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Openings expected in murder trial of ex-Pat Aaron Hernandez

In this Dec. 22, 2014 file photo, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, left, attends a pretrial hearing in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is accused of murdering semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd.  A jury is expected to be seated for opening arguments in his murder trial as early as Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Judge Susan Garsh had cleared 53 potential jurors after individually questioning them to weed out people who are biased, have a hardship or have a valid reason to be excused. Lawyers from both sides will have the chance to eliminate 18 people each from the final pool on Monday for any reason. Eighteen jurors will be seated. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool, File)

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A defense lawyer in the trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez says police and prosecutors targeted his client in the murder case from the beginning.

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Jim Parsons to play God in Broadway’s ‘An Act of God’

In this Aug. 25, 2014 file photo, Jim Parsons poses in the press room after winning the award for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for his work on “The Big Bang Theory” at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Producers on Thursday said Parsons will star in a stage adaptation of the humor book "The Last Testament: A Memoir by God" on Broadway by 2015. The play, called "An Act of God," is adapted by its author David Javerbaum. Joe Mantello will direct the show, which begins performances May 5 at the Studio 54 theater. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Parsons is going from a scientific nerd in “The Big Bang Theory” to a pretty big religious role — the Almighty.

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Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande to pay tribute to Stevie Wonder

In this Dec. 15, 2014 file photo, Ariana Grande performs in concert during the Hot 99.5 Jingle Ball at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. Grande, Lady Gaga, and John Legend have been added to the group of artists set to pay tribute to Stevie Wonder next month. The Recording Academy announced Thursday that the Band Perry will also perform alongside Usher and Chris Martin at "Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life _ An All-Star Grammy Salute" on Feb. 10. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande and John Legend have been added to the group of artists set to pay tribute to Stevie Wonder next month.

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Lil Wayne sues mentor’s record label for $51M, seeking split

In this Nov. 23, 2014 file photo, Lil Wayne performs on stage at the 42nd annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles. The is rapper suing the record label Cash Money in New York for $51 million after claiming that it stiffed him for $8 million on a record he delivered. In the federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, Lil Wayne’s asking to nullify contracts with the company. The New Orleans-born Lil Wayne says his relationship with the label has been deteriorating over the last four years. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, FIle)

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Lil Wayne has had it with his record label. He’s suing Cash Money in New York for $51 million after claiming that it stiffed him for $8 million on a record he delivered last month.

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William Shatner knows the ups, downs of traveling

Ina Thursday, July 3, 2014 file photo, Calgary Stampede Parade Marshal William Shatner speaks to the media about the upcoming event at a news conference in Calgary, Alberta. Shatner returns as the priceline.com Negotiator in a new ad campaign that launches Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, with Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting again playing the travel pro's daughter. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — William Shatner is back as a shrewd, unflappable travel expert in his latest TV commercial for an online company.

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