Ludacris, Chrissy Teigen to host 2015 Billboard Music Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen will host the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in May. Dick Clark Productions announced Monday that the rapper and model will host the show May 17 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It will air on ABC. Nominees will be...

Taylor Swift wins artist of the year at iHeartRadio Awards

The iHeartRadio Music Awards should be called the iHeartTaylorSwift Awards. The pop singer cleaned house at the show Sunday, winning artist of the year and song of the year for “Shake It Off,” and even assisted Madonna by strumming her guitar onstage while the pop...

Poet Sjohnna McCray receives Walt Whitman Award

NEW YORK (AP) — Sjohnna McCray, a prize-winning poet whose work has appeared in numerous journals, has won the Walt Whitman Award for best first book. McCray’s honor was announced Monday by the Academy of American Poets. McCray will receive $5,000 and a six-week...
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Shirley Temple memorabilia goes on tour before July auction

FILE – In this Jan. 29, 2006 file photo, Shirley Temple Black accepts the Screen Actors Guild Awards life achievement award at the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, in Los Angeles. Costumes, toys, photos and autographs from Temple’s 1930s film career are...

No ‘narsisstics': Music festivals ban fans’ selfie sticks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — You can bring your beach towels and floral headbands, but forget that selfie stick if you’re going to the Coachella or Lollapalooza music festivals. The sticks are banned this year at the events in Indio, California, and Chicago. Coachella...
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Aidan Gillen of ‘Game of Thrones’ narrating ‘The Art of War’

FILE – In this March 18, 2015 file photo, Aidan Gillen poses for photographers upon arrival at the Tower of London for the world premiere of “Game of Thrones,” in London. Audible Inc., the world’s largest seller of downloadable audiobooks, is getting ready...
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NBC, Cirque du Soleil bringing ‘The Wiz’ to TV, Broadway

FILE – This Dec. 4, 2012 file photo shows NBC Entertainment Chairman, Robert Greenblatt, posing for a portrait in his office in Los Angeles. In January 2015, Greenblatt said the network remained committed to live musicals.The network said Monday, March 30, 2015, it will air...
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‘Home’ tops ‘Get Hard’ at box office with $52.1M debut

In this image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Will Ferrell appear in a scene from “Get Hard.” (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.) In this image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Will Ferrell appear in a scene from “Get Hard.”...

Attorney: Robin Williams’ wife wants his wedding tuxedo

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The wife and adult children of Robin Williams agreed Monday to meet outside court to try to resolve their dispute over a tuxedo he was married in, photographs taken on his 60th birthday and other items belonging to the late actor. San Francisco...