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Recording registry spans Judy Garland to N.W.A. to Vin Scully

First it became the basis for an Oscar-nominated movie. Now, “Straight Outta Compton” — the groundbreaking album from rap group N.W.A. and a one-time flashpoint in the nation’s culture wars — has been selected for the prestigious National Recording Registry. Plenty of standards are joining the registry too, including Judy Garland’s version of “Over the Rainbow,” the Eagles’ 1976 greatest-hits collection and Don MacLean’s elliptical 1971 folk song “American Pie.”

Will Smith, ‘Fresh Prince’ cast reunite

Will Smith has reunited with his “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” cast mates, Alfonso Ribeiro, Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Daphne Reid and Joseph Marcell. James Avery, who had the role of Smith’s Uncle Phil, died in 2013.