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Sam Smith, Beyonce up for 5 Grammys each

FILE – In this Wed., Sept. 17, 2014 file photo, British soul singer Sam Smith poses for a portrait, in New York. British newcomer Smith and Beyonce – the most nominated female in Grammy history – are the current leaders at the Grammy Awards with five each. Smith...
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CNN's Candy Crowley moving on after 27 years

FILE – In this Oct. 16, 2012 file photo, moderator Candy Crowley talks to the audience before the second presidential debate at Hofstra University, in Hempstead, N.Y. Veteran newswoman Crowley says she’s leaving CNN after 27 years. Crowley, the network’s chief...
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Navy revokes honorary title given to Cosby

FILE – In this Nov. 6, 2013, file photo, comedian Bill Cosby performs at the Stand Up for Heroes event at Madison Square Garden in New York. Three women who claim they were victimized by Cosby are scheduled to appear at a news conference called by attorney Gloria Allred, on...

‘Finding Nemo’ to be told in Navajo language

This image provided by Pixar Animation Studios shows a scene from the Disney 2003 animated classic film, “Finding Nemo,” featuring characters Dory, left, and Marlin. The story of a clownfish who is encouraged by an energetic but short-minded friend to “just keep...

Cumberbatch to play Doctor Strange for Marvel film

NEW YORK (AP) — Benedict Cumberbatch will star in Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” as the neurosurgeon-turned-superhero. Marvel announced Thursday that the “Sherlock” star, long rumored for the part, will add another egotistical intellect to his...

Early Bob Dylan lyrics fail to sell at NYC auction

NEW YORK (AP) — The lyrics of two early unrecorded Bob Dylan songs have failed to find a buyer at a New York auction. The typed lyrics including handwritten annotations were offered Thursday at Christie’s. The original 1962 “Talkin Folklore Center”...
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Mark Wahlberg seeks pardon for 1988 assaults

FILE – In this Nov. 10, 2014 file photo, Mark Wahlberg arrives at the 2014 AFI Fest – “The Gambler,” in Los Angeles. Wahlberg is asking Massachusetts for a pardon for an assault he committed in 1988 when he was a troubled teenager in Boston...

Ex-member of band Cake to appeal molest conviction

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former drummer of the alternative rock band Cake maintains his innocence, and his attorney has filed a notice of appeal after he was sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison for molesting a 3-year-old girl during a Thanksgiving party five years...
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Biden breaks ground for Kennedy Center expansion

This artist rendering provided by Steven Holl Architects shows expansion of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is commencing nearly 50 years after construction began on the cultural center. The $100 million expansion will add space for arts education, programs,...