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Last Update on October 20, 2014 08:03 GMT

JAY LENO-COMEDY AWARD

WASHINGTON (AP) -- He has told many a joke during his career. But last night, he was the target of most of the humor. Jay Leno was given the nation's top humor award. Jimmy Fallon, Jerry Seinfeld and Wanda Sykes were among those paying tribute to Leno at the Kennedy Center in Washington last night -- as he received the Mark Twain Prize. Previous winners include Carol Burnett, Will Ferrell and Bill Cosby. The event was recorded and will be broadcast nationally on Nov. 23 on PBS.

Jay Leno was honored with the nation's top humor prize Sunday, as the AP's Jamie Friar reports.

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Archive audio of "Tonight Show" introduction

Archive audio of "Tonight Show" introduction. COURTESY: NBC ((mandatory on-air credit))

DAVID LETTERMAN-CUE CARD GUY

NEW YORK (AP) -- The guy who has handled David Letterman's cue cards for years will have to handle something else -- unemployment. He has lost his job -- after getting into a dispute with a co-worker. Tony Mendez tells the New York Post he was let go after grabbing a co-worker by the shirt. The incident happened behind the scenes at "Late Show with David Letterman." Mendez, who's 60, says he knows he was wrong -- saying he should not have gone after a co-worker. He says Letterman was unaware of any beef between the two workers. Mendez was familiar to "Late Show" viewers, having appeared in episodes of the show going back to at least 1997.

BOX OFFICE-"FURY"

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's intense and bloody. It's also the nation's top movie. Brad Pitt's "Fury" has fought its way to the number one slot at the box office, taking in $23.5 million in ticket sales. The rise of Fury drops the previous top film to second place. "Gone Girl" had been at the top for the past two weeks before dropping down a notch with a box office take of $17.8 million. Number three is the animated movie "The Book of Life," followed by Disney's "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" with $12 million. Rounding out the top five is another new film, "The Best of Me," with $10.2 million.

After a chilly financial summer -- things are looking up a bit for Hollywood. The AP's Jamie Friar looks at the weekend box office numbers.

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Sound of an excerpt from "Fury"

This is an excerpt from the World War II drama "Fury," which was number one at the weekend box office.

BRAD PITT-LONDON FILM FEST

LONDON (AP) -- While it was making news at the box office here in the U.S., Brad Pitt's new movie was rounding out the London Film Festival. Pitt walked the red carpet before the screening of "Fury" -- the often brutal tale of at a tank crew doing battle in the closing months of World War II. The London festival handed out prizes for films this past Saturday.

MISTY UPHAM-BODY ID'D

SEATTLE (AP) -- Officials near Seattle confirmed what has been feared since last week: that the body found in a ravine is that of missing actress Misty Upham. Authorities say the actress died Oct. 5 -- the same day her family told police the actress was suicidal. The medical examiner's office has identified the body of the Native American actress -- but the cause and manner of her death are still being determined. Things with Upham's name on them were found nearby and authorities say there were no signs of foul play. Upham starred in the movies "August: Osage County," "Frozen River" and "Django Unchained."

EASY RIDER-CYCLE

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) -- A motorcycle said to have been featured in the movie "Easy Rider" has been sold at auction. The Profiles in History auction house isn't identifying who ponied up the $1.35 million for the famed "Captain America" chopper that the house says was ridden in the 1969 movie. But it describes bidding for the Harley-Davidson bike as fierce.

GREEN TV

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- So, which are the "greenest" TV shows? According to an organization that monitors environmental issues -- there are a few that make the grade. The Environmental Media Association says the shows "New Girl," "Parenthood" and "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" have been recognized for their support of green initiatives. The shows received their awards at an event this past Saturday in Burbank, California. Ed Begley Jr. is a member of the board, which encourages those in the entertainment field to educate the public about environmental issues.

Country News

Last Update on October 20, 2014 07:12 GMT

MANHATTAN TRANSFER TOUR AFTER DEATH OF TIM HAUSER

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Manhattan Transfer say they will keep their upcoming tour dates in spite of the death of singer Tim Hauser. A band representative says Hauser died Thursday of cardiac arrest at the age of 72. The group's next concert is Thursday in Manchester, New Hampshire. The Manhattan Transfer's biggest hit was a 1981 remake of "The Boy From New York City." Hauser founded the group in 1969 with different singers. He met some of the current singers while driving a cab in New York.

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Excerpt of The Manhattan Transfer

The Manhattan Transfer performing "Boy From New York City."

COUNTRY SONGWRITER PAUL CRAFT DIES

NASHVILLE (AP) -- The man who gave us "Dropkick Me, Jesus (Through the Goalposts of Life)" has died. The Nashville Tennessean reports songwriter Paul Craft died Saturday after years of deteriorating health. He was 76. Craft also wrote "Hank Williams, You Wrote My Life" for Moe Bandy, "Take Another Swing At Me" for Randy Travis, "Brother Jukebox" for Mark Chesnutt and "It's Me Again, Margaret" for Ray Stevens.

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Excerpt of Mark Chesnutt

Mark Chesnutt performing "Brother Jukebox."

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Excerpt of Bobby Bare

Bobby Bare performing "Dropkick Me Jesus (Through the Goalposts of Life)."

DUSTIN LYNCH RECOVERS FROM BEER CAN ASSAULT

NICEVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Dustin Lynch says he's gotten a few stitches and he'll be OK, but the guy who threw a beer can at him got away. Lynch was performing in Niceville, Florida, on Friday at the Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival when someone beaned him with a full can of beer. Lynch had a cut below one of his eyes. He still finished the show.

BONO HAS GLAUCOMA

LONDON (AP) -- Bono says he wears sunglasses all the time because he has glaucoma. Bono tells the BBC's "Graham Norton Show" he's had the condition for 20 years. He says he has good treatments and he's going to be fine. Glaucoma can sometimes make eyes sensitive to light. Bono says people are now going to think of him as "poor old blind Bono."

NICO AND VINZ ALMOST WERE WRONG ABOUT "AM I WRONG"

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Are you sick of the song "Am I Wrong" by Nico and Vinz? They sort of are too. Nicolas "Nico" Sereba says that song will be on the radio when they get into cabs and the drivers will turn it up for them. Sereba says they think, "'It's OK man. You can turn it down. We've heard it. I know this song." The song nearly didn't happen. Vincent "Vinz" Dery says he was about to give up writing on the song because it wasn't working for him. He heard Nico's verse and thought it was really good, so he knew he had to step up his game.

SOUND:

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Nicolas "Nico" Sereba, musician with Nico and Vinz

Nicolas "Nico" Sereba of Nico and Vinz says they hear their song "Am I Wrong" a lot.

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Nicolas "Nico" Sereba, musician with Nico and Vinz

Nicolas "Nico" Sereba of Nico and Vinz says their song "Am I Wrong" has taken on a life of its own.

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Vincent "Vinz" Dery, musician with Nico and Vinz

Vincent "Vinz" Dery of Nico and Vinz says they thought the song "Am I Wrong" would not get any airplay.

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Vincent "Vinz" Dery, musician with Nico and Vinz

Vincent "Vinz" Dery of Nico and Vinz says he nearly gave up writing the song "Am I Wrong."

STEVEN TYLER IS GUEST SPEAKER AT MAUI DRUG COURT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) -- A few nights after Steven Tyler performed for 20,000 people, he admitted he was scared to talk to 11 people and their families. The Maui News reports it's because Tyler was addressing graduates of the Maui Drug Court, which allows drug offenders to go to rehab rather than jail. Tyler said he was nervous because he was telling the grads his truth about being a drug addict and an alcoholic. He says it's an honor to be part of a new society where judges and police officers know someone's in trouble and offer a way to stay out of jail. Recently, Macklemore addressed a drug court in Seattle, where he was a successful graduate.

PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL RECORDS BUILDING CLOSES

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The home of The Sound Of Philadelphia has closed for good. The Philadelphia International Records building at 309 S. Broad Street was officially shut down last week. The building's sign was dissembled into six pieces and shipped away for storage. The building was the target of arson in 2010 and was not able to be repaired. It's been sold to a developer who will demolish it next year to put up a 47-story hotel and luxury condominiums. Among the acts that recorded in the PIR building were The O'Jays, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, Billy Paul, MFSB and Three Degrees. Before it was home to PIR, the building housed the Cameo-Parkway label. Chubby Checker and Dee Dee Sharp were among the acts who recorded there in that era.

JOE KING OF THE FRAY MARRIES

NEW YORK (AP) -- Singer-guitarist Joe King of The Fray has married "Vampire Diaries" star Candice Accola. People magazine reports the couple married Saturday in New Orleans. It's Accola's first marriage and the second for King. He has two daughters.

Rewind Time

October 20, 2014 07:12 GMT

Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History:

On Oct. 20, 1944, during World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur stepped ashore at Leyte (LAY'-tee) in the Philippines, 2 1/2 years after saying, "I shall return." The cities of Belgrade and Dubrovnik were liberated by Russian and Yugoslav troops. The Guatemala Revolution took place as student and military leaders overthrew the military dictatorship. A series of gas storage tank explosions and fires in Cleveland killed 130 people.

On this date:

In 1714, the coronation of Britain's King George I took place in Westminster Abbey.

In 1803, the U.S. Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase.

In 1914, "Stay Down Here Where You Belong," an antiwar song by Irving Berlin, was published by Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co. in New York.

In 1936, Helen Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan Macy, died in Forest Hills, New York, at age 70.

In 1947, the House Un-American Activities Committee opened hearings into alleged Communist influence and infiltration in the U.S. motion picture industry.

In 1964, the 31st president of the United States, Herbert C. Hoover, died in New York at age 90.

In 1967, seven men were convicted in Meridian, Mississippi, of violating the civil rights of three slain civil rights workers.

In 1968, former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.

In 1973, in the so-called "Saturday Night Massacre," special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox was dismissed and Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William B. Ruckelshaus resigned.

In 1981, a bungled armored truck robbery carried out by members of radical groups in Nanuet, New York, left a guard and two police officers dead.

In 1994, actor Burt Lancaster died in Los Angeles at age 80.

In 2011, Moammar Gadhafi, 69, Libya's dictator for 42 years, was killed as revolutionary fighters overwhelmed his hometown of Sirte (SURT) and captured the last major bastion of resistance two months after his regime fell.

Ten years ago: A U.S. Army staff sergeant, Ivan "Chip" Frederick, pleaded guilty to abusing Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison. (Frederick was sentenced to eight years in prison; he was paroled in 2007.) After being just three outs from getting swept in the AL championship series three nights earlier, the Boston Red Sox finally beat the New York Yankees, winning Game 7 in a 10-3 shocker to become the first major league team to overcome a 3-0 postseason series deficit.

Five years ago: Ignoring appeals by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and even rock star Sting, Iran sentenced an Iranian-American academic, Kian Tajbakhsh (KEE'-ahn tahj-BAHKSH'), to 12 years in prison for his alleged role in anti-government protests. Afghanistan's election commission ordered a runoff in the disputed presidential poll. (The runoff was later canceled, and President Hamid Karzai proclaimed the winner.)

One year ago: A suicide bomber slammed his explosives-laden car into a busy cafe in Baghdad, killing some three dozen people. In Egypt, masked gunmen fired on a Coptic church holding a wedding in the Cairo district of Warraq, killing five people.

Today's Birthdays: Actor William Christopher is 82. Japan's Empress Michiko is 80. Rockabilly singer Wanda Jackson is 77. Former actress Rev. Mother Dolores Hart is 76. Singer Tom Petty is 64. Actor William "Rusty" Russ is 64. Actress Melanie Mayron is 62. Retired MLB All-Star Keith Hernandez is 61. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., is 59. Movie director Danny Boyle is 58. Former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is 57. Actor Viggo Mortensen is 56. Rock musician Jim Sonefeld (Hootie & The Blowfish) is 50. Rock musician David Ryan is 50. Rock musician Doug Eldridge (Oleander) is 47. Political commentator and blogger Michelle Malkin is 44. Actor Kenneth Choi is 43. Rapper Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dogg) is 43. Singer Dannii Minogue is 43. Singer Jimi Westbrook (country goup Little Big Town) is 43. Country musician Jeff Loberg is 38. Actor Sam Witwer is 37. Actor John Krasinski is 35. Rock musician Daniel Tichenor (Cage the Elephant) is 35. Actress Katie Featherston is 32. Actress Jennifer Nicole Freeman is 29.

Thought for Today: "Being a politician is a poor profession. Being a public servant is a noble one." -- President Herbert C. Hoover (1874-1964).

Rock News

Last Update on October 20, 2014 07:12 GMT

MANHATTAN TRANSFER TOUR AFTER DEATH OF TIM HAUSER

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Manhattan Transfer say they will keep their upcoming tour dates in spite of the death of singer Tim Hauser. A band representative says Hauser died Thursday of cardiac arrest at the age of 72. The group's next concert is Thursday in Manchester, New Hampshire. The Manhattan Transfer's biggest hit was a 1981 remake of "The Boy From New York City." Hauser founded the group in 1969 with different singers. He met some of the current singers while driving a cab in New York.

SOUND:

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Excerpt of The Manhattan Transfer

The Manhattan Transfer performing "Boy From New York City."

COUNTRY SONGWRITER PAUL CRAFT DIES

NASHVILLE (AP) -- The man who gave us "Dropkick Me, Jesus (Through the Goalposts of Life)" has died. The Nashville Tennessean reports songwriter Paul Craft died Saturday after years of deteriorating health. He was 76. Craft also wrote "Hank Williams, You Wrote My Life" for Moe Bandy, "Take Another Swing At Me" for Randy Travis, "Brother Jukebox" for Mark Chesnutt and "It's Me Again, Margaret" for Ray Stevens.

SOUND:

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Excerpt of Mark Chesnutt

Mark Chesnutt performing "Brother Jukebox."

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Excerpt of Bobby Bare

Bobby Bare performing "Dropkick Me Jesus (Through the Goalposts of Life)."

DUSTIN LYNCH RECOVERS FROM BEER CAN ASSAULT

NICEVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Dustin Lynch says he's gotten a few stitches and he'll be OK, but the guy who threw a beer can at him got away. Lynch was performing in Niceville, Florida, on Friday at the Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival when someone beaned him with a full can of beer. Lynch had a cut below one of his eyes. He still finished the show.

BONO HAS GLAUCOMA

LONDON (AP) -- Bono says he wears sunglasses all the time because he has glaucoma. Bono tells the BBC's "Graham Norton Show" he's had the condition for 20 years. He says he has good treatments and he's going to be fine. Glaucoma can sometimes make eyes sensitive to light. Bono says people are now going to think of him as "poor old blind Bono."

NICO AND VINZ ALMOST WERE WRONG ABOUT "AM I WRONG"

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Are you sick of the song "Am I Wrong" by Nico and Vinz? They sort of are too. Nicolas "Nico" Sereba says that song will be on the radio when they get into cabs and the drivers will turn it up for them. Sereba says they think, "'It's OK man. You can turn it down. We've heard it. I know this song." The song nearly didn't happen. Vincent "Vinz" Dery says he was about to give up writing on the song because it wasn't working for him. He heard Nico's verse and thought it was really good, so he knew he had to step up his game.

SOUND:

<<CUT ..007 (10/20/14)>> 00:10 "know this song"

Nicolas "Nico" Sereba, musician with Nico and Vinz

Nicolas "Nico" Sereba of Nico and Vinz says they hear their song "Am I Wrong" a lot.

<<CUT ..008 (10/20/14)>> 00:13 "it feels good (laughs)"

Nicolas "Nico" Sereba, musician with Nico and Vinz

Nicolas "Nico" Sereba of Nico and Vinz says their song "Am I Wrong" has taken on a life of its own.

<<CUT ..009 (10/20/14)>> 00:06 "our main concern"

Vincent "Vinz" Dery, musician with Nico and Vinz

Vincent "Vinz" Dery of Nico and Vinz says they thought the song "Am I Wrong" would not get any airplay.

<<CUT ..010 (10/20/14)>> 00:16 "keep doing this"

Vincent "Vinz" Dery, musician with Nico and Vinz

Vincent "Vinz" Dery of Nico and Vinz says he nearly gave up writing the song "Am I Wrong."

STEVEN TYLER IS GUEST SPEAKER AT MAUI DRUG COURT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) -- A few nights after Steven Tyler performed for 20,000 people, he admitted he was scared to talk to 11 people and their families. The Maui News reports it's because Tyler was addressing graduates of the Maui Drug Court, which allows drug offenders to go to rehab rather than jail. Tyler said he was nervous because he was telling the grads his truth about being a drug addict and an alcoholic. He says it's an honor to be part of a new society where judges and police officers know someone's in trouble and offer a way to stay out of jail. Recently, Macklemore addressed a drug court in Seattle, where he was a successful graduate.

PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL RECORDS BUILDING CLOSES

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The home of The Sound Of Philadelphia has closed for good. The Philadelphia International Records building at 309 S. Broad Street was officially shut down last week. The building's sign was dissembled into six pieces and shipped away for storage. The building was the target of arson in 2010 and was not able to be repaired. It's been sold to a developer who will demolish it next year to put up a 47-story hotel and luxury condominiums. Among the acts that recorded in the PIR building were The O'Jays, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, Billy Paul, MFSB and Three Degrees. Before it was home to PIR, the building housed the Cameo-Parkway label. Chubby Checker and Dee Dee Sharp were among the acts who recorded there in that era.

JOE KING OF THE FRAY MARRIES

NEW YORK (AP) -- Singer-guitarist Joe King of The Fray has married "Vampire Diaries" star Candice Accola. People magazine reports the couple married Saturday in New Orleans. It's Accola's first marriage and the second for King. He has two daughters.

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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