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KANYE WEST - DONALD TRUMP

NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump says he and Kanye West are members of a mutual admiration society. He says West always says nice things about him -- so he won't ever say anything bad about the rapper. The GOP front-runner was asked about West because the rap star said during his stem-winder at the VMAs that he wants to run for president in 2020. And Trump says he'd' never say anything bad about West because quoting The Donald here -- "he loves Trump." Trump suggests the two of them might cross swords if he wins the White House and West follows through with his plan to run in 2020. But for now, Trump says he and West appreciate each other.

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CHIWETEL EJIOFOR - ROLE-ING AFTER OSCAR NOD

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Chiwetel Ejiofor (CHOO'-ih-tehl EHJ'-ee-oh-for) says he hasn't been more selective about the roles he considers taking -- now that he's been nominated for an Oscar. That's because he says, he has been picky about the parts he does all along. He says he's always on the lookout for quality material to do. And since he has always been selective about what he will do as an actor, Ejiofor doesn't think the number of scripts that have come his way has increased.

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NEW COMICS ADDED TO "THE DAILY SHOW"

NEW YORK (AP) -- In baseball, teams are able to add players to their roster in September for the stretch run. And as "The Daily Show" prepares to start its run under new host Trevor Noah, Comedy Central is strengthening the show's bench. The network has hired on three new comedians for the show. They are Ronny Chieng, Desi Lydic and Roy Wood Jr. They join holdovers from the Jon Stewart era Jordan Klepper, Hasan Minhaj, Jessica Williams, Lewis Black, John Hodgman, Al Madrigal, Aasif Mandvi and Kristen Schaal. Noah starts as host of the show Sept. 28.

OITNB - LABELING

NEW YORK (AP) -- The creator of "Orange Is the New Black" isn't crazy about the idea of putting the series into a specific category. Jenji Kohan says slapping a label like comedy, drama or "dramedy" on the show is frustrating. She says the category shouldn't matter -- because the only question that should be asked of a show is: "Are we doing good work or not." The show, in its third season on Netflix, is nominated for outstanding drama series at this year's Emmys. Last year, it competed for the Emmy for outstanding comedy series.

VIDEO GAME EDITED TO REMOVE SLAVE SHIP SCENES

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The makers of an educational video game have learned an important lesson: it's not a good idea to include a scene depicting slaves being packed into a ship. The creators of the game "Playing History: Slave Trade" have removed a level that featured slave characters being dropped into a ship similar to the way multi-hued blocks are dropped into place in the game "Tetris." The game makers insist that the scene was included "to underline the point of how inhumane slavery was." And it says the offensive segment was only "a small 15-second part of the game."

BILL COSBY'S NAME REMOVED FROM UNIVERSITY FILM WORKSHOP

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York University has become the latest school that have put some distance between it and Bill Cosby. The school is removing the comedian's name from a popular film workshop for high school students. A school spokesman says the move was made "in light of recent events." Ohio's Central State University has removed Cosby's name from its Mass Communications Center. All of this comes after dozens of women have gone public with claims that Cosby sexually assaulted them. Cosby has never been charged with a crime.

MEL GIBSON - NO CHARGES IN AUSTRALIA

SYDNEY (AP) -- Mel Gibson has come out on top of a potential legal issue down under. Authorities in Australia have decided not to charge the actor over an incident that took place last month. A photographer claimed the Oscar-winning director shoved and abused him when he snapped pictures of Gibson and his new girlfriend in Sydney last month. Police say the matter was "investigated thoroughly" -- and based on the evidence gathered, no formal action will be taken. Gibson's publicity firm says the actor has denied the allegations from the start and is "now satisfied" that the investigation lets him off the hook.


Entertainment History

September 04, 2015 07:08 GMT

On September fourth, 1959, a New York radio station banned the song "Mack The Knife" in response to a wave of stabbings.

In 1964, The Animals made their American debut in Brooklyn, New York.

Also in 1964, "Gilligan's Island" premiered on CBS.

In 1965, The Who had their equipment van stolen in England while they were inside an animal shelter buying a guard dog.

In 1968, radio stations in several U.S. cities banned the Rolling Stones song "Street Fighting Man" because of fears it might incite violence.

In 1977, the rock musical "Godspell" closed on Broadway.

In 1986, musician Gregg Allman was arrested for drunk driving in Florida. He had just gotten his driver's license back after a five-year suspension.

In 1991, singer Dottie West died during surgery in Nashville. She had been injured in a car accident a few days earlier. West was 58.

In 1993, actor Herve Villechaize died at the age of 50. He's probably best known for playing Tattoo on "Fantasy Island."

In 1996, Yusaf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, emerged from retirement in London to sign copies of his first album in 18 years. Music fans were disappointed, because the album "Life of the Last Prophet" was 80 percent talk.

In 2002, Kelly Clarkson was named the winner on "American Idol," beating out Justin Guarini and winning a recording contract. Nearly 22.5 million people tuned in to watch.

In 2006, Steve Irwin of the TV show "Crocodile Hunter" was killed when a stingray's barb hit him in the heart while Irwin was filming an underwater documentary. Irwin was 44.

In 2014, comedian Joan Rivers died of complications from a minor throat procedure in New York. She was 81.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Mitzi Gaynor is 84. Actor Kenneth Kimmins ("Coach") is 74. Singer Merald "Bubba" Knight of Gladys Knight and the Pips is 73. Actress Jennifer Salt ("Soap") is 71. Bassist Ronald LaPread (The Commodores) is 65. Actress Judith Ivey is 64. Drummer Martin Chambers of The Pretenders is 64. Actress Khandi Alexander ("ER," "NewsRadio") is 58. Actor-comedian Damon Wayans is 55. Guitarist Kim Thayil of Soundgarden is 55. Actress Ione (eye-OH'-nee) Skye is 45. DJ/music producer Mark Ronson is 40. Singer Richard Wingo of Jagged Edge is 40. Bassist Ian Grushka of New Found Glory is 38. Actor Wes Bentley ("American Beauty") is 37. Actor Max Greenfield ("New Girl") is 36. Singer Dan Miller of O-Town is 35. Singer Beyonce' (bee-YON'-say) Knowles (Destiny's Child) is 34. Singer-guitarist Tom Gossin of Gloriana is 34. Actress Whitney Cummings ("Whitney") is 33. Comedian Kyle Mooney ("Saturday Night Live") is 31. Multi-instrumentalist Neyla Pekarek (NEE'-lah peh-KAYR'-ehk) of The Lumineers is 29. Actor Trevor Gagnon ("The New Adventures of Old Christine") is 20.

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