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Last Update on May 03, 2016 07:06 GMT

PRESIDENT OBAMA / LARRY WILMORE - RACIAL SLUR

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Barack Obama wasn't offended by comedian Larry Wilmore's use of a form of the "n-word" at the White House Correspondents' dinner Saturday night. As he ended his monologue, Wilmore said it meant a lot to him that a black man became president in this country. He concluded with the words: "Yo Barry, you did it, my n(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)a. You did it." White House spokesman Josh Earnest says he spoke with the president and that Obama appreciated to sentiment behind what Wilmore was trying to say. Wilmore clarified on "The Nightly Show" that he used the form of the "n-word" that ended in "a" -- which he says is used as a term of endearment among blacks.

<<CUT ..003 (05/03/16)>> 00:11 "in this president"

PRINCE - ESTATE HEARING

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) -- It was the first -- but certainly not the last -- hearing on the subject. But a judge in Minnesota has begun the task of trying to iron out Prince's estate -- an estate worth millions but will be tough to work through because the musician doesn't appear to have left a will. During the hearing, which ran just over 10 minutes long, a judge formally appointed Bremer Trust to handle Prince's estate. Meanwhile, there's no word on how long it will take to settle the estate -- or how much it is worth. Prince has one full sibling, Tyka Nelson and five half-siblings.

PRINCE - TRIBUTE

EDGELEY, N.D. (AP) -- It's a unique tribute to Prince -- that's for sure. A retired farmer in North Dakota has taken tractor to field -- and plowed out a huge copy of the symbol the musician once used. Gene Hanson of Edgeley says he always liked the song "Purple Rain." So last week, he tracked down an image of Prince's symbol online and set to plowing his corn field. After he finished, he got on his airplane to check it out -- and couldn't believe it turned out so well. It won't be a permanent thing. Hanson says the field was seeded yesterday.

HULK HOGAN / GAWKER - ROUND TWO

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- In wrestling, if you score a convincing victory over an opponent you don't like, you'd be eager to get back in the ring with them for another win -- and another payday. Same seems to be true when it comes to legal victories for Hulk Hogan. The former pro wrestler has filed another lawsuit against Gawker. This time, the suit claims the gossip website leaked sealed court documents containing a transcript that quoted him making racist remarks. The suit filed yesterday comes on the heels of Hogan winning a $140 million verdict against Gawker after it posted a video of him having sex with the wife of a friend. Once Hogan's racist comments were published by the National Enquirer, WWE cut ties with the wrestler.

NORTH CAROLINA - THE PLAYERS

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- A number of big name stars have already decided to steer clear of North Carolina over a new law that limits protections to LGBT persons. But several stars at the American Country Countdown say they still plan to appear in the state. Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line says it's about the fans. He says the group loves its fans is "gonna play." Singer Chris Janson says when it comes to the LGBT issue, he doesn't have time to -- as he put it -- "sweat things like that." He says there "are bigger things in the world to be thinking about" -- so he plans to perform. Added Janson's wife, Kelly Lynn: "we're not going in the bathroom. We're just going to go on a stage." Part of the controversy over the law is whether those who identify with a gender other than the one they're born with could use restrooms that reflect their identity.

"THE VOICE" TOP 10

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The guests on "The Voice" last night were bringing some star power -- but not of the vocal variety. First lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of the vice president, helped to introduce a special performance by this season's Top 10. Obama and Biden were on the show to mark the fifth anniversary of Joining Forces. It's a White House initiative to support members of the military, veterans and their families. In tribute to service members, the Top 10 performed the Dierks (durks) Bentley song "Home." When it came to the individual performances, Alisan Porter got rave reviews after showing her country side. Blake Shelton says he loved her before, but now he loves her even more. Tonight, another hopeful is sent home.

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007-r-32-(Excerpt of Alisan Porter, performing "Let Him Fly", during "The Voice" Monday)--Excerpt of Alisan Porter, performing "Let Him Fly." COURTESY: NBC ((mandatory on-air credit)) (3 May 2016)

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008-a-13-(Blake Shelton and Alisan Porter, during "The Voice" Monday)-"they say, right? (laughs)"-Blake Shelton says he like hearing Alisan's country side. COURTESY: NBC ((mandatory on-air credit)) (3 May 2016)

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"DANCING WITH THE STARS"

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Dancing With the Stars" was perfection times two last night. Ginger Zee got the first round of perfect scores of the season with her Viennese waltz. But the "Good Morning America" meteorologist soon had company. UFC fighter Paige VanZant got all 10s with her jive. Each of celebrities also performed in a group dance, the men versus the women. Last night, two contestants got the ax. Actress Kim Fields and the Denver Broncos' Von Miller came up short. Next week, actress Jodie Sweetin could be in trouble. She trails on the judges' leaderboard with a combined score from the group dance and her individual performance.

<<CUT ..011 (05/03/16)>> 00:06 "awesome, thank you"

012-a-07-(Tom Bergeron, during "Dancing With the Stars" Monday)-"Witney you're eliminated (music fades)"-Host Tom Bergeron announces this week's results. COURTESY: BBC Worldwide Limited and American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. ((mandatory on-air credit)) (3 May 2016)

<<CUT ..012 (05/03/16)>> 00:07 "Witney you're eliminated (music fades)"

"HAMILTON" EXPECTED TO DOMINATE TONY AWARD NOMINATIONS

NEW YORK (AP) -- The question isn't if -- it's how many. The Tony nominations are due out today. And people are wondering if the runaway hit "Hamilton" will break the record for most nods. The current mark is shared by "The Producers" and "Billy Elliot" with 15 each. Back in 2011, "The Book of Mormon" got 11. There are 13 categories in which a new musical is eligible -- and there's a pretty good shot Hamilton can approach, if not break the mark.

THE TONYS - BROADWAY BALANCE

NEW YORK (AP) -- No matter who ends up winning Tony Awards this year, it's unlikely you'll hear a lot of talk about a lack of diversity. And that's not just because the monster hit "Hamilton" is in the running for a bunch of Tony nods. This has been one of Broadway's most diverse seasons. Non-white actors are involved in successful productions like "The Color Purple," "On Your Feet!" `'Hughie," `'Allegiance," "Shuffle Along" and "Eclipsed."

CATE BLANCHETT - U.N. AMBASSADOR

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Cate Blanchett has won two Oscars in her career -- and no doubt is proud of those accomplishments. But she says she is also proud to have been named a global goodwill ambassador for the U.N. refugee agency. She says there has never been a more important time to show solidarity with those displaced from their lands by conflict. Blanchett has just returned from Jordan, where she met with Syrian refugee families -- and heard their accounts of the difficult journeys they took to escape the war.

SAOIRSE RONAN - THEATER

NEW YORK (AP) -- She was up for an Oscar this year. And the new big thing for Saoirse Ronan is a benefit performance of "Finian's Rainbow." The star of the movie "Brooklyn" will host the show being done by The Irish Repertory Theatre on June 13. Ronan currently stars on Broadway in "The Crucible."

Country News

Last Update on May 03, 2016 07:06 GMT

COURT CONFIRMS APPOINTMENT OF OVERSEER OF PRINCE'S ESTATE

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) -- Five of Prince's six surviving siblings have met in court for one of the first steps in what has been an amicable approach so far to settling his estate. A judge outside Minneapolis yesterday formalized the appointment of Bremer (BREM'-er) Trust to handle matters until an executor is named. Lawyers for Bremer Trust say they have not found a will but they will keep looking. An attorney for Prince's half-brother, Alfred Jackson, says the siblings are cooperating in settling the estate.

HUGE ACTS HINTING AT GIANT CONCERT

UNDATED (AP) -- Some of the biggest names in rock are adding fuel to rumors of a mega-concert. Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, The Who and David Gilmour have each posted videos on social media that end with one word: "October." Billboard had reported last month that all those acts would play a concert in October in Indio, California, at the site of Coachella. Dylan's video shows vintage footage of him with the song "Ballad of a Thin Man." McCartney's video shows stills of his Hofner bass and of him while "I've Got A Feeling" plays. The Rolling Stones' video shows a record player while "All Down The Line" plays. The Who also has vintage band footage with "My Generation" playing. Gilmour's video shows a pig floating over an audience while "Brain Damage" plays.

PAUL McCARTNEY MEETS "BLACKBIRD" INSPIRATIONS

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Paul McCartney has met two of the women who inspired The Beatles song "Blackbird." McCartney has posted a photo of himself with Elizabeth Eckford and Thelma Mothershed Wair. He calls them "pioneers of the civil rights movement." They were two of the Little Rock Nine, nine black students who integrated Little Rock Central High School in 1957 under the orders of President Dwight Eisenhower. McCartney played outside Little Rock on Saturday and told the crowd he had followed the news about desegregation in the U.S. and wrote "Blackbird" as a song of support.

SOUND:

013-w-34-(Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH'-tah), AP music correspondent, with music)--Paul McCartney has met two of the women who inspired The Beatles' song "Blackbird." AP music correspondent Margie Szaroleta has more. ((opens with music)) (3 May 2016)

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014-r-49-(The Beatles, performing "Blackbird")--Excerpt of The Beatles performing "Blackbird." (3 May 2016)

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COUNTRY STARS WEIGH IN ON NORTH CAROLINA'S LGBT LAW

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- While many pop and rock artists are boycotting North Carolina over its new LGBT law, many country acts feel they owe it to their fans to play. Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line says they plan to play North Carolina for sure. Scotty McCreery says he lives in North Carolina and he loves his home state. Chris Janson says he's not a politician and he doesn't like confrontation, and he just wants to play music. Cam says she can understand both sides of the issue but she's not in a position yet where she has to make a decision like that. "American Idol" winner Trent Harmon grew up working in his family's restaurant, and he says he and his sister were taught to serve anyone who walked in with respect. He says he will apply that to any law that's passed.

SOUND:

015-a-04-(Tyler Hubbard, singer with Florida Georgia Line, in AP interview)-"there for sure"-Florida Georgia Line singer Tyler Hubbard says they don't intend to boycott North Carolina. (3 May 2016)

<<CUT ..015 (05/03/16)>> 00:04 "there for sure"

017-a-10-(Chris Janson, country singer, in AP interview)-"what I do"-Country singer Chris Janson says he doesn't have time to worry about laws being passed in North Carolina. (3 May 2016)

<<CUT ..017 (05/03/16)>> 00:10 "what I do"

018-a-07-(Cam, country singer, in AP interview)-"with my fans"-Country singer Cam says she can understand how musicians have to decide whether to play in North Carolinia. (3 May 2016)

<<CUT ..018 (05/03/16)>> 00:07 "with my fans"

016-a-09-(Scotty McCreery, country singer, in AP interview)-"love it there"-Country singer Scotty McCreery says it would be difficult for him to boycott North Carolina. (3 May 2016)

<<CUT ..016 (05/03/16)>> 00:09 "love it there"

223-a-15-(Trent Harmon, "American Idol" winner, in AP interview)-"we were taught"-"American Idol" winner Trent Harmon says he bases his philosophy on North Carolina's new LGBT law on what he learned growing up with his family's restaurant. (2 May 2016)

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Rewind Time

March 05, 2016 08:16 GMT

Today in History

Today is Saturday, March 5, the 65th day of 2016. There are 301 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On March 5, 1946, Winston Churchill delivered his "Iron Curtain" speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, in which he said: "From Stettin in the Baltic, to Trieste in the Adriatic, an `iron curtain' has descended across the continent, allowing police governments to rule Eastern Europe."

On this date:

In 1766, Antonio de Ulloa arrived in New Orleans to assume his duties as the first Spanish governor of the Louisiana Territory, where he encountered resistance from the French residents.

In 1770, the Boston Massacre took place as British soldiers who'd been taunted by a crowd of colonists opened fire, killing five people.

In 1868, the U.S. Senate was organized into a Court of Impeachment to decide charges against President Andrew Johnson, who was later acquitted.

In 1933, in German parliamentary elections, the Nazi Party won 44 percent of the vote; the Nazis joined with a conservative nationalist party to gain a slender majority in the Reichstag.

In 1953, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin died after three decades in power. Composer Sergei Prokofiev died in Moscow at age 61.

In 1963, country music performers Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins died in the crash of their plane, a Piper Comanche, near Camden, Tennessee, along with pilot Randy Hughes (Cline's manager).

In 1966, BOAC Flight 911, a Boeing 707, crashed into Japan's Mount Fuji after breaking up in severe turbulence; all 124 people on board were killed. (Most of the passengers were executives and dealers of the Thermo King Corp. of Bloomington, Minnesota, as well as some of their spouses.)

In 1970, the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons went into effect after 43 nations ratified it.

In 1979, NASA's Voyager 1 space probe flew past Jupiter, sending back photographs of the planet and its moons.

In 1982, comedian John Belushi was found dead of a drug overdose in a rented bungalow in Hollywood; he was 33.

In 1986, in Lebanon, Islamic Jihad issued a statement saying it had "executed" French hostage Michel Seurat, who had been abducted almost a year earlier. (Other hostages who were later freed said Seurat had died of either hepatitis or cancer.)

In 1994, a jury in Pensacola, Florida, convicted anti-abortion activist Michael F. Griffin of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Dr. David Gunn; Griffin was immediately sentenced to life in prison.

Ten years ago: AT&T announced it was buying BellSouth Corp., a big step toward resurrecting the old Ma Bell telephone system. "Crash" won the Best Picture Academy Award in an upset over "Brokeback Mountain"; Philip Seymour Hoffman won Best Actor for "Capote" and Reese Witherspoon won Best Actress for "Walk the Line."

Five years ago: Egyptians turned their anger toward ousted President Hosni Mubarak's internal security apparatus, storming the agency's main headquarters and other offices. Alberto Granado, 88, who'd accompanied Ernesto "Che" Guevara on a journey of discovery across Latin America described in "The Motorcycle Diaries," died in Havana.

One year ago: The U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was slashed in the face and arm by an assailant in Seoul (sohl). Actor Harrison Ford crash-landed his vintage plane on a golf course in Los Angeles after reporting engine failure shortly after takeoff. Convicted murderer Jodi Arias was spared the death penalty as a jury in Phoenix voted 11-1 in favor of execution -- not enough to send Arias to death row for the slaying of her lover, Travis Alexander. Islamic State militants continued their campaign targeting cultural heritage sites in territories they controlled in northern Iraq, bulldozing the historic city of Nimrud. Cardinal Edward Egan, 82, the former Archbishop of New York, died.

Today's Birthdays: Actor James Noble is 94. Actor Paul Sand is 84. Actor James B. Sikking is 82. Actor Dean Stockwell is 80. Actor Fred Williamson is 78. Actress Samantha Eggar is 77. Actor Michael Warren is 70. Actor Eddie Hodges is 69. Singer Eddy Grant is 68. Rock musician Alan Clark (Dire Straits) is 64. Actress-comedian Marsha Warfield is 62. Magician Penn Jillette is 61. Actress Adriana Barraza is 60. Rock singers Charlie and Craig Reid (The Proclaimers) are 54. Rock musician John Frusciante (froo-SHAN'-tee) is 46. Singer Rome is 46. Actor Kevin Connolly is 42. Actress Jill Ritchie is 42. Actress Jolene Blalock is 41. Actress Eva Mendes is 41. Model Niki Taylor is 41. Actress Kimberly McCullough is 38. Actress Dominique McElligott is 30. Actor Sterling Knight is 27. Actor Jake Lloyd is 27.

Thought for Today: "Tomorrow is a thief of pleasure." -- Sir Rex Harrison, British actor (1908-1990).

Rock News

Last Update on May 03, 2016 07:06 GMT

COURT CONFIRMS APPOINTMENT OF OVERSEER OF PRINCE'S ESTATE

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) -- Five of Prince's six surviving siblings have met in court for one of the first steps in what has been an amicable approach so far to settling his estate. A judge outside Minneapolis yesterday formalized the appointment of Bremer (BREM'-er) Trust to handle matters until an executor is named. Lawyers for Bremer Trust say they have not found a will but they will keep looking. An attorney for Prince's half-brother, Alfred Jackson, says the siblings are cooperating in settling the estate.

HUGE ACTS HINTING AT GIANT CONCERT

UNDATED (AP) -- Some of the biggest names in rock are adding fuel to rumors of a mega-concert. Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, The Who and David Gilmour have each posted videos on social media that end with one word: "October." Billboard had reported last month that all those acts would play a concert in October in Indio, California, at the site of Coachella. Dylan's video shows vintage footage of him with the song "Ballad of a Thin Man." McCartney's video shows stills of his Hofner bass and of him while "I've Got A Feeling" plays. The Rolling Stones' video shows a record player while "All Down The Line" plays. The Who also has vintage band footage with "My Generation" playing. Gilmour's video shows a pig floating over an audience while "Brain Damage" plays.

PAUL McCARTNEY MEETS "BLACKBIRD" INSPIRATIONS

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Paul McCartney has met two of the women who inspired The Beatles song "Blackbird." McCartney has posted a photo of himself with Elizabeth Eckford and Thelma Mothershed Wair. He calls them "pioneers of the civil rights movement." They were two of the Little Rock Nine, nine black students who integrated Little Rock Central High School in 1957 under the orders of President Dwight Eisenhower. McCartney played outside Little Rock on Saturday and told the crowd he had followed the news about desegregation in the U.S. and wrote "Blackbird" as a song of support.

SOUND:

013-w-34-(Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH'-tah), AP music correspondent, with music)--Paul McCartney has met two of the women who inspired The Beatles' song "Blackbird." AP music correspondent Margie Szaroleta has more. ((opens with music)) (3 May 2016)

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014-r-49-(The Beatles, performing "Blackbird")--Excerpt of The Beatles performing "Blackbird." (3 May 2016)

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COUNTRY STARS WEIGH IN ON NORTH CAROLINA'S LGBT LAW

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- While many pop and rock artists are boycotting North Carolina over its new LGBT law, many country acts feel they owe it to their fans to play. Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line says they plan to play North Carolina for sure. Scotty McCreery says he lives in North Carolina and he loves his home state. Chris Janson says he's not a politician and he doesn't like confrontation, and he just wants to play music. Cam says she can understand both sides of the issue but she's not in a position yet where she has to make a decision like that. "American Idol" winner Trent Harmon grew up working in his family's restaurant, and he says he and his sister were taught to serve anyone who walked in with respect. He says he will apply that to any law that's passed.

SOUND:

015-a-04-(Tyler Hubbard, singer with Florida Georgia Line, in AP interview)-"there for sure"-Florida Georgia Line singer Tyler Hubbard says they don't intend to boycott North Carolina. (3 May 2016)

<<CUT ..015 (05/03/16)>> 00:04 "there for sure"

017-a-10-(Chris Janson, country singer, in AP interview)-"what I do"-Country singer Chris Janson says he doesn't have time to worry about laws being passed in North Carolina. (3 May 2016)

<<CUT ..017 (05/03/16)>> 00:10 "what I do"

018-a-07-(Cam, country singer, in AP interview)-"with my fans"-Country singer Cam says she can understand how musicians have to decide whether to play in North Carolinia. (3 May 2016)

<<CUT ..018 (05/03/16)>> 00:07 "with my fans"

016-a-09-(Scotty McCreery, country singer, in AP interview)-"love it there"-Country singer Scotty McCreery says it would be difficult for him to boycott North Carolina. (3 May 2016)

<<CUT ..016 (05/03/16)>> 00:09 "love it there"

223-a-15-(Trent Harmon, "American Idol" winner, in AP interview)-"we were taught"-"American Idol" winner Trent Harmon says he bases his philosophy on North Carolina's new LGBT law on what he learned growing up with his family's restaurant. (2 May 2016)

<<CUT ..223 (05/02/16)>> 00:15 "we were taught"

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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