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Last Update on November 26, 2015 08:10 GMT


NEW YORK (AP) -- You could be forgiven if you tune into the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade -- and think you're watching a rerun of "American Idol." Two of the bigger alums from the show will be among the performers. Jordin Sparks and Daughtry will join Mariah Carey, Jake Owen, Trey Songz, Plain White T's and Jennifer Nettles. Others who will perform include Andy Grammer, Questlove, Train and Pat Benatar. The parade has been around since 1924.

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008-a-06-(New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh), with reporters)-"of this parade"-New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says people aren't letting terrorism fears keep them away from today's Thanksgiving Day parade. (26 Nov 2015)

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Gloria and Emilio Estefan won't be in New York City for today's Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. But their music will be. The parade will feature a medley of songs from the Broadway show "On Your Feet." The couple will be in Florida, feeding the homeless at one of their restaurants. Gloria Estefan says before the feast, they will "definitely be watching on TV."


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "The Force" -- may be just a wee bit too powerful for kids. At least that's what the people who rate movies think about "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The Motion Picture Association of America says the movie will be rated PG-13 when it drops Dec. 18. That's a heads-up to parents that some scenes might be too intense for those younger than 13. It's only the second of the "Star Wars" movies to earn a PG-13 rating. "Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith" also got a PG-13 rating when it came out in 2005. The five other films in the series were rated PG -- but three of those were released before 1984 -- when there was no such thing as a PG-13 rating.

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004-r-38-(Excerpt of trailer from, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens")--Here's a bit of the trailer from the upcoming movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The MPAA has given it a PG-13 rating. (26 Nov 2015)

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WILTON, Conn. (AP) -- Kelly Ripa is among those paying tribute to longtime soap opera star David Canary. Canary has died of natural causes at his home in Connecticut. Ripa played Canary's daughter on "All My Children" back in the day. Canary portrayed twins Adam and Stuart Chandler -- one a good guy, the other not so good. The role earned him five Daytime Emmy honors. David Canary was 77.

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The father of late actor Paul Walker is suing Porsche. The star of the "Fast and Furious" movies died in a car crash two years ago. Walker's father is charging negligence and wrongful death in the case filed in a Los Angeles court. The suit claims the car Walker was riding in lacked safety features that could have prevented his death. Walker was passenger in the sports car when it crashed, also killing the driver. The car company has denied responsibility in other lawsuits, including one filed by Walker's daughter.

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