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Swift, Azalea kick off American Music Awards, One Direction wins favorite pop band

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LOS ANGELES - Pop music's leading ladies Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea and Ariana Grande gave high-octane performances while British boy band One Direction won favorite pop/rock band at the American Music Awards on Sunday.

8:41am IST

'Hunger Games' tops U.S. box office with $123 million opening

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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" tallied $123 million in ticket sales to top weekend box office charts and score the year's biggest U.S. opening, according to studio estimates.

12:12am IST

Katy Perry to headline NFL's 2015 Super Bowl halftime show - NFL

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LOS ANGELES - Pop singer Katy Perry will headline the halftime entertainment at February's Super Bowl, the most-watched U.S. sporting and television event, according to an announcement by the National Football League on Sunday.

9:30am IST

Celebrity song to aid fight against Africa Ebola crisis tops UK charts

LONDON - Band Aid 30's reworked version of "Do They Know it's Christmas", a song intended to raise money to fight the spread of Ebola in Africa, went straight to the top of Britain's single charts on Sunday, the Official Charts Company said.

8:09am IST

Rio 2016 mascots inspired by animals and plants of Brazil

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RIO DE JANEIRO - Bright yellow and cat-like, with a green leaf-haired brother, the mascots for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro were launched by organisers late on Sunday.

8:11am IST

Sat, Nov 22 2014

Sold-out Cosby show goes ahead amid sex assault claims

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MELBOURNE Fla./LOS ANGELES - Bill Cosby played a sold-out comedy show on Friday in Florida, despite a wave of sexual assault allegations this week that prompted the cancellation of several upcoming shows and two major studios to halt projects involving the comedian.

22 Nov 2014

Fri, Nov 21 2014

U.S. politics takes center stage at Latin Grammys

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LAS VEGAS - Enrique Iglesias and Uruguayan singer Jorge Drexler were the big winners at the annual Latin Grammys on Thursday in a ceremony where U.S. immigration politics played a prominent role.

21 Nov 2014

Sun, Nov 23 2014

Bill Cosby says he does not have to 'answer to innuendos' -report

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LOS ANGELES - Comedian Bill Cosby spoke out against a wave of sexual assault allegations but told a Florida publication he does not have to "answer to innuendos."

23 Nov 2014

Sat, Nov 22 2014

Actor Dwight Henry eyed in New Orleans killing after arrest for theft

NEW ORLEANS - Dwight Henry, a baker-turned-actor who rose to prominence with his debut performance in the Oscar-nominated 2012 movieĀ "Beasts of the Southern Wild," is facing scrutiny from prosecutors who say they are not sure why he avoided charges in connection with a 2006 New Orleans killing.

22 Nov 2014

James Cagney's 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' Oscar fails to sell

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LOS ANGELES - James Cagney's best actor Oscar statuette for the 1942 musical film "Yankee Doodle Dandy" went unsold at auction in Los Angeles, in a rare offering of film's top award.

22 Nov 2014