Auction of Whitney Houston memorabilia earns $500,000

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An auction of Whitney Houston's memorabilia has earned more than $500,000 despite a judge blocking the sale of an Emmy Award won by the late singer….

Bernie Worrell, masterful P-Funk keyboardist, dead at 72

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernie Worrell, the ingenious "Wizard of Woo" whose amazing array of keyboard sounds and textures helped define the Parliament-Funkadelic musical empire and influenced performers of funk, rock, hip-hop and other genres, has died….

Playing bad on ‘Animal Kingdom’ is good for Scott Speedman

NEW YORK (AP) — Viewers might be unsure about his character on TNT's "Animal Kingdom," but Scott Speedman says he's OK with that….

New Hampshire woman drops defamation suit against Bill Cosby

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A 72-year-old New Hampshire woman who says Bill Cosby raped her in 1965 withdrew her civil defamation lawsuit against the comedian on Friday, a day after a federal judge had allowed the case to move forward….

‘Black-ish’ crowd-pleaser Deon Cole solos with TV special

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deon Cole, a crowd-pleaser as unpredictable Charlie on ABC's sitcom "black-ish," is flying solo with his first stand-up special….

Oscar-nominated documentarian Liz Garbus makes a music video

LOS ANGELES (AP) — What does it take to get an Oscar-nominated documentarian to direct a music video?…

Michael Herr, author of the Vietnam-era ‘Dispatches,’ dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Herr, whose visceral nonfiction novel "Dispatches" exposed the ravages of the Vietnam War in the 1970s, has died after a long illness. He was 76….

Court bites back, exonerates Michigan TV vet who saved dog

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan veterinarian who saved a dog's life on a reality TV show has been cleared of misconduct….

Court bites back, exonerates Michigan TV vet who saved dog

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan veterinarian who saved a dog's life on a reality TV show has been cleared of misconduct….

Actress Kelly McGillis attacked at North Carolina home

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — "Top Gun" actress Kelly McGillis says she was attacked by a stranger in her North Carolina home….