Keith Urban on "American Idol" (Photo: Michael Becker/FOX)

Urban Relishes Peacemaker Role on ‘Idol’

NEW YORK (AP) — “American Idol” season 12 tapings are just getting under way and Keith Urban has already become more than just a judge: he’s also the pacifier on the newly-minted panel. “We’re all passionate people and we’re learning a new dance and we’re all a work in progress,” said Urban Wednesday at the […]

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Math, Science Focus of New ‘Sesame Street’ Season

NEW YORK — More than three dozen celebrities, including Nicole Kidman and Robin Williams, athlete Carmelo Anthony and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor (SOHN’-ya soh-toh-my-YOR’) , are set to appear on the new season of “Sesame Street.” “Sesame Street” begins its 42nd season on PBS on Sept. 26. PBS said Monday the focus of the […]

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Stars Talk About Oprah Winfrey

By ALICIA RANCILIO, Associated Pres NEW YORK – As the final original “Oprah Winfrey Show” airs Wednesday, celebrities talk about the talk show host. ___ “I’ve got to say, I bow before cultural icons like Oprah, who take things that can be as minor and goofy as an hour worth of TV and turn it […]

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