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Last Update on February 10, 2016 08:08 GMT

BILL COSBY - DEFAMATION

UNDATED (AP) -- Bill Cosby is trying to get a defamation lawsuit filed against him in Massachusetts delayed. The comedian's lawyers have asked a judge to delay the civil case while Cosby defends himself in a criminal case in Pennsylvania. Prosecutors near Philadelphia have charged him with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home in 2004. In the Massachusetts case, seven women claim Cosby defamed them when he sicced his reps on them, calling them liars after they went public with their accounts of sex assault. Cosby has filed his own defamation suit against the women.

BILL COSBY - JANICE DICKINSON

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's a win for Bill Cosby's former attorney -- but not for the comedian -- in a defamation suit filed in Los Angeles. A judge has dismissed the part of model Janice Dickinson's lawsuit that targeted Cosby's ex-lawyer, Martin Singer. But the judge did not dismiss defamation allegations against Cosby in the same suit. Dickinson claims the comedian drugged and raped her in 1982. Cosby is continuing his efforts to have that case dismissed; a hearing on that is set for later this month.

KEN WATANABE HAS CANCER

NEW YORK (AP) -- Ken Watanabe is battling stomach cancer. A rep says the Japanese-born actor had surgery back home and is recuperating at a hospital. He was to return to the production of "The King and I" on Broadway next month. But his return is now on hold. The actor in a statement says his return "will be a little delayed" -- but didn't specify how long he might be away. Watanabe is 56 -- and also starred in "Batman Reigns" and "Inception" -- and was nominated for an Oscar for "The Last Samurai," which starred Tom Cruise.

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GWYNETH PALTROW - STALKER CASE

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It was an uneasy day in the jury box for the panel hearing a case against an Ohio man authorities say stalked Gwyneth Paltrow. Jurors yesterday got to hear a former bodyguard for the actress read a series of pornographic messages prosecutors say Danto Soiu sent Paltrow nearly two decades ago. Lawyers for Soiu objected to the reading of the messages -- communication that resulted in Soiu being sent to a mental institution for several years. But the judge ruled the writings were admissible -- since it could help them understand why Paltrow was so upset that Soiu began writing her again after so many years.

DISNEY - "FROZEN" DIRECTOR

NEW YORK (AP) -- One of the new breed on Broadway has been asked to direct the musical that will be based on the Disney hit movie "Frozen," Disney Theatrical Production says Alex Timbers will direct the show, which is to hit the boards in 2018. There it will join two other Disney themed productions "Aladdin" and "The Lion King." Timbers directed "Peter and the Starcatcher," "Rocky" and "The Pee Wee Herman Show." He's been nominated twice for a Tony.

O.J. SIMPSON VS. BERNIE MADOFF

NEW YORK (AP) -- This is one of those competitions where it's hard to pick a winner. Last week saw a ratings battle between the launch of a series about O.J. Simpson's murder trial -- and a two-part movie about financial schemer Bernie Madoff. In the end, the FX series "American Crime Story" about the Simpson case won out. Nielsen says the series premiere for the Simpson show was the highest in the history of FX.

Country News

Last Update on February 10, 2016 08:08 GMT

DMX SUFFERS HEALTH SCARE

NEW YORK (AP) -- DMX is out of the hospital after he stopped breathing outside a hotel in Yonkers, New York, on Monday. His attorney, Murray Richman, says he does not know why DMX stopped breathing, but notes that DMX suffers from asthma. Yonkers police say officers performed CPR on a 45-year-old man with no pulse in the parking lot of a Ramada Inn on Monday, but privacy laws prevent them from identifying the man.

BEYONCE' BOOSTS SALES AT RED LOBSTER

NEW YORK (AP) -- Beyonce' released the song "Formation" on Saturday. Red Lobster's sales jumped on Sunday. Coincidence? Red Lobster doesn't think so. Beyonce' sings in "Formation" that she takes her man to Red Lobster after a good lovemaking session. Red Lobster says sales surged 33 percent on Sunday, compared to Super Bowl Sunday last year. Red Lobster CEO Kim Lopdrup says they are very grateful to Beyonce' for creating some Red Lobster fans.

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008-w-27-(Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH'-tah), AP music correspondent, with music)--A racy lyric in the new Beyonce' song means a sales boost for Red Lobster. AP music correspondent Margie Szaroleta has more. ((opens with music)) (10 Feb 2016)

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PETER CETERA IS OUT FOR ROCK HALL INDUCTIONS

UNDATED (AP) -- Peter Cetera will not go to Chicago's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction after all. Cetera has posted a letter that he sent to the Rock Hall that says the "scenario doesn't work for me." He does not say what that scenario is. He says they did their best to make it happen but he's "frustrated and tired of dealing with this." He says he wants to focus on his family and his solo career. Cetera calls his letter the "short high road nice version of what I really wanted to say." Original band members Robert Lamm, Lee Loughnane (LOK'-nayn), Jimmy Pankow (PAN'-koh) and Walt Parazaider (payr-ah-ZAY'-der) plan to perform, along with former member Danny Seraphine. They say in a statement that Cetera "has made it clear twice now that he will not attend or perform" and they note Cetera hasn't been in the band for more than 30 years.

WU-TANG CLAN - SHKRELI

NEW YORK (AP) -- A Long Island artist is suing ex-pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli (SHKREHL'-ee) over the use of his art in a Wu-Tang Clan album. Artist Jason Koza says in the federal court copyright infringement suit that his portraits of members of the hip-hop group were used without authorization on an album Shkreli bought for $2 million. The lawsuit comes after Shkreli's recent not guilty plea in Brooklyn federal court to securities fraud charges. Koza seeks unspecified damages from Shkreli, a Wu-Tang leader, a music producer and the album's auctioneer.

ROCKY TOP AND "ROCKY TOP" TRADEMARK HOLDERS SETTLE LAWSUIT

ROCKY TOP, Tenn. (AP) -- The town of Rocky Top, Tennessee, has settled a lawsuit with the holders of the copyright to the song "Rocky Top." The town of Lake City changed its name to Rocky Top in 2014 to capitalize on the song with a massive tourist complex. House of Bryan Publications, which owns the trademarks for "Rocky Top," took the town to court. The two sides agreed to a settlement in which the town can use Rocky Top trademarks for noncommercial purposes, like to support the library or the fire department. A separate settlement is still in the works with Rocky Top Tennessee Marketing and Manufacturing, which proposed the tourist complex.

SOUND:

007-r-48-(Excerpt of Lynn Anderson, performing "Rocky Top")--Excerpt of Lynn Anderson, performing "Rocky Top." (10 Feb 2016)

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"FINDING YOUR ROOTS" FINDS THE ROOTS OF LL COOL J

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- LL Cool J had a few surprises when he allowed the PBS show "Finding Your Roots" to explore his family tree. Both he and his mother, Ondrea Griffith, were surprised to learn she was adopted. Griffith says her parents had their reasons for not revealing they adopted her as an infant. Series host Henry Louis Gates Junior says it wouldn't be right to surprise LL Cool J with that news on camera, so he was told privately over the phone first. LL Cool J also discovered one side of his family were not slaves during the 19th century and that he's related to 1930s boxing champ John Henry Lewis. The episode also traces Sean "Diddy" Combs' ancestry. It airs Tuesday on PBS stations - check local listings.

KELLY CLARKSON CREATES BOOK AND LULLABY

NEW YORK (AP) -- Kelly Clarkson is writing a book starring her daughter. Clarkson will put out a picture book called "River Rose and the Magic Lullaby" in October. It's about a girl who visits the zoo and is so excited about it she can't fall asleep. Clarkson has also written a lullaby to go with the book. Clarkson has a 20-month-old daughter, River Rose, and a baby on the way.

JAMES BAY EXPLORES HIS SOUL IN HIS SONGS

NEW YORK (AP) -- James Bay is willing to rip out his soul if it means a good song. Bay says songwriting is full of learning curves and one of them is how much to reveal. Because his songs are all based on his own experiences, Bay will question whether he dares to say what he's feeling and who might hear it. He also was looking for a change. Bay grew up in a small town and he says he just simply started to crave something different. Bay's music has gotten the attention of the Recording Academy, who have nominated him for three Grammys, including best new artist. The Grammys are Monday in Los Angeles and will be shown on CBS.

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004-a-16-(James Bay, singer-songwriter, in AP interview)-"learning to write"-Singer-songwriter James Bay says songwriting is like opening up his soul. (10 Feb 2016)

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005-a-14-(James Bay, singer-songwriter, in AP interview)-"about or not"-Singer-songwriter James Bay says he can go to the depths of his soul to write a song. (10 Feb 2016)

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006-a-07-(James Bay, singer-songwriter, in AP interview)-"relationships friends whatever"-Singer-songwriter James Bay says his songs are about himself, in some way. (10 Feb 2016)

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Rewind Time

January 11, 2016 15:15 GMT

Today in History

FOR RELEASE TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2016, AT 12:00 A.M. EST.

Adv19

Today in History

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2016. There are 347 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Jan. 19, 1966, Indira Gandhi was chosen to be prime minister of India by the National Congress party. (Gandhi, a powerful as well as polarizing figure, served as India's prime minister from 1966 to 1977, and again beginning in 1980 until she was assassinated in 1984.)

On this date:

In 1807, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia.

In 1853, Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Il Trovatore" premiered in Rome.

In 1861, Georgia became the fifth state to secede from the Union.

In 1915, Germany carried out its first air raid on Britain during World War I as a pair of Zeppelins dropped bombs onto Great Yarmouth and King's Lynn in England.

In 1937, millionaire Howard Hughes set a transcontinental air record by flying his monoplane from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey, in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds.

In 1942, during World War II, Japan invaded Burma (Myanmar).

In 1955, a presidential news conference was filmed for television and newsreels for the first time, with the permission of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

In 1960, the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between Japan and the United States of America was signed by both countries in Washington, D.C.

In 1970, President Richard M. Nixon nominated G. Harrold Carswell to the Supreme Court; however, the nomination was defeated because of controversy over Carswell's past racial views.

In 1977, in one of his last acts of office, President Gerald R. Ford pardoned Iva Toguri D'Aquino, an American convicted of treason for making wartime broadcasts for Japan.

In 1981, the United States and Iran signed an accord paving the way for the release of 52 Americans held hostage for more than 14 months.

In 1992, German government and Jewish officials dedicated a Holocaust memorial at the villa on the outskirts of Berlin where the notorious Wannsee Conference had taken place.

Ten years ago: Osama bin Laden, in an audiotape that was his first in more than a year, said al-Qaida was preparing for attacks in the United States; at the same time, he offered a "long-term truce" without specifying the conditions. Vice President Dick Cheney defended the administration's domestic surveillance program, calling it an essential tool in monitoring al-Qaida and other terrorist organizations. An unmanned NASA spacecraft, New Horizons, blasted off on a 3-billion-mile journey toward Pluto (the spacecraft flew by Pluto in the summer of 2015). A fire at a Massey Energy Co. mine in West Virginia killed two workers. Death claimed soul pioneer Wilson Pickett at age 64 and actor Anthony Franciosa at age 77.

Five years ago: Chinese President Hu Jintao, visiting the White House, declared "a lot still needs to be done" to improve his country's record on human rights; the exchange with President Barack Obama over human rights was balanced by U.S. delight over newly announced Chinese business deals expected to generate about $45 billion in new export sales for the U.S.

One year ago: As he headed home from a week-long trip to Asia, Pope Francis upheld church teaching banning contraception, but said Catholics didn't have to breed "like rabbits" and should instead practice responsible parenting. The NFL confirmed to The Associated Press a report by WTHR-TV Indianapolis that it was investigating whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs that were used in their AFC championship game victory over the Colts. (After an investigation, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was suspended for four games of the upcoming regular season for his alleged role in the controversy, but had that sanction overturned by a federal court.)

Today's Birthdays: Former U.N. Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar is 96. Actor Fritz Weaver is 90. Actress Tippi Hedren is 86. Former PBS newsman Robert MacNeil is 85. Movie director Richard Lester is 84. Actor-singer Michael Crawford is 74. Actress Shelley Fabares (fab-RAY') is 72. Country singer Dolly Parton is 70. Former ABC newswoman Ann Compton is 69. TV chef Paula Deen is 69. Rock singer Martha Davis is 65. Singer Dewey Bunnell (America) is 64. Actor Desi Arnaz Jr. is 63. Actress Katey Sagal is 62. Comedian Paul Rodriguez is 61. Conductor Sir Simon Rattle is 61. Reggae musician Mickey Virtue (UB40) is 59. Rock musician Jeff Pilson (Foreigner) is 58. Actor Paul McCrane is 55. Actor William Ragsdale is 55. Basketball coach Jeff Van Gundy is 54. International Tennis Hall of Famer Stefan Edberg is 50. Rock singer Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe) is 48. Singer Trey Lorenz is 47. Actor Shawn Wayans is 45. Rock singer-musician John Wozniak (Marcy Playground) is 45. Actress Drea (DRAY-uh') de Matteo is 44. Comedian-impressionist Frank Caliendo is 42. Actor Drew Powell is 40. Actress Marsha Thomason is 40. Actress Bitsie Tulloch is 35. Actress Jodie Sweetin is 34. Actor Logan Lerman is 24. Olympic gold medal gymnast Shawn Johnson is 24. Rapper Mac Miller is 24.

Thought for Today: "Love without passion is dreary; passion without love is horrific." -- Abraham Cowley, English poet (1618-1667).

(Above Advance for Use Tuesday, Jan. 19)

Copyright 2016, The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Rock News

Last Update on February 10, 2016 08:08 GMT

DMX SUFFERS HEALTH SCARE

NEW YORK (AP) -- DMX is out of the hospital after he stopped breathing outside a hotel in Yonkers, New York, on Monday. His attorney, Murray Richman, says he does not know why DMX stopped breathing, but notes that DMX suffers from asthma. Yonkers police say officers performed CPR on a 45-year-old man with no pulse in the parking lot of a Ramada Inn on Monday, but privacy laws prevent them from identifying the man.

BEYONCE' BOOSTS SALES AT RED LOBSTER

NEW YORK (AP) -- Beyonce' released the song "Formation" on Saturday. Red Lobster's sales jumped on Sunday. Coincidence? Red Lobster doesn't think so. Beyonce' sings in "Formation" that she takes her man to Red Lobster after a good lovemaking session. Red Lobster says sales surged 33 percent on Sunday, compared to Super Bowl Sunday last year. Red Lobster CEO Kim Lopdrup says they are very grateful to Beyonce' for creating some Red Lobster fans.

SOUND:

008-w-27-(Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH'-tah), AP music correspondent, with music)--A racy lyric in the new Beyonce' song means a sales boost for Red Lobster. AP music correspondent Margie Szaroleta has more. ((opens with music)) (10 Feb 2016)

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009-r-25-(Sound of Beyonce', performing "Formation.")--Sound of Beyonce' performing "Formation." (10 Feb 2016)

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PETER CETERA IS OUT FOR ROCK HALL INDUCTIONS

UNDATED (AP) -- Peter Cetera will not go to Chicago's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction after all. Cetera has posted a letter that he sent to the Rock Hall that says the "scenario doesn't work for me." He does not say what that scenario is. He says they did their best to make it happen but he's "frustrated and tired of dealing with this." He says he wants to focus on his family and his solo career. Cetera calls his letter the "short high road nice version of what I really wanted to say." Original band members Robert Lamm, Lee Loughnane (LOK'-nayn), Jimmy Pankow (PAN'-koh) and Walt Parazaider (payr-ah-ZAY'-der) plan to perform, along with former member Danny Seraphine. They say in a statement that Cetera "has made it clear twice now that he will not attend or perform" and they note Cetera hasn't been in the band for more than 30 years.

WU-TANG CLAN - SHKRELI

NEW YORK (AP) -- A Long Island artist is suing ex-pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli (SHKREHL'-ee) over the use of his art in a Wu-Tang Clan album. Artist Jason Koza says in the federal court copyright infringement suit that his portraits of members of the hip-hop group were used without authorization on an album Shkreli bought for $2 million. The lawsuit comes after Shkreli's recent not guilty plea in Brooklyn federal court to securities fraud charges. Koza seeks unspecified damages from Shkreli, a Wu-Tang leader, a music producer and the album's auctioneer.

ROCKY TOP AND "ROCKY TOP" TRADEMARK HOLDERS SETTLE LAWSUIT

ROCKY TOP, Tenn. (AP) -- The town of Rocky Top, Tennessee, has settled a lawsuit with the holders of the copyright to the song "Rocky Top." The town of Lake City changed its name to Rocky Top in 2014 to capitalize on the song with a massive tourist complex. House of Bryan Publications, which owns the trademarks for "Rocky Top," took the town to court. The two sides agreed to a settlement in which the town can use Rocky Top trademarks for noncommercial purposes, like to support the library or the fire department. A separate settlement is still in the works with Rocky Top Tennessee Marketing and Manufacturing, which proposed the tourist complex.

SOUND:

007-r-48-(Excerpt of Lynn Anderson, performing "Rocky Top")--Excerpt of Lynn Anderson, performing "Rocky Top." (10 Feb 2016)

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"FINDING YOUR ROOTS" FINDS THE ROOTS OF LL COOL J

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- LL Cool J had a few surprises when he allowed the PBS show "Finding Your Roots" to explore his family tree. Both he and his mother, Ondrea Griffith, were surprised to learn she was adopted. Griffith says her parents had their reasons for not revealing they adopted her as an infant. Series host Henry Louis Gates Junior says it wouldn't be right to surprise LL Cool J with that news on camera, so he was told privately over the phone first. LL Cool J also discovered one side of his family were not slaves during the 19th century and that he's related to 1930s boxing champ John Henry Lewis. The episode also traces Sean "Diddy" Combs' ancestry. It airs Tuesday on PBS stations - check local listings.

KELLY CLARKSON CREATES BOOK AND LULLABY

NEW YORK (AP) -- Kelly Clarkson is writing a book starring her daughter. Clarkson will put out a picture book called "River Rose and the Magic Lullaby" in October. It's about a girl who visits the zoo and is so excited about it she can't fall asleep. Clarkson has also written a lullaby to go with the book. Clarkson has a 20-month-old daughter, River Rose, and a baby on the way.

JAMES BAY EXPLORES HIS SOUL IN HIS SONGS

NEW YORK (AP) -- James Bay is willing to rip out his soul if it means a good song. Bay says songwriting is full of learning curves and one of them is how much to reveal. Because his songs are all based on his own experiences, Bay will question whether he dares to say what he's feeling and who might hear it. He also was looking for a change. Bay grew up in a small town and he says he just simply started to crave something different. Bay's music has gotten the attention of the Recording Academy, who have nominated him for three Grammys, including best new artist. The Grammys are Monday in Los Angeles and will be shown on CBS.

SOUND:

004-a-16-(James Bay, singer-songwriter, in AP interview)-"learning to write"-Singer-songwriter James Bay says songwriting is like opening up his soul. (10 Feb 2016)

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005-a-14-(James Bay, singer-songwriter, in AP interview)-"about or not"-Singer-songwriter James Bay says he can go to the depths of his soul to write a song. (10 Feb 2016)

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006-a-07-(James Bay, singer-songwriter, in AP interview)-"relationships friends whatever"-Singer-songwriter James Bay says his songs are about himself, in some way. (10 Feb 2016)

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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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