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Actress Hargitay backs Detroit rape kit project

Actress Mariska Hargitay, who portrays a police detective on television, on Monday pledged her support for a real-life crime-fighting effort: quicker testing for a backlog of thousands of rape kits in the Detroit area and across Michigan.…
President Barack Obama applauds as he walks with Patti LaBelle to the stage during the "In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul" in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 6, 2014, hosted by he and first lady Michelle Obama. The program included performances by Tessanne Chin, Melissa Etheridge, Aretha Franklin, Ariana Grande, Janelle Monáe and Jill Scott. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

White House celebrates ‘Women of Soul’

The concert featured a generations-spanning array of soul singers that stretched from musical legends Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle to 20-year-old Ariana Grande. It was scheduled as part of Women's History Month.…
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Idina Menzel heats up pop charts

Menzel's musical moment grew even stronger when "Let It Go" won best original song at Sunday's Academy Awards. …
John Travolta appears backstage during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles.  (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Travolta apologizes for flubbing name

On Sunday night's Academy Awards show, Travolta took the stage and introduced Idina Menzel, but he seemed to say "Adele Dazeem" instead.…

Dish, Disney deal envisions Internet-delivered TV

The deal announced late Monday paves the way for Dish to offer live local broadcasts from ABC TV stations and programming from ABC Family, Disney Channel, ESPN and ESPN2 over mobile devices, set-top boxes and other means. …
Disney CEO Bob Iger, left, presents New York Governor Andrew Cuomo with a signed poster during a news conference in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. Cuomo and Iger helped to announce the scheduled filming of a TV series based on Marvel characters in New York State. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Marvel live-action series to film in New York

It's the largest film or television production project commitment in New York's history and is expected to bring up to 400 full-time jobs, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.…
In this Jan. 27, 2014 file photo, Denver Art Museum Director Christoph Heinrich leans against a Frederic Remington bronze statue of a cowboy riding a bucking horse, part of a collection on display at the Denver Art Museum. The museum is packing up the prized statue to send it to the Seattle Art Museum after losing a friendly Super Bowl bet.  The Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 43-8, and the Remington will go to Seattle for three months. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Denver art museum making good on Super Bowl bet

Denver Art Museum staffer Amy Barrett wore a No. 18 T-shirt Wednesday as she helped crate up a Frederic Remington bronze known as "The Broncho Buster" after the museum lost a Super Bowl bet with its counterpart in Seattle.…
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Singer admits seeking wife’s murder

The lead singer of Grammy-nominated metal band As I Lay Dying pleaded guilty Tuesday to trying to hire someone to kill his estranged wife.…
In this Oct. 24, 2013 file photo, producer and actor Alec Baldwin and wife Hilaria Baldwin attend the HBO premiere of "Seduced and Abandoned" at The Time Warner Center, in New York. Baldwin is putting a twist on his rocky relationship with the media: He's playing a meddling newspaperman on a NBC drama. The network said Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, that Baldwin guest stars as a New York columnist on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," airing March 19, 2014. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, file)

Alec Baldwin to guest on SVU

NBC said Tuesday that Baldwin guest stars as a New York columnist on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." …