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Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks

FILE - This May 18, 2013 file photo shows Hannah Hooper, left, and Christian Zucconi of Grouplove performing as part of Party in the Park at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. Grouplove's, “Ways to Go,” was the most viral track on Spotify, from Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. (Photo by Robb D. Cohen/RobbsPhotos/Invision/AP, file)The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Oct. 20 to Sunday, Oct. 26 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.


Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2012 file photo, musician Robin Thicke performs during Macy's Passport presents Glamorama 2012 at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Thicke's "Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell)" was the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16, 2013. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Oct. 20 to Sunday Oct. 26 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.


'Mad Men' creator to receive honorary Int'l Emmy
NEW YORK (AP) — "Mad Men" creator and executive producer Matthew Weiner is being honored with the 2014 International Emmy Founders Award.
Ex-studio boss who oversaw major '70s films dies
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frank Yablans, a former president of Paramount Pictures in the 1970s who oversaw the release of several groundbreaking pictures, has died.
US celebrates Thanksgiving with parades, turkey

A Power Ranger balloon cruises along Central Park West during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans across the country are marking the holiday with lots of turkey, football, parades and early shopping, while many are overcoming some nasty weather and power outages. At the White House, President Barack Obama is spending a quiet Thanksgiving with a traditional meal.


Creed frontman Scott Stapp says he's broke

FILE - In this Sunday, April 6, 2014, file photo, singer Scott Stapp, of the band Creed, performs solo in concert at Soundstage, in Baltimore. In a video posted on his Facebook page, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, Stapp said he is broke and living in a hotel. Stapp said he had been living in his truck and had no money for gas or food. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Creed frontman Scott Stapp says he's broke.


Giant balloons draw oohs, ahhs at Macy's parade

A parade participant dressed as a character from "The Wizard of Oz" makes their way down New York's Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)NEW YORK (AP) — Spectators of all ages oohed and ahhed as giant inflated characters floated through the streets of Manhattan during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.


University of Massachusetts cuts ties to Cosby
BOSTON (AP) — The University of Massachusetts-Amherst has cut ties with alumnus Bill Cosby amid allegations by women accusing him of sexual assault.
Alaska pot backer ordered to comply with subpoena
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A campaign-finance investigation is moving forward against an Alaska television reporter who quit her job on-air and vowed to work toward legalizing marijuana.
Queen of crime writing PD James dies aged 94

FILE - This is a Nov. 27, 2005 file photo of author P.D. James as she discusses her latest novel, "The Lighthouse," another mystery featuring Scotland Yard detective Adam Dalgliesh, during an interview in New York. Publisher Faber and Faber says mystery writer P.D. James, who brought realistic modern characters to the classical British detective story died Thursday Nov. 27, 2014 . She was 94. James' books, many featuring sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, sold millions in many countries and most were just as popular when adapted for television. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams/File)LONDON (AP) — P.D. James took the classic British detective story into tough modern terrain, complete with troubled relationships and brutal violence, and never accepted that crime writing was second-class literature.


Longevity, icon status get toys into hall of fame

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the National Toy Hall of Fame shows bubbles, little green army men and the Rubik’s Cube which were inducted as new additions to the National Toy Hall of Fame. The toys enter the Rochester museum after being selected by a panel of expert judges from among a dozen finalists. (AP Photo/National Toy Hall of Fame, File)ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Before the holiday wish lists and mad buying rush each year comes a dose of nostalgia with the National Toy Hall of Fame's annual picks for enshrinement.


National Toy Hall of Fame inductees over the years
The inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame:
Original Alice manuscript to travel to US museums
LONDON (AP) — Lewis Carroll's original handwritten, illustrated manuscript for "Alice in Wonderland" will travel to the U.S. to mark its 150th anniversary.
Frida Kahlo's garden to be reimagined in New York

This undated photo provided by the New York Botanical Garden, a 1940 painting entitled “Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird,” by Frida Kahlo is shown. The painting will join more than a dozen works by the artist at an exhibition at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx borough of New York. The exhibition runs from May 16 to Nov. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Frida Kahlo via The New York Botanical Garden)NEW YORK (AP) — Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's native garden and studio will be reimagined at the New York Botanical Garden in the spring.


Swiss museum publishes list of Gurlitt works
BERLIN (AP) — The Swiss museum that inherited a trove of long-hidden art from late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt has published a preliminary list of his collection.
Publisher says novelist P.D. James has died aged 94
LONDON (AP) — Publisher says novelist P.D. James has died aged 94.
Prince William to visit China, Japan next year
LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace officials say Prince William will make an official visit to China and Japan early next year.
Cosby testimony describes accuser's spiked story

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2014 file photo, entertainer Bill Cosby gestures during an interview about the upcoming exhibit, "Conversations: African and African-American Artworks in Dialogue, " at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art, in Washington. Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave a tabloid an exclusive about sex-assault allegations made by a Canadian woman against him so it would spike a second accuser's story. The Associated Press on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, obtained excerpts from Cosby's 2005 deposition from federal court files unsealed in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave the National Enquirer an exclusive interview about looming sexual-assault accusations by a Canadian woman against him in exchange for the tabloid spiking a second accuser's story.


Ex-CBC host charged with sexual assault in Canada

Jian Ghomeshi leaves court after being granted bail in Toronto on Wednesday, Nov.26, 2014. Ghomeshi, a prominent former Canadian Broadcast Corp. radio host, was charged with four counts of sexual assault. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)TORONTO (AP) — Former Canadian Broadcasting Corp. radio host Jian Ghomesi must live with his mother while sexual assault charges against him are heard in a case that has rocked the country's vaunted public broadcaster.


Mandolinist Thile to guest host 'Prairie Home'

FILE - In this April 29, 2014 Garrison Keillor pauses in his St. Paul, Minn., office. Host Garrison Keillor plans to stay home and listen to “A Prairie Home Companion” on the radio for a couple of shows this winter. Keillor plans to stay home and listen to "A Prairie Home Companion" on the radio for a couple of shows this winter. Mandolinist Chris Thile of the band Nickel Creek will be the guest host for shows Feb. 7 and 14, 2015 from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. It's only the second time in the show's 40-year history that it's had a guest host. Singer and fiddler Sara Watkins, Thile's bandmate in Nickel Creek, hosted in 2011. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, File)ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Host Garrison Keillor plans to stay home and listen to "A Prairie Home Companion" on the radio for a couple of shows this winter.


Gifts for movie lovers that go beyond the box set

This photo proved by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment shows a box set, the 10-disc “Stanley Kubrick: The Masterpiece Collection.” It includes a hardcover book of film archive photos, two new documentaries about Kubrick, and eight of his films: “Lolita,” “Dr. Strangelove,” “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “A Clockwork Orange,” “Barry Lyndon,” “The Shining,” “Full Metal Jacket” and “Eyes Wide Shut." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)LOS ANGELES (AP) — When shopping for the movie lover on your list, why not think outside the box (set)? While DVD or Blu-Ray box sets can still make great gifts, here are other things to consider for your favorite cinephile this season.


Brazen, beloved Lebanese singer Sabah dies at 87

In this Nov. 2011 photo, famous Lebanese singer Sabah speaks to journalists during her birthday in Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon's official news agency says beloved Lebanese singer and entertainer Sabah has died at the age of 87. (AP Photo/Ahmad Omar)BEIRUT (AP) — Beloved for her powerful voice and brazen in the conservative Arab world for her multiple marriages, Lebanese singer, actress and entertainer Sabah never seemed far from the limelight during her six-decade career.


Nielsen: Plenty of holiday programming last year
NEW YORK (AP) — If it's anything like last year, television viewers won't have to look very hard for holiday-themed programming this season.
Canadian ex-radio host charged with sexual assault

Jian Ghomeshi leaves court after being granted bail in Toronto on Wednesday, Nov.26, 2014. Ghomeshi, a prominent former Canadian Broadcast Corp. radio host, was charged with four counts of sexual assault. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)TORONTO (AP) — Former Canadian Broadcasting Corp. radio host Jian Ghomesi was arrested Wednesday on sexual assault charges and ordered to live with his mother while the case that has rocked Canada's vaunted public broadcaster is heard.


New sentencing for 'Bernie' mortician
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas mortician whose conviction for killing a rich widow and storing her body in a freezer inspired the movie "Bernie" was granted a new sentencing hearing Wednesday, after the state's highest court agreed that his life prison sentence may be overly harsh.
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