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Memphis bids musical farewell to blues legend B.B. King

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - With music, singing and tears, hundreds of mourners in Memphis bade farewell to blues giant B.B. King as his casket, accompanied by his legendary guitar, Lucille, began a drive to his final resting place in Mississippi.

Melissa McCarthy professes love for bruising stunts in 'Spy'

LONDON - Playing an improbable undercover agent, Melissa McCarthy got bruised and beaten up doing the stunts for her new action movie, "Spy," and would gladly take more punishment. | Video

Film, 27 May 2015

Rap mogul 'Suge' Knight refuses to attend L.A. court hearing

LOS ANGELES - Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight refused to leave his jail cell to attend a court hearing on robbery charges on Wednesday, saying he was ill, and a judge vowed to have him forcibly extracted if he did so again, a court spokeswoman said.

Music 27 May 2015

Germany's Angela Merkel again tops Forbes most powerful women list

NEW YORK - German Chancellor Angela Merkel topped the Forbes list of the world's 100 most powerful women for the fifth consecutive year, edging past U.S. presidential candidate Hilary Clinton, who came in second in the 2015 annual ranking. | Video

World, 27 May 2015

Bristol Palin says 'painful' time after calling off wedding

- Bristol Palin, a reality television personality and the daughter of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, has spoken out for the first time since her wedding was called off this month, saying it is a "painful" time for her and her family.

27 May 2015

Jessica Lange to return to Broadway in 'Long Day's Journey Into Night'

NEW YORK - Two-time Oscar winner Jessica Lange will return to Broadway next year in a revival of American playwright Eugene O'Neill's masterpiece "Long Day's Journey Into Night," the Roundabout Theatre Company said on Tuesday.

Arts, 27 May 2015

U.S. playwright, actor Sam Shepard arrested on drunken driving charge

- Actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard was arrested in New Mexico on suspicion of drunken driving, police said on Tuesday.

26 May 2015

Judge to hold hearing on whether Shakira's copyright accuser lied

NEW YORK - A U.S. judge who ruled that pop star Shakira's 2010 hit single "Loca" was an illegal copy of a Dominican songwriter's work now says the songwriter may have lied on the stand and is prepared to head to Puerto Rico to sort out the truth. | Video

26 May 2015

Actor Omar Sharif suffering from Alzheimer's: agent

LONDON - Acting legend Omar Sharif, best known for his title role as Doctor Zhivago in the Oscar-winning film, is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, his agent said on Tuesday. | Video

26 May 2015

Homicide probe to be launched into B.B. King's death: officials

- Nevada officials said on Monday they would conduct a homicide investigation into the death of B.B. King who died this month at age 89, after two of his daughters leveled accusations that the blues great was murdered. | Video

U.S., Music, 26 May 2015