Taylor Swift talks books and music with kids

In this Oct. 28, 2014 image released by Scholastic, singer Taylor Swift talks with New York City public school children about the power of reading and writing at an exclusive recording for Scholastic's "Open a World of Possible," at Scholastic's headquarters in New York. (AP Photo/Scholastic, Stuart Ramson)

NEW YORK (AP) — Who says kids don’t read? Not Taylor Swift.

Tiny Harris defends implants to change eye color

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2014 file photo, TV personality Takema "Tiny" Harris arrives at the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta. Harris, the wife of rapper T.I., has the attention of skeptical eye doctors and social media haters over a procedure she underwent to permanently lighten the color of her eyes. Harris, once a member of the '90s R&B group Xscape, told ABC News on Thursday that she traveled to Africa a little more than two weeks ago for cosmetic eye implants that changed her eye color from brown to ice gray. (Photo by Dan Harr/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Reality TV star Tameka “Tiny” Harris, the wife of rapper T.I., has the attention of skeptical eye doctors and social media haters over a procedure she underwent to permanently light

Latvian musical on Nazi collaborator stirs anger

In this photo dated Oct. 11, 2014, made available Thursday Oct. 30, 2014, from musical production company, actors perform a scene during a musical play depicting the famous Latvian aviation pioneer Herbert Cukurs, who notoriously joined a Nazi killing squad during World War II, and is being brought to life in a stage musical in Liepaja, Latvia, that has outraged Jews in the Baltic country and beyond. Producer Juris Millers says that because Cukurs never went on trial it remains unclear to what extent he participated in atrocities committed by the notorious Arajs Commando, which is blamed for murdering 30,000 people, mostly Jews, during the 1941-1944 Nazi occupation of Latvia. (AP Photo/Raimonds Birkenfields) NO ARCHIVING - NO LICENSING

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — A famous Latvian aviator who joined a Nazi killing squad during World War II is being brought to life in a musical that has outraged Jews in the Baltic country and beyond.

Review: Jake Gyllenhaal, tightly coiled and creepy

In this image released by Open Road Films, Jake Gyllenhaal, left, and Riz Ahmed appear in a scene from the film, "Nightcrawler." (AP Photo/Open Road Films, Chuck Zlotnick)

The most frightening thing about Jake Gyllenhaal in “Nightcrawler” — even more than those sallow, sunken cheeks, those googly eyes, and that unkempt hair tied into a greasy bun — is his smile.

Good vs. evil plays out in ‘Two Melodramas’

Poor Slick Sanderson (played by Jared Reid) finds himself sandwiched between two single ladies out on the prowl for a man in “the Saga of the Pure Rest Inn.” Melba Clingstone (Leslie Jack) and Elberta Freestone (Joan Tallman) sing of their many virtues, but it falls on deaf ears.

The “Old West” is the perfect setting for melodrama in Camille Blackburn’s opinion.

Love, discipline fuel Neil Diamond’s latest album

In this Sept. 26, 2014 photo, singer-songwriter Neil Diamond poses for a portrait at his former high school, Erasmus Hall High School in the Brooklyn Borough of New York. Diamond, 73, who married for the third time in 2012, says happiness with his new bride fueled his work on Melody Road, out Tuesday, Oct. 21. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Neil Diamond wrote and recorded his first studio album of new material in six years floating in the heady glow of new love.

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