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Last Update on July 31, 2015 07:07 GMT

BETTY WHITE - CECIL

BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) -- Betty White is known as a big-time animal rights activist. So you can imagine how she feels about the Minnesota dentist who killed a popular lion during a hunting trip in Zimbabwe earlier this month. Asked about the death of Cecil at the hands of Walter James Palmer, White says: "you don't want to hear some of the things I want to do to that man." Cecil was drawn from a wildlife preserve and killed. White says she has "loved animals since the womb." She's promoting a new block of programming on Discovery Family Channel.

JENNIFER BEALS - HOT DOG?

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- It's the kind of thing that drives animal lovers mad: People who leave their dogs locked in their cars on a warm day. But Jennifer Beals says she did nothing wrong when she left her pooch behind while she ran an errand. The incident in Vancouver, Canada, was caught on camera by a TV reporter. A passer-by confronted the actress from "Flashdance" fame -- and she replied: "It's fine. Thank you." In a statement, Beals says it was just 73 degrees outside when she left her dog with the window partially rolled down while she picked up some laundry. She describes herself as a loving and "discerning" dog owner who'd never put a pet in harm's way. Animal protection officials say they aren't investigating the incident.

THE WOMEN FROM "THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E."

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The movie is called "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." But one of the actresses in the cast says the women in the cast aren't just there as eye and arm candy. Alicia Vikander says she plays one of "two very, very strong female characters." She says that's been a growing trend in movies in recent years. And Vikander says, it's something both men and women are showing they support -- by making such movies hits. Man from U.N.C.L.E. opens Aug. 14.

<<CUT ..001 (07/31/15)>> 00:10 "couple of years"

004-a-14-(Elizabeth Debicki, actress, in AP interview)-"sort of imagine"-Elizabeth Debicki says she was surprised by the final version of the film. (Refers to director Guy Richie in the cut) (31 Jul 2015)

<<CUT ..004 (07/31/15)>> 00:14 "sort of imagine"

LUPITA NYONG'O - BROADWAY

NEW YORK (AP) -- An Oscar winner is making her way to Broadway. Lupita Nyong'o (loo-PEE'-tuh nee-YAHNG'-goh) will be making her debut in "Eclipsed" -- a story of survival set in post-colonial Africa. The Public Theater says Nyong'o will begin her New York stage debut in September. Nyong'o won the Oscar for her role in "12 Years A Slave."

SYLVESTER STALLONE - AUCTION

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Remember the recent auction of John Wayne's movie memorabilia? Sylvester Stallone does, too -- and he felt the sale would have been bigger if Wayne was still alive. That way, he could have explained how important the items were to him. Stallone says that's what moved him to get moving with a sale of some of his stuff from the "Rocky" and "Rambo" movies. Stallone is 69 and among the items he's giving up include Rocky's boxing gloves and other ring gear and Rambo's Army jacket and knife. Some of the proceeds will go to help military charities.

SEAN MALONE DIES

BOSTON (AP) -- It didn't look good for Sean Malone when he was pulled from the waters off a Boston beach earlier this month unconscious and not breathing. And as it turned out, the actor couldn't pull through. Authorities say he died Wednesday night at a Boston hospital. Malone was 54 -- and is best known for his work in the movies "Gone Baby Gone" and "The Fighter."

ICE-T - BABY ON THE WAY

NEW YORK (AP) -- Actor-rapper Ice-T is already a grandfather, but he'll soon be a new dad -- again. Ice and his wife Coco are expecting a baby. Last night, Ice told Jimmy Fallon that the doctors said it might take a year for Coco to get pregnant after going off the pill. But Ice says "Bam!" -- Coco was pregnant in two months. Ice says he and Coco will announce the sex of the baby on the debut of their new talk show, which starts airing Monday on Fox stations.

<<CUT ..005 (07/31/15)>> 00:09 "months, bam! really (applause)"

BETTY LYNN - THELMA LOU KEEPING THE FLAME FOR FICTIONAL MAYBERRY

MOUNT AIRY, North Carolina (AP) -- Fans of the old "Andy Griffith Show" would know that the town of Mayberry was inspired by the town of Mount Airy, North Carolina. But residents of the town have someone who can remind them of that on a regular basis. The actress who played Thelma Lou on the show signs autographs every week from a wheelchair for tourists to the town. Betty Lynn says she feels fortunate that fans remember the show and he role in it. She appeared in just 25 episodes as Barney Fife's girlfriend and is one of the last living connections to the show, which lives on in reruns.

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011-r-05-(Fans waiting for actress Betty Lynn's autograph, whistling the theme from the Andy Griffith show)--Sound of fans waiting for actress Betty Lynn's autograph, whistling the theme from the Andy Griffith show. (31 Jul 2015)

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Country News

Last Update on July 31, 2015 07:12 GMT

KATY PERRY STILL NOT ALLOWED TO BUY HILLTOP CONVENT

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Los Angeles judge says it may take months, if not years, to settle a dispute over who owns a hilltop convent that Katy Perry wants to buy. A group of nuns say it's theirs and they have already sold it to Los Angeles restaurant owner Dana Hollister. The archbishop of Los Angeles says only the archdiocese has the authority to sell and he wants Perry to buy it. Yesterday a judge decided the sale to Hollister was invalid. However, he did not order her to vacate but he did order her to pay $25,000 a month to support the nuns. Perry is not allowed to visit the property during the dispute. Even if the archdiocese wins the right to sell to Perry, the Vatican must still approve the sale.

SOUND:

012-w-34-(Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH'-tah), AP music correspondent, with music)--A judge is considering whether singer Katy Perry or restaurant owner Dana Hollister can buy a hilltop convent in Los Angeles. AP Music Correspondent Margie Szaroleta has more. ((opens with music)) (31 Jul 2015)

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013-c-17-(Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH'-tah), AP music correspondent)-"from the Vatican"-AP Music Correspondent Margie Szaroleta reports the nuns do not want to sell to Katy Perry because they did research on her. (31 Jul 2015)

<<CUT ..013 (07/31/15)>> 00:17 "from the Vatican"

014-r-48-(Excerpt of Katy Perry, performing "California Gurls")--Excerpt of Katy Perry performing "California Gurls." (31 Jul 2015)

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JUDGE EXPLAINS REASONING BEHIND SEALING DIVORCE CASE OF BLAKE SHELTON AND MIRANDA LAMBERT

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) -- The judge who sealed the divorce documents for Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert defends the decision by saying they are entertainers and not "guardians of the public trust." The Oklahoman quotes Pottawatomie County Associate District Judge John Gardner as saying there's no legitimate public interest in unsealing the private matters of Shelton and Lambert. Gardner's decision drew criticism that Shelton and Lambert got preferential treatment. Gardner is retiring this week.

ICE-T - BABY ON THE WAY

NEW YORK (AP) -- He's an actor. He's a rapper. And soon he'll be a new dad -- again. Ice-T is already a grandfather, but he and wife Coco are expecting a baby. Ice told Jimmy Fallon last night that the doctors said it might take a year for Coco to get pregnant after going off the pill. But Ice says "Bam!" -- she was pregnant in two months. Ice says he and Coco will announce the sex of the baby on the debut of their new talk show, which starts airing Monday on Fox stations.

SOUND:

006-a-06-(Ice-T and Jimmy Fallon, during "Tonight Show" broadcast Thursday)-"not for Ice"-Ice-T says he wasn't worried about his wife, Coco's, desire to have a baby. COURTESY: NBC's "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" ((mandatory on-air credit)) (31 Jul 2015)

<<CUT ..006 (07/31/15)>> 00:06 "not for Ice"

007-a-08-(Ice-T and Jimmy Fallon, during "Tonight Show" broadcast Thursday)-"the kids education (laughs)"-Ice-T says they'll be announcing the sex of the baby on their new talk show "Ice and Coco," which debuts Monday on some Fox stations. COURTESY: NBC's "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" ((mandatory on-air credit)) (31 Jul 2015)

<<CUT ..007 (07/31/15)>> 00:08 "the kids education (laughs)"

005-a-09-(Ice-T and Jimmy Fallon, during "Tonight Show" broadcast Thursday)-"months, bam! really (applause)"-Ice-T says it didn't take long for his wife, Coco, to become pregnant. COURTESY: NBC's "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" ((mandatory on-air credit)) (31 Jul 2015)

<<CUT ..005 (07/31/15)>> 00:09 "months, bam! really (applause)"

DAVID CASSIDY PREPARES FOR HOUSE SALE

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- David Cassidy just wants someone who loves bougainvillea (boo-gehn-VIL'-yah). On September 9, Cassidy will auction his five-bedroom mansion in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as part of bankruptcy and divorce proceedings. Cassidy bought it in 2001 for $1.1 million and says he put in another $1 million in renovations. His pride, though, is the bougainvillea plant he believes is 50 years old, and he wants the new owners to take care of it.

ZAYN MALIK GETS SOLO DEAL

NEW YORK (AP) -- So much for Zayn Malik's (MAL'-ihks) desire to stay away from music to live like a regular person. Malik has signed a solo deal with RCA Records. A release date for his first record has not been announced. Malik quit One Direction in March, saying he wanted to live a normal life.

MARIAH CAREY WILL DIRECT CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Mariah Carey is going to call the shots for a Christmas special that will air on the Hallmark Channel. Carey will make her directorial debut and co-star in "Mariah Carey's Christmas Project." Filming begins in the fall. It will air in December as part of the Hallmark Channel's "Countdown to Christmas" programming.

U2 TOUR DOCUMENTARY WILL AIR ON HBO

NEW YORK (AP) -- HBO will run a two-party documentary on U2's "Innocence and Experience" tour. The first part will be about how the band overcame obstacles like Bono's bike accident to create the show. That will air on November 7. Part two will air November 14 and showcase U2's concert in Paris on the day it is performed.

Rewind Time

August 01, 2015 07:08 GMT

Today is Saturday, August 1, the 213th day of 2015. There are 152 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On August 1, 1975, a 35-nation summit in Finland concluded with the signing of a declaration known as the Helsinki Accords dealing with European security, human rights and East-West contacts.

On this date:

In 1714, Britain's Queen Anne died at age 49; she was succeeded by George I.

In 1876, Colorado was admitted as the 38th state.

In 1907, the U.S. Army Signal Corps established an aeronautical division, the forerunner of the U.S. Air Force.

In 1913, the Joyce Kilmer poem "Trees" was first published in "Poetry: A Magazine of Verse."

In 1936, the Olympics opened in Berlin with a ceremony presided over by Adolf Hitler.

In 1944, an uprising broke out in Warsaw, Poland, against Nazi occupation; the revolt lasted two months before collapsing.

In 1957, the United States and Canada agreed to create the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD).

In 1966, Charles Joseph Whitman, 25, went on a shooting rampage at the University of Texas in Austin, killing 14 people. Whitman, who had also slain his wife and mother hours earlier, was gunned down by police.

In 1971, the Concert for Bangladesh, organized by George Harrison and Ravi Shankar, took place at New York's Madison Square Garden.

In 1981, the rock music video channel MTV made its debut.

In 1994, Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley confirmed they'd been secretly married 11 weeks earlier. (Presley filed for divorce from Jackson in January 1996, citing irreconcilable differences.)

In 2007, the eight-lane Interstate 35W bridge, a major Minneapolis artery, collapsed into the Mississippi River during evening rush hour, killing 13 people.

Ten years ago: Saudi Arabia's ruler, King Fahd, died; Crown Prince Abdullah, the king's half-brother, became the country's new monarch. President George W. Bush used a recess appointment to install John Bolton as ambassador to the United Nations, bypassing the Senate after a testy standoff with Democrats.

Five years ago: The United States announced that it would provide Pakistan with $10 million in humanitarian assistance in the wake of deadly flooding. Lolita Lebron, a Puerto Rico independence activist who'd spent 25 years in prison for participating in a gun attack on the U.S. Congress in 1954, died in San Juan at age 90.

One year ago: President Barack Obama, in a televised news conference, said that the United States had "tortured" al-Qaida detainees captured after 9/11, adding, "We did some things that were contrary to our values." Congress approved a $225 million package to replenish Israel's missile defense system known as Iron Dome. A medical examiner ruled that a New York City police officer's chokehold caused the death of Eric Garner, whose videotaped arrest and final pleas of "I can't breathe!" had sparked outrage.

Today's Birthdays: Singer Ramblin' Jack Elliott is 84. Former Sen. Alfonse D'Amato, R-N.Y., is 78. Actor Giancarlo Giannini is 73. Basketball Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams is 65. Blues singer-musician Robert Cray is 62. Singer Michael Penn is 57. Rock singer Joe Elliott (Def Leppard) is 56. Rock singer-musician Suzi Gardner (L7) is 55. Rapper Chuck D (Public Enemy) is 55. Actor Jesse Borrego is 53. Actor Demian Bichir is 52. Rapper Coolio is 52. Actor John Carroll Lynch is 52. Rock singer Adam Duritz (Counting Crows) is 51. Movie director Sam Mendes is 50. Country singer George Ducas is 49. Country musician Charlie Kelley is 47. Actress Jennifer Gareis is 45. Actor Charles Malik Whitfield is 43. Actress Tempestt Bledsoe is 42. Actor Jason Momoa is 36. Singer Ashley Parker Angel is 34. Actress Taylor Fry is 34. Actor Elijah Kelley is 29. Actor James Francis Kelly is 26. Actress Ella Wahlestedt is 17.

Thought for Today: "As scarce as truth is, the supply is always greater than the demand." -- "Josh Billings" (Henry Wheeler Shaw), American author (1818-1885).

Copyright 2015, The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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Last Update on July 31, 2015 07:12 GMT

KATY PERRY STILL NOT ALLOWED TO BUY HILLTOP CONVENT

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Los Angeles judge says it may take months, if not years, to settle a dispute over who owns a hilltop convent that Katy Perry wants to buy. A group of nuns say it's theirs and they have already sold it to Los Angeles restaurant owner Dana Hollister. The archbishop of Los Angeles says only the archdiocese has the authority to sell and he wants Perry to buy it. Yesterday a judge decided the sale to Hollister was invalid. However, he did not order her to vacate but he did order her to pay $25,000 a month to support the nuns. Perry is not allowed to visit the property during the dispute. Even if the archdiocese wins the right to sell to Perry, the Vatican must still approve the sale.

SOUND:

012-w-34-(Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH'-tah), AP music correspondent, with music)--A judge is considering whether singer Katy Perry or restaurant owner Dana Hollister can buy a hilltop convent in Los Angeles. AP Music Correspondent Margie Szaroleta has more. ((opens with music)) (31 Jul 2015)

<<CUT ..012 (07/31/15)>> 00:34

013-c-17-(Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH'-tah), AP music correspondent)-"from the Vatican"-AP Music Correspondent Margie Szaroleta reports the nuns do not want to sell to Katy Perry because they did research on her. (31 Jul 2015)

<<CUT ..013 (07/31/15)>> 00:17 "from the Vatican"

014-r-48-(Excerpt of Katy Perry, performing "California Gurls")--Excerpt of Katy Perry performing "California Gurls." (31 Jul 2015)

<<CUT ..014 (07/31/15)>> 00:48

JUDGE EXPLAINS REASONING BEHIND SEALING DIVORCE CASE OF BLAKE SHELTON AND MIRANDA LAMBERT

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) -- The judge who sealed the divorce documents for Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert defends the decision by saying they are entertainers and not "guardians of the public trust." The Oklahoman quotes Pottawatomie County Associate District Judge John Gardner as saying there's no legitimate public interest in unsealing the private matters of Shelton and Lambert. Gardner's decision drew criticism that Shelton and Lambert got preferential treatment. Gardner is retiring this week.

ICE-T - BABY ON THE WAY

NEW YORK (AP) -- He's an actor. He's a rapper. And soon he'll be a new dad -- again. Ice-T is already a grandfather, but he and wife Coco are expecting a baby. Ice told Jimmy Fallon last night that the doctors said it might take a year for Coco to get pregnant after going off the pill. But Ice says "Bam!" -- she was pregnant in two months. Ice says he and Coco will announce the sex of the baby on the debut of their new talk show, which starts airing Monday on Fox stations.

SOUND:

006-a-06-(Ice-T and Jimmy Fallon, during "Tonight Show" broadcast Thursday)-"not for Ice"-Ice-T says he wasn't worried about his wife, Coco's, desire to have a baby. COURTESY: NBC's "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" ((mandatory on-air credit)) (31 Jul 2015)

<<CUT ..006 (07/31/15)>> 00:06 "not for Ice"

007-a-08-(Ice-T and Jimmy Fallon, during "Tonight Show" broadcast Thursday)-"the kids education (laughs)"-Ice-T says they'll be announcing the sex of the baby on their new talk show "Ice and Coco," which debuts Monday on some Fox stations. COURTESY: NBC's "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" ((mandatory on-air credit)) (31 Jul 2015)

<<CUT ..007 (07/31/15)>> 00:08 "the kids education (laughs)"

005-a-09-(Ice-T and Jimmy Fallon, during "Tonight Show" broadcast Thursday)-"months, bam! really (applause)"-Ice-T says it didn't take long for his wife, Coco, to become pregnant. COURTESY: NBC's "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" ((mandatory on-air credit)) (31 Jul 2015)

<<CUT ..005 (07/31/15)>> 00:09 "months, bam! really (applause)"

DAVID CASSIDY PREPARES FOR HOUSE SALE

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- David Cassidy just wants someone who loves bougainvillea (boo-gehn-VIL'-yah). On September 9, Cassidy will auction his five-bedroom mansion in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as part of bankruptcy and divorce proceedings. Cassidy bought it in 2001 for $1.1 million and says he put in another $1 million in renovations. His pride, though, is the bougainvillea plant he believes is 50 years old, and he wants the new owners to take care of it.

ZAYN MALIK GETS SOLO DEAL

NEW YORK (AP) -- So much for Zayn Malik's (MAL'-ihks) desire to stay away from music to live like a regular person. Malik has signed a solo deal with RCA Records. A release date for his first record has not been announced. Malik quit One Direction in March, saying he wanted to live a normal life.

MARIAH CAREY WILL DIRECT CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Mariah Carey is going to call the shots for a Christmas special that will air on the Hallmark Channel. Carey will make her directorial debut and co-star in "Mariah Carey's Christmas Project." Filming begins in the fall. It will air in December as part of the Hallmark Channel's "Countdown to Christmas" programming.

U2 TOUR DOCUMENTARY WILL AIR ON HBO

NEW YORK (AP) -- HBO will run a two-party documentary on U2's "Innocence and Experience" tour. The first part will be about how the band overcame obstacles like Bono's bike accident to create the show. That will air on November 7. Part two will air November 14 and showcase U2's concert in Paris on the day it is performed.

Urban News

Last Update on November 16, 2012 08:15 GMT

KATT WILLIAMS: COMEDIAN ARRESTED

OAKLAND, California (AP) -- He is to perform tonight in Oakland, California. But it's an incident that took place Wednesday that has Katt Williams in the news today. He's has been arrested after a man told Oakland police Williams whacked him upside the head with a bottle. Authorities say the comedian was taken into custody on suspicion of assault -- but later released after he and several witnesses were questioned. The victim says he was attacked aboard a tour bus that was parked outside a downtown hotel. The man was treated at a hospital for a cut to his head. Williams is 41 and is known for his HBO comedy special and movie roles including "Friday After Next" and "Norbit.."

PARTIAL LINEUP FOR SANDY BENEFIT CONCERT ANNOUNCED

NEW YORK (AP) -- Sandy was a super storm. And some musical superstars are teaming up to help fight back against it. Alicia Keys, Bruce Springsteen and others will be among those who will perform at New York's Madison Square Garden for next month's benefit concert. The arena says Billy Joel and The Who will also take part in the event, called "12-12-12." Other performers will be added to the list. The show -- set for December 12 -- will benefit a fund that helps those affected by Sandy, which pounded the New York City and New Jersey areas.

Online:

Madison Square Garden site: http://www.thegarden.com

RIHANNA: CONCERT SERIES STARTS WITH PARTY

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Usually showing up late for a date will get you a less-than-warm reception. But Rihanna got cheers -- even though she was two hours behind schedule for her performance in Mexico City the other night. She started what's known as her "777" tour with an exclusive party for about 2,000 fans. She thanked fans for their patience, saying their hanging in there until she showed up Wednesday night really made her "feel loved." The concert swing will see Rihanna perform seven shows in seven days in seven different cities. Stops on the tour include Toronto, Paris, Berlin and London before ending up in New York City.

NEW YORK (AP) -- Nicki Minaj has already won a lot of awards during her career. But she says her career isn't about collecting hardware to put in her trophy case. She says the biggest draw for her being awards shows is performing before a live audience at the venue and on TV. She says that's what she will be looking forward to at the American Music Awards on Sunday. She says she has been at awards shows where she totally forgot she was up for a nomination -- until her name was read off as a winner. The way she sees it, if she keeps making good music, the awards will take care of herself. If you should happen to run into Nicki between now and Sunday, you can remind her she's up for four nominations at the AMAs.

Nicki Minaj says she's more excited about performing at award shows than she is at winning trophies.

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Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj says she doesn't do music for awards, but figures if she's good enough during her career she'll get her share.

RIHANNA/NICKI MINAJ: LEAD GOING INTO SUNDAY'S AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Rihanna and Nicki Minaj lead the way when it comes to nominations at Sunday's American Music Awards. Each singer has four nods going into the event. Other multiple nominees include two guys who have been reportedly fighting for Rihanna's attention lately -- Drake has three while Chris Brown has two nods. Other multiple nominees include Justin Bieber, Usher, Pitbull, Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson. The ceremony will be broadcast on ABC.

Here's Rihanna performing "We Found Love."

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Nicki Minaj

Here's Nicki Minaj performing "Starships."

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS: NOMINEES LIST

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Here is the full list of nominees for Sunday's American Music Awards. The event will aired live on ABC from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.

-- Artist of the year: Justin Bieber, Drake, Maroon 5, Katy Perry, Rihanna.

-- New artist of the year: J. Cole, fun., Gotye, Carly Rae Jepsen, One Direction.

-- Male artist, pop/rock: Justin Bieber, Flo Rida, Pitbull, Usher.

-- Female artist, pop/rock: Kelly Clarkson, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Rihanna.

-- Band, duo or group, pop/rock: fun., Maroon 5, One Direction, The Wanted.

-- Album, pop/rock: Justin Bieber, "Believe"; Maroon 5, "Overexposed"; Nicki Minaj, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded"; One Direction, "Up All Night."

-- Male artist, country: Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric Church.

-- Female artist, country: Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood.

-- Band, duo or group, country: Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts.

-- Album, country: Luke Bryan, "Tailgates & Tanlines"; Lionel Richie, "Tuskegee"; Carrie Underwood, "Blown Away."

-- Artist, rap/hip-hop: Drake, Nicki Minaj, Tyga.

-- Album, rap/hip-hop: J. Cole, "Cole World: The Sideline Story"; Drake, "Take Care"; Nicki Minaj, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded."

-- Male artist, soul/R&B: Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Usher.

-- Female artist, soul/R&B: Beyonce, Mary J. Blige,,Rihanna.

-- Album, soul/R&B: Chris Brown, "Fortune"; Rihanna, "Talk That Talk"; Usher, "Looking 4 Myself."

-- Artist, alternative rock: The Black Keys, Gotye, Linkin Park.

-- Artist, adult contemporary: Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Train.

-- Artist, Latin: Don Omar, Pitbull, Shakira.

-- Artist, contemporary inspirational: Jeremy Camp, Newsboys, tobyMac.

-- Artist, electronic dance music: David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Skrillex.

THE SUPREMES: FORMER HOUSING PROJECT IN DETROIT TO BE RAZED

DETROIT (AP) -- They most recently were known as the Frederick Douglass Homes in Detroit. But back in the day they were known as the Brewster projects. And that was the place where Diana Ross and the Supremes grew up. Now, the housing project is about to become another memory. Detroit mayor Dave Bing says the demolition of the massive high rise apartment buildings could start early next year. The city has no set plans for redevelopment of the complex where Diana Ross, Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson lived before signing with Berry Gordy's Motown Records in the early 1960s. Bing says he knows the former Brewster projects have "a lot of history" -- but has since "become an eyesore."

WILL SMITH/USHER: AMONG NOMINEES FOR PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS

BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) -- The People's Choice Award nominations are out. And Usher and Will Smith are among the nominees. Usher is up for best R&B act while Smith is among the male actors up for honors. Other nominees include Nicki Minaj, Drake, Pitbull and Jay-Z. Fans vote for the winners -- and you can vote on any of the 48 categories through December 13. Winners will be announced at a ceremony set for January 9, 2013 -- and broadcast on CBS.

Online:

People's Choice Awards site: http://www.peopleschoice.com

Sound of Adam Levine and Maroon 5 performing "One More Night," nominated for Favorite Song.

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Sound of Justin Bieber

Sound of Justin Bieber singing "Boyfriend," from Favorite Album nominee "Believe."

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Sound of Taylor Swift

Sound of Taylor Swift singing "We are Never Ever Getting Back Together," up for Favorite Song.

THE X FACTOR

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Rappers Lyric 145 were the first to go on last night's "X Factor." Lyric Da Queen says they didn't get an opportunity to do what they do best -- including rap. But she says you have to take the good with the bad. Later in the show, Paige Thomas and Jennel Garcia had a sing-off. Simon Cowell cast the deciding vote, sending Jennel home. Thirteen-year-old Diamond White is still in the running. And the top three on the leaderboard remain unchanged: Tate Stevens, Carly Rose Sonenclar and Vino Alan (ah-LAHN').

Lyric Da Queen says they had a lot more to show the world. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell casts the deciding vote, after the sing-off between Paige Thomas and Jennel Garcia. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Tate Stevens, contestant

Tate Stevens thanks his fans for keeping him in the top spot. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

GABBY DOUGLAS: MEETS WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Fierce Five and other members of the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team got a personal audience with President Barack Obama. The gymnasts met with the president in the Oval Office before huddling together in the chill outside to watch his helicopter lift off. Obama was headed to New York to tour storm damage. The gymnasts, including Gabby Douglas -- won gold at the summer Olympics. They signed leotards to give to the president's daughters, Sasha and Malia.

CHAMIQUE HOLDSCLAW: FORMER NBA STAR ARRESTED IN DISTURBANCE

ATLANTA (AP) -- Former WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw is in custody after what appears to be a case of domestic violence. She is accused of shooting into a woman's car after using a bat to break its windows. Police in Atlanta says the incident happened after Holdsclaw followed Jennifer Lacy to her car. Lacy plays for the WNBA's Tulsa Shock. Lacy identifies Holdsclaw as an ex-girlfriend. The two were teammates with the Atlanta Dream in 2009. Holdsclaw was in custody last night under $10,000 bond on charge each of aggravated assault, second-degree criminal damage and reckless conduct.

LUTHER VANDROSS: LOOKING BACK

UNDATED (AP) -- On this date in 2003, Luther Vandross won two American Music Awards. He won for favorite soul/R&B male artist and soul/R&B album for "Dance With My Father." The album came out about a month after Vandross suffered a massive stroke. His mom accepted for the singer and apologized that her son couldn't be there in person. Vandross died earlier this year from complications from the stroke. Other winners included Aaliyah and 50 Cent.

MISSY ELLIOTT: LOOKING BACK

UNDATED (AP) -- On this date in 2003, Missy Elliott won an American Music Award but lost her ride to the show. She won for favorite rap/hip-hop female artist but wasn't there to pick it up. She showed up later and told the audience her limo was stolen from her hotel and she had to get to the show on her own. She went on to tell the audience she needed to bum a ride back to her hotel.

MICHAEL JACKSON: LOOKING BACK

UNDATED (AP) -- On this date in 1989, Michael Jackson made a surprise appearance on "The Arsenio Hall Show." The singer popped on stage to present an MTV viewers' poll award to comedian and actor Eddie Murphy. Murphy reciprocated by presenting Jackson with the video award from the same poll.

O.V. WRIGHT: LOOKING BACK

UNDATED (AP) -- On this date in 1980, R&B singer O.V. Wright died in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 41. He had many hits for the Back Beat label in the 1960's and 70's, the biggest of which was "Ace of Spades."

LISA BONET/LENNY KRAVITZ: LOOKING BACK

UNDATED (AP) -- On this date in 1987, actress Lisa Bonet (boh-NAY') and musician Lenny Kravitz got married. They separated in 1990 and divorced in 1993.

LISA BONET: BIRTHDAY

UNDATED (AP) -- Actress Lisa Bonet (boh-NAY') has a birthday today. She's 45. She first rose to fame as one of the Cosby kids on "The Cosby Show." In the show, she left home to go off to college and ended up on a spinoff show, "A Different World," which she left after just a year. She also starred in the 1987 movie "Angel Heart."

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