NEW YORK — Elton John and his longtime songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin, will be honored at this year's Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
John and Taupin, who teamed on most of the singer's best-known hits, will receive the Johnny Mercer Award during the June 13 ceremony in New York.
A Tuesday press release says the award goes to previous inductees — John and Taupin were inducted in 1992 — whose body of work upholds the standards set by Mercer, a co-founder of Capitol Records.
John and Taupin have teamed on some of rock 'n' roll's most well-known songs, including “Rocket Man,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Daniel” and “Candle in the Wind.”
DeGeneres hooked for 'Nemo' sequel
LOS ANGELES — Ellen DeGeneres is going fishing again with a sequel to the animated blockbuster “Finding Nemo.”
Disney and its Pixar Animation unit announced Tuesday that DeGeneres will reprise her “Nemo” voice role for “Finding Dory.” The sequel is due out Nov. 25, 2015, and will be directed by Andrew Stanton, who also made “Finding Nemo.”
The film picks up a year after the action of “Finding Nemo,” with DeGeneres' forgetful fish Dory on her own adventure to reunite with loved ones.
Suit says Huffington trashed NYC loft
NEW YORK — A lawsuit accuses Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington of trashing a New York City loft that she leased from a documentary filmmaker.
Huffington calls the allegations false.
Filmmaker Eric Steel filed the suit in Manhattan Supreme Court on Monday. It asks for $275,000 in damages.
The lawsuit says cabinets were broken and “the walls of the apartment were gouged, stained and otherwise damaged” during the years Huffington rented the apartment.
Buscemi to direct live stream musical event
NEW YORK — Steve Buscemi will direct a live stream of a Vampire Weekend concert to debut a new season of “Unstaged.”
The stream will launch the fourth season of “American Express Unstaged,” an online series that pairs notable directors with popular music acts. Vampire Weekend's concert at the Roseland Ballroom on April 28 will stream live on VEVO and YouTube.
Thicke's video with nude models banned
NEW YORK — Robin Thicke's new music video is too hot for YouTube.
A representative for the R&B crooner said Monday that his unrated video for “Blurred Lines” was banned from the website. The clip features nude models prowling around Thicke and rappers T.I. and Pharrell.
The video is still playing on the music video website Vevo.
CBS News anchor Jarvis heads to ABC
NEW YORK — CBS News anchor Rebecca Jarvis is moving to ABC News.
ABC says Jarvis will join the network this month as its chief business and economics correspondent.
During her three years with CBS, Jarvis reported on business and economics affairs.