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Ringo Starr taps friends for 'Postcards,' reflects on music world


LOS ANGELES - Despite a struggling music industry and a less-than-favorable relationship with online streaming music platforms, former Beatle Ringo Starr is still insistent on making new songs.  | Video

Entertainment, Music 6:04am EDT

A Minute With: Elisabeth Moss and her dream 'Mad Men' role


NEW YORK - As AMC's hit period advertising drama "Mad Men" enters the second part of its final season beginning April 5, actress Elisabeth Moss reflects on her role as Peggy Olson, who blossomed from a shy secretary to an early 1960s feminist and rising female ad agency copy-writer.

Joni Mitchell in 'good spirits' at LA hospital


- Groundbreaking musician Joni Mitchell, one of the stars of the Woodstock era, was "in good spirits" at a hospital in California on Tuesday after being found unconscious at her home, her official website said. | Video

Entertainment, Music, People 1:47am EDT

Long-awaited 'Mad Max' comeback closer with new trailer


LOS ANGELES - Movie fans got an adrenaline-filled glimpse of the much-anticipated rebooted version of the "Mad Max" series, with the release of a full theatrical trailer less than two months before the film premieres at the Cannes Film Festival.

Entertainment, Film 8:38am EDT

Tue, Mar 31 2015

Trevor Noah, Comedy Central defend past jokes after backlash


NEW YORK - Trevor Noah, the newly announced successor to Jon Stewart on Comedy Central's late-night news parody "The Daily Show," defended himself against a backlash arising from past comments he made about Jews and women.

Entertainment, Tech, People 31 Mar 2015

Estate of Selena Quintanilla sues UMG Recordings over royalties

- The estate of Latin pop star Selena Quintanilla filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against UMG Recordings Inc, claiming that royalties have been withheld since her death 20 years ago.

Entertainment, People 31 Mar 2015

Late author Elmore Leonard's early short stories to be published


LOS ANGELES - A new collection of short stories by Elmore Leonard from early in the late American crime author's career will be released this summer, publisher William Morrow said on Tuesday.

31 Mar 2015

Online star Michelle Phan's new network launches in U.S., UK

- YouTube pioneer Michelle Phan, who built a business empire around her popular makeup tutorials, on Tuesday debuted a global online network devoted to beauty, fashion and lifestyle that features original series by her and other creators.

Tech, Entertainment 31 Mar 2015

The Rolling Stones return to U.S. with 15-city 'Zip Code' tour


LOS ANGELES - British veteran rockers The Rolling Stones are bringing their classic rock'n'roll to the United States in a 15-city tour beginning in May, the band said on Tuesday.

Entertainment, Music 31 Mar 2015

Chris Martin, Rihanna back new Jay Z streaming music service


- Some of the world's biggest names in music including Beyonce, Cold Play's Chris Martin and Rihanna are backing Jay Z's new global streaming music service Tidal, which launched on Monday, and is billing itself as the first of its kind owned by artists. | Video

Entertainment, Music, Tech 31 Mar 2015

Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.