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  • 10 tell-alls by children with famous parents

    10 tell-alls by children with famous parents

    Martha Stewart's daughter Alexis has recently published Whateverland: Learning to Live Here, a non-too-flattering book detailing her life with the domestic queen. Stewart is just the latest in a long line of children to publish memoirs about their lives with famous parents – some complimentary, others less so. The veracity of several have been called into question by family members or other doubters.

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  • Sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar bridged India and the West

    Labeled 'the godfather of world music' by Beatle George Harrison, Ravi Shankar helped millions of Westerners — classical, jazz, and rock lovers — discover the centuries-old traditions of Indian music.

  • Ravi Shankar: Sitar virtuoso and father of the rock benefit concert (+video)

    Ravi Shankar: George Harrison called him "the godfather of world music."  Ravi Shankar helped millions of classical, jazz and rock lovers discover the centuries-old traditions of Indian music.

  • 10 tell-alls by children with famous parents

    10 tell-alls by children with famous parents

    Martha Stewart's daughter Alexis has recently published Whateverland: Learning to Live Here, a non-too-flattering book detailing her life with the domestic queen. Stewart is just the latest in a long line of children to publish memoirs about their lives with famous parents – some complimentary, others less so. The veracity of several have been called into question by family members or other doubters.

  • Nancy Grace, Chaz Bono cast in Dancing with the Stars Season 13

    Nancy Grace, Chaz Bono cast in Dancing with the Stars Season 13

    Nancy Grace and Chaz Bono will join the cast for Season 13 of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. The entire cast was revealed by America's Funniest Home Videos host Tom Bergeron and Dancing with the Stars Season 7 champion Brooke Burke, who co-hosted Monday night's announcement at the end of an episode of the reality TV show "Bachelor Pad." DWTS pairs celebrities with professional dancers (and choreographers) who perform in front of a panel of the three judges, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and Carrie Ann Inaba. Viewers can vote for their favorite dancing couples. Last season's winner was Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward and professional dancer Kym Johnson. Six of the past 12 DWTS winners have been athletes. The DWTS head of casting says, “There are some strong personalities [in Season 13]," USA today reports, "Any time it gets people talking, obviously that's a good thing. It gets people watching. This first show is definitely going to be water-cooler talk." The show opens on Sept. 19. Who are the DWTS Season 13 contestants?

  • Dennis Hopper: His rebellious roles on film reflected his life

    Dennis Hopper: His rebellious roles on film reflected his life

    Actor Dennis Hopper, was one of Hollywood’s most successful figures, an out-sized and sometimes outlandish character whose career covered the second half of the 20th century.

  • Alex and Me

    A scientist, a bird, and an unexpected 30-year friendship.