Director defends Taylor Swift's music video of whitewashing

Director defends Taylor Swift's music video of whitewashing

NEW YORK (AP) — The director of Taylor Swift's new music video is defending the singer after some claimed she whitewashed her video based in Africa.

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Nicky Jam leads nominees for new Latin American Music Awards

Nicky Jam leads nominees for new Latin American Music Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Latin urban singer Nicky Jam leads the nominees for the first Latin American Music Awards with six nominations.

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American dancers teach technique, confidence in South Africa

American dancers teach technique, confidence in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A day before the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater begin the South African leg of their international tour, the company's…

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Fox News anchor sues Hasbro over toy hamster with her name

Fox News anchor sues Hasbro over toy hamster with her name

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An anchor for Fox News is suing Hasbro for more than $5 million over a toy hamster that shares her name — and possibly…

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US Rep. Michael McCaul writing book on homeland security

US Rep. Michael McCaul writing book on homeland security

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Texas Republican who chairs the House Committee on Homeland Security, has a book deal.

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Known for her duets, Ruby Amanfu steps into solo spotlight

Known for her duets, Ruby Amanfu steps into solo spotlight

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ruby Amanfu knows how to share the stage, but during a recent dinner party in Nashville, Tennessee, she was the star o…

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Don DeLillo receiving honorary National Book Award

Don DeLillo receiving honorary National Book Award

NEW YORK (AP) — Don DeLillo is pleased to receive an honorary National Book Award medal for lifetime achievement, but a "little intimidated" b…

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Texas man gets 17 years in prison in fake Disney park scam

SHERMAN, Texas (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 17 ½ years in prison for swindling investors with a fake story about a Walt Disney theme par…

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Romania names conductor Zubin Mehta to head music festival

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Prominent conductor Zubin Mehta has been named as the new honorific chairman of the George Enescu International Musi…

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Self-published sensation is acquired by Penguin Random House

NEW YORK (AP) — A Swedish psychologist's self-published picture book about a sleep-deprived rabbit has been acquired by Penguin Random House a…

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‘The SpongeBob Musical,’ with tunes by Bowie, Aerosmith, gets Chicago premiere

‘The SpongeBob Musical,’ with tunes by Bowie, Aerosmith, gets Chicago premiere

CHICAGO — With an original score by such incongruous music luminaries as David Bowie, John Legend, Cyndi Lauper, Lady Antebellum, and Steven T…

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Kanye West steals Miley’s spotlight at MTV Video Music Awards

Kanye West steals Miley’s spotlight at MTV Video Music Awards

Miley Cyrus tried hard, very hard, to be the story of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, which she hosted Sunday night in Los Angeles and on mul…

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Loretta Lynn, Luke Bryan, Eric Church receive ACM Honors

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Luke Bryan may have one of the most popular albums in the country, but Loretta Lynn made his day when she…

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Baseball, wings and Ellen: Meet the Miss America hopefuls

Baseball, wings and Ellen: Meet the Miss America hopefuls

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — This year, Georgia is from Oklahoma — Georgia Frazier, that is, a cancer survivor and daughter of a former New York…

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