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Last Update on September 04, 2015 07:08 GMT

KANYE WEST - DONALD TRUMP

NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump says he and Kanye West are members of a mutual admiration society. He says West always says nice things about him -- so he won't ever say anything bad about the rapper. The GOP front-runner was asked about West because the rap star said during his stem-winder at the VMAs that he wants to run for president in 2020. And Trump says he'd' never say anything bad about West because quoting The Donald here -- "he loves Trump." Trump suggests the two of them might cross swords if he wins the White House and West follows through with his plan to run in 2020. But for now, Trump says he and West appreciate each other.

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004-a-05-(Donald Trump, GOP presidential candidate)-"things about me"-Donald Trump says he and Kanye West only have good things to say about each other. (4 Sep 2015)

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CHIWETEL EJIOFOR - ROLE-ING AFTER OSCAR NOD

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Chiwetel Ejiofor (CHOO'-ih-tehl EHJ'-ee-oh-for) says he hasn't been more selective about the roles he considers taking -- now that he's been nominated for an Oscar. That's because he says, he has been picky about the parts he does all along. He says he's always on the lookout for quality material to do. And since he has always been selective about what he will do as an actor, Ejiofor doesn't think the number of scripts that have come his way has increased.

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NEW COMICS ADDED TO "THE DAILY SHOW"

NEW YORK (AP) -- In baseball, teams are able to add players to their roster in September for the stretch run. And as "The Daily Show" prepares to start its run under new host Trevor Noah, Comedy Central is strengthening the show's bench. The network has hired on three new comedians for the show. They are Ronny Chieng, Desi Lydic and Roy Wood Jr. They join holdovers from the Jon Stewart era Jordan Klepper, Hasan Minhaj, Jessica Williams, Lewis Black, John Hodgman, Al Madrigal, Aasif Mandvi and Kristen Schaal. Noah starts as host of the show Sept. 28.

OITNB - LABELING

NEW YORK (AP) -- The creator of "Orange Is the New Black" isn't crazy about the idea of putting the series into a specific category. Jenji Kohan says slapping a label like comedy, drama or "dramedy" on the show is frustrating. She says the category shouldn't matter -- because the only question that should be asked of a show is: "Are we doing good work or not." The show, in its third season on Netflix, is nominated for outstanding drama series at this year's Emmys. Last year, it competed for the Emmy for outstanding comedy series.

VIDEO GAME EDITED TO REMOVE SLAVE SHIP SCENES

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The makers of an educational video game have learned an important lesson: it's not a good idea to include a scene depicting slaves being packed into a ship. The creators of the game "Playing History: Slave Trade" have removed a level that featured slave characters being dropped into a ship similar to the way multi-hued blocks are dropped into place in the game "Tetris." The game makers insist that the scene was included "to underline the point of how inhumane slavery was." And it says the offensive segment was only "a small 15-second part of the game."

BILL COSBY'S NAME REMOVED FROM UNIVERSITY FILM WORKSHOP

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York University has become the latest school that have put some distance between it and Bill Cosby. The school is removing the comedian's name from a popular film workshop for high school students. A school spokesman says the move was made "in light of recent events." Ohio's Central State University has removed Cosby's name from its Mass Communications Center. All of this comes after dozens of women have gone public with claims that Cosby sexually assaulted them. Cosby has never been charged with a crime.

MEL GIBSON - NO CHARGES IN AUSTRALIA

SYDNEY (AP) -- Mel Gibson has come out on top of a potential legal issue down under. Authorities in Australia have decided not to charge the actor over an incident that took place last month. A photographer claimed the Oscar-winning director shoved and abused him when he snapped pictures of Gibson and his new girlfriend in Sydney last month. Police say the matter was "investigated thoroughly" -- and based on the evidence gathered, no formal action will be taken. Gibson's publicity firm says the actor has denied the allegations from the start and is "now satisfied" that the investigation lets him off the hook.

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Last Update on September 04, 2015 07:08 GMT

BLACK SABBATH ANNOUNCE "THE END" TOUR

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Black Sabbath are planning a farewell tour and it will not include drummer Bill Ward. Black Sabbath will begin "The End" tour January 20 in Omaha. They are promising their "most mesmerizing production ever" before calling it quits. Ward and frontman Ozzy Osbourne have had an ongoing dispute.

MEGHAN TRAINOR HAS THROAT SURGERY

UNDATED (AP) -- Meghan Trainor says she is napping on the couch with her mama and getting free head rubs after getting her vocal cords fixed. Trainor writes on Instagram she has "survived" the surgery. She called off her tour in August because of vocal cord hemorrhages.

MILEY CYRUS' MARIJUANA ANTICS ANGERS MTV VMA ADVERTISER

NEW YORK (AP) -- An organization that sponsored two anti-cigarette ads during the MTV Video Music Awards is blasting MTV for the show's many marijuana references. Miley Cyrus ate pot brownies with Snoop Dogg in a skit, lit up with friends in another, took a selfie and asked people to say "marijuana," sang the song "Dooo It!" that referenced marijuana, and passed a lit joint to photographers backstage after the show. Kanye West also admitted that he "rolled up a little something" before taking the stage. Eric Asche of the Truth Initiative says it's understandable for viewers to be confused by the mixed messages and he's "extremely disappointed" with MTV. An MTV spokesman says the network is declining comment.

JOHN FOGERTY LEARNS HIS LESSON AS A KID

NEW YORK (AP) -- John Fogerty learned about honesty by being dishonest as a kid. Fogerty says he saw another kid stealing a record and was practically boasting about it as he went out the door. Fogerty tried it himself a few times and got away with it. However, he says a "psychological mirror" was thrown at him, and he looked at himself and thought, "John, what are you doing? This is the thing that you love the most in your whole life -- music." He didn't know about karma in those days, but he felt he was tainting the thing he cherished. He's been a stickler for honesty ever since. Fogerty will put out his autobiography, "Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music," on October 6.

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015-a-14-(John Fogerty, musician, in AP interview)-"rush you know"-John Fogerty says he learned a life lesson about honesty while still a kid. (4 Sep 2015)

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017-a-18-(John Fogerty, musician, in AP interview)-"stickler for honesty"-John Fogerty says he told himself that stealing a record was wrong on so many levels. ((note length of cut)) (4 Sep 2015)

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016-a-15-(John Fogerty, musician, in AP interview)-"stealing a record"-John Fogerty says he stole a few records until he came to a realization. (4 Sep 2015)

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KIP MOORE SPONSORS SKATEPARKS

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Kip Moore calls skating a brotherhood and he wants to continue that for the next generation. Moore has opened skateparks in Annapolis, Maryland, and in San Marcos, Texas. He plans to open two more, in Nashville and in Boston. Moore says he wanted kids to have a safe place to skate and he's in a position to make that happen. He says he'd like to do other projects, not just skating, to help inner-city kids.

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010-a-17-(Kip Moore, country singer, in AP interview)-"for these kids"-Kip Moore says he's just getting started with helping young people in low-income areas. ((note length of cut)) (4 Sep 2015)

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008-a-16-(Kip Moore, country singer, in AP interview)-"them some hope"-Kip Moore says skating helped him as a kid and he hopes he can help other kids. (4 Sep 2015)

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009-a-05-(Kip Moore, country singer, in AP interview)-"in these communities"-Kip Moore says he wants kids to become inspired the way he was. (4 Sep 2015)

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INTRODUCING DAN AUERBACH'S NEW BAND, THE ARCS

NASHVILLE (AP) -- Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys was noodling around with studio musicians and created another band. The Arcs are releasing today their debut album, "Yours, Dreamily." It was recorded in two weeks and it has influences of garage rock, country and mariachi. Auerbach says once they put the identity of The Arcs on it, the project took on a life of its own. Auerbach says they were just amusing themselves and didn't even intend to make a record. Saxophonist Leon Michels says they made so much music that 30 songs didn't make the album.

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013-a-10-(Dan Auerbach, singer-guitarist with The Black Keys, in AP interview)-"of making records"-Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys says making a record like "Yours, Dreamily" by The Arcs still means something to them. (4 Sep 2015)

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011-a-13-(Dan Auerbach, singer-guitarist with The Black Keys, in AP interview)-"kind of non-stop"-Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys says his new band, The Arcs, is a loose group of studio musicians who wanted to play together. (4 Sep 2015)

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014-a-19-(Leon Michels, saxophonist with The Arcs, in AP interview)-"make the record"-The Arcs saxophonist Leon Michels says the music poured out of them in a two-week period. (note length of cut) (4 Sep 2015)

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012-a-13-(Dan Auerbach, singer-guitarist with The Black Keys, in AP interview)-"better it becomes"-Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys says The Arcs' "Yours, Dreamily" album combines garage rock, country and mariachi. (4 Sep 2015)

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SPOTIFY NAMES SONGS OF THE SUMMER

NASHVILLE (AP) -- The summer belonged to The Weeknd, according to Spotify. It's declared his song "Can't Feel My Face" as the song of the summer in the United States, based on Spotify streams. The number-two song is also by The Weeknd, "The Hills." "Lean On" by Major Lazer was number three. On a global level, "Lean On" ruled the summer. It beats out Omi's "Cheerleader" and Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" for most Spotify streams worldwide.

Rewind Time

September 04, 2015 07:08 GMT

Today is Friday, September 4, the 247th day of 2015. There are 118 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On September 4, 1781, Los Angeles was founded by Spanish settlers under the leadership of Governor Felipe de Neve.

On this date:

In 1886, a group of Apache Indians led by Geronimo (also known as Goyathlay, "One Who Yawns") surrendered to Gen. Nelson Miles at Skeleton Canyon in Arizona.

In 1888, George Eastman received a patent for his roll-film box camera, and registered his trademark: "Kodak."

In 1917, the American Expeditionary Forces in France suffered their first fatalities during World War I when a German plane attacked a British-run base hospital.

In 1948, Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands abdicated after nearly six decades of rule for health reasons.

In 1951, President Harry S. Truman addressed the nation from the Japanese peace treaty conference in San Francisco in the first live, coast-to-coast television broadcast.

In 1957, Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus used Arkansas National Guardsmen to prevent nine black students from entering all-white Central High School in Little Rock. Ford Motor Co. began selling its ill-fated Edsel.

In 1963, a Swissair Caravelle III carrying 80 people crashed shortly after takeoff from Zurich, killing all on board.

In 1971, an Alaska Airlines jet crashed near Juneau, killing all 111 people on board.

In 1972, U.S. swimmer Mark Spitz won a seventh gold medal at the Munich Olympics, in the 400-meter medley relay.

In 1974, the United States established diplomatic relations with East Germany.

In 1984, Canada's Progressive Conservatives, led by Brian Mulroney (muhl-ROO'-nee), won a landslide victory in general elections over the Liberal Party of Prime Minister John N. Turner and the New Democrats headed by Ed Broadbent.

In 1995, attorney William Kunstler, who spoke out for the politically unpopular in a controversial career, died in New York at age 76.

Ten years ago: Six days after Hurricane Katrina left a devastated New Orleans in chaos, police stormed the Danziger Bridge, shooting and killing two unarmed people and wounding four others. (Five New Orleans police officers were found guilty of civil rights violations in connection with the shootings; however, a federal judge threw out those convictions in September 2013 and ordered a new trial, concluding the case had been tainted by "grotesque prosecutorial misconduct.")

Five years ago: Protesters hurled shoes and eggs at Tony Blair in Dublin, Ireland, as he held the first public signing of his memoir as British prime minister amid high security. Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Paul Conrad, 86, died in Rancho Palos Verdes.

One year ago: Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows, died at a New York hospital at age 81, a week after going into cardiac arrest in a doctor's office following a routine medical procedure. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron pressed fellow NATO allies at the scene of a summit in Wales to confront the "brutal and poisonous" Islamic State militant group wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria. Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were convicted of taking bribes to promote a dietary supplement in a corruption case that derailed the career of the onetime rising Republican star.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Mitzi Gaynor is 84. Actor Kenneth Kimmins is 74. Singer Merald "Bubba" Knight (Gladys Knight & The Pips) is 73. World Golf Hall of Famer Raymond Floyd is 73. Actress Jennifer Salt is 71. World Golf Hall of Famer Tom Watson is 66. Rhythm-and-blues musician Ronald LaPread is 65. Actress Judith Ivey is 64. Rock musician Martin Chambers (The Pretenders) is 64. Actress Khandi Alexander is 58. Actor-comedian Damon Wayans is 55. Rock musician Kim Thayil is 55. Actor Richard Speight Jr. is 46. Actor Noah Taylor is 46. Actress Ione Skye is 45. Actor-singer James Monroe Iglehart is 41. Pop-rock singer-DJ-musician-producer Mark Ronson is 40. Rhythm-and-blues singer Richard Wingo (Jagged Edge) is 40. Rock musician Ian Grushka (New Found Glory) is 38. Actor Wes Bentley is 37. Actor Max Greenfield is 36. Singer Dan Miller (O Town) is 35. Singer Beyonce (bee-AHN'-say) Knowles is 34. Country singer-musician Tom Gossin (Gloriana) is 34. Actress-comedian Whitney Cummings is 33. Actor-comedian Kyle Mooney (TV: "Saturday Night Live") is 31. Folk-rock musician Neyla Pekarek (The Lumineers) is 29. Actor Carter Jenkins is 24. Actor Trevor Gagnon is 20.

Thought for Today: "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God's gift, that's why we call it the present." -- Joan Rivers (1933-2014).

Copyright 2015, The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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Last Update on September 04, 2015 07:08 GMT

BLACK SABBATH ANNOUNCE "THE END" TOUR

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Black Sabbath are planning a farewell tour and it will not include drummer Bill Ward. Black Sabbath will begin "The End" tour January 20 in Omaha. They are promising their "most mesmerizing production ever" before calling it quits. Ward and frontman Ozzy Osbourne have had an ongoing dispute.

MEGHAN TRAINOR HAS THROAT SURGERY

UNDATED (AP) -- Meghan Trainor says she is napping on the couch with her mama and getting free head rubs after getting her vocal cords fixed. Trainor writes on Instagram she has "survived" the surgery. She called off her tour in August because of vocal cord hemorrhages.

MILEY CYRUS' MARIJUANA ANTICS ANGERS MTV VMA ADVERTISER

NEW YORK (AP) -- An organization that sponsored two anti-cigarette ads during the MTV Video Music Awards is blasting MTV for the show's many marijuana references. Miley Cyrus ate pot brownies with Snoop Dogg in a skit, lit up with friends in another, took a selfie and asked people to say "marijuana," sang the song "Dooo It!" that referenced marijuana, and passed a lit joint to photographers backstage after the show. Kanye West also admitted that he "rolled up a little something" before taking the stage. Eric Asche of the Truth Initiative says it's understandable for viewers to be confused by the mixed messages and he's "extremely disappointed" with MTV. An MTV spokesman says the network is declining comment.

JOHN FOGERTY LEARNS HIS LESSON AS A KID

NEW YORK (AP) -- John Fogerty learned about honesty by being dishonest as a kid. Fogerty says he saw another kid stealing a record and was practically boasting about it as he went out the door. Fogerty tried it himself a few times and got away with it. However, he says a "psychological mirror" was thrown at him, and he looked at himself and thought, "John, what are you doing? This is the thing that you love the most in your whole life -- music." He didn't know about karma in those days, but he felt he was tainting the thing he cherished. He's been a stickler for honesty ever since. Fogerty will put out his autobiography, "Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music," on October 6.

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015-a-14-(John Fogerty, musician, in AP interview)-"rush you know"-John Fogerty says he learned a life lesson about honesty while still a kid. (4 Sep 2015)

<<CUT ..015 (09/04/15)>> 00:14 "rush you know"

017-a-18-(John Fogerty, musician, in AP interview)-"stickler for honesty"-John Fogerty says he told himself that stealing a record was wrong on so many levels. ((note length of cut)) (4 Sep 2015)

<<CUT ..017 (09/04/15)>> 00:18 "stickler for honesty"

016-a-15-(John Fogerty, musician, in AP interview)-"stealing a record"-John Fogerty says he stole a few records until he came to a realization. (4 Sep 2015)

<<CUT ..016 (09/04/15)>> 00:15 "stealing a record"

KIP MOORE SPONSORS SKATEPARKS

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Kip Moore calls skating a brotherhood and he wants to continue that for the next generation. Moore has opened skateparks in Annapolis, Maryland, and in San Marcos, Texas. He plans to open two more, in Nashville and in Boston. Moore says he wanted kids to have a safe place to skate and he's in a position to make that happen. He says he'd like to do other projects, not just skating, to help inner-city kids.

SOUND:

010-a-17-(Kip Moore, country singer, in AP interview)-"for these kids"-Kip Moore says he's just getting started with helping young people in low-income areas. ((note length of cut)) (4 Sep 2015)

<<CUT ..010 (09/04/15)>> 00:17 "for these kids"

008-a-16-(Kip Moore, country singer, in AP interview)-"them some hope"-Kip Moore says skating helped him as a kid and he hopes he can help other kids. (4 Sep 2015)

<<CUT ..008 (09/04/15)>> 00:16 "them some hope"

009-a-05-(Kip Moore, country singer, in AP interview)-"in these communities"-Kip Moore says he wants kids to become inspired the way he was. (4 Sep 2015)

<<CUT ..009 (09/04/15)>> 00:05 "in these communities"

INTRODUCING DAN AUERBACH'S NEW BAND, THE ARCS

NASHVILLE (AP) -- Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys was noodling around with studio musicians and created another band. The Arcs are releasing today their debut album, "Yours, Dreamily." It was recorded in two weeks and it has influences of garage rock, country and mariachi. Auerbach says once they put the identity of The Arcs on it, the project took on a life of its own. Auerbach says they were just amusing themselves and didn't even intend to make a record. Saxophonist Leon Michels says they made so much music that 30 songs didn't make the album.

SOUND:

013-a-10-(Dan Auerbach, singer-guitarist with The Black Keys, in AP interview)-"of making records"-Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys says making a record like "Yours, Dreamily" by The Arcs still means something to them. (4 Sep 2015)

<<CUT ..013 (09/04/15)>> 00:10 "of making records"

011-a-13-(Dan Auerbach, singer-guitarist with The Black Keys, in AP interview)-"kind of non-stop"-Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys says his new band, The Arcs, is a loose group of studio musicians who wanted to play together. (4 Sep 2015)

<<CUT ..011 (09/04/15)>> 00:13 "kind of non-stop"

014-a-19-(Leon Michels, saxophonist with The Arcs, in AP interview)-"make the record"-The Arcs saxophonist Leon Michels says the music poured out of them in a two-week period. (note length of cut) (4 Sep 2015)

<<CUT ..014 (09/04/15)>> 00:19 "make the record"

012-a-13-(Dan Auerbach, singer-guitarist with The Black Keys, in AP interview)-"better it becomes"-Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys says The Arcs' "Yours, Dreamily" album combines garage rock, country and mariachi. (4 Sep 2015)

<<CUT ..012 (09/04/15)>> 00:13 "better it becomes"

SPOTIFY NAMES SONGS OF THE SUMMER

NASHVILLE (AP) -- The summer belonged to The Weeknd, according to Spotify. It's declared his song "Can't Feel My Face" as the song of the summer in the United States, based on Spotify streams. The number-two song is also by The Weeknd, "The Hills." "Lean On" by Major Lazer was number three. On a global level, "Lean On" ruled the summer. It beats out Omi's "Cheerleader" and Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" for most Spotify streams worldwide.

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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))

<<CUT ..004 (11/16/12)>> 00:07 "you so much"

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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