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First lawsuit filed over retracted Rolling Stone rape piece

A retracted Rolling Stone magazine article that portrayed the University of Virginia as more concerned about its reputation than a student’s alleged gang rape has prompted the first of two expected lawsuits.

Cannes Film Festival kicks off with a socially-minded tone

The Cannes Film Festival unrolled its red carpet with a socially minded French drama on Wednesday as the usually glitzy festival began on a more serious note after January’s terror attacks in Paris.

Dog blocked bullet zooming toward its owner’s head

Gunfire that struck a Montana bartender as he carried his injured dog outside his house after a shift likely would have killed him if it didn’t hit the pit bull first, the man’s brother said this week.

Michigan couple with 12 sons already welcome boy No. 13

A Michigan couple who already had 12 sons have kept the all-male streak alive with the birth of boy No. 13 on Wednesday.

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ABC sets 10 new series for next season; Muppets on board

ABC is adding a fourth drama next season from its favorite producer, Shonda Rhimes, and bringing the Muppets to prime time in a series with both adult and kid appeal, the network said this week.

CBS ends ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ this fall

CBS is saying goodbye to its long-running hit “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” with a two-hour finale this fall and hello to “Supergirl,” an unusual genre show for the network.

As consumers look for video, AT&T strikes Hulu deal

In a sign of the increasing importance of online video, AT&T said Wednesday it will offer Hulu’s streaming TV service to its customers.

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'American Idol' crowns 14th season champion

Nick Fradiani is the latest winner of "American Idol." The 29-year-old rocker of Guilford, Connecticut, bested soulful 22-year-old vocalist Clark Beckham of White House, Tennessee, to win the 14th edition of the Fox talent competition.

Music Review: Snoop Dogg's funk-inspired album hits right mark

Snoop Dogg, "Bush" (Columbia Records)

Snoop Dogg and Pharrell Williams made magic together more than a decade ago, and now the rapper and producer are doing it again.

Book Review: Story of Wright brothers told

"The Wright Brothers" (Simon & Schuster), by David McCullough

A new book about the Wright brothers does more than chronicle their painstaking, game-changing breakthrough in man's flight, although that in itself would have been a draw. It reveals what truly remarkable men they were: their unparalleled work ethic, their dogged persistence, their unwavering modesty.

TV food star Sandra Lee says she has breast cancer

Food Network television star Sandra Lee announced Tuesday she has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will soon undergo a double mastectomy.

Sea lion pup startles sailor on yacht with snoring, sneezing

A surprising stowaway startled a man out on his boat in San Diego: A sea lion pup who decided to crash in a bunk, waking the owner with his snoring.

Book Review: Melissa Rivers lauds and laughs in 'The Book of Joan'

"The Book of Joan" (Crown), by Melissa Rivers

Before launching into a slew of brazen zingers, comedian Joan Rivers often used her signature catchphrase, "Can we talk?"

Book Review: Madeline Kahn biography looks beyond the laughs

"Madeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life" (University Press of Mississippi), by William V. Madison

She was delightful in "Paper Moon" and "Blazing Saddles," then uproarious as the monster's tuneful bride in "Young Frankenstein." Yet Madeline Kahn often didn't seem to appreciate her comedic talent, even though it kept her close to the hearts of audiences for three decades.

Flashback with retro fashion

Jefferson City Academic Center is presenting its third retro fashion show, “Fashion Never Fades,” which will feature styles from the ’50s through the ’80s.

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