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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Paul McCartney has made a pilgrimage to Graceland. He made his first visit to the home of Elvis Presley - and left a personal guitar pick on Presley's grave. McCartney has long been a fan of Presley - but didn't stop at Graceland until Sunday. He is in Memphis to play a gig as part of his "Out There" tour.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 09:42

Memorial Day Weekend Box Office

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Fast and the Furious 6" helped make it the best Memorial Day Hollywood has ever seen. About $316 million dollars' worth of tickets were sold over the four day weekend. Fast and the Furious 6 accounted for nearly a third of that. In contrast, "Hangover 3" premiered in second with just $51 million, much less than predicted. Last week's number-one, "Star Trek Into Darkness" was in third, with $47 million. "Epic" did much better than expected, coming in fourth with $43 million. "Iron Man 3" is in fifth with $24 million.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 09:41

The Voice

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Usher must be looking down at members of Team Blake. Last night on "The Voice" Usher commented on the fancy, sparkling cowboy boots worn by two of Blake Shelton's team members. Usher told Danielle Bradbery her red boots were performing on their own. Usher did some accessorizing of his own. He put on a dark-rimmed pair of glasses in support of his team member, Michelle Chamuel. Host Carson Daly started calling Usher -- Urkel. Tonight, two acts will be eliminated, leaving the top six. Half could be members of Team Blake, which has three remaining acts.

Thursday, 23 May 2013 10:58

Carole King honored by President Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Obama says Carole King's album "Tapestry" not only sold more than 10 million copies, it made him a fan of hers. The president spoke glowingly about King's music during a White House ceremony to honor her receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Obama says King's music helped form the soundtrack for a generation of people in the 1970s. King is the first woman to get the award, which is presented by the Library of Congress. Past recipients include Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon and Paul McCartney. Last night's ceremony was recorded and will air on PBS next Tuesday.

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Donald Trump's Miss USA pageant will be hosted by a Jonas brother and an E! News personality. Pageant officials announced Tuesday that Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers pop act and Giuliana Rancic, co-anchor of "E! News," will host the June 16 pageant. The winner of the 62nd annual pageant in Las Vegas goes on to compete in the Miss Universe pageant. Jonas' brother Joe Jonas was among the judges panel last year, and Rancic hosted. Contestants will be judged in swimsuit, evening gown and interview categories. The show will also feature a performance by the Jonas Brothers.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 11:02

Carol Burnett Award

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's one of the funniest scenes in TV history. Carol Burnett wearing a gown made of green drapes with the curtain rod still in them in a "Gone With the Wind" parody on "The Carol Burnett Show." Burnett will now be honored for a lifetime of making people laugh. The Kennedy Center will give her the Mark Twain Prize for comedy this October. Burnett jokes that she can't believe she's getting this honor in the nation's capital when "it's almost impossible to be funnier than the people in Washington." You can bet some of her co-stars will be among the comedians honoring Burnett at the gala on October 20. The show will air October 30 on PBS.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 11:01

"The Voice"

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Last night's episode of "The Voice" turned into an impromptu telethon for the Red Cross. Blake Shelton is from Oklahoma, hit by killer tornadoes Monday. He and his wife, Miranda Lambert, opened the show with a performance of "Over You," in tribute to the tornado victims. Of course, there were results to announce as well. Kris Thomas from Team Shakira and Josiah Hawley from Team Usher were voted off last night.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kellie Pickler didn't win on "American Idol." But she does on "Dancing With the Stars." The country singer looked shocked as host Tom Bergeron announced that she and pro partner Derek Hough (HUF) win the mirrorball trophy. She screamed "Oh my God!" Pickler got two sets of perfect 10s from the judges Monday night and another last night. But so did runner-up Zendaya. The Disney kid had a lead of a single point going into last night's finale. But it was the viewer votes that put Pickler over the top. Football pro Jacoby Jones finishes in third place. Because there were problems with voting on the ABC website during Monday's East Coast broadcast, those votes didn't count. Only votes cast by phone, text and Facebook figured into the final count.

NEW YORK (AP) - "American Idol" winner Candice Glover loves the uplifting message of her single, "I Am Beautiful." Glover says it's about a girl who's with "this idiot stupid guy" but she meets Prince Charming and he makes her feel beautiful. She says it can work on another level if you capitalize the "H" in "he" and turn it into a spiritual song about God telling her she's beautiful. Glover says she loves girls telling her online how that song is inspiring them because they aren't the classic definition of beautiful. Glover says that makes her feel amazing.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Toby Keith says he left Moore, Oklahoma just hours before a massive tornado devastated parts of his hometown. He says he left the area around noon - and noticed that the growing number of clouds gave him a bad feeling. After he got to his Nashville, Tennessee studio Monday afternoon, he saw news reports showing the storm was taking aim at Moore. He called his sister to warn her - but she had already taken shelter. Keith says over the years he has "been in so many" tornadoes - and that they affect "somebody you know, every time." Keith says he is considering doing a benefit for tornado victims. He hopes he and other musicians "can use music to heal some of the money problems right away."

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