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Exhibit in New York celebrates life of Muppets creator Jim Henson

NEW YORK A new exhibit featuring the work of Muppets creator Jim Henson will go on permanent display in New York City on Saturday to celebrate the career of the American puppeteer who brought to life such characters as Miss Piggy and Big Bird. | Video

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Illusionist Criss Angel gets Hollywood star, says inspired by Houdini

LOS ANGELES Illusionist Criss Angel received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on Thursday, saying he drew inspiration from another famous magician, Harry Houdini. | Video

Jul 21 2017

Ryan Seacrest to return as host of 'American Idol' reboot in 2018

NEW YORK Ryan Seacrest confirmed on Thursday that he will return as host of "American Idol," the most popular music reality show in U.S. television history, when it comes back to the screen on ABC TV in 2018. | Video

Television, Music Jul 20 2017

O.J. Simpson granted October release from Nevada prison

CARSON CITY, Nev. O.J. Simpson was granted parole on Thursday and will be released from a Nevada prison in October, following an emotional hearing that centered on the botched armed robbery of his own mementos at a Las Vegas hotel that landed him behind bars for nine years. | Video

Sports, People, U.S. Jul 21 2017

Judge will not allow auction of Madonna's personal items

NEW YORK A New York state judge on Thursday said an online auction of Madonna's personal items including worn satin panties, a hair brush with her hair, and a break-up letter from a former boyfriend, late rapper Tupac Shakur, cannot go forward.

Music Jul 20 2017

Two new Harry Potter books to be released in October

The Hogwarts universe is set to expand by an additional two new Harry Potter books, published in conjunction with a British Library event, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the magical series. | Video

Jul 19 2017
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British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video