Poetry longlist announced for National Book Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Two former U.S. poets laureate, Louise Glueck and Mark Strand, have made the longlist for the National Book Awards. Glueck’s “Faithful and Virtuous Night” and Strand’s “Collected Poems” were among 10 poetry nominees...

Rapper Common’s father, Lonnie Lynn, dies at 71

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lonnie Lynn, known to hip-hop fans for his soulful spoken-word poems on rapper son Common’s albums, has died. Lynn died at age 71 on Friday, Common said in an interview Monday in Los Angeles. He gave no further details. Lynn was a star high school...

Eminem publishers sue New Zealand political party

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The music publishers for American rapper Eminem filed a lawsuit Tuesday against New Zealand’s ruling political party over the music it used in a campaign commercial. Detroit-based Eight Mile Style and Martin Affiliated both claim the...

Bob Crewe, ‘Walk Like a Man’ writer, dead at 83

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Crewe, co-writer of “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” ”Big Girls Don’t Cry” and many other pop hits, died last week. He was 83. Crewe’s brother, Dan Crewe, said Monday in an email that the producer, songwriter...

Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane sentenced in assault

ATLANTA (AP) — Prosecutors say rapper Gucci Mane has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault for attacking a fan at an Atlanta nightclub. Fulton County District Attorney’s spokeswoman Yvette Jones says the 34-year-old rapper, whose real name is Radric Davis, pleaded...
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Revamped ‘View’ begins its daytime run

In this image released by ABC, co-hosts, from left, Whoopi Goldberg, Nicolle Wallace, Rosie Perez and Rosie O’Donnell appear on the set of the daytime talk show “The View,” on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/ABC, Lou Rocco) In this image released...

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