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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A defense lawyer in Iran says six young Iranian men and women videotaped dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and the video's director have been sentenced to suspended jail terms and lashes.

In this image released by Fox, Robin Lord Taylor is shown in a scene from "Gotham," premiering on Monday, Sept. 22 at 8:00 ET/PT. (AP Photo/Fox, Jessica Miglio)NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Lord Taylor remembers seeing the "Batman" film starring Michael Keaton and Danny DeVito on its opening night in 1989.


BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Tracee Ellis Ross delivers perhaps the funniest line you'll hear on a sitcom this fall.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has enlisted Hollywood stars including Jon Hamm of "Mad Men" and Connie Britton of "Nashville" to help fight campus sexual assault.

FILE - In this April 6, 2011 file photo, actor Alec Baldwin speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Alec Baldwin, speaking at a reception Thursday Sept. 18, 2014, says he is passionate about green energy. And he's hoping next week's United Nations climate summit brings home to Americans that the United States has fallen behind other countries in promoting wind and solar power. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Alec Baldwin says he is passionate about green energy and is hoping next week's U.N. climate summit brings home to Americans that the United States has fallen behind other countries in promoting wind and solar power.


Lenny Kravitz performs during the CMA Music Festival at LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee, on June 8, 2013Paris (AFP) - At 50, Lenny Kravitz is an American in Paris. Now, after turns designing shoes and acting in "The Hunger Games", he's returned to music with a new album he says just poured out of him during shooting of the box office smash.


Leonard Cohen attends a listening party for his new album "Popular Problems" on Thursday, Sept 18, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Leonard Cohen, who returned to performing after a 15-year hiatus in 2008, says touring has improved his mood.


In this image released by Polk and Company, Mia Farrow, left, and Brian Dennehy perform in "Love Letters," in New York. The play is made up of letters, Christmas cards, birth announcements and notes between a woman and a man over decades starting in 1937. (AP Photo/Polk and Company, Carol Rosegg)NEW YORK (AP) — What's the minimum requirement for putting on a play? Is it performers? Sets? Memorization? Surely, at a minimum, it's acting, right?


FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 file photo, Nicki Minaj seen at X Versus Versace after party in New York. A federal judge in Atlanta has tossed out a lawsuit filed against rapper Minaj by her former wig designer. In a lawsuit in February, Terrence Davidson accused Onika Maraj, who uses the stage name "Nicki Minaj," and Pink Personality LLC of breaking implied contracts, reneging on discussions to launch a reality TV show and a wig line, and misappropriating his designs. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, file)ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge in Atlanta has tossed out a lawsuit filed against rapper Nicki Minaj by her former wig designer.


FILE - In this May 17, 2014 file photo, Cher performs during the D2K Tour 2014 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. Three backup dancers have sued Cher claiming they were wrongfully fired from her current tour and the singer engaged in racial discrimination. The trio filed a wrongful termination lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (Photo by Jeff Daly/Invision/AP, file)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three backup dancers sued Cher on Thursday claiming they were wrongfully fired from her current tour and the singer engaged in racial discrimination to prevent another black dancer from joining her onstage.


Actor Warren Beatty speaks at a ceremony at which Gov. Jerry Brown signed California Assembly Bill AB 1839, the Expanded Film and Television Job Creation Act, in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. The legislation more than triples the state's tax credit to $330 million a year for films and TV shows produced in the state. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown headed to the cradle of the Hollywood film industry Thursday to sign legislation that more than triples the state's tax credit to $330 million a year for films and TV shows produced in California.


In this image courtesy of Discovery Communications, "Rival Survival" news conference moderator John Harris from Politico (L), Senator Martin Heinrich (C) and Senator Jeff Flake (R), at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on September 18, 2014Washington (AFP) - Two US senators from opposing camps took their shared interest in spearfishing to the South Pacific for a reality TV show intended to teach gridlock Washington a lesson in teamwork.


Best-Selling Books Week Ended Sept. 13th.
Copyright 5/8/2014 Publishers Weekly. Week ending 9/14/2014, powered by Nielsen Bookscan 5/8/2014 The Nielsen Company.
Copyright 5/8/2014 Publishers Weekly. Week ending 9/14/2014, powered by Nielsen Bookscan 5/8/2014 The Nielsen Company.

In this photo released by CBS, from left, Zoe McLellan as Special Agent Meredith "Merri" Brody, Scott Bakula as Special Agent Dwayne Pride, Rob Kerkovich as Sebastian Lund, CCH Pounder as Dr. Loretta Wade, and Lucas Black as Special Agent Christopher LaSalle, in a scene from "NCIS: New Orleans," Sept. 23, 2014 (9:00-10:00, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. The “NCIS” franchise will expand with the series set in New Orleans that debuts Tuesday, Sept. 23, on CBS. (AP Photo/CBS, Skip Bolen)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The newest members of the successful "NCIS" TV franchise understand the importance of their family roots.


Best-Selling Books Week Ended Sept. 13th.
1. "Festive in Death" by J.D. Robb (G.P. Putnam's Sons)
Best-Selling Books Week Ended Sept. 13th.
1. "Festive in Death" by J.D. Robb (G.P. Putnam's Sons)

Colorado-based author Jon Krakauer gestures during an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in Denver. Three years ago, "60 Minutes" and Krakauer alleged that Greg Mortenson, author of "Three Cups of Tea", fabricated much of the book and mismanaged the charity he co-founded, Central Asia Institute. The Central Asia Institute lost most of its donors, with contributions plummeting from a high of about $22 million in 2010 to $2.7 million last year. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)Greg Mortenson's best-selling book "Three Cups of Tea" came under intense scrutiny after 60 Minutes, author Jon Krakauer and some people in the book said some of the stories were fabricated. Here's a look at some of those stories, what is being disputed and Mortenson's response in a recent interview with The Associated Press:


Massive Entertainment Game Studio Technical Director Bjorn Tornqvist provides a peek at the 'Just Dance Now' video game on September 15, 2014 in San FranciscoSan Francisco (AFP) - Smartphone lovers will get to show off moves almost anywhere with the Sept. 25 release of a free "Just Dance Now" game tuned for mobile Internet lifestyles.


FILE - In this June 13, 2011 file photo, Darrell Hammond appears onstage at the 15th Annual Webby Awards in New York. Hammond, who spent 14 years in the cast of "Saturday Night Live," will replace longtime announcer Don Pardo for the show's season opener on Sept. 27, the show announced Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A familiar face — former cast member Darrell Hammond — is taking over for a familiar voice at "Saturday Night Live."


This photo released by Universal Pictures shows Liam Neeson, as Matt Scudder, in a scene from the film, “A Walk Among the Tombstones." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Atsushi Nishijima)LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's not for nothing that the names of Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe are reverentially referenced in writer-director Scott Frank's adaptation of the 10th novel in Lawrence Block's long-running, best-selling series featuring unlicensed private eye Matthew Scudder. Distinctly and proudly old-fashioned in its retro, film noir vibe, "A Walk Among the Tombstones" is notable for its dark atmospherics and strong performance by Liam Neeson in the latest example of his unlikely late career transformation into an action hero.


A political cartoon by Rayma Suprani using the signature of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez, bottom, reads in Spanish "Health," top, and "Health in Venezuela," bottom, appears on the Sept. 17 opinion page of El Universal newspaper in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. The award-winning 19-year veteran of El Universal says she lost her job over her representation of the late Hugo Chavez's iconic signature as a flat-lined heartbeat to dramatize Venezuela's health care crisis. Her ouster has alarmed press freedom advocates who say once-independent media are seeing criticism of the socialist government snuffed out. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A popular cartoonist said she lost her job over her representation of the late Hugo Chavez's iconic signature as a flat-lined heartbeat to dramatize Venezuela's health care crisis.


In this Sept. 6, 2014 image released by Starpix, actress Laverne Cox poses at the Herve Leger by Max Azria Spring 2015 show during Fashion Week in New York. Cox will host a documentary on MTV and Logo next month that profiles seven young transgenders. The special, "Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word," will air simultaneously on the two channels on Oct. 17. Cox, a transgender actress, was nominated for an Emmy Award for her role in Netflix's "Orange is the New Black." (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Laverne Cox will host a documentary on MTV and Logo next month that profiles seven young transgender people.


NEW YORK (AP) — The TV Guide Network is rebranding itself as POP, promising to make itself a destination for hard-core pop culture fans.

FILE - In this April 3, 1996, file photo, John Flaherty, of South Boston, touches up the roof of a dugout at Boston's Fenway Park. The Red Sox are turning Fenway Park over to the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company on Friday night, Sept. 19, 2014, when the troupe performs a sort of best of bill, featuring 10 classic scenes in the ballpark that has always been more Big Papi than Joseph Papp, more Green Monster than "green-ey'd monster," more Carl Yastrzemski than Henry VIII. (AP Photo/Dan Loh)BOSTON (AP) — Five centuries after William Shakespeare wrote "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown," the Boston Red Sox have been deposed as World Series champions, bouncing from last place to first and again to the cellar in a shift from tragedy to comedy that even the revered playwright would appreciate.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grand Ole Opry Member George Hamilton IV, who was one of country music's first international ambassadors, has died. He was 77.

FILE - In this June 10, 2014 file photo, Zachary Quinto attends amfAR’s fifth annual Inspiration Gala in New York. Quinto will mentor two first-time filmmakers on the unscripted series “The Chair,” which airs Saturdays on the Starz network. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Zachary Quinto got his big acting break on NBC's "Heroes," but he's ruling out any role in the "Heroes Reborn" miniseries due to air on the network next year.


FILE - In a April 26, 2014 file photo, actor Kevin Spacey walks the green carpet as he arrives for the 15th annual International Indian Film Awards, in Tampa, Fla. A Massachusetts woman, Linda Louise Culkin of Quincy, Mass., who threatened to blow up, torture and castrate Spacey in what prosecutors called a “persistent and malevolent” cyberstalking campaign, was sentenced Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, to more than four years in prison. A federal judge in Boston also ordered Culkin to pay Spacey $124,000 in restitution for bodyguards.The 55-year-old Culkin has been jailed since January 2012, meaning she has about 18 months left to serve. She pleaded guilty in November to charges including mailing threatening communications, and sending false information regarding explosives.(AP Photo/Brian Blanco, File)BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman who threatened to blow up, torture and castrate Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey in what prosecutors called a "persistent and malevolent" cyberstalking campaign has been sentenced to more than four years in prison.


FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2011 file photo, Miami Heat basketball player Dwyane Wade visits backstage at the Richard Chai Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. The Miami Heat star says while he always was a fan of fine dressing, it wasn’t until the former commissioner of the league instituted a dress code that he started taking more interest in what he would wear off the court. Now Wade is considered among the more fashion-forward stars in a league where players dress to impress. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)NEW YORK (AP) — David Stern might be responsible for the fashionable basketball players in the NBA — well, at least for Dwyane Wade.


In this May 20, 2014 photo released by NBC, Josh Kaufman hold his trophy after winning the singing competition series "The Voice," in Los Angeles. Kaufman said Thursday, Sept. 18, he’ll be taking a turn as the lead in the Tony Award-winning revival “Pippin.” The 38-year-old Indianapolis resident, a former SAT prep tutor and father of three, will join “Pippin” from Nov. 4-Jan. 4 at the Music Box Theatre. (AP Photo/NBC, Trae Patton)NEW YORK (AP) — The next guy to play Pippin on Broadway has already proved he has stage magic. He won the latest edition of "The Voice."


Author and founder of the Central Asia Institute charity, Greg Mortenson pauses during an interview with The Associated Press in the backyard of his home in Bozeman, Mont., Sept. 16, 2014. Mortenson is responsible for the creation of numerous schools across Afghanistan and Pakistan. In addition, Mortenson has been accused of numerous offences including exaggeration of facts in his books and financial crimes within Central Asia Institute. Mortenson is the author of the bestselling book, Three Cups of Tea. (AP Photo/Janie Osborne)BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Greg Mortenson doesn't want to talk about his best-selling "Three Cups of Tea" book, but everybody else does — including his own charity.


FILE - In this April 25, 2013 file photo, Puerto Rico reggaeton star Don Omar receives his tenth award at the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. Authorities said in a statement that 36-year-old William Omar Landron Rivera was detained early Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at a house in the northern coastal Puerto Rican town of Vega Alta. Authorities said he is suspected of threatening his 26-year-old partner. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico reggaeton star Don Omar has been charged with four counts of domestic violence following his arrest in the U.S. territory, police said Thursday.


This Aug. 27, 2014 photo shows Michael Sheen, star of the Showtime series "Masters of Sex" in New York. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Sheen can mold himself into just about any kind of role. He's played British Prime Minister Tony Blair, interviewer David Frost and a vampire in the "Twilight" films.


FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 photo, Tina Fey, left, and Jason Bateman arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "This Is Where I Leave You" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. The comedy releases Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, file)LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the new big-screen adaption of the best-selling Jonathan Topper novel "This Is Where I Leave You," Tina Fey and Jason Bateman portray siblings with tight ties that bind.


FILE - In this April 16, 2014 file photo, Shawn "Jay Z" Carter announces the Made in America Festival from the steps of City Hall in Los Angeles. The leaders of India, Bangladesh, Norway and the United Nations are set to appear at the Global Citizen Festival headlined by Jay Z on Sept. 27, 2014 in New York's Central Park. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, file)NEW YORK (AP) — The leaders of India, Bangladesh, Norway and the United Nations are set to appear at the Global Citizen Festival headlined by Jay Z on Sept. 27 in New York's Central Park.


SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A Silver Spring teacher has become the third contestant to win more than $1 million on "Wheel of Fortune."

FILE - This Oct. 5, 2009 file photo shows Joan Rivers posing as she presents "Comedy Roast with Joan Rivers " during the 25th MIPCOM (International Film and Programme Market for TV, Video, Cable and Satellite) in Cannes, southeastern France. Rivers, who died Sept. 4 at age 81, is the opening act for "Eating Delancey: A Celebration of Jewish Food." Set to be published in December by powerHouse Books, "Eating Delancey" is a tribute to knishes, bagels, pickles and other staples of the Jewish immigrant community of Manhattan's Lower East Side. She provides some family stories and some Jewish jokes in the introduction. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A few months before she died, Joan Rivers agreed to contribute to a book about Jewish food.


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