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  • Nielsen's top prime-time programs for July 21-27

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    Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 21-27. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 10.43 million. 2. "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday), NBC, 10.32 million. 3. "NCIS," CBS, 8.7 million. 4. "60 Minutes," CBS, 7.66 million. 5. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 7.13 million. 6. "The Bachelorette," ABC, 7.09 million. 7. "Under the Dome," CBS, 6.74 million. 8. "Big Brother (Wednesday), CBS, 6.63 million. 9. "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 6.56 million. 10. "Extant," CBS, 6.483 million. 11. "Big Brother (Thursday), CBS, 6.482 million. 12. "Unforgettable," CBS, 6.45 million. 13. "Big Brother" (Sunday), C

  • CBS shifts schedule to boost ratings for 'Extant'

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    NEW YORK (AP) — "Extant" is getting a kick-start from CBS to try to improve its ratings less than a month into its run. Starting Wednesday, CBS is moving the drama starring Halle Berry back one hour, to 10 p.m. EDT, on the schedule, following "Criminal Minds." The hope is that the long-running procedural will provide a more compatible lead-in than "Big Brother. The Nielsen Co. said "Extant" had just less than 6.5 million viewers last Wednesday. While a top 10 show, TV's most popular network was hoping for more from the highest-profile new drama of the summer. NBC's two episodes of "America's Got Talent" led in the ratings last week.

  • Groundbreaking set for Graceland hotel

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Priscilla Presley is scheduled to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for a new hotel at Graceland, the Memphis tourist attraction at the longtime home of her late ex-husband, rock 'n' roll icon Elvis Presley. Elvis Presley Enterprises, the operators of Graceland, said Tuesday the groundbreaking for the 450-room hotel called The Guest House at Graceland is set for Aug. 14. Once built, the hotel will include two restaurants, meeting and special events space, and a 500-seat theater for live performances. The groundbreaking will take place during Elvis Week, the annual celebration of the influential singer's life. He died in Memphis on Aug. 16, 1977.

  • Metropolitan Museum president announces retirement

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    NEW YORK (AP) — The president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is stepping down. Emily Rafferty said Tuesday she will retire at the end of March 2015. She has been president of the museum since January 2005. Rafferty started working at the museum in 1976, as an administrator in the development department. She later served as vice president for development and senior vice president for external affairs before becoming president. Rafferty told The Associated Press she thought this would be a good time for a transition, that a number of significant projects have been completed. Rafferty is also the chairwoman of NYC & Company, the city's tourism agency, and chairwoman of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Ne

  • Elizabeth Banks Doesn't Want You to Be Ashamed of Sex

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    Actress Elizabeth Banks, 40, recently chatted with New You magazine about everything from her widely varying film roles throughout her career to parenting and body issues, when she also got real about the topic of sex. Specifically, that people shouldn't be ashamed of getting intimate. Video: Elizabeth Banks Meets the Woman She Saved Continue reading...

  • 'The Bachelorette' Reveals Sappy Concession Letter from Runner-Up

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    The secret letter that runner-up Nick Viall wrote to Bachelorette Andi Dorman has been released to the public, and it's the saddest thing you'll read all day. The Bachelorette contestant decided to give one last try at winning Andi Dorfman's heart after he was officially dismissed from the show, and he went down in a ball of flames. While Andi refused to spill the contents of the note during any of her press appearances on Tuesday, the show took the liberty of posting the letter to their Facebook page. Continue reading...

  • Exclusive: See Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber in Jail Together

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    Justin Bieber makes a cameo in jail with Selena Gomez in 'Behaving Badly'.

  • G.R.L. Brings a New Meaning to Girl Power

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    They can sing, they can dance and they count Britney Spears among their growing group of fans. World, meet G.R.L.

  • Ariana Grande On Her Late Grandpa and Falling Out of Touch With Her Dad

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    Ariana Grande looks gorgeous on the cover of 'Seventeen' magazine's September issue.

  • Oops: Ninja Turtles Make 9/11 Gaffe on Movie Poster

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    A poster showing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles falling from a skyscraper with the date September 11 has appeared on Twitter, according to SKY News.   The apparent promotional image was shared on Paramount Australia's Twitter account but was removed when it started receiving criticism from users. The Michael Bay-produced film hits cinemas in Australia on the same day that the 13th anniversary of the terror attacks on New York's Twin Towers will be commemorated, SKY News reports.

  • Audra McDonald helps 'Lady Day' turn a profit

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Audra McDonald has propelled her new Broadway show into profitability. Producers of the play "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" said Tuesday that they have recouped their $2.6 million initial investment. In the show, McDonald portrays Billie Holiday in one of her last concerts, offering stories and performing about a dozen of Holiday's best-known songs, including "God Bless the Child," ''What a Little Moonlight Can Do" and "Strange Fruit." In June, McDonald won her sixth Tony Award for the role, making her the awards' most decorated actress and the only woman to win a Tony in all four acting categories. Other recent Broadway shows that have recouped include "Of Mice and Men," ''All the Way" and

  • TV series moving some production to New Mexico

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    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new television series starring Anne Hecht and Jason Isaacs is moving some of its production from Israel to New Mexico. New Mexico Film Office director Nick Maniatis says that the USA Network series called "Dig" filmed its pilot in Jerusalem but is moving in light of the recent unrest in Israel and Gaza. The film office says the show will film interior scenes in Albuquerque while it looks for new international locations for shooting exteriors. "Dig" stars Isaacs as Peter Connelly, an FBI agent stationed in Jerusalem who uncovers a conspiracy 2,000 years in-the-making.

  • Music aside, Queen of Soul is pumped for fair food

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    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Aretha Franklin is jazzed about more than music at the Ohio State Fair: She's also looking forward to the food. "I love the state fair, and I love the elephant ears," says the Queen of Soul, who is scheduled to perform Thursday night. There may be plenty of opportunities for fried, sugary treats ahead, given that her busy 2014 tour also includes performances at the Wisconsin and Minnesota state fairs in August. Franklin made headlines last week while on tour after publicizing that a server at a Johnny Rockets restaurant in Niagara Falls, Ontario, screamed at her for trying to sit down to eat her takeout order. The franchise owner apologized, citing the employee's youth and inexperience.

  • Nicole Richie's Parenting Philosophy Is Actually Really Good

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    Nicole Richie recently appeared on Oprah's Where Are They Now? to talk about her marriage and family life, including what she feels is the most difficult part of being married to Good Charlotte frontman Joel Madden. Obviously, Richie has come a long way from her The Simple Life persona as Paris Hilton's wild sidekick, having now been married to Madden for three and a half years. The couple has two children together, Harlow, 6, and Sparrow, 4. Video: Lionel Richie Teaches Nicole How to Parallel Park on 'Candidly Nicole' Continue reading...

  • Prince Harry Knows How to Photobomb

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    It's a royal photobomb alert! Prince Harry steals all the attention in this photo with New Zealand Commonwealth officials after watching the 800m women's freestyle swim in Glasgow last night. Prince Harry gives two thumbs and a big smile behind Rugby Coach Sir Gordon Tietjens, Massey University Professor Emeritus Gary Hermansson and Sport Manawatu Chief Executive Trevor Shailor. RELATED: Prince Harry's First Tweet Continue reading...

  • Feds end effort to reclaim mummy mask for Egypt

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    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 3,200-year-old mummy mask at the center of a years-long custody fight will stay at the St. Louis Art Museum now that the U.S. government is giving up its fight to reclaim it for Egypt. U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan said Tuesday that the Department of Justice will take no further legal action to reclaim the funeral mask of Lady Ka-Nefer-Nefer, a noblewoman who died in 1186 B.C. The mask went missing from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo more than 40 years ago. The St. Louis Art Museum said it researched the provenance of the mask and legitimately bought it in 1998. A federal judge ruled in 2012 that the U.S. government provided no evidence of "theft, smuggling or clandestine importation." An appeals cou

  • Legal fallout begins for 'Jesus Christ Superstar'

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    NEW YORK (AP) — The abrupt cancellation of this summer's North American arena tour of "Jesus Christ Superstar" is apparently not being forgiven. The Really Useful Group, the London-based production company of "Superstar" composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, said Tuesday that it was taking legal action against music and theatrical producer Michael Cohl for the "unilateral decision" to scuttle the tour, which was to star punk legend John "Johnny Rotten" Lydon and Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child. In a statement, The Really Useful Group said it "has no option but to proceed with legal action to recover its costs associated with the project and in turn, satisfy outstanding payments to suppliers and contractors." Cohl's S2BN

  • 'The Bachelorette' Finale: Can You Believe Nick Called Out Andi For Sleeping With Him?!

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    Well this is awkward.

  • Surprise! New 'NSYNC Album Released!

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    It appears not even the members of 'NSYNC knew they had an album dropping today.

  • Nashville's 'bro country' culture called out in 'Girl in a Country Song' music video

    Tiffany Gibson | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Get ready for a role reversal, country music. Maddie & Tae’s “Girl In A Country Song” pokes fun at other country music videos that portray women as “pretty little things” in string bikinis and have no other purpose than to look good for a man and his friends on the weekend.  It already has more […]