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  • Kelly Clarkson has deal for picture book

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kelly Clarkson has written a new song and a bedtime story for kids — her own included. Clarkson’s first picture book, “River Rose and the Magical Lullaby,” will be released in…

  • The Latest: Denver’s Super Bowl party kicks off with concert

    DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl victory parade (all times local): 10:40 a.m. The Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl victory celebration is starting with an outdoor concert by a trio of…

  • Taylor Swift leads iHeartRadio Award nominations

    NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift leads the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards with eight nominations, followed by The Weeknd with seven. The nominations were announced Tuesday by iHeartMedia and Turner. The event will be televised…

  • Sam Hunt: Hard to wrap head around 2 Grammy nominations

    Singer Sam Hunt says he started in music as a hobby. “Then all of a sudden I was … playing shows and they got bigger and bigger.”

  • Publisher to pay $14M in ‘Happy Birthday’ copyright case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Music publisher Warner/Chappell Music will return $14 million in fees to settle a lawsuit that challenges its claim to “Happy Birthday,” one of the world’s best-known songs. A federal judge ruled…

  • Nat Wolff turns to the dark side in ‘Buried Child’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Actor and musician Nat Wolff couldn’t resist agreeing to do a darkly weird off-Broadway play about a strange family. After all, he’s got a weird family connection to it. Wolff, 21,…

  • Reality TV star, ex-rapper to coach football in Miami

    MIAMI (AP) — The female star of a reality television show along with a former rapper will be leading the football program at Miami’s Jackson High School. The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/1PzpThw ) reports Lakatriona Brunson…

  • ‘Happy Birthday’ lawsuit to be settled for $14 million

    Music publisher Warner/Chappell was charging film and TV producers, performers and others for using the song that dated back to the 19th century until it was sued by a documentary producer last year.

  • Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 14-20

    Feb. 14: TV personality Hugh Downs (“20/20″) is 95. Actress Florence Henderson is 82. Country singer Razzy Bailey is 77. Jazz saxophonist Maceo Parker is 73. TV personality Pat O’Brien (“The Insider,” ”Access Hollywood”) is…

  • Country legend Merle Haggard returns to stage after illness

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Country legend Merle Haggard has returned to the stage after canceling several shows in February because of health issues caused by pneumonia. A statement from his publicist Monday says the 78-year-old…

  • Beyonce’s Super Bowl show bringing both praise and criticism

    A day after the Super Bowl, people are still parsing over each frame from Beyonce’s halftime performance, trying to glean the messages, both subtle and overt, that made for a stunning display of unapologetic blackness…

  • Capitol Hill Buzz: GOP lawmaker lashes out at Beyonce video

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyonce’s new video “Formation” is “pro-Black Panther” and “anti-cop,” says a Republican congressman, who argued Monday that it perpetuates a lie about the August 2014 shooting in Missouri of an unarmed black…

  • City of Rocky Top settles suit with song copyright holders

    ROCKY TOP, Tenn. (AP) — The city of Rocky Top has settled a lawsuit with the copyright holders of the bluegrass song the town is named after. Rocky Top changed its name from Lake City…

  • City of Rocky Top settles suit with song copyright holders

    ROCKY TOP, Tenn. (AP) — The city of Rocky Top has settled a lawsuit with the copyright holders of the bluegrass song their town is named after. House of Bryant Publications sued what was then…

  • Flavor Flav pleads no contest to DUI charge in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The entertainer Flavor Flav pleaded no contest Monday to misdemeanor driving under the influence in Las Vegas, marking the second plea in two weeks involving similar charges in Nevada. The 56-year-old…