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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.


This theater image released by The O+M Company shows the cast during a performance of the musical "Kinky Boots." The Cyndi Lauper-scored "Kinky Boots," based on the 2005 British movie about a real-life shoe factory that struggles until it finds new life in fetish footwear, is nominated for 13 Tony Award nominations. The awards will be broadcast on CBS from Radio City Music Hall on June 9. (AP Photo/The O+M Company, Matthew Murphy)NEW YORK (AP) — The great comedian W.C. Fields is credited with the line, "Never work with children or animals." He would have had trouble on Broadway this season.


App Store Official Charts for the week ending November 3, 2014:

FILE - In this May 24, 2016 file photo, Bill Cosby departs the Montgomery County Courthouse after a preliminary hearing, in Norristown, Pa. A 72-year-old New Hampshire woman who says Bill Cosby raped her in 1965 has withdrawn her civil defamation lawsuit against the comedian after a federal judge had allowed the case to move forward. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A 72-year-old New Hampshire woman who says Bill Cosby raped her in 1965 has withdrawn her civil defamation lawsuit against the comedian after a federal judge had allowed the case to move forward.


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

FILE - In this March 18, 2002, file photo, Bernie Worrell speaks at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York. Worrell, whose keyboard sounds and textures helped define the Parliament-Funkadelic musical empire, died of lung cancer at his home in Everson, Wash., on Friday, June 24, 2016. He was 72. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Bernie Worrell, the ingenious "Wizard of Woo" whose amazing array of keyboard sounds and textures helped define the Parliament-Funkadelic musical empire and influenced performers of funk, rock, hip-hop and other genres, has died.


FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2015 file photo, Kanye West appears at the Brother Vellies Spring 2016 collection presentation during Fashion Week, in New York. West has unveiled a video that is all about a subject he knows something about: fame. The video for a single titled “Famous” unveiled Friday, June 24, 2016, at a promotional event in the Los Angeles Forum _ features what appears to be a naked West with images of 11 other famous people, some of whom he has had good and bad relationships with, Vanity Fair magazine reported. The celebrities, who appear to be naked in a huge bed with West, are his wife, Kim Kardashian West; former President George W. Bush; presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump; Vogue editor Anna Wintour; singers Rihanna, Chris Brown and Taylor Swift; producer Ray J.; former girlfriend Amber Rose; transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner; and comedian Bill Cosby. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kanye West has unveiled a video on a subject he knows something about: fame.


NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Herr, the author and Oscar-nominated screenplay writer who viscerally documented the ravages of the Vietnam War through his classic nonfiction novel "Dispatches" and through such films as "Apocalypse Now" and "Full Metal Jacket," died after a long illness. He was 76.
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Herr, the author and Oscar-nominated screenplay writer who viscerally documented the ravages of the Vietnam War through his classic nonfiction novel "Dispatches" and through such films as "Apocalypse Now" and "Full Metal Jacket," died Thursday after a long illness. He was 76.

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2011 file photo, singer Whitney Houston performs at the pre-Grammy gala & salute to industry icons with Clive Davis honoring David Geffen in Beverly Hills, Calif. A judge has blocked the sale of Emmy Award won by Whitney Houston that the singer’s family had put up for auction. The judge's ruling states the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has preliminarily shown it is the owner of the award and is likely to win the case. Houston won the award in 1986 for her Grammy ceremony performance of "Saving All My Love for You." (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge blocked the sale of an Emmy Award that Whitney Houston won 30 years ago after it was put on the auction block by the late singer's family.


FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2011 file photo, singer Whitney Houston performs at the pre-Grammy gala & salute to industry icons with Clive Davis honoring David Geffen in Beverly Hills, Calif. A judge has blocked the sale of Emmy Award won by Whitney Houston that the singer’s family had put up for auction. The judge's ruling states the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has preliminarily shown it is the owner of the award and is likely to win the case. Houston won the award in 1986 for her Grammy ceremony performance of "Saving All My Love for You." (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — An auction of Whitney Houston's memorabilia has earned more than $500,000 despite a judge blocking the sale of an Emmy Award won by the late singer.


iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending June 23, 2016:

Chicago lured "Star Wars" creator George Lucas there in 2014, after efforts to build his museum in San Francisco failedFor George Lucas, Chicago might as well be a galaxy far, far away. The "Star Wars" creator invented an entire sci-fi universe and multibillion-dollar empire. Thwarted by local politics, the 72-year-old filmmaker said Friday that the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art would now be built somewhere in California.


In this March 2015 photo provided by Pol Veterinary Services, veterinarian Jan Pol, right, poses with Mr. Pigglesworth and the dog's owners owners Loyd and Mable Frisbie at his clinic near Mount Pleasant, Mich. An appeals court on Friday, June 24, 2016, cleared Pol of misconduct when he saved the dog's life in 2011. Pol has a reality TV show on Nat Geo Wild called “The Incredible Dr. Pol.” (E. Michael Stankevich/Pol Veterinary Services via AP)DETROIT (AP) — A Boston terrier named Mr. Pigglesworth is as frisky as ever — and the Michigan veterinarian who saved the dog's life on a reality TV show has been cleared of misconduct.


FILE - In this March 18, 2002, file photo, Bernie Worrell speaks at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York. Worrell, whose keyboard sounds and textures helped define the Parliament-Funkadelic musical empire, died of lung cancer at his home in Everson, Wash., on Friday, June 24, 2016. He was 72. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Bernie Worrell, the ingenious "Wizard of Woo" whose amazing array of keyboard sounds and textures helped define the Parliament-Funkadelic musical empire and influenced performers of funk, rock, hip-hop and other genres, has died.


FILE - In this April 18, 2016 file photo, Corey Lewandowski, campaign manager for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, appears at a campaign stop at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y. CNN has hired Lewandowski as a commentator on the campaign, only days after he was fired by Trump. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Corey Lewandowski, who debuted as a CNN contributor three days after being fired as Donald Trump's campaign manager, is hardly the only political operative that a cable news network is paying to talk about politics.


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

Model Bella Hadid wears a creation for Givenchy's Spring Summer 2017 fashion collection presented Friday, June 24, 2016 in Paris. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)PARIS (AP) — The British vote to leave the European Union and not the clothes were the talk of the front row crowd at menswear shows in Paris on Friday.


FILE - In this March 17, 2016, file photo, motivational speaker Tony Robbins is interviewed during a taping of "Wall Street Week," on the Fox Business Network in New York. Fire officials say more than 30 people attending a Tony Robbins event Thursday, June 23, 2016, in Dallas have been treated for burns after the motivational speaker encouraged them to walk on hot coals. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)DALLAS (AP) — More than 30 people who attended an event with motivational speaker Tony Robbins have been treated for burns after Robbins encouraged them to walk on hot coals as a way of conquering their fears, Dallas fire officials said.


FILE - In this April 17, 2015 file photo, filmmaker George Lucas attends the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says Lucas has abandoned plans to build his art museum in Chicago after a legal challenge from a parks group. Emanuel released a statement Friday June 24, 2016, calling it a "missed opportunity" that will cost the city millions of dollars in economic investment, jobs and educational opportunities for the city's youth. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)CHICAGO (AP) — "Star Wars" creator George Lucas announced Friday that he has abandoned plans to build his art museum in Chicago, blaming delays over a lawsuit from a parks group opposed to development along the city's prized lakefront.


FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2013, file photo, Kelly McGillis from the film "We Are What We Are" poses for a portrait during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. McGillis wrote on Facebook that she was attacked by a stranger on June 17, 2016, at her home in Hendersonville, North Carolina. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP Images, File)HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — An apparently shaken and frantic Kelly McGillis could be heard on a recorded 911 call screaming about a woman who broke into her North Carolina home, saying the woman attacked her and claimed to know her.


ATLANTA (AP) — Hey, Neymar, we'll let you use your hands.

In this June 6, 2016 photo, Scott Speedman from the TNT series "Animal Kingdom" poses in New York. The series, based on an Australian film of the same name, is about a family of boys living a life of crime and grit and are ruled by their mother. (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Viewers might be unsure about his character on TNT's "Animal Kingdom," but Scott Speedman says he's OK with that.


CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on filmmaker George Lucas withdrawing his plans to build an art museum in Chicago (all times local):
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A 72-year-old New Hampshire woman who says Bill Cosby raped her in 1965 withdrew her civil defamation lawsuit against the comedian on Friday, a day after a federal judge had allowed the case to move forward.

Actor/comedian Deon Cole poses at the 2016 AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to John Williams at the Dolby Theatre on Thursday, June 9, 2016, in Los Angeles. Cole, a crowd-pleaser as unpredictable Charlie on ABC's sitcom "black-ish," is flying solo with his first stand-up special, "Deon Cole: Cole Blooded Seminar," debuting midnight EDT Saturday on Comedy Central. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/A, FileP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deon Cole, a crowd-pleaser as unpredictable Charlie on ABC's sitcom "black-ish," is flying solo with his first stand-up special.


FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2016 file photo, Liz Garbus poses for a portrait at the 88th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Garbus has directed a music video called, "Ghost Story," which is being released Friday in association with actress Glenn Close’s mental health advocacy organization, Bring Change 2 Mind. The six-minute video features teenagers sharing their experiences with depression, anxiety and other mental-health conditions. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — What does it take to get an Oscar-nominated documentarian to direct a music video?


A man sails in front of the newly built Athens national Opera (L) and library buildings at the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center in an Athens suburb on June 24, 2016A leading Greek foundation on Friday unveiled a sprawling new park, opera and national library in southern Athens designed to "give hope" to a country brought low by a six-year economic crisis. The 1,400-seat opera, library and adjoining park designed by famed Italian architect Renzo Piano cost nearly 600 million euros ($680 million) and took eight years to design and build. "We thought it was very important to give hope," Andreas Dracopoulos, co-president of the Stavros Niarchos foundation that funded the project, told a news conference.


CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago mayor says George Lucas museum will go to another city following legal challenge by parks group.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City and Cuba's capital city are embarking on a cultural exchange of music and visual and performing arts.

In this image provided by auctioneer Joseph DuMouchelle is the Harry Winston-designed engagement ring which Donald Trump gave to Marla Maples in 1993. She sold it following their divorce in 1999 and it is once again up for sale. (Joseph DuMouchelle via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — A large diamond engagement ring that Donald Trump gave his second wife is going up for auction for an estimated $300,000.


WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, Sen. Al Franken has kept one of his most potent political weapons in check: his wit.

This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows a scene from "Independence Day: Resurgence." (Twentieth Century Fox via APIf you have any interest in a sequel to "Independence Day," you'll likely not be disappointed by the improbably enjoyable "Independence Day: Resurgence ." It's silly, light-as-air popcorn entertainment.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania attorney who's defended high-profile clients including Amanda Knox and Robert Durst found himself on the other side of the courtroom, testifying against a man charged with picking a wad of cash from his pocket.

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2016 file photo, Irish musician Andrew Hozier-Byrne, known as Hozier, poses for portraits in west London. Hozier penned "Better Love," for “The Legend of Tarzan” soundtrack. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Irish singer Hozier is used to taking his time when he creates music, letting his thoughts flow and allowing the words to come naturally.


In this Wednesday, June 8, 2016 photo, Joe Giles, an actor portraying a zombie in "The Walking Dead," demonstrates how to walk like a zombie during a walker boot camp at Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) — It's all hands on deck at Universal Studios Hollywood.


FILE- In this March 19, 2016, file photo, actor Ben Affleck poses for photos during a press conference to promote the movie "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" in Mexico City. Affleck went on an expletive-filled, five-minute rant on the NFL's "Deflategate" controversy during an appearance on HBO's "Any Given Wednesday" on June 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben Affleck stands by his expletive-filled rant against the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell over "Deflategate."


FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, file photo, U.S actress Lindsay Lohan performs a scene from the play, "Speed the Plow," during a photocall at the Playhouse Theatre in central London. Lohan passionately commented on social media Thursday, June 23, 2016, as votes were tallied in the United Kingdoms historic vote to leave the European Union. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)LONDON (AP) — Some passionate comments on the United Kingdom's historic vote to leave the European Union have come from a seemingly unlikely source: Lindsay Lohan.


Liam Hemsworth, a cast member in "Independence Day: Resurgence," poses at the premiere of the film at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, June 20, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Liam Hemsworth and Jeff Goldblum apparently developed a bromance while making their new movie, "Independence Day: Resurgence."


PHOENIX (AP) — A historic downtown Phoenix building known for appearing in the movie "Psycho" will become a cluster of condos.

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