documentary maker's third most popular film after "The Civil War" and "Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery."
Retrospective of fiber artist opens at NYC museum
NEW YORK (AP) — Institutionalized for more than three decades and largely deaf and mute, Judith Scott found her voice through art, forming intricate sculptures of yarn, fabric and other fibers tightly wrapped around an array of found objects.
Keira Knightley to make Broadway debut in 2015
British actress Keira Knightley will make her Broadway debut next year, starring in a new adaptation of the Emile Zola novel "Therese Raquin," New York's Roundabout Theatre Company announced Thursday. The 29-year-old -- probably best known for the Hollywood blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean" films -- will take on the lead role in the tale of love, lust, betrayal and guilt, which will officially open on October 29, 2015...
Netflix to stream new online TV series, 'Bloodline'
Fresh from commercial and critical success with hit shows "House of Cards" and "Orange is the New Black," Netflix on Thursday announced a new online series, "Bloodline," set for release in March. The series features stars from television as well as the big screen, including Hollywood's Sam Shepard and Sissy Spacek, the Los Gatos, California company said. Netflix has pioneered online streaming of original content, including TV shows and films, challenging traditional network and cable broadcasters...
Halle Berry: Underneath, most women love underwear
NEW YORK (AP) — What's in a bra? Femininity, sexiness and self-empowerment, says Halle Berry, who is launching a lingerie line she says will do it all.
Tax trial for 'The Situation' set for December
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge on Thursday set a trial date in early December in the federal tax case against "Jersey Shore" star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and his brother.
Motown founder Berry Gordy brings musical home
DETROIT (AP) — Berry Gordy Jr. took his "Motown the Musical" production to Broadway and a few other places first. Yet they were mere proving grounds for its date with Detroit.
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