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Carrie Underwood announces pregnancy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Carrie Underwood and NHL player Mike Fisher chose the Labor Day holiday to announce they are expecting their first child. Underwood and Fisher posted the announcement on their social media accounts on Monday. Underwood’s publicist confirmed the couple will be expecting their first child in the spring. The 31-year-old [...]

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  LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the first day of downtown Los Angeles’ inaugural outdoor music festival in the books, the city is tuning up for round two. The Budweiser Made in America concert resumes at 2 p.m. Sunday in Grand Park, with Kanye West, John Mayer and Weezer among the many acts set to [...]

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Niche, mainstream sellers carry kale into beauty

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kale has crept out of salads and juicers into beauty products fromniche and mainstream sellers. The leafy superfood that many love and others love to hate can now be had in face masks, skin-brightening serums, creams and nail polish, pushed along by the march to healthier living and the frenzy [...]

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Gun company cuts ties with reality TV star

  BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana firearms company at the center of the reality TV show “Sons of Guns” distanced itself from the program’s star this week after he was arrested on charges of repeatedly raping a child. Will Hayden was arrested Tuesday. As of Thursday, Red Jacket Firearms said that “with heavy [...]

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Reds, blues dominate Emmy Awards red carpet

  NEW YORK (AP) — Lena Dunham showed up for the Emmys in an awkward pink confection and Kerry Washington went for a bright orange dress with dark sparkle peeking out from underneath, but it was the reds and blues that dominated the carpet Monday. And neutrals, too. On Team Red were best actress in a comedy winner Julia [...]

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Bucks County Playhouse gives lyricists a boost

  NEW YORK (AP) — All too often, it’s the melodies in musicals that get all the attention. But what about the lyrics? The new leaders of the Bucks County Playhouse are hoping to try to redress the imbalance by focusing on a musical’s lyrics as part of a push to incubate new shows and [...]

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Beyonce wears designs by Virginia Beach native

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Superstar Beyonce Knowles Carter last month posted to Instagram photos of herself wearing the African-print fashions of Reuben Reuel. Harper’s Bazaar hailed him as her favorite new designer. Yet Reuel is not really new to the design world. He simply is new to the massive limelight and sudden interest that erupt from [...]

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Dustin Diamond returns again to his inner Screech

  NEW YORK (AP) — The rank of mega-stars who are known simply by one name includes, of course, Madonna, Cher, Beyonce and Bono. Oh, and one more, surely — that man-boy known as Screech. Samuel “Screech” Powers of the 1990s TV show “Saved by the Bell” has become almost an icon — for gross [...]

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Shelly Sterling: Ballmer eager to own Clippers

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Shelly Sterling was approached by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about buying the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling did not know who he was. But in short order she convinced him the team was worth an unprecedented $2 billion. In an exclusive interview [...]

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LL Cool J lends a hand for NYC schoolkids

LL Cool J lends a hand for NYC schoolkids NEW YORK (AP) — LL Cool J says it is important to help out kids in need. The “NCIS” actor and hip-hop star handed out backpacks with school supplies to children in Jamaica, Queens, on Sunday. He notes that a relatively small contribution can have a big effect [...]

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Nintendo launching ‘amiibo’ with 12 characters

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to “amiibo.” Nintendo announced Friday that 12 characters will initially be part of its upcoming toy-game franchise set for release later this year. In addition to the “Pokemon” and “Legend of Zelda” leading men, the starting line-up will include Mario, [...]

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