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Father of country star Reba McEntire dies

The father of country music star Reba McEntire has died in Oklahoma. A post on the singer's verified Twitter account Friday says Clark McEntire passed away Thursday night in Coalgate. The director of Brown's Funeral Service in nearby Atoka confirmed the death, saying McEntire had been in declining health since ...

Police, Guard face penalties in bikini film shoot

Utah National Guard members could face career-ending penalties for allowing a risque video featuring bikini-clad British women firing high-powered weapons and riding in tanks to be partially filmed at a military training camp, the agency's top commander told state lawmakers Thursday. A separate investigation, meanwhile, has found that a state ...

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NBCUniversal settles with unpaid interns for $6.4M

Nearly 9,000 unpaid interns stand to benefit from a $6.4 million settlement with NBCUniversal over back wages. Unpaid interns who worked on "Saturday Night Live" and other shows brought a class action suit last July in Manhattan federal court claiming NBCUniversal violated the law by classifying them as non-employee interns ...

This photo provided by VH1 shows, Alexandra Shipp, left, as Dani Bolton and Jordan Calloway as Jayven Lapierre, in "Drumline: A New Beat," which airs at 9 p.m. EDT Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, on VH1. (AP Photo/VH1, Annette Brown)

New 'Drumline' casts a new beat to original

Nick Cannon remembers when youngsters often approached him, telling him that the 2002 film "Drumline" influenced them to attend a historically black college and university. Cannon believes the sequel could have the same impact. "People told me back then they went to an HBCU because of that movie," said Cannon, ...

FILE - This Oct. 16, 2012 file photo shows author J.K. Rowling at an appearance to promote her latest book "The Casual Vacancy," at The David H. Koch Theater in New York. Harry Potter fans can look forward to a Halloween treat, with some tricks, from Rowling. In an announcement posted Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, on her web site, www.pottermore.com, the author revealed that she has prepared a 1,700 word story about the witch and former Hogwarts professor Dolores Umbridge.  (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP, File)

Rowling writes backstory of Potter character

Harry Potter fans can look forward to a Halloween treat, with some tricks, from J.K. Rowling. In an announcement posted Friday on her website, www.pottermore.com , the author revealed that she has prepared a 1,700 word story about the witch and former Hogwarts professor Dolores Umbridge. The story will appear ...

FILE - In this May 14, 2014, file photo, actress Jenny McCarthy attends "A Celebration of Barbara Walters " in New York. SiriusXM announced that Jenny McCarthy’s Dirty, Sexy, Funny with Jenny McCarthy, a new daily live morning radio show on SiriusXM will launch on Monday, Oct. 27. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Jenny McCarthy brings her personality to radio

For those who wonder if that so-called "honeymoon period" for a newly married couple is real, look no further than TV-radio personality Jenny McCarthy and actor-singer Donnie Wahlberg. The two wed in late August and have no problem in the PDA department. Wahlberg recently sat in the room as McCarthy ...

NYC museum plans Basquiat exhibition

The Brooklyn Museum plans an exhibition on graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (zhahn mee-SHEHL' BAH'-skee-aht) that includes eight rarely seen notebooks filled with his handwritten texts and sketches. "Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks" will run at the Brooklyn Museum from April 3 through Aug. 23. It will feature 160 unbound notebook pages ...

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II sends the first royal tweet under her own name to declare the opening of the new Information Age Galleries at the Science Museum, South Kensington, London, Friday Oct. 24, 2014. Normally a plaque is unveiled to herald the launch of a new project, but after touring the attraction dedicated to the history of communication and information the Queen touched a tablet screen to send her message to the world. (AP Photo/PA, Chris Jackson)  UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE

Queen sends her first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'

Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet — though she kept things traditional, signing off with "Elizabeth R." The 88-year-old monarch tried her hand at Twitter as she opened a new gallery Friday in central London's Science Museum, taking off a glove to press a tablet screen as 600 ...

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, file photo, beauty pageant regular and reality show star Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson speaks during an interview as her mother, June Shannon, looks on in her home in McIntyre, Ga. On Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, the TLC network canceled the “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” series, following published reports that Shannon was in a relationship with a man who had a criminal past. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

TLC cancels its 'Honey Boo Boo' series

The TLC network on Friday canceled its colorful series about child beauty pageant contestant Honey Boo Boo and her Georgia family. The network had already completed filming of another season of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" and was set to begin airing it at the end of this year. TLC ...

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2014 file photo Colombian singer Shakira, left, holds her son Milan prior to the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Eibar at the Camp Nou stadium against Eibar in Barcelona, Spain. Shakira is partnering with Fisher-Price to launch a collection of baby toys. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

Shakira to release baby toys with Fisher-Price

Shakira is partnering with Fisher-Price to launch a line of baby toys as well as a Web series for moms. The Mattel, Inc.-owned company announced Friday that the First Steps collection of toys and baby gear would be available in November. Shakira co-developed six products, including a bouncer that plays ...

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