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Singer Bob Seger poses for a portrait in a Capitol Records studio on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Still the Same: Bob Seger launching tour, album

At 69, Bob Seger says he's ready to hit the road again: He's scaled back smoking and bicycles 10 miles a day as part of a workout routine. "I think I'm in pretty good shape," Seger said in a phone interview, noting that a colonoscopy from a few years ago ...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2014, file photo,  protestors attend the arrivals at the Metropolitan Opera 2014-15 Season Opening  in New York to register their disapproval of the Met's decision to premiere the controversial opera "The Death of Klinghoffer," later in the season. The opera, about  the hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro and the murder of Jewish passenger Leon Klinghoffer, is expected to attract more protesters when it opens Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Firestorm over Met opera hits fever pitch

Some big-name politicians are joining Jewish protesters in a growing firestorm against an opera they say glorifies Palestinian terrorists. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Gov. George Pataki and two U.S. congressmen are among hundreds expected outside the Metropolitan Opera on Monday to protest the Met premiere of "The ...

Comedians honor Jay Leno with humor prize in DC

The joke was on Jay Leno as comedians saluted the former "Tonight Show" host Sunday when he received the nation's top humor prize. Jimmy Fallon, Jerry Seinfeld and Wanda Sykes celebrated Leno's famous work ethic and poked fun as he received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the ...

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'Letterman' cue card man fired for colleague clash

David Letterman's longtime cue-card holder says he wound up cuing his own firing by getting aggressive with a colleague. Tony Mendez tells the New York Post (http://bit.ly/ZKEOSD ) in a story published Sunday he lost his job after grabbing a co-worker by the shirt Oct. 9 behind the scenes at ...

The 10 semifinalists for World's Funniest Person

The 10 semifinalists in the World's Funniest Person competition are: — Mustapha El Atrassi, France. Born in France to a Moroccan family, El Atrassi began doing stand-up as a teenager. He appeared in a one-man show in Paris at age 16 and two years later had his own sitcom in ...

British actor James McAvoy and BFI London Film Festival Director, Clare Stewart arrive for the London Film Festival Awards Ceremony, at a central London venue, London, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)

Brad Pitt war film wraps up London Film Festival

Brad Pitt was bringing the London Film Festival to a storming conclusion Sunday with "Fury," David Ayer's mud- and blood-splattered tale of a tank crew in the closing days of World War II. The film offers a brutal depiction of combat, but Pitt says filming it has made him a ...

FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2014 file photo, Michael Eisenberg, sits on the customized Captain America chopper he says Peter Fonda rode in “Easy Rider” in Calabasas, Calif. Officials say the motorcycle reportedly featured in "Easy Rider" sold for $1.35 million Saturday night Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Reported 'Easy Rider' chopper sells at auction

A motorcycle reportedly featured in "Easy Rider" has been sold for what auctioneers say was $1.35 million. The Profiles in History auction house did not identify the buyer with Saturday night's winning bid for the "Captain America" chopper. Spokeswoman Sabrina Propper says bidding was fierce for the Harley-Davidson that the ...

Archaeologists seek movie set in California sands

Archaeologists working in the sand dunes along the Central California coast are digging up ancient sphinxes — but these are made of plaster. More than 90 years ago, legendary filmmaker Cecile B. DeMille erected 21 giant sphinxes and an 800-foot-wide temple as a set for the silent, black-and-white classic movie ...

George Lucas fills in details on Chicago museum

George Lucas is filling in some details on his planned art and movie memorabilia museum, including how the California native settled on Chicago as a location over San Francisco. It was his wife's idea. The "Star Wars" creator told the Chicago Ideas Week forum on Friday that wife Mellody Hobson, ...

A FREEDOM MOMENT--President Barack Obama looks to author Toni Morrison before awarding her the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Tuesday, May 29, 2012, in the East Room of the White House in Washington.

Toni Morrison's papers to be housed at Princeton

The papers of Nobel laureate Toni Morrison are now part of the permanent library collection of Princeton University. Princeton made the announcement Friday, shortly before the 83-year-old Morrison took part in a forum at the school where she served on the faculty for 17 years. The renowned author's papers contain ...

In this May 17, 2013 file photo, actress Misty Upham arrives for the screening of the film Jimmy P.: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian, at the 66th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France. The King County medical examiner has confirmed Friday Oct. 17, 2014 that a body found in a ravine in the Seattle suburb of Auburn is that of missing actress Misty Upham, known for her roles in "August: Osage County," ''Frozen River" and "Django Unchained." (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, File)

Medical examiner: Body that of missing actress

The King County medical examiner has confirmed that a body found in a ravine in the Seattle suburb of Auburn is that of missing actress Misty Upham, known for her roles in "August: Osage County," ''Frozen River" and "Django Unchained." In a statement, the medical examiner's office said Friday that ...

Police officers stand around a collapsed ventilation grate in Seongnam, South Korea, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Sixteen people watching an outdoor pop concert in South Korea fell 20 meters (60 feet) to their deaths Friday when a ventilation grate they were standing on collapsed, officials said. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

S. Korea concert planner found dead after 16 die

A South Korean man involved in planning an outdoor pop concert where 16 people were killed after falling through a ventilation grate was found dead Saturday in an apparent suicide, officials said, as doctors treated eight others facing life-threatening injuries from the disaster. The man, 37, an employee of the ...

Bono Vox arrives at the Cipriani hotel in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 to attend George Clooney's wedding ceremony. George Clooney, 53, and Amal Alamuddin, 36, are expected to get married this weekend in Venice, one of the world's most romantic settings. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Bono says he wears sunglasses due to glaucoma

U2 singer Bono says his ever-present sunglasses aren't a rock-star affectation — he has suffered from glaucoma for 20 years. The condition — a buildup of pressure that can damage the optic nerve — can make the eyes sensitive to light. Bono told the BBC's "Graham Norton Show" that he ...

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2006 file photo, Tim Hauser, right, performs with the other members of the U.S. vocal group The Manhattan Transfer at the Avo Session in Basel, Switzerland. Hauser, the founder and singer of the Grammy-winning vocal troupe The Manhattan Transfer, died Thursday from cardiac arrest, band representative JoAnn Geffen said Friday. He was 72. (AP Photo/Keystone, Georgios Kefalas, File)

Manhattan Transfer singer, founder dies at 72

Tim Hauser, the founder and singer of the Grammy-winning vocal troupe The Manhattan Transfer, died Thursday from cardiac arrest, band representative JoAnn Geffen said Friday. He was 72. Hauser founded Manhattan Transfer, who released their debut album in the early 1970s and launched hits such as "Operator" and "The Boy ...

Dame Maggie Smith is made a member of the Order of the Companion of Honour by Queen Elizabeth II during an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle, England, Friday Oct. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, Dominic Lipinski) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE

Maggie Smith gets honor from Queen Elizabeth II

British royalty has met acting aristocracy, as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II bestowed an honor on Maggie Smith during a ceremony at Windsor Castle. Smith, who plays the imperious Dowager Countess of Grantham on "Downton Abbey," was made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honor on Friday in ...

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Oct. 3, 2014

Photos: Cirque Du Soleil's 'Amaluna' Atlanta Premiere Night

‘Bachelorette’ Andi Dorfman and fiance Josh Murray, 'RHOA' stars Kenya Moore and Cynthia Bailey, attended opening night of Cirque Du Soleil's 'Amaluna' at the Big Top at Atlantic Station on October 3, 2014 in Atlanta.

Oct. 2, 2014

Photos: 'Walking Dead' Season 5 premiere

Photos: 'Walking Dead' Season 5 premiere

Annual Woofstock event in Suwanee

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