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  • Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters. For 19 long years, the prizefighter was locked in a prison cell far away from the spotlight and the adulation of the boxing ring. But when he at last won his biggest fight — for exoneration — he betrayed little bitterness. Instead, Carter dedicated much of his remaining life to helping other prisoners and exposing other injustices. The middleweight title contender, whose murder convictions became an international symbol of racial injustice and inspired a Bob Dylan song and a Hollywood film, died Sunday. He was 76.

  • Country Singer Kevin Sharp Dies

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Country singer Kevin Sharp -- who previously survived a well-publicized battle with cancer -- has died at age 43.  A message posted to Sharp's official website announced the sad news to fans that he passed away Saturday "due to ongoing complications from past stomach surgeries and digestive issues." He is survived by five brothers, two sisters and his mother. RELATED: Standup Comic & Seinfeld Actor Found Dead Continue reading...

  • Ballroom dance club creates Elvis dance festival

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Next weekend, the Tupelo Ballroom Dance Club will go all-Elvis. Since Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, the club is holding a new festival called Dancing with the King. It includes a variety of workshops and competitions. A shuttle will run between the festival and Presley's birthplace. Tickets are $10 to $50 a day; contestants pay entry fees from $25 to $75 per couple. Dances are not limited to Presley's swivel-hipped style. But whether contestants waltz, foxtrot, rumba or tango, it must be to an Elvis vocal. Organizer Rubye Del Harden tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/1jWrVKQ) that she learned to dance to Presley's music.

  • Discovery Cancels 'Everest Jump Live' After Tragedy

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Discovery Channel is canceling its live Mount Everest jump after the deadly avalanche on Friday that left 13 dead. RELATED: Man Crosses Grand Canyon on Discovery "In light of the overwhelming tragedy at Mt Everest and respect for the families of the fallen, Discovery Channel will not be going forward with Everest Jump Live," the network tells ET. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole Sherpa community." Continue reading...

  • ET's TOP 5: Silliest Celebrity Selfies

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Celebrities are turning the cameras on themselves to show off their sillier sides.

  • Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, Boxer Who Inspired Oscar-Nominated Movie, Dies

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, whose wrongful murder conviction inspired a Bob Dylan song and a film starring Denzel Washington, died on Sunday at the age of 76, The Associated Press reports. According to the news source, Carter had been suffering from prostate cancer in Toronto. John Artis, a longtime friend and caregiver, told the AP that Carter died in his sleep. Artis was convicted alongside Carter in 1967 and again in 1976 for three murders at a tavern in Paterson, New Jersey that took place in 1966. Continue reading...

  • Tila Tequila: 'I'm Pregnant!'

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Tila Tequila is going to be a mom! The former A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila star, 32, announced on Facebook and Twitter on Friday that she is expecting her first child. This announcement follows a recent declaration that she has gotten her "act together" after taking some time off from the spotlight. Continue reading...

  • Pulitzer win brings excitement, laughter and tears

    BY KEN RAYMOND, Book Editor | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Winner’s father, who lives in Edmond, recalls emotional scene as family learned of the victory.

  • Oklahoma City native Dan Fagin wins Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction

    By Ken Raymond, Book Editor | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Bishop McGuinness graduate wins Pulitzer for his book, “Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation.”

  • Rocsi Goes on 'Selfie Patrol' at MTV Movie Awards

    Yesterday

    The 2014 MTV Movie Awards provided a ton of great selfie opportunities and the celebs took full advantage!

  • Jack White records songs, releases vinyl in hours

    Yesterday

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jack White played his new single "Lazaretto" for a couple of hundred fans on Record Store Day and four hours later a copy of the performance was available on a limited run of vinyl. The singer and guitarist called it the "world's fastest-released record." But don't look for it in the Guinness World Record Book, as White admitted he doesn't know if anyone else has attempted the feat. The stunt was a promotion for Record Store Day and his upcoming album, "Lazaretto." White performed Saturday morning at his Third Man Records label. As he was playing, fans could watch on television the acetate record being cut in a room behind the stage.

  • Sen. Warren's book focuses on working family woes

    Yesterday

    BOSTON (AP) — At the beginning of her new book, "A Fighting Chance," U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren describes the moment she grew up. She was 12, living in Oklahoma with her family, and noticed her mother putting on a dress for a job interview to answer telephones at a local Sears store. Warren's father had had a heart attack and bills were piling up. Her mother's stubborn insistence to hold onto the family home not only sets the young girl on the path to adulthood but also lays out the larger theme of Warren's life work: the struggle of working families to get a fair deal in an economic and political system rigged against them.

  • Big names among prospective Buffalo Bills buyers

    Yesterday

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is prepared to make a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills. Donald Trump's on board, too. Don't discount the family of Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs. And include New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi's name for added spice. It's not every day — or every year — an NFL franchise goes on the market as the Bills are, following owner Ralph Wilson's death last month. Wilson's wishes to have the team sold rather than passed on to his family raise the possibility of the Bills relocating from the city that's been home for more than 50 years. Toronto and Los Angeles are potential landing spots because owners would have an opportunity to make more money than in Buffalo, the NFL's

  • Anita Baker countersues home improvement company

    Yesterday

    DETROIT (AP) — Grammy Award-winning singer Anita Baker has countersued a company that says it hasn't been paid for work done on her Detroit-area home. The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/1gJy7lA) Saturday that Baker's attorney says lawyers for Ray A. Smith Painting & Decorating "intended to put her in as embarrassing a light as possible." The 2011 lawsuit against Baker led to a warrant for her arrest, but the warrant was dismissed last month. The company claims Baker owes it $15,000 for work done on her Grosse Pointe, Mich., home, but the singer's lawyer has said Baker didn't know she had been sued. A hearing related to the original lawsuit is scheduled for April 25 in Wayne County Circuit Court.

  • Sutton Foster and Jeanine Tesori bond backstage

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — There were two visitors to Sutton Foster's Broadway dressing room the other day. One was a new friend, the other an old one. One makes beautiful music. One just barks. Foster was entertaining composer Jeanine Tesori, who has written the music for Foster's latest show, and Mabel, her new fluffy pup rescued from a Texas animal shelter and just spayed. "She'll just lick you to death," Foster warns about the terrier-and-dachshund mix. The mood is decidedly mellow backstage at the American Airlines Theatre, where Foster and Tesori are putting the final touches on "Violet," a musical that marks their third Broadway collaboration. "Is this our third?" asks Tesori. "It feels like more because I've

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukraine's prime minister; Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn.; Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation" — Gov. Deval Patrick, D-Mass.; Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York. ___ CNN's "State of the Union" — Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont.; Lukman Faily, Iraq's ambassador to the United States; Kim Beazley, Australia's ambassador to the U.S. ___ "Fox News Sunday" — Sergey Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the U.S.

  • John C. Reilly Takes You Behind The Scenes Of Disney's 'Bears'

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    John C.

  • White House on deport Bieber petition: No comment

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has two words for those who want President Barack Obama to deport Justin Bieber: No comment. Nearly 275,000 people signed an Internet petition calling the Canadian-born teen idol reckless and asking Obama to revoke his green card. That's far more than required to merit an official response through the White House's "We the People" program. The White House says it's sorry to disappoint, but it won't be commenting. It's citing a caveat that lets the White House decline to address certain petitions. But the White House is using the occasion to argue that an immigration overhaul could shrink deficits by nearly $1 trillion over two decades. The White House says that's equivalent to 12.

  • 'Hawaii Five-0' Star Alex O'Loughlin is Married!

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Alex O'Loughlin secretly tied the knot recently with longtime love Malia Jones, People reports. The Hawaii Five-0 star, 37, and his model girlfriend, 37, wed in Hawaii, where they reside, a rep told People exclusively. This follows the birth of the couple's first child together -- son Lion -- in October 2012. Continue reading...

  • 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Creators Talk Show's Creation & Controversy

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    'Jesus Christ Superstar' creators Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice on the show's creation & early controversy.