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  • American Idol: The fall of Jermaine Jones and the rise of Joshua Ledet (+video)

    American Idol recap: For Jermaine Jones, the dream came to an abrupt halt on Wednesday. But for Joshua Ledet, the American Idol dream is just beginning.

  • Reactions to Whitney Houston's passing

    "My friend Whitney sang better than anyone. She was magnificent. She gave us everything she had. May she rest in peace and may we let her memory rest in peace." – Liza Minnelli

  • Super Bowl ads battle for top spot

    Super Bowl ads ranged from overweight dogs to naked M&Ms. In the end, the game between the Patriots and Giants outshone the Super Bowl ads.

  • Top Picks: SiriusXM's 'The Loft,' Maggie Smith on 'Downton Abbey,' and more

    Time for Kids' new book shows kids how to solve science mysteries, Karimba's new CD makes listeners want to get up and dance, Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic musical 'Phantom of the Opera' records a performance for its anniversary, and more top picks.

  • Paul McCartney 9/11 concert in a Showtime film

    Paul McCartney: The 9/11 concert now serves as the framework for a new film, "The Love We Make." Directed by legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, it captures McCartney's firsthand observations of 9/11 as well as concert performances and backstage preparations.
    08/05/2011 01:47 pm

  • Culture Cafe 'Glee' actors shed light on writers' methods

    According to actors on Fox's hit show 'Glee,' the writers are making the story up as they go along.
    06/02/2011 01:43 pm

  • The Adam Smith Institute Blog Middle class rising in Africa—any thanks to Bono?

    Africa needs trade more than it needs aid from celebrities in the West
    05/09/2011 10:49 am

  • As William and Kate await honeymoon, Britain's monarchy enjoys its own

    The newly anointed Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have yet to leave on their official honeymoon – leading to much speculation about its destination – but the royal family is having their own moment in the sun.
    05/06/2011 12:42 pm

  • Royal wedding: Who Prince William and Kate Middleton invited

    Prince William and Kate Middleton have invited 1,900 people to join them when they tie the knot Friday at Westminster Abbey. Much of the invite list is dictated by tradition and diplomacy, but 1,000 attendees were also invited as "friends and family." Here's a look at some notables on the list, from Grammy-winners to representatives criticized by the international community for violating human rights.
    04/25/2011 04:50 pm

  • Record Store Day: Five gems worth hunting for

    Saturday is Record Store Day, an occasion to give thanks to the socially challenged luddites and misfits who are bravely and somewhat foolishly keeping the big 12-inchers alive and rotating from coast to coast! Huzzah! And Gabba Gabba Hey, y'all! I confess without shame that, many years ago as an art student, I spent most of my tuition money at one such hot, dusty vinyl den, Aron Records on Melrose Ave. in Hollywood, Calif. It was in Aron's burgeoning bins of advance DJ copies (50 cents each) that I discovered a young, wildly talented Elton John, stumbled upon the great Ry Cooder and the criminally underrated Little Feat, fell hard for Dusty Springfield, and built my voluminous Monk collection. And that was just my first semester. As you might imagine, I've unearthed a few treasures over the years at Aron, Rhino Records, and other favorite haunts. Here are five gems that you'll never see warping in the sun at a garage sale at my house.
    04/15/2011 04:33 pm

Doing Good


What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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