Justin Bieber apologizes for racial slur joke

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber is apologizing after a years-old video surfaced showing the then-teenager telling a racist joke with the N-word. In a statement Sunday to The Associated Press, Bieber said when he was a kid he didn’t realize how certain words could hurt....
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Shirley MacLaine tells New Mexico grads to imagine

AP Photo/LUIS SNCHEZ SATURNO SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Shirley MacLaine wants the New Mexico School for the Arts’ first graduating class to remember that there is nothing more important than imagination. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/1hpeohj ) the...
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Review: Blogger tallies Springsteen’s Top 100

AP Photo “Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs” (Rowman & Littlefield), by Jim Beviglia Music blogger Jim Beviglia is trying to do far more than start arguments with his latest book, “Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest...
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Singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge marries

AP Photo/Richard Shotwell NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and gay rights activist Melissa Etheridge has gotten married. People magazine says the 53-year-old Etheridge married partner Linda Wallem at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California, on...
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Singer Ray J arrested at Beverly Hills hotel

AP Photo/Peter Kramer BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Police arrested singer Ray J at a Beverly Hills hotel after they say he became belligerent with staff, kicked out a patrol car window and spit at an officer. A statement from the Beverly Hills Police Department says...

HBO’s Silicon Valley finds fans in tech

AP Photo/Jamie Trueblood PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — When HBO rolled out a mockumentary poking fun at high tech this spring, Silicon Valley checked it out. Initially, its namesake geeks and nerds who spend their days coding, developing and hacking in a red hot tech economy...
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Bradley Cooper, Kevin Bacon to be at Tony Awards

AP Photo/Axel Schmidt NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway and Hollywood stars will help add some glamour to this year’s Tony Awards, with appearances expected by Bradley Cooper, Kevin Bacon, Clint Eastwood, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Will Ferrell and Liev Schreiber. The producers of the...

Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ hits 2 billion YouTube views

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s 2 billion and counting for Psy and his irrepressible “Gangnam Style.” The South Korean pop star’s surprise hit has become the first YouTube video to surpass 2 billion views, crossing the mark around shortly before midnight EDT...

‘Arsenio Hall Show’ canceled after 1 season

LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS Television Distribution says “The Arsenio Hall Show” is going off the air. The company said Friday that the freshman talk show had failed to increase its audience and won’t be back for a second year. It had previously announced the...

Banks to lead new daytime talk show

NEW YORK (AP) — Tyra Banks will lead a new television show with a panel of experts talking about fashion, entertainment and other lifestyle topics starting next year. Disney-ABC Domestic Television said Friday it would distribute the daytime show to television stations...