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Last Update on April 25, 2014 07:10 GMT

TYLER GLENN OF NEON TREES CALLS HIMSELF A GAY MORMON

NEW YORK (AP) -- Neon Trees singer Tyler Glenn is both a gay man and a practicing Mormon. Glenn recently announced he's gay, but he says if he felt that was at odds with his faith he would have said so. Glenn says he's gotten mixed reaction to coming out from his home state of Utah. However, he's surprised how many Mormon leaders have sent him letters of support. Glenn says he made it clear to his bandmates he's a gay man but they are not a gay band all of a sudden and they will not do gay shows. Glenn explores his journey to come to terms with his sexuality in the new Neon Trees record, "Pop Psychology," is new this week.

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Tyler Glenn, singer, Neon Trees

Neon Trees singer Tyler Glenn says he is not turning his back on his Mormon upbringing, even after he came out as gay.

<<CUT ..021 (04/25/14)>> 00:14 "a gay show"

Tyler Glenn, singer, Neon Trees

Neon Trees singer Tyler Glenn says it wasn't just his family and friends he had to reassure after he came out as gay.

<<CUT ..022 (04/25/14)>> 00:09 "it was interesting"

Tyler Glenn, singer, Neon Trees

Neon Trees singer Tyler Glenn says he got support from unexpected channels after he came out as gay.

<<CUT ..023 (04/25/14)>> 00:17 "OK with it"

Tyler Glenn, singer, Neon Trees

Neon Trees singer Tyler Glenn says he got mixed reactions to coming out as gay in his home state of Utah. ((note length of cut))

WIFE OF SLIPKNOT'S PAUL GRAY TESTIFIES ABOUT HIS DRUG ADDICTION

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The wife of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray says she had concerns about a doctor who she believed fed into her late husband's drug addiction. Brenna Gray testified Tuesday at the trial of Dr. Daniel Baldi, who's charged with involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of Paul Gray and eight others. The Des Moines Register reports Brenna Gray testified she gave Baldi photos of her husband passed out and told him about finding hypodermic needles. When asked by Baldi's attorney why medical records didn't indicate that, she said, "A lot of things weren't noted in there." She says Baldi kept prescribing Xanax, an anti-anxiety drug her husband had a history of abusing. Brenna Gray says she asked Slipknot to help but none of the band members offered to help. Paul Gray was found dead of a drug overdose in a hotel room in 2010.

PAUL McCARTNEY TO HELP CLOSE OUT CANDLESTICK PARK

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- It was where The Beatles played their last paid concert in 1966. And Paul McCartney will be back this summer to help create some history for San Francisco's Candlestick Park. The singer says he will perform August 14 at what is being billed as the last concert at the stadium, which was home to the San Francisco Giants. It almost didn't happen. McCartney's people had been looking at doing a show to open the new 49ers stadium in Santa Clara, California. But The San Francisco Chronicle reports city official felt slighted -- since the mayor had personally invited McCartney to close down the "Stick." Looks like McCartney was swayed by the argument.

BEYONCE', PHARRELL ON TIME 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL

NEW YORK (AP) -- Time magazine was looking for a way to showcase its 100 Most Influential People list and it went with Beyonce'. She's the cover photo for that issue. Others who make the list include Pharrell (fah-REL') Williams, Miley Cyrus, Carrie Underwood and Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, who wrote the music for the movie "Frozen."

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Michael Weinfeld

A singing superstar is on the cover of Time magazine's issue featuring the 100 most influential people in the world. AP Entertainment Editor Michael Weinfeld tells us who it is.

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Sound of Beyonce

Sound of Beyonce singing "Pretty Hurts."

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Sound of Idina Menzel

Sound of Idina Menzel singing "Let It Go."

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Sound of Pharrell

Sound of Pharrell singing "Happy."

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Sound of Miley Cyrus

Sound of Miley Cyrus singing "Wrecking Ball."

"AMERICAN IDOL" ELIMINATES CJ HARRIS

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- CJ Harris fails to make it into the top five on "American Idol." He was eliminated last night. Ryan Seacrest called him "a class act" because Harris thanked the band for their hard work. Harris cut short his final performance of "Can't You See" to do a group hug with the five remaining contestants. Before the results were given, Harris said the thing he would have done differently Wednesday night was his choice of song. Jessica Meuse (MYOOS) was also in the bottom two.

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Harry Connick Jr.

Harry Connick Jr. says elimination nights are always difficult. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Ryan Seacrest

Host Ryan Seacrest announces this week's results. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

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CJ Harris, performing "Can't You See"

CJ Harris performing "Can't You See." COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

<<CUT ..004 (04/25/14)>> 00:08 "be all right"

CJ Harris, contestant voted off

CJ Harris notes he won't be gone for long -- having made the Idol Live tour. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

ALICE COOPER, THE MAN AND THE CHARACTER, IN "SUPER DUPER ALICE COOPER"

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The two sides of Alice Cooper are explored in a new documentary about him. Cooper says "Super Duper Alice Cooper" approaches his life as a Jekyll and Hyde thing. Cooper says the film shows how the Alice character was born and how they coexist. He says it gets into some tragic aspects of his life, when he struggled with alcoholism, but like "Rocky," he wins in the end. "Super Duper Alice Cooper" currently is in select theaters now.

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Alice Cooper musician

Alice Cooper says his new documentary, "Super Duper Alice Cooper," shows the different aspects of who he is.

<<CUT ..019 (04/25/14)>> 00:13 "at the end (laughs)"

Alice Cooper musician

Alice Cooper says the documentary "Super Duper Alice Cooper" explains how he and the character of Alice Cooper came to be.

FUTURE SEES ALBUM AS TIME CAPSULE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Do you remember the hottest rap artists from 10 years ago? Will you remember today's hot rappers a decade from now? Future says if you do, you'll appreciate his new album even more. He sees "Honest" as a time capsule -- in that it features acts like Pharrell (fah-REL') Williams, Drake, Kanye West, Andre 3000 and others -- all under his production wing. He says what makes the album special is that it was being made at a time when Pharrell was doing pop hits like "Blurred Lines" and "Happy" -- something he says people will appreciate down the road.

HIP-HOP TOUR LINEUP ANNOUNCED

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Some of the biggest names in hip-hop will be hitting the road this summer -- together. The third year of the Under the Influence of Music tour will see founder Wiz Khalifa return to the concert series. He will be joined by Young Jeezy, Tyga, Ty Dolla $ign and Rich Homie Quan. Other acts will include relative newcomers like Sage The Gemini, Mack Wilds, Iamsu! and DJ Drama. The tour kicks off in July in Scranton, Pennsylvania and will hit 22 cities in the U.S. and Canada, including major cities like New York, Boston, Dallas and Los Angeles.

MICHAEL JACKSON DOCTOR'S APPEAL TURNED AWAY AGAIN

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A lawyer for the doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson says Conrad Murray will take the fight to federal court. That became necessary after the California Supreme Court refused to review Murray's involuntary manslaughter conviction. The petition was rejected without comment. It's the latest in a string of legal defeats for Murray, who has already served a two-year sentence for the conviction. Earlier this year, a California appeals court upheld his conviction then refused to reconsider it. A jury found that Murray gave Jackson a lethal dose of the anesthetic propofol in 2009. At the time, Jackson was rehearsing for a series of comeback concerts in London.

NEIL YOUNG GOES RETRO ON "A LETTER HOME"

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- Neil Young is releasing an album he made in a retro recording booth at Jack White's Third Man Records label. "A Letter Home" is an album of covers done on a refurbished 1947 Voice-O-Graph recording booth. Among the songs he covers are Bruce Springsteen's "My Hometown," Bob Dylan's "Girl From The North Country," and Willie Nelson's "Crazy." Young also reads a letter to his late mother on the album. "A Letter Home" comes out May 27.

JOHN FOGERTY WILL BE USC COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- John Fogerty will be the speaker for the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music's commencement ceremony on May 16. Fogerty says his son Shane will be graduating with this class and the day will be so special to their family.

DOLLY PARTON DOES TWITTER CHAT

NASHVILLE (AP) -- Dolly Parton will do her first Twitter chat this weekend. She will answer fan questions on Sunday at 5 P.M. Eastern. Twitter users can submit questions with the hashtag AskDolly.

RICKY MARTIN GUESTS ON "DANCING WITH THE STARS"

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ricky Martin will join "Dancing With The Stars" on Latin night Monday. He will sing the 2014 World Cup song "Vida." He will also act as a guest judge.


Country News

Last Update on April 25, 2014 07:10 GMT

TYLER GLENN OF NEON TREES CALLS HIMSELF A GAY MORMON

NEW YORK (AP) -- Neon Trees singer Tyler Glenn is both a gay man and a practicing Mormon. Glenn recently announced he's gay, but he says if he felt that was at odds with his faith he would have said so. Glenn says he's gotten mixed reaction to coming out from his home state of Utah. However, he's surprised how many Mormon leaders have sent him letters of support. Glenn says he made it clear to his bandmates he's a gay man but they are not a gay band all of a sudden and they will not do gay shows. Glenn explores his journey to come to terms with his sexuality in the new Neon Trees record, "Pop Psychology," is new this week.

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<<CUT ..020 (04/25/14)>> 00:14 "a different thought"

Tyler Glenn, singer, Neon Trees

Neon Trees singer Tyler Glenn says he is not turning his back on his Mormon upbringing, even after he came out as gay.

<<CUT ..021 (04/25/14)>> 00:14 "a gay show"

Tyler Glenn, singer, Neon Trees

Neon Trees singer Tyler Glenn says it wasn't just his family and friends he had to reassure after he came out as gay.

<<CUT ..022 (04/25/14)>> 00:09 "it was interesting"

Tyler Glenn, singer, Neon Trees

Neon Trees singer Tyler Glenn says he got support from unexpected channels after he came out as gay.

<<CUT ..023 (04/25/14)>> 00:17 "OK with it"

Tyler Glenn, singer, Neon Trees

Neon Trees singer Tyler Glenn says he got mixed reactions to coming out as gay in his home state of Utah. ((note length of cut))

WIFE OF SLIPKNOT'S PAUL GRAY TESTIFIES ABOUT HIS DRUG ADDICTION

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The wife of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray says she had concerns about a doctor who she believed fed into her late husband's drug addiction. Brenna Gray testified Tuesday at the trial of Dr. Daniel Baldi, who's charged with involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of Paul Gray and eight others. The Des Moines Register reports Brenna Gray testified she gave Baldi photos of her husband passed out and told him about finding hypodermic needles. When asked by Baldi's attorney why medical records didn't indicate that, she said, "A lot of things weren't noted in there." She says Baldi kept prescribing Xanax, an anti-anxiety drug her husband had a history of abusing. Brenna Gray says she asked Slipknot to help but none of the band members offered to help. Paul Gray was found dead of a drug overdose in a hotel room in 2010.

PAUL McCARTNEY TO HELP CLOSE OUT CANDLESTICK PARK

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- It was where The Beatles played their last paid concert in 1966. And Paul McCartney will be back this summer to help create some history for San Francisco's Candlestick Park. The singer says he will perform August 14 at what is being billed as the last concert at the stadium, which was home to the San Francisco Giants. It almost didn't happen. McCartney's people had been looking at doing a show to open the new 49ers stadium in Santa Clara, California. But The San Francisco Chronicle reports city official felt slighted -- since the mayor had personally invited McCartney to close down the "Stick." Looks like McCartney was swayed by the argument.

BEYONCE', PHARRELL ON TIME 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL

NEW YORK (AP) -- Time magazine was looking for a way to showcase its 100 Most Influential People list and it went with Beyonce'. She's the cover photo for that issue. Others who make the list include Pharrell (fah-REL') Williams, Miley Cyrus, Carrie Underwood and Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, who wrote the music for the movie "Frozen."

SOUND:

<<CUT ..013 (04/25/14)>> 00:35 ""

Michael Weinfeld

A singing superstar is on the cover of Time magazine's issue featuring the 100 most influential people in the world. AP Entertainment Editor Michael Weinfeld tells us who it is.

<<CUT ..014 (04/25/14)>> 00:21 ""

Sound of Beyonce

Sound of Beyonce singing "Pretty Hurts."

<<CUT ..015 (04/25/14)>> 00:40 ""

Sound of Idina Menzel

Sound of Idina Menzel singing "Let It Go."

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Sound of Pharrell

Sound of Pharrell singing "Happy."

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Sound of Miley Cyrus

Sound of Miley Cyrus singing "Wrecking Ball."

"AMERICAN IDOL" ELIMINATES CJ HARRIS

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- CJ Harris fails to make it into the top five on "American Idol." He was eliminated last night. Ryan Seacrest called him "a class act" because Harris thanked the band for their hard work. Harris cut short his final performance of "Can't You See" to do a group hug with the five remaining contestants. Before the results were given, Harris said the thing he would have done differently Wednesday night was his choice of song. Jessica Meuse (MYOOS) was also in the bottom two.

SOUND:

<<CUT ..001 (04/25/14)>> 00:15 "part for sure"

Harry Connick Jr.

Harry Connick Jr. says elimination nights are always difficult. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

<<CUT ..002 (04/25/14)>> 00:13 "you are safe"

Ryan Seacrest

Host Ryan Seacrest announces this week's results. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

<<CUT ..003 (04/25/14)>> 00:25 ""

CJ Harris, performing "Can't You See"

CJ Harris performing "Can't You See." COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

<<CUT ..004 (04/25/14)>> 00:08 "be all right"

CJ Harris, contestant voted off

CJ Harris notes he won't be gone for long -- having made the Idol Live tour. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

ALICE COOPER, THE MAN AND THE CHARACTER, IN "SUPER DUPER ALICE COOPER"

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The two sides of Alice Cooper are explored in a new documentary about him. Cooper says "Super Duper Alice Cooper" approaches his life as a Jekyll and Hyde thing. Cooper says the film shows how the Alice character was born and how they coexist. He says it gets into some tragic aspects of his life, when he struggled with alcoholism, but like "Rocky," he wins in the end. "Super Duper Alice Cooper" currently is in select theaters now.

SOUND:

<<CUT ..018 (04/25/14)>> 00:06 "character Alice Cooper"

Alice Cooper musician

Alice Cooper says his new documentary, "Super Duper Alice Cooper," shows the different aspects of who he is.

<<CUT ..019 (04/25/14)>> 00:13 "at the end (laughs)"

Alice Cooper musician

Alice Cooper says the documentary "Super Duper Alice Cooper" explains how he and the character of Alice Cooper came to be.

FUTURE SEES ALBUM AS TIME CAPSULE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Do you remember the hottest rap artists from 10 years ago? Will you remember today's hot rappers a decade from now? Future says if you do, you'll appreciate his new album even more. He sees "Honest" as a time capsule -- in that it features acts like Pharrell (fah-REL') Williams, Drake, Kanye West, Andre 3000 and others -- all under his production wing. He says what makes the album special is that it was being made at a time when Pharrell was doing pop hits like "Blurred Lines" and "Happy" -- something he says people will appreciate down the road.

HIP-HOP TOUR LINEUP ANNOUNCED

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Some of the biggest names in hip-hop will be hitting the road this summer -- together. The third year of the Under the Influence of Music tour will see founder Wiz Khalifa return to the concert series. He will be joined by Young Jeezy, Tyga, Ty Dolla $ign and Rich Homie Quan. Other acts will include relative newcomers like Sage The Gemini, Mack Wilds, Iamsu! and DJ Drama. The tour kicks off in July in Scranton, Pennsylvania and will hit 22 cities in the U.S. and Canada, including major cities like New York, Boston, Dallas and Los Angeles.

MICHAEL JACKSON DOCTOR'S APPEAL TURNED AWAY AGAIN

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A lawyer for the doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson says Conrad Murray will take the fight to federal court. That became necessary after the California Supreme Court refused to review Murray's involuntary manslaughter conviction. The petition was rejected without comment. It's the latest in a string of legal defeats for Murray, who has already served a two-year sentence for the conviction. Earlier this year, a California appeals court upheld his conviction then refused to reconsider it. A jury found that Murray gave Jackson a lethal dose of the anesthetic propofol in 2009. At the time, Jackson was rehearsing for a series of comeback concerts in London.

NEIL YOUNG GOES RETRO ON "A LETTER HOME"

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- Neil Young is releasing an album he made in a retro recording booth at Jack White's Third Man Records label. "A Letter Home" is an album of covers done on a refurbished 1947 Voice-O-Graph recording booth. Among the songs he covers are Bruce Springsteen's "My Hometown," Bob Dylan's "Girl From The North Country," and Willie Nelson's "Crazy." Young also reads a letter to his late mother on the album. "A Letter Home" comes out May 27.

JOHN FOGERTY WILL BE USC COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- John Fogerty will be the speaker for the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music's commencement ceremony on May 16. Fogerty says his son Shane will be graduating with this class and the day will be so special to their family.

DOLLY PARTON DOES TWITTER CHAT

NASHVILLE (AP) -- Dolly Parton will do her first Twitter chat this weekend. She will answer fan questions on Sunday at 5 P.M. Eastern. Twitter users can submit questions with the hashtag AskDolly.

RICKY MARTIN GUESTS ON "DANCING WITH THE STARS"

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ricky Martin will join "Dancing With The Stars" on Latin night Monday. He will sing the 2014 World Cup song "Vida." He will also act as a guest judge.


Urban News

Last Update on November 16, 2012 08:15 GMT

KATT WILLIAMS: COMEDIAN ARRESTED

OAKLAND, California (AP) -- He is to perform tonight in Oakland, California. But it's an incident that took place Wednesday that has Katt Williams in the news today. He's has been arrested after a man told Oakland police Williams whacked him upside the head with a bottle. Authorities say the comedian was taken into custody on suspicion of assault -- but later released after he and several witnesses were questioned. The victim says he was attacked aboard a tour bus that was parked outside a downtown hotel. The man was treated at a hospital for a cut to his head. Williams is 41 and is known for his HBO comedy special and movie roles including "Friday After Next" and "Norbit.."

PARTIAL LINEUP FOR SANDY BENEFIT CONCERT ANNOUNCED

NEW YORK (AP) -- Sandy was a super storm. And some musical superstars are teaming up to help fight back against it. Alicia Keys, Bruce Springsteen and others will be among those who will perform at New York's Madison Square Garden for next month's benefit concert. The arena says Billy Joel and The Who will also take part in the event, called "12-12-12." Other performers will be added to the list. The show -- set for December 12 -- will benefit a fund that helps those affected by Sandy, which pounded the New York City and New Jersey areas.

Online:

Madison Square Garden site: http://www.thegarden.com

RIHANNA: CONCERT SERIES STARTS WITH PARTY

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Usually showing up late for a date will get you a less-than-warm reception. But Rihanna got cheers -- even though she was two hours behind schedule for her performance in Mexico City the other night. She started what's known as her "777" tour with an exclusive party for about 2,000 fans. She thanked fans for their patience, saying their hanging in there until she showed up Wednesday night really made her "feel loved." The concert swing will see Rihanna perform seven shows in seven days in seven different cities. Stops on the tour include Toronto, Paris, Berlin and London before ending up in New York City.

NEW YORK (AP) -- Nicki Minaj has already won a lot of awards during her career. But she says her career isn't about collecting hardware to put in her trophy case. She says the biggest draw for her being awards shows is performing before a live audience at the venue and on TV. She says that's what she will be looking forward to at the American Music Awards on Sunday. She says she has been at awards shows where she totally forgot she was up for a nomination -- until her name was read off as a winner. The way she sees it, if she keeps making good music, the awards will take care of herself. If you should happen to run into Nicki between now and Sunday, you can remind her she's up for four nominations at the AMAs.

Nicki Minaj says she's more excited about performing at award shows than she is at winning trophies.

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Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj says she doesn't do music for awards, but figures if she's good enough during her career she'll get her share.

RIHANNA/NICKI MINAJ: LEAD GOING INTO SUNDAY'S AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Rihanna and Nicki Minaj lead the way when it comes to nominations at Sunday's American Music Awards. Each singer has four nods going into the event. Other multiple nominees include two guys who have been reportedly fighting for Rihanna's attention lately -- Drake has three while Chris Brown has two nods. Other multiple nominees include Justin Bieber, Usher, Pitbull, Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson. The ceremony will be broadcast on ABC.

Here's Rihanna performing "We Found Love."

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Nicki Minaj

Here's Nicki Minaj performing "Starships."

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS: NOMINEES LIST

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Here is the full list of nominees for Sunday's American Music Awards. The event will aired live on ABC from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.

-- Artist of the year: Justin Bieber, Drake, Maroon 5, Katy Perry, Rihanna.

-- New artist of the year: J. Cole, fun., Gotye, Carly Rae Jepsen, One Direction.

-- Male artist, pop/rock: Justin Bieber, Flo Rida, Pitbull, Usher.

-- Female artist, pop/rock: Kelly Clarkson, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Rihanna.

-- Band, duo or group, pop/rock: fun., Maroon 5, One Direction, The Wanted.

-- Album, pop/rock: Justin Bieber, "Believe"; Maroon 5, "Overexposed"; Nicki Minaj, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded"; One Direction, "Up All Night."

-- Male artist, country: Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric Church.

-- Female artist, country: Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood.

-- Band, duo or group, country: Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts.

-- Album, country: Luke Bryan, "Tailgates & Tanlines"; Lionel Richie, "Tuskegee"; Carrie Underwood, "Blown Away."

-- Artist, rap/hip-hop: Drake, Nicki Minaj, Tyga.

-- Album, rap/hip-hop: J. Cole, "Cole World: The Sideline Story"; Drake, "Take Care"; Nicki Minaj, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded."

-- Male artist, soul/R&B: Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Usher.

-- Female artist, soul/R&B: Beyonce, Mary J. Blige,,Rihanna.

-- Album, soul/R&B: Chris Brown, "Fortune"; Rihanna, "Talk That Talk"; Usher, "Looking 4 Myself."

-- Artist, alternative rock: The Black Keys, Gotye, Linkin Park.

-- Artist, adult contemporary: Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Train.

-- Artist, Latin: Don Omar, Pitbull, Shakira.

-- Artist, contemporary inspirational: Jeremy Camp, Newsboys, tobyMac.

-- Artist, electronic dance music: David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Skrillex.

THE SUPREMES: FORMER HOUSING PROJECT IN DETROIT TO BE RAZED

DETROIT (AP) -- They most recently were known as the Frederick Douglass Homes in Detroit. But back in the day they were known as the Brewster projects. And that was the place where Diana Ross and the Supremes grew up. Now, the housing project is about to become another memory. Detroit mayor Dave Bing says the demolition of the massive high rise apartment buildings could start early next year. The city has no set plans for redevelopment of the complex where Diana Ross, Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson lived before signing with Berry Gordy's Motown Records in the early 1960s. Bing says he knows the former Brewster projects have "a lot of history" -- but has since "become an eyesore."

WILL SMITH/USHER: AMONG NOMINEES FOR PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS

BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) -- The People's Choice Award nominations are out. And Usher and Will Smith are among the nominees. Usher is up for best R&B act while Smith is among the male actors up for honors. Other nominees include Nicki Minaj, Drake, Pitbull and Jay-Z. Fans vote for the winners -- and you can vote on any of the 48 categories through December 13. Winners will be announced at a ceremony set for January 9, 2013 -- and broadcast on CBS.

Online:

People's Choice Awards site: http://www.peopleschoice.com

Sound of Adam Levine and Maroon 5 performing "One More Night," nominated for Favorite Song.

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Sound of Justin Bieber

Sound of Justin Bieber singing "Boyfriend," from Favorite Album nominee "Believe."

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Sound of Taylor Swift

Sound of Taylor Swift singing "We are Never Ever Getting Back Together," up for Favorite Song.

THE X FACTOR

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Rappers Lyric 145 were the first to go on last night's "X Factor." Lyric Da Queen says they didn't get an opportunity to do what they do best -- including rap. But she says you have to take the good with the bad. Later in the show, Paige Thomas and Jennel Garcia had a sing-off. Simon Cowell cast the deciding vote, sending Jennel home. Thirteen-year-old Diamond White is still in the running. And the top three on the leaderboard remain unchanged: Tate Stevens, Carly Rose Sonenclar and Vino Alan (ah-LAHN').

Lyric Da Queen says they had a lot more to show the world. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell casts the deciding vote, after the sing-off between Paige Thomas and Jennel Garcia. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Tate Stevens, contestant

Tate Stevens thanks his fans for keeping him in the top spot. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

GABBY DOUGLAS: MEETS WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Fierce Five and other members of the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team got a personal audience with President Barack Obama. The gymnasts met with the president in the Oval Office before huddling together in the chill outside to watch his helicopter lift off. Obama was headed to New York to tour storm damage. The gymnasts, including Gabby Douglas -- won gold at the summer Olympics. They signed leotards to give to the president's daughters, Sasha and Malia.

CHAMIQUE HOLDSCLAW: FORMER NBA STAR ARRESTED IN DISTURBANCE

ATLANTA (AP) -- Former WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw is in custody after what appears to be a case of domestic violence. She is accused of shooting into a woman's car after using a bat to break its windows. Police in Atlanta says the incident happened after Holdsclaw followed Jennifer Lacy to her car. Lacy plays for the WNBA's Tulsa Shock. Lacy identifies Holdsclaw as an ex-girlfriend. The two were teammates with the Atlanta Dream in 2009. Holdsclaw was in custody last night under $10,000 bond on charge each of aggravated assault, second-degree criminal damage and reckless conduct.

LUTHER VANDROSS: LOOKING BACK

UNDATED (AP) -- On this date in 2003, Luther Vandross won two American Music Awards. He won for favorite soul/R&B male artist and soul/R&B album for "Dance With My Father." The album came out about a month after Vandross suffered a massive stroke. His mom accepted for the singer and apologized that her son couldn't be there in person. Vandross died earlier this year from complications from the stroke. Other winners included Aaliyah and 50 Cent.

MISSY ELLIOTT: LOOKING BACK

UNDATED (AP) -- On this date in 2003, Missy Elliott won an American Music Award but lost her ride to the show. She won for favorite rap/hip-hop female artist but wasn't there to pick it up. She showed up later and told the audience her limo was stolen from her hotel and she had to get to the show on her own. She went on to tell the audience she needed to bum a ride back to her hotel.

MICHAEL JACKSON: LOOKING BACK

UNDATED (AP) -- On this date in 1989, Michael Jackson made a surprise appearance on "The Arsenio Hall Show." The singer popped on stage to present an MTV viewers' poll award to comedian and actor Eddie Murphy. Murphy reciprocated by presenting Jackson with the video award from the same poll.

O.V. WRIGHT: LOOKING BACK

UNDATED (AP) -- On this date in 1980, R&B singer O.V. Wright died in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 41. He had many hits for the Back Beat label in the 1960's and 70's, the biggest of which was "Ace of Spades."

LISA BONET/LENNY KRAVITZ: LOOKING BACK

UNDATED (AP) -- On this date in 1987, actress Lisa Bonet (boh-NAY') and musician Lenny Kravitz got married. They separated in 1990 and divorced in 1993.

LISA BONET: BIRTHDAY

UNDATED (AP) -- Actress Lisa Bonet (boh-NAY') has a birthday today. She's 45. She first rose to fame as one of the Cosby kids on "The Cosby Show." In the show, she left home to go off to college and ended up on a spinoff show, "A Different World," which she left after just a year. She also starred in the 1987 movie "Angel Heart."

 
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