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Kanye West gets political action committee, presidential jokes go viral

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LOS ANGELES - Images of Kanye West's face on Mount Rushmore and a potential White House takeover by the Kardashian reality TV clan fired up social media on Monday, a day after the rapper virtually hijacked a rambunctious MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) show as he declared he planned to run for U.S. president in 2020. | Video

Music, Entertainment, People 3:36pm EDT

Heavy metal band Disturbed pushes Luke Bryan off Billboard top spot

LOS ANGELES - Heavy metal rockers Disturbed ousted country singer Luke Bryan from the top spot on the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 chart on Monday.

Entertainment, Music 4:15pm EDT

College finds manuscript of song that inspired 'Happy Birthday'

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NEW YORK - A college librarian in Kentucky has found the 19th-century manuscript of a musical number that gave rise to one of the most widely performed songs in the world, "Happy Birthday to You," University of Louisville officials said on Monday.

Music, Entertainment 5:46pm EDT

Titanic's last luncheon menu expected to fetch up to $70,000 at auction

NEW YORK - More than a century after first-class passengers aboard the ill-fated Titanic ate grilled mutton chops and custard pudding in an elaborate dining room, the ship's last luncheon menu is expected to fetch up to $70,000 in an online auction, a curator said on Monday.

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Obama to test wilderness skills on Bear Grylls TV show

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NEW YORK - President Barack Obama will test his wilderness survival skills with an appearance on the television show "Running Wild" in an Alaska adventure that will air later this year, the network NBC said on Monday.

Entertainment, U.S. 1:05pm EDT

Prolific horror filmmaker Wes Craven dead at 76

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- Prolific horror filmmaker Wes Craven, who directed the slasher classic "A Nightmare on Elm Street," died on Sunday afternoon, his family said in a statement. He was 76. | Video

Entertainment, Film, People 12:24pm EDT

Sun, Aug 30 2015

Box Office: 'War Room' Stuns With $11 Million, Zac Efron's 'We Are Your Friends' Tanks

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LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The box office underwent a religious conversion this weekend as Christian crowds flocked to "War Room," lifting the low-budget salute to prayer above the Zac Efron drama "We're You're Friends" and the Owen Wilson thriller "No Escape."

Film, Entertainment 30 Aug 2015

Fri, Aug 28 2015

Want to buy Pink Floyd's flying pig Algie? Too late

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LONDON - As one of the most iconic images of rock, Algie, the inflatable pig which famously flew over London's Battersea power station for Pink Floyd's "Animals" album cover, was set to be a star lot at an upcoming auction. | Video

Entertainment, Music 28 Aug 2015

Steve Jobs seen as brilliant and brutal in Gibney documentary

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NEW YORK - Four years after his death, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs still fascinates the public, with two major new films this fall analyzing his life and career. | Video

Entertainment, Film, People 28 Aug 2015

Netflix drug drama 'Narcos' blurs line between cartels, agents

LOS ANGELES - Not all cops are good guys and not all drug suppliers are obvious villains in Netflix Inc's dark drug drama "Narcos," a bilingual examination of the history of cocaine smuggling in America and its most menacing supplier.