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Kardashian, website resolve suit over claims robbery faked


Reality TV star Kim Kardashian on Monday dropped a defamation lawsuit against a website that claimed she staged an armed robbery in Paris after the two sides resolved the issue, her lawyer said.

The $900,000 question behind Bob Dylan's Nobel prize

STOCKHOLM Many writers might give their right arm to be paid almost $1 million to deliver a lecture. But Bob Dylan's silence since he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature might mean he never sees the award money.

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Dead or Alive singer Pete Burns dead at 57

British singer Peter Burns, best known as the frontman for 1980s band Dead or Alive, died from massive cardiac arrest, his family said on Monday. He was 57.

Music 24 Oct 2016

Comedian Bill Murray awarded Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize

WASHINGTON Comedian Bill Murray was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at a star-studded Kennedy Center ceremony on Sunday, with friends and fellow actors praising him for the joy he has brought to audiences worldwide. | Video

Life 24 Oct 2016

Swedish Academy says up to Dylan if he wants to come to receive Nobel Prize

STOCKHOLM The committee that awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature to Bob Dylan said on Saturday it was up to the American singer-songwriter whether to attend the prize-giving ceremony later this year or not.

Music, 22 Oct 2016

Leslie Jones hits back at hackers in 'Saturday Night Live' rant

NEW YORK A day after hackers unleashed an attack on some of the world's best-known web sites, comedian Leslie Jones weighed in on cyber-security in a commentary on "Saturday Night Live," saying cyber criminals could put their talents to far better use than hacking celebrities.

23 Oct 2016

Cher goes classic for new tour starting in Las Vegas

LOS ANGELES Veteran singer and performer Cher is not slowing down at 70, bringing her catalog of classic pop hits to a new North American residency show early next year. | Video

Music, 21 Oct 2016

'Star Wars' actress takes on diverse role for Kazakh documentary

LOS ANGELES Donning a different mantle from her breakout central role in the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", British actress Daisy Ridley took to the red carpet as both narrator and executive producer for the documentary "The Eagle Huntress". | Video

20 Oct 2016

Actress Shailene Woodley pleads not guilty in pipeline protest

Actress Shailene Woodley pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges stemming from her high-profile arrest with 27 other people while protesting construction of the Dakota Access pipeline, court documents show.

20 Oct 2016

Tom Hanks wins tabloid apology over crumbling marriage claims

LOS ANGELES Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson got apologies and retractions on Tuesday from two U.S. tabloids who claimed the Hollywood couple was divorcing because Hanks was in love with his co-stars Meg Ryan or Felicity Jones. | Video

18 Oct 2016