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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mark Salling, who played bad-boy Noah "Puck" Puckerman on the Fox musical dramedy "Glee," was charged Friday with receiving and possessing child pornography.

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2015 file photo, Carlos Vives poses in the press room at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Vives' song, "La bicicleta," a collaboration with Shakira, will be released on Friday, May 27. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Vives hopes the video for "La bicicleta (The bicycle)" that he and Shakira shot recently in Colombia will reflect how much fun the pair had filming it.


FILE - In this July 8, 2014 file photo, Joey Kadmiri arrives at his trial at Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas. Kadmiri, who admitted firing a gun backstage while trying to steal costumes and props from the "Thunder From Down Under" male revue, has been sentenced to 10 to 25 years in Nevada state prison. Kadmiri told a judge on Thursday, May 26, 2016, that he took methamphetamine before the March 2014 backstage shooting at the Excalibur hotel-casino that police said left two show employees with gunpowder burns. (Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; LAS VEGAS SUN OUTLAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas man who admitted firing a gun while trying to steal costumes and props from the "Thunder From Down Under" male revue in March 2014 has been sentenced to 10 to 25 years in Nevada state prison.


Actress Amber Heard leaves Los Angeles Superior Court court on Friday, May 27, 2016, after giving a sworn declaration that her husband Johnny Depp threw her cellphone at her during a fight Saturday, striking her cheek and eye. The judge ordered Depp to stay away from his estranged wife and ruled that Depp shouldn't try to contact Heard until a hearing is conducted on June 17. Heard filed for divorce on Monday. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge ordered Johnny Depp to stay away from estranged wife Amber Heard after she accused the Oscar-nominated actor of repeatedly hitting her during a recent fight and leaving her face bruised.


Actor Michael Jace, who played a police officer on television and charged with murdering his wife, listens during closing arguments during his trial at Los Angeles County Superior in Los Angeles Friday, May 27, 2016.(AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actor who played a police officer on TV show "The Shield" is guilty of murder because of remarks he made about the killing to detectives, his brother-in-law and in text messages to his dead wife, a prosecutor told a jury Friday.


FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2014 file photo, Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC performs at Christmas in Brooklyn in New York. McDaniels says the New York police commissioner William Bratton’s recent comments, where he labeled rappers as thugs following a shooting at a hip-hop concert, is disrespectful and that he should apologize to rappers like Chuck D, Will Smith and Kendrick Lamar. McDaniels, one of the founding members of the classic rap group Run DMC, said the shooting is not a “hip-hop problem” and that Bratton’s statement was unfair. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and hip-hop icon Darryl "DMC" McDaniels says the New York police commissioner's recent comments — where he labeled rappers as thugs following a shooting at a hip-hop concert — is disrespectful and that the commissioner should apologize to rappers like Chuck D, Will Smith and Kendrick Lamar — performers whose songs do not promote violence and negative images.


FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Elvis Presley was a "Kentucky Colonel." So is Bill Clinton, and Muhammad Ali. With at least 85,000 other people enjoying the title, Kentucky's new Republican governor wants to review what it takes to receive the highest honor he can bestow.

Bret Michaels performs at a free concert on the Seaside Heights, N.J. boardwalk on Friday May 27, 2016, one of many events around the Jersey shore to mark the unofficial start of summer. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — As he belted out the words to "Nothin' But A Good Time," Poison singer Bret Michaels gave voice to the plans of residents and revelers alike as the unofficial start of summer arrived at the Jersey shore.


Authorities stand outside Irving Plaza, near Manhattan's Union Square in New York after a shooting Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Police say several were injured in a deadly shooting inside the concert venue, where hip-hop artist T.I. was scheduled to perform. (AP Photo/Dana Schimmel)NEW YORK (AP) — Police conducted ballistic tests Friday to determine whether more than one gun was used in a shooting inside a hip-hop concert featuring artist T.I. that killed one person and injured three others.


A Victorian home, center, made famous by the television show "Full House" is seen Friday, May 27, 2016, in San Francisco. The three bedroom home dating from 1883 is now for sale at $4.15 million. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Victorian that served as the exterior of the iconic 1980s' sitcom "Full House" is for sale, and the price tag for any would-be Tanner family is $4.15 million.


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Authorities stand outside Irving Plaza, near Manhattan's Union Square in New York after a shooting Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Police say several were injured in a deadly shooting inside the concert venue, where hip-hop artist T.I. was scheduled to perform. (AP Photo/Dana Schimmel)NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting inside a New York City concert venue where hip-hop artist T.I. was getting ready to perform (all times local):


Members of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company dance during the opening ceremonies of the 40th Spoleto Festival USA in front of city hall in Charleston, S.C., on Friday May 27, 2016. The internationally known arts festival runs through June 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The 40th season of the Spoleto Festival USA opened Friday amid tributes to the men who established the internationally known art festival and remembrances of the nine people fatally shot in a city church last year during a Bible study.


FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2016 file photo, Josh Duhamel poses for a portrait in New York. Duhamel is lending his star power to help disabled veterans by supporting a campaign that provides smart homes for injured American veterans, and he’s encouraging others to do the same. The 43-year-old actor appears in a video that shows how the #EnlistMe effort restores independence to injured veterans by building wheelchair-accessible homes with high-tech digital features. (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before starting work on the next "Transformers" film, Josh Duhamel is lending his star power to help disabled veterans.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of an actor from TV series "The Shield" (all times local):

Iranian auction workers hold a pair of paintings of Iranian artist Aydin Aghdashlou in Tehran Art Auction at the Azadi Hotel in Tehran, Iran, Friday, May 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An annual art auction in Tehran drew record sales of $7.4 million Friday, a sign of Iran's emerging arts market that buyers hope will be buoyed by the recent nuclear deal with world powers.


FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, Justin Bieber arrives at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. A singer songwriter has sued Bieber and Skrillex for copyright infringement over their multi-platinum song, “Sorry.” Casey Dienel, who performs under the name White Hinterland, filed suit against the two performers as well as their publishing companies, Universal Music and co-writers in federal court in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, which claims that “Sorry” uses a vocal riff from her song “Ring the Bell.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Justin Bieber and Skrillex have been sued for copyright infringement by singer-songwriter Casey Dienel for the multi-platinum song "Sorry."


NEW YORK (AP) — NBC Sports is switching up its broadcast schedule for the Stanley Cup Final.

Contestants in the first Miss Trans Israel beauty pageant practice the walk on the stage during rehearsal in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, May 26, 2016. The pageant will be held at HaBima, Israel's national theater, in Tel Aviv on Friday. Tel Aviv has emerged as one of the world's most LGBT-friendly travel destinations, standing in sharp contrast to most of the rest of the Middle East, where gays can face persecution. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An Israeli from a Catholic Arab family has been crowned the winner of the country's first transgender pageant.


SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Before Macklemore or Nirvana, this land was Woody Guthrie's land.
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has approved a settlement in a legal tussle over copyrights to photos from the 1950s onward shot by a Chicago nanny profiled in an Oscar-nominated documentary.

In this image released by The Public Theater, Lin-Manuel Miranda, center, performs in the musical "Hamilton" in New York. Bloomingdale’s said Friday it will carry “Hamilton” memorabilia in its stores in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Monica and New York’s Long Island, as well as online. That’s in addition to the retailer’s two Manhattan locations on 59th Street and SoHo. Bloomingdale’s is the exclusive retailer beginning June 1 through July 31. (AP Photo/The Public Theater, Joan Marcus)NEW YORK (AP) — In another sign that the Broadway smash "Hamilton" has become a cultural phenomenon, you will soon be able to buy branded T-shirts, caps, water bottles and hoodies far from New York City.


FILE - In this April 15, 2015 file photo, Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen wears a creation from the Colcci Summer collection at Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The United Nations said Wednesday, May 25, 2016, that Bundchen has been named a goodwill ambassador as part of an unprecedented global campaign to fight the illegal trafficking of wildlife entitled "Wild for Life." (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)BOSTON (AP) — Supermodel Gisele Bundchen says her spirit animal is a sea turtle, and she's throwing her celebrity behind a United Nations effort to save those and other creatures.


In this undated image released by the Semperoper Dresden, Soprano Anna Netrebko, left, and tenor Piotr Beczala perform in Wagner's opera "Lohengrin" at the Semperoper Dresden in Germany. Their debuts in “Lohengrin” as Elsa, the maiden in distress, and her heroic knight have drawn raves from critics and standing ovations from audiences, who snapped up every ticket for the four-performance run at the Semperoper Dresden ending Sunday, May 29. (Daniel Koch/Semperoper Dresden via AP)DRESDEN, Germany (AP) — They've lit up the stage together in lyric works by Puccini, Massenet and Tchaikovsky. Now Anna Netrebko and Piotr Beczala are taking on a tougher challenge with their first forays into Wagner.


Peggy Olsen's baby blue Royal typewriter is among around 1,500 props from the US drama series 'Mad Men' being auctioned by ScreenBidFeel like slipping between the floral bedsheets on which Don Draper had a threesome? From next week, fans can buy more than 1,500 authenticated props from the hit television show "Mad Men" from June 1 to June 15, via an online auction that is drawing interest in the United States, Europe, Australia and South America. The hugely popular US television program ended for good last year with Draper in the lotus position on a cliff dreaming up one of America's most celebrated Coca Cola ads, but the online auction offers the avid a little slice of history.


In this April 8, 2016 photo, Julianne Hough poses for a portrait in New York. Aside from acting and dancing, Hough has her own lifestyle blog, and she is a brand ambassador for FitBit, the popular fitness tracker. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Julianne Hough is defined as much by her sunny disposition as she is her fancy footwork. The actress-dancer's megawatt smile and cheerful persona has made her Hollywood's girl-next-door.


Nihar Janga, 11, of Austin, Texas, and Jairam Hathwar, 13, of Painted Post, N.Y., hold up the trophy after being named co-champions at the 2016 National Spelling Bee, in National Harbor, Md., on Thursday, May 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — If not for his high-pitched voice, there would be no way to peg Nihar Janga as the youngest-ever winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.


TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state news agency is reporting that the cast and crew "The Salesman," which won two prizes at the Cannes film festival this week, have returned to the Iranian capital where they were greeted by crowds of fans.

Malin Akerman arrives at Red Nose Day at Universal Studios on Thursday, May 26, 2016, in Universal City, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) — NBC's "Red Nose Day Special" mixed comedy and musical performances with heartfelt pleas for children in need, raising more than $30 million.


This April 18, 2016 photo released by NBC shows Maya Rudolph, left, and Martin Short stars of the new variety show, "Maya & Marty," premiering Tuesday, May 31 at 10 p.m. on NBC. (Lisa Rose/NBC via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — If you doubt that Maya Rudolph and Martin Short are funny together — indeed, a match made in heaven — just recall their memorable number on the 40th anniversary special for "Saturday Night Live."


Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria holds Prince Oscar while Princess Estelle looks on at Prince Oscar's christening in the Chapel at the Royal Palace in Stockholm Friday May, 27, 2016. Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf, stands at right abd Oscar's father Prince Daniel is at left. (Jonas Ekstromer / TT via AP) SWEDEN OUTSTOCKHOLM (AP) — Crown Princess Victoria's newly born son and second child has been christened Oscar Carl Olof.


NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Country music fans descend on Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for the Memorial Day weekend to hear some of the hottest performers in the genre including Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Eric Church as part of the 2016 Bayou County Superfest.

Australian television presenter Tara Brown (C) and producer Stephen Rice (R) from Channel Nine's "60 Minutes" current affair programme after they were released on bail from prison in BeruitThe team from Channel Nine's "60 Minutes" current affairs programme were detained last month and accused of aiding Australian mother Sally Faulkner snatch her son and daughter in broad daylight on a Beirut street. Evidence presented to a Beirut court showed Nine paid Child Abduction Recovery International more than Aus$100,000 (US$72,000) on behalf of Faulkner, who had sought 60 Minutes' help in her family battle. "It's clear from our findings that inexcusable errors were made," said veteran journalist Gerald Stone, who conducted the review on behalf of the broadcaster.


Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., waves during a campaign rally in Cathedral City, Calif., Wednesday, May 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has provisionally accepted Bernie Sanders' proposal to debate, but the billionaire is setting a high price for participating. His condition: The hosting TV network would have to put up millions of dollars for charity.


FILE- In this Aug. 18, 1980, file photo, actor Frank Langella, right, talks with Jerry Stiller, left, and Angela Paton at the Morosco Theater in New York. Paton, best known for appearing with Bill Murray in “Groundhog Day,” has died at age 86. Her nephew George Woolf says Paton died Thursday, May 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angela Paton (PAY-ton), an actress best known for appearing with Bill Murray in "Groundhog Day," has died at age 86.


Authorities stand outside Irving Plaza, near Manhattan's Union Square in New York after a shooting Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Police say several were injured in a deadly shooting inside the concert venue, where hip-hop artist T.I. was scheduled to perform. (AP Photo/Dana Schimmel)NEW YORK (AP) — Police investigating a deadly shooting at a packed hip-hop concert arrested a rap artist Thursday, saying surveillance footage showed him stalking through the venue firing a gun.


FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2010 file photo, rapper Gucci Mane arrives on the red carpet for the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta. A lawyer for rapper Gucci Mane says his client has been released a few months early from an Indiana federal prison where he was serving a federal firearms sentence. Attorney Drew Findling says the 36-year-old rapper, whose real name is Radric Davis, was released Thursday morning, May 26, 2016, from the Federal Correctional Institution in Terre Haute, Ind. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Rapper Gucci Mane was released a few months early from an Indiana prison where he was serving a federal firearms sentence, his lawyer said Thursday.


Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave, real name Roland Collins, was charged by New York police with attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon after a shooting at Irving Plaza killed one person and injured threePolice in New York City arrested a rapper charged with attempted murder after a shooting at a prominent music venue killed one person and injured three, the authorities said. Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave, whose real name is Roland Collins, was also charged with criminal possession of a weapon after the shooting at Irving Plaza late Wednesday during a show to be headlined by T.I., an Atlanta rapper with a history of legal run-ins. Police released video of Collins -- who was also scheduled to perform at the concert -- firing at least one shot inside the third-floor VIP area of the club around 10:15 pm (0215 GMT Thursday), when concert-goers raced out in panic.


Tech billionaire is unlikely Hulk Hogan ally in Gawker fightST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan has an unlikely ally in his corner for his courtroom cage match with Gawker — a high-tech billionaire with a long-standing grudge against the news-and-gossip site.


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