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Last Update on July 02, 2015 07:08 GMT

TRUMP-FALLOUT

NEW YORK (AP) -- Entertainment is looking like it could be light at Donald Trump's upcoming Miss USA pageant. Performers and judges are trying to distance themselves from Trump following his controversial comments about Mexican immigrants. Flo Rida (flo RY'-duh), the highest profile performer who was set to take the stage at Miss USA, said yesterday he's backing out. Country singer Craig Wayne Boyd and pop singer Natalie La Rose say they're out too. There are no more announced performers. Football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith and HGTV show host Jonathan Scott were supposed to judge and also say they will not be participating.

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Violet Ikonomova (ee-koh-NOH'-moh-vah)

The fallout from Donald Trump's derogatory comments about Latino immigrants continues. AP correspondent Violet Ikonomova reports.

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Violet Ikonomova (ee-koh-NOH'-moh-vah)

AP correspondent Violet Ikonomova reports Donald Trump's team is struggling to hold the Miss USA pageant together as fallout from his remarks on Mexican immigrants continues.

TV LAND PULLS `DUKES OF HAZZARD'

NEW YORK (AP) -- Those good ol' boys of the "Dukes of Hazzard" are getting canned because of the Confederate flag. The famous muscle car from the series, the General Lee, has the Stars and Bars painted on the roof. TV Land confirms the 1980s action comedy is being pulled from the schedule. Warner Brothers has also stopped producing the toy version of the orange Dodge Charger, like the one Luke and Bo Duke drove while running from the law.

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Jamie Friar

TV Land is dumping "The Dukes of Hazzard," as the AP's Jamie Friar. ((opens with sound))

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Jamie Friar

Reruns of the "The Dukes of Hazzard" are being shelved. The AP's Jamie Friar reports it stems from the ongoing Confederate flag controversy.

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Excerpt of theme from "The Dukes of Hazzard"

Excerpt of theme from "The Dukes of Hazzard" TV series which aired on CBS.

PAUL RUDD GETS STAR ON HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's a big honor for "Ant-Man." Paul Rudd has gotten his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Rudd stars as the incredible shrinking hero in the upcoming Marvel film. Rudd says he remembers visiting Hollywood Boulevard as a kid and looking at the all the sidewalk stars and thinking, "who's that?" He jokes that now people will be asking the same question about his star. Ant-Man opens later this month.

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Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas jokes he had a little trouble believing Paul Rudd could star as an action hero.

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Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd says he can't believe he's on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd says it seems impossible that he's working with the Hollywood elite, like his "Ant-Man" co-star, Oscar-winner Michael Douglas.

LAURENCE FISHBURNE TO STAR IN 'ROOTS' MINISERIES REMAKE

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Laurence Fishburne is going back to his "Roots." A-and-E says Fishburne will play writer Alex Haley in the remake of the mini-series. The new project will draw on the late Haley's novel, along with new research. The original Roots was a ratings smash when it aired on ABC in 1977. No air date or other casting has been announced yet for the "Roots" update.

Country News

Last Update on July 02, 2015 07:08 GMT

FLO RIDA, RICKY MARTIN TAKE ISSUE WITH DONALD TRUMP REMARKS

NEW YORK (AP) -- Flo Rida (RY'-dah), Natalie Rose and "The Voice" winner Craig Wayne Boyd have pulled out of performing at the Miss USA pageant following Donald Trump's remarks about Mexican immigrants. Trump had said during his presidential campaign announcement last week some Mexican immigrants bring drugs and crime to the U.S. and are rapists. Trump owns the Miss USA pageant. Two judges and the hosts of the pageant have dropped out as well. The Ricky Martin Foundation also has announced it's pulling a golf tournament from a Trump-owned property.

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Violet Ikonomova (ee-koh-NOH'-moh-vah)

The fallout from Donald Trump's derogatory comments about Latino immigrants continues. AP correspondent Violet Ikonomova reports.

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Violet Ikonomova (ee-koh-NOH'-moh-vah)

AP correspondent Violet Ikonomova reports Donald Trump's team is struggling to hold the Miss USA pageant together as fallout from his remarks on Mexican immigrants continues.

AMY WINEHOUSE DOCUMENTARY COMES OUT THIS WEEKEND

LONDON (AP) -- Amy Winehouse's father is upset about the omissions in the film "Amy" that make him look bad. Mitch Winehouse tells Britain's Sky Television the film shows Amy dealing with a head injury and Mitch saying she doesn't need to go to rehab. He says the filmmakers cut the part where he said she didn't need to go yet. He says the filmmakers also failed to mention that Amy had been off drugs and had a five-week period of not drinking leading up to her death. Director Asif Kapadia says the film is meant to be about Amy and not about the people around her. The movie "Amy" opens tomorrow.

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Mitch Winehouse

Mitch Winehouse tells Britain's Sky Television the movie "Amy" does not mention that his daughter had been off drugs for three years and she was trying to quit alcohol. ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Mitch Winehouse tells Britain's Sky Television he objects to the film "Amy" showing him in 2005 saying his daughter did not need rehab, when he was more concerned about treating her injuries from hitting her head. ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Asif Kapadia

"Amy" director Asif Kapadia says he wanted the film to be about Amy Winehouse and not all the people around her.

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Asif Kapadia

"Amy" director Asif Kapadia says archive footage of Amy Winehouse came from people close to her.

BILLY JOEL BESTS ELTON JOHN, SETS NEW RECORD AT MSG

NEW YORK (AP) -- Billy Joel is celebrating his 65th. Not his birthday, but his 65th performance at New York's Madison Square Garden. He's now set a record for the most performances by a single artist at the venue, topping Elton John. Joel played the piano for most of his more than two hour performance. John has performed at MSG 64 times.

LABEL CHIEF: FINAL AMY WINEHOUSE ALBUM DEMOS ARE GONE

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The demos from the album Amy Winehouse was making when she died will never be released. Universal Music UK Chairman David Joseph tells Billboard magazine he destroyed them. Joseph says he did it as "a moral thing." He adds, "Taking a stem or a vocal is not something that would ever happen on my watch. It now can't happen on anyone else's."

JOURNEY DRUMMER STILL IN JAIL

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon judge has denied bail for Journey drummer Deen Castronovo. Marion County Circuit Court Judge Channing Bennett says Castronovo violated a court order to stay away from a woman after his arrest June 14 for domestic violence. Prosecutors say Castronovo texted the woman 122 times and called 35 times. His attorney, Jeffrey Jones, says Castronovo was high on meth when he was arrested and he will go to rehab if released. Castronovo was indicted this week on charges that include rape, assault and sexual abuse.

BRANTLEY GILBERT GETS MARRIED

NEW YORK (AP) -- Brantley Gilbert is a married man. People magazine reports Gilbert married teacher Amber Cochran at his home in Georgia. Details of the wedding were not given.

Rewind Time

July 02, 2015 07:08 GMT

Today is Thursday, July 2, the 183rd day of 2015. There are 182 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress passed a resolution saying that "these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States."

On this date:

In 1881, President James A. Garfield was shot by Charles J. Guiteau at the Washington railroad station; Garfield died the following September. (Guiteau was hanged in June 1882.)

In 1890, President Benjamin Harrison signed into law the Sherman Antitrust Act.

In 1915, a time bomb planted in a reception room of the U.S. Senate exploded shortly before midnight, causing considerable damage but hurting no one. Former Mexican President Porfirio Diaz died in exile in Paris.

In 1926, the United States Army Air Corps was created.

In 1937, aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first round-the-world flight along the equator.

In 1943, Bing Crosby and the Ken Darby Singers recorded "Sunday, Monday or Always" for Decca Records.

In 1955, "The Lawrence Welk Show" premiered on ABC-TV under its original title, "The Dodge Dancing Party."

In 1961, author Ernest Hemingway shot himself to death at his home in Ketchum, Idaho.

In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law a sweeping civil rights bill passed by Congress.

In 1979, the Susan B. Anthony dollar coin was released to the public.

In 1982, Larry Walters of San Pedro, California, used a lawn chair equipped with 45 helium-filled weather balloons to rise to an altitude of 16,000 feet; he landed eight miles away in Long Beach.

In 1990, more than 1,400 Muslim pilgrims were killed in a stampede inside a pedestrian tunnel near Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Ten years ago: Shasta Groene (GROH'-nee), an 8-year-old girl kidnapped six weeks earlier, was rescued at a restaurant in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; the man with her, Joseph Edward Duncan III, was arrested and accused of kidnapping Shasta as well as killing members of her family. (Duncan later received three death sentences and multiple life sentences.) Egypt's top envoy to post-Saddam Hussein Iraq (Ihab al-Sherif) was kidnapped in Baghdad (al-Qaida later announced it had killed him). The marathon Live 8 concert rocked the globe and the Internet, focusing attention on African poverty. Venus Williams beat top-ranked Lindsay Davenport at Wimbledon 4-6, 7-6 (4), 9-7 for her fifth major title and her first in nearly four years. Hollywood screenwriter Ernest Lehman (LEE'-muhn) died in Los Angeles at age 89.

Five years ago: Gen. David Petraeus arrived in Afghanistan to assume command of U.S. and NATO forces after his predecessor, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, was fired for intemperate remarks he'd made about Obama administration figures in Rolling Stone magazine. The United States defeated Japan 7-2 to win its seventh consecutive world softball championships. British novelist Beryl Bainbridge, 77, died in London.

One year ago: Palestinians accused Israeli extremists of abducting and killing an Arab teenager and burning his body, sparking hours of clashes in east Jerusalem and drawing charges that the youth was murdered to avenge the killings of three kidnapped Israeli teens. Louis Zamperini, 97, an Olympic runner who survived a bomber crash in the Pacific Ocean, weeks adrift and then years as a Japanese prisoner of war and became the subject of a celebrated book and movie, died in Los Angeles.

Today's Birthdays: Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos is 86. Jazz musician Ahmad Jamal is 85. Actor Robert Ito is 84. Actress Polly Holliday is 78. Racing Hall of Famer Richard Petty is 78. Former White House chief of staff John H. Sununu is 76. Former Mexican President Vicente Fox is 73. Writer-director-comedian Larry David is 68. Luci Baines Johnson, daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson, is 68. Actor Saul Rubinek is 67. Rock musician Roy Bittan (Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band) is 66. Rock musician Gene Taylor is 63. Actress-model Jerry Hall is 59. Actor Jimmy McNichol is 54. Country singer Guy Penrod is 52. Rock musician Dave Parsons (Bush) is 50. Actress Yancy Butler is 45. Contemporary Christian musician Melodee DeVevo (Casting Crowns) is 39. Actor Owain (OH'-wyn) Yeoman is 37. Race car driver Sam Hornish Jr. is 36. Singer Michelle Branch is 32. Actress Vanessa Lee Chester is 31. Figure skater Johnny Weir is 31. Actor Nelson Franklin is 30. Actress-singer Ashley Tisdale is 30. Actress Lindsay Lohan (LOH'-uhn) is 29. Actress Margot Robbie is 25.

Thought for Today: "The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them." -- Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961).

Copyright 2015, The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Rock News

Last Update on July 02, 2015 07:08 GMT

FLO RIDA, RICKY MARTIN TAKE ISSUE WITH DONALD TRUMP REMARKS

NEW YORK (AP) -- Flo Rida (RY'-dah), Natalie Rose and "The Voice" winner Craig Wayne Boyd have pulled out of performing at the Miss USA pageant following Donald Trump's remarks about Mexican immigrants. Trump had said during his presidential campaign announcement last week some Mexican immigrants bring drugs and crime to the U.S. and are rapists. Trump owns the Miss USA pageant. Two judges and the hosts of the pageant have dropped out as well. The Ricky Martin Foundation also has announced it's pulling a golf tournament from a Trump-owned property.

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Violet Ikonomova (ee-koh-NOH'-moh-vah)

The fallout from Donald Trump's derogatory comments about Latino immigrants continues. AP correspondent Violet Ikonomova reports.

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Violet Ikonomova (ee-koh-NOH'-moh-vah)

AP correspondent Violet Ikonomova reports Donald Trump's team is struggling to hold the Miss USA pageant together as fallout from his remarks on Mexican immigrants continues.

AMY WINEHOUSE DOCUMENTARY COMES OUT THIS WEEKEND

LONDON (AP) -- Amy Winehouse's father is upset about the omissions in the film "Amy" that make him look bad. Mitch Winehouse tells Britain's Sky Television the film shows Amy dealing with a head injury and Mitch saying she doesn't need to go to rehab. He says the filmmakers cut the part where he said she didn't need to go yet. He says the filmmakers also failed to mention that Amy had been off drugs and had a five-week period of not drinking leading up to her death. Director Asif Kapadia says the film is meant to be about Amy and not about the people around her. The movie "Amy" opens tomorrow.

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Mitch Winehouse

Mitch Winehouse tells Britain's Sky Television the movie "Amy" does not mention that his daughter had been off drugs for three years and she was trying to quit alcohol. ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Mitch Winehouse

Mitch Winehouse tells Britain's Sky Television he objects to the film "Amy" showing him in 2005 saying his daughter did not need rehab, when he was more concerned about treating her injuries from hitting her head. ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Asif Kapadia

"Amy" director Asif Kapadia says he wanted the film to be about Amy Winehouse and not all the people around her.

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Asif Kapadia

"Amy" director Asif Kapadia says archive footage of Amy Winehouse came from people close to her.

BILLY JOEL BESTS ELTON JOHN, SETS NEW RECORD AT MSG

NEW YORK (AP) -- Billy Joel is celebrating his 65th. Not his birthday, but his 65th performance at New York's Madison Square Garden. He's now set a record for the most performances by a single artist at the venue, topping Elton John. Joel played the piano for most of his more than two hour performance. John has performed at MSG 64 times.

LABEL CHIEF: FINAL AMY WINEHOUSE ALBUM DEMOS ARE GONE

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The demos from the album Amy Winehouse was making when she died will never be released. Universal Music UK Chairman David Joseph tells Billboard magazine he destroyed them. Joseph says he did it as "a moral thing." He adds, "Taking a stem or a vocal is not something that would ever happen on my watch. It now can't happen on anyone else's."

JOURNEY DRUMMER STILL IN JAIL

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon judge has denied bail for Journey drummer Deen Castronovo. Marion County Circuit Court Judge Channing Bennett says Castronovo violated a court order to stay away from a woman after his arrest June 14 for domestic violence. Prosecutors say Castronovo texted the woman 122 times and called 35 times. His attorney, Jeffrey Jones, says Castronovo was high on meth when he was arrested and he will go to rehab if released. Castronovo was indicted this week on charges that include rape, assault and sexual abuse.

BRANTLEY GILBERT GETS MARRIED

NEW YORK (AP) -- Brantley Gilbert is a married man. People magazine reports Gilbert married teacher Amber Cochran at his home in Georgia. Details of the wedding were not given.

Urban News

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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))

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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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