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Teen idol David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, dies at 67
NEW YORK (AP) -- David Cassidy, the teen and pre-teen idol who starred in the 1970s sitcom "The Partridge Family" and sold millions of records as the musical group's lead singer, died at age 67....

Credibility at risk, media cuts stars loose over sex claims
NEW YORK (AP) -- The consequences came swiftly after the allegations emerged against Charlie Rose. Within hours, the veteran news host was suspended by CBS and his PBS interview show was pulled off the air. The next day, he was fired....

Erykah Badu offers 'soul therapy' ahead of Soul Train Awards
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- There's no question that Erykah Badu is the soul hostess. On Sunday, she'll host the Soul Train Awards on BET. But earlier this week, she was the soulful host who invited a small group of reporters to a West Hollywood hotel suite for an introductory lesson on chakras....

Security tight for Thanksgiving parade in terror-wary NYC
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sand-filled sanitation trucks and police sharpshooters will mix with glittering floats and giant balloons at a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade that comes in a year of terrible mass shootings and not even a month after a deadly truck attack in lower Manhattan....

Disney star Jordan Fisher wins 'Dancing with the Stars'
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Disney Channel star Jordan Fisher has been crowned the winner of "Dancing with the Stars" alongside partner Lindsay Arnold....

Russian baritone Hvorostovsky dies at 55
MOSCOW (AP) -- Beloved Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 55....

CBS News and PBS cut ties to Rose following sex allegations
NEW YORK (AP) -- CBS News and PBS both cut ties to Charlie Rose on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after several women who worked with him on his PBS interview show alleged a pattern of sexual misconduct, including groping and walking naked in front of them....

Chrissy Teigen, John Legend expecting second child together
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are expanding their family....

Past SNL performers, staff sign statement supporting Franken
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A group of women who worked alongside Al Franken on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" have signed a statement of support for the Minnesota senator....

Disney Animation, Pixar chief John Lasseter taking leave
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Just days before Pixar's "Coco" is set to hit theaters, Pixar co-founder and Walt Disney Animation chief John Lasseter announced he is taking a six-month leave of absence citing "missteps" with employees....

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