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Beyonce, Pharrell, Sam Smith lead in Grammy nods

Beyonce, Pharrell, Sam Smith lead in Grammy nods
Beyonce accepts the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
The year's brightest newcomer, Sam Smith; the most nominated female in Grammy history, Beyonce; and mega-producer Pharrell led the Grammy Award nominations, with six nominations apiece.

'Hunger Games' tops slow weekend at the box office

'Hunger Games' tops slow weekend at the box office
In this image released by Lionsgate, Jennifer Lawrence portrays Katniss Everdeen, right, and Liam Hemsworth portrays Gale Hawthorne in a scene from "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1." (AP Photo/Lionsgate, Murray Close)
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" continues to dominate the domestic box office, but awards season hopefuls "Wild" and "The Imitation Game" proved their might with impressive limited release showings on this sleepy post-Thanksgiving weekend.

Start of NYC, DC visit for Prince William, Kate

Start of NYC, DC visit for Prince William, Kate
Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge arrive to attend the Royal Variety Performance, at the Palladium Theatre, in central London, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, were scheduled to arrive in New York City on Sunday, the first visit to the city for both of them.

Taylor Swift, Sam Smith up for record of the year Grammy

Taylor Swift, Sam Smith up for record of the year Grammy
FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2014 file photo, Taylor Swift performs at the Victoria's Secret fashion show in London.(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Sam Smith will battle the ladies at the Grammys: "Stay With Me" is nominated for record of the year against hits like "Fancy," ''Shake It Off" and "All About That Bass."

Packed agenda for Prince William, Kate in NYC, DC

Packed agenda for Prince William, Kate in NYC, DC
FILE - Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, right, his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, react on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after returning from the Trooping the Colour ceremony to mark the Queen's official birthday in London, in this, June 11, 2011 file photo. (AP Photo/Akira Suemori, File)
Among the roughly 5 million visitors expected in New York this holiday season, at least two are certain to get the royal treatment: Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate.

Photos: Taking modernism to a whole new level

Photos: Taking modernism to a whole new level
What do you get when you have a classic Tudor that you want to upgrade with modern design and architecture? This $2.8 million home in Magnolia. Almost 7,000 square feet of property with views in all directions, the modernism is perfectly infused with the design elements that make a Tudor a Tudor. We're unsure whether Windermere should be selling this as a home, or a work of art. (Image: Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)

What do you get when you have a classic Tudor that you want to upgrade with modern design and architecture? This $2.8 million home in Magnolia.

 

 

Bill Cosby seeks to dismiss new sex abuse lawsuit

Bill Cosby seeks to dismiss new sex abuse lawsuit
Bill Cosby (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
A woman suing Bill Cosby for sexual battery attempted to sell a story about the comedian to a tabloid a decade ago and tried to extort money in exchange for her silence, Cosby's attorney said in a court filing Thursday.