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  • Music producer Jermaine Dupri’s Atlanta mansion, worth $3.7 million, is in foreclosure

    The Associated Press

    ATLANTA – According to foreclosure documents, music producer Jermaine Dupri is losing his multimillion dollar Atlanta mansion. A mortgage foreclosure notice from September says Dupri owes $2.5 million on the 9,441-square-foot home. The notice says the songwriter-rapper failed to make monthly payments. Fulton County public records show the property is valued at nearly $3.7 million.

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  • Shania Twain arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas.Twain has lent her voice to an RCMP campaign against family violence.In a 60-second video posted online by the Mounties the singer tells viewers that violence inside the home shouldn't be kept a secret. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP

    Shania Twain says in RCMP video that family violence is ‘never acceptable’

    The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – Country music superstar Shania Twain has lent her voice to an RCMP campaign against family violence. In a 60-second video posted online by the Mounties the singer tells viewers that violence inside the home shouldn’t be kept a secret. Speaking over a twangy guitar track, she says “sometimes home is where the hurt

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  • This Nov. 2014 photo provided by Edelman Arts shows a painting by Fritz Bultman, “Gravity of Nightfall,” in the north lobby of the new 1 World Trade Center building in New York. The painting is among 13 public artworks by five artists selected or commissioned for the historic 104-story skyscraper which opened to great fanfare in November. (AP Photo/Edelman Arts, Michael Mundy)

    World Trade Center tower features large-scale, bold, colourful artworks in lobbies

    Ula Ilnytzky, The Associated Press

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – The new 1 World Trade Center opened to great fanfare last month as the first tenants moved into the 1,776-foot tower through a vast lobby dominated by a monumental abstract mural. The colour-splashed, 90-by-15-foot painting is among more than a dozen works selected or commissioned for the skyscraper. Asher Edelman, whose

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  • FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2014 file photo, Young Jeezy performs at Power 105.1's Powerhouse 2014 at Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. A judge on Thursday Dec. 11, 2014, dismissed a possession of an assault weapon charge filed in Orange County Superior Court after a prosecutor said new evidence in the case did not support prosecuting the platinum-selling rapper or five others police arrested after finding an AK-47 at a venue where he was performing. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)

    Assault-weapon charge against rapper Young Jeezy gets dismissed in California

    Anthony McCartney, The Associated Press

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – A felony weapons charge against platinum-selling rapper Young Jeezy has been dismissed after a prosecutor said there wasn’t enough evidence to support the case. Orange County Deputy District Attorney Renee Jones sought the dismissal during a court hearing Thursday but declined to elaborate on what new information led to it. Jeezy,

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  • FILE - In this July 29, 2013 file photo, Les Moonves arrives at the CBS, CW and Showtime TCA party at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. CBS is extending the contract of President and CEO Moonves for another two years, through June 2019. CBS Corp. says Moonves' salary will remain at its current level and he will be eligible for annual performance bonuses and stock-based compensation. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

    CBS extends contract of President and CEO Leslie Moonves 2 more years, into 2019

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – CBS is extending the contract of President and CEO Leslie Moonves for another two years, through June 2019. CBS Corp. says Moonves’ salary will remain at its current level and he will be eligible for annual performance bonuses and stock-based compensation. According to calculations by The Associated Press and Equilar, Moonves

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  • This photo released by HBO shows, from left, Martin Starr, Kumail Nanjiani, and Thomas Middleditch, in a scene from the television series, "Silicon Valley," episode 4. New fans are discovering classic TV shows thanks to Netflix, prompting podcasts that allow people to engage with old programs in a very modern way. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/HBO, Jaimie Trueblood

    Podcasts reviving classic TV shows like ‘The X-Files’ and ‘Twin Peaks’

    Laura Kane, The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – “The X-Files” died an unceremonious death. When the moody sci-fi series hobbled to a close in 2002, it had basically lost one of its stars, David Duchovny, and suffered from three critically panned seasons. A 2008 movie, “The X-Files: I Want to Believe,” did little to counter the bad taste left in the

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  • Sting appears at the curtain call following his debut performance in Broadway's "The Last Ship" on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

    Sting to stick around onstage in his Broadway musical ‘The Last Ship’ until Jan. 24

    Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – Sting plans to stay aboard his musical “The Last Ship” for longer than expected. Producers said Thursday that the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter will extend his stay in the show until Jan. 24, two weeks longer than his original announced run. He jumped into the show Tuesday night, playing a shipyard foreman. “The

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  • In this image released by HBO, actors Matt Bomer, left, and Mark Ruffalo appear in a scene from "The Normal Heart." The show was nominated for a Golden Globe for best TV movie or mini-series on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. The 72nd annual Golden Globe awards will air on NBC on Sunday, Jan. 11. (AP Photo/HBO)

    TV nominations illustrate different strengths for HBO, Showtime

    David Bauder, The Associated Press

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – HBO and Showtime dominated the television nominations for Golden Globe awards on Thursday, illustrating how the archrival pay cable networks have evolved to have very specific strengths. HBO programs and actors were responsible for 15 nominations, with two-thirds of them in the movie or miniseries category. Three HBO productions — “The

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  • In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, a member of Sotheby's staff poses for a picture with Churchill’s red morocco leather dispatch box from his time as Secretary of State for The Colonies: the lid stamped 'THE RT HON WINSTON CHURCHILL., MP SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES' at the auction house in London, England. It is one lot from a sale of possessions of the late Mary Soames, the last of Winston Churchill’s children, due to take place on Dec. 17. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

    Auction of artifacts from Churchill’s daughter shows private side of a famous family

    Jill Lawless, The Associated Press

    LONDON – Sotheby’s auction house is selling art, books, furniture and a humidor owned by a well-known Briton who travelled the world on high-level diplomatic missions during World War II, met Roosevelt and Stalin and loved a good cigar. No, it’s not wartime leader Winston Churchill but his daughter, Mary Soames. The auction of her

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  • National Book Award winners Sherman Alexie, Jacqueline Woodson among speakers at BookCon 2015

    Hillel Italie, The Associated Press

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – National Book Award winners Sherman Alexie and Jacqueline Woodson will be among the featured speakers at BookCon 2015. A year after receiving strong criticism for only inviting white authors as featured panelists, BookCon is teaming with the advocacy group We Need Diverse Books for two gatherings that will showcase authors of

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  • Globe nominations for TV comedy series actor

    The Associated Press

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – The Golden Globe nominations for best actor in a television comedy series have been announced in Beverly Hills, California, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The nominees announced Thursday morning are: Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”; Louis C.K., “Louie”; Ricky Gervais, “Derek”; William H. Macy, “Shameless”; and Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent.” The

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  • Golden Globe nominations for animated film

    The Associated Press

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – The Golden Globe nominations for best animated film have been announced in Beverly Hills, California, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The nominees announced Thursday morning are: “Big Hero 6,” “The Book of Life,” ”The Boxtrolls,” ”How To Train Your Dragon 2″ and “The Lego Movie.” The 72nd annual Golden Globe

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  • Golden Globe nominations for TV drama series

    The Associated Press

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – The Golden Globe nominations for best television drama series have been announced in Beverly Hills, California, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The nominees announced Thursday morning are: “The Affair,” ”Downton Abbey,” ”Game of Thrones,” ”The Good Wife” and “House of Cards.” The 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards will be presented

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  • Globe nominations for actor musical or comedy film

    The Associated Press

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – The Golden Globe nominations for best actor in a musical or comedy film have been announced in Beverly Hills, California, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The nominees announced Thursday morning are: Michael Keaton, “Birdman”; Ralph Fiennes, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”; Bill Murray, “St. Vincent”; Joaquin Phoenix, “Inherent Vice”; Christolph Waltz,

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