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Recording artist Lady Gaga gestures at a Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga concert taping on Monday, July 28, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

Gaga on Bennett duet CD: Jazz comes easier vs. pop

Lady Gaga is a bonafide pop star, but the singer says recording jazz music was easier than pop. Gaga has spent two years recording an album of jazz standards with Tony Bennett called "Cheek to Cheek," to be released this fall. "You know, it's funny, but jazz comes a little ...

This image released by Polk & Co. shows James Franco, right, and Chris O'Dowd in a scene from "Of Mice and Men," in New York.  Franco’s play "Of Mice and Men" has left Broadway with a roar _ a box office record. The show, co-starring Chris O'Dowd and Leighton Meester, said Monday, July 28, 2014, it earned $1,038,106 for the week ending Sunday, setting a new 8-performance weekly record gross at the Longacre Theatre and marking the first time the theater ever housed a show that crossed the $1 million mark. (AP Photo/Polk & Co., Richard Phibbs)

'Of Mice and Men' leaves Broadway on a record high

James Franco's play "Of Mice and Men" has left Broadway with a roar — a box office record. The show, co-starring Chris O'Dowd and Leighton Meester, said Monday it earned $1,038,106 for the week ending Sunday, setting a new eight-performance weekly record gross at the Longacre Theatre and marking the ...

FILE - This Sept. 9, 2013 file photo shows reality television star from the MTV Series "Jersey Shore," Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino in New York. Sorrentino, better known as The Situation, has agreed to take the classes as part of a deal to resolve simple assault charges he faced following a July 15 fight with his brother at their family’s tanning salon in Middletown Township. A municipal court judge Monday accepted the deal. If Sorrentino successfully completes the counseling program, the charge against him could be downgraded. (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP, File)

The Situation agrees to anger management classes

The Situation will be getting lessons in anger management. Former "Jersey Shore" star Michael Sorrentino, better known as The Situation, has agreed to take the classes as part of a deal to resolve simple assault charges he faced following a July 15 fight with his brother at their family's tanning ...

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26:  Musician Keith Urban performs onstage during the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Dozens treated for illness at Keith Urban concert

Authorities say several dozen people were treated for alcohol-related illnesses at a weekend Keith Urban concert in Massachusetts. Police and fire officials say ambulances from five surrounding communities responded to the Saturday night concert at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, about 30 miles south of Boston. At least 46 people ...

Italian tenor Bergonzi dies at age 90

Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi, considered one of the most authoritative interpreters of Verdi's operas, has died at the age of 90. The Italian Auxologic Institute in Milan on Monday confirmed Bergonzi's death on Friday. No cause was given. Born in the province of Parma not far from Verdi's hometown, Bergonzi ...

Kevin Bacon attends "The Following" special video presentation and Q&A on Day 4 of Comic-Con International on Sunday, July 27, 2014, in San Diego. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Kevin Bacon brings his 'Six Degrees' to Comic-Con

Kevin Bacon's "Six Degrees" world got even bigger Sunday at Comic-Con. During a Sunday panel for his Fox show "The Following," a fan brought up the pop culture game known as "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon," whose premise is anyone in Hollywood can be linked to the actor. She wondered ...

Katey Sagal attends the "Sons of Anarchy" panel on Day 4 of Comic-Con International on Sunday, July 27, 2014, in San Diego. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

'Sons of Anarchy' book announced at Comic-Con

"Sons of Anarchy" is revving up for its final season but the outlaw motorcycle club will live on in books. Series creator Kurt Sutter revealed the cover art to "Sons of Anarchy: Bratva" (Titan Books Ltd.) Sunday at Comic-Con. The first of a series about the "Sons" world, "Bratva" is ...

Costumed characters walk outside of the convention center on day 1 of the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention held Thursday, July 24, 2014 in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)

Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue — allegations of sexual harassment at the annual pop-culture festival. Geeks for CONsent, founded by three women from Philadelphia, gathered nearly 2,600 signatures on an online petition ...

FILE - In this March 1, 2012 file photo, actor Ben McKenzie poses for a portrait while promoting his TNT show "Southland" in New York. Fox says it's ordering a series that delves into the early years of future "Batman" police commissioner James Gordon, with McKenzie playing Gordon in his detective years. “Gotham” also will include untold tales of DC Comics villains and introduces a new character, Fish Mooney, producer Warner Bros. Television said Monday, May 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri, file)

4 DC Comics brought to TV get Comic-Con event

Four DC comics brought to life for television took over the San Diego Convention Center's 6,500 seat Hall H at Comic-Con on Saturday night. "Arrow" star, Stephen Amell, hosted the extravaganza called "Warner Bros. Television Presents a Night of DC Entertainment." He introduced actors Ben McKenzie, Grant Gustin and Matt ...

Ian Somerhalder attends the "Vampire Diaries" panel on Day 3 of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in San Diego. (Photo by Tonya Wise/Invision/AP)

'The Vampire Diaries' takes bite out of Comic-Con

Season 5 of The CW's "The Vampire Diaries" ended with characters Damon and Bonnie (played by Ian Somerhalder and Kat Graham) being separated from their loved ones as they enter a mysterious, purgatory-like dimension. The cast returned to Comic-Con on Saturday where they played a video of Somerhalder and Graham ...

Actors Jeremy Renner, from left, Chris Hemsworth, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Evans stand during the Marvel panel at Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in San Diego. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

'Avengers' unleash 'Ultron' footage at Comic-Con

Several members of "The Avengers" descended on Comic-Con on Saturday to debut the first footage from the upcoming superhero sequel. Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner and Robert Downey Jr. were on hand with other cast members from "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," including Samuel L. Jackson and ...

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2010 file photo, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis plays at the Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, R.I. He will be among the featured performers returning to the festival on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. Marsalis' Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra are set to perform some of the signature pieces from Newport's storied past by Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and Miles Davis, among others. (AP Photo/Joe Giblin, File)

At 60, Newport Jazz Fest looks to the future

Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein is more interested in where jazz is going than in where it's been as he marks the 60th anniversary of the granddaddy of all outdoor jazz festivals. That's why the 88-year-old Wein is celebrating the milestone by adding a third day of music at ...

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02:  Paul Rudd attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

'Ant-Man' cast revealed: Lilly, Douglas, Rudd

The "Ant-Man" cast is set. Paul Rudd was previously revealed as the tiny title superhero. But at Marvel's Comic-Con panel Saturday, Evangeline Lilly confirmed she'll play Hope Pym. Michael Douglas plays her dad, Dr. Hank Pym. And Corey Stoll is set to play the villain Darren Cross, also known as ...

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 27:  Actor James Spader speaks onstage during "The Blacklist" panel discussion at the NBC portion of the 2013 Summer Television Critics Association tour - Day 4 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 27, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

'Blacklist' fans get black fedoras at Comic-Con

Fans gathered for the panel for NBC's drama "The Blacklist" on Saturday received black fedoras, in honor of the character played by James Spader. On "The Blacklist," Spader is Raymond "Red" Reddington, a fedora-wearing former fugitive who turns himself in to be an informant. The catch: He will only deal ...

Anna Faris, left, and Chris Pratt arrive at the premiere of "Guardians Of The Galaxy" at El Capitan Theatre on Monday, July 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

Marvel announces 'Guardians of the Galaxy' sequel

"Guardians of the Galaxy" hasn't opened in theaters yet, but a sequel is already in the works. Director James Gunn and star Chris Pratt announced the planned sequel Saturday during Marvel Studios' Comic-Con presentation. "Guardians of the Galaxy" follows a motley team of otherworldly misfits, including a talking raccoon, led ...

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