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  • 'Spirit in the Sky' singer injured in California crash
    Associated Press | March 29, 2015 8:37 pm
    The singer-songwriter behind the 1969 rock hit "Spirit in the Sky" was hospitalized on Sunday after being critically injured in a Northern California car accident that killed a motorcyclist.
  • Tony winner and Neil Simon director Gene Saks dies at 93
    Associated Press | March 29, 2015 2:41 pm
    Gene Saks, a prolific actor-director who teamed with playwright and fellow New Yorker Neil Simon on hit Broadway and movie productions of such Simon comedies as "The Odd Couple" and "Brighton Beach Memoirs," has died. He was 93.
  • Destiny's Child reunites at Stellar Gospel Awards
    Associated Press | March 29, 2015 1:24 pm
    A reunited Destiny's Child took the stage at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards on Saturday as singer Erica Campbell took home six awards, including the night's top honor.
  • DreamWorks' 'Home' bests 'Get Hard' at box office with $54M
    Associated Press | March 29, 2015 11:49 am
    Business was brisk at the weekend box-office, where the DreamWorks animated alien adventure "Home" beat out the Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart comedy "Get Hard" with a resounding debut of $54 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
  • Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!'
    Associated Press | March 29, 2015 11:48 am
    First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life.
  • NBC News' boss faces challenge fixing MSNBC
    Associated Press | March 29, 2015 10:40 am
    As he returns to run the NBC News Group, Andy Lack faces one of the same puzzles he tried to solve a decade and a half ago: how to make MSNBC work.
  • Russian theater director fired over Wagner opera
    Associated Press | March 29, 2015 7:25 am
    Russia's culture minister on Sunday fired the director of a Siberian theater whose modern staging of Wagner's opera "Tannhauser" offended the powerful Russian Orthodox Church.
  • Oscar-nominated Czech cameraman Miroslav Ondricek dies at 80
    Associated Press | March 29, 2015 5:56 am
    Miroslav Ondricek, the Czech director of photography who was twice nominated for the Academy Awards, has died. He was 80.
  • Police investigate threat to BBC boss over Clarkson firing
    Associated Press | March 29, 2015 5:12 am
    British police are investigating a death threat made to the head of the BBC after the broadcaster fired "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson over an assault on a colleague.
  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
    Associated Press | March 29, 2015 2:48 am
    Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
  • Charles Dickens' desk to go on permanent display at museum
    Associated Press | March 29, 2015 2:22 am
    They were the best of lines, they were the worst of lines -- and the desk where Charles Dickens wrote them has been saved for the British public.
  • Jolie delivers empowerment message at Kids' Choice Awards
    Associated Press | March 28, 2015 9:32 pm
    The traditional green slime flowed at the Kids' Choice Awards, but it was Angelina Jolie's message of empowerment for youngsters that stuck.
  • New Matt Damon film shooting in Massachusetts
    Associated Press | March 28, 2015 11:10 am
    Lights, camera, action: Manchester-by-the-Sea is the backdrop for a new Matt Damon movie of the same name.
  • Colorado town microcosm of art urban development movement
    Associated Press | March 28, 2015 8:29 am
    A national movement that counts on painters, dancers and musicians to help revitalize downtowns is coming to this Colorado city as the first residents prepare to move into new low-income apartments built for artists and their families.
  • Taraji P. Henson apologizes for racial profiling allegation
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 4:52 pm
    Actress Taraji P. Henson has apologized to police in the Southern California city of Glendale for accusing an officer of racially profiling her son.