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Clapton says thank you to Cale with 'The Breeze'

FILE - This April 14, 2013 file photo shows Eric Clapton performing at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Clapton says singer-songwriter JJ Cale rescued him and gave him a direction. Cale’s music continues to inspire and push Clapton in powerful ways, something Clapton marks with the release this week of "The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale," a 16-track thesis study in Cale's career. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For Eric Clapton, the early 1970s were filled with drug addiction, personal difficulties and growing dissatisfaction with music.



Kiss, Usher, J.Lo to perform at Fashion Rocks

FILE - This June 28, 2014 file photo shows Jennifer Lopez performing at the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party in Miami Beach, Florida.Kiss, Usher and Jennifer Lopez will perform at the Fashion Rocks concert this fall. The Sept. 9 event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn will also feature Duran Duran, Miranda Lambert and Pitbull. It will air live on CBS. (Photo Jeff Daly/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Kiss, Usher and Jennifer Lopez will perform at the Fashion Rocks concert this fall.



Fans start lining up as Comic-Con floor opens

A young fan poses with a huge Transformers display during preview night at the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention held Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)Comic-Con is all about bringing fans close to the artists and properties they love — after navigating crowds and waiting in line.



Jon Bon Jovi to be honored for humanitarian work

FILE - This April 22, 2014 file photo shows musician and humanitarian Jon Bon Jovi during the grand opening of the JBJ Soul Homes in Philadelphia. Jon Bon Jovi will be honored with an award named for an opera singer. The Marian Anderson Award is given in Philadelphia to “critically acclaimed artists who have impacted society in a positive way.” In announcing the recipient Wednesday, July 23, organizers said Bon Jovi has used his musical success to support groups working to end homelessness and hunger. Bon Jovi will accept the $25,000 award on Nov. 18 at the city’s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Anderson was a celebrated contralto and Philadelphia native who in 1955 became the first black soloist at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. She died in 1993 at the age of 96. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rock star Jon Bon Jovi will be honored with an award named for an opera singer.



Fox won't air men's retry of failed Knievel jump
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Fox Broadcasting officials say they will not televise two daredevils' efforts to jump southern Idaho's Snake River Canyon where Evel Knievel failed 40 years ago.
FX says overnight ratings becoming meaningless

This image released by FX shows Mia Maestro as Nora Martinez, left, and Corey Stoll as Ephraim Goodweather in a scene from "The Strain." Leaders at the FX network are trying something new. They're no longer talking publicly about how their programs do on opening night, believing those numbers don't accurately reflect how many people see their shows. Instead, they're waiting a few days to see how many people catch up via time shifting. (AP Photo/FX, Michael Gibson)NEW YORK (AP) — It's a rite nearly as old as television: the morning after a new show premieres, network executives wait impatiently for the Nielsen company's estimate of how many people watched, and rush to report the first sign of a hit.



Pop star Azalea talking fashion on MTV

FILE - This may 30, 2014 file photo shows Iggy Azalea performing in concert during the Wired 96.5 Fest at Festival Pier in Philadelphia. MTV said Thursday, July 24, 2014 that the singer featured in the summer hits “Fancy” and “Problem” will provide a running commentary on fashion during the annual awards show, scheduled for Aug. 24. The following night, Azalea will channel her inner Joan Rivers for an MTV fashion recap show under the “House of Style” banner. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Pop star Iggy Azalea (uh-ZALE-yuh) is taking on a new role as a commentator for the MTV Video Music Awards.



Ricky Martin to be judge on 'The Voice ... Mexico'

FILE - In this May 31, 2014 file photo, Ricky Martin performs during the opening ceremony of the Life Ball in front of City Hall in Vienna, Austria. Televisa announced Thursday, July 24, 2014, that Martin will be a coach in the fourth season of “La Voz...Mexico,” or "The Voice...Mexico," which premieres September 7. The Puerto Rican singer was previously a coach on the Australian version of “The Voice.” (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)MEXICO CITY (AP) — And the fourth and final judge for "The Voice ... Mexico" is: Ricky Martin.



Review: Muscle, menace from Drenge on debut album

This CD cover image released by Infectious Music shows the self-titled album by Drenge. (AP Photo/Infectious Music)Drenge, "Drenge" (Infectious Music)



Stonestreet: Acceptance will grow for gay athletes

FILE - This Jan. 18, 2014 file photo shows actor Eric Stonestreet arrives at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. The two-time Emmy winner plays Cameron Tucker on the hit ABC series. On the show’s season finale, he married his partner, Mitchell, in the landmark episode. Commemorating same sex marriage. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Eric Stonestreet predicts that one day, it's not going to take an act of courage for an openly gay person to play in the NFL.



London critics fall for 'Shakespeare in Love'

A June 2014 photo made available by Cornershop PR showing Lucy Briggs-Owen as Viola with members of the company. A hit. A very palpable hit. So says a character in the new West End production "Shakespeare in Love," quoting "Hamlet." And so say most London critics about the big-budget stage version of the Tudor-set rom-com that charmed its way to seven Academy Awards in 1998. On Thursday, July 24, 2014 critics showered the play with accolades that will make producers' ad campaign a dream. The Evening Standard's Henry Hitchings praised the play's "fizzy, infectious exuberance," while the Daily Telegraph's Charles Spencer said it "generates a glow you could warm your hands by." Paul Taylor in The Independent topped them all: "It makes you feel grateful to be alive." Adapted by Lee Hall _ and co-produced by Disney, whose backing has helped fund a large-scale production with a 28-strong cast _ the play sticks close to the film’s plot. (AP Photo/Cornershop PR, Johan Persson)LONDON (AP) — A hit. A very palpable hit.



Pacino, Dafoe set for Venice Film Festival

Venice Biennale Foundation President Paolo Baratta, left, and Venice Film Festival president Alberto Barbera shakes hands for photographers as they arrive for the Venice film festival's presentation press conference, in Rome, Thursday, July 24, 2014. The festival is set to run from Aug. 27, 2014 to Sept. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)ROME (AP) — This year's Venice Film Festival will tackle topics from the financial crisis to drone warfare, and feature performances from Willem Dafoe, Al Pacino, Jennifer Aniston and Ethan Hawke.



Hermes names new womenswear designer

This undated photo provided by Hermes shows France's Nadege Vanhee-Cybulski, who was named has named French luxury powerhouse Hermes' new womenswear designer, to replace outgoing Christophe Lemaire. She was previously women’s design director at Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen’s The Row, and has worked in important behind-the-scenes roles at Martin Margiela and Celine in Paris. (AP Photo/Inez et Vinoodh, Hermes)PARIS (AP) — French luxury powerhouse Hermes has named Nadege Vanhee-Cybulski as its new womenswear designer.



Bing Crosby's kids recall dad's duet with Bowie

Mary Crosby speaks on stage during the American Masters “Bing Crosby: Rediscovered" panel at the PBS 2014 Summer TCA held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) — David Bowie's duet with Bing Crosby on the entertainer's 1977 Christmas television special left an indelible impression on Crosby's teenage children.



More works found at German collector's apartment

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2013 file picture a cameraman films an apartment house, in which more than 1,200 paintings have been found, in Munich, Germany. German authorities say more art works have been found at the apartment of the late collector Cornelius Gurlitt including a statue apparently by Edgar Degas and another that could be by Auguste Rodin. The task force that has been working to identify whether works in the collection were stolen by the Nazis said Thursday July 24, 2014 that the works were never seized by prosecutors, who in 2012 impounded more than 1,200 pieces by artists including Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse that Gurlitt had hoarded in his apartment. (AP Photo/dpa, Marc Mueller)BERLIN (AP) — More art works have been found at the Munich apartment of the late collector Cornelius Gurlitt, including a sculpture apparently by Edgar Degas and another that could be by Auguste Rodin, the task force investigating the pieces' origin said Thursday.



Baldwin: Rather pay up than apologize over arrest
NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin is not apologizing over an incident that led to a disorderly conduct arrest in May.
Lawyers working to resolve LaBeouf's NYC arrest
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers say they are trying to resolve Shia LaBeouf's (SHY'-uh luh-BUFS') disorderly conduct case stemming from an incident at a Broadway show last month.
Musician Nas finds his family tree in PBS series

In this Wednesday, July 23, 2014 photo released by PBS, from left, actor Courtney B. Vance, actor and playwright Anna Deavere Smith, recording artist Nas, actor Khandi Alexander and host/executive producer/writer/presenter Henry Louis Gates Jr. discuss uncovering family histories during PBS’ "Finding Your Roots," 2 session at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverley Hills, Calif. In its second season, the 10-part series that traces celebrities' ancestry will focus on, among others, Nas, Ben Affleck, Jessica Alba, Tina Fey, Sting, Stephen King, Derek Jeter and chef Ming Tsai. The show premieres Tuesday, September 23, 2014 and runs through November 26, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET). (AP Photo/PBS, Rahoul Ghose)BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — When Nas became the first rapper invited to trace his family tree through the PBS series "Finding Your Roots," he welcomed the opportunity.



CBS event marks civil rights anniversary

FILE - This March 10, 2005 file photo from CBS News shows newsman Bob Schieffer in New York. CBS News will mark the 50th anniversary of civil rights legislation on Thursday, July 24, 2014. The live program moderated by Bob Schieffer features civil rights activist Harry Belafonte, U.S. Rep. John Lewis, actress Whoopi Goldberg and others.(AP Photo/ CBS,John Paul Filo, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A CBS News event Thursday marking the 50th anniversary of civil rights legislation is both a look back at history and a glimpse into future business opportunities for a broadcast news division.



China's love and dating scene laid out on stage

In this photo taken Sunday, July 20, 2014, Wang Anqi, wearing glasses, takes part in a game to warmup before rehearsing for "The Leftover Monologues" at a cafe in Beijing. In "The Leftover Monologues,” a China-inspired version of “The Vagina Monologues,” Chinese and foreign women and men will tell their own stories of searching for a partner, their observations of love and sex, and the frenzy the thought of becoming a leftover woman - unmarried and over 27 - sends new graduates into. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)BEIJING (AP) — For many of today's Chinese youth looking for a partner, love takes second place to parental pressure, moving up the social ladder and a heavy dose of fear drummed into women that they will end up as "leftover."



NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

Bryan Caputo, left, and Daniel Petryszyn sit during arraignment proceedings in New York state Supreme Court, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. They are two of six people who were indicted Wednesday in an international ring that took over more than 1,600 StubHub users' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets to such prime events as Jay-Z and Elton John concerts and Broadway shows like "The Book of Mormon," the Manhattan district attorney said Wednesday. (AP Photo)NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the hottest tickets in town — to Broadway hits, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game — were snapped up by an international ring of cyber thieves who commandeered more than 1,000 StubHub users' accounts to make big money by fraudulently buying tickets and reselling them, prosecutors said Wednesday.



Fans hop aboard exclusive train to Comic-Con

Nick Friedland of San Francisco waits for the departure of the Wikia Fan Express train to Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014 on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Union Station in Los Angeles. A lucky fellowship of “Lord of the Rings” fans are forgoing the preferred method of Middle-earth transportation - that’d be horseback - to journey to Comic-Con in a private train car that’s been transformed into the Wikia Fan Express. The fan-centric social networking site and “Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor” publisher Warner Bros. Interactive have picked 40 fans to ride the one-of-a-kind carriage from La La Land to San Diego for the four-day pop-culture celebration, which kicks off Thursday, July 24, 2014, at the San Diego Convention Center. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)ABOARD THE SILVER SPLENDOR (AP) — For a lucky fellowship of fans, Comic-Con is beginning early on a private train car trekking to the pop-culture convention.



Review: 'Lucy' won't stretch your brain capacity

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Scarlett Johansson in a scene from "Lucy." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures)So let's start with the enticing premise of Luc Besson's "Lucy," starring Scarlett Johansson: Human beings only use 10 percent of their brain capacity. Imagine what it would be like if we could access all of it?



Filmmaker Michael Moore's divorce is finalized
BELLAIRE, Mich. (AP) — Filmmaker Michael Moore's divorce from Kathleen Glynn has been finalized, ending their two-decade-long marriage.
Shemar Moore to return to 'Young and Restless'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shemar Moore is returning to his daytime roots with a two-day guest appearance on "The Young and the Restless."
4-day Comic Con festival kicks off in San Diego

FILE - In this July 18, 2013 file photo, Karl Zingh, of San Diego, makes his way through the crowd during Day 2 of Comic-Con International in San Diego. Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, pop-culture fans are flocking to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con. The four-day festival celebrating comic books, costumes and other popular arts kicks off with a preview Wednesday night, July 23, 2014, and goes full force Thursday at the San Diego Convention Center. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)SAN DIEGO (AP) — Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, fans are streaming to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con pop culture extravaganza.



'Sinister Six' spinoff to come next for Spider-Man

In this publicity photo released by Sony Pictures Entertainment, Andrew Garfield stars as Spider-Man in Columbia Pictures' "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." The Spider-Man franchise will detour next with a “Sinister Six” spinoff in 2016, pushing “The Amazing Spider-Man 3” to 2018. Sony’s Columbia Pictures announced its updated schedule for the web-slinger Wednesday, July 23, 2014. By ordering “Sinister Six” ahead of the next “Spider-Man” movie, the studio hopes to expand the franchise with the group of Marvel super villains. Sony had previously pegged “Spider-Man” sequels for 2016 and 2018, but “The Amazing Spider-Man 3” will now be pushed to 2018. (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Entertainment, Niko Tavernise)NEW YORK (AP) — The Spider-Man franchise will detour next with a "Sinister Six" spinoff in 2016, pushing "The Amazing Spider-Man 3" to 2018, Sony's Columbia Pictures said Wednesday in announcing an updated schedule.



Jury reaches no verdict in Ventura defamation case

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, center, arrives at court with his wife, Terry, and others, Tuesday, July 22, 2014 in St. Paul, Minn. Closing arguments are set for Tuesday in Ventura's defamation lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jim Gehrz) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — There's still no verdict as jurors try to decide whether a decorated military sniper libeled former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in his best-selling memoir.



CBS says Colbert keeping CBS' 'Late Show' in NYC

FILE - This Jan. 31, 2014 file image released by Starpix shows Stephen Colbert at the Shape Magazine and Men's Fitness Super Bowl Party in New York. Colbert will not only be following in David Letterman's footsteps, he'll be doing it on the same stage. CBS said Wednesday, July 23, that Colbert, who is replacing Letterman as the "Late Show" host next year, will keep the show in New York City's Ed Sullivan Theatre. Colbert's debut date is still uncertain, dependent on when Letterman officially retires from late-night TV. (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert will not only be following in David Letterman's footsteps, he'll be doing it on the same stage.



Duran Duran accuses fan club of contract breach

FILE - This May 23, 2013 file photo shows members of Duran Duran, from left, Roger Taylor, Nick Rhodes, Simon Le Bon and John Taylor arrive at amfAR Cinema Against AIDS benefit during the 66th international film festival, in Cap d'Antibes, southern France. The group known for hits like "Notorious" and "Hungry Like the Wolf" accuses the suburban Chicago-based club of breaching contract by not forwarding promised revenue to the band. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Duran Duran's lawsuit names Glenview-based Worldwide Fan Clubs, Inc. as the defendant. The suit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court this week. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Popular 1980s band Duran Duran is suing its own fan club.



Suspects in Stradivarius theft due in court

FILE - In this combination file photos provided by the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office is Salah Salahadyn, right, and Universal K. Allah, left, both of Milwaukee. Salahadyn and co-defendant Allah, suspects in the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin taken from a Milwaukee concertmaster, are due in court Thursday, July 24, 2014. Allah has pleaded guilty to felony robbery and Salahadyn is expected to change his not-guilty plea. (AP Photo/Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, File)MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man who pleaded guilty in the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin was due to be sentenced Thursday, at the same hearing where the other man charged in the case was expected to reverse his not-guilty plea.



Jon Bon Jovi to be honored for humanitarian work

FILE - This April 22, 2014 file photo shows musician and humanitarian Jon Bon Jovi during the grand opening of the JBJ Soul Homes in Philadelphia. Jon Bon Jovi will be honored with an award named for an opera singer. The Marian Anderson Award is given in Philadelphia to “critically acclaimed artists who have impacted society in a positive way.” In announcing the recipient Wednesday, July 23, organizers said Bon Jovi has used his musical success to support groups working to end homelessness and hunger. Bon Jovi will accept the $25,000 award on Nov. 18 at the city’s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Anderson was a celebrated contralto and Philadelphia native who in 1955 became the first black soloist at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. She died in 1993 at the age of 96. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rock star Jon Bon Jovi will be honored with an award named for an opera singer.



Fox won't air men's retry of failed Knievel jump
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Fox Broadcasting officials say they will not televise two daredevils' efforts to jump southern Idaho's Snake River Canyon where Evel Knievel failed 40 years ago.
Mack Brown to serve as ABC studio analyst
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Former Texas coach Mack Brown will serve as a studio analyst for college football games on ABC.