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Random House to adapt 'Unbroken' for young adults

Apr 17, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Random House says it plans to publish a young adult adaption of Laura Hillenbrand's bestselling survival saga "Unbroken."

Barbara Marcus, president and publisher of Random House Children's Books, said Thursday the adaption will be published on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, with a first ...

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Nas kicks off Tribeca with documentary, concert

Apr 16, 2014

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — The raw New York lyricism of Nas kicked off the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival with an exuberant hip-hop beat.

Tribeca opened Wednesday night with the premiere of "Time Is Illmatic," a documentary about the creation of Nas' landmark 1994 debut album,

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Ailing Malcolm Young taking break from AC/DC

Apr 16, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Malcolm Young is taking a break from AC/DC to focus on his health, the band said.

The announcement saying the 61-year-old guitarist is in "ill health" was posted on the band's Facebook. No details were provided.

"Malcolm would like to thank the group's die-hard legions of fans ...

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uFly fires flight simulator who appeared on CNN

Apr 16, 2014

By ROB GILLIES, Associated Press

TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian flight simulator business fired an instructor who figured prominently in CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, saying he showed up late to his regular job and "shamed Canadians" by dressing like a teenager.

uFly company ...

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'Paul Robeson' playwright Phillip Hayes Dean dies

Apr 16, 2014

By MARK KENNEDY, AP Drama Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Phillip Hayes Dean, a playwright, director and theater actor who wrote the play "Paul Robeson" that starred James Earl Jones on Broadway in 1978, has died in Los Angeles. He was 83.

A family spokesman said Wednesday that Dean died Monday of a heart ...

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Seeger will be celebrated at Hudson River festival

Apr 16, 2014

BEACON, N.Y. (AP) — Folk singer Pete Seeger's life will be celebrated at the annual Clearwater Festival this summer.

Seeger died in January at age 94, after surviving his wife Toshi by about seven months

Clearwater Festival organizers say the two-day show at Croton-on-Hudson starting June 21 will ...

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Jay Z to bring Made in America music fest to LA

Apr 16, 2014

By SANDY COHEN, AP Entertainment Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Budweiser Made in America music festival is coming to Los Angeles, but who is performing and how the city will manage the two-day concert are still mysteries.

Jay Z and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti held a news conference Wednesday to ...

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Young raises $6M in Kickstarter campaign for Pono

Apr 16, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Young has raised more than $6 million through a Kickstarter campaign to fund the singer-songwriter's digital music project PonoMusic.

Kickstarter closed the campaign Tuesday after it raised $6.2 million through 18,000 supporters. The campaign is the third most-funded project ...

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Jenny McCarthy announces engagement on 'The View'

Apr 16, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Jenny McCarthy had big news to share Wednesday on "The View": She's engaged to Donnie Wahlberg.

McCarthy raised her hidden left hand from behind the desk, revealing an engagement ring.

"It's a yellow sapphire," she said. "The View" co-host told how Wahlberg, star of CBS' "Blue ...

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Miley Cyrus still hospitalized, cancels 2nd show

Apr 16, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Miley Cyrus is canceling another concert and remains hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics.

A representative for the 21-year-old says in a statement that Cyrus is canceling her Wednesday performance at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.

The singer also tweets ...

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Shorter and Schneider each win 3 Jazz Awards

Apr 16, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Saxophonist Wayne Shorter and composer-arranger Maria Schneider are each triple winners in the 2014 Jazz Awards presented by the Jazz Journalists Association.

Pianist Herbie Hancock is being honored for Lifetime Achievement in Jazz. As a UNESCO goodwill ambassador, Hancock is ...

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Bluesman apologizes for St. Louis concert gone bad

Apr 16, 2014

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Blues guitarist B.B. King wants his St. Louis fans to give him another chance after an erratic performance led to a stream of audience catcalls and early departures.

The 88-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer issued an apology on Tuesday for what his publicists called "a bad ...

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Web TV Business Booms in Silicon Valley

By | Apr 16, 2014

As the cost of producing online TV shows declines, companies are investing more in original video to boost their brands, while Silicon Valley businesses launch a new wave of video services to compete for digital advertising and subscription dollars. According to reports, both Yahoo and Microsoft ...

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All 'View' co-hosts will salute Barbara Walters

Apr 16, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC's "The View" will gather all 11 past and present co-hosts to salute Barbara Walters as she retires from daily television.

The network said Wednesday the first-ever reunion will air live on the May 15 episode of "The View," the day before Walters says goodbye as series ...

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Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels Kansas City show

Apr 15, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Miley Cyrus is in the hospital and unable to perform her "Bangerz" concert in Kansas City, Mo., as planned.

A spokeswoman for the singer says the 21-year-old canceled her performance Tuesday after she was hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics.

Publicist ...

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Walker's brothers to help finish 'Fast & Furious'

Apr 15, 2014

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Walker's brothers are stepping to help finish filming on "Fast & Furious 7," the film Walker was in the midst of making when he died in November.

Caleb Walker and Cody Walker have been enlisted to complete their brother's action scenes and "fill in ...

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CBS wins the week with basketball and hit series

Apr 15, 2014

By FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — The Nielsen ratings company says basketball and a slate of hit television series have handed CBS another winning week. It was CBS' sixth straight weekly win in prime-time viewers.

The network had 15 of the top 20 shows, led by the NCAA Men's ...

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Colbert to visit future home of CBS' 'Late Show'

Apr 15, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Colbert will be paying a visit to CBS' "Late Show," his future home.

The network said Tuesday that Colbert will be a guest on "Late Show with David Letterman" on April 22.

Last week, the network announced that the host of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" will ...

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