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Last Update on July 30, 2014 07:12 GMT

"SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE" AIRS TONIGHT

NEW YORK (AP) -- If Ian Ziering (EYE'-uhn ZEER'-ing) didn't need health insurance he might not have made "Sharknado." He worried that the movie would turn out to be really bad. But an actor has to make a certain amount of money each year to be eligible for health insurance, so he took the job, and it turned out to be one of the biggest hits of his career. Ziering now stars in the sequel "Sharknado 2: The Second One," which airs tonight on Syfy.

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Michael Weinfeld

Ian Ziering has his wife to thank for starring in the "Sharknado" movies. AP Entertainment Editor Michael Weinfeld explains why.

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Ian Ziering (EYE'-uhn ZEER'-ing)

Ian Ziering says he didn't want to do the first "Sharknado" because the special effects could've been really cheezy. ((longer version of cut in wrap))

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Ian Ziering (EYE'-uhn ZEER'-ing)

Ian Ziering says his pregnant wife insisted on him taking the role so they could qualify for insurance.

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Ian Ziering (EYE'-uhn ZEER'-ing)

Ian Ziering says he owes his wife for one of the biggest hits of his career.

WILL "SHARKNADO 2" EAT TWITTER AGAIN?

UNDATED (AP) -- The first "Sharknado" blew up Twitter. People were posting about 5,000 tweets per minute. We'll see if people are as interested in the sequel, which airs tonight on Syfy. If not, they'll have another chance. "Sharknado 3" is in the works.

"GET ON UP" - CHADWICK BOSEMAN

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Chadwick Boseman was terrified of playing James Brown in "Get On Up." How terrified? Here are the percentages. Boseman says 60 percent of his fear came from learning to dance like Brown and 30 percent was from the pressure of trying to dispel the myths about Brown. The other 10 percent was just a general fear of playing an icon. "Get On Up" opens Friday.

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Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman says all aspects of playing James Brown made him nervous about doing the role.

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Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman says the song "Lost Someone" from James Brown's "Live at the Apollo" album helped him get into the role.

"EXTANT" BEING MOVED BACK AN HOUR TO TRY TO BOOST RATINGS

NEW YORK (AP) -- "Extant" is being moved back an hour to see if it can get better ratings. Starting tonight, it'll air at 10, Eastern daylight time, right after "Criminal Minds." CBS hopes Criminal Minds will be a better lead-in than "Big Brother." Extant was watched by about six and a-half million people last week. That's good enough for 10th place in the ratings, but not as good as CBS was hoping for its highest-profile new drama of the summer. Both episodes of "America's Got Talent" rank one and two in the ratings. They were each watched by more than 10 million people. "The Bachelorette" is in sixth place, followed by "Under the Dome" and "Big Brother."

Country News

Last Update on July 30, 2014 07:12 GMT

LADY GAGA AND TONY BENNETT RECORD JAZZ ALBUM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Tony Bennett says the public is about to find out what a great singer Lady Gaga is. Lady Gaga says the public is about to find out what a crazy dresser Bennett is, when he shows up in his meat dress. The two have hit it off so well, they're releasing an album of jazz standards called "Cheek to Cheek" on September 23. Lady Gaga says she's been singing jazz since she was 13 and she's more comfortable with jazz than pop or R-and-B. She says she's happier than she's ever been.

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Lady Gaga, musician

Lady Gaga says the "Cheek to Cheek" album with Tony Bennett had equal input from both of them.

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Lady Gaga, musician

Lady Gaga says she feels comfortable recording with Tony Bennett.

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Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, musicians

Tony Bennett says Lady Gaga is going to surprise people, and she says the same thing about him.

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Tony Bennett, musician

Tony Bennett says Lady Gaga has the same mindset about music that he does.

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Lady Gaga, musician

Lady Gaga says she's got jazz roots. ((refers to musician Tony Bennett))

EVANESCENCE'S AMY LEE HAS A BOY

UNDATED (AP) -- Amy Lee of Evanescence is a first-time mom. She has posted a photo online of her son born on Thursday. She and husband Josh Hartzler have named him Jack Lion Hartzler. Lee says, "I have never known the depths of my heart til now. The world just exploded into Technicolor."

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER BECOME TARGET EMPLOYEES

UNDATED (AP) -- The band 5 Seconds Of Summer made sure shoppers at Target knew about their new record by posing as Target employees. The band has posted a video that shows them pushing the CD to customers as they entered, directing one customer to the CDs instead of the microwaves and sneaking CDs into shoppers' carts. When one customer looked at the cover and asked, "Would that be you?" singer Luke Hemmings said, "No! He's awful." The video does not indicate in what city they pulled the prank. 5 Seconds Of Summer recently surprised fans in Inglewood, California, by manning a box office to sell their own concert tickets.

ARETHA FRANKLIN DISCUSSES FRIED FOOD, UPCOMING ALBUM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- You might see a familiar face sneaking around the food booths at the Ohio State Fair: Aretha Franklin. She says she loves elephant ears. Franklin plays the fair tomorrow. In the meantime, Franklin has been taking French lessons and studying classical piano with a Julliard graduate. That training will be reflected in her upcoming record, which as yet has no title. Franklin will cover such classics as "Midnight Train To Georgia" as well as modern songs like "Fallin"' by Alicia Keys.

PRIMUS REWORK SONGS FROM "WILLY WONKA"

NEW YORK (AP) -- Primus frontman Les Claypool says he was just looking for an excuse to wear a purple velvet waistcoat and a brown top hat for the next 18 months. Primus' next album will be "Primus and the Chocolate Factory," a remake of the soundtrack to the 1971 film "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." It comes out October 21. Claypool says that film was very influential to him musically and he's always wanted to work a cover of "The Candyman" into Primus sets. He says they plan to sell Primus chocolate bars on the tour, which begins October 22 outside Philadelphia.

TOBY KEITH TOPS FORBES LIST OF TOP-EARNING COUNTRY ACTS

NEW YORK (AP) -- To say Toby Keith has made a buck or two as a country singer is an understatement. Forbes magazine puts Keith at the top of its list of top-earning country artists. Forbes estimates Keith earned $65 million in the past year and $335 million over the past six. That's from his music sales as well as his restaurants, his endorsement deal with Ford, his Wild Shot mescal and his Show Dog record label. He just squeaks past Taylor Swift, who is second on the list with $64 million. Kenny Chesney is third with $44 million, Jason Aldean in fourth with $37 million and Luke Bryan in fifth with $34 million.

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER SUES OVER FAILED ALL-STAR VERSION OF "JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR"

NEW YORK (AP) -- The production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" that was supposed to feature Johnny Rotten as King Herod and Brandon Boyd of Incubus as Judas is now the subject of a lawsuit. Andrew Lloyd Webber's company is suing theatrical producer Michael Cohl for canceling the North American tour of the show, which was supposed to begin in June. The show also featured Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child and JC Chasez (shah-ZAY') of 'N Sync. Ben Forster won the role of Jesus in a British reality show. Cohl's company had no immediate comment on the lawsuit.

CHADWICK BOSEMAN WORKS ON JAMES BROWN ROLE

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The actor who plays James Brown in the film "Get On Up" felt that one song really captured what he wanted to bring to the role. Chadwick Boseman says he played "Lost Someone" from the "Live at the Apollo" album on repeat for days. He even had it on when he left because he wanted it to be playing when he walked in. Boseman says the majority of his fear in playing Brown was the dancing, while 30 percent was getting past the caricatures of Brown and what people think they know about Brown. "Get On Up" opens Friday.

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Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman says all aspects of playing James Brown made him nervous about doing the role.

<<CUT ..006 (07/30/14)>> 00:15 "have that playing"

Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman says the song "Lost Someone" from James Brown's "Live at the Apollo" album helped him get into the role.

KATRINA AND THE WAVES SINGER PLANS U.S. TOUR, ALBUM RELEASE

NEW YORK (AP) -- Katrina of Katrina and the Waves will tour the U.S. for the first time since the 1980s. Katrina Leskanich (LES'-kan-ich) will be part of the Retro Futura Tour featuring Tom Bailey of The Thompson Twins, Midge Ure of Ultravox, China Crisis and Howard Jones. The tour begins August 21 in New York. Leskanich also will release "Blisland," her first record in ten years, on August 19. It's an album of covers of songs from the 1970s.

Rewind Time

July 30, 2014 07:06 GMT

Today is Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2014. There are 154 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On July 30, 1864, during the Civil War, Union forces tried to take Petersburg, Virginia, by exploding a gunpowder-laden mine shaft that had been dug out beneath Confederate defense lines; the attack failed.

On this date:

In 1729, Baltimore, Maryland, was founded.

In 1918, poet Joyce Kilmer, a sergeant in the 165th U.S. Infantry Regiment, was killed during the Second Battle of the Marne in World War I. (Kilmer is perhaps best remembered for his poem "Trees.")

In 1932, the Summer Olympic Games opened in Los Angeles.

In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill creating a women's auxiliary agency in the Navy known as "Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service" -- WAVES for short.

In 1945, the Portland class heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine during World War II; only 316 out of some 1,200 men survived.

In 1953, the Small Business Administration was founded.

In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a measure making "In God We Trust" the national motto, replacing "E Pluribus Unum" ("Out of many, one").

In 1963, the Soviet Union announced it had granted political asylum to Harold "Kim" Philby, the "third man" of a British spy ring.

In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Medicare bill, which went into effect the following year.

In 1975, former Teamsters union president Jimmy Hoffa disappeared in suburban Detroit; although presumed dead, his remains have never been found.

In 1980, Israel's Knesset passed a law reaffirming all of Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state.

In 1990, British Conservative Party lawmaker Ian Gow was killed in a bombing claimed by the Irish Republican Army.

Ten years ago: Leaders of the September 11 commission urged senators to embrace their proposals for massive changes to the nation's intelligence structure, warning that failure to act would leave America vulnerable to another devastating terrorist attack. Mike Tyson was knocked out in the fourth round of a fight in Louisville, Kentucky, by British heavyweight Danny Williams.

Five years ago: Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Sgt. James Crowley, the Cambridge, Massachusetts, police officer who'd arrested him for disorderly conduct at his home, had beers with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at the White House to discuss the dispute that unleashed a furor over racial profiling in America.

One year ago: U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was acquitted of aiding the enemy -- the most serious charge he faced -- but was convicted of espionage, theft and other charges at Fort Meade, Maryland, more than three years after he'd spilled secrets to WikiLeaks. (The former intelligence analyst, now known as Chelsea Manning, was later sentenced to up to 35 years in prison.) Former Sen. Harry F. Byrd Jr., 98, died in Winchester, Virginia.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Richard Johnson is 87. Actor Edd (correct) "Kookie" Byrnes is 81. Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig is 80. Blues musician Buddy Guy is 78. Movie director Peter Bogdanovich is 75. Feminist activist Eleanor Smeal is 75. Former U.S. Rep. Patricia Schroeder is 74. Singer Paul Anka is 73. Jazz musician David Sanborn is 69. Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is 67. Actor William Atherton is 67. Actor Jean Reno (zhahn rih-NOH') is 66. Blues singer-musician Otis Taylor is 66. Actor Frank Stallone is 64. Actor Ken Olin is 60. Actress Delta Burke is 58. Law professor Anita Hill is 58. Singer-songwriter Kate Bush is 56. Country singer Neal McCoy is 56. Actor Richard Burgi is 56. Movie director Richard Linklater is 54. Actor Laurence Fishburne is 53. Actress Lisa Kudrow is 51. Bluegrass musician Danny Roberts (The Grascals) is 51. Country musician Dwayne O'Brien is 50. Actress Vivica A. Fox is 50. Actor Terry Crews is 46. Actor Simon Baker is 45. Movie director Christopher Nolan is 44. Actor Tom Green is 43. Rock musician Brad Hargreaves (Third Eye Blind) is 43. Actress Christine Taylor is 43. Actor-comedian Dean Edwards is 41. Actress Hilary Swank is 40. Olympic gold medal beach volleyball player Misty May-Treanor is 37. Actress Jaime Pressly is 37. Alt-country singer-musician Seth Avett (AY'-veht) is 34. Actress April Bowlby is 34. Actress Yvonne Strahovski is 32. Actress Joey King is 15.

Thought for Today: "An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty." -- Sen. Eugene McCarthy (1916-2005).

Rock News

Last Update on July 30, 2014 07:12 GMT

LADY GAGA AND TONY BENNETT RECORD JAZZ ALBUM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Tony Bennett says the public is about to find out what a great singer Lady Gaga is. Lady Gaga says the public is about to find out what a crazy dresser Bennett is, when he shows up in his meat dress. The two have hit it off so well, they're releasing an album of jazz standards called "Cheek to Cheek" on September 23. Lady Gaga says she's been singing jazz since she was 13 and she's more comfortable with jazz than pop or R-and-B. She says she's happier than she's ever been.

SOUND:

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Lady Gaga, musician

Lady Gaga says the "Cheek to Cheek" album with Tony Bennett had equal input from both of them.

<<CUT ..008 (07/30/14)>> 00:10 "there's no distance"

Lady Gaga, musician

Lady Gaga says she feels comfortable recording with Tony Bennett.

<<CUT ..009 (07/30/14)>> 00:16 "what's going on"

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, musicians

Tony Bennett says Lady Gaga is going to surprise people, and she says the same thing about him.

<<CUT ..010 (07/30/14)>> 00:12 "a little different"

Tony Bennett, musician

Tony Bennett says Lady Gaga has the same mindset about music that he does.

<<CUT ..011 (07/30/14)>> 00:12 "Tony found out"

Lady Gaga, musician

Lady Gaga says she's got jazz roots. ((refers to musician Tony Bennett))

EVANESCENCE'S AMY LEE HAS A BOY

UNDATED (AP) -- Amy Lee of Evanescence is a first-time mom. She has posted a photo online of her son born on Thursday. She and husband Josh Hartzler have named him Jack Lion Hartzler. Lee says, "I have never known the depths of my heart til now. The world just exploded into Technicolor."

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER BECOME TARGET EMPLOYEES

UNDATED (AP) -- The band 5 Seconds Of Summer made sure shoppers at Target knew about their new record by posing as Target employees. The band has posted a video that shows them pushing the CD to customers as they entered, directing one customer to the CDs instead of the microwaves and sneaking CDs into shoppers' carts. When one customer looked at the cover and asked, "Would that be you?" singer Luke Hemmings said, "No! He's awful." The video does not indicate in what city they pulled the prank. 5 Seconds Of Summer recently surprised fans in Inglewood, California, by manning a box office to sell their own concert tickets.

ARETHA FRANKLIN DISCUSSES FRIED FOOD, UPCOMING ALBUM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- You might see a familiar face sneaking around the food booths at the Ohio State Fair: Aretha Franklin. She says she loves elephant ears. Franklin plays the fair tomorrow. In the meantime, Franklin has been taking French lessons and studying classical piano with a Julliard graduate. That training will be reflected in her upcoming record, which as yet has no title. Franklin will cover such classics as "Midnight Train To Georgia" as well as modern songs like "Fallin"' by Alicia Keys.

PRIMUS REWORK SONGS FROM "WILLY WONKA"

NEW YORK (AP) -- Primus frontman Les Claypool says he was just looking for an excuse to wear a purple velvet waistcoat and a brown top hat for the next 18 months. Primus' next album will be "Primus and the Chocolate Factory," a remake of the soundtrack to the 1971 film "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." It comes out October 21. Claypool says that film was very influential to him musically and he's always wanted to work a cover of "The Candyman" into Primus sets. He says they plan to sell Primus chocolate bars on the tour, which begins October 22 outside Philadelphia.

TOBY KEITH TOPS FORBES LIST OF TOP-EARNING COUNTRY ACTS

NEW YORK (AP) -- To say Toby Keith has made a buck or two as a country singer is an understatement. Forbes magazine puts Keith at the top of its list of top-earning country artists. Forbes estimates Keith earned $65 million in the past year and $335 million over the past six. That's from his music sales as well as his restaurants, his endorsement deal with Ford, his Wild Shot mescal and his Show Dog record label. He just squeaks past Taylor Swift, who is second on the list with $64 million. Kenny Chesney is third with $44 million, Jason Aldean in fourth with $37 million and Luke Bryan in fifth with $34 million.

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER SUES OVER FAILED ALL-STAR VERSION OF "JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR"

NEW YORK (AP) -- The production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" that was supposed to feature Johnny Rotten as King Herod and Brandon Boyd of Incubus as Judas is now the subject of a lawsuit. Andrew Lloyd Webber's company is suing theatrical producer Michael Cohl for canceling the North American tour of the show, which was supposed to begin in June. The show also featured Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child and JC Chasez (shah-ZAY') of 'N Sync. Ben Forster won the role of Jesus in a British reality show. Cohl's company had no immediate comment on the lawsuit.

CHADWICK BOSEMAN WORKS ON JAMES BROWN ROLE

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The actor who plays James Brown in the film "Get On Up" felt that one song really captured what he wanted to bring to the role. Chadwick Boseman says he played "Lost Someone" from the "Live at the Apollo" album on repeat for days. He even had it on when he left because he wanted it to be playing when he walked in. Boseman says the majority of his fear in playing Brown was the dancing, while 30 percent was getting past the caricatures of Brown and what people think they know about Brown. "Get On Up" opens Friday.

SOUND:

<<CUT ..005 (07/30/14)>> 00:14 "any easy part"

Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman says all aspects of playing James Brown made him nervous about doing the role.

<<CUT ..006 (07/30/14)>> 00:15 "have that playing"

Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman says the song "Lost Someone" from James Brown's "Live at the Apollo" album helped him get into the role.

KATRINA AND THE WAVES SINGER PLANS U.S. TOUR, ALBUM RELEASE

NEW YORK (AP) -- Katrina of Katrina and the Waves will tour the U.S. for the first time since the 1980s. Katrina Leskanich (LES'-kan-ich) will be part of the Retro Futura Tour featuring Tom Bailey of The Thompson Twins, Midge Ure of Ultravox, China Crisis and Howard Jones. The tour begins August 21 in New York. Leskanich also will release "Blisland," her first record in ten years, on August 19. It's an album of covers of songs from the 1970s.

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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