Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton

Photos: 49th Country Music Awards

The Academy of Country Music Awards was jam-packed with a little bit of everything, encompassing today's rock- and pop-inflected sounds, traditional sounds from the genre's bedrock - and a lot of humor to boot.…
FILE - Entertainer Mickey Rooney is shown in this May 1987 file photo. Rooney, a Hollywood legend whose career spanned more than 80 years, has died. He was 93. Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith said that Rooney was with his family when he died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at his North Hollywood home. (AP Photo/File)

Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Mickey Rooney's approach to life was simple: "Let's put on a show!" He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life.…
FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2012 file photo, Illusionist David Copperfield arrives at the Keep Memory Alive 16th Annual "Power of Love Gala" honoring Muhammad Ali with his 70th birthday celebration, in Las Vegas. Attorneys for  Copperfield and several current and former Las Vegas stagehands say they’re talking about settling a pair of lawsuits filed in a dispute about trade secrets and overtime pay. A Feb. 15, 2014 federal lawsuit accuses Copperfield of sometimes making stagehands work 14 hours a day and seven days a week. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari, file)

Magician’s stagehands suing over wage dispute

A Feb. 15 federal wage-abuse lawsuit filed by seven stagehands alleges that over the past three years the veteran Las Vegas illusionist sometimes made them work 14 hours a day and seven days a week without paying overtime.…
George Wallace wins lawsuit

Comedian seeks millions in injury lawsuit

George Wallace testified during the two-week trial that he was permanently hobbled by a sudden injury suffered when his leg became entangled in wiring during a performance at the Bellagio resort. …
Nielsens

CBS’ ‘Mother’ finale sees record audience

A series-record 12.9 million viewers checked out the final episode of the CBS comedy "How I Met Your Mother" on Monday to finally find out how actor Josh Radnor's character met his wife.…
The Las Vegas High Roller at The LINQ is seen on Monday, March 31, 2014, in Las Vegas. The 550-foot-tall attraction, which opened to the public today, is the highest observation wheel in the world and features 28 cabins that can accommodate up to 40 people each. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Riders wowed by view from big Vegas Ferris wheel

The Las Vegas wheel is part of $550 million restaurant, bar, retail and entertainment development built by casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. between its Flamingo, Harrah's and renamed Quad hotel-casinos. The Quad used to be the Imperial Palace.…
Gai Scott, second from right, of Randolph. Mass., stands during an arraignment, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Plymouth, Mass. Scott was arraigned on charges in the shooting of his uncle and reality TV star Benzino, who was shot Saturday during a funeral procession. (AP Photo/The Patriot Ledger, Greg Derr, Pool)

Nephew claims self-defense in rapper’s shooting

A man charged with shooting hip-hop artist and reality TV star Benzino, his uncle, during a weekend funeral procession on a Boston-area highway acted in self-defense, his lawyer said Monday.…
Orson Wells auction

Orson Welles’ camera, other items up for auction

The youngest daughter of director and writer Orson Welles is giving film buffs a chance to buy some of his personal possessions, including a camera, scripts and photos from the set of "Citizen Kane."…
In this Jan. 9, 2013 file photo, tiled and vaulted ceilings designed by the Gustavino company forms decor for the Oyster Bar restaurant in New York's Grand Central Terminal.  Rafael Guastavino and his son Rafael Jr., who designed many of New York City’s most treasured buildings and public spaces using their patented system of structural tile vaults, are the subjects of the new exhibition "Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile," a new exhibition opening March 26, 2014, at the City Museum.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Tile artists’ work hidden in plain view

A new exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York tells the story of the master masons who, between the late 1800s and the time their company closed in 1962, created vaults, domes and other tile work in 1,000 buildings in 42 states.…
In this Oct. 16, 2008 file photo, Matt Stolper, director of the Persepolis Fortification Archive at the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute, examines a tablet that is part of a collection that provide a top-to-bottom look at life in the Persian empire 2,500 years ago. On Friday, March 28, 2014, a federal judge in Chicago ruled that survivors of a 1997 terrorist attack blamed partly on Iran can't seize museum pieces in U.S. collections to help pay a $412 million judgment against Iran. The ruling stems from a long-running legal battle that museum officials elsewhere watching closely. They feared their own collections could be put at risk if the judge had allowed collections of Persian antiquities at Chicago's Field Museum and the University of Chicago to be seized. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Museum items can’t be seized to pay Iran judgment

The decade-old case stems from a suicide bomb attack at a Jerusalem mall, where explosives packed with rusty nails, screws and glass killed five people and injured nearly 200 others, some seriously.…
Columbus Short

‘Scandal’ actor charged with felony

Columbus Short was arrested by police in Claremont on a warrant issued in a case that alleges he committed a battery that caused serious bodily harm.…
This Jan. 11, 2014 file photo shows actress Gwyneth Paltrow, left, and her husband, singer Chris Martin at the 3rd Annual Sean Penn & Friends Help Haiti Home Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. Paltrow and Martin are separating after 11 years of marriage. A message posed on the 41-year-old actress' blog Tuesday, March 25, says that the couple has "come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much we will remain separate." Paltrow and the 37-year-old musician married in 2003. The couple has two children, 9-year-old daughter Apple and 7-year-old son Moses. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff /Invision/AP, File)

Paltrow, Martin announce separation

Gwyneth Paltrow, 41, and Chris Martin, 37, were married in 2003. The actress and the musician have two children: daughter Apple, 9; and son Moses, 7.…
Smithsonian Black History

Photos of slave descendants donated to Smithsonian

Bank of America, which has a vast art collection it lends to museums, donated a collection of 61 photographs by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, the wife of the late tennis player Arthur Ashe, to the museum on Monday. …