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Elton John joins with U.S. agencies on new AIDS program


WASHINGTON - British singer and activist Elton John said on Friday a new $7 million partnership between his foundation and U.S. government agencies will help create an AIDS-free society but urged more work to reach that goal. | Video

Entertainment, Health 6:47pm EDT

'Shell Shock' opera brings trauma of World War One to stage


BRUSSELS - Belgian composer Nicholas Lens and Australian rocker Nick Cave have joined forces to create an opera marking the centenary of World War One, depicting the horrors of the conflict through the eyes of soldiers, deserters, a nurse and an orphan.

Entertainment, Arts 5:03pm EDT

TLC cancels reality TV program 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo'


LOS ANGELES - Cable television network TLC on Friday said it has canceled "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," the popular cable reality series, about a rural Georgia family and their precocious beauty pageant daughter.

2:40pm EDT

Trip Tips: New York City for music lovers


NEW YORK - There are 8 million rhythms in the naked city.

Entertainment, Music 1:51pm EDT

Pulitzer-winning play 'Disgraced' probes identity, prejudice

NEW YORK - A dinner party in an elegant New York apartment goes terribly wrong in "Disgraced," the Pulitzer Prize-winning play about ambition, race, religion and identity that opened on Broadway.

Entertainment, Arts 12:43pm EDT

Saturday Night Live interns settle NBCUniversal wage lawsuit

NEW YORK - Thousands of former interns at NBCUniversal, including on the late-night TV show "Saturday Night Live," have reached a $6.4 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit claiming they should have been paid for their work.

Matthew McConaughey enjoying his 'Interstellar' career heights


KILLEEN Texas - Matthew McConaughey's upcoming film about a journey beyond the stars may as well be about the Texas actor's own stratospheric career these days.

10:55am EDT

Streaming music service Deezer expands into talk radio with Stitcher deal

SAN FRANCISCO - Online music service Deezer is acquiring radio and podcasting app Stitcher, adding a vast catalog of talk radio programs that the company hopes will make it stand out in a crowded streaming music market.

Entertainment, Tech, Deals, Music 10:09am EDT

Thu, Oct 23 2014

From 'Bates Motel' to 'Ouija,' Olivia Cooke finds breakout in horror


LOS ANGELES - Sitting in a palm-tree lined cemetery in Hollywood promoting her latest film, "Bates Motel" actress Olivia Cooke says the impact of working in the horror genre has left her emotions on edge.

Entertainment, People 23 Oct 2014

UK lawmakers slam police over Cliff Richard house search


LONDON - The search of Cliff Richard's house by police investigating allegations of child sex crimes, which was broadcast live on television, was "inept" and caused "irreparable damage" to the British singer's reputation, lawmakers said on Friday.

Entertainment, Music 23 Oct 2014

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.