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FILE - In this June 2, 2018 file photo, rapper Travis Scott performs at The Governors Ball Music Festival in New York. Scott is in talks to perform at the Super Bowl halftime in Atlanta. A person familiar with the situation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to speak about the topic publicly, said that Scott is close to signing on to perform at Super Bowl on Feb. 3 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, FIle)
December 20, 2018 - 1:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Travis Scott is in talks to perform at the Super Bowl halftime in Atlanta, The Associated Press has learned. A person familiar with the situation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to speak about the topic publicly, told The AP that Scott...
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December 19, 2018 - 10:26 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert is laying claim to the $120 million in severance that CBS' board of directors said wouldn't be paid to ousted former CEO Leslie Moonves — at least half of it. The late-night host joked, "the other half goes to Tom Selleck's mustache." Colbert didn't avoid his network...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2011, file photo, poet Naomi Nye speaks with students at Episcopal High School in Baton Rouge, La., reading from some of her published pieces. The Academy of American Poets announced Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, that Nye’s “Kindness” was the most popular work on poets.org. (Richard Alan Hannon/The Advocate via AP, File)
December 19, 2018 - 10:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Poetry readers this year have been in the mood for kindness. The Academy of American Poets announced Wednesday that Naomi Shihab Nye's "Kindness" was the most popular work on poets.org this year. More than 250,000 people in 2018 clicked on the poem, which features such lines as "It...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2016, file photo, author James Patterson poses for a portrait in New York. Patterson has renewed a most welcome holiday publishing tradition, bonuses for independent bookstore employees. The best-selling author announced Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, that 333 workers each will receive $750. The winners, nominated by customers and colleagues among others, are listed on the web site of the American Booksellers Association. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)
December 18, 2018 - 8:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — James Patterson has renewed a most welcome holiday publishing tradition — bonuses for independent bookstore employees. The best-selling author announced Tuesday that 333 workers each will receive $750. The winners, nominated by customers and colleagues among others, are listed on...
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This May 11, 2018 photo released by CBS shows co-hosts, from left, Norah O'Donnell, Gayle King and John Dickerson on the set of "CBS This Morning," in New York. CBS announced Friday that executive producer Ryan Kadro will be leaving “CBS This Morning” and the network. He's been with the show since its 2012 launch and been running it since his predecessor, Chris Licht, left to take over Stephen Colbert's "Late Show" three years ago (Craig Blankenhorn/CBS via AP)
December 14, 2018 - 12:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News is replacing the top executive at "CBS This Morning," which has struggled to maintain its footing since Charlie Rose was fired a year ago on sexual misconduct charges. The network announced Friday that executive producer Ryan Kadro will be leaving "CBS This Morning" and the...
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December 13, 2018 - 11:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammy-winning jazz and pop singer Nancy Wilson has died. Her manager Devra Hall Levy tells The Associated Press late Thursday night that Wilson died peacefully after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, a California desert community near Joshua Tree National Park. She was...
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December 13, 2018 - 10:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC says Mika Brzezinski's absence from "Morning Joe" on Thursday was not related to her apology for using a homophobic slur the day before in reference to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The morning show co-host had criticized Pompeo for comments he made to Fox News regarding the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2017, file photo, Robert Caro attends the East Hampton Library's 13th Annual Authors Night Benefit in East Hampton, N.Y. "Working," to be published by Alfred A. Knopf in April, combines personal reflections and professional guidance as Caro looks back on his singular history as a writer and reporter. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)
December 12, 2018 - 8:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Caro's next book isn't his final volume on Lyndon Johnson or like anything he has done before. "Working," to be published by Alfred A. Knopf in April, combines personal reflections and professional guidance as Caro looks back on his singular history as a writer and reporter...
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Oprah Winfrey waves the audience during a tribute to Nelson Mandela and promoting gender equality event at University of Johannesburg in Soweto, South Africa, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
December 11, 2018 - 11:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey was in town to praise one of her idols, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison. "It's impossible to actually imagine the American literary landscape without a Toni Morrison," Winfrey said Tuesday night during a dinner gala in downtown Manhattan hosted by the Center for Fiction,...
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In this Dec. 10, 2018 photo, Nick Cannon poses for a portrait in New York to promote promoting his new show, "The Masked Singer." (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)
December 11, 2018 - 2:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Cannon isn't just defending his friend and fellow comedian Kevin Hart over the Oscars hosting controversy. He's also going after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences itself. Cannon was one of many cheering the decision to appoint Hart as host of the Feb. 24 telecast...
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