Forward-thinking U2 innovating while entertaining

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2014 file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook, left, greets Bono from the band U2 after they preformed at the end of the Apple event on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif. Apple unveiled a new Apple Watch, the iPhone 6 and Apple Pay and U2 offered iTunes customers a free download of their latest album, "Songs of Innocence." (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Since U2 stunned the music world by delivering a surprise album at Apple’s iPhone 6 unveiling and making it available to a half-billion iTunes users for free, they’ve gotten an avalanche of publici

Tim McGraw, Faith Hill score another hit together

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2011 file photo, country singer Tim McGraw arrives at the 45th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. The duet on his new album, Sundown Heaven Town, out on Sept. 16, 2014 marks his 50th top 10 entry into Billboards Hot Country chart and further emphasizes how important family is to McGraw, both his own kinfolk and his ever growing musical family. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tim McGraw has a reputation for picking the right songs over the course of his 20-year career, although he says he had some help on his latest hit.

‘The Voice’ winner goes to Broadway’s ‘Pippin’

In this May 20, 2014 photo released by NBC, Josh Kaufman hold his trophy after winning the singing competition series "The Voice," in Los Angeles. Kaufman said Thursday, Sept. 18, hell be taking a turn as the lead in the Tony Award-winning revival Pippin. The 38-year-old Indianapolis resident, a former SAT prep tutor and father of three, will join Pippin from Nov. 4-Jan. 4 at the Music Box Theatre. (AP Photo/NBC, Trae Patton)

NEW YORK (AP) — The next guy to play Pippin on Broadway has already proved he has stage magic. He won the latest edition of “The Voice.”

Backup dancers sue Cher for alleged discrimination

FILE - In this May 17, 2014 file photo, Cher performs during the D2K Tour 2014 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. Three backup dancers have sued Cher claiming they were wrongfully fired from her current tour and the singer engaged in racial discrimination. The trio filed a wrongful termination lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (Photo by Jeff Daly/Invision/AP, file)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three backup dancers sued Cher on Thursday claiming they were wrongfully fired from her current tour and the singer engaged in racial discrimination to prevent another black danc

Darrell Hammond takes over for Don Pardo on ‘SNL’

FILE - In this June 13, 2011 file photo, Darrell Hammond appears onstage at the 15th Annual Webby Awards in New York. Hammond, who spent 14 years in the cast of "Saturday Night Live," will replace longtime announcer Don Pardo for the show's season opener on Sept. 27, the show announced Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — A familiar face — former cast member Darrell Hammond — is taking over for a familiar voice at “Saturday Night Live.”

New ‘NCIS’ spinoff sets up shop in New Orleans

In this photo released by CBS, from left, Zoe McLellan as Special Agent Meredith "Merri" Brody, Scott Bakula as Special Agent Dwayne Pride, Rob Kerkovich as Sebastian Lund, CCH Pounder as Dr. Loretta Wade, and Lucas Black as Special Agent Christopher LaSalle, in a scene from "NCIS: New Orleans," Sept. 23, 2014 (9:00-10:00, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. The NCIS franchise will expand with the series set in New Orleans that debuts Tuesday, Sept. 23, on CBS. (AP Photo/CBS, Skip Bolen)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The newest members of the successful “NCIS” TV franchise understand the importance of their family roots.

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