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Katy Perry to headline NFL's 2015 Super Bowl halftime show: NFL

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LOS ANGELES - Pop singer Katy Perry will headline the halftime entertainment at February's Super Bowl, the most-watched U.S. sporting and television event, according to an announcement by the National Football League on Sunday.

Sting to join cast of his troubled Broadway musical 'The Last Ship'

NEW YORK - Sting will join the cast of his Broadway musical "The Last Ship" next month in a bid to push up flagging ticket sales for the $15 million show, the New York Times reported on its website on Sunday.

Music, Arts 12:06am EST

Bill Cosby says he does not have to 'answer to innuendos': report

LOS ANGELES - Comedian Bill Cosby spoke out against a wave of sexual assault allegations but told a Florida publication he does not have to "answer to innuendos."

U.S., 22 Nov 2014

James Cagney's 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' Oscar fails to sell

LOS ANGELES - James Cagney's best actor Oscar statuette for the 1942 musical film "Yankee Doodle Dandy" went unsold at auction in Los Angeles, in a rare offering of film's top award.

Film, 21 Nov 2014

Actor Dwight Henry eyed in New Orleans killing after arrest for theft

NEW ORLEANS - Dwight Henry, a baker-turned-actor who rose to prominence with his debut performance in the Oscar-nominated 2012 movieĀ "Beasts of the Southern Wild," is facing scrutiny from prosecutors who say they are not sure why he avoided charges in connection with a 2006 New Orleans killing.

21 Nov 2014

Mike Nichols, award-winning American director, dies at 83

- Mike Nichols, a nine-time Tony Award winner on Broadway and the Oscar-winning director of influential films such as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," "The Graduate," and "Carnal Knowledge," died on Wednesday at age 83. | Video

Film, 20 Nov 2014

A Minute With: Christoph Waltz on being a 'Horrible Boss'

LOS ANGELES - As Colonel Hans Landa in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds," Christoph Waltz embodied an unsettling charm and cruelty, unleashing terror while maintaining his manners and securing an Oscar in the process.

Film, 19 Nov 2014

U2's Bono fitted with metal plates, screws after bike accident

NEW YORK - Bono, frontman of the Irish rock group U2, required hours of surgery for fractures to his face and shoulder blade and to have metal plates inserted in his arm after a cycling accident in New York's Central Park, Rolling Stone magazine said on Wednesday.

Music, 19 Nov 2014

Trailblazer Jason Collins, first openly gay NBA player, retires

- Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in the four major North American team sports, announced his retirement from the National Basketball Association on Wednesday.

Sports, 19 Nov 2014

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth named 'sexiest man alive' by People magazine

NEW YORK - "Thor" star Chris Hemsworth was named People magazine's "sexiest man alive" on Tuesday in a live broadcast of the late night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live." | Video

Film, 19 Nov 2014