Jury gets first glimpse of defense in Jackson case
A look at key moments this past week in the wrongful death trial in Los Angeles between Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, and concert giant AEG Live.
Lawyer for accused singer: steroids had ill effect
The lawyer for a California heavy metal singer accused of trying to hire someone to kill his estranged wife says the singer's mind has been ravaged by steroid use.
Venturi, US Open champion and CBS analyst, dies
Former U.S. Open champion Ken Venturi has died just 12 days after he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. He was 82.
'Catching Fire' dampened but not drowned at Cannes
Little could lessen the fever-pitched excitement for "Hunger Games: Catching Fire," but heavy rain nevertheless dampened the film's lavish Cannes party.
Edward Furlong arrested in West Hollywood
A Los Angeles sheriff's spokesman says 'Terminator 2' star Edward Furlong has been arrested on suspicion of violating a restraining order filed by his ex-girlfriend.
James Bond movie studio expansion plans rejected
Britain is at risk of losing the James Bond movies after plans to expand the franchise's iconic Pinewood Studios were rejected.
Survey finds that 7-in-10 women would follow Jolie's lead
Angelina Jolie's announcement that she has undergone a preventative double mastectomy has inspired other women to take control.
Aretha Franklin back from illness with TV performance
Singing legend Aretha Franklin ignored doctors' orders to rest following treatment for a mystery condition by performing on American Idol on Thursday night.
British actor pleads 'not guilty' to child sex charges
British actor Michael Le Vell has pleaded not guilty to a series of child sex charges during a court appearance on Friday.
Weather takes the wind out of Criss Angel stunt
The magician was set to walk along two beams suspended more than six-stories high while blindfolded above Las Vegas on Friday, but the stunt was canceled due to bad weather.
Baz Luhrmann regrets turning down 'Harry Potter'
Director Baz Luhrmann has branded himself an "idiot" for turning down the chance to direct the Harry Potter films in favor of shooting the musical Moulin Rouge!
Brief panic as blanks fired during Cannes TV show
A live outdoor television broadcast from the Cannes Film Festival was briefly interrupted when what sounded like gunshots sent crew and spectators scurrying.
Obama to host concert honoring Carole King
President Barack Obama is putting on a show at the White House next week for singer-songwriter Carole King.
Iran's Farhadi and China's Jia make Cannes splash
Two directors from countries with tough film censorship brought bold and probing movies to the Cannes Film Festival on Friday — one exploring China's social problems, the other delving into the mysteries of the human heart.
Weinstein showcases Grace Kelly, Mandela flicks
The Weinstein Company's fall slate of awards contenders will feature a glamorous Grace Kelly, a brawny Nelson Mandela and a mysterious J.D. Salinger.
'Scandal' cast performs finale live for Academy
Approximately 700 people at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences experienced the finale of ABC's "Scandal" a bit differently Thursday. Comprised mainly of Emmy voters, the crowd got a live performance.
Ex-OJ lawyer to testify in bid for new Vegas trial
O.J. Simpson's former lawyer has some explaining to do, as Miami attorney Yale Galanter is scheduled to testify Friday in Simpson's bid for a new trial.
How Candice Glover won 'American Idol'
With a flawless voice that recalled past "American Idol" finalist Jennifer Hudson and a sense of determination after not making it in previous seasons, Candice Glover did the one thing Hudson wasn't able to do: win "American Idol."
Former soap actor charged with selling cocaine
Los Angeles County prosecutors say they've charged a former "Days of Our Lives" actor with selling cocaine out of his Agoura Hills home.
Singer George Michael treated for 'minor' injuries
George Michael's publicist says the singer is being treated for minor injuries after he was a passenger in a car crash.
$1 million in jewels stolen near Cannes film fest
A French police official says jewelry worth about $1 million has been stolen from a safe in a Cannes hotel room, against the backdrop of the Riviera resort town's film festival.
Rupert Everett no longer interested in sex, partying
The British Shrek star spent his youth partying all night and indulging in illegal substances, but he has since turned his back on his wild ways -- and found a new source of energy.
Tito Jackson's son was sexually abused as a child
Tito Jackson's son is convinced his uncle Michael Jackson didn't molest anyone - because he himself was sexually assaulted as a child and received nothing but sympathy and support from the Thriller hitmaker.
Slayer sets memorial for late guitarist Hanneman
Rock band Slayer have invited fans to pay tribute to guitarist Jeff Hanneman at a special public memorial next week.
'Hi-De-Hi' star Paul Shane dead at 72
Beloved British actor Paul Shane has died at the age of 72. The 'Hi-de-Hi!' star passed away at a hospice in Rotherham, England on Thursday after a short illness.
Actor threw up after filming new 'Star Trek' scene
Actor Simon Pegg regretted gobbling up a large meal before filming an action scene in new movie Star Trek: Into Darkness -- because he was too full to run and threw up his lunch in his trailer.
Ex-NASCAR driver Dick Trickle commits suicide at 71
Authorities in North Carolina say former NASCAR driver Dick Trickle has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 71.
Coppola's 'Bling Ring' at home at decadent Cannes
Sofia Coppola was just 8 years old when she first came to the Cannes Film Festival. Her father, Francis Ford Coppola, was there to premiere a work-in-progress cut of a film he had spent years wrestling with: "Apocalypse Now."
OJ Simpson testifies in bid for new Vegas trial
O.J. Simpson, a former star athlete who once lived for the spotlight, was back on stage this week telling the grim story of the Las Vegas afternoon six years ago that sent him to prison.
Expect cliffhanger from 'Big Bang Theory' finale
Listening to actor Simon Helberg talk about "The Big Bang Theory," you'd think his show was actually a nerdy nighttime soap. The actor, who plays aerospace engineer Howard Wolowitz on the CBS sitcom, dropped a few hints about what to expect from Thursday night's season finale.
Contestants face off on 'American Idol' finale
Veteran judge Randy Jackson declared that Wednesday's finale at the Nokia Theatre a dead heat after finalists Kree Harrison and Candice Glover performed three songs each.
Highlights: music, maps, photo, other Google tools
Google used its annual conference for software developers to unveil several new products, services and features. They include enhancements for online games, maps, search, music and photos and are meant to help the company cement its role in people's lives.
Details of Jolie's breast treatment revealed
Doctors who treated Angelina Jolie are giving details of the operations the actress had to remove both breasts and reconstruct them with implants.
Indian actor Dutt surrenders to serve jail time
Indian actor Sanjay Dutt has arrived at a court in Mumbai to surrender and begin serving a prison sentence for a weapons conviction linked to a deadly terror attack in the city in 1993.
Boy band One Direction: World tour next year
Hit boy band One Direction has announced plans for an ambitious world tour in 2014 -- with the youthful chart-toppers to play major stadiums in the U.S., Latin America, Britain and Ireland during the first leg of the mega-tour that begins in April.
Model-actress Marine Vacth a Cannes rising star
Cannes has been the birthplace of many a star, and the latest candidate to shine is Marine Vacth, who plays a teenager confronting the complexities of adolescent sexuality in Francois Ozon's "Jeune et Jolie" ("Young and Beautiful.")
Beckham to retire from soccer at end of season
David Beckham is retiring from soccer, ending a career in which he transcended the sport with forays into fashion and a marriage to a pop star that made him a global celebrity.
Duran Duran concert film snapped up at Cannes
Duran Duran's 2011 concert film, which was directed by David Lynch, has become one of the first big success stories of this year's Cannes Film Festival.
Britney Spears slammed for letting son play with fake gun
Pop star Britney Spears has come under fire from gun-control groups after her young son was photographed playing with a large toy weapon at a California hotel earlier this month.
Sick Tom Hanks turned to steroids to continue on Broadway
Actor Tom Hanks recently hit the Broadway stage while on steroids for his critically-acclaimed play Lucky Guy, in a bid to help him perform with a nasty cold.
Willie Nelson donates $120,000 to Texas plant victims
Country star Willie Nelson has donated more than $120,000 to the victims of last month's devastating fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West, Texas.
Stars brave rain to launch 2013 Cannes Film Festival
Leonardo DiCaprio, Nicole Kidman, Carey Mulligan and Julianne Moore all braved the rain on Wednesday as they helped to kick off the 2013 Cannes Film Festival in France.
Television & film actress Brookes dies of cancer
Actress Jacqueline Brookes has lost her battle with cancer at the age of 82, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.
Warner Bros. shuffles deck as top TV exec leaves
Hollywood studio Warner Bros. is shuffling its executive ranks as top TV executive Bruce Rosenblum leaves.
Woman sues Eagles' McCoy, claiming assault on bus
A woman is suing Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, claiming he or a body guard hit her, threw a drink at her and tossed her off a party bus last December.
Star Trek boldly goes to top of British box office
The latest Star Trek movie has been beamed to the top of the British box office, toppling even the might of Iron Man 3.
Faltskog reflects on ABBA, releases new album
For most of the last three decades, ABBA was but a memory for Agnetha Faltskog. She made concerted efforts to leave behind her past as one of two principal singers of the best-selling 1970s Swedish quartet.
Jolie: From girl with tattoos to girl with a cause
In her bad girl days, Angelina Jolie's body was a billboard for tattoos that said such things as "Billy Bob." Now she's sharing intimate details of her anatomy to help women at risk.
Dr. Dre, Iovine donate $70M for new USC center
Hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre — real name Andre Young — and music industry entrepreneur Jimmy Iovine have donated a combined $70 million to create a new institute at the University of Southern California.
Casino says poker star cheated, refuses to pay winnings
A British casino group has accused professional American poker star Phil Ivey of cheating at baccarat, and says the scam means they don't have to pay his claimed multimillion dollar winnings.
DiCaprio's 'Gatsby' brings 1920s glamor to Cannes
The star of Baz Luhrmann's lush screen adaptation says that when he re-read F. Scott Fitzgerald's book as an adult, he felt that it was not the tale of tragic romance he once believed.
Zoe Saldana brushes off criticism of Simone role
Zoe Saldana has played an alien and a future space traveler — but taking on the role of an actual famous person proved even harder.
Actress Saldana poses topless for Allure magazine
Actress Zoe Saldana has stripped off for a new magazine photo shoot -- in which the Star Trek beauty poses in a pair of jeans and covers her breasts with a strategically-placed arm.
Stars honor Steve Harvey during 'Walk of Fame' induction
Samuel L. Jackson and Ellen Degeneres helped honor their pal Steve Harvey in Los Angeles on Monday as the comedian and TV personality received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Actress Diaz helps fellow diner after menu catches fire
Actress Cameron Diaz rushed to the aid of a fellow diner who accidentally set his menu on fire while enjoying a meal in a New York City restaurant on Sunday.
Family members applaud Angelina Jolie's mastectomy
Angelina Jolie's brother James Haven and soon-to-be mother-in-law Jane Pitt have voiced their pride and support for the actress after she went public with news of her double mastectomy.
Oregon judge dismisses movie piracy lawsuit
A federal judge has dismissed a movie company's Internet piracy lawsuit against 34 Oregonians -- which claimed that the defendants were among hundreds statewide who participated in copyright infringement.
Jackson described as 'loopy' after doctor visits
A choreographer who worked one-on-one with Michael Jackson says the entertainer appeared "a little loopy" after visits with his longtime dermatologist in the weeks before his death.
At actress's Geneva jewel auction, $3M for single gem
Sotheby's has auctioned off jewels belonging to actress Gina Lollobrigida, fetching just under $3 million for a fancy yellow diamond once owned by a shah of Persia.
Comedian Hader giving up post on 'Saturday Night Live'
Comedian Bill Hader is bowing out of "Saturday Night Live" after eight years -- saying that he just arrived at the point where "maybe it's just time to go."
Actress Evans loves idea of Dynasty relaunch
"Dynasty" star Linda Evans has vowed to put her rumored feud with Joan Collins to rest if their hopes of reviving the hit 1980s drama get the green light.
ABC adds 14 new TV series for next season
ABC said Tuesday it is adding more than a dozen new shows to its lineup next season, including a spinoff of its fairytale drama "Once Upon a Time" and an action-adventure series drawn from the Marvel Comics world.
Actress Jolie had double mastectomy to avoid breast cancer
Angelina Jolie said she has had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that makes it extremely likely she'll eventually get breast cancer.
Court urged to reject Michael Jackson doctor's appeal
A state attorney says an appeal by the doctor convicted of causing Michael Jackson's death should be rejected because there were no errors made during the criminal case that warrant overturning a jury's verdict.
Cannes festival chief talks about sex and Spielberg
The king of Hollywood heads the jury that will decide who wins the Palme d'Or and other prizes at the French Riviera film fest, and artistic director Thierry Fremaux can't wait to find out what takes his fancy.
Model-actress Angie Everhart diagnosed with cancer
The 43 year old model-turned-actress, who was once engaged to actor Joe Pesci, has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer and will undergo surgery on Tuesday.
Gwyneth Paltrow criticizes Met Ball again
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has made sure the organizers of the annual Costume Institute Gala in New York are well aware of her feelings about the glamorous fashion night out by expanding on them during a recent radio interview.
Director almost killed actress Bell on frozen film set
Director Katie Aselton almost killed leading lady Lake Bell on the set of new thriller "Black Rock" because the freezing temperatures the star had to endure for a chilly lake scene set off her asthma.
Creator of Brave's Merida furious over character makeover
The creator of "Brave" character Merida has taken aim at film bosses for giving the red-headed archer a sexy makeover ahead of her official induction into the Disney Princess collection.
Galifianakis braved fear of heights in new 'Hangover'
Actor Zach Galifianakis had to conquer his fear of heights during the making of The Hangover Part III while shooting a scene atop a 60-foot building.
Popular psychologist Joyce Brothers dies at 85
Popular psychologist, columnist, and television and film personality Joyce Brothers died on Monday in New York City at the age of 85, her publicist announced.
Choreographer says Jackson seemed happy before death
An associate choreographer, who worked on Michael Jackson's planned series of comeback concerts in 2009, told a jury Monday that she never saw any indications that the singer was deathly ill.
'Gatsby' gives 'Iron Man 3' a good run for its money
Leonard DiCaprio's "The Great Gatsby" partied like it was the Roaring Twenties again -- with a $51.1 million debut that made it a surprisingly strong runner-up to the worldwide blockbusting "Iron Man 3."
NBC promotes fall season with Twitter contest
The network said Sunday that it's holding a Twitter-based sweepstakes linked to its fall schedule presentation to advertisers — a social-media twist on the annual TV rite occurring this week.
Chris Brown's neighbors don't like his taste in art
Grammy-winning musician Chris Brown's neighbors are unhappy with the creepy art he's chosen to have painted along the curb of his Hollywood Hills home.
Found mummified body was NM Chicana author
A 70-year-old woman believed to have been dead for months and whose mummified body was recently found in her Santa Fe apartment was a Chicana activist, teacher and author.
Dates announced for Grammy Awards in 2014, 2015
If you're a fan of the Grammy Awards, you can mark two more future dates on your calendar -- for Jan. 26, 2014, and Feb. 8, 2015, industry officials announced Monday.
OJ hoping for new trial in return to Vegas court
On Monday, the former football hero returned to Clark County District Court in blue prison clothes while his attorneys tried to convince a judge that his trial lawyer shouldn't have been handling Simpson's case at all.
Terrence Howard divorce final after two-year battle
Actor Terrence Howard has finally put his bitter divorce behind him, as the marriage has been deemed officially over by a judge.
Sequel to '300' pushed back to March 2014
300: Rise of an Empire, the follow-up to Gerard Butler's 2007 comic book epic, was set to hit cinemas in August but chiefs at Warner Bros. studios have decided to delay the release by seven months.
Thriller '24' returning to Fox network for limited run
The hit political thriller series 24 is returning to television for a limited 12-episode run, the show's executive producer confirmed on Friday.
Prosecutors approve Lohan's California rehab facility
Prosecutors in Los Angeles have approved Lindsay Lohan's choice of rehab facility, after she ditched a court-approved treatment center in New York for one in California at the last minute.
British director in the lead to helm '50 Shades Of Grey' film
British filmmaker Joe Wright has emerged as a leading candidate to take on the big screen adaptation of the erotic bestseller 50 Shades of Grey.
Sports broadcaster Al Michaels receives DUI charge
Veteran sportscaster Al Michaels has been charged with two misdemeanors following his arrest for driving under the influence last month.
Slayer guitarist Hanneman died of cirrhosis, band says
Heavy Metal rock band Slayer disclosed the cause of death of its late guitarist on its website Thursday, and a publicist said Friday the determination was made by his attending physician.
Green Valley High choir will back Rolling Stones
The Las Vegas school's choir has been chosen to join the Rolling Stones at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night for the encore performance of "You Can't Always Get What You Want."
Metal singer pleads not guilty to murder-for-hire
A prosecutor alleges that a heavy metal singer gave an envelope containing $1,000 to an undercover agent, and instructions on how to kill his estranged wife.
OJ to get Vegas court hearing on bid for new trial
O.J. Simpson is heading back to the Las Vegas courthouse where he was convicted of leading an armed robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers to ask a judge for a new trial.
Fox's 'American Idol' down to final two singers
"American Idol" finalist Angie Miller won't be tickling the ivories on this season's final showdown, which will feature two other performers who made the program's second-to-last cut.
CW announces 'The 100' among its new series
The CW is adding new sci-fi and fantasy series to its 2013-14 schedule along with a drama about the teenage Mary, Queen of Scots.
Judge Randy Jackson leaving 'American Idol' show
The 56-year-old "American Idol" judge says he won't be returning to the Fox talent competition after serving 12 seasons on the show's judging panel.
Lucci, Trebek donate TV objects to Smithsonian
The Smithsonian Institution is adding relics from soap operas and game shows to its national entertainment collection to tell the story of daytime television.
David Bowie video slammed by U.S. Catholic League
Legendary British rocker David Bowie has incurred the wrath of officials at America's Catholic League over his new video -- which includes self-flagellating monks, topless nuns and gruesome images of stigmata.
Adult film star Mr. Marcus arrested for drunk driving
Porn star Mr. Marcus was arrested Thursday on suspicion of driving under the influence in Hollywood, entertainment media reported.
Producer Brian Grazer working on biopic of Pele
Heavyweight producer Brian Grazer is bringing the early life of Brazilian soccer legend Pele to the big screen in a new biopic, which will hit theaters next summer.
Pierce Brosnan takes role as sex-obsessed professor
Irish actor Pierce Brosnan has taken a new role to play a college professor sexaholic in a movie titled How To Make Love Like An Englishman.
Roth says 'Aftershock' new business model for film
Eli Roth says his new movie "Aftershock" creates a "real, new business model" that could help independent films hold their own against studio blockbusters.
Makeup artist describes Jackson's artistry, pain
A makeup artist who worked with Michael Jackson for nearly 30 years says the singer struggled with sleep and required a doctor's care to deal with pain while touring.
YouTube launches pay channels with campy flicks
Roger Corman's campy B movies, children's shows like "Sesame Street" and "Inspector Gadget," and inspirational monologues by celebrities are among the 30 channels that will require a paid monthly subscription on YouTube coming soon.
Latino activists say Disney can't trademark holidays
Tweets from Latino activists, writers and artists are being credited for pushing Disney into withdrawing a "Dia de los Muertos" trademark request.
'Monkeemobile' designer Dean Jeffries dies at 80
Dean Jeffries, a celebrated car customizer who painted James Dean's Porsche and made the "Monkeemobile" for "The Monkees" TV show, has died. He was 80.
Shakira on her post-baby body: 'I look decent'
Colombian superstar Shakira is learning how to balance her demanding work schedule with being a new mom one day at a time.
Divorce docs: Changes worried metal singer's wife
Divorce documents show the lead singer of heavy metal band As I Lay Dying and the wife he allegedly tried to hire a hit man to kill had a mostly amicable split, and she expressed no fears for her safety.
JFK retrospective, Latino history on PBS schedule
PBS says its fall schedule will include a variety of specials marking President John F. Kennedy's death exactly 50 years ago this November.
Former Jackson defender now says singer abused him
A TV choreographer who testified that Michael Jackson never abused him as a child has now filed a claim against the singer's estate claiming years of abuse by the pop superstar.
New J.J. Abrams, Greg Kinnear dramas set for Fox
Fox says its lineup next season will include a new drama from producer-writer J.J. Abrams of "Lost" and "Star Trek" movie fame.
David Bowie's controversial video banned from YouTube
Legendary musician David Bowie has sparked controversy with the video for his new single The Next Day, as bosses at YouTube.com have banned the religious-themed promo.
Meat Loaf' says he saw ghost at London hotel
Rock veteran Meat Loaf is convinced that one of London's top hotels is haunted, after he encountered a ghostly apparition while staying there recently.
McCartney concert interrupted by swarm of grasshoppers
Veteran rocker Sir Paul McCartney battled bizarre conditions during a concert in Brazil on Monday after a swarm of grasshoppers invaded the stage during his performance.
Paltrow, husband investigated over mansion's gate
Actress Gwyneth paltrow and her rocker husband Chris Martin have angered one of their California neighbors apparently for erecting a towering gate at the entrance of their mansion.
'Young and Restless' star Jeanne Cooper dies at 84
CBS said Wednesday that soap opera star Jeanne Cooper -- who played grande dame Katherine Chancellor on "The Young and the Restless" for nearly four decades -- has died at the age of 84.
First lady honors outstanding libraries, museums
Michelle Obama said on Wednesday that the nation's libraries and museums are creating better, more informed citizens and doing it with fewer resources -- as she helped award public service medals to 10 institutions.
PA city shared close bond with NBC's 'The Office'
When NBC's long-running comedy "The Office" leaves the air next week, and the Pennsylvania city of Scranton -- where the sitcom was set -- will be sad to see it go.
Dancer gave warnings over Michael Jackson's health
A performer who worked with Michael Jackson said Wednesday she expressed concerns about the singer's health as he prepared for a series of planned comeback concerts in 2009.
Disney drops bid to trademark Day of Dead name
Disney Enterprises has dropped an effort to trademark "Dia de los Muertos," the name of the traditional "Day of the Dead" holiday celebrated by millions in Mexico and the U.S.
'Charlie Brown' actor to be sentenced for stalking
The man who was the voice of Charlie Brown in several "Peanuts" television shows faces possible prison time for stalking and threatening his former girlfriend and a plastic surgeon who had given her a breast enhancement.
Singer arrested in California murder-for-hire sting
The singer of Grammy-nominated heavy metal band As I Lay Dying has been arrested in Southern California after authorities say he tried to hire an undercover detective to kill his estranged wife.
Female student getting Playboy award for prayer fight
An atheist student who fought to have a prayer banner at her Rhode Island public high school removed is getting an award named for Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.
NPR host Sagal hits the road in 'Constitution USA'
Listeners to public radio's "Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" have the chance to connect host Peter Sagal's voice to his face — and brush up on the U.S. Constitution.
Second Michael Jackson 'Cirque' show debuts in June
Michael Jackson spent his life breaking music records. And four years after his death, the pop star's estate has delivered another first -- Jackson is now the only person, place or thing to have inspired two Cirque du Soleil shows.
Michael Jackson's doctor was unqualified, expert says
An expert cardiologist said on Tuesday that singer Michael Jackson's doctor did not have the proper training to treat the singer for insomnia or any drug addictions.
Reports: Bieber fined for speeding in Dubai
Justin Bieber is used to fans snapping his photo. Dubai police say he also triggered some speed cameras while driving a white Lamborghini during his stop in the Gulf city.
Special effects master Ray Harryhausen dies at 92
Ray Harryhausen, a master of movie special effects whose work was beloved by fantasy film lovers and influenced industry heavyweights such as "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, has died. He was 92.
Rapper Ja Rule leaves upstate NY federal prison
The 36-year-old rapper, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, left a state prison in central New York after serving most of his two-year sentence for illegal gun possession, going straight into federal custody in a tax evasion case.
Mark Wahlberg producing Boston reality show
Actor Mark Wahlberg has inked a deal to make a documentary series set in his native Boston, Massachusetts.
Michael Jackson jury sees autopsy photo
Jurors in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial were shown a gruesome autopsy photograph of the music legend's corpse on Monday.
Meet the last women standing on 'American Idol'
Candice Glover was twice rejected by the show before making it to the final three. Kree Harrison chased her dream for so long in Nashville, she thought it might be time to give up. And Angie Miller sang despite having suffered ruptured ear drums and impaired hearing.
After recent deaths, health is new priority in rap music
Some of the hip hop industry's elder statesmen say they are worried about the culture's focus on youth, and the current emphasis on free-wheeling partying and the "you only live once" ethos.
'Mammas' program is a study in maternal instinct
Isabella Rossellini's search for the meaning of maternal instinct in "Mammas" looks at nine animals where things like polygamy, lying and dying convince her that "anything goes."
'Girls Gone Wild' founder convicted of assault
Prosecutors say "Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis has been convicted of misdemeanor assault and false imprisonment stemming from a dispute after a 2009 night out in Hollywood.
YouTube set to launch pay channels within weeks
A person familiar with the matter says YouTube is set to announce a series of channels that will require payment, within the next few weeks.
Singer Lauryn Hill likens tax problems to slavery
R&B star Lauryn Hill has been sentenced to serve three months behind bars for tax evasion, for allegedly failing to file returns between 2005 and 2007 -- a situation she compared to slavery.
Aerosmith lands for first southeast Asia performance
The rock band Aerosmith have finally touched down in Southeast Asia for their first ever concert in the region, where they will kick off a concert on Wednesday.
'Iron Man 3' finishes with $174.1M opening weekend
Disney's Marvel Studios continues to mine precious metal with a $174.1 million opening weekend for "Iron Man 3," the second-biggest domestic debut ever behind the $200-million-plus launch of "The Avengers" a year ago.
'Cuba controversy was shocking', Beyonce says
R&B superstar Beyonce has broken her silence over the uproar caused by her recent trip to Cuba with husband Jay Z, insisting the backlash was "quite shocking".
Lindsay Lohan's father fires back at accusations
Lindsay Lohan's estranged father has blasted his ex-wife for arranging the actress' candid Piers Morgan chat, during which she attacked her dad for causing chaos in her life.
Bratt replaces Pacino in sequel to 'Despicable Me'
Actor Benjamin Bratt has stepped in to fill the void left by acting legend Al Pacino in the sequel to 'Despicable Me'.
'Iron Man' battles priapism in porn spoof
Iron Man is set for another big bow after crushing the competition at the global box office -- a new X-rated porn parody featuring the Marvel Comics superhero will hit the Internet next week.
Mike Tyson hoping to land role in Shakespeare play
Former boxing champ Mike Tyson wants to take his acting ambitions to the next level by tackling the works of William Shakespeare.
Michael Caine, Christopher Nolan working together again
Acting legend Sir Michael Caine has re-teamed once again with frequent collaborator Christopher Nolan for their sixth project together.
Los Angeles newscaster Mario Machado dies at 78
Mario Machado, a Los Angeles television news anchor in the 1960s and 1970s -- who also appeared in movies such as "Rocky III" -- has died at the age of 78.
Bieber bumped in onstage scuffle in Dubai
Megastar singer Justin Bieber is known for his slick dance moves on stage. But spinning away from a mash-up between security guards and a rogue fan has become the hit of his concert in Dubai.
ABBA The Museum opens in Stockholm
A museum opens in Stockholm on Tuesday to show off band paraphernalia, including the helicopter featured on the cover of their "Arrival" album, a star-shaped guitar and dozens of glitzy costumes the Swedish band wore at the height of its 1970s fame.
Bill Clinton tried to broker Led Zeppelin reunion
A CBS "60 Minutes" webcast reported Monday that the former president was enlisted to ask the British rock gods to get back together last year for the Superstorm Sandy benefit concert in New York City.
'Iron Man 3' earns $175M in second-biggest debut ever
Iron Man is a bigger golden boy than ever with a $175.3 million opening weekend at the domestic box office for the superhero's latest sequel.
Actress Kristen Stewart Okay after car crash
Actress Kristen Stewart walked away unscathed after she was involved in a minor car accident in Los Angeles on Friday, officials said.
'The Hangover' stars team up for Aniston look-alike TV skit
The stars of The Hangover movies reunited on TV on Saturday night as contestants in a Jennifer Aniston look-alike competition on Saturday Night Live.
Ben Stiller considers directing 'Pinocchio' film
Comedian Ben Stiller is in talks to take over from Tim Burton and direct pal Robert Downey, Jr. in a modern re-telling of classic fairytale Pinocchio.
Rule lets Oscar voters watch DVDs to cast votes
Oscar voters will no longer be required to see certain nominated films in a theater to cast their ballots. Instead, they can view the nominated films on DVD.
CNN's Kurtz apologizes for errors in Collins story
Media critic Howard Kurtz, who hosts a news program for the Cable News Network, is apologizing for several errors in a column he wrote about gay basketball player Jason Collins this past week.
Witherspoon's husband tried to calm her during arrest
Reese Witherspoon's husband Jim Toth quietly turned on her during the couple's double arrest on April 19, and told the actress she should have kept quiet and let him get arrested for a DUI.
'The Office' stars stranded when flight leaves without them
The Office star Rainn Wilson has taken aim at airline chiefs after he and his castmates were left stranded on Friday when their plane took off without them.
First week of Jackson trial previews massive case
A look at key moments this past week in the wrongful death trial in Los Angeles between Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, and concert giant AEG Live, and what is expected at court in the week ahead:
Some Metallica members hope for more sports nights
Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo sure could get used to this: a tour of sorts, with stops at the Bay Area's professional and college sporting venues. Or even some travel to ballparks and arenas beyond Northern California.
Sheen supports sons' removal from ex-wife's care
Charlie Sheen's spokesman says the actor supports a decision to remove his twin sons from the care of his ex-wife and have them live temporarily with another ex-wife, actress Denise Richards.
Jamaican musician Cedric Brooks dies at 70
Cedric Brooks, a Jamaican saxophone player and influential roots reggae musician, has died of heart failure, family members said Saturday. He was 70.
Rolling Stones launch tour with energetic set
The Rolling Stones must have passed through a time machine before taking the Staples Center stage to kick off their "50 and Counting" tour.
'The Rock' and Wahlberg teaming up for HBO series
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is eyeing a move to the small screen after signing up for a new TV series with his Pain & Gain co-star Mark Wahlberg.
Sheen's twin boys removed by officials from mother's home
Charlie Sheen's ex-wife, Brooke Mueller, has lost custody of the former couple's twin boys, after child welfare officials decided her place was an "unsafe environment" for kids.
Lohan's mom blames ex-husband for rehab shuffle
Lindsay Lohan's mother, Dina, has blamed her ex-husband for her daughter's 24-hour rehab merry-go-round -- insisting he's the reason their daughter had to dash to California for her court-ordered 90-day treatment.
Actor denies feud with Leonardo DiCaprio on movie set
Actor Joel Edgerton has downplayed reports that he was locked in a bitter feud with actor Leonardo DiCaprio during filming of The Great Gatsby, insisting comments he made about their characters' onset tensions have been exaggerated.
Paltrow a big fan of new (and painful) laser beauty treatment
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has discovered a new laser beauty treatment to preserve her youthful looks. And she says she loves it, no matter how painful it might be.
Comedian Dick offers to visit Lohan in drug rehab
Funnyman Andy Dick has offered to visit troubled actress Lindsay Lohan at the Betty Ford Clinic in California -- if she'd like to meet up to chat about his rehab nightmares.
Pepsi drops rapper Lil Wayne due to song lyrics
Pepsi said on Friday that it is cutting ties with popular rapper Lil Wayne, after the rapper made a crude reference to civil rights martyr Emmett Till in a recent song.
Lindsay Lohan checks in to Betty Ford clinic
A prosecutor says he has received confirmation that Lindsay Lohan has checked in to a rehab facility and he will not be seeking to violate the actress' probation.
Despite new album, will.i.am looks past pop charts
The Black Eyed Peas frontman is computer chip-maker Intel's "director of creative innovation." He's also partnered with Coca-Cola to create a new brand of products from recycled bottles and cans, including headphones and clothes.
'Idol' contestant Sanchez not idle after show fame
Petite powerhouse Jessica Sanchez enjoyed singing ballads on last season's "American Idol," where she placed second. But the 17-year-old says ballads aren't her only interest.
Video shows Reese Witherspoon's arrest in Atlanta
A dash-cam video of actress Reese Witherspoon's recent disorderly-conduct arrest provides a rare glimpse of one of Hollywood's best-known actresses unfiltered as she takes on a no-nonsense Georgia state trooper following a traffic stop.
Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman dies at 49
Jeff Hanneman, a founding member of the heavy metal band Slayer, died of liver failure at a Los Angeles hospital with his wife, Kathy, by his side.
Taylor, Aerosmith, NKOTB perform at marathon show
A diverse group of acts including Aerosmith, James Taylor and Jimmy Buffett are scheduled to perform at a concert to benefit the families of those killed and survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Wes Craven addresses 'Scream' TV series rumors
Horror filmmaker Wes Craven has been approached to direct a TV show based on his hit Scream movies, but will only sign up for the project if writers offer him a "great script".
Kelsey Grammer gets part as 'Transformers' villain
Actor Kelsey Grammer is set to tap into his evil side to play the villain in the next installment of the Transformers franchise.
Country music stars attend George Jones' funeral
Singers Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill, Brad Paisley and Kid Rock honored the memory of country legend George Jones on Thursday by gathering to perform at the late star's funeral in Nashville, Tennessee.
Pierce Brosnan forgot pants for TV appearance
Irish actor Pierce Brosnan had to wear another man's trousers for an appearance on late night TV Wednesday night after he misplaced his suit pants.
Steven Spielberg to direct 'American Sniper'
Steven Spielberg has his sights set on his next project, a movie about former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle.
Kutcher's company settles suit against Calif. DMV
Ashton Kutcher's production company has settled a lawsuit against the California Department of Motor Vehicles over a planned reality series focusing on the agency's offices.
Jurors hear voicemail saying Jackson was sick
Five days before Michael Jackson died, his manager called the singer's doctor, told him Jackson was sick, and implored him to have blood tests done, according to a voicemail played Thursday in court.
'Iron Man 3' premiere grabs $21.5M in China alone
Iron Man has outgunned the entire Avengers crew in China, where the latest entry into the superhero franchise has hauled in more than $21 million in its first day of release there.
Deadheads oppose renaming Jerry Garcia venue
Fans of the rock band The Grateful Dead are uniting in opposition to a proposal to rename a San Francisco venue that currently bears the name of the band's founder.
Lindsay Lohan checks into rehab facility, attorney says
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer says the actress has checked into a rehab facility, but it remains unclear whether a judge will accept her placement there.
New documentary examines the lives of porn stars
Ever wonder what makes young, pretty, "good" girls pursue careers in porn? So did Deborah Anderson, and that's why she made a documentary and fine-art photography book on the subject.
Early Hollywood superstar Deanna Durbin dies at 91
Deanna Durbin, a star whose songs and smile made her one of the biggest box office draws of Hollywood's 'Golden Age' -- with fans that included Winston Churchill -- has died.
Bon Jovi to witness signing of NJ's drug overdose law
Jon Bon Jovi is scheduled to be in attendance on Thursday when Gov. Chris Christie signs New Jersey's drug overdose prevention bill into law -- an issue that hits especially close to home for the singer.
Witherspoon says she 'panicked' the night of arrest
Actress Reese Witherspoon panicked and said "crazy things" the night she was arrested in Atlanta on a disorderly conduct charge, the actress admitted on Thursday.
Survey finds most of US supports Redskins name
Four in five Americans do not believe the NFL's Washington Redskins should change the team's nickname, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll announced Thursday.
British soap opera star denies 1967 teen rape charges
A longtime star of British soap opera "Coronation Street" has vowed to fight criminal charges that he raped a 15-year-old girl more than 45 years ago.
Lil Wayne hospitalized again after another seizure
Rapper Lil Wayne spent Tuesday night in the hospital after suffering another seizure, according to a news report.
'Iron Man 3' is biggest blockbuster of 2013 in UK so far
Robert Downey, Jr.'s superhero spectacular Iron Man 3 has crushed the competition at the British box office to land the biggest opening weekend of the year.
Will.I.Am to oversee Britney Spears' new album
will.i.am has landed more studio time with Britney Spears after signing on as executive producer of her upcoming album.
Amanda Seyfried replaces Liv Tyler as face of Givenchy
Actress Amanda Seyfried -- a star of the recent Oscar-nominated film Les Miserables -- has replaced Liv Tyler as the face of luxury fashion house Givenchy.
Activision switching things up for new 'Call of Duty' game
Activision is trading "Modern Warfare" for "Ghosts" -- as it announced Wednesday that the next installment in its "Call of Duty" franchise will be titled "Call of Duty: Ghosts" and feature a new story and characters.
Remini back in sitcom business with 'Family Tools'
Leah Remini had good reason to join the new ABC sitcom "Family Tools" -- The former "The King of Queens" star had a personal request from network brass, and her mother.
Star of popular British soap opera charged in 1967 rape
A longtime star of British soap opera "Coronation Street" has been charged with two counts of rape involving a 15-year-old girl in 1967, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Utah NBC affiliate pulls gory 'Hannibal' TV show
A Mormon church-owned NBC affiliate in Utah has pulled the "Hannibal" TV show because of its graphic violence.
Lindsay Lohan ready to leave for rehab in NY
Actress Lindsay Lohan has shared her final hours of freedom with fans by publishing a picture showing her packing for her rehab stay.
Furthur cancels show after guitarist's fall
Furthur is cancelling a tour date after guitarist Bob Weir fell onstage at a concert last week, and further said that the Grateful Dead offshoot is "unable to perform for the next several weeks."
DreamWorks buying AwesomenessTV for $33M
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. is buying AwesomenessTV, a YouTube teen network, for about $33 million in cash as it looks to tap into the popularity of online content.
Keith Richards says he doesn't care for iPods
He's rock royalty and likes to keep it old-school: Keith Richards says he doesn't own an iPod because he doesn't like them.
Michael Jackson's private life on display in civil trial
Jurors in the civil case between Michael Jackson's mother and concert giant AEG Live got another glimpse of the singer's private life on Tuesday through the eyes of a paramedic who described the events of the singer's death.