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BOX OFFICE

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "American Sniper" is still on target with movie fans. Bradley Cooper's Navy SEAL drama stays number one for a second straight weekend. American Sniper brings in more than $64 million this weekend, for a total that now tops 200 mil. It's also the top money-maker of this year's Oscar best picture contenders. Jennifer Lopez's thriller "The Boy Next Door" opens in a distant second, with $15 million. "Paddington" was third this weekend. Johnny Depp's "Mortdecai" is a dud out of the box. It places ninth, barely cracking four million. Depp is coming off a string of bombs, including "The Lone Ranger," "Dark Shadows" and "The Rum Diary."

"American Sniper" is still the movie to beat -- as the AP's Jamie Friar reports.

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Sound of Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller

Sound of Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller in a scene from "American Sniper," the number one movie at the box office for the second weekend in a row.

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Sound of Bradley Cooper

Sound of Bradley Cooper in a scene from "American Sniper," the number one movie at the box office for the second weekend in a row.

ROBERT REDFORD - DIVERSITY

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- Diversity. It's become the latest buzzword in Hollywood these days -- especially since this year's crop of Oscar hopefuls produced no minorities in the mix. One of the latest to discuss the subject: Robert Redford, who created the Sundance Film Festival. He says he designed the event to help promote a more diverse look at the world. He says filmmakers at his event "roll with" the idea of being more inclusive -- and he believes it shows. He says the films featured at Sundance "show how change is affecting the life we live and the society that we're in." This year, Redford has one of his own films being shown at the festival, something he says is "very weird."

Robert Redford says he feels those who bring their work to Sundance understand the concept of diversity.

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Robert Redford

Robert Redford says there seems to be more presssure on moviemakers these days about what stories they can and can't tell.

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Robert Redford

Robert Redford says his Sundance Film Festival is dedicated to diversity in movie making.

SUNDANCE AND OSCAR

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- It's well known as a place to show off the best of independent films. But is the Sundance Film Festival becoming an incubator for films being considered for Oscars? Not exactly, but the festival is getting a push from films that opened at Sundance last year -- and are getting Academy Awards props this year. For example, "Boyhood" and "Whiplash" were shown at Sundance last year -- and are in the running for the best picture Oscar next month. In recent years, Sundance films like "Precious," "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and "Winter's Bone" got attention come Oscar time. So observers will be watching closely to see whether any films from this year will be up for Oscar glory this time next year.

SAG AWARDS

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Birdman" gets an Oscar lift with two big wins over the weekend. It takes the best ensemble prize at the SAG Awards and wins top honors at the Producer Guild Awards. But Michael Keaton didn't take the top acting award at the SAG Awards. That went to "The Theory of Everything" star Eddie Redmayne. Other Oscar favorites -- Julianne Moore, Patricia Arquette and J.K. Simmons -- all won SAG Awards last night. On the TV side, "Orange is the New Black" takes the ensemble comedy award, while "Downton Abbey" wins for TV drama. The best TV actresses included Uzo Aduba in comedy for "Orange is the New Black" and Viola Davis in drama for "How to Get Away With Murder."

Michael Keaton says working on Birdman was an exercise in collaboration. COURTESY: The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Julianne Moore, best actress winner for "Still Alice"

Julianne Moore offers encouragement for acting hopefuls. COURTESY: The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Eddie Redmayne, best actor winner for "The Theory of Everything"

Eddie Redmayne says he was inspired by those fighting ALS and their families. COURTESY: The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ((mandatory on-air credit))

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William H. Macy, winner, best actor in TV comedy for "Shameless"

William H. Macy gloats a bit with his win. COURTESY: The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Patricia Arquette, best actress winner for "Boyhood"

An emotional Patricia Arquette accepts her Actor statue. COURTESY: The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Frances McDormand, winner, best actress in a TV movie or mini series for "Olive Kitteridge"

Frances McDormand jokes they should be doing something other than dressing up and going out for an awards ceremony. COURTESY: The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Viola Davis, winner best actress in a TV drama for "How to Get Away With Murder"

Viola Davis thanks the producers of her ABC show for giving her a lead role. COURTESY: Courtesy of the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ((mandatory on-air credit))

STEPHEN COLLINS - DIVORCE

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Chances are, you wouldn't have even heard about Stephen Collins' divorce -- were it not for the disclosures by his wife that her estranged hubby acted inappropriately with three underage girls. Now the divorce has gone final -- with the veteran TV actor and Faye Grant having their breakup approved by a judge in Los Angeles this past Friday. Grant's disclosures about her husband's actions decades ago cost Collins several roles and forced TV outlets to pull reruns of his old show, "7th Heaven." The pair's divorce judgment calls for all but two copies of the recordings in which Collins acknowledges his past actions to be destroyed.

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Last Update on January 26, 2015 08:11 GMT

RYAN ADAMS AND MANDY MOORE SPLIT

NEW YORK (AP) -- When Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore got married, many people wondered how such different people could make a marriage work. Now they're questioning it themselves. The couple have issued a statement saying they're getting divorced. Adams and Moore have been married nearly six years and have no children. They call it "a respectful, amicable parting of ways."

BLACK KEYS CANCEL EUROPE CONCERTS

UNDATED (AP) -- The Black Keys have called off their European tour because drummer Patrick Carney is nursing a serious shoulder injury. Carney dislocated his shoulder earlier this month while on vacation in the Caribbean. The band was unable to reschedule the dates. They intend to pick up the tour April 2 in Brisbane, Australia.

FANS WANT TO CAMP OUTSIDE FOR LAST GRATEFUL DEAD CONCERTS

CHICAGO (AP) -- If the Grateful Dead are going to play their last shows ever, Deadheads want the chance to camp out for the last time. Deadhead Jeremy Davis of Florida has started an online petition asking that overnight parking be allowed around Chicago's Soldier Field when the Grateful Dead play their farewell shows there in July. Davis says fans are willing to pay more for the opportunity to bring RVs and it would reduce traffic congestion. Soldier Field spokesman Luca Serra says the venue understands the desires of the Deadheads, but it's something that requires cooperation from several entities, including police, fire and other agencies. He says an evaluation will take place in the coming weeks.

EDGAR FROESE OF TANGERINE DREAM DIES

BERLIN (AP) -- Edgar Froese (FROH'-zuh) of the German electronic group Tangerine Dream has died. The band say Froese died unexpectedly from the effects of a pulmonary embolism in Vienna on Tuesday. He was 70. Tangerine Dream released more than 100 albums and soundtracks, including the film "Risky Business" and the video game "Grand Theft Auto 5." Froese said in an AP interview from July 2012 he got his first Moog synthesizer because Mick Jagger used one in the movie "Performance" and didn't want to keep it, so Froese acquired it through friends. He said he chose "Tangerine" for the color and "Dream" because people are not living but simply dreaming.

SOUND:

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Edgar Froese (FROH'-zuh), founder of Tangerine Dream

Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese said in a July 2012 AP interview the group got its first synthesizer from Mick Jagger.

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Edgar Froese (FROH'-zuh), founder of Tangerine Dream

Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese said in a July 2012 AP interview he working on music for the movie "Risky Business" when he accidentally came up with a tune the director loved.

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Edgar Froese (FROH'-zuh), founder of Tangerine Dream

Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese said in a July 2012 AP interview he just creates and plays the kind of music he likes.

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Edgar Froese (FROH'-zuh), founder of Tangerine Dream

Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese said in a July 2012 AP interview the group's name has a meaning that's special to him.

JOHN LEGEND PLAYS AT DEBUT OF NINA SIMONE FILM

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- Director Liz Garbus says her documentary about Nina Simone is the film she's been practicing to make all her life. The movie "What Happened, Miss Simone?" explores Simone's life from the time a white teacher recognized Simone's piano talent and offered her lessons through her rise to fame, her involvement in civil rights and her self-imposed exile in Liberia. The film premiered last week at the Sundance Film Festival. After the credits rolled, John Legend took the stage for a Simone tribute concert. He says he studies Simone's versions of songs, "thinking about her words, thinking about her boldness, thinking about her commitment to justice."

Rewind Time

January 26, 2015 08:11 GMT

Today is Monday, Jan. 26, the 26th day of 2015. There are 339 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Jan. 26, 1915, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Rocky Mountain National Park Act, which created America's 10th national park.

On this date:

In 1784, in a letter to his daughter Sarah, Benjamin Franklin expressed unhappiness over the choice of the bald eagle as the symbol of America, and stated his own preference: the turkey.

In 1788, the first European settlers in Australia, led by Capt. Arthur Phillip, landed in present-day Sydney.

In 1837, Michigan became the 26th state.

In 1870, Virginia rejoined the Union.

In 1925, actor Paul Newman was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

In 1939, during the Spanish Civil War, rebel forces led by Gen. Francisco Franco captured Barcelona.

In 1942, the first American Expeditionary Force to go to Europe during World War II arrived in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

In 1950, India officially proclaimed itself a republic as Rajendra Prasad took the oath of office as president.

In 1962, the United States launched Ranger 3 to land scientific instruments on the moon -- but the probe ended up missing its target by more than 22,000 miles.

In 1979, former Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller died in New York at age 70.

In 1988, Australians celebrated the 200th anniversary of their country as a grand parade of tall ships re-enacted the voyage of the first European settlers. The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Phantom of the Opera" opened at Broadway's Majestic Theater.

In 1998, President Bill Clinton forcefully denied having an affair with a former White House intern, telling reporters, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky."

Ten years ago: A U.S. Marine helicopter crashed in western Iraq, killing 30 Marines and a Navy medic aboard. A man parked his SUV on railroad tracks in Glendale, California, setting off a crash of two commuter trains that killed 11 people. (The SUV's driver, Juan Alvarez, was convicted of murder and sentenced to 11 consecutive life terms.) Condoleezza Rice was sworn in as secretary of state, following her confirmation by the Senate.

Five years ago: Toyota suspended U.S. sales of several popular vehicle models to fix sticking accelerator pedals; the suspension was on top of a recall of 2.3 million vehicles. Louis Auchincloss, 92, a prolific author of fiction and nonfiction, died in New York.

One year ago: A brain-dead, pregnant Texas woman's body was removed from life support as the hospital keeping Marlise Munoz on machines against her family's wishes acceded to a judge's ruling that it was misapplying state law. Stan Wawrinka held off an injured Rafael Nadal to win his first Grand Slam title with a 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 victory in the Australian Open final. DeMarco Murray caught a 20-yard pass for a touchdown and Mike Tolbert plunged into the end zone for a 2-point conversion with less than 1 minute to give Jerry Rice's team a 22-21 win over Deion Sanders' team in the first schoolyard-style Pro Bowl. At the Grammy Awards, Daft Punk won album of the year for "Random Access Memories," while record of the year went to Daft Punk with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers for "Get Lucky."

Today's Birthdays: Actress Anne Jeffreys is 92. Actress Joan Leslie is 90. Cartoonist Jules Feiffer is 86. Sportscaster-actor Bob Uecker is 80. Actor Scott Glenn is 76. Singer Jean Knight is 72. Activist Angela Davis is 71. Rock musician Corky Laing (Mountain) is 67. Actor David Strathairn (streh-THEHRN') is 66. Alt-country singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams is 62. Rock singer-musician Eddie Van Halen is 60. Reggae musician Norman Hassan (UB40) is 57. Actress-comedian-talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is 57. Hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky is 54. Musician Andrew Ridgeley is 52. Rhythm-and-blues singer Jazzie B. (Soul II Soul) is 52. Actor Paul Johansson is 51. Gospel singer Kirk Franklin is 45. Actress Jennifer Crystal is 42. Rock musician Chris Hesse (Hoobastank) is 41. Actor Gilles Marini (ZHEEL ma-REE'-nee) is 39. Gospel singer Tye Tribbett is 39. NBA player Vince Carter is 38. Actress Sarah Rue is 37. Actor Colin O'Donoghue (TV: "Once Upon a Time") is 34. Country musician Michael Martin (Marshall Dyllon) is 32.

Thought for Today: "My experience of the world is that things left to themselves don't get right." -- T.H. Huxley, English biologist and author (1825-1895).

Rock News

Last Update on January 26, 2015 08:11 GMT

RYAN ADAMS AND MANDY MOORE SPLIT

NEW YORK (AP) -- When Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore got married, many people wondered how such different people could make a marriage work. Now they're questioning it themselves. The couple have issued a statement saying they're getting divorced. Adams and Moore have been married nearly six years and have no children. They call it "a respectful, amicable parting of ways."

BLACK KEYS CANCEL EUROPE CONCERTS

UNDATED (AP) -- The Black Keys have called off their European tour because drummer Patrick Carney is nursing a serious shoulder injury. Carney dislocated his shoulder earlier this month while on vacation in the Caribbean. The band was unable to reschedule the dates. They intend to pick up the tour April 2 in Brisbane, Australia.

FANS WANT TO CAMP OUTSIDE FOR LAST GRATEFUL DEAD CONCERTS

CHICAGO (AP) -- If the Grateful Dead are going to play their last shows ever, Deadheads want the chance to camp out for the last time. Deadhead Jeremy Davis of Florida has started an online petition asking that overnight parking be allowed around Chicago's Soldier Field when the Grateful Dead play their farewell shows there in July. Davis says fans are willing to pay more for the opportunity to bring RVs and it would reduce traffic congestion. Soldier Field spokesman Luca Serra says the venue understands the desires of the Deadheads, but it's something that requires cooperation from several entities, including police, fire and other agencies. He says an evaluation will take place in the coming weeks.

EDGAR FROESE OF TANGERINE DREAM DIES

BERLIN (AP) -- Edgar Froese (FROH'-zuh) of the German electronic group Tangerine Dream has died. The band say Froese died unexpectedly from the effects of a pulmonary embolism in Vienna on Tuesday. He was 70. Tangerine Dream released more than 100 albums and soundtracks, including the film "Risky Business" and the video game "Grand Theft Auto 5." Froese said in an AP interview from July 2012 he got his first Moog synthesizer because Mick Jagger used one in the movie "Performance" and didn't want to keep it, so Froese acquired it through friends. He said he chose "Tangerine" for the color and "Dream" because people are not living but simply dreaming.

SOUND:

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Edgar Froese (FROH'-zuh), founder of Tangerine Dream

Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese said in a July 2012 AP interview the group got its first synthesizer from Mick Jagger.

<<CUT ..018 (01/26/15)>> 00:16 "in the world"

Edgar Froese (FROH'-zuh), founder of Tangerine Dream

Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese said in a July 2012 AP interview he working on music for the movie "Risky Business" when he accidentally came up with a tune the director loved.

<<CUT ..019 (01/26/15)>> 00:16 "ready for it"

Edgar Froese (FROH'-zuh), founder of Tangerine Dream

Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese said in a July 2012 AP interview he just creates and plays the kind of music he likes.

<<CUT ..020 (01/26/15)>> 00:13 "all of us"

Edgar Froese (FROH'-zuh), founder of Tangerine Dream

Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese said in a July 2012 AP interview the group's name has a meaning that's special to him.

JOHN LEGEND PLAYS AT DEBUT OF NINA SIMONE FILM

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- Director Liz Garbus says her documentary about Nina Simone is the film she's been practicing to make all her life. The movie "What Happened, Miss Simone?" explores Simone's life from the time a white teacher recognized Simone's piano talent and offered her lessons through her rise to fame, her involvement in civil rights and her self-imposed exile in Liberia. The film premiered last week at the Sundance Film Festival. After the credits rolled, John Legend took the stage for a Simone tribute concert. He says he studies Simone's versions of songs, "thinking about her words, thinking about her boldness, thinking about her commitment to justice."

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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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