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Pentagon: 'So Help Me God' is Optional in Enlistment Oaths


Digital Vision/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Air Force opted on Wednesday to allow its members to omit the phrase "so help me God" when reciting their enlistment and appointment oaths.Recently, an atheist airman was denied re-enlistment after he refused t

Two NFL Teams Deactivate Players Accused of Abuse, Another Player Arrested


David Lee/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Two National Football League players were deactivated on Wednesday for separate criminal accusations, and police reported assault accusations made against another.Early Wednesday morning, the Minnesota Vikings

Missing University of Virginia Student Seen on Video


Charlottesville Police(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) -- Surveillance videos of the last time missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham was seen were released on Wednesday and they appear to show the sophomore running at one point and retracing her step

Tropical Moisture from Odile Will Bring Historic Rain to Southwest


ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Odile has been downgraded to a Tropical Depression as it continues its track into Southeastern Arizona -- and flash flood warnings are now in effect for California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.Some places, including Tucson,

Twitter Sleuths Lead Cops to Suspects in Philadelphia Hate Crime


Philadelphia Police Department(PHILADELPHIA) -- Twitter users may have given Philadelphia police a big lead in investigating a violent hate crime.Thanks to social media, police said they now know who they're looking for in connection with an alleged attac

Accused Pennsylvania Cop Shooter Played Soldiers in War Films


Pennsylvania Department of Transportation(CANADENSIS, Pa.) -- The suspect in the shooting of two Pennsylvania state troopers has spent years reenacting military history and has shaved the sides of his head into a bizarre Mohawk as "part of the mental prep

NYPD on Alert After ISIS Blog Targets Times Square


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The New York Police Department said Wednesday it is increasing its presence in Times Square after a blog post to an ISIS chat room called for attacks on the famous tourist spot."We are as prepared as any entity can be to dea

Detroit Police Officer Faces New Trial in Girl's 2010 Shooting Death


iStock/Thinkstock(DETROIT) -- A Detroit police officer is preparing to stand trial for the second time in the shooting death of a 7-year-old girl, an incident videotaped by a reality TV crew.Joseph Weekley is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the M

Manhunt for Accused Pennsylvania Cop Shooter Closes Schools


PennDOT(CANADENSIS, Pa.) -- Schools in one northeastern Pennsylvania district are closed Wednesday morning as authorities search for a sharpshooting survivalist suspected in a deadly ambush against state police troopers.Eric Matthew Frein, 31, is accused

Vikings Place Peterson on Exempt List


iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Minnesota Vikings have announced that Adrian Peterson has been placed on the NFL’s Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission list and will not play this Sunday. The decision comes after the team announced ear

Former Suspect in Aspen Philanthropist's Murder Denies Helping Husband Kill Her


Vladek/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ASPEN, Colo.) -- The wife of the man who murdered prominent Aspen, Colorado, resident Nancy Pfister says she is innocent and didn't help her husband kill Pfister, despite once being a suspect herself.“I had absolutely n

Another Sponsor Critical of NFL, League Says It Is 'Taking Action'


David Lee/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Yet another sponsor of the National Football League spoke out on Tuesday about the league's fumbling of the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson situations that have stirred up controversy in recent weeks."We are disa

New York Man Indicted, Accused of Attempting to Support ISIS


BrianAJackson/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) -- A Rochester man was indicted on Tuesday on charges that he attempted to provide "material support" to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and tried to kill current and former members of the U

Suspect in Pennsylvania Cop Shooting Is a Survivalist


Photo Credit: PennDOT(CANADENSIS, Pa.) --  The suspect in the shooting of two Pennsylvania state troopers is a sharpshooting survivalist who specifically targeted cops and was out for mass murder, authorities said.Suspect Eric Matthew Frein, 31, from

Space Race: NASA Awards Contracts to Boeing, SpaceX


NASA(HOUSTON) -- NASA awarded contracts Tuesday to Boeing and Elon Musk's SpaceX to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station, signalling the agency's return to manned space launches after the end of the space shuttle program."This is t

Taylor Swift's a Little Bit Excited About The Change of Seasons


ABC/ Lorenzo BevilaquaTaylor Swift recently got a new Tumblr account, and after asking her fans to help her figure out how to use it, she's been going full-on with her postings.  Her latest is an ode to the fact that summer is over and fall is upon us.  It turns out that Taylor really, really likes fall.  Maybe a little bit too much."There’s nothing like just apple picking in the Fall, the first cold New York weather hitting you, the fashion sense steaming up, and the fresh apple cider and donuts," she wrote in her posting. "I LOVE THE FALL."Then, in an epic sentence, she gushes:"And hats and scarves and knee socks and wearing tights for the first time in months and when the mornings are all chilly and you can see your breath and draw little pictures on foggy windows and plaid stuff and ANKLE BOOTS and not caring when people make fun of pumpkin flavored stuff cause you LOVE IT and are happy it’s all the rage and people who dress their dogs in costumes on Halloween and fires in fireplaces and maroon/hunter green/mustard yellow color combos and baking your first fall batch of cookies but you put too much cinnamon in it because you’re TOO EXCITED BECAUSE IT’S FALL."Taylor, People magazine's Best Dressed woman of 2014, showed off her fall style this week by hitting the town in knee socks, a plaid skirt, a hunter green bag and her favorite accessory: her new cat, Olivia Benson.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Buy Adam Levine's Clothes, Get His Music for Free


Terry Richardson for Press Here PublicityIf you don't want to shell out for Maroon 5's new album, V, but you need some fall clothes, Adam Levine has you covered. If you spend $30 or more on stuff from the Adam Levine Collection at Kmart, you'll receive a free download of V.  Here's how it works: Shop Adam's collections for either men or women, and after you spend $30 or more, you'll get a free code, which will let you download the disc for free.  The deal is good for purchases made either in store or online.In a statement, Adam pronounces himself "thrilled" to be able to offer fans this deal.In other clothing-related Adam Levine news, his wife, Behati Prinsloo, will be showing off the hottest holiday lingerie looks as one of the stars of this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, which will air on CBS on December 9.  For the first time, the show will be filmed in London.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Don Henley Honors Robert Redford for Environmental Activism


Kevin Mazur/Wire ImageIt was an Eagles singer presenting to the star of 1986's Legal Eagles, as Don Henley awarded legendary director and actor Robert Redford with the 2014 Global Environmental Leadership Award from the Walden Woods Project in Boston on Tuesday night.Henley presented Redford with the award -- first bestowed upon President Bill Clinton in 2012 -- to honor the movie icon's enduring commitment to a wide range of environmental initiatives.A fundraising dinner, which included a concert by Henley's Eagles, raised $1.6 million for the project.  The Walden Woods Project preserves the land, literature and legacy of American author, philosopher and naturalist Henry David Thoreau by cultivating an ethic of environmental stewardship and social responsibility.In his remarks, Henley stated Redford is "an ardent conservationist and environmentalist; an individual who stands for social responsibility and political involvement; an artist and businessman who is a staunch supporter of uncompromised creative expression," reports the Boston Globe.Redford accepted the award, telling the crowd his journey into environmental activism began in 1968.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Sting to Perform, Present at ASCAP Gala Honoring Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder & Oth


Credit: Frank Ockenfels IIISting will be both a performer and a presenter at the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers Centennial Awards Gala, which will take place in New York City on November 17.As previously reported, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, folk icon Joan Baez, country star Garth Brooks, and musical theater legend Stephen Sondheim are the select group of artists who will be receiving the "once in-a-century" Centennial Award at the gala. The award recognizes the honorees' impressive achievements in their respective musical genres.In addition to Sting, legendary Motown Records mogul Berry Gordy, R&B star India.Arie, and country music icon Emmylou Harris will be presenting and performing at the gala, which will celebrate the  performing-rights organization's 100th anniversary at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. Julie Andrews, Tony Bennett and his wife, Quincy Jones and Berry Gordy are among the evening's distinguished group of honorary chairs.  Legendary singer/songwriter Paul Williams, ASCAP president and chairman, will host.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Taylor Swift Named "People" Magazine's Best Dressed of 2014


Bret Hartman/CBSTaylor Swift not only kills it on the red carpet, she kills it every time she steps outside her New York City apartment. That's why the always-pulled-together singer has been named People magazine's Best Dressed for 2014.As People notes, the singer has "truly hit her style stride in the past 12 months," sporting amazing designer gowns at industry events, and chic casual ensembles on the street.  She even looks great coming from the gym.  Her BFF, supermodel Karli Kloss, tells the magazine, "She's got great style. I need to take some notes from her!"Taylor herself tells People, "I’m more willing to take a risk this year than ever before,” and describes her style as “feminine, leggy and ever-changing.” As far as other musical performers go, People magazine also singles out Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez on its Best-Dressed top-10 list, which is unranked.  The mag calls Rihanna "the biggest risk-taker," offering as evidence the see-through gown she wore to accept her Fashion Icon award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America.  Speaking about his client's fashion choices, Rihanna's stylist tells the magazine, "Being sexy is totally a part of it. It’s also about having fun, though, and just experimenting with fashion."As for that ageless beauty J-Lo, the magazine says, "[She] has yet to meet a skin-baring trend she doesn't like … or can't pull off."  Her stylists tell the magazine, "She looks phenomenal in everything, so we get to have more fun playing with her looks rather than analyzing what needs to be avoided."People mag also inducts some Best Dressed Couples into its Style Hall of Fame, and Adam Levine and his supermodel wife Behati Prinsloo are among them, as are John Legend and his supermodel wife, Chrissy Teigen.  Voice coach and country star Blake Shelton and his wife, fellow country star Miranda Lambert, also made the cut.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Bruce Springsteen Returns for 2014 Stand Up for Heroes Benefit


Danny ClinchBruce Springsteen is returning as the headline performer for this year’s 8th annual Stand Up for Heroes benefit concert, taking place Wednesday, November 5 in New York City’s Madison Square Garden.Joining The Boss for the event are comics Louis C.K., John Oliver and John Mulaney, with “surprise guests” also promised.Stand Up for Heroes, presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival, provides funds and services for military personnel returning from active duty, veterans and their families.  The event’s raised more than $21 million so far.Tickets are on sale now.  For more info, head over to the Bob Woodruff Foundation website.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Neil Diamond Releases Video for New Song, "Nothing but a Heartache"


Image Courtesy Capitol RecordsNeil Diamond is giving fans a glimpse into his forthcoming release, Melody Road, due October 21, with the release of a video for a new song, "Nothing but a Heartache."Seated on a stool and strumming an acoustic guitar, Neil wraps his raspy vocals around a beautiful melody that begins softly then builds with a dramatic, orchestral crescendo.Diamond sings, "It was nothing but a heartache/in the middle of a bad dream/like I took on the whole world/ and I never had a chance girl."The song is trademark Diamond, with a hook that stays with a listener long after the final fade.  The video is streaming now on RollingStone.com.As previously reported, the 12-track collection, which was co-produced by Don Was and Jacknife Lee, also is the acclaimed singer/songwriter's first release as part of his new deal with Capitol Records, and will be packaged with a 36-page book that includes the lyrics and chords to each tune.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Jason Mraz Kicks Off Historic Tour of All of NYC's Five Boroughs Tonight


Courtesy Atlantic RecordsStarting tonight, Jason Mraz takes Manhattan -- and every other part of New York, too.  While some artists do residencies in Las Vegas, or at one venue, like the O2 in London, Jason is doing a residency of New York City as a whole, with a concert this month in each of New York City's five boroughs.Dubbed the Five Boroughs Tour, Jason and his tour partners, the all-female band Raining Jane, will perform shows in each of New York’s five boroughs -- Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens and The Bronx -- beginning September 17 in Brooklyn and wrapping up the 22nd and 23rd at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan. Asked if he's looking forward to playing any particular section of New York more than another, Jason tells ABC News Radio, "You know, I'm excited to be back in Radio City Music Hall -- don't get me wrong; I do love that. But I'm also just genuinely excited about what each of the boroughs is gonna bring. Because I don't know. I don't know what to expect."What fans can expect, though, is a different set list in each location. "Definitely! We're going to mix it up every night, and I get to do that thanks to my amazing support band, Raining Jane," Jason says.  He and the Janes, as they're called, have been touring together since late August; they also joined him on his current album, YES!Jason says that one of the goals in doing the tour is to encourage New Yorkers to actually journey from wherever they happen to live to other parts of the city to see him play.  This isn't always as easy as it sounds: people who live in Manhattan, for example, often complain about having to go to Brooklyn.  But Jason says, fingers crossed, his music will be enough to tempt folks to travel."I'm hoping that we're not just playing for people in those boroughs, but that it gives New Yorkers a chance to commute and go check out some of the other boroughs and some of the other neighborhoods that they may not have seen yet," he says.  After he wraps up the New York shows, Jason will head overseas for some shows in the U.K. and Europe, before coming back to North America in early October for more dates.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Which #1 Hit from 1989 Inspired a Song on Taylor Swift's New Album, "1989"?


Big Machine RecordsTaylor Swift has already said her upcoming album is titled 1989 not only because that's her birth year, but also because she was inspired by a lot of "late '80s" music while making it.  Now one of those "late-'80s" songs has been revealed: "She Drives Me Crazy" by Fine Young Cannibals.Taylor's friend, Jack Antonoff of the band fun., worked on 1989, and tells Rolling Stone he and Taylor bonded over the snare drum sound in "She Drives Me Crazy," which hit #1 in 1989.  "Taylor brought it up first, and I was like, 'Holy s**t, you're not going to believe this: I just sampled that snare in a track,'" Jack tells Rolling Stone. "I played her one second of it on my iPhone, and she was like, ‘Send me that track.' That became a song called ‘I Wish You Would.'" "I really think 'She Drives Me Crazy' could be on the radio now," says Taylor of the hit by the British pop group. "It's that timeless."In general, though, Taylor says she was inspired by '80s music because, she tells Rolling Stone, "It was a very experimental time in pop music. People realized songs didn't have to be this standard drums-guitar-bass-whatever... And I think what you saw happening with music was also happening in our culture, where people were just wearing whatever crazy colors they wanted to, because why not?""There just seemed to be this energy about endless opportunities, endless possibilities, endless ways you could live your life," she adds. "And so with this record, I thought, 'There are no rules to this. I don't need to use the same musicians I've used, or the same band, or the same producers, or the same formula. I can make whatever record I want.'"Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio  

Whitney Houston Live Album Arriving This Fall


PRNewsFoto/Legacy RecordingsWhitney Houston’s fans will soon be able to purchase the late singer's first-ever live album, titled Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances.Almost three years after the singer's death, Legacy Recordings has announced the posthumous release which will include 16 live songs on CD and 18 performances on DVD.  The albums will assemble performances from events and TV appearances across the singer's career. Among the songs fans can expect to hear are her stellar rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" from Super Bowl XXV in 1991 as well as her 2009 performance of "I Didn’t Know My Own Strength" on The Oprah Winfrey Show.Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances will arrive November 10.Here's the track list for Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances CD:“Home” (The Merv Griffin Show, 1983)“You Give Good Love” (The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1985)“How Will I Know” (The Brit Awards, 1987)“One Moment in Time” (The 31st Annual Grammy Awards, 1989)“Greatest Love of All” (That’s What Friends Are For: Arista Records 15th Anniversary Concert, 1990)“I Wanna Dance with Somebody” (That’s What Friends Are For: Arista Records 15th Anniversary Concert, 1990)“The Star-Spangled Banner” (Super Bowl XXV, 1991)“All the Man That I Need” (Welcome Home Heroes, 1991)“I’m Your Baby Tonight” (Welcome Home Heroes, 1991)“A Song for You” (Welcome Home Heroes, 1991)“Medley: I Loves You, Porgy/And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going/I Have Nothing” (The 21st Annual American Music Awards, 1994)“I’m Every Woman” (The Concert for a New South Africa, 1994)“I Will Always Love You” (The Concert for a New South Africa, 1994)“My Love Is Your Love” (Late Show with David Letterman, 1998)“I Believe in You and Me” (The 16th Annual World Music Awards, 2004)“I Didn’t Know My Own Strength” (The Oprah Winfrey Show, 2009)Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances DVD additional tracks:“My Love Is Your Love” (Music Video)“When You Believe” (with Mariah Carey) (The 71st Annual Academy Awards, 1999)Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

New Annie Lennox Album, "Nostalgia," Available for Pre-Order; Album Trailer Now


Blue Note RecordsNostalgia, Annie Lennox's upcoming album of standards, will debut September 30 on vinyl and on CD on October 21, but it's available for pre-order right now on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. The album's first single, Annie's version of "I Put a Spell on You" by Screamin' Jay Hawkins, is also available now as a stand-alone download at all digital stores.  If you pre-order the album, you'll get it for free right away.The vinyl version of Nostalgia will feature packaging designed by Annie herself, including a gatefold jacket and a 12-page booklet with photos and lyrics.  On October 21, in addition to the regular version of the album, you'll be able to purchase a deluxe CD/DVD version of Nostalgia exclusively at Amazon. That comes with a 36-page book, and a DVD that includes a video of Annie singing "I Put a Spell on You," as well as an interview where Annie discusses the album.A trailer for the album, in which Annie previews the songs on Nostalgia and talks about the personal meanings they have for her, is online now at Nostalgia.AnnieLennox.com and on YouTube."There's no point to hear a song and say, 'I'll do this song, and cover it and do this with it.'  That's not the point," Annie says of her approach in deciding which classic tunes to include on the album. "The point is that you have this incredibly intriguing relationship with this piece of work, and that you enter into it, and that you kindle something in yourself that comes to the song and you get excited. And you say, 'Ah!  This is where I wanna go with this thing!'  And that is the hook that takes you into the journey."In addition to "I Put a Spell on You," Nostalgia includes Annie's takes on "God Bless the Child," "Summertime," "The Nearness of You," "Mood Indigo" and many others.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Cyndi Lauper Added to "America's Got Talent" Finale; She and Other Stars to Perf


WeTVCyndi Lauper has been added to the lineup of stars who'll be performing on Wednesday night's finale of America's Got Talent.Cyndi joins Train, Jennifer Hudson, Ed Sheeran, Lenny Kravitz, drummer Travis Barker of the band Blink-182 and rapper Pitbull on the bill for the finale; Pitbull and Ed will perform solo, but the other artists will team up with the final six acts in the competition.For example, Cyndi will perform with singer Emily West, while JHud will perform with another singer, Quintavious Johnson.  Train will perform with the musical group Sons of Serendip, Lenny will sing with vocalist Miguel Dakota and Barker will provide music for acrobatic troupe AcroArmy.At the end of the night, host Nick Cannon will announce the winner, who'll headline a show in Las Vegas at the end of this month.  The fun gets underway Wednesday night on NBC starting at 8 p.m. ET.Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Barbra Streisand Frustrated by Tabloid Rumors; Would Like to Sing with Rihanna &


ABC/Ida Mae AstuteOn her latest album, Partners, Barbra Streisand duets with some of the biggest male names in music, including John Legend, Billy Joel, Michael Buble, Stevie Wonder and the late Elvis Presley.  The main man in Streisand's life is, of course, her husband, actor James Brolin. Last July marked their 16th year of marriage, despite tabloid rumors claiming they're on the brink of divorce."My husband and I were in the supermarket the other day, we were holding hands and a guy behind us said 'Oh, you're back together?'" Streisand said on Tuesday's Good Morning America. "And I went -- well, my husband knew about this but he didn't tell me -- I said 'Well, when were we apart?' to this guy. And he says, 'Oh, I think, hmm hmm something or other,' and I said, 'Jim, why, what are they talking about?' He said, 'Well you know, the rags print this stuff.'""It's like, why do they have to make up stories? I don't get it," said Streisand.The legendary singer has her music to take her mind off of the rumors:  Partners is out today. Although the album only features duets with men, Streisand says there are a number of female artists with whom she'd like to collaborate."Beyonce tried to do something. I would love to sing with her. I'm mad for her. I think she's a spectacular," Streisand said. "I'd love to sing with Rihanna, Adele. But I don't know all the other girls."Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Colbie Caillat, fun.'s Jack Antonoff Encourage Students to Support Music Ed. Thr


Andrew Southam/Republic RecordsColbie Caillat and fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff, as well as Hootie & the Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker, are serving as ambassadors for the Grammy Foundation's new initiative with Jostens, the yearbook and class-ring company.Through the partnership, students can opt to have a music icon placed on their yearbooks and class rings with $1 going to the Grammy Foundation for each order up to $100,000. Proceeds will benefit the Grammy Foundation's Grammy in the Schools music education programs.Colbie, Jack and Darius have each contributed a video to the project explaining how studying music in high school helped them become the Grammy-winning stars they are today. "There's so much going on in your brain and body in high school, to be able have a creative outlet, it really helps you find yourself, even if you're not going to be a professional musician some day," says Colbie. "It helps you learn about yourself and and it helps give yourself a goal to reach and really keep you busy every day and distract you from getting into bad things, I think."Jack says, "In high school, we all have this unique opportunity to really have an impact and try things out...so I was discovering music and being in a band...all these things were opening up, [and] I think I really went full speed ahead in the direction of the positive things that were going on in my life."Jostens is also donating $50,000 on top of the money raised through the class rings and yearbooks program, so the total donation to the Grammy Foundation could reach $150,000. Go to Jostens.com/GrammyFoundation for more details.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Bryan Adams Sets Nov. 24 as Release Date for "Reckless" 30th Anniv. Reissue


Universal Music EnterprisesBryan Adams' lavish 30th anniversary reissue of his breakthrough album Reckless will arrive in stores November 24.As previously reported, the reissue will feature a handful of tracks that didn't make it onto the original album due to the limitations of '80s technology -- but there's much, much more included in the package.  The super-deluxe edition will include four discs: the remastered original album with seven bonus tracks, a live concert from 1985, a Blu-ray version of the original album, and a DVD of Reckless -- The Movie, a promotional film that originally came out with the album.That package also includes never-before-seen photos of Bryan working in the studio, and the transcript of an interview in which he and his writing partner Jim Vallance remember creating each song. There are also lyrics, notes, paperwork and other memorabilia connected with the making of the disc.Of course, Reckless will also be available in a variety of different formats if you don't want to shell out for the super-deluxe.Speaking about making Reckless, which was released November 5, 1984 -- his 25th birthday -- Bryan says in a statement, "By the time I'd finished the album. I was completely exhausted. I'd pushed everybody, including myself, very hard.  It was almost like I didn't care about any other relationship any more with anybody.  I was just going to make the best record I possibly could." He adds, "Reckless was just the right record at the right time. It was just unstoppable."Here's the track listing for the expanded reissue of Reckless:"One Night Love Affair""She's Only Happy When She's Dancin'""Run to You""Heaven""Somebody""Summer of '69""Kids Wanna Rock""It's Only Love""Long Gone""Ain't Gonna Cry"BONUS TRACKS "Let Me Down Easy""Teacher, Teacher""The Boys' Night Out""Draw the Line"Play to Win""Too Hot to Handle""Reckless"Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Math Teacher Becomes Third Ever $1 Million Winner on "Wheel of Fortune"


Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images for PLAYERS INC(NEW YORK) --  A middle school math teacher from Maryland joined an exclusive club Wednesday night, becoming only the third person to win the $1 million grand prize on Wheel of Fortune.Sarah Manchester o

"The Princess Bride" Actor Cary Elwes Details Andre the Giant's 'Extraordinary'


Photo By Russell Turiak/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  Much has been written about wrestler André the Giant's ability to consume copious amounts of liquor.It's true, his Princess Bride co-star Cary Elwes said."The man was extraordinary. He was abs

Bill Hader to Return to "Saturday Night Live" as a Host


Ben Gabbe/NBC(NEW YORK) -- After leaving Saturday Night Live last year following eight years on the hit NBC sketch-comedy show, Bill Hader is returning to the series.NBC announced Wednesday that Hader will return to SNL as a host on Oct. 11. He'll be join

Neil Patrick Harris Reveals Details About His Wedding


ABC/Lou Rocco(NEW YORK) -- Neil Patrick Harris stopped by ABC's The View Wednesday and revealed all the details of his Italian wedding to David Burtka, which took place earlier in the month."We've been together over 10 years and I think when our kids got

Kim Kardashian Is 'Trying' to Get Pregnant


Timothy White/E!(NEW YORK) -- Kim Kardashian is hoping to get pregnant again very soon, she said."We're trying," she told Australia's Today morning program of her and husband Kanye West's efforts to have another child. "It's all in God's hands."Kardashian

Bryan Cranston Helps MLB Promote Playoffs with 'One-Man Show'


Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After playing meth dealer Walter White in the AMC series Breaking Bad and President Lyndon B. Johnson in the Broadway play All the Way, what's next for Bryan Cranston? A one-man show that salutes Major League B

Sharon Osbourne Goes On Twitter Rant Against U2


James White/CBS(NEW YORK) -- Sharon Osbourne is clearly not a U2 fan. The 61-year-old co-host of The Talk and wife of rocker Ozzy Osbourne took to Twitter to voice her opinion of the Irish rock band on Monday.In the wake of U2's partnership with Apple to

Marvel Releases Official Synopsis of "Avengers: Age of Ultron"


Buena Vista(NEW YORK) -- Marvel has finally released the official synopsis of Avengers: Age of Ultron."When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Tho

Reports: Eva Mendes, Ryan Gosling Welcome First Child


Photo by Sonia Recchia/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Eva Mendes and longtime boyfriend Ryan Gosling reportedly have welcomed their first child.According to Us Weekly and E! News, Mendes, 40, gave birth to a baby girl last Friday in Los Angeles. There are no o

"Dancing with the Stars" Recap: Lolo Jones Voted Off in Week 1 of Season 19


ABC/Adam Taylor(NEW YORK) -- Olympian Lolo Jones was voted off Dancing with the Stars Tuesday night, becoming the first celebrity competitor to be eliminated on the show's 19th season.After the judges’ scores and the viewers' votes were combined, Jo

Leonardo DiCaprio Named UN Messenger of Peace


ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) -- Academy Award-nominated actor Leonardo DiCaprio was designated a United Nations Messenger of Peace on Tuesday by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon."Mr. DiCaprio is a credible voice in the environmental movement, and has a con

Beyonce Shares Photos from Luxurious Birthday Getaway


Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) --  Beyoncé turned 33 earlier this month and now we know she celebrated in style!The singer had been traveling in Europe with her husband, Jay Z, and their 2-year-old daughter Blue Ivy, accordi

Jerry Seinfeld Was Planning Special Project with Joan Rivers


Heidi Gutman/Bravo(NEW YORK) -- Jerry Seinfeld was planning a special project with Joan Rivers.Before her Sept. 4 death, Rivers was in talks to appear on Seinfeld’s popular web series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” Seinfeld revealed

Rihanna Upset CBS Pulled Song from "Thursday Night Football"


Eric McCandless/CBS(NEW YORK) -- Rihanna is not pleased about the fact that CBS Sports last week didn't use her song "Run This Town" to kick off Thursday Night Football -- and she now appears to be threatening to stop them from using it this week."CBS you

Alleged Last Audio Recording of Joan Rivers Is a 'Fraud,' Says Rep


Charles Sykes/Bravo(NEW YORK) -- A YouTube video claiming to be the last-ever recording of Joan Rivers is a complete fake, a rep for the late comedienne tells ABC News Radio.According to the New York Post, Rivers made a test recording for a radio ad for h

Taylor Swift "Shake It Off"