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Friday, 13 December 2013 12:32

Lea Michele on Cory Monteith

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - It was five months ago today that Cory Monteith was found dead of an overdose of heroin and alcohol. Lea Michele tells Ellen DeGeneres that she's still "trying to figure out all of this." She says "grief goes with you every day." For that reason, she says she decided to go back to work on "Glee" instead of just sitting at home. She says she wanted to be with the people she loves who were going through the same thing. Michele is out with her first CD, "Louder."

Thursday, 12 December 2013 14:50

Beyonce touring overseas

NEW YORK (AP) - Fans of Beyonce overseas will get to catch her act soon. She has announced new dates for what's being called "The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2014, starring Beyonce." Carter is the last name of Beyonce's rap star husband, Jay-Z. Promoters say the five-week tour will include stops in Portugal, the UK, Spain, Ireland, Holland, Belgium and Germany. Among the stops in London will be the 02 Theater, as well as the 02 venue in Dublin. Last month, Beyonce won the MTV European Music Award for best live act.

Thursday, 12 December 2013 14:49

Led Zeppelin catalog hitting spotify

NEW YORK (AP) - Good news for Led-heads. The music streaming service Spotify will now start rolling out the entire Led Zeppelin catalog. It wasn't the only news the streaming service announced yesterday. Spotify also says it has started a new free streaming service for mobile devices. It will let users stream playlists for free - so long as the songs are shuffled randomly. The ability to pick songs and albums on demand is featured for Spotify premium members - who shell out $10 a month for the privilege.

NEW YORK (AP) - HBO leads all television networks with nine Golden Globe nominations. Netflix, which didn't exist as a programming source a couple of years ago, snagged six nominations - more than stalwarts ABC, CBS and NBC. Starz and Showtime also had six nominations each. The Golden Globes set up a potential victory lap for the well-regarded final season of "Breaking Bad," which was nominated for best drama series and earned Bryan Cranston a nod for best actor. After sweeping the drama awards earlier this year, Showtime's "Homeland" was shut out for the major awards. Lena Dunham of "Girls" and Don Cheadle of "House of Lies" have a chance to repeat as comedy winners.

Thursday, 12 December 2013 14:48

Bob Barker celebrates birthday on 'Price'

NEW YORK (AP) - Bob Barker's 90th birthday present is urging one more contestant to "come on down" from the audience on "The Price Is Right." The veteran game-show host, at the helm of "The Price Is Right" from 1972 to 2007, was invited back by current host Drew Carey on Thursday to celebrate the milestone birthday. He moved a little more slowly, and his microphone was a little thicker, but Barker fell right back into the groove. The audience gave him a standing ovation, and he joined with Carey in encouraging viewers to spay or neuter their pets - Barker's longtime cause. To the reception, Barker said, "You folks appreciate the fact that it has taken me a long time to become 90."

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 10:00

Pink giving hubby the credit

NEW YORK (AP) - Pink says her husband should get some of the credit for the tune that is up for song of the year Grammy. She says "Just Give Me a Reason" is about two people trying to hold on to a troubled relationship - and she says that has been their life lately. She says since at the end of the day, she crawls into her husband's lap to complain - so "they should give him the award." Hubby Corey Hart is a motorcycle racer. The song topped the pop chart for three weeks - and Pink has been named Billboard its woman of the year. While she continues to sort out her issues with her husband, she says the journey has been part of the fun. As she put it: "It's been a roller coaster and I'm on board for the rises and the falls of it all."

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 09:59

Johnny Cash's estate to release new music

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Thought you had heard it all from Johnny Cash? Think again. There will be new stuff being released from the estate of the late country star. The estate is releasing "Out Among The Stars," an album Cash did with Billy Sherrill in the early 1980s. It was never released by Columbia Records - then disappeared when the label dropped Cash in 1986. Cash and his wife June Carter Cash stashed away the tapes, along with just about everything else related to the country legend's career. The new album will be released March 25. Cash died a decade ago at age 71.

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Luke Bryan says 2013 has been "the most amazing year" of his life - and he says it has "started amazingly and it's ending amazingly." He's wrapped up the year in style - being named artist of the year at the American Country Awards. Bryan also won touring artist of the year, along with the night's top honor. All told, he picked up three wins - giving him 12 ACAs in the show's four-year history. He also got the Academy of Country Music's top award eight months ago. Other big winners last night were Florida Georgia Line, which won six awards - most of any act. The group's wins include new artist and single of the year for the "Cruise" remix with Nelly. Blake Shelton got four awards, including album of the year for "Based on a True Story." NASCAR driver Danica Patrick co-hosted the Fox broadcast with Trace Adkins.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 09:57

Harry Connick Jr. says "Idol" is a cushy job

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After several weeks on the job, Harry Connick Jr. has come to the conclusion that judging "American Idol" is the "easiest gig in the world." He tells E! that all he has to do is get his hair and makeup done, wear nice clothes, listen to singers and tell them what he thinks. He says he's been getting along great with Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban. He says when they're not working, they hang out together and share stories about their kids. His youngest daughter Charlotte was at a sleepover and asked him if he could put Jennifer Lopez on the phone. He did and he says "you just heard these deafening screams." Idol returns January 15.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 09:57

The Voice

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Shelton won't get his fourth win on "The Voice" -- at least not this season. Team Blake's last singer, Cole Vosbury, was eliminated last night. Team Adam lost James Wolpert. But Adam Levine has two singers in the top three, Tessanne Chin and Will Champlin. Champlin was the last to learn he's making it through to the finals. Team Xtina has 16-year-old Jacquie Lee in the finals. She's been one of the season's most popular, with a mature, bluesy voice. Team CeeLo was eliminated several weeks ago.

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