1D, Katy Perry win big at American Music Awards

Nov 24, 2014

1D, Katy Perry win big at American Music Awards

American girls love British boys: One Direction won artist of the year at the American Music Awards, taking home three honors and was the night’s big winner next to Katy Perry, who didn’t attend the show. One Direction also won favorite band, duo or ...

Cosby controversy, a decade in the making

Nov 23, 2014

Cosby controversy, a decade in the making

The sexual assault allegations that recently resurfaced against Bill Cosby first became public in 2005, when a former employee of his alma mater, Temple University, claimed he had drugged and abused her a year earlier at his suburban Philadelphia home. Here is how the ...

O'Keeffe painting sells for record $44.4 million

Nov 21, 2014

O'Keeffe painting sells for record $44.4 million

A Georgia O’Keeffe painting of a simple white flower has sold for $44.4 million, more than triple the previous auction record for a work by a female artist. Sotheby’s New York says the 1932 painting, “Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1,” sold Thursday during the ...

NBC scraps Cosby television project

Nov 20, 2014

NBC scraps Cosby television project

NBC has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development, the second outlet within a day to put off or abandon a project involving the long-beloved comic as a scandal over alleged sexual assault continues to spiral around him. NBC spokeswoman Rebecca Marks ...

Nov 20, 2014

Multiple fractures for Bono in New York accident

A New York City doctor says U2 singer Bono suffered multiple fractures and had to have two surgeries after his weekend bicycle accident. Orthopedic trauma surgeon Dr. Dean Lorich says Bono was trying to avoid another cyclist on Sunday. Bono arrived at a Manhattan ...

Paddington Bear film gets parental guidance rating

Nov 20, 2014

Paddington Bear film gets parental guidance rating

British film authorities have managed to find dangerous behavior and sexual innuendo in a film about Paddington Bear, a development that the bear’s 88-year-old creator says leaves him “totally amazed.” The British Board of Film Classification gave “Paddington” a parental guidance rating, saying it ...

Sound is no barrier for 'world's fastest pianist'

Nov 16, 2014

Sound is no barrier for 'world's fastest pianist'

A composer who claims to be the world’s fastest pianist says tickling the ivories quicker than the human ear can hear is a surefire route to nirvana. Ukrainian Lubomyr Melnyk is working his fingers at a dizzying 19.5 notes per second, and reckons the ...

Cosby stays silent on allegations of sexual assault

Nov 16, 2014

Cosby stays silent on allegations of sexual assault

Comedian Bill Cosby, in an interview that aired on Saturday, declined to answer questions by a National Public Radio journalist about accusations of sexual assault that resurfaced in recent weeks. Cosby, 77, responded by shaking his head to signal “no” at least twice when ...

Nov 13, 2014

YouTube debuts subscription music service

YouTube on Wednesday introduced a long-rumored ad-free subscription music video service in a challenge to Spotify, Pandora, Apple and others. YouTube Music Key launched in a test mode in Britain, Spain, Italy, Finland, Portugal, Ireland, and the United States with free trial periods, and ...

Murder plot charges against AC/DC drummer dropped

Nov 7, 2014

Murder plot charges against AC/DC drummer dropped

A murder-for-hire case against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd collapsed Friday when New Zealand prosecutors found there was insufficient evidence to proceed, just 24 hours after police sensationally filed charges. In a major embarrassment for the police, authorities said a charge of “attempt to procure ...

Manet painting sells for $65 million at NY auction

Nov 6, 2014

Manet painting sells for $65 million at NY auction

An 1881 masterpiece by Edouard Manet sold for $65 million at auction in New York on Wednesday, a record for a work by the French impressionist artist. “Spring,” which the auction house Christie’s had valued at $25 million to $30 million, depicts a famous ...

AC/DC drummer arrested in N.Z. on murder plot: reports

Nov 6, 2014

AC/DC drummer arrested in N.Z. on murder plot: reports

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was charged with attempting to “procure” a murder Thursday after New Zealand police raided his home, reports said. Police raided Rudd’s waterfront home at Tauranga in the North Island and charged him with a raft of offenses, Fairfax New Zealand ...