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Lauren Bacall, a screen goddess of the shadows

FILE - This May 1945 file photo shows actor Humphrey Bogart, left, with his wife actress Lauren Bacall. Bacall, the sultry-voiced actress and Humphrey Bogart’s partner off and on the screen, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 in New York. She was 89. (AP Photo, File)NEW YORK (AP) — "Anybody got a match?" was Lauren Bacall's first line, in Howard Hawks "To Have and Have Not," and, ever since, captive moviegoers have been desperately fumbling for a light.


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That look, and that voice: Bacall's best roles

FILE - This Oct. 12, 1955 file photo shows actors Humphrey Bogart, left, and his wife, Lauren Bacall at the premiere of "The Desperate Hours," in Los Angeles. Bacall, the sultry-voiced actress and Humphrey Bogart’s partner off and on the screen, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 in New York. She was 89. (AP Photo/Harold Filan, FIle)Lauren Bacall had the look — cool and mysterious — and she had the sound, courtesy of that irresistibly low and throaty voice.


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On 'Tonight Show,' Fallon pays tribute to Williams

FILE - This June 15, 2007 file photo shows actor and comedian Robin Williams posing for a photo in Santa Monica, Calif. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in an apparent suicide. Williams was 63. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Fallon paid tribute to Robin Williams on the "Tonight Show," where the late comic made many memorable, seldom-seated appearances.


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Sources: Justin Bieber reaches plea deal in Fla.

FILE - This Jan. 23, 2014 file photo made available by the Miami Beach Police Dept., shows Justin Bieber at the police station in Miami Beach, Fla. According to two people directly involved with the case, Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges in his January arrest in South Florida after what police initially described as an illegal street drag race. The two people told The Associated Press Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, that the 20-year-old pop star would plead guilty to misdemeanor careless driving and resisting arrest without violence charges. Bieber also will agree to take an anger management course and make a charitable donation. (AP Photo/Miami Beach Police Dept., File)MIAMI (AP) — Pop singer Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges over his arrest in South Florida in what police initially described as an illegal street race, two people involved in the case told The Associated Press.


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Robin Williams hanged self but no answer as to why

FILE - This March 27, 2010 file photo shows actor Robin Williams speaking at The 24th American Cinematheque Awards honoring Matt Damon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation showed the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia.(AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — Although police have now revealed how Robin Williams committed suicide, the Oscar-winning actor's fans, friends and even family continue to struggle to understand why someone who spread so much joy throughout the world could find so little in his own life that he decided to stop living.


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Excerpts from Lauren Bacall's book 'By Myself'

FILE - This March 16, 2002 file photo shows actress Lauren Bacall waving as she enters Marble Collegiate Church in New York for the wedding of Liza Minnelli and David Gest. Bacall, the sultry-voiced actress and Humphrey Bogart’s partner off and on the screen, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 in New York. She was 89. (AP Photo/Ed Betz, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Excerpts from Lauren Bacall's 1978 memoir, "By Myself":


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Taylor Swift waxes philosophical on 'Giver' themes

Taylor Swift arrives at New York premiere of "The Giver" at the Zeigfeld Theater on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Not all the actors at a star-packed news conference Tuesday for the new film "The Giver" had been familiar with Lois Lowry's acclaimed 1994 book before they made the film. But Taylor Swift sure had been.


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Players go for the Scrabble title in Buffalo
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The world's best Scrabble players are squaring off for the title of Scrabble champion, with the winner to be crowned in Buffalo.
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Publicist: Kasem children worry about body status
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A publicist for Casey Kasem's daughter says the late radio personality's children are working with law enforcement following a report that Kasem's wife is making arrangements to have Kasem's body flown to Europe.
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Williams remembered fondly by military

This Dec. 15, 2010 photo released by the U.S. Department of Defense shows actor-comedian Robin Williams performing for a USO tour at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Members of the armed forces have long held special affection for Williams, 63, who died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 after hanging himself in his San Francisco Bay Area home. Williams never served in the military, but he was a tireless participant in USO shows. (AP Photo/U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Army Spc. Adam L. Mathis, 17th Public Affairs Detachment)NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Williams was a superstar in movies, on television and at comedy clubs.


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Did Kimye baby North West say mama or dada 1st?

FILE - Kim Kardashian and U.S rap singer Kanye West arrive at a luxury shop in Paris, Wednesday, May 21, 2014 file photo. Recently, Kardashian West spoke about baby North, the success of her online game, her upcoming book of selfies and how motherhood has emboldened her. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Recently Kim Kardashian West sent her stepfather Bruce Jenner a text because of something she read online.


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AP sources: Bieber reaches plea deal in Fla. case

FILE - This Jan. 23, 2014 file photo made available by the Miami Beach Police Dept., shows Justin Bieber at the police station in Miami Beach, Fla. According to two people directly involved with the case, Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges in his January arrest in South Florida after what police initially described as an illegal street drag race. The two people told The Associated Press Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, that the 20-year-old pop star would plead guilty to misdemeanor careless driving and resisting arrest without violence charges. Bieber also will agree to take an anger management course and make a charitable donation. (AP Photo/Miami Beach Police Dept., File)MIAMI (AP) — Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges stemming from his arrest in South Florida in what police initially described as an illegal street drag race, two people directly involved in the case told The Associated Press on Tuesday.


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Nielsen's top programs for Aug. 4-10
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Aug. 4-10. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
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Lauren Bacall, sultry-voiced actress, dead at 89

FILE - This March 7, 2010 file photo shows actress Lauren Bacall backstage during the 82nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Bacall, the sultry-voiced actress and Humphrey Bogart’s partner off and on the screen, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 in New York. She was 89. (AP Photo/Vince Bucci, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Lauren Bacall was a movie star from almost her first moment on the silver screen.


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Authorities say Robin Williams hanged himself

FILE - This March 27, 2010 file photo shows actor Robin Williams speaking at The 24th American Cinematheque Awards honoring Matt Damon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation showed the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia.(AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — Robin Williams' personal assistant found the actor who was struggling with depression dead in a bedroom of his San Francisco Bay Area home, officials said Tuesday.


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Fans leave Williams tributes at Boston park bench

Women write messages with chalk near a bench at Boston's Public Garden, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, where a small memorial has sprung up at the place where Robin Williams filmed a scene during the movie, "Good Will Hunting." Williams, 63, died at his San Francisco Bay Area home Monday in an apparent suicide. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON (AP) — A bench in Boston has become a quiet memorial to Robin Williams, whose Academy Award-winning performance in "Good Will Hunting" was filmed in the city.


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NYC subway performers: We're being over-policed
NEW YORK (AP) — Subway acrobats, dancers and musicians on Tuesday decried what they said was heavy-handed policing, gathering outside City Hall to join critics of a police clampdown on minor offenses.
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Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, dead at 63

FILE - This April 6, 2008 file photo shows actor-comedian Robin Williams speaks on stage at the "Idol Gives Back" fundraising special of "American Idol" in Los Angeles. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation showed the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — He was the funniest guy in the room, something that made it all the harder for friends and fans to accept that beneath that reservoir of frenetic energy and seemingly endless good humor resided demons so dark they could push Robin Williams to suicide.


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Williams a comic force, versatile actor

FILE - This Nov. 8, 2012 file photo shows Robin Williams performing at the 6th Annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit concert for injured service members and veterans in New York. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation showed the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, FIle)NEW YORK (AP) — The question from a fan in a Sirius XM interview last year was innocent — what do you think you'd be doing if you didn't become a comedian? — and within seconds Robin Williams was impersonating physicist Stephen Hawking getting a lap dance at a strip club.


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Vibe of Graceland Too changes after owner's death

Vernon Chadwick of Oxford, points out the haircut of the late Paul MacLeod, an Elvis-obsessed man who turned his eclectic collection of photos, records, albums and knick-knacks into a museum at his antebellum home named Graceland Too, honoring Presley, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 in Holly Springs, Miss. Several of MacLeod's friends gave tours to visitors at the museum-home. MacLeod's memorial takes place the week that fans commemorate the anniversary of Presley's death on Aug. 16, 1977 at his Graceland mansion in Memphis. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — The Elvis Presley-congested rooms of a north Mississippi roadside museum are missing their kinetic buzz since owner Paul MacLeod left the building.


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Prosecutor: Musician's $500,000 prize money stolen
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities have arrested a suburban New York man on charges he stole nearly $500,000 in prize money belonging to famed jazz musician Cecil Taylor.
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Pharrell curates soundtrack for 'NBA 2K15' game

FILE - In this Friday, May 30, 2014, file photo, Pharrell Williams speaks on stage during the Grammy Event with Pharrell Williams and LL Cool J in Los Angeles. Pharrell is teaming up with the world's best-selling basketball video game franchise as a music curator. 2K Sports announced Tuesday that the Grammy-winning performer will choose 27 tracks for the soundtrack of the upcoming "NBA 2K15." (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Pharrell is teaming up with the world's best-selling basketball video game franchise as a music curator.


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Jeff Goldblum and band to perform at Cafe Carlyle

FILE - This Feb. 6, 2014 file photo shows actor Jeff Goldblum at the screening of the film The Grand Budapest Hotel and opening night of the 64th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin. The Cafe Carlyle said that the "Jurassic Park" star will perform Sept. 16–20 with his jazz band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra. The actor has sung and played piano with the band for years but the new dates mark their New York premier. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff Goldblum is coming back to New York but not to act — he'll be singing.


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'Nashville' goes live in new season premiere

This undated image released by ABC shows Charles esten, center, performing on "Nashville: On the Record," ABC Music Lounge's and ABC Digital Media Studio's "Nashville"-inspired docu-web series. During the season three premiere, Esten, who sang in a band and stage productions long before becoming an actor, will perform a song he co-wrote with Grammy-winning country singer Deana Carter, “I Know How To Love You Now.” (AP Photo/ABC, Mark Levine)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Actor Charles Esten has more at stake in the new season of the ABC drama "Nashville" than resolving the cliffhanger that left his character, singer-songwriter Deacon Claybourne, in the midst of a lyricist love triangle.


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Bob Weir canceling tour dates for rest of the year

FILE - This March 16, 2014 file photo shows Grateful Dead alumni Bob Weir and his band, Ratdog, performing in Atlanta. Weir is canceling all of the tour dates he had planned through January 2015. The Grateful Dead founder posted a message Sunday, Aug. 10, on RatDog’s website that says “circumstances have necessitated that all scheduled tour dates for Bob Weir & RatDog are being canceled.” (Photo by Dan Harr/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Guitarist Bob Weir is canceling all of the tour dates he had planned through January.


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