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Drake, Mr. Bieber, Maroon 5, Miss Perry and Rihanna also are in the running for artist of the year.

Nominees are selected based on broadcast airplay and online popularity. Fans can vote online for their favorites in all 20 categories.

The American Music Awards will be presented Nov. 18 at Nokia Theatre and broadcast live on ABC.

‘Peanuts’ movie planned for strip’s 65th anniversary

Charlie Brown and his “Peanuts” pals are coming to the big screen.

Charles Schulz’s beloved characters will star in their own animated film scheduled to hit theaters Nov. 25, 2015, Associated Press reports. That year marks the 65th anniversary of the “Peanuts” comic strip and the 50th anniversary of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” the first of the gang’s many TV specials.

The as-yet-untitled film will be produced by 20th Century Fox and its Blue Sky Studios animation unit, the outfit behind the “Ice Age” flicks and such cartoon hits as “Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!”

Schulz’s son Craig and grandson Bryan co-wrote the screenplay with Cornelius Uliano, and the three also are producing the film. Steve Martino, co-director of “Horton Hears a Who” and “Ice Age: Continental Drift,” will direct the “Peanuts” film.

Daredevil Blaine completes electrifying stunt

Daredevil David Blaine has finished what could be called his most electrifying stunt.

The magician emerged shortly before 9 p.m. Monday after spending three days and three nights standing in the middle of 1 million volts of electric currents at New York’s Pier 54.

According to Associated Press, a spokesman said Mr. Blaine was able to walk with assistance, speak and kiss fiancee Alizee Guinochet before being taken to a hospital to be examined.

The 39-year-old Mr. Blaine wore a chain-mail bodysuit as a barrier between himself and the currents, emitted by Tesla coils.

The stunt was called “Electrified: One Million Volts Always On.” It was streamed on YouTube, with help from Intel Corp.

Mr. Blaine’s past stunts include hanging upside down over Central Park and being encased in a block of ice.