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LA deputy: Singer Chris Brown released from jail

AP Photo/Nick Ut LOS ANGELES (AP) — Singer Chris Brown was released early Monday from a Los Angeles County jail, authorities said. Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputy Tony Moore told The Associated Press that Brown was released at 12:01 a.m. Monday, but he didn’t have...
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‘All the Way,’ ‘Gentleman’s Guide’ win Drama Desk

AP Photo/Jordan Strauss NEW YORK (AP) — The Drama Desk Awards have been handed out to Robert Schenkkan’s “All the Way” for outstanding play and to “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” for outstanding musical. “Twelfth...
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Jamaica literary festival draws top-flight authors

AP Photo/Dave MacFadden TREASURE BEACH, Jamaica (AP) — Best-selling authors take to a seaside stage, bottles of Red Stripe beer in hand. Budding writers line up to read their works to a big, appreciative audience. Book-loving islanders and tourists mingle with literary...
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Car, jewelry taken in burglary of Miley Cyrus home

AP Photo/Evan Agostini LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are searching for a pair of burglars they say broke into Miley Cyrus’ San Fernando Valley home and got away with jewelry and a luxury car. The LAPD says officers from the department’s North Hollywood...

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...