May 12th, 2010
12:39 PM ET

Larry King and wife reconcile

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CNN talk show host Larry King and his wife, Shawn King, have reconciled their "irreconcilable differences" and called off their divorce, a spokesman said.

They filed for divorce within minutes of each other in Los Angeles County Superior Court a month ago.

"We love our children, we love each other, we love being a family," they said in a statement. "That is all that matters to us. We owe it to ourselves and our children to continue being dedicated to each other." FULL POST

November 22nd, 2009
11:18 PM ET

Rihanna's "happy now!"

Rihanna stopped to talk to CNN's Denise Quan as she made her way down the red carpet for the American Music Awards Sunday night.

Rihanna: So big things are happening, a lot of work and we're at the AMA's, we're performing some new songs too tonight, so, I can't wait.

Denise Quan: How does it feel to be back to business?

Rihanna: Great, great. When I was off, for the little time that I had off before we started working on music again, I drove myself crazy. I just felt like a delinquent, I'm like what am I doing? I need to work and now I'm back to work and its getting crazy and busier than ever but its what I love to do so I have no complaints.

Quan: How does it feel to have all these fans supporting you?

Rihanna: Amazing. It makes you - you know, you don't feel lonely, you know, you feel like you have a team of support and there's nothing better than that. Especially when you go through something rough, you always feel like you always need friends. You always feel like you want somebody to reach out to you and lean on and having my friend's support throughout the whole thing its just amazing to me.

Quan: It's almost Thanksgiving. What are you most thankful for?

Rihanna: I'm most thankful for my happiness right now. To me the biggest thing in life is to be happy, you can have anything you want but, if you're not happy it doesn't make any sense and I'm really HAPPY right now and I'll be in France on Thanksgiving, I don't know how they celebrate it over there but we'll see.

November 3rd, 2009
04:32 PM ET

Prepare for Devo 2010

The countdown toward the next phase of "De-evolution" is under way.  Devo has a new deal with Warner Brothers Records that will bring to the world a brand new Devo studio album and a world tour next year.  The sonic subversion begins in March, according to the record label.

Devo's been around for 35 years and the innovations they brought to the stage and studio have been copied by generations to follow.  But Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh and Gerry and Bob Casale are not planning "De-evolution 2010" as a nostalgia tour.  In fact, they'll get that out of the way this month with shows in seven cities.

In each city - starting tonight in Los Angeles - Devo will play back-to-back nights.  The first night, they will perform their 1978 album "Are We Not Men?"  The second night, it's the 1980 breakthrough LP "Freedom of Choice."  The other cities: San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Washington, D.C., New York and Toronto.  (Except for the addition of drummer Josh Freese, who joined them about 15 years ago, the current Devo is the original Devo.)

Warner Brothers - the band's label for six LPs between 1978 and 1984 - will reissue CD and limited-edition colored vinyl version's of "Are We Not Men?" and "Freedom of Choice" this week. I suspect the four other Devo albums in the company's archives will soon follow.  It's a good reason for fans to search their local thrift stores for a turntable.  There's nothing like the warm sound of a diamond needle sliding along the vinyl groove on a Devo record.

For those who think Devo's new look will feature the color gray (as in hair), you only need to read the reviews from last March, when the group played the South By Southwest festival.  Billboard's reviewer said the old songs sounded "revitalized" while the new music "freshened the experience."

Let the De-evolution begin!

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