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Last Update on February 05, 2016 08:10 GMT

BILL COSBY - NEW FRONTS ON LEGAL BATTLE

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- We now know there will be a criminal trial for Bill Cosby. But what we don't know is what evidence will end up being presented at the trial. Those matters will be hashed out over a series of pre-trial hearings. And the decisions will have a big say in whether Cosby walks out of court a free man -- or ends up in prison. Prosecutors want to use Cosby's testimony from the civil lawsuit filed by accuser Andrea Constand. Also expected to be bitterly fought over in court -- whether any of the other women who accuse Cosby of sexual assault will be allowed to testify.

SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW LINEUP SET

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The teams are set for the Super Bowl. And those who will be entertaining at halftime are also ready. And like the game itself -- which marks the 50th time teams have battled for NFL supremacy -- the halftime entertainment will represent the past, present and future. Coldplay's lead singer says his group will be joined by BeyoncT and a youth orchestra to represent past halftime shows and future ones, with them in the middle. Chris Martin says the band has looked over the other halftime shows multiple times and says "most of them are fantastic." As for the game itself, lead guitarist Jonny Buckland says they are "firmly split down the middle between those of us who know absolutely nothing about football and those of us who know almost absolutely nothing about football."

<<CUT ..010 (02/05/16)>> 00:17 "Bowl halftime show"

011-a-17-(Chris Martin, lead singer of band Coldplay, at news conference)-"right up there"-Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin says the band's Super Bowl 50 halftime show will try to honor the past, present and future. ((note length of cut)) (5 Feb 2016)

<<CUT ..011 (02/05/16)>> 00:17 "right up there"

SUPER BOWL CAMERAS

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Check this out: there will be almost as many cameras covering this year's Super Bowl as there are players. CBS will have 70 cameras trained on the big game -- not quite one per player, but close with each team fielding a 46-man roster for the contest. One of the biggest upgrades for the game is EyeVision 360 -- which provides a full perspective of what goes on down on the field. There are also cameras embedded in each side of the four pylons that mark the end zone boundaries. The 16 cameras in the pylons alone are more than the 11 cameras that captured the action in the first of the 50 Super Bowl games, played in 1967.

NAACP IMAGE AWARDS ARE TONIGHT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- There will be lots of talk about diversity in Hollywood at tonight's NAACP Image Awards. But organizers say the host, presenters and recipients of the awards won't be preoccupied with the latest "white-out" at the Oscars. Executive producer Phil Gurin says: "The Oscars are their show, and we're our show." At the opening of last year's Image Awards, host Anthony Anderson did a song poking fun at other award shows' lack of diversity set to the tune "Uptown Funk." Anderson hosts again this year.

IMAGE AWARDS MAY HONOR SOME OF THOSE WHO OSCAR IGNORED

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- They were dissed by the Oscars. But several black actors and filmmakers may end up being kissed tonight at the NAACP Image Awards. Among those up for honors: "Creed" star Michael B. Jordan and director Ryan Coogler. Also nominated is Idris Elba for his work on "Beasts of No Nation." And for those who think the NAACP Awards are only for black artists, think again. This year's nominees include Latina actress Gina Rodriguez, Indian-American actor-writer Aziz Ansari and "Transparent" creator Jill Soloway -- who is white.

HOLLYWOOD CALLED ON TO BOARD DIVERSITY TRAIN

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Back in 2000, a coalition of groups called on the TV industry to step up its game when it came to minority hiring. Now the same organization is trying to get Hollywood to follow suit. The Multi-Ethnic Media Coalition has asked Sony, Warner Bros., Fox, Universal, Paramount and Disney to join talks aimed at bringing diversity to the big screen. The effort is to increase the number of blacks and other minorities in acting gigs. And organizers hope to increase minority ranks in off-camera jobs like working on soundstages and in the executive suites.

"AMERICAN IDOL"-TOP 24

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The ladies have a slight edge in "American Idol's" Top 24. Eleven guys make it compared to 13 women. The judges have been saying all along this season the women in the auditions were better than the men. Among those who make it are Trent Harmon, who suffered through Hollywood Week with a full-blown case of mono, and 15-year-old Jeneve Rose Mitchell, who lives in a remote Colorado cabin with no electricity or running water. Last night, the final Idol slot went to La'Porsha Renae, a single mom who lived for a time in a homeless shelter with her baby daughter. She was in tears when the judges told her she makes it through. Next week, 12 of Top 24 will perform before five are cut.

<<CUT ..014 (02/05/16)>> 00:17 "that was rough"

MEXICAN ACTRESS WILLING TO TALK TO MEXICAN AUTHORITIES

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- That didn't take long. No sooner than authorities in Mexico announced they were issuing an order for actress Kate del Castillo to come forward and tell what she knows about her secret meetings with drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman -- her reps are saying she's willing to do that. Her attorney says del Castillo is "not hiding anything." Mexican officials want to interview her as part of a probe of possible money-laundering. She helped broker a meeting between Guzman and American actor Sean Penn.

Country News

Last Update on February 05, 2016 08:10 GMT

MAURICE WHITE OF EARTH, WIND AND FIRE PASSES AWAY

NEW YORK (AP) -- The founder of Earth, Wind and Fire has died. Maurice White died in his sleep Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 74. White had revealed he was dealing with Parkinson's disease when the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. The band has kept performing but White dropped out of the public eye. White named the band Earth, Wind and Fire after his astrological signs. Their hits include "Boogie Wonderland," "September" and "Shining Star." He co-wrote The Emotions' hit "Best of My Love" and produced acts like Barbra Streisand and Cher. Verdine White says his "brother, hero and best friend" has died. Chris Rock tweeted his condolences with a photo of White and the lyrics, "You can't hide love."

SOUND:

001-w-33-(Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH'-tah), AP music correspondent, with Maurice White, musician with Earth, Wind and Fire)--Earth, Wind and Fire founder and leader Maurice White has died in his sleep at his home in Los Angeles, according to his brother, Verdine. White was 74. AP music correspondent Margie Szaroleta takes a look at White's career. ((opens with music)) (5 Feb 2016)

<<CUT ..001 (02/05/16)>> 00:33

002-a-09-(Archive audio of Maurice White, founder and leader of Earth, Wind and Fire, at Rock Hall induction on March 7, 2000)-"joy, pure joy"-In 2000, Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire said, at the band's Rock Hall induction, that performing with the band again was a real highlight. (5 Feb 2016)

<<CUT ..002 (02/05/16)>> 00:09 "joy, pure joy"

003-a-12-(Archive audio of Maurice White, founder and leader of Earth, Wind and Fire, at Rock Walk ceremony in July 2003)-"to do it"-In 2003, Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire said at a Rock Walk ceremony that the concept behind the band was to get listeners to think, as well as groove. ((note audio quality)) (5 Feb 2016)

<<CUT ..003 (02/05/16)>> 00:12 "to do it"

004-r-51-(Sound of Earth Wind and Fire, performing "Boogie Wonderland")--Sound of Earth, Wind and Fire performing "Boogie Wonderland." (5 Feb 2016)

<<CUT ..004 (02/05/16)>> 00:51

005-r-50-(Excerpt of Earth Wind and Fire, performing "September")--Here's a bit of Earth Wind and Fire performing "September." The group's founder, Maurice White, has died. (5 Feb 2016)

<<CUT ..005 (02/05/16)>> 00:50

006-r-53-(Excerpt of Earth Wind and Fire, performing "Fantasy")--Here's a bit of Earth Wind and Fire performing "Fantasy." The group's founder, Maurice White, has died. (5 Feb 2016)

<<CUT ..006 (02/05/16)>> 00:53

007-r-49-(Excerpt of Earth Wind and Fire, performing "Shining Star")--Here's a bit of Earth Wind and Fire performing "Shining Star." The group's founder, Maurice White, has died. (5 Feb 2016)

<<CUT ..007 (02/05/16)>> 00:49

MERLE HAGGARD CANCELS SHOWS

NASHVILLE (AP) -- Merle Haggard has called off all his shows this month because of illness. A statement from his publicist says Haggard is still feeling weak from his recent bout with double pneumonia. Haggard will get further treatment and hopes to return to touring later this spring.

COLDPLAY GET READY FOR SUPER BOWL HALFTIME

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Coldplay are not taking sides for the Super Bowl. Guitarist Jonny Buckland says they are firmly split down the middle between "those of us who know absolutely nothing about football and those of us who know almost absolutely nothing about football." Coldplay's halftime show for Sunday's game will honor the past, present and future. Guest musician Beyonce' will represent the past and the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles will represent the future. When asked how Coldplay will fit 16 years of music into 12 minutes, singer Chris Martin said, "We decided we'd play all our number ones and then work out how to fill the other 10 minutes."

SOUND:

008-q-05-(Chris Martin, lead singer of band Coldplay, at news conference)-"other 10 minutes ((laughter fades))"-Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin was asked how they would fit 16 years of music into 12 minutes at the Super Bowl halftime show. (5 Feb 2016)

<<CUT ..008 (02/05/16)>> 00:05 "other 10 minutes ((laughter fades))"

009-a-13-(Chris Martin, lead singer of band Coldplay, at news conference)-"people joining us"-Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin says having a great lineup took a lot of the stress out of planning the halftime show. (5 Feb 2016)

<<CUT ..009 (02/05/16)>> 00:13 "people joining us"

010-a-17-(Guy Berryman, bassist for the band Coldplay, at news conference)-"Bowl halftime show"-Guy Berryman of the rock group Coldplay says their show will be inspired by the free spirit and artistry of the Glastonbury Festival. ((note length of cut)) (5 Feb 2016)

<<CUT ..010 (02/05/16)>> 00:17 "Bowl halftime show"

011-a-17-(Chris Martin, lead singer of band Coldplay, at news conference)-"right up there"-Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin says the band's Super Bowl 50 halftime show will try to honor the past, present and future. ((note length of cut)) (5 Feb 2016)

<<CUT ..011 (02/05/16)>> 00:17 "right up there"

COLDPLAY MUSIC WILL BE FEATURED ON "HAWAII FIVE-0"

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Four songs off Coldplay's "A Head Full of Dreams" album will be featured on an upcoming episode of "Hawaii Five-0." The songs "Adventure of a Lifetime," "Amazing Day," "Birds" and "Everglow" will be used in the February 12 episode on CBS.

ALICIA KEYS FLIRTS WITH HOUSE SPEAKER PAUL RYAN

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Alicia Keys is hoping a little love to House Speaker Paul Ryan might go further than getting angry. Keys has released a flirty video saying Ryan can be her valentine if he can get the House of Representatives to act on criminal justice reforms. She refers to old photos of Ryan lifting weights and asks, "Show me how cool you are." She ends by blowing him a kiss and calling him "so special." Keys did the video on behalf of the We Are Here advocacy group that is pushing for overhaul of the nation's criminal justice system. Ryan tells Fox News he didn't know that Keys knew who he was and says the bill is "well on its way here in the House."

PANIC AT THE DISCO PREPARE FOR SUMMER TOUR WITH WEEZER

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The 10-year-old version of Brendon Urie (YOOR'-ee) of Panic At The Disco is flipping out that they're going to tour with Weezer this summer. Urie says the tour is his "childhood fantasies come true." He had a writing session once with Rivers Cuomo of Weezer and they see each other every now and then. Urie says Cuomo is not a talkative person and getting a couple of sentences out of him is a huge accomplishment. Urie says it's going to be crazy when they finally do shows together and he adds, "No promises, but maybe, I might cry." The Weezer and Panic At The Disco tour starts June 10 outside Houston.

SOUND:

015-a-15-(Brendon Urie (YOOR'-ee), singer for Panic At The Disco, in AP interview)-"and hang out"-Panic At the Disco singer Brendon Urie says he's got big plans this year. (5 Feb 2016)

<<CUT ..015 (02/05/16)>> 00:15 "and hang out"

016-a-18-(Brendon Urie (YOOR'-ee), singer for Panic At The Disco, in AP interview)-"a huge accomplishment"-Panic At the Disco singer Brendon Urie says he'll try to get to know Rivers Cuomo better when they tour together. ((note length of cut)) (5 Feb 2016)

<<CUT ..016 (02/05/16)>> 00:18 "a huge accomplishment"

017-a-13-(Brendon Urie (YOOR'-ee), singer for Panic At The Disco, in AP interview)-"promises but maybe"-Panic At the Disco singer Brendon Urie says he's turning into a fan boy, knowing he'll spend the summer with Weezer. (5 Feb 2016)

<<CUT ..017 (02/05/16)>> 00:13 "promises but maybe"

SEAL NABS ROLE AS PONTIUS PILATE ON "THE PASSION"

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Seal has been cast as Pontius Pilate in the upcoming TV special about Jesus' life. Jencarlos Canela will play Jesus, Chris Daughtry plays Judas, Prince Royce portrays the disciple Peter and Trisha Yearwood stars as Mary, the mother of Jesus. "The Passion" will be staged live in New Orleans on March 20 and shown on Fox.

ANDRA DAY CREDITS STEVIE WONDER FOR HER SUCCESS

ATLANTA (AP) -- Andra Day is a singer whose story about being discovered is straight out of Hollywood. A video clip of her singing at a strip mall caught the attention of Stevie Wonder's then-wife, who alerted Wonder, who called Day. Day says it felt like a meteor hit her house. She says she was so nervous and kept reminding herself that Wonder is just a regular person, but she also kept thinking, "He's a legend." Day says her manager sabotaged her business relationship with Wonder and it took more than a year to reconnect. She switched managers, and Wonder helped Day get a record deal. Her debut album, "Cheers to the Fall," and the song "Rise Up," are both nominated for Grammys this year. Day says her prayers for her career are being answered.

WIZ KHALIFA ENTERS CANNABIS MARKET

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- It used to be that celebrity after celebrity would announce a fashion line. Now they're announcing marijuana lines. Wiz Khalifa is the latest to come up with his own line of cannabis products. The line will be rolled out on April 20. Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg each have their own line of marijuana products, and Melissa Etheridge has a marijuana-infused wine.

CMT LOOKS FOR ACTORS AT ELVIS PRESLEY'S SCHOOL

NEW YORK (AP) -- CMT plans to do an eight-episode series based on the musical "Million Dollar Quartet." CMT will hold a casting call on February 13 at the Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School in Memphis, where Elvis Presley once attended. The "Million Dollar Quartet" musical is about recording sessions held by Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis. The series will focus on the musicians' rise to fame during a time of social unrest. It will air later this year.

CHRIS STAPLETON, GARY CLARK JR., BONNIE RAITT ADDED TO GRAMMYS

NEW YORK (AP) -- Chris Stapleton, Gary Clark Junior and Bonnie Raitt will do a tribute to B.B. King at the Grammys. Justin Bieber, Diplo and Skrillex will team up for their hit "Where Are You Now." Pitbull, Travis Barker and Robin Thicke will do a song together, with some surprise guests. Hollywood Vampires, consisting of Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp, will also perform. The Grammys are set for February 15 in Los Angeles.

Rewind Time

January 11, 2016 15:15 GMT

Today in History

FOR RELEASE TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2016, AT 12:00 A.M. EST.

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Today in History

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2016. There are 347 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Jan. 19, 1966, Indira Gandhi was chosen to be prime minister of India by the National Congress party. (Gandhi, a powerful as well as polarizing figure, served as India's prime minister from 1966 to 1977, and again beginning in 1980 until she was assassinated in 1984.)

On this date:

In 1807, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia.

In 1853, Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Il Trovatore" premiered in Rome.

In 1861, Georgia became the fifth state to secede from the Union.

In 1915, Germany carried out its first air raid on Britain during World War I as a pair of Zeppelins dropped bombs onto Great Yarmouth and King's Lynn in England.

In 1937, millionaire Howard Hughes set a transcontinental air record by flying his monoplane from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey, in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds.

In 1942, during World War II, Japan invaded Burma (Myanmar).

In 1955, a presidential news conference was filmed for television and newsreels for the first time, with the permission of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

In 1960, the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between Japan and the United States of America was signed by both countries in Washington, D.C.

In 1970, President Richard M. Nixon nominated G. Harrold Carswell to the Supreme Court; however, the nomination was defeated because of controversy over Carswell's past racial views.

In 1977, in one of his last acts of office, President Gerald R. Ford pardoned Iva Toguri D'Aquino, an American convicted of treason for making wartime broadcasts for Japan.

In 1981, the United States and Iran signed an accord paving the way for the release of 52 Americans held hostage for more than 14 months.

In 1992, German government and Jewish officials dedicated a Holocaust memorial at the villa on the outskirts of Berlin where the notorious Wannsee Conference had taken place.

Ten years ago: Osama bin Laden, in an audiotape that was his first in more than a year, said al-Qaida was preparing for attacks in the United States; at the same time, he offered a "long-term truce" without specifying the conditions. Vice President Dick Cheney defended the administration's domestic surveillance program, calling it an essential tool in monitoring al-Qaida and other terrorist organizations. An unmanned NASA spacecraft, New Horizons, blasted off on a 3-billion-mile journey toward Pluto (the spacecraft flew by Pluto in the summer of 2015). A fire at a Massey Energy Co. mine in West Virginia killed two workers. Death claimed soul pioneer Wilson Pickett at age 64 and actor Anthony Franciosa at age 77.

Five years ago: Chinese President Hu Jintao, visiting the White House, declared "a lot still needs to be done" to improve his country's record on human rights; the exchange with President Barack Obama over human rights was balanced by U.S. delight over newly announced Chinese business deals expected to generate about $45 billion in new export sales for the U.S.

One year ago: As he headed home from a week-long trip to Asia, Pope Francis upheld church teaching banning contraception, but said Catholics didn't have to breed "like rabbits" and should instead practice responsible parenting. The NFL confirmed to The Associated Press a report by WTHR-TV Indianapolis that it was investigating whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs that were used in their AFC championship game victory over the Colts. (After an investigation, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was suspended for four games of the upcoming regular season for his alleged role in the controversy, but had that sanction overturned by a federal court.)

Today's Birthdays: Former U.N. Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar is 96. Actor Fritz Weaver is 90. Actress Tippi Hedren is 86. Former PBS newsman Robert MacNeil is 85. Movie director Richard Lester is 84. Actor-singer Michael Crawford is 74. Actress Shelley Fabares (fab-RAY') is 72. Country singer Dolly Parton is 70. Former ABC newswoman Ann Compton is 69. TV chef Paula Deen is 69. Rock singer Martha Davis is 65. Singer Dewey Bunnell (America) is 64. Actor Desi Arnaz Jr. is 63. Actress Katey Sagal is 62. Comedian Paul Rodriguez is 61. Conductor Sir Simon Rattle is 61. Reggae musician Mickey Virtue (UB40) is 59. Rock musician Jeff Pilson (Foreigner) is 58. Actor Paul McCrane is 55. Actor William Ragsdale is 55. Basketball coach Jeff Van Gundy is 54. International Tennis Hall of Famer Stefan Edberg is 50. Rock singer Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe) is 48. Singer Trey Lorenz is 47. Actor Shawn Wayans is 45. Rock singer-musician John Wozniak (Marcy Playground) is 45. Actress Drea (DRAY-uh') de Matteo is 44. Comedian-impressionist Frank Caliendo is 42. Actor Drew Powell is 40. Actress Marsha Thomason is 40. Actress Bitsie Tulloch is 35. Actress Jodie Sweetin is 34. Actor Logan Lerman is 24. Olympic gold medal gymnast Shawn Johnson is 24. Rapper Mac Miller is 24.

Thought for Today: "Love without passion is dreary; passion without love is horrific." -- Abraham Cowley, English poet (1618-1667).

(Above Advance for Use Tuesday, Jan. 19)

Copyright 2016, The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Rock News

Last Update on February 05, 2016 08:10 GMT

MAURICE WHITE OF EARTH, WIND AND FIRE PASSES AWAY

NEW YORK (AP) -- The founder of Earth, Wind and Fire has died. Maurice White died in his sleep Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 74. White had revealed he was dealing with Parkinson's disease when the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. The band has kept performing but White dropped out of the public eye. White named the band Earth, Wind and Fire after his astrological signs. Their hits include "Boogie Wonderland," "September" and "Shining Star." He co-wrote The Emotions' hit "Best of My Love" and produced acts like Barbra Streisand and Cher. Verdine White says his "brother, hero and best friend" has died. Chris Rock tweeted his condolences with a photo of White and the lyrics, "You can't hide love."

SOUND:

001-w-33-(Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH'-tah), AP music correspondent, with Maurice White, musician with Earth, Wind and Fire)--Earth, Wind and Fire founder and leader Maurice White has died in his sleep at his home in Los Angeles, according to his brother, Verdine. White was 74. AP music correspondent Margie Szaroleta takes a look at White's career. ((opens with music)) (5 Feb 2016)

<<CUT ..001 (02/05/16)>> 00:33

002-a-09-(Archive audio of Maurice White, founder and leader of Earth, Wind and Fire, at Rock Hall induction on March 7, 2000)-"joy, pure joy"-In 2000, Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire said, at the band's Rock Hall induction, that performing with the band again was a real highlight. (5 Feb 2016)

<<CUT ..002 (02/05/16)>> 00:09 "joy, pure joy"

003-a-12-(Archive audio of Maurice White, founder and leader of Earth, Wind and Fire, at Rock Walk ceremony in July 2003)-"to do it"-In 2003, Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire said at a Rock Walk ceremony that the concept behind the band was to get listeners to think, as well as groove. ((note audio quality)) (5 Feb 2016)

<<CUT ..003 (02/05/16)>> 00:12 "to do it"

004-r-51-(Sound of Earth Wind and Fire, performing "Boogie Wonderland")--Sound of Earth, Wind and Fire performing "Boogie Wonderland." (5 Feb 2016)

<<CUT ..004 (02/05/16)>> 00:51

005-r-50-(Excerpt of Earth Wind and Fire, performing "September")--Here's a bit of Earth Wind and Fire performing "September." The group's founder, Maurice White, has died. (5 Feb 2016)

<<CUT ..005 (02/05/16)>> 00:50

006-r-53-(Excerpt of Earth Wind and Fire, performing "Fantasy")--Here's a bit of Earth Wind and Fire performing "Fantasy." The group's founder, Maurice White, has died. (5 Feb 2016)

<<CUT ..006 (02/05/16)>> 00:53

007-r-49-(Excerpt of Earth Wind and Fire, performing "Shining Star")--Here's a bit of Earth Wind and Fire performing "Shining Star." The group's founder, Maurice White, has died. (5 Feb 2016)

<<CUT ..007 (02/05/16)>> 00:49

MERLE HAGGARD CANCELS SHOWS

NASHVILLE (AP) -- Merle Haggard has called off all his shows this month because of illness. A statement from his publicist says Haggard is still feeling weak from his recent bout with double pneumonia. Haggard will get further treatment and hopes to return to touring later this spring.

COLDPLAY GET READY FOR SUPER BOWL HALFTIME

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Coldplay are not taking sides for the Super Bowl. Guitarist Jonny Buckland says they are firmly split down the middle between "those of us who know absolutely nothing about football and those of us who know almost absolutely nothing about football." Coldplay's halftime show for Sunday's game will honor the past, present and future. Guest musician Beyonce' will represent the past and the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles will represent the future. When asked how Coldplay will fit 16 years of music into 12 minutes, singer Chris Martin said, "We decided we'd play all our number ones and then work out how to fill the other 10 minutes."

SOUND:

008-q-05-(Chris Martin, lead singer of band Coldplay, at news conference)-"other 10 minutes ((laughter fades))"-Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin was asked how they would fit 16 years of music into 12 minutes at the Super Bowl halftime show. (5 Feb 2016)

<<CUT ..008 (02/05/16)>> 00:05 "other 10 minutes ((laughter fades))"

009-a-13-(Chris Martin, lead singer of band Coldplay, at news conference)-"people joining us"-Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin says having a great lineup took a lot of the stress out of planning the halftime show. (5 Feb 2016)

<<CUT ..009 (02/05/16)>> 00:13 "people joining us"

010-a-17-(Guy Berryman, bassist for the band Coldplay, at news conference)-"Bowl halftime show"-Guy Berryman of the rock group Coldplay says their show will be inspired by the free spirit and artistry of the Glastonbury Festival. ((note length of cut)) (5 Feb 2016)

<<CUT ..010 (02/05/16)>> 00:17 "Bowl halftime show"

011-a-17-(Chris Martin, lead singer of band Coldplay, at news conference)-"right up there"-Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin says the band's Super Bowl 50 halftime show will try to honor the past, present and future. ((note length of cut)) (5 Feb 2016)

<<CUT ..011 (02/05/16)>> 00:17 "right up there"

COLDPLAY MUSIC WILL BE FEATURED ON "HAWAII FIVE-0"

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Four songs off Coldplay's "A Head Full of Dreams" album will be featured on an upcoming episode of "Hawaii Five-0." The songs "Adventure of a Lifetime," "Amazing Day," "Birds" and "Everglow" will be used in the February 12 episode on CBS.

ALICIA KEYS FLIRTS WITH HOUSE SPEAKER PAUL RYAN

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Alicia Keys is hoping a little love to House Speaker Paul Ryan might go further than getting angry. Keys has released a flirty video saying Ryan can be her valentine if he can get the House of Representatives to act on criminal justice reforms. She refers to old photos of Ryan lifting weights and asks, "Show me how cool you are." She ends by blowing him a kiss and calling him "so special." Keys did the video on behalf of the We Are Here advocacy group that is pushing for overhaul of the nation's criminal justice system. Ryan tells Fox News he didn't know that Keys knew who he was and says the bill is "well on its way here in the House."

PANIC AT THE DISCO PREPARE FOR SUMMER TOUR WITH WEEZER

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The 10-year-old version of Brendon Urie (YOOR'-ee) of Panic At The Disco is flipping out that they're going to tour with Weezer this summer. Urie says the tour is his "childhood fantasies come true." He had a writing session once with Rivers Cuomo of Weezer and they see each other every now and then. Urie says Cuomo is not a talkative person and getting a couple of sentences out of him is a huge accomplishment. Urie says it's going to be crazy when they finally do shows together and he adds, "No promises, but maybe, I might cry." The Weezer and Panic At The Disco tour starts June 10 outside Houston.

SOUND:

015-a-15-(Brendon Urie (YOOR'-ee), singer for Panic At The Disco, in AP interview)-"and hang out"-Panic At the Disco singer Brendon Urie says he's got big plans this year. (5 Feb 2016)

<<CUT ..015 (02/05/16)>> 00:15 "and hang out"

016-a-18-(Brendon Urie (YOOR'-ee), singer for Panic At The Disco, in AP interview)-"a huge accomplishment"-Panic At the Disco singer Brendon Urie says he'll try to get to know Rivers Cuomo better when they tour together. ((note length of cut)) (5 Feb 2016)

<<CUT ..016 (02/05/16)>> 00:18 "a huge accomplishment"

017-a-13-(Brendon Urie (YOOR'-ee), singer for Panic At The Disco, in AP interview)-"promises but maybe"-Panic At the Disco singer Brendon Urie says he's turning into a fan boy, knowing he'll spend the summer with Weezer. (5 Feb 2016)

<<CUT ..017 (02/05/16)>> 00:13 "promises but maybe"

SEAL NABS ROLE AS PONTIUS PILATE ON "THE PASSION"

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Seal has been cast as Pontius Pilate in the upcoming TV special about Jesus' life. Jencarlos Canela will play Jesus, Chris Daughtry plays Judas, Prince Royce portrays the disciple Peter and Trisha Yearwood stars as Mary, the mother of Jesus. "The Passion" will be staged live in New Orleans on March 20 and shown on Fox.

ANDRA DAY CREDITS STEVIE WONDER FOR HER SUCCESS

ATLANTA (AP) -- Andra Day is a singer whose story about being discovered is straight out of Hollywood. A video clip of her singing at a strip mall caught the attention of Stevie Wonder's then-wife, who alerted Wonder, who called Day. Day says it felt like a meteor hit her house. She says she was so nervous and kept reminding herself that Wonder is just a regular person, but she also kept thinking, "He's a legend." Day says her manager sabotaged her business relationship with Wonder and it took more than a year to reconnect. She switched managers, and Wonder helped Day get a record deal. Her debut album, "Cheers to the Fall," and the song "Rise Up," are both nominated for Grammys this year. Day says her prayers for her career are being answered.

WIZ KHALIFA ENTERS CANNABIS MARKET

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- It used to be that celebrity after celebrity would announce a fashion line. Now they're announcing marijuana lines. Wiz Khalifa is the latest to come up with his own line of cannabis products. The line will be rolled out on April 20. Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg each have their own line of marijuana products, and Melissa Etheridge has a marijuana-infused wine.

CMT LOOKS FOR ACTORS AT ELVIS PRESLEY'S SCHOOL

NEW YORK (AP) -- CMT plans to do an eight-episode series based on the musical "Million Dollar Quartet." CMT will hold a casting call on February 13 at the Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School in Memphis, where Elvis Presley once attended. The "Million Dollar Quartet" musical is about recording sessions held by Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis. The series will focus on the musicians' rise to fame during a time of social unrest. It will air later this year.

CHRIS STAPLETON, GARY CLARK JR., BONNIE RAITT ADDED TO GRAMMYS

NEW YORK (AP) -- Chris Stapleton, Gary Clark Junior and Bonnie Raitt will do a tribute to B.B. King at the Grammys. Justin Bieber, Diplo and Skrillex will team up for their hit "Where Are You Now." Pitbull, Travis Barker and Robin Thicke will do a song together, with some surprise guests. Hollywood Vampires, consisting of Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp, will also perform. The Grammys are set for February 15 in Los Angeles.

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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.

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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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