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'Vampire Diaries' star sinks teeth into directing

FILE - This March 29, 2014 file photo shows Paul Wesley at The Humane Society Of The United States 60th Anniversary Benefit Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. Wesley stars in the CW series "The Vampire Diaries." He will direct his first episode of the popular series on Thursday, April 17. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Wesley admits to experiencing jitters on his first day of directing Thursday's episode of the CW's "The Vampire Diaries," particularly when it came to saying the word "action."


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Nas kicks off Tribeca with documentary, concert

From left, director One9, recording artist Nas and writer Erik Parker attend the world premiere of "Time Is Illmatic" at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — The raw New York lyricism of Nas kicked off the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival with an exuberant hip-hop beat.


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Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler

FILE - This Jan. 15, 2012 file photo shows actors Amy Poehler, left, and Will Arnett arriving at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles. Arnett filed for divorce from Poehler on April 8, 2014, in Los Angeles Superior Court more than 18 months after the pair announced they were separating and ending their nine-year marriage. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Court records show Will Arnett has filed for divorce from Amy Poehler more than 18 months after the comedians announced their separation.


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Random House to adapt 'Unbroken' for young adults
NEW YORK (AP) — Random House says it plans to publish a young adult adaption of Laura Hillenbrand's bestselling survival saga "Unbroken."
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Seeger will be celebrated at Hudson River festival

FILE - This Sept. 21, 2013, file photo shows Pete Seeger performing on stage during the Farm Aid 2013 concert at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Seeger’s life will be celebrated at the annual Clearwater Festival this summer. Seeger died in January at age 94, after surviving his wife Toshi by about seven months. Clearwater Festival organizers say the two-day show at Croton-on-Hudson starting June 21 will celebrate the couple’s legacy. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)BEACON, N.Y. (AP) — Folk singer Pete Seeger's life will be celebrated at the annual Clearwater Festival this summer.


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uFly fires flight instructor who appeared on CNN
TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian flight simulator business fired an instructor who figured prominently in CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, saying he showed up late to his regular job and "shamed Canadians" by dressing like a teenager.
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Ailing Malcolm Young taking break from AC/DC

FILE - This June 17, 2003 file photo shows British rock band AC/DC, from left, Brian Johnson, Malcolm Young, Phil Rudd, Angus Young, and Cliff Williams performing on stage during a concert in Munich, southern Germany. Malcolm Young of AC/DC is taking a break from the band to focus on his health. The band posted on its Facebook page Wednesday, April 16, 2014, that the 61-year-old guitarist is halting from the band “due to ill health” after 40 years (AP Photo/Jan Pitman, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Malcolm Young is taking a break from AC/DC to focus on his health, the band said.


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Young raises $6M in Kickstarter campaign for Pono

FILE - This Sept. 27, 2012 file photo shows singer-songwriter Neil Young posing for a portrait at The Carlyle hotel in New York. Young has raised more than $6 million through a Kickstarter campaign to fund his digital music project PonoMusic. Kickstarter closed the campaign Tuesday after raising 6.2 million through 18,000 supporters. The campaign is the third most funded project for Kickstarter. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, file)NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Young has raised more than $6 million through a Kickstarter campaign to fund the singer-songwriter's digital music project PonoMusic.


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Jay Z to bring Made in America music fest to LA

Jay-Z, also known as Shawn Carter, left and Mayor Eric Garcetti clasp hands as they announce the Made in America Festival from the steps of City Hall on April 16, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Budweiser Made in America music festival is coming to Los Angeles, but who is performing and how the city will manage the two-day concert are still mysteries.


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Jenny McCarthy announces engagement on 'The View'

This image released by ABC shows co-host Jenny McCarthy with her fiance Donnie Wahlberg after she announced her engagement on the daytime series "The View," Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/ABC, Heidi Gutman)NEW YORK (AP) — Jenny McCarthy had big news to share Wednesday on "The View": She's engaged to Donnie Wahlberg.


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Miley Cyrus still hospitalized, cancels 2nd show

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2014 file photo, Miley Cyrus arrives at the 56th annual GRAMMY awards - salute to industry icons with Clive Davis, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Cyrus is in the hospital and unable to perform her “Bangerz” concert at Kansas City’s Sprint Center as planned. A Cyrus spokeswoman says the 21-year-old entertainer canceled her performance Tuesday, April 15, 2014, after she was hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, file)NEW YORK (AP) — Miley Cyrus is canceling another concert and remains hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics.


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Bluesman apologizes for St. Louis concert gone bad
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Blues guitarist B.B. King wants his St. Louis fans to give him another chance after an erratic performance led to a stream of audience catcalls and early departures.
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All 'View' co-hosts will salute Barbara Walters

This April 15, 2014, photo provided by ABC shows, from left, co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Jenny McCarthy, political commentator, guest Margaret Hoover, Sherri Shepherd, and Barbara Walters, on ABC's show "The View." The show will gather all 11 past and present co-hosts to salute Walters as she retires from daily television in a first-ever reunion that will air on the May 15, episode, the day before Walters says goodbye as series co-host. (AP Photo/ABC, Heidi Gutman)LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC's "The View" will gather all 11 past and present co-hosts to salute Barbara Walters as she retires from daily television.


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uFly fires flight simulator who appeared on CNN
TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian flight simulator business fired an instructor who figured prominently in CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, saying he showed up late to his regular job and "shamed Canadians" by dressing like a teenager.
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EL Doctorow to receive Library of Congress Prize

FILE - In this April 27, 2004 file photo, author E.L. Doctorow smiles during an interview in his office at New York University. Doctorow will be honored with the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington made the announcement Wednesday, April 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist E.L. Doctorow will be honored with the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction.


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Colbert to visit future home of CBS' 'Late Show'

FILE - This Sept. 23, 2012 file photo shows TV personality Stephen Colbert at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards Governors Ball in Los Angeles. Colbert will be paying a visit to CBS' "Late Show," his future home. The network said Tuesday that Colbert will be a guest on "Late Show with David Letterman" on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Colbert will be paying a visit to CBS' "Late Show," his future home.


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Jay-Z to bring Made in America music fest to L.A.

FILE - This April 12, 2014 file photo shows Jay Z at the 2014 Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. Jay-Z is bringing his Made in America music festival to Los Angeles. The music mogul was joined by the city’s mayor Wednesday, April 16, at Los Angeles City Hall to announce the two-day concert, which is planned for Labor Day weekend. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay-Z is bringing his Made in America music festival to Los Angeles.


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Dance show 'Soul Train' may boogie onto Broadway

FILE - This March 6, 2006 file photo shows Don Cornelius, the founder of "Soul Train" at his office in Los Angeles. Stage and film producer Matthew Weaver, who helped create “Rock of Ages,” has acquired the theatrical stage rights to the groundbreaking TV show and says he’s hoping to turn it into a show that attracts die-hard Broadway fans and those who usually avoid Times Square. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The groundbreaking song-and-dance show "Soul Train" is chugging toward Broadway.


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Walker's brothers to help finish 'Fast & Furious'

FILE - In this April 29, 2011 file photo, actor Paul Walker poses during the photo call of the movie "Fast and Furious 5," in Rome. Walker’s brothers are filling in to help finish shooting on “Fast & Furious 7.” Universal Pictures announced Tuesday, April 15, 2014, that Caleb and Cody Walker are filling in for their late brother to complete some remaining filming. Production has resumed on “Fast & Furious 7” after it was suspended following Walker’s death in late November. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Walker's brothers are stepping to help finish filming on "Fast & Furious 7," the film Walker was in the midst of making when he died in November.


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CBS wins the week with basketball and hit series
NEW YORK (AP) — Hoops and series hits have handed CBS another winning week, the Nielsen ratings company said.
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Shorter and Schneider each win 3 Jazz Awards

FILE - This July 23, 2013 file photo shows jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter performing at the 5 Continents Jazz Festival, in Marseille , southern France. Shorter and composer-arranger Maria Schneider are each triple winners in the 2014 Jazz Awards presented by the Jazz Journalists Association. Shorter won for musician of the year, best album ("Without A Net"), and top midsize ensemble. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Saxophonist Wayne Shorter and composer-arranger Maria Schneider are each triple winners in the 2014 Jazz Awards presented by the Jazz Journalists Association.


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Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels Kansas City show

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2014 file photo, Miley Cyrus arrives at the 56th annual GRAMMY awards - salute to industry icons with Clive Davis, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Cyrus is in the hospital and unable to perform her “Bangerz” concert at Kansas City’s Sprint Center as planned. A Cyrus spokeswoman says the 21-year-old entertainer canceled her performance Tuesday, April 15, 2014, after she was hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, file)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Miley Cyrus is in the hospital and unable to perform her "Bangerz" concert in Kansas City, Mo., as planned.


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Mexican singer Juan Gabriel hospitalized in Vegas

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, file photo, Juan Gabriel performs at the 10th Annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. Juan Gabriel has postponed three California shows after being hospitalized in Las Vegas with pneumonia. A publicist for the singer said Tuesday, April 15, 2014 that the 64-year-old singer was taken to intensive care Monday, the morning after performing a three-hour concert at the Mandalay Bay resort. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mexican musical icon Juan Gabriel has been hospitalized in Las Vegas with pneumonia, postponing three California shows this week that were part of the top-selling artist's "Volver" tour.


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Paul Weller's children win lawsuit over pictures

FILE - In this Saturday, June 29, 2013 file photo, British musician Paul Weller performs at the Hard Rock Calling Festival in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. Paul Weller has won a privacy lawsuit against a newspaper that published paparazzi pictures of the singer's children. The former front man of The Jam and The Style Council sued Associated Newspapers over images of his daughter Dylan and twin sons John Paul and Bowie that appeared on its MailOnline website. Dylan was 16 and the twins 10 months old when the pictures, taken during a shopping trip in Santa Monica, were published in 2012. Judge James Dingemans ruled Wednesday that although publishing the pictures was legal in California, they "were published in circumstances where Dylan, Bowie and John Paul had a reasonable expectation of privacy." He awarded a total of 10,000 pounds ($17,000) to the children. MailOnline said it was "deeply disappointed" by the ruling and intended to appeal. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP, file)LONDON (AP) — The children of musician Paul Weller won a privacy lawsuit Wednesday over paparazzi pictures published on a newspaper website.


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Strahan's 'GMA' side job confirmed with his visit

FILE - This Oct. 28, 2013 file photo shows former professional football player Michael Strahan, co-host of "Live with Kelly and Michael," attending the 23rd Annual Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame Awards in New York. Strahan has made good on reports that he is joining "Good Morning America" by paying a visit to the ABC breakfast show on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. The former football star and current co-host with Kelly Ripa of "Live With Kelly and Michael" will join "Good Morning America" part-time. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Strahan has made good on reports that he's joining "Good Morning America" by paying a visit to the ABC breakfast show on Tuesday.


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