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Maxee Maxwell, member of girl group Brownstone, dies at 46

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maxee Maxwell, a member of the 1990s girl group Brownstone — best known for the hit "If You Love Me" — has died after cutting herself in a fall at home, a representative said Monday.

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Monday 03/02/2015
Julianne and Derek Hough to hit the road again this summer
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 3:02 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Sibling performers Derek and Julianne Hough have a busy summer ahead.

Singer John Legend talks about justice at Bahrain concert
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 2:00 pm

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Award-winning American singer and songwriter John Legend took to the stage in Bahrain on Monday night, performing to a sold-out crowd of more than 2,000 people despite calls by some activists to cancel the concert due to concerns over human rights abuses in the Gulf Arab nation.

Review: Dave Barry's new book filled with humor, insight
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 2:00 pm

"Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster)" (G. P. Putnam's Sons), by Dave Barry

'Suge' Knight taken to hospital after court hearing
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 3:01 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight told a judge that he is suffering from blindness and other health complications moments before he was taken to a hospital Monday morning.

Television's 'Judge Judy' staying in session
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 2:00 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Daytime television's most popular personality, "Judge Judy" Sheindlin, has extended her contract for three years and plans to keep her court in session into 2020.

Ming-Na Wen: 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' role makes me a cool mom
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 2:00 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Ming-Na Wen says her role as ace pilot and weapons expert Melinda May on "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." has convinced her children that she's cool.

Picasso's rarely seen ceramics featured at Kennedy Center
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 2:00 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — While Pablo Picasso crafted thousands of ceramic pieces late in his career that reflected his Mediterranean and Spanish roots, this art was long overshadowed by his famous paintings and sculptures.

Brokaw memoir about his battle with cancer coming in May
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 2:00 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brokaw is sharing the news about his battle with cancer.

New coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II unveiled in UK
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 1:01 pm

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Royal Mint has unveiled a new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II that will soon appear on coins.

Judge: CeeLo Green in compliance with probation in drug case
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 12:03 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge says CeeLo Green has complied with the conditions of probation in a felony drug case and will not have to attend any further court hearings in Los Angeles.

Pop channel bringing Daytime Emmys ceremony back to TV
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 12:03 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Daytime Emmys ceremony is returning to television with a new home on the Pop channel.

Armani creates new winter trousers with tulip flair
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 12:03 pm

MILAN (AP) — The final day highlights of Armani and DSquared2 always make a rather odd pairing, representing in many ways the two poles of Milan fashion.

Mark Cuban will play the president on SyFy's 'Sharknado 3'
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 12:03 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — This summer's "Sharknado 3" will usher in the Cuban-Coulter administration.

Clive Owen to make Broadway debut in Pinter's 'Old Times'
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 12:03 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Clive Owen will make his Broadway debut in "Old Times" by Harold Pinter.

Shawn Ashmore on job security uncertainty on 'The Following'
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 11:00 am

NEW YORK (AP) — The cast of Fox's TV series "The Following," knows that it's not the kind of gig that provides job security.

Paula Deen reaches book distribution deal with Hachette
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 11:00 am

NEW YORK (AP) — Paula Deen has found a new publishing home.

Vega, Llamas to be weekend anchors for ABC
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 11:00 am

NEW YORK (AP) — Cecilia Vega and Tom Llamas are the new weekend anchors for ABC's "World News Tonight" broadcasts.

Nick Offerman to star in stage's 'A Confederacy of Dunces'
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 11:01 am

NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Offerman of NBC's "Parks and Recreation" will star as Ignatius Reilly in a stage adaptation of "A Confederacy of Dunces."

Review: Detective Isaac Bell returns in 'The Assassin'
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 9:02 am

"The Assassin" (G.P. Putnam's Sons), by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott

Review: 'Rule of Four' author thrills with Vatican mystery
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 9:02 am

"The Fifth Gospel" (Simon & Schuster), by Ian Caldwell

Review: Maggie Barbieri's 'Lies That Bind' lacks impact
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 8:02 am

"Lies That Blind" (Minotaur Books), by Maggie Barbieri

Veronica Roth working on new series; 1st book due in 2017
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 12:03 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Veronica Roth fans can start the countdown.

Review: Author explores failure of her marriage
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 8:02 am

"Leaving Before the Rains Come" (Penguin Press), by Alexandra Fuller

Oscar-winning director: Poles should see 'Ida" not debate it
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 8:02 am

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The director of "Ida," the Polish movie that won this year's Oscar for best foreign film, said Monday that Poles should see it before calling it anti-Polish.

Thousands mourn Turkish novelist Yasar Kemal
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 7:03 am

ISTANBUL (AP) — Political leaders and fellow writers are among thousands who gathered for the funeral of Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey's best-known novelists.

Sunday 03/01/2015
Lady Gaga, Vince Vaughn take charity polar plunge in Chicago
Updated: March 01, 2015 - 8:01 pm

CHICAGO (AP) — Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn plunged into the icy waters of Chicago's Lake Michigan at a fundraiser for the Special Olympics.

Theater Review: 'Abundance' is a tragicomic look at Old West
Updated: March 01, 2015 - 7:00 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — In sagas about the American Wild West, pioneers were brave and true-hearted cowboys and homesteaders tamed the savage land while their womenfolk happily tended hearth and family.

Lady Gaga, Vince Vaughn take charity polar plunge in Chicago
Updated: March 01, 2015 - 7:00 pm

CHICAGO (AP) — Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn made plunges into the icy waters of Chicago's Lake Michigan at a fundraiser for the Special Olympics.

Dolce&Gabbana pay sentimental tribute to mothers in Milan
Updated: March 01, 2015 - 7:00 pm

MILAN (AP) — Model Bianca Balta won applause of approval as she walked down the Dolce&Gabbana runway in an advanced stage of pregnancy. It was part of the designing duo's early Mother's Day present to women, a collection dedicated to moms.

Dolce&Gabbana pay sentimental tribute to mothers in Milan
Updated: March 01, 2015 - 4:02 pm

MILAN (AP) — Model Bianca Balta won applause of approval as she walked down the Dolce&Gabbana runway in an advanced stage of pregnancy. It was part of the designing duo's early Mother's Day present to women, a collection dedicated to mom.

Disney ride reopens after nearby fire; no damage reported
Updated: March 01, 2015 - 2:00 pm

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A Disneyland attraction has reopened after a small fire nearby was quickly put out.

Lady Gaga, Vince Vaughn take charity polar plunge in Chicago
Updated: March 01, 2015 - 1:02 pm

CHICAGO (AP) — Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn made plunges into the icy waters of Chicago's Lake Michigan at a fundraiser for Special Olympics.

Will Smith's 'Focus' tops box office with $19.1 million
Updated: March 01, 2015 - 3:00 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Will Smith's con-man caper "Focus" dethroned "Fifty Shades of Grey" at the box office, but the film's modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once unstoppable star.

Disabled punk rockers to compete in Eurovision Song Contest
Updated: March 01, 2015 - 12:00 pm

HELSINKI (AP) — Four punk rockers with learning disabilities will compete for Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest semifinal after winning the Nordic country's national qualifying contest.

15 artworks stolen from Chinese museum south of Paris
Updated: March 01, 2015 - 12:00 pm

PARIS (AP) — French cultural officials say 15 pieces of art have been stolen from a Chinese museum south of Paris, including a replica crown of the King of Siam given to France's emperor in the mid-19th century.

Cops: 2 shot at T.I., Young Jeezy party in N. Carolina club
Updated: March 01, 2015 - 9:01 am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two people were injured after being shot Saturday at a Charlotte nightclub where rappers T.I., Young Jeezy and Yo Gotti were advertised to appear, a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police spokesman said.

Saturday 02/28/2015
Femininity gets a rethink during Milan Fashion Week
Updated: February 28, 2015 - 6:01 pm

MILAN (AP) — Femininity is getting a rethink in Milan.

Dress that 'greatly resembles' stolen Nyong'o gown found
Updated: February 28, 2015 - 4:06 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A white dress that strongly resembles the custom gown taken from Lupita Nyong'o's hotel room earlier this week turned up Friday under a bathroom sink in the same hotel, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's official said.

One of Turkey's best-known novelists, Yasar Kemal, dies
Updated: February 28, 2015 - 2:00 pm

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey's best-known novelists whose focus on social injustices brought him into conflict with authority, died in Istanbul on Saturday. He was 91.

Morocco reports six-fold spike in foreign filming
Updated: February 28, 2015 - 1:01 pm

TANGIERS, Morocco (AP) — Morocco saw a six-fold increase in the amount of money foreign film companies spent in the country to make movies, the head of the film commission said Saturday.

Spanish police arrest 9 on suspicion of selling fake art
Updated: February 28, 2015 - 9:00 am

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police have broken up a gang that allegedly created and then sold fake works of art purporting to be by renowned artists including Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Joan Miro.

AP PHOTOS: Germany Young Ensemble
Updated: February 28, 2015 - 6:00 am

BERLIN (AP) — Hoping to demonstrate their posture, agility and strength, a handful of boys and more than 120 girls between ages 7 and 9 tried out for the Young Ensemble of Berlin's Friedrichstadt-Palast theatre in February.

Spock's ears: A pointy trademark for Leonard Nimoy
Updated: February 28, 2015 - 4:02 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Nimoy, who died Friday at age 83, likely had the most famous lobes in Hollywood. As the logical half-human, half-alien Mr. Spock in "Star Trek," his pointy Vulcan appendages became a signature — and a nuisance — for the actor. Here's a few facts about those iconic ears:

Friday 02/27/2015
World's biggest private Harry Potter collection on display
Updated: February 28, 2015 - 12:00 am

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A young Mexican's fascination with Harry Potter has grown into the world's biggest private collection of toys, books, clothes and other items related to author J.K. Rowling's fantasy hero. Now, other fans have a chance to see it all.

Dress that 'greatly resembles' stolen Nyong'o gown recovered
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 11:01 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A white dress that strongly resembles the custom gown taken from Lupita Nyong'o's hotel room earlier this week turned up Friday under a bathroom sink in the same hotel, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's official said.

Obama bids farewell again to Attorney General Eric Holder
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 10:06 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eyes glistening, President Barack Obama bid an affectionate farewell Friday to Attorney General Eric Holder. It was a sequel to an emotional going-away at the White House last year, but this tribute came with a soulful surprise.

Bruce Willis laments sudden end to action-thriller 'Wake'
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 11:02 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bruce Willis is not saying "Yippie-ki-yay" about the cancellation of his latest film.

Bryan Cranston becomes a producer of 'Finding Neverland'
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 8:00 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — The upcoming Broadway musical "Finding Neverland" has found a new producer to join its ranks — Bryan Cranston.

Bill O'Reilly's partisan critics stepping up attack
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 8:00 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Following several stories questioning Bill O'Reilly's past reporting, a liberal media watchdog has ordered its researchers to comb through years of the Fox News Channel host's writings, radio and television shows and public appearances to find examples of inconsistencies.

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