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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2012 file photo, musician Robin Thicke performs during Macy's Passport presents Glamorama 2012 at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Thicke's "Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell)" was the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16, 2013. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Oct. 20 to Sunday Oct. 26 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

NEW YORK (AP) — George Clooney's wife is joining the faculty of Columbia University as a visiting lecturer.

Pharrell Williams leaves Los Angeles Federal Court after testifying at trial in Los Angeles, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The Grammy-winning singer Williams says he wasn't trying to copy the late Marvin Gaye's music for the hit song "Blurred Lines," but he was trying to evoke the feeling of late 1970s tunes. Williams is being sued by Gaye's children, who claim "Blurred Lines" improperly copies their father's hit "Got to Give it Up." Singer Robin Thicke and rapper T.I. are also defendants in the case. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury has completed its first full day of deliberations in a copyright infringement case in which Marvin Gaye's family claims the 2013 hit "Blurred Lines" copied their father's music.

Frank Music store owner Heidi Rogers searches the shelves for sheet music at her store on West 54th on March 5, 2015 in New YorkHeidi Rogers scurried back to the heaps of manila folders in her shop's maze of cabinets, but she already knew what she had in stock. These are the last days for such personalized attention to New York's musicians. Rogers's store, Frank Music Company -- the last shop devoted to sheet music in this global music capital -- is shutting down on Friday. Founded in 1937, Frank Music is hidden inside a highrise building in the Theater District as aspiring Broadway actors audition in nearby rooms.

This photo provided by courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics shows Viacheslav “Slava” Fetisov, left, and Valeri Vasiliev raising trophies won by the Red Army team. The new documentary film, "Red Army," directed by Gabe Polsky, tells the story of the Soviet Union’s relationship with its famed national hockey team through the eyes of Fetisov, the Hall of Fame defenseman who later won two Stanley Cup titles with the Detroit Red Wings. The documentary opens in wider U.S. release on Friday, March 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Classics).LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gabe Polsky wouldn't stop pestering him, so Slava Fetisov grudgingly promised 15 minutes to the American making a documentary about the Soviet Union as reflected through its dominant Red Army hockey team.

This undated poster provided by Feld Entertainment Inc., shows a poster depicting Jumbo the elephant, as part of the early days of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The circus said it will phase out its iconic elephant acts by 2018. (AP Photo/Feld Entertainment Inc.)POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — Elephants have always been part of The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, ever since showman P.T. Barnum brought Jumbo, "a massive 12-foot African elephant," to America in 1882 to star in the "Greatest Show on Earth." Whenever the circus came to town, parades of pachyderms heralded its arrival, drawing patriotic crowds that boosted sales and even attracted vote-hungry politicians. Feld Entertainment, which owns the circus, still keeps 43 elephants, 13 of which are performing. But years of pressure from activists alleging abuse have caused a "mood shift" among consumers, circus executive Alana Feld told The Associated Press, and the Feld family would rather spend money on elephant care than lawyers. The Felds say they'll phase out elephant acts by 2018 as the remaining performers retire to their 200-acre Center for Elephant Conservation in central Florida.

US rapper Kanye West poses before Christian Dior 2015-2016 fall/winter ready-to-wear collection fashion show on March 6, 2015 in ParisParis (AFP) - US rapper Kanye West has announced he will perform a series of concerts over four days from Saturday at the Fondation Louis Vuitton during Paris Fashion Week.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cate Blanchett is expanding her family.

Prince presenting an award on stage at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California on February 8, 2015Prince, never one to tie himself down to music industry practices, is planning a US tour. Prince's promoters announced Friday that the rock icon will bring his "Hit and Run" tour to the United States, which last year saw him play across Europe in a series of shows revealed at the last minute -- including two a night in both Paris and London. Prince's promoters revealed only that his first US show for "Hit and Run" will take place on March 14 somewhere in Louisville, Kentucky. The city may seem aptly random, but it is the hometown of Hannah Welton, the drummer of his all-female collaborating band 3rdEyeGirl, and the show will raise money for local charities.

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2014 file photo, Harrison Ford arrives at the premiere of "The Expendables 3" at TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. An official says Ford crash-landed his vintage airplane at a Los Angeles golf course. He suffered moderate injuries. Los Angeles fire officials say the single-engine plane went down at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2015, on the green at Penmar Golf Course in the Venice area of Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Sanjay Khurana was close to finishing a golf game when a vintage plane clipped a tree and "dropped like a rock" onto the next hole's green. He rushed to the crash, finding a pilot bleeding from a deep gash in his head.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville bar owner was convicted of second degree murder Friday for the fatal shooting of a country singer-songwriter.

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2014 file photo, Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther Kings, speaks during The Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa. Fox News Channel says it has hired Alveda King, a niece of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., as a commentator for the network. King, director of African-American Outreach at Priests for Life, is an anti-abortion activist who has clashed politically with some of her uncle's former associates. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel says it has hired Alveda King, a niece of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., as a commentator for the network.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Robin Thicke (L) and T.I. perform the song "Blurred Lines" at the the Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! in Los Angeles, CaliforniaThe jury was out Friday in the civil trial pitting the family of Marvin Gaye against the pop stars who wrote blockbuster 2013 hit song "Blurred Lines".

Former Uruguayan President José Mujica (L) is recorded by award-winning Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica during the inauguration of the Agrarian School of Rincon del Cerro, in Montevideo department on March 5, 2015Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica says he wants to show the world a new way to do politics with his latest project, a documentary on Uruguay's rabble-rousing ex-president Jose Mujica. Mujica, who stepped down Sunday, gained international fame as "the world's poorest president" for living in his modest farmhouse, driving himself around in his beat-up Volkswagen Beetle and donating most of his salary to charity.

FILE - This Feb. 8, 2015 file photo shows Madonna performing at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The pop icon said in an interview Thursday, March 5, that being active saved her from serious injuries at the Brit Awards. The 56-year-old tumbled Feb. 25, during a live performance after her dancers tugged at her flowing cape, dragging her down three steps. Madonna said the cape had been tied too tightly at the neck, and after the performance, said she suffered whiplash. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Exercising regularly has been like a prayer answered for Madonna: The singer says thanks to staying active, she didn't suffer much after falling during her performance at the Brit Awards.

This Jan. 14, 2015 shows the outline of letters that once spelled out "Trump Plaza" on the facade of the former casino in Atlantic City N.J. On Friday, March 6, 2015, Trump Entertainment Resorts appealed a bankruptcy court order in favor of Donald and Ivanka Trump allowing them to move forward with their lawsuit in New Jersey state court seeking to force the company to strip the Trump name from the rest of Trump Plaza and all of the Trump Taj Mahal. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Donald Trump won't rest until his name is off every last vestige of the Atlantic City casino empire he once owned.

Former President Jimmy Carter speaks during the memorial service for the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in the Purcell Pavilion at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. Hesburgh served as the school's president for 35 years while also promoting human rights. Hesburgh died Thursday, Feb. 26. He was at 97. (AP Photo/South Bend Tribune, Robert Franklin)NEW YORK (AP) — Not many ex-presidents have lived to age 90, and Jimmy Carter wants to share the experience.

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2013 file photo, filmmaker Albert Maysles poses for a portrait during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival to promote his film, "Focus Forward" in Park City, Utah. Maysles, known for his works of “cinema verite” in the 1960s and ‘70s, including the Rolling Stones documentary “Gimme Shelter” and “Salesman,” about a traveling Bible salesman, died Thursday, March 5, 2015 in New York. He was 88. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Albert Maysles, the revolutionary documentary filmmaker who helped pioneer nonfiction movies by turning a keenly observant eye on both the famous and the ordinary in films like "Gimme Shelter" and "Grey Gardens," has died. He was 88.

A visitor of the Secession Museum looks at the so-called Beethoven Frieze Painting entitled 'Kiss to the Whole World' (1902) by Austrian painter Gustav Klimt on March 5, 2015, in Vienna, AustriaOne of Austria's most treasured artworks, Gustav Klimt's Beethoven Frieze, looks likely to remain in the country for now after an expert panel Friday rejected restitution claims by descendants of its Jewish former owners who were robbed by the Nazis. The Art Restitution Advisory Board "recommended unanimously ... not to return the 'Beethoven Frieze' by Gustav Klimt to the heirs of Erich Lederer," the body's chair Clemens Jabloner told journalists in Vienna.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho authorities are telling movie theaters serving alcohol that they can't provide drinks during showings of the erotic blockbuster "Fifty Shades of Grey."

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2015 file photo, Hans Zimmer poses for a portrait during the 87th Academy Awards nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Zimmer, who had a childhood fascination for Muhammad Ali, has supplied the music for the upcoming television series Premier Boxing Champions. The show’s executive producer Michael Marto plans to broadcast 30-40 fights per year on a variety of networks, including NBC, CBS and Spike. The first fight premieres Saturday live on NBC. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer is known for powerful scores for such films as "Inception," ''Gladiator" and "The Dark Night." Now he's hoping to knock people out with music for the small screen.

Kanye West and singer Lorde pose together when they arrive at Christian Dior's fall-winter 2015-2016 fashion collection, as part of Paris Fashion Week, presented in Paris, France, Friday, March 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)PARIS (AP) — Kanye West swapped the newly-blond Kim Kardashian for a brunette at Dior on Friday, confusing some photographers into thinking momentarily that his wife had dyed her hair back to its natural color.

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2014, file photo, artist Peter Max poses for a photo during his retrospective with the Road Show Company exhibit in Northbrook Court mall in Northbrook, Ill. Since he charged onto the pop-art stage a half-century ago, the progenitor of psychedelic art has stamped his creative presence on practically everything from the sides of an airliner and the hull of a Norwegian Cruise Lines ship to commemorative U.S. postage stamps and, most lately, an endless string of art galleries stretching from one end of the United States to the other. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — If you haven't seen one of Peter Max's paintings or drawings today, chances are you haven't opened your eyes yet.

US President Barack Obama presents the National Medal of Arts to documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles during a ceremony at the White House on July 28, 2014Albert Maysles, the pioneering documentary filmmaker who immortalized The Rolling Stones' infamous 1969 concert at Altamont Speedway, has died, staff at his institute said Friday. Maysles, nicknamed the "dean of documentaries" for a series of groundbreaking films over a career spanning several decades, passed away late Thursday, Erika Dilday, executive director at the Maysles Institute told AFP.

NEW YORK (AP) — Four poets and three fiction writers are among the winners of a $50,000 prize given to emerging artists of exceptional promise.

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is interviewed by Megyn Kelly, during a segment of her Fox News Channel “The Kelly File,” program, in New York, Thursday, March 5, 2015. Sandberg has enlisted NBA stars LeBron James, Stephen Curry and some of the basketball league's other top players to convince more men to join the fight for women's rights at home and at work. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly and "Lean In" author Sheryl Sandberg agree: Chore play can work at home.

This Feb. 5, 2015 photo shows Tony Award-winning director Stephen Daldry posing for a portrait with a pair of Pembroke Welsh Corgis named Mimi and Marco in promotion of his "The Audience" at The New 42nd Street, in New York. (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Director Stephen Daldry has two shows opening on Broadway this season and that means juggling two sets of casts — both human and doggie.

FILE - This Dec. 3, 2010 file photo shows CBS News White House correspondent Bill Plante in the White House Briefing Room in Washington. Fifty years after covering the civil rights marches in Selma for CBS News, senior White House correspondent Bill Plante is returning to Alabama for this weekend's commemorations still working for the same news organization. As one mark of how things have changed in five decades, Plante will be interviewing a black man who is president of the United States on Saturday, March 7, 2015. President Barack Obama will also be in Alabama to mark the occasion. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years after covering the civil rights marches in Selma for CBS News, senior White House correspondent Bill Plante is returning to Alabama for this weekend's commemorations still working for the same news organization.

Chef Curtis Stone pauses for photos at Maude, a 25-seat restaurant he opened last year, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Last year, the Australian chef opened the Beverly Hills restaurant (named after his grandmother) that selects one seasonal ingredient per month to infuse into a nine-course meal. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Success came early and strong for Curtis Stone. By his 20s, the Australian was cooking in London's top restaurants. By 30, he'd made the jump to television.

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC has changed the leadership of its troubled news division by bringing back the executive who led the network out of a dark period two decades ago.

Singer Andreas Kuemmert performs during a qualification show for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Hanover, central Germany on March 5, 2015The Eurovision Song Contest has had its fair share of controversy, but a shock move on live national TV by Germany's entry to bow out even before the event sparked a media storm Friday. Rock and blues singer Andreas Kuemmert was picked by television viewers in Germany's pre-contest Thursday evening to represent the country at the Eurovision final in Vienna on May 23. "I'm a small singer," the performer said, announcing he was "overwhelmed" and would cede the title to second-placed Ann Sophie, 24, who, stunned and tearful, hugged him. The Eurovision Song Contest, an annual glitzy pop fest broadcast across Europe and beyond, pits hopefuls against each other in their quest to follow in the footsteps of ABBA or other past winners.

In this Thursday, March 5, 2015 photo singer Andreas Kuemmert reacts after winning the final of the German qualification for the 60th Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Hannover, Germany. Kuemmert declined to represent Germany at the song contest in Vienna in May, thus passing his ticket on to second placed singer Ann Sophie. (AP Photo/dpa, Peter Steffen)BERLIN (AP) — Andreas Kuemmert got handed what many musicians would consider a dream ticket, winning the popular vote to represent Germany at this year's Eurovision Song Contest.

Ben Drakes walks and runs on a Virtuix Omnidirectional gaming treadmill at the Game Developers Conference, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — At the Game Developers Conference, it's easy to imagine what virtual reality will look like when it eventually hits the marketplace. What it will feel like, however, is an entirely different matter.

11-year-old sent home from school for Christian Grey costumeLONDON (AP) — Thousands of British students mark World Book Day by going to school in costume as their favorite fictional characters. But one 11-year-old found himself in a bind when he dressed as Christian Grey, the S&M-loving billionaire hero of erotic thriller "50 Shades of Grey."

This photo taken Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 shows Gustav Klimt's Beethoven Frieze at the Secession gallery in Vienna, Austria. An Austrian panel has ruled against returning one of the country’s most stunning works of art to heirs of the original Jewish owner, Friday, March 6, 2015. The monumental “Beethoven Frieze” is being claimed by heirs of Erich Lederer. (AP Photo/Hans Punz)VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian panel ruled Friday against returning one of the country's most stunning works of art to heirs of the original Jewish owner, and the government said it would keep the masterpiece in line with that recommendation.

In this Jan. 3, 2015 photo provided by Feld Entertainment Inc., elephants perform at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus said it will phase out its iconic elephant acts by 2018. (AP Photo/Feld Entertainment Inc., Gary Bogdon)POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — Animal rights activists were stunned when the parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced it would eliminate elephants from its circus performances by 2018.

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 file photo, Harrison Ford arrives at the premiere of "The Expendables 3" at TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. An official says Ford crash-landed his vintage airplane at a Los Angeles golf course. He suffered moderate injuries. Los Angeles fire officials say the single-engine plane went down at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2015, on the green at Penmar Golf Course in the Venice area of Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harrison Ford is as much the daredevil in real life as Han Solo, Indiana Jones or the other larger-than-life characters that he has played on the screen.

Paul McCartney, shown performing at Irving Plaza on February 14, 2015 in New York City, is to extend his world tour with nine dates in EuropePaul McCartney is extending a world tour with nine dates in Europe, including an emotional return to the Beatles' native Liverpool and a headline appearance at Denmark's Roskilde Festival. The 72-year-old British icon will play his first shows in his native country since 2012 with three shows in May in London, Birmingham and Liverpool, he said in a statement Friday. McCartney will also be the major draw at Roskilde, one of Europe's largest music events, in his first time in five years on the continent's summer festival circuit.

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