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Last Update on September 18, 2014 07:15 GMT

BEN McKENZIE-GOTHAM

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ben McKenzie says his run-in with a concrete post won't keep him from trying to do his own stunts. The actor split his noggin on the set of "Gotham" -- but he says he's fine, now. McKenzie wasted no time making the world aware of his injury -- posting photos online of his head both before and after he got stitched up. He figures that word would have gotten out anyway, so he might as well get out in front of the story. McKenzie says he won't shy away from the rough stuff on set going forward. He says he appreciates actors extending themselves physically. Gotham premieres on Fox on Monday.

Ben McKenzie says his mishap on the "Gotham" set hasn't dulled his enthusiasm for doing his own stunts - or as much of them as he can, anyway.

MARIA CONCHITA ALONSO-VENEZUELA

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Maria Conchita Alonso is a native of Venezuela. But the ruling government there says it wants no part of her. Leftist leaders are taking steps to revoke her citizenship -- since she's such a bitter critic of the government. Venezuela's foreign ministry has asked a judge to scrub her from the records as a Venezuelan citizen. The actress appeared in "Predator 2" and "Moscow on the Hudson." She born in Cuba but her family brought her to Venezuela as a child to avoid Cuba's Communist rule.

EMMA WATSON-U.N. AMBASSADOR

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- To her fans, Emma Watson is the star of the "Harry Potter" films. But to some young women in Uruguay, she's more of a hero than an actress. That's because she visited the capital of Montevideo (mon-tay-vih-DAY'-oh) on Tuesday -- and called for more women to be involved in government. She submitted a petition with 4,000 signatures to parliament as part of her role as goodwill ambassador for the United Nations' women's agency. Some lawmakers brought their own children and grankids to the event -- and women outside the parliament praised her for raising the issue. Watson says she was "immensely touched" by the reception she got.

Emma Watson says even young women turned out to support her appearance.

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Emma Watson

Emma Watson says the reception made her glad she came to Uruguay.

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Emma Watson

Emma Watson says she's willing to use her celebrity status to address causes she cares about.

TOM HANKS-"FACTORY MAN"

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- He liked it so much -- he's doing a miniseries on it. Tom Hanks is translating his love for the book "Factory Man," he wants to do the story for TV. Hanks says his production company Playtone will do the book as a miniseries for HBO. News of the effort comes from the Web site deadline.com. The series will be based on the work by Beth Macy of Roanoke, Virginia. It's about a man who fights to save his furniture company and his employees' jobs against an illegal onslaught of cheap imports from China. In a tweet, Hanks wrote the book was so good, he'd give it 142 stars.

LIZA MINNELLI-SURGERY

NEW YORK (AP) -- Liza Minnelli says she's "overwhelmed" with the love and support she's gotten as she recovers from back surgery. A statement from the 68-year-old actress was issued yesterday -- as she remains in a California hospital after her operation this week. Minnelli's back problems have kept her on the shelf most of the year. And she was hurting too much to attend Joan Rivers' funeral earlier this month. Doctors say Minnelli is expected to make a full recovery.

"AMERICA'S GOT TALENT" FINALE

NEW YORK (AP) -- A magician has pulled off quite a trick -- winning "America's Got Talent." Mat Franco takes the $1 million prize and a headlining gig in Las Vegas. Franco says it's "unfreakin' believable." Singer Emily West is the runner-up. The guest performers on last night's live finale included Ed Sheeran, Pitbull and Jennifer Hudson.

Host Nick Cannon congratulates winner Mat Franco. COURTESY: NBC ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Emily West, runner-up

Singer Emily West, the runner-up, says she's happy for winner Mat Franco. COURTESY: NBC ((mandatory on-air credit))

BILL COSBY-ART

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bill Cosby and his wife have been collecting art for decades. And soon, the public will be able to check out some of it. The Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art says 62 artworks from the Cosby collection will go on view. The display of the pieces will begin in November.

ADRIAN PETERSON-NFL

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- First, the Minnesota Vikings sat down star running back Adrian Peterson for a game after he was indicted on a charge of child abuse. Then the team brought him back. When sponsors complained, the team says he's out again -- and may not play the rest of the season. Was the team reacting to the loss of ad revenue or pressure from the NFL, which has been taking a hit over how it handles off-the-field problems? The answer, according to team president Mark Wilf: "absolutely not." Wilf's dad, who owns the team, says the team "made a mistake" and took the extra step of banning Peterson for now as a way to -- as he put it -- "get this right." Peterson is in legal trouble after being charged with smacking his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch. Peterson is currently on paid leave from the team. Peterson says he gave his son the same kind of discipline he got as a kid -- and didn't mean to hurt the boy.

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Last Update on September 18, 2014 07:15 GMT

BARBRA STREISAND RELEASES "PARTNERS" ALBUM

NEW YORK (AP) -- There were a lot of butterflies during the making of Barbra Streisand's duets album, "Partners." Streisand says everyone kept telling her, "I'm nervous singing with you!" and she'd say, "I'm nervous singing with YOU." Her collaborators include Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, John Legend and Babyface, who produced the album. Streisand says she had met Babyface at a party and said she'd love to work with him, and he replied with disbelief. She says there's a part of every talented person that's insecure and it never goes away. "Partners" is out this week.

SOUND:

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Barbra Streisand singer

Barbra Streisand says she was as scared to record with some of her duet partners as they were with her.

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Barbra Streisand singer

Barbra Streisand says she met Babyface at a party and asked him about collaborating because she's a fan of his work on the "Waiting to Exhale" soundtrack.

<<CUT ..012 (09/18/14)>> 00:11 "play that part"

Barbra Streisand singer

Barbra Streisand says she had met Elvis Presley twice and wanted him to be in "A Star Is Born."

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Barbra Streisand singer

Barbra Streisand says she recalls having a conversation with Elvis Presley about being a performer.((note length of cut))

LADY GAGA AND TONY BENNETT PREPARE FOR RELEASE OF "CHEEK TO CHEEK"

ISTANBUL (AP) -- Lady Gaga says she's a rebel and that's why she's stepping away from pop music to collaborate with Tony Bennett. Their "Cheek to Cheek" album covers jazz standards, or what she calls "the original pop music of America." Lady Gaga says songs like this time-travel when they get a modern spin on them. Bennett agrees, although he believes it's Lady Gaga who will time-travel. He says in 15 or 30 years, anyone who hears this record will not think it sounds old-fashioned. "Cheek to Cheek" comes out on Tuesday.

SOUND:

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Lady Gaga musician

Lady Gaga says her "Cheek to Cheek" album with Tony Bennett is full of music younger listeners should embrace.

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Lady Gaga musician

Lady Gaga says it's more in her nature to sing jazz. ((note length of cut))

<<CUT ..016 (09/18/14)>> 00:14 "to sound old-fashioned"

Tony Bennett musician

Tony Bennett says he wanted to do the "Cheek to Cheek" album with Lady Gaga to make her part of the legacy of the great American songbook. ((note sound quality))

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Tony Bennett musician

Tony Bennett says it was pure joy working with Lady Gaga on the "Cheek to Cheek" album.

WEST POINT CADET TAKES PATTI LABELLE TO COURT

HOUSTON (AP) -- The trial has begun as a former West Point cadet sues Patti LaBelle for allegedly telling her bodyguard to beat him up at a Houston airport terminal in March 2011. Richard King says he was waiting for his family to pick him up when LaBelle's bodyguard and two others attacked him. He says he suffered a brain injury that forced him to drop out of West Point. King's lawyer acknowledges his client had a blood alcohol level of 0.28 but was minding his own business. LaBelle's attorney says King was the aggressor and had shouted racial insults at LaBelle. The trial is expected to last about a week.

CITY OF PORTLAND, MAINE, RESPONDS TO TIM McGRAW

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Portland, Maine, has a message for Tim McGraw: we're right here, come check us out. McGraw has a song on his new "Sundown Heaven Town" album called "Portland, Maine." It's a breakup song about a love leaving him and going to Portland. He sings, "Portland, Maine, I don't know where that is," and he adds, "I don't want to know." Jessica Grondin, a spokeswoman for the city, jokes the person who broke McGraw's heart "made a good choice in coming to Portland." She says the mayor will give McGraw a tour, if McGraw can find his way there.

SAMMY HAGAR CANCELS BIRTHDAY BASH

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Sammy Hagar has called off his annual birthday party at his club in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Hagar says Hurricane Odile (oh-DEEL') has caused too much damage to the area's airport and town. His Cabo Wabo Cantina suffered only a little water damage. Hagar says it's with "an incredibly heavy heart" that he's decided to call off his Birthday Bash. He's still trying to find another place big enough to have the party, but he'll give refunds to fans who want them. Hagar was to play four nights for his Birthday Bash October 7-13.

LECRAE HITS NUMBER ONE WITH "ANOMALY"

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lecrae has become the first artist to top both the Billboard 200 album chart and the Billboard Gospel albums chart at the same time. His album "Anomaly" sold 88,000 copies its first week. "Anomaly" also tops the Christian albums charts, and it's only the fifth album to top both that chart and the Billboard 200 at the same time.

MILEY CYRUS' VMA DATE HAS COURT HEARING

DALLAS, Ore. (AP) -- The homeless man who accepted Miley Cyrus' award at the MTV Video Music Awards was 45 minutes late to his court date Tuesday in Dallas, Oregon. A judge nearly issued a warrant for the arrest of 22-year-old Jesse Helt but Helt showed up at the last minute. His hearing lasted about a minute. Court records show Helt violated his probation after he pleaded guilty to breaking into the apartment of a man he believed to be selling bad marijuana. Helt did not enter a plea and flipped off the media as he was driven away. He's due back in court October 7.

JEWEL RELEASES SONG TO DRAW ATTENTION TO HOMELESSNESS

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jewel says she loves that her latest song is not being used to raise money for homelessness, but awareness. She says her song "Home to Me" is just asking people to rethink. "ReThink" is the name of the public housing initiative that is using the song. Jewel wrote it based on an essay by Silvia Kearney of Ohio, who won a contest about what home means to her. Jewel herself was homeless at age 18 when she says her boss withheld her paycheck because she wouldn't sleep with him. The song is available for free through www.ReThinkHousing.org .

Rewind Time

September 18, 2014 07:15 GMT

Today is Thursday, September 18, the 261st day of 2014. There are 104 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On September 18, A.D. 14, the Roman Senate officially confirmed Tiberius as the second emperor of the Roman Empire, succeeding the late Augustus.

On this date:

In 1759, the French formally surrendered Quebec to the British.

In 1793, President George Washington laid the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol.

In 1810, Chile made its initial declaration of independence from Spain with the forming of a national junta.

In 1927, the Columbia Phonograph Broadcasting System (later CBS) made its on-air debut with a basic network of 16 radio stations.

In 1931, an explosion in the Chinese city of Mukden damaged a section of Japanese-owned railway track; Japan, blaming Chinese nationalists, invaded Manchuria the next day.

In 1947, the National Security Act, which created a National Military Establishment, went into effect.

In 1961, United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold (dahg HAWM'-ahr-shoold) was killed in a plane crash in northern Rhodesia.

In 1964, Irish playwright Sean O'Casey, 84, died in Torquay, England. The situation comedy "The Addams Family," inspired by the Charles Addams cartoons, premiered on ABC-TV.

In 1970, rock star Jimi Hendrix died in London at age 27.

In 1975, newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was captured by the FBI in San Francisco, 19 months after being kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army.

In 1984, retired U.S. Air Force Col. Joe Kittinger became the first person to complete a solo balloon flight across the Atlantic Ocean as he landed in Italy, four days after leaving Maine.

In 1994, tennis star Vitas Gerulaitis, 40, was found dead in the guest cottage of a friend's home in Southampton, New York, of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning.

Ten years ago: A divided U.N. Security Council approved a resolution threatening oil sanctions against Sudan unless the government reined in Arab militias blamed for a killing rampage in Darfur (dahr-FOOR'). Hollywood divorce lawyer Marvin Mitchelson died in Beverly Hills, California, at age 76. Pioneer adult filmmaker Russ Meyer died in Los Angeles at age 82. Miss Alabama Deidre Downs was crowned Miss America. Pop singer Britney Spears married her fiance, dancer Kevin Federline, in a surprise ceremony. (The couple divorced nearly three years later.)

Five years ago: Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in defiance of Iran's Islamic leadership, clashing with police and confronting state-run anti-Israel rallies. Writer-editor Irving Kristol, known as the godfather of neoconservatism, died at 89. The final episode of "Guiding Light" aired on CBS, ending a 72-year run on radio and television.

One year ago: Syrian President Bashar Assad, in a Fox News Channel interview, said a United Nations report finding "clear and convincing evidence" sarin nerve gas was used in Syria painted an "unrealistic" account, and denied his government had orchestrated the attack. Former heavyweight boxing champion Ken Norton, 70, died in Las Vegas.

Today's Birthdays: Singer Jimmie Rodgers is 81. Actor Robert Blake is 81. Former Sen. Robert Bennett, R-Utah, is 81. Actor Fred Willard is 81. Actor Eddie Jones is 80. Gospel singer Bobby Jones is 76. Singer Frankie Avalon is 74. Actress Beth Grant is 65. Rock musician Kerry Livgren is 65. Actress Anna Deavere Smith is 64. Basketball Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino is 62. College Football Hall of Famer and retired NFL player Billy Sims is 59. Movie director Mark Romanek is 55. Baseball Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg is 55. Alt-country-rock musician Mark Olson is 53. Singer Joanne Catherall (Human League) is 52. Actress Holly Robinson Peete is 50. Rhythm-and-blues singer Ricky Bell (Bell Biv Devoe and New Edition) is 47. Actress Aisha Tyler is 44. Racing cyclist Lance Armstrong is 43. Opera singer Anna Netrebko is 43. Actress Jada Pinkett Smith is 43. Actor James Marsden is 41. Actress Emily Rutherfurd is 40. Actor Travis Schuldt is 40. Rapper Xzibit is 40. Comedian-actor Jason Sudeikis is 39. Actress Sophina Brown is 38. Actor Barrett Foa is 37. TV correspondent Sara Haines is 37. Actress Alison Lohman is 35. Actors Brandon and Taylor Porter are 21. Actor C.J. Sanders is 18.

Thought for Today: "It's my rule never to lose me temper till it would be detrimental to keep it." -- Sean O'Casey (1880-1964).

Rock News

Last Update on September 18, 2014 07:15 GMT

BARBRA STREISAND RELEASES "PARTNERS" ALBUM

NEW YORK (AP) -- There were a lot of butterflies during the making of Barbra Streisand's duets album, "Partners." Streisand says everyone kept telling her, "I'm nervous singing with you!" and she'd say, "I'm nervous singing with YOU." Her collaborators include Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, John Legend and Babyface, who produced the album. Streisand says she had met Babyface at a party and said she'd love to work with him, and he replied with disbelief. She says there's a part of every talented person that's insecure and it never goes away. "Partners" is out this week.

SOUND:

<<CUT ..010 (09/18/14)>> 00:10 "singing with you (second reference)"

Barbra Streisand singer

Barbra Streisand says she was as scared to record with some of her duet partners as they were with her.

<<CUT ..011 (09/18/14)>> 00:16 "work with me"

Barbra Streisand singer

Barbra Streisand says she met Babyface at a party and asked him about collaborating because she's a fan of his work on the "Waiting to Exhale" soundtrack.

<<CUT ..012 (09/18/14)>> 00:11 "play that part"

Barbra Streisand singer

Barbra Streisand says she had met Elvis Presley twice and wanted him to be in "A Star Is Born."

<<CUT ..013 (09/18/14)>> 00:18 "it's not personal"

Barbra Streisand singer

Barbra Streisand says she recalls having a conversation with Elvis Presley about being a performer.((note length of cut))

LADY GAGA AND TONY BENNETT PREPARE FOR RELEASE OF "CHEEK TO CHEEK"

ISTANBUL (AP) -- Lady Gaga says she's a rebel and that's why she's stepping away from pop music to collaborate with Tony Bennett. Their "Cheek to Cheek" album covers jazz standards, or what she calls "the original pop music of America." Lady Gaga says songs like this time-travel when they get a modern spin on them. Bennett agrees, although he believes it's Lady Gaga who will time-travel. He says in 15 or 30 years, anyone who hears this record will not think it sounds old-fashioned. "Cheek to Cheek" comes out on Tuesday.

SOUND:

<<CUT ..014 (09/18/14)>> 00:13 "they time-travel"

Lady Gaga musician

Lady Gaga says her "Cheek to Cheek" album with Tony Bennett is full of music younger listeners should embrace.

<<CUT ..015 (09/18/14)>> 00:17 "some pure jazz"

Lady Gaga musician

Lady Gaga says it's more in her nature to sing jazz. ((note length of cut))

<<CUT ..016 (09/18/14)>> 00:14 "to sound old-fashioned"

Tony Bennett musician

Tony Bennett says he wanted to do the "Cheek to Cheek" album with Lady Gaga to make her part of the legacy of the great American songbook. ((note sound quality))

<<CUT ..017 (09/18/14)>> 00:13 "understand one another"

Tony Bennett musician

Tony Bennett says it was pure joy working with Lady Gaga on the "Cheek to Cheek" album.

WEST POINT CADET TAKES PATTI LABELLE TO COURT

HOUSTON (AP) -- The trial has begun as a former West Point cadet sues Patti LaBelle for allegedly telling her bodyguard to beat him up at a Houston airport terminal in March 2011. Richard King says he was waiting for his family to pick him up when LaBelle's bodyguard and two others attacked him. He says he suffered a brain injury that forced him to drop out of West Point. King's lawyer acknowledges his client had a blood alcohol level of 0.28 but was minding his own business. LaBelle's attorney says King was the aggressor and had shouted racial insults at LaBelle. The trial is expected to last about a week.

CITY OF PORTLAND, MAINE, RESPONDS TO TIM McGRAW

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Portland, Maine, has a message for Tim McGraw: we're right here, come check us out. McGraw has a song on his new "Sundown Heaven Town" album called "Portland, Maine." It's a breakup song about a love leaving him and going to Portland. He sings, "Portland, Maine, I don't know where that is," and he adds, "I don't want to know." Jessica Grondin, a spokeswoman for the city, jokes the person who broke McGraw's heart "made a good choice in coming to Portland." She says the mayor will give McGraw a tour, if McGraw can find his way there.

SAMMY HAGAR CANCELS BIRTHDAY BASH

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Sammy Hagar has called off his annual birthday party at his club in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Hagar says Hurricane Odile (oh-DEEL') has caused too much damage to the area's airport and town. His Cabo Wabo Cantina suffered only a little water damage. Hagar says it's with "an incredibly heavy heart" that he's decided to call off his Birthday Bash. He's still trying to find another place big enough to have the party, but he'll give refunds to fans who want them. Hagar was to play four nights for his Birthday Bash October 7-13.

LECRAE HITS NUMBER ONE WITH "ANOMALY"

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lecrae has become the first artist to top both the Billboard 200 album chart and the Billboard Gospel albums chart at the same time. His album "Anomaly" sold 88,000 copies its first week. "Anomaly" also tops the Christian albums charts, and it's only the fifth album to top both that chart and the Billboard 200 at the same time.

MILEY CYRUS' VMA DATE HAS COURT HEARING

DALLAS, Ore. (AP) -- The homeless man who accepted Miley Cyrus' award at the MTV Video Music Awards was 45 minutes late to his court date Tuesday in Dallas, Oregon. A judge nearly issued a warrant for the arrest of 22-year-old Jesse Helt but Helt showed up at the last minute. His hearing lasted about a minute. Court records show Helt violated his probation after he pleaded guilty to breaking into the apartment of a man he believed to be selling bad marijuana. Helt did not enter a plea and flipped off the media as he was driven away. He's due back in court October 7.

JEWEL RELEASES SONG TO DRAW ATTENTION TO HOMELESSNESS

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jewel says she loves that her latest song is not being used to raise money for homelessness, but awareness. She says her song "Home to Me" is just asking people to rethink. "ReThink" is the name of the public housing initiative that is using the song. Jewel wrote it based on an essay by Silvia Kearney of Ohio, who won a contest about what home means to her. Jewel herself was homeless at age 18 when she says her boss withheld her paycheck because she wouldn't sleep with him. The song is available for free through www.ReThinkHousing.org .

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))

<<CUT ..003 (11/16/12)>> 00:05 "home is Jennel"

Simon Cowell

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

<<CUT ..004 (11/16/12)>> 00:07 "you so much"

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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