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Legal battle erupts over care of Sumner Redstone

LOS ANGELES - A legal battle that began Wednesday over medical care for ailing media mogul Sumner Redstone has produced dueling portraits of the billionaire's health and mental state.Redstone's former companion Manuela Herzer claims in a probate filing seeking to regain control of his care that ...

Adele announces first tour in five years

LONDON - Adele has announced her first tour since 2011, with a string of European dates in support of her record-breaking new album, "25." The British singer announced Thursday that she will play venues in Britain and Europe starting Feb. 29 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Adele has previously ...

Actor Paul Walker’s father sues Porsche over fatal crash

LOS ANGELES - Paul Walker's father sued Porsche for negligence and wrongful death Wednesday over the 2013 accident that killed the "Fast & Furious" star.Walker's father, who is the executor of his son's estate, filed the lawsuit claiming that the Porsche Carrera GT that his son was ...

Jolie Pitt accepts post at Cambodian film fest

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - The little-known Cambodia International Film Festival is getting a star-powered boost this year from Angelina Jolie Pitt.The Hollywood star, who is currently in Cambodia filming her latest movie, will serve as president of the festival's honorary committee, organizers ...

Signed Harper Lee novels offered for $1,500

NEW YORK - How much is a signed Harper Lee novel worth? Her publisher is offering a special edition of "Go Set a Watchman" for $1,500. HarperCollins Publishers announced that 500 collector's editions are available. The volumes are leather bound with gold foil stamping, inside a velvet-lined ...

Brian Williams settles into new job at MSNBC

NEW YORK - Coming out of a commercial break shortly before 11:20 a.m., Brian Williams had slipped into the anchor chair on MSNBC Tuesday as President Barack Obama met with French President Francois Hollande."We have an eye on the East Room of the White House," Williams said, where reporters ...

‘Carol,’ ‘Beasts’ lead Independent Spirit nods

LOS ANGELES - The 1950s-set romance "Carol" starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara collected the most nominations Tuesday for the 31st Film Independent Spirit Awards.The Todd Haynes-directed film picked up six nods in categories including best feature, director and lead actress for both Mara ...

Court: Shepherd can’t get out of surrogacy

PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania appeals court has declared Sherri Shepherd legally responsible for a child born to a surrogate before she and her ex-husband divorced. The actress has fought efforts to be named the boy's mother on his 2014 birth certificate.A lawyer for ex-husband Lamar Sally ...

When it’s comedy time, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ rules

NEW YORK - No one is coming close to challenging "The Big Bang Theory" when Americans turn on prime-time television in search of a few laughs.The Nielsen company's ratings last week illustrate the CBS comedy's dominance. Nielsen said 15.2 million people watched "The Big Bang Theory" on ...

Adele has already sold 2.3 million copies of disc

NEW YORK - Adele's new album "25" has sold more than 2.3 million copies in the United States alone during its first three days on the market, a stunning number for a music industry that has seen sales steadily fall in the digital era.To put that into perspective, only Taylor Swift's "1989," ...

PeopleMover car sells at auction for $471K

LOS ANGELES - A car from Disneyland's long-running PeopleMover has sold at a Los Angeles auction for $471,500. The PeopleMover was an elevated tram that took visitors on a slow moving ride through the Tomorrowland attraction. It carried its first passengers in 1967 and ran until 1995. The buyer ...

Elisabeth Hasselbeck quitting morning show

NEW YORK - Elisabeth Hasselbeck said Monday that she's leaving as one of the three co-hosts on the "Fox & Friends" morning show to spend more time with her three children.Hasselbeck was the conservative voice on "The View" before joining Fox News Channel in September 2013. Her co-hosts, ...

Record holder’s cartoon lawsuit tossed

TRENTON, N.J. - A judge has ruled against a video gamer known for holding the world record in Donkey Kong who claimed that a cartoon character portraying him as a bearded, floating head stole his likeness. New Jersey Federal District Judge Anne Thompson threw out Billy Mitchell's lawsuit ...

Last ‘Hunger Games’ opens to franchise low of $101 million

LOS ANGELES - "Mockingjay - Part 2," the final "Hunger Games" film, soared to a $101 million opening in its first weekend in theaters, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday.For most films, the figure would be a coup, but the latest chapter of "The Hunger Games" collected the lowest opening take ...

Snoop Dogg helps deliver 1,500 turkeys

LOS ANGELES - Snoop Dogg has helped deliver more than 1,500 turkeys to families in Inglewood.Mayor James Butts tells KNBC-TV that the rapper joined him for Thursday's giveaway at an indoor arena and that he took pictures with hundreds of people at the event.This is the second year the rapper ...

Protest over ‘pornographic’ play leads to arrests

WARSAW, Poland - Authorities have arrested 12 people who tried to block the entrance to a theater performance in Poland they deemed pornographic.The case highlights the cultural conflict that is already brewing between secular Polish society and a new conservative pro-Catholic government that ...

Int’l Emmys to honor ‘Downton Abbey’

NEW YORK - The timing couldn't be better for the International Emmys to honor "Downton Abbey" writer and creator Julian Fellowes as the acclaimed British period drama wraps up its sixth and last season with a Christmas Day finale on Britain's ITV. Elizabeth McGovern, who stars as Cora Crawley, ...

Sia video features child karate master with big dreams

NAGAOKA, Japan - She has a soft spot for Duffy the Disney Bear and her favorite food is chocolate. She does her homework before dinner but really loves skateboarding, playing video games and bouncing on her trampoline.If Mahiro Takano sounds like any 9-year-old, think again: The third grader ...

Adele’s ‘25’ gives industry much-needed boom

NEW YORK - Hello, it's Adele, and she's going to give the music industry a much-needed boost this year with "25."The singer's hotly anticipated album is projected to sell over a million units in its debut week after it is released Friday, helping the ailing record business in the final quarter ...

Wyeth paintings stolen in 2013 are recovered

PORTLAND, Maine - A pair of stolen N.C. Wyeth paintings worth up to $500,000 apiece have been recovered and will be displayed in Maine along with four other stolen paintings recouped nearly a year ago in California, officials said Thursday. The two paintings were recovered last month when a ...