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Last Update on May 22, 2015 07:07 GMT

DAVID LETTERMAN - RATINGS

NEW YORK (AP) -- He didn't get Jay Leno's job as host of "The Tonight Show." And for all the accolades he got the other night, David Letterman didn't get the ratings Leno did for his farewell show. Nielsen reports the Letterman finale drew 13.76 million viewers. That was even more than any prime-time show Wednesday night. But it was short of the 14.6 million viewers Leno drew when he signed off for the last time on the show that Letterman coveted. Both exits take a back seat to the man who came before them. Johnny Carson's signoff in 1992 drew more than 41.4 million viewers -- more than Letterman and Leno combined. But in fairness, that was a time when most Americans were still getting TV off the air -- not through the myriad options viewers have today.

David Letterman's farewell didn't have quite as many viewers as Jay Leno had for his final show. AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel has the numbers.

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Oscar Wells Gabriel

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports David Letterman drew a larger-than-usual audience for his final show on Wednesday night.

"RED NOSE DAY"

UNDATED (AP) -- We don't know yet how much "Red Nose Day" raised on NBC last night. But with about an hour to go in the three-hour broadcast, Al Roker said they had brought in nearly $11 million. A host of celebrities took part, including Will Ferrell, Gwyneth Paltrow and the band Coldplay. A running bit on the show was Coldplay rehearsing "Game of Thrones: The Musical." Peter Dinklage from the HBO show sang lead. Organizers of Red Nose Day say the money raised will be used to fight childhood poverty in the U.S. and around the world.

Will Ferrell makes an appeal to viewers. COURTESY: NBC ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Jane Krakowski, co-host

Co-host Jane Krakowski wraps up the three-hour, prime-time broadcast. COURTESY: NBC ((mandatory on-air credit))

JOSH DUGGAR RESIGNS FROM FAMILY AGENCY

NEW YORK (AP) -- Josh Duggar is out as a member of a Christian lobbying group. The Family Research Council says it has accepted the resignation of the reality TV star who's in TLC's "19 Kids and Counting." He isn't being specific as some reports have been on why he's stepping down. All he's saying about it -- is a Facebook apology, saying he was involved in bad behavior as a youth. The head of the Family Research Council says information coming out now would "make it difficult" for Duggar to be effective as a public face of the organization.

FLAVOR FLAV ARREST

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Some people complain they get pulled over by police when they aren't doing anything. Then, there's Flavor Flav. He faces a laundry list of charges after being arrested in Las Vegas early yesterday. He faces misdemeanors accusing him of DUI, speeding, and for having pot -- and an open container -- in his car. The Nevada Highway Patrol says Flav was doing 73 in a 45 mile-per-hour zone when the black Beemer he was driving was pulled over. He has since posted bail.

TAYLOR SHILLING "ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK"

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Is love in the air on "Orange Is the New Black?" Of course, those who really know aren't saying. But the actress who plays Piper says it seems everyone wants to know what happens in the new season between Piper and the former drug smuggler, Alex. She says she doesn't even know if the two will get together. But she notes her character "is changing" and is "finding herself in new ways." She says that ends up changing her relationships both inside and outside the lockup. The new season of "Orange" launches on Netflix next month.

Selenis Leyva, who plays Gloria Mendoza, says this coming season of "Orange Is the New Black" will get viewers' pulses racing.

UZO ADUBA - EMMY

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Uzo Aduba has warm memories from winning an Emmy for "Orange Is the New Black." And based on where she's had it sitting, some of those warm feelings likely came from the trophy, itself. She says she kept it on a ledge just over her radiator. No more. She says she recently bought a bookshelf -- and the Emmy makes its home there now.

Uzo Aduba says her Emmy now is in more suitable place in her home.

DR. OZ - HELPING HAND

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- He's done it again. Celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz has stepped in to help a woman who fell ill at a Florida mall. News reports in Jacksonville say Dr. Oz was making an appearance at a mall when a woman collapsed -- and he went to help. Reports say he jumped a railing to get to the woman and look after her until paramedics arrived. Earlier this month, emergency responders say Dr. Oz helped treat two people injured in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike.

Country News

Last Update on May 22, 2015 07:07 GMT

TAYLOR SWIFT VIDEO SETS NEW HIGH FOR VEVO VIEWS

UNDATED (AP) -- Taylor Swift's video for "Bad Blood" has set a new record on Vevo. It was viewed 20.1 million times its first day of release, setting a Vevo record for most views in a 24-hour period. The previous record-holder was "Anaconda" by Nicki Minaj. That had 19.6 million views when it came out last August.

ELTON JOHN ATTENDS GRAMMAR SCHOOL REUNION

LONDON (AP) -- The Pinner County Grammar School in London held a reunion for the class of 1958 and Elton John showed up. John posts on Instagram he has not seen many of his schoolmates in more than 50 years and it was as if they had never left school. While his classmates may have been impressed he attended, John was more impressed that his oldest pal, Keith Francis, made it. John says Francis flew all the way from Australia for the reunion.

MADONNA TOUR WILL HAVE LATE START

UNDATED (AP) -- Madonna is delaying the start of her tour because she says all the elements have to be perfect. The tour was supposed to begin August 29 in Miami. It will now begin September 9 in Montreal. Madonna says assembling the elements of her show is taking longer than expected, but she promises it will be worth the wait. The concerts set for Miami, Atlanta and San Juan, Puerto Rico, will be moved to January.

B.B. KING'S DAUGHTER WILL HOLD TRIBUTE

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- B.B. King's eldest daughter is inviting the public to see her father's body, then celebrate his life. Shirley King will hold a free musical tribute tonight in Las Vegas. A public viewing for her father will be held this afternoon in Las Vegas. Shirley King says when people are done being sad about her father's death, she wants them to come out and let the good times roll.

BOB BELDEN DIES

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jazz musician and composer Bob Belden has died. He passed away Wednesday in New York after suffering a heart attack in his apartment. He was 58. Belden was the first American musician to perform in Iran since its 1979 revolution when he toured there in February. He released a series of albums that were jazz versions of music by The Beatles, Prince, Sting, Carole King and Puccini. He also produced "Miles From India," featuring collaborations of Indian and American musicians doing Miles Davis songs, and "Miles Espanol," matching Chick Corea and Ron Carter with Spanish musicians.

JON BON JOVI PREMIERES NEW SONG AT RUTGERS' COMMENCEMENT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) -- Jon Bon Jovi's advice to graduates at Rutgers University came in the form of a song. Bon Jovi played a new song called "Reunion" that began, "This isn't how the story ends, my friends. It's just a fork along the road." Bon Jovi was one of the speakers at yesterday's commencement ceremony. He was also given an honorary doctorate of letters for his achievements in entertainment and philanthropy.

PASSION PIT SINGER IS NOT A SOCIAL MEDIA GUY

LONDON (AP) -- Sending a message to Passion Pit singer Michael Angelakos (an-jeh-LAH'-kuhs) is like sending it into outer space. He probably is not going to answer. Angelakos says he sees the value in promoting his music on social media, but he values the distance he's created. He says if he does respond on social media, he wants it to mean something. He prefers to communicate with fans by getting personal with his music and his videos. Sometimes the videos get too personal. Angelakos says he really did get punched in the video for "Lifted Up (1985)" and the moshing was so intense he ripped his pants.

SOUND:

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Michael Angelakos (an-jeh-LAH'-kuhs)

Passion Pit singer Michael Angelakos says he doesn't communicate much on social media. ((note length of cut))

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Michael Angelakos (an-jeh-LAH'-kuhs)

Passion Pit singer Michael Angelakos says he gets personal with fans with his music, so he doesn't need to do it on social media.

<<CUT ..013 (05/22/15)>> 00:12 "in the shot"

Michael Angelakos (an-jeh-LAH'-kuhs)

Passion Pit singer Michael Angelakos says the craziness in the video for "Lifted Up (1985)" is not acting.

<<CUT ..014 (05/22/15)>> 00:14 "sense to me"

Michael Angelakos (an-jeh-LAH'-kuhs)

Passion Pit singer Michael Angelakos says besides communicating with fans through his music, he does it through videos as well.

AKON USES CELEBRITY POWER TO LIGHT AFRICA

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- For Akon, being an entertainer was just a gateway to doing bigger and better things. Akon says it's always been his dream to help millions of Africans. Akon's parents are from Senegal and he was raised in both Senegal and in the U.S. He started an initiative called "Akon Lighting Africa" two years ago with the hope of bringing electricity to a million homes in Africa. Akon told a United Nations news conference Wednesday he's not only done that, but his initiative has spread to 14 African countries.

JONATHAN EDWARDS REVEALS HE WAS ADOPTED AND HE GAVE UP A CHILD

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- The man who turned "Sunshine" into a hit in 1971 is giving a clue to the secrets of his past with his new album cover. Jonathan Edwards says the photograph used as the cover art for his new album "Tomorrow's Child" is Edwards himself as a child, taken on the day he was adopted. Moreover, Edwards reveals he gave up a child for adoption before his music career took off. Decades later, he has reunited with both his birth mother and the daughter he gave up. He writes about those emotions in the song "Jonny's Come Home." "Tomorrow's Child" comes out June 23.

GRANDMASTER FLASH JOINS "THE GET DOWN"

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Grandmaster Flash will be one of the creative forces behind a new Netflix drama directed by Baz Luhrmann. The Hollywood Reporter reports Flash will be an associate producer and adviser on the show "The Get Down." He'll even be a character. The series is about teenagers in the South Bronx in the 1970s who create hip-hop, punk and disco. The teenagers are fictitious characters, but they'll encounter historical figures, including Flash. "The Get Down" will premiere next year.

MUSICIANS, FORMER MLB PLAYERS SIGN UP FOR ALL-STAR SOFTBALL GAME

NEW YORK (AP) -- Macklemore, Snoop Dogg, Justin Moore and Nick Lachey (lah-SHAY') will show off their sports skills when they play in the MLB All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game. Former pros Andre Dawson, Fred Lynn, Sean Casey, Paul O'Neill, Eric Davis and Aaron Boone will also play, as will Olympic softball gold medalist Jennie Finch. The game will be July 12 in Cincinnati.

Rewind Time

May 24, 2015 07:09 GMT

Today is Sunday, May 24, the 144th day of 2015. There are 221 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On May 24, 1935, the first major league baseball game to be played at night took place at Cincinnati's Crosley Field as the Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 2-1.

On this date:

In 1775, John Hancock was elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding Peyton Randolph.

In 1844, Samuel F.B. Morse transmitted the message "What hath God wrought" from Washington to Baltimore as he formally opened America's first telegraph line.

In 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge, linking Brooklyn and Manhattan, was dedicated by President Chester Alan Arthur and New York Gov. Grover Cleveland.

In 1889, Germany's Reichstag passed a mandatory disability and old-age insurance law.

In 1937, in a set of rulings, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Social Security Act of 1935.

In 1941, the German battleship Bismarck sank the British battle cruiser HMS Hood in the North Atlantic, killing all but three of the 1,418 men on board.

In 1959, former U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles died in Washington D.C. at age 71.

In 1962, astronaut Scott Carpenter became the second American to orbit the Earth as he flew aboard Aurora 7.

In 1976, Britain and France opened trans-Atlantic Concorde supersonic transport service to Washington.

In 1980, Iran rejected a call by the World Court in The Hague to release the American hostages.

In 1995, former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson died in London at age 79.

In 2001, 23 people were killed when the floor of a Jerusalem wedding hall collapsed beneath dancing guests, sending them plunging several stories into the basement.

Ten years ago: Breaking years of gridlock, the Senate cleared the way for confirmation of Priscilla Owen to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals following a compromise on President George W. Bush's current and future judicial nominees. (Owen was confirmed, and was sworn in the following June.) Ignoring President Bush's veto threat, the House voted to lift limits on embryonic stem cell research (the 238-194 vote fell far short of the two-thirds majority needed to override a veto).

Five years ago: Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen, the Obama administration's point man on the BP oil spill, rejected the idea of taking over the crisis, saying the government had neither BP's expertise nor its deep-sea equipment. The Supreme Court rejected the National Football League's request for broad antitrust law protection, saying that it had to be considered 32 separate teams -- not one big business -- when selling branded items like jerseys and caps. Lukas Lacko of Slovakia beat American Michael Yani in a 71-game match that tied for the most games in a French Open singles match since tiebreakers were instituted in 1973. (Lacko won 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4), 6-7 (5), 12-10 in a first-round match that began on a Sunday and finished after midnight Monday.)

One year ago: A lone gunman opened fire at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, killing four people. (A suspect, Mehdi Nemmouche, is in custody.) Pope Francis, in Jordan, denounced arms dealers and appealed for an urgent end to the Syrian civil war at the start of a three-day trip to the Middle East. Reality star Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West wed in a Renaissance fortress in Florence, Italy.

Today's Birthdays: Actor-comedian-impressionist Stanley Baxter is 89. Comedian Tommy Chong is 77. Singer Bob Dylan is 74. Actor Gary Burghoff is 72. Singer Patti LaBelle is 71. Actress Priscilla Presley is 70. Country singer Mike Reid is 68. Actor Jim Broadbent is 66. Actor Alfred Molina is 62. Singer Rosanne Cash is 60. Actress Kristin Scott Thomas is 55. Rock musician Jimmy Ashhurst (Buckcherry) is 52. Rock musician Vivian Trimble is 52. Actor John C. Reilly is 50. Actor Dana Ashbrook is 48. Actor Eric Close is 48. Actor Carl Payne is 46. Rock musician Rich Robinson is 46. Actor Dash Mihok is 41. Actor Bryan Greenburg is 37. Actor Owen Benjamin is 35. Actor Billy L. Sullivan is 35. Actor-rapper Jerod Mixon (aka Big Tyme) is 34. Rock musician Cody Hanson (Hinder) is 33. Dancer Mark Ballas (TV: "Dancing with the Stars") is 29. Country singer Billy Gilman is 27. Actor Cayden Boyd is 21.

Thought for Today: "If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin." -- Ivan Turgenev, Russian author (1818-1883).

Copyright 2015, The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Rock News

Last Update on May 22, 2015 07:07 GMT

TAYLOR SWIFT VIDEO SETS NEW HIGH FOR VEVO VIEWS

UNDATED (AP) -- Taylor Swift's video for "Bad Blood" has set a new record on Vevo. It was viewed 20.1 million times its first day of release, setting a Vevo record for most views in a 24-hour period. The previous record-holder was "Anaconda" by Nicki Minaj. That had 19.6 million views when it came out last August.

ELTON JOHN ATTENDS GRAMMAR SCHOOL REUNION

LONDON (AP) -- The Pinner County Grammar School in London held a reunion for the class of 1958 and Elton John showed up. John posts on Instagram he has not seen many of his schoolmates in more than 50 years and it was as if they had never left school. While his classmates may have been impressed he attended, John was more impressed that his oldest pal, Keith Francis, made it. John says Francis flew all the way from Australia for the reunion.

MADONNA TOUR WILL HAVE LATE START

UNDATED (AP) -- Madonna is delaying the start of her tour because she says all the elements have to be perfect. The tour was supposed to begin August 29 in Miami. It will now begin September 9 in Montreal. Madonna says assembling the elements of her show is taking longer than expected, but she promises it will be worth the wait. The concerts set for Miami, Atlanta and San Juan, Puerto Rico, will be moved to January.

B.B. KING'S DAUGHTER WILL HOLD TRIBUTE

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- B.B. King's eldest daughter is inviting the public to see her father's body, then celebrate his life. Shirley King will hold a free musical tribute tonight in Las Vegas. A public viewing for her father will be held this afternoon in Las Vegas. Shirley King says when people are done being sad about her father's death, she wants them to come out and let the good times roll.

BOB BELDEN DIES

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jazz musician and composer Bob Belden has died. He passed away Wednesday in New York after suffering a heart attack in his apartment. He was 58. Belden was the first American musician to perform in Iran since its 1979 revolution when he toured there in February. He released a series of albums that were jazz versions of music by The Beatles, Prince, Sting, Carole King and Puccini. He also produced "Miles From India," featuring collaborations of Indian and American musicians doing Miles Davis songs, and "Miles Espanol," matching Chick Corea and Ron Carter with Spanish musicians.

JON BON JOVI PREMIERES NEW SONG AT RUTGERS' COMMENCEMENT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) -- Jon Bon Jovi's advice to graduates at Rutgers University came in the form of a song. Bon Jovi played a new song called "Reunion" that began, "This isn't how the story ends, my friends. It's just a fork along the road." Bon Jovi was one of the speakers at yesterday's commencement ceremony. He was also given an honorary doctorate of letters for his achievements in entertainment and philanthropy.

PASSION PIT SINGER IS NOT A SOCIAL MEDIA GUY

LONDON (AP) -- Sending a message to Passion Pit singer Michael Angelakos (an-jeh-LAH'-kuhs) is like sending it into outer space. He probably is not going to answer. Angelakos says he sees the value in promoting his music on social media, but he values the distance he's created. He says if he does respond on social media, he wants it to mean something. He prefers to communicate with fans by getting personal with his music and his videos. Sometimes the videos get too personal. Angelakos says he really did get punched in the video for "Lifted Up (1985)" and the moshing was so intense he ripped his pants.

SOUND:

<<CUT ..011 (05/22/15)>> 00:17 "kind of created"

Michael Angelakos (an-jeh-LAH'-kuhs)

Passion Pit singer Michael Angelakos says he doesn't communicate much on social media. ((note length of cut))

<<CUT ..012 (05/22/15)>> 00:11 "to actually matter"

Michael Angelakos (an-jeh-LAH'-kuhs)

Passion Pit singer Michael Angelakos says he gets personal with fans with his music, so he doesn't need to do it on social media.

<<CUT ..013 (05/22/15)>> 00:12 "in the shot"

Michael Angelakos (an-jeh-LAH'-kuhs)

Passion Pit singer Michael Angelakos says the craziness in the video for "Lifted Up (1985)" is not acting.

<<CUT ..014 (05/22/15)>> 00:14 "sense to me"

Michael Angelakos (an-jeh-LAH'-kuhs)

Passion Pit singer Michael Angelakos says besides communicating with fans through his music, he does it through videos as well.

AKON USES CELEBRITY POWER TO LIGHT AFRICA

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- For Akon, being an entertainer was just a gateway to doing bigger and better things. Akon says it's always been his dream to help millions of Africans. Akon's parents are from Senegal and he was raised in both Senegal and in the U.S. He started an initiative called "Akon Lighting Africa" two years ago with the hope of bringing electricity to a million homes in Africa. Akon told a United Nations news conference Wednesday he's not only done that, but his initiative has spread to 14 African countries.

JONATHAN EDWARDS REVEALS HE WAS ADOPTED AND HE GAVE UP A CHILD

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- The man who turned "Sunshine" into a hit in 1971 is giving a clue to the secrets of his past with his new album cover. Jonathan Edwards says the photograph used as the cover art for his new album "Tomorrow's Child" is Edwards himself as a child, taken on the day he was adopted. Moreover, Edwards reveals he gave up a child for adoption before his music career took off. Decades later, he has reunited with both his birth mother and the daughter he gave up. He writes about those emotions in the song "Jonny's Come Home." "Tomorrow's Child" comes out June 23.

GRANDMASTER FLASH JOINS "THE GET DOWN"

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Grandmaster Flash will be one of the creative forces behind a new Netflix drama directed by Baz Luhrmann. The Hollywood Reporter reports Flash will be an associate producer and adviser on the show "The Get Down." He'll even be a character. The series is about teenagers in the South Bronx in the 1970s who create hip-hop, punk and disco. The teenagers are fictitious characters, but they'll encounter historical figures, including Flash. "The Get Down" will premiere next year.

MUSICIANS, FORMER MLB PLAYERS SIGN UP FOR ALL-STAR SOFTBALL GAME

NEW YORK (AP) -- Macklemore, Snoop Dogg, Justin Moore and Nick Lachey (lah-SHAY') will show off their sports skills when they play in the MLB All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game. Former pros Andre Dawson, Fred Lynn, Sean Casey, Paul O'Neill, Eric Davis and Aaron Boone will also play, as will Olympic softball gold medalist Jennie Finch. The game will be July 12 in Cincinnati.

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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