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Last Update on October 21, 2014 07:06 GMT

"BUFFY" ACTOR BUSTED

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- An actor who starred in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" says he's sorry for misbehaving at an event in Idaho this past Friday. And Nicholas Brendon says he's off to rehab because of what went down. Brendon was arrested at a Comic-Con event in Boise. Fans were invited to have photos taken with him or get autographs -- for a fee. But police were called after the hotel complained about a disturbance -- and when police came, they say Brendon acted up more. He blames the whole thing on him mixing booze and prescribed pain meds. He calls his actions "embarrassing and unacceptable" -- and he plans to resolve his "medical ailments" and his "emotional demons." He said the physical was a knee cyst but didn't elaborate on the emotional demons.

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports an actor who was in "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" has some odd nighttime behavior of his own to explain.

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Excerpt from theme

Here's a bit of the theme from the TV show "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."

ROYALS-WORLD SERIES

UNDATED (AP) -- Don't know if Lord (LORD) is into baseball. But apparently baseball is into her -- or at least fans of the two teams in the World Series are wrapped up her music. The New Zealand pop star's biggest hit is "Royals" -- and, of course, the Kansas City Royals playing the San Francisco Giants in the series. Two radio stations in San Francisco say they wouldn't play "Royals" while the baseball championship is going on. In response, a station in Kansas City, Missouri said it would play the song every hour most of today. Game One of the series is tonight.

Sound of Lorde performing "Royals."

DR. NANCY SNYDERMAN-EBOLA FALLOUT

NEW YORK (AP) -- Dr. Nancy Snyderman may not have caught Ebola. But she is sure catching flak for the way she handled her quarantine after returning to the U.S. from Liberia, where her cameraman contracted the disease. More than a-thousand people have posted notes on her Facebook page, saying she should retire -- or that NBC should fire her as medical correspondent. The reason: Snyderman and members of her crew ducked out from their voluntary quarantine to grab some takeout from a New Jersey restaurant. After she was spotted in public, New Jersey health officials made the quarantine mandatory. NBC hasn't commented on her situation. But many Facebook posters have -- saying they feel Synderman's credibility as a medical pro is shot.

AP Entertainment editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports reaction to Dr. Nancy Snyderman's breaking an Ebola-related quarantine has drawn flak online.

JIMMY FALLON-BOOK

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jimmy Fallon says his daughter inspired him to write a book. The "Tonight Show" host has teamed up with Feiwel and Friends for a picture book titled "Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada." The book is due out in June. By the way, Fallon's daughter Winnie Rose has spoken her first word. It was "Mama."

MONICA LEWINSKY-INTERNET BULLYING

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Internet was a relative newbie when Monica Lewinsky first was burned into the national consciousness. And she says she considers herself the first person whose character was nearly killed by what was written about her online. Now, the former White House intern whose trysts with Bill Clinton nearly ended his presidency says she was "patient zero" when it came to cyberbullying. Lewinsky is now 41 -- and says there needs to be a cultural revolution to end what she calls the "compassion deficit" that feeds online hostility.

JOAN FONTAINE-AUCTION

CARMEL, Calif. (AP) -- Part of old-school actress Joan Fontaine's estate is going to the dogs. Not to mention the cats, horses and other animals in need of help. The Monterey County Herald of California reports proceeds from the estate sale will go to the local SPCA. We aren't talking chicken scratch here. The executor of Fontaine's estate says her home in Carmel, California could be worth up to $3 million. Fontaine died last December at age 96.

Country News

Last Update on October 21, 2014 07:06 GMT

LORDE BANNED IN SAN FRANCISCO, ADORED IN KANSAS CITY

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Lorde (LORD) is getting no love in San Francisco, at least while the World Series is going on. Radio stations KFOG and KOIT have removed Lorde's song "Royals" from their playlists while the Giants play the Royals in the World Series. Lorde has said the song is partly inspired by seeing a photo of former Royals third baseman George Brett in uniform. Meanwhile, KZPT in Kansas City is responding by playing "Royals" every hour on the hour today. Game One is tonight.

SOUND:

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Oscar Wells Gabriel

A pop song is in the thick of the battle for this year's World Series title. AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel tells us about the players in that story. ((opens with music))

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Excerpt of Lorde (LORD)

Sound of Lorde performing "Royals."

MLB ANNOUNCES ANTHEM SINGERS FOR WORLD SERIES

NEW YORK (AP) -- Trisha Yearwood will sing the national anthem before tonight's Game One of the World Series. Little Big Town will perform the anthem before Game Two tomorrow. Phillip Phillips of "American Idol" will sing before Game Three on Friday. Santana will perform an instrumental version of the anthem with his son for Game Four on Saturday.

PITBULL HOSTS AMAS, PLAYS HALFTIME ON THANKSGIVING

NEW YORK (AP) -- Pitbull will return as host of the American Music Awards. He did the honors for last year's show. Pitbull will also perform with Charli XCX. The American Music Awards will be November 23 in Los Angeles and air on ABC. It's a busy week for Pitbull. He releases a new album, "Globalization," the next day. He'll also perform the halftime show at the Cowboys-Eagles game on Thanksgiving as part of the Salvation Army's kickoff for its Red Kettle Campaign.

BRIAN SETZER DONATES GUITAR TO SMITHSONIAN

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Brian Setzer's guitar is now a museum piece. Setzer donated his signature orange Gretsch guitar to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington last week. It's a replica of his original 1959 Gretsch 6120 "Stray Cat" guitar, but that's because the original one fell apart. Gretsch made Setzer a new one in 2006 that's so good Setzer could hardly tell it from the original. The 2006 replica is the one he donated. The guitar is in good company. Prince's Yellow Cloud electric guitar and Eddie Van Halen's "Frank 2" guitar are also part of the collection.

JOHNNY WINTER WANTED A GRAMMY

NEW YORK (AP) -- Johnny Winter believed that if his new record, "Step Back," didn't finally win him a Grammy, then the Recording Academy was nuts. That's according to his manager, Paul Nelson, who says Winter was intensely proud of the album. Winter died in July. "Step Back" features collaborations with Eric Clapton, Brian Setzer, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Leslie West of Mountain, Joe Perry of Aerosmith and many more. Nelson says Winter loved the music on "Step Back" because they're blues songs and that's what Winter always wanted to do. "Step Back" is out now.

SOUND:

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Paul Nelson

Johnny Winter's manager, Paul Nelson, says Winter had anticipated his "Step Back" album was going to breathe new life into his career. (note language in cut)

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Paul Nelson

Johnny Winter's manager, Paul Nelson, says Winter had quit drugs and alcohol in recent years and was showing marked improvement.

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Paul Nelson

Johnny Winter's manager, Paul Nelson, says Winter was proud of his "Step Back" album.

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Paul Nelson

Johnny Winter's manager, Paul Nelson, says Winter had things in mind he still wanted to accomplish.

SLEATER-KINNEY ARE BACK

UNDATED (AP) -- Sleater-Kinney have reunited. The band will release an album called "No Cities To Love" on January 20. They've released a new song called "Bury Our Friends." A Sleater-Kinney tour will begin February 8 in Spokane, Washington. They are releasing a boxed set called "Start Together" today. Sleater-Kinney are considered a major player in the punk scene of the 1990s and 2000s, and guitarist Carrie Brownstein went on to star in "Portlandia."

BOB SEGER GETS HEALTH CHECK BEFORE TOUR

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bob Seger says he's in "pretty good shape" for touring. It meant he had to cut back on smoking, though, and he bikes 10 miles a day. Seger says he had a pre-tour checkup and he's good to go, starting November 19 in Saginaw, Michigan. Seger is not saying whether he'll do concerts beyond this tour, but he does say he's taking it a tour at a time. His new album, "Ride Out," came out last week.

TAYLOR SWIFT RELEASES SONG ABOUT NEW YORK

NEW YORK (AP) -- Just to show you that Taylor Swift has really gone pop: her latest single is about New York, not Nashville. Swift is releasing "Welcome to New York" on iTunes today. She co-wrote it with Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic. Swift says New York has been an important location for the story of her life in the last couple of years. She says she sees New York as "a place of endless potential and possibilities." Her new album, "1989," comes out next week.

Rewind Time

October 21, 2014 07:06 GMT

Today in History

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Oct. 21, 1944, during World War II, U.S. troops captured the German city of Aachen (AH'-kuhn).

On this date:

In 1797, the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution, also known as "Old Ironsides," was christened in Boston's harbor.

In 1805, a British fleet commanded by Adm. Horatio Nelson defeated a French-Spanish fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar; Nelson, however, was killed.

In 1879, Thomas Edison perfected a workable electric light at his laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

In 1917, members of the 1st Division of the U.S. Army training in Luneville (luhn-nay-VEEL'), France, became the first Americans to see action on the front lines of World War I.

In 1945, women in France were allowed to vote in parliamentary elections for the first time.

In 1959, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opened to the public in New York.

In 1960, Democrat John F. Kennedy and Republican Richard M. Nixon clashed in their fourth and final presidential debate in New York.

In 1964, the movie musical "My Fair Lady," starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison, had its world premiere at the Criterion Theater in New York.

In 1967, the Israeli destroyer INS Eilat was sunk by Egyptian missile boats near Port Said (sah-EED'); 47 Israeli crew members were lost.

In 1971, President Richard Nixon nominated Lewis F. Powell and William H. Rehnquist to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Both nominees were confirmed.)

In 1986, pro-Iranian kidnappers in Lebanon abducted American Edward Tracy (he was released in August 1991).

In 1991, American hostage Jesse Turner was freed by his kidnappers in Lebanon after nearly five years in captivity.

Ten years ago: An Associated Press poll found President George W. Bush and his opponent, Sen. John Kerry, locked in a statistical tie for the popular vote. Emerson College student Victoria Snelgrove, 21, died hours after being shot in the eye with a pepper-spray pellet fired by police trying to control a raucous crowd outside Fenway Park, where the Boston Red Sox had won the American League championship. The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Houston Astros 5-2 to take Game 7 of the National League championship and advance to the World Series.

Five years ago: Northwest Airlines Flight 188, an Airbus A320, flew past the Minneapolis airport by more than 100 miles before turning around and landing safely; the pilots later said they'd been distracted while talking about their schedules. Authorities found the body of missing Florida 7-year-old Somer Thompson in a Georgia landfill (Jarred Harrell later pleaded guilty to kidnapping, rape and murder, and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole). Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jack Nelson of the Los Angeles Times died in Bethesda, Maryland, at 80. The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-4 in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series to win their second straight NL pennant.

One year ago: A seventh-grader at Sparks Middle School in Sparks, Nevada, shot and killed a teacher and wounded two classmates before taking his own life. Same-sex weddings began in New Jersey, the 14th state to recognize nuptials between gay partners. The San Francisco Bay Area's main commuter train system and its unions reached a tentative agreement on a new contract.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Joyce Randolph is 90. Author Ursula K. Le Guin is 85. Rock singer Manfred Mann is 74. Musician Steve Cropper (Booker T. & the MG's) is 73. Singer Elvin Bishop is 72. TV's Judge Judy Sheindlin is 72. Actor Everett McGill is 69. Musician Lee Loughnane (LAHK'-nayn) (Chicago) is 68. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is 65. Actress LaTanya Richardson Jackson is 65. Musician Charlotte Caffey (The Go-Go's) is 61. Movie director Catherine Hardwicke is 59. Actress-author Carrie Fisher is 58. Singer Julian Cope is 57. Rock musician Steve Lukather (Toto) is 57. Actor Ken Watanabe (wah-tah-NAH'-bee) is 55. Actress Melora Walters is 54. Rock musician Che (chay) Colovita Lemon is 44. Rock singer-musician Nick Oliveri (Mondo Generator) is 43. Christian rock musician Charlie Lowell (Jars of Clay) is 41. Actor Jeremy Miller is 38. Actor Will Estes is 36. Actor Michael McMillian is 36. Reality TV star Kim Kardashian (kahr-DASH'-ee-uhn) is 34. Actor Matt Dallas is 32. Actress Charlotte Sullivan (TV: "Rookie Blue") is 31. Actor Aaron Tveit (tuh-VAYT') is 31.

Thought for Today: "There are different kinds of wrong. The people sinned against are not always the best." -- Dame Ivy Compton-Burnett, English author (1892-1969).

Rock News

Last Update on October 21, 2014 07:06 GMT

LORDE BANNED IN SAN FRANCISCO, ADORED IN KANSAS CITY

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Lorde (LORD) is getting no love in San Francisco, at least while the World Series is going on. Radio stations KFOG and KOIT have removed Lorde's song "Royals" from their playlists while the Giants play the Royals in the World Series. Lorde has said the song is partly inspired by seeing a photo of former Royals third baseman George Brett in uniform. Meanwhile, KZPT in Kansas City is responding by playing "Royals" every hour on the hour today. Game One is tonight.

SOUND:

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Oscar Wells Gabriel

A pop song is in the thick of the battle for this year's World Series title. AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel tells us about the players in that story. ((opens with music))

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Excerpt of Lorde (LORD)

Sound of Lorde performing "Royals."

MLB ANNOUNCES ANTHEM SINGERS FOR WORLD SERIES

NEW YORK (AP) -- Trisha Yearwood will sing the national anthem before tonight's Game One of the World Series. Little Big Town will perform the anthem before Game Two tomorrow. Phillip Phillips of "American Idol" will sing before Game Three on Friday. Santana will perform an instrumental version of the anthem with his son for Game Four on Saturday.

PITBULL HOSTS AMAS, PLAYS HALFTIME ON THANKSGIVING

NEW YORK (AP) -- Pitbull will return as host of the American Music Awards. He did the honors for last year's show. Pitbull will also perform with Charli XCX. The American Music Awards will be November 23 in Los Angeles and air on ABC. It's a busy week for Pitbull. He releases a new album, "Globalization," the next day. He'll also perform the halftime show at the Cowboys-Eagles game on Thanksgiving as part of the Salvation Army's kickoff for its Red Kettle Campaign.

BRIAN SETZER DONATES GUITAR TO SMITHSONIAN

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Brian Setzer's guitar is now a museum piece. Setzer donated his signature orange Gretsch guitar to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington last week. It's a replica of his original 1959 Gretsch 6120 "Stray Cat" guitar, but that's because the original one fell apart. Gretsch made Setzer a new one in 2006 that's so good Setzer could hardly tell it from the original. The 2006 replica is the one he donated. The guitar is in good company. Prince's Yellow Cloud electric guitar and Eddie Van Halen's "Frank 2" guitar are also part of the collection.

JOHNNY WINTER WANTED A GRAMMY

NEW YORK (AP) -- Johnny Winter believed that if his new record, "Step Back," didn't finally win him a Grammy, then the Recording Academy was nuts. That's according to his manager, Paul Nelson, who says Winter was intensely proud of the album. Winter died in July. "Step Back" features collaborations with Eric Clapton, Brian Setzer, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Leslie West of Mountain, Joe Perry of Aerosmith and many more. Nelson says Winter loved the music on "Step Back" because they're blues songs and that's what Winter always wanted to do. "Step Back" is out now.

SOUND:

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Paul Nelson

Johnny Winter's manager, Paul Nelson, says Winter had anticipated his "Step Back" album was going to breathe new life into his career. (note language in cut)

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Paul Nelson

Johnny Winter's manager, Paul Nelson, says Winter had quit drugs and alcohol in recent years and was showing marked improvement.

<<CUT ..010 (10/21/14)>> 00:09 "wanted to do"

Paul Nelson

Johnny Winter's manager, Paul Nelson, says Winter was proud of his "Step Back" album.

<<CUT ..011 (10/21/14)>> 00:08 "record they're nuts"

Paul Nelson

Johnny Winter's manager, Paul Nelson, says Winter had things in mind he still wanted to accomplish.

SLEATER-KINNEY ARE BACK

UNDATED (AP) -- Sleater-Kinney have reunited. The band will release an album called "No Cities To Love" on January 20. They've released a new song called "Bury Our Friends." A Sleater-Kinney tour will begin February 8 in Spokane, Washington. They are releasing a boxed set called "Start Together" today. Sleater-Kinney are considered a major player in the punk scene of the 1990s and 2000s, and guitarist Carrie Brownstein went on to star in "Portlandia."

BOB SEGER GETS HEALTH CHECK BEFORE TOUR

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bob Seger says he's in "pretty good shape" for touring. It meant he had to cut back on smoking, though, and he bikes 10 miles a day. Seger says he had a pre-tour checkup and he's good to go, starting November 19 in Saginaw, Michigan. Seger is not saying whether he'll do concerts beyond this tour, but he does say he's taking it a tour at a time. His new album, "Ride Out," came out last week.

TAYLOR SWIFT RELEASES SONG ABOUT NEW YORK

NEW YORK (AP) -- Just to show you that Taylor Swift has really gone pop: her latest single is about New York, not Nashville. Swift is releasing "Welcome to New York" on iTunes today. She co-wrote it with Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic. Swift says New York has been an important location for the story of her life in the last couple of years. She says she sees New York as "a place of endless potential and possibilities." Her new album, "1989," comes out next week.

Urban News

Last Update on November 16, 2012 08:15 GMT

KATT WILLIAMS: COMEDIAN ARRESTED

OAKLAND, California (AP) -- He is to perform tonight in Oakland, California. But it's an incident that took place Wednesday that has Katt Williams in the news today. He's has been arrested after a man told Oakland police Williams whacked him upside the head with a bottle. Authorities say the comedian was taken into custody on suspicion of assault -- but later released after he and several witnesses were questioned. The victim says he was attacked aboard a tour bus that was parked outside a downtown hotel. The man was treated at a hospital for a cut to his head. Williams is 41 and is known for his HBO comedy special and movie roles including "Friday After Next" and "Norbit.."

PARTIAL LINEUP FOR SANDY BENEFIT CONCERT ANNOUNCED

NEW YORK (AP) -- Sandy was a super storm. And some musical superstars are teaming up to help fight back against it. Alicia Keys, Bruce Springsteen and others will be among those who will perform at New York's Madison Square Garden for next month's benefit concert. The arena says Billy Joel and The Who will also take part in the event, called "12-12-12." Other performers will be added to the list. The show -- set for December 12 -- will benefit a fund that helps those affected by Sandy, which pounded the New York City and New Jersey areas.

Online:

Madison Square Garden site: http://www.thegarden.com

RIHANNA: CONCERT SERIES STARTS WITH PARTY

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Usually showing up late for a date will get you a less-than-warm reception. But Rihanna got cheers -- even though she was two hours behind schedule for her performance in Mexico City the other night. She started what's known as her "777" tour with an exclusive party for about 2,000 fans. She thanked fans for their patience, saying their hanging in there until she showed up Wednesday night really made her "feel loved." The concert swing will see Rihanna perform seven shows in seven days in seven different cities. Stops on the tour include Toronto, Paris, Berlin and London before ending up in New York City.

NEW YORK (AP) -- Nicki Minaj has already won a lot of awards during her career. But she says her career isn't about collecting hardware to put in her trophy case. She says the biggest draw for her being awards shows is performing before a live audience at the venue and on TV. She says that's what she will be looking forward to at the American Music Awards on Sunday. She says she has been at awards shows where she totally forgot she was up for a nomination -- until her name was read off as a winner. The way she sees it, if she keeps making good music, the awards will take care of herself. If you should happen to run into Nicki between now and Sunday, you can remind her she's up for four nominations at the AMAs.

Nicki Minaj says she's more excited about performing at award shows than she is at winning trophies.

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Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj says she doesn't do music for awards, but figures if she's good enough during her career she'll get her share.

RIHANNA/NICKI MINAJ: LEAD GOING INTO SUNDAY'S AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Rihanna and Nicki Minaj lead the way when it comes to nominations at Sunday's American Music Awards. Each singer has four nods going into the event. Other multiple nominees include two guys who have been reportedly fighting for Rihanna's attention lately -- Drake has three while Chris Brown has two nods. Other multiple nominees include Justin Bieber, Usher, Pitbull, Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson. The ceremony will be broadcast on ABC.

Here's Rihanna performing "We Found Love."

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Nicki Minaj

Here's Nicki Minaj performing "Starships."

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS: NOMINEES LIST

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Here is the full list of nominees for Sunday's American Music Awards. The event will aired live on ABC from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.

-- Artist of the year: Justin Bieber, Drake, Maroon 5, Katy Perry, Rihanna.

-- New artist of the year: J. Cole, fun., Gotye, Carly Rae Jepsen, One Direction.

-- Male artist, pop/rock: Justin Bieber, Flo Rida, Pitbull, Usher.

-- Female artist, pop/rock: Kelly Clarkson, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Rihanna.

-- Band, duo or group, pop/rock: fun., Maroon 5, One Direction, The Wanted.

-- Album, pop/rock: Justin Bieber, "Believe"; Maroon 5, "Overexposed"; Nicki Minaj, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded"; One Direction, "Up All Night."

-- Male artist, country: Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric Church.

-- Female artist, country: Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood.

-- Band, duo or group, country: Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts.

-- Album, country: Luke Bryan, "Tailgates & Tanlines"; Lionel Richie, "Tuskegee"; Carrie Underwood, "Blown Away."

-- Artist, rap/hip-hop: Drake, Nicki Minaj, Tyga.

-- Album, rap/hip-hop: J. Cole, "Cole World: The Sideline Story"; Drake, "Take Care"; Nicki Minaj, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded."

-- Male artist, soul/R&B: Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Usher.

-- Female artist, soul/R&B: Beyonce, Mary J. Blige,,Rihanna.

-- Album, soul/R&B: Chris Brown, "Fortune"; Rihanna, "Talk That Talk"; Usher, "Looking 4 Myself."

-- Artist, alternative rock: The Black Keys, Gotye, Linkin Park.

-- Artist, adult contemporary: Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Train.

-- Artist, Latin: Don Omar, Pitbull, Shakira.

-- Artist, contemporary inspirational: Jeremy Camp, Newsboys, tobyMac.

-- Artist, electronic dance music: David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Skrillex.

THE SUPREMES: FORMER HOUSING PROJECT IN DETROIT TO BE RAZED

DETROIT (AP) -- They most recently were known as the Frederick Douglass Homes in Detroit. But back in the day they were known as the Brewster projects. And that was the place where Diana Ross and the Supremes grew up. Now, the housing project is about to become another memory. Detroit mayor Dave Bing says the demolition of the massive high rise apartment buildings could start early next year. The city has no set plans for redevelopment of the complex where Diana Ross, Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson lived before signing with Berry Gordy's Motown Records in the early 1960s. Bing says he knows the former Brewster projects have "a lot of history" -- but has since "become an eyesore."

WILL SMITH/USHER: AMONG NOMINEES FOR PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS

BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) -- The People's Choice Award nominations are out. And Usher and Will Smith are among the nominees. Usher is up for best R&B act while Smith is among the male actors up for honors. Other nominees include Nicki Minaj, Drake, Pitbull and Jay-Z. Fans vote for the winners -- and you can vote on any of the 48 categories through December 13. Winners will be announced at a ceremony set for January 9, 2013 -- and broadcast on CBS.

Online:

People's Choice Awards site: http://www.peopleschoice.com

Sound of Adam Levine and Maroon 5 performing "One More Night," nominated for Favorite Song.

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Sound of Justin Bieber

Sound of Justin Bieber singing "Boyfriend," from Favorite Album nominee "Believe."

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Sound of Taylor Swift

Sound of Taylor Swift singing "We are Never Ever Getting Back Together," up for Favorite Song.

THE X FACTOR

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Rappers Lyric 145 were the first to go on last night's "X Factor." Lyric Da Queen says they didn't get an opportunity to do what they do best -- including rap. But she says you have to take the good with the bad. Later in the show, Paige Thomas and Jennel Garcia had a sing-off. Simon Cowell cast the deciding vote, sending Jennel home. Thirteen-year-old Diamond White is still in the running. And the top three on the leaderboard remain unchanged: Tate Stevens, Carly Rose Sonenclar and Vino Alan (ah-LAHN').

Lyric Da Queen says they had a lot more to show the world. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell casts the deciding vote, after the sing-off between Paige Thomas and Jennel Garcia. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Tate Stevens, contestant

Tate Stevens thanks his fans for keeping him in the top spot. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

GABBY DOUGLAS: MEETS WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Fierce Five and other members of the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team got a personal audience with President Barack Obama. The gymnasts met with the president in the Oval Office before huddling together in the chill outside to watch his helicopter lift off. Obama was headed to New York to tour storm damage. The gymnasts, including Gabby Douglas -- won gold at the summer Olympics. They signed leotards to give to the president's daughters, Sasha and Malia.

CHAMIQUE HOLDSCLAW: FORMER NBA STAR ARRESTED IN DISTURBANCE

ATLANTA (AP) -- Former WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw is in custody after what appears to be a case of domestic violence. She is accused of shooting into a woman's car after using a bat to break its windows. Police in Atlanta says the incident happened after Holdsclaw followed Jennifer Lacy to her car. Lacy plays for the WNBA's Tulsa Shock. Lacy identifies Holdsclaw as an ex-girlfriend. The two were teammates with the Atlanta Dream in 2009. Holdsclaw was in custody last night under $10,000 bond on charge each of aggravated assault, second-degree criminal damage and reckless conduct.

LUTHER VANDROSS: LOOKING BACK

UNDATED (AP) -- On this date in 2003, Luther Vandross won two American Music Awards. He won for favorite soul/R&B male artist and soul/R&B album for "Dance With My Father." The album came out about a month after Vandross suffered a massive stroke. His mom accepted for the singer and apologized that her son couldn't be there in person. Vandross died earlier this year from complications from the stroke. Other winners included Aaliyah and 50 Cent.

MISSY ELLIOTT: LOOKING BACK

UNDATED (AP) -- On this date in 2003, Missy Elliott won an American Music Award but lost her ride to the show. She won for favorite rap/hip-hop female artist but wasn't there to pick it up. She showed up later and told the audience her limo was stolen from her hotel and she had to get to the show on her own. She went on to tell the audience she needed to bum a ride back to her hotel.

MICHAEL JACKSON: LOOKING BACK

UNDATED (AP) -- On this date in 1989, Michael Jackson made a surprise appearance on "The Arsenio Hall Show." The singer popped on stage to present an MTV viewers' poll award to comedian and actor Eddie Murphy. Murphy reciprocated by presenting Jackson with the video award from the same poll.

O.V. WRIGHT: LOOKING BACK

UNDATED (AP) -- On this date in 1980, R&B singer O.V. Wright died in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 41. He had many hits for the Back Beat label in the 1960's and 70's, the biggest of which was "Ace of Spades."

LISA BONET/LENNY KRAVITZ: LOOKING BACK

UNDATED (AP) -- On this date in 1987, actress Lisa Bonet (boh-NAY') and musician Lenny Kravitz got married. They separated in 1990 and divorced in 1993.

LISA BONET: BIRTHDAY

UNDATED (AP) -- Actress Lisa Bonet (boh-NAY') has a birthday today. She's 45. She first rose to fame as one of the Cosby kids on "The Cosby Show." In the show, she left home to go off to college and ended up on a spinoff show, "A Different World," which she left after just a year. She also starred in the 1987 movie "Angel Heart."

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