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NEW YORK (AP) - The Duck Dynasty book dynasty rolls on. Howard Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced Monday that three more tie-in works to the smash reality TV series on A&E will be released in 2014. Five books from the Robertson family already are out, including such top sellers as "Happy, Happy, Happy" and "The Duck Commander Family." Scheduled for next year are "Faith in the Duck Blind," "The Women of Duck Commander" and "Phil-Osophy." The Duck Dynasty series first aired in 2012. Set in Louisiana bayou country, it follows a brood of brothers who manufacture duck calls and love to go bird hunting. 

Monday, 30 September 2013 14:23

Nickelodeon gets into radio with Clear Channel

NEW YORK (AP) - Nickelodeon is getting into the radio business. The children's entertainment network has joined forces with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment to create its own station on Clear Channel's online iHeartRadio. Nick Radio launched Monday with "The Way" singer Ariana Grande - also star of Nick's "Sam & Cat" - as featured guest DJ, along with another Nickelodeon act, Big Time Rush. With its entry into radio, Nick Radio will provide some competition for Radio Disney, Disney's terrestrial and Internet radio stations. Like Radio Disney, Nick Radio will feature kid-friendly Top 40 music, stars from its network and celebrity interviews. Besides iHeartRadio, it will also be on Nickelodeon's own website. 

Friday, 27 September 2013 14:16

Prince George to be christened in October

LONDON (AP) - Palace officials say Britain's youngest royal, Prince George, will be christened next month in the Chapel Royal at St. James's Palace. George - whose full name is His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge - was born July 22. He is the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and third in line to the throne. Kensington Palace announced Friday that George will be christened on Oct. 23 by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. The palace said close members of both families will be present for the event, but did not elaborate.

Friday, 27 September 2013 11:12

"Saturday Night Live" returns

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Saturday Night Live" returns for a 39th season tomorrow night with Tina Fey as host. Six new cast members have joined SNL, replacing Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader and Fred Armisen. Director Don Roy King says he's sorry to see them go both personally and professionally. Personally, he's losing three friends. But professionally, he says he's losing "a whole repertory of characters and sketches" that he's used to directing. But, he says, Lorne Michaels always finds the right people to join the show, so he'll get used to the newbies in no time. Arcade Fire will be the musical guest tomorrow night.

NASHVILLE (AP) - Jennifer Nettles says she loves hosting "CMA Country Christmas" because it's the closest she gets to those old classic TV variety shows. Nettles will host for the fourth time. Performers include Nettles, Trace Adkins, Luke Bryan, Sheryl Crow, Lucy Hale, Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker and Michael W. Smith. The show will tape in Nashville on November 8 and run in December on ABC.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Britney Spears' manager is shooting down rumors that she will lip-sync her entire Las Vegas show. Larry Rudolph tells Billboard Spears will sing live and she's been working on her choreography and vocal coaching every day. That's not to say she won't have a bit of help. Rudolph says there may be some numbers where Spears is full-out dancing with a vocal track underneath her, but "there won't be any lip-syncing across the board on anything." Rudolph says there's not a single artist out there who does full choreography and sings without a vocal track. Spears' Las Vegas residency begins December 27.

Friday, 27 September 2013 11:10

Ringo Starr Gets French Medal

PARIS (AP) - Ringo Starr has been given an arts medal from the French government. Starr was given the French Medal of Honor for being a Commander of France's Order of Arts and Letters. France's ambassador to Monaco presented the award to Starr on Tuesday in front of the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco, where Starr's paintings are part of an exhibit of rock stars who do visual art.
 

Friday, 27 September 2013 11:08

Old Rolling Stones photos going on display

NEW YORK (AP) - It's hard for younger music fans to believe, but members of the Rolling Stones didn't always look so wrinkly. If you want proof, you can check out a series of photos that will be on display as part of the celebration of the group at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The photos were taken by their tour manager during their first years in the United States - and date back to the mid 1960s. The photos will be part of a weeklong tribute set for next month.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 15:41

Dollar mixed

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading. It's worth 1.03 Canadian dollars, unchanged from late Tuesday. And the dollar is trading at 12.99 Mexican pesos, up from late Tuesday.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 15:41

Gold, silver rise

NEW YORK (AP) - The September gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1335.90 an ounce -- up $19.90. The current silver contract on the "NYMEX" closed at $21.84 an ounce -- up 30 cents.   

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