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Family of late 'Crocodile Hunter' back at Animal Planet

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:21:02 GMT2017-10-18T13:21:02Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Crikey! The Irwin family is returning to television's Animal Planet, 11 years after the death of "The Crocodile Hunter" star and family patriarch Steve Irwin....



Gord Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip, has died

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:42:28 GMT2017-10-18T14:42:28Z

TORONTO (AP) -- Gord Downie, who made himself part of Canada's national identity with songs about hockey and small towns as lead singer and songwriter of iconic rock band The Tragically Hip, has died at age 53 after a battle with brain cancer....



Sam Shepard novel coming out in December

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:06:46 GMT2017-10-18T15:06:46Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- A novel Sam Shepard completed shortly before his death is coming out in December....



Syrian-American musicians raise voices as homeland suffers

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:16:38 GMT2017-10-18T14:16:38Z

DETROIT (AP) -- When Samer Saem Eldahr finished university, he was ready to spread his wings and start his career. He planned a month away from home to discover and pursue his craft....



Review: 'Wonderstruck' is a beautiful fable for youngsters

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:50:08 GMT2017-10-18T13:50:08Z

For devoted fans of certain prestige directors, it's always a little disarming to see them make a true children's film. Expectations have to be readjusted in real time as you submit to something else, something different. That exercise can yield disappointment, but sometimes, maybe even most of the time, the results are transcendent. Think about Alfonso Cuaron's "A Little Princess" or Martin Scorsese's "Hugo." When a master of cinema decides to look a...



Nielsen says it will report on who's watching streamed shows

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:45:21 GMT2017-10-18T13:45:21Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Nielsen company, which has long measured viewership of television programs, now says it has a way to collect and widely spread details about how many people watch programming produced by streaming services like Netflix and Amazon....



Diana Ross to perform, be honored at American Music Awards

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:49:44 GMT2017-10-18T14:49:44Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Diana Ross will receive a lifetime achievement honor at next month's American Music Awards and will celebrate with a performance on the broadcast next month....



New country traditionalist Jon Pardi dances to his own beat

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:02:19 GMT2017-10-18T15:02:19Z

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- When Jon Pardi was a kid growing up in Northern California, he was so obsessed with country music that when he was asked his name in preschool, he'd list off the genre's biggest stars....



Literary publications get mixed reviews on gender parity

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:43:18 GMT2017-10-18T12:43:18Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The state of book criticism is getting a mixed review on gender parity....



Lopez, Anthony, Rodriguez raise $35M for Puerto Rico relief

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:17:49 GMT2017-10-18T00:17:49Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jennifer Lopez, her ex-husband Marc Anthony and her current boyfriend Alex Rodriguez have raised more than $35 million for Puerto Rico hurricane relief....