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Odom shows up to West fashion show

NEW YORK - Lamar Odom made his public return at brother-in-law Kanye West's New York Fashion Week show on Thursday.Odom's appearance marked the first time he'd attended a public event since he was hospitalized in critical condition in Las Vegas in October 2015 after he was found unconscious at ...

Arkansas justice cites Johnny Cash in dissent over cash bail

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A ruling that defendants can be required to pay their bail in cash drew objections Thursday from Arkansas' Supreme Court chief justice, who cited a man who had strong opinions about the legal system: Johnny Cash.Interim Chief Justice Howard Brill cited Cash's song ...

Trump skewered in Funny or Die film

NEW YORK - In one of the more elaborate and unexpected spoofs of Donald Trump, Johnny Depp has joined the ranks of the combed-over, starring in a mock documentary released the morning after the GOP candidate's primary victory in New Hampshire.The comedy website Funny or Die on Wednesday ...

Eagles band members to honor Frey at Grammys

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Singer and songwriter Jackson Browne will join members of the Eagles in a tribute to the band's founding member Glenn Frey during Monday's 58th annual Grammy Awards. Frey died Jan. 18 at the age of 67. Browne will join the Eagles' Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit and ...

Target sponsors 4-minute video during Grammys

NEW YORK - Target has its bullseye on the "Hollaback Girl" singer.Target is sponsoring a four-minute live video by Gwen Stefani during The Grammy Awards on CBS on Monday, an unprecedented move that capitalizes on the current vogue for live TV events. She'll perform the song "Make Me Like You," ...

Cosby’s ex-lawyer dismissed from lawsuit

LOS ANGELES - A judge on Tuesday dismissed model Janice Dickinson's defamation claim filed against comedian and actor Bill Cosby's former lawyer for denying her allegations that the comedian had drugged and raped her in 1982.However, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Debre Katz Weintraub ...

DMX has recovered after being resuscitated

NEW YORK - An attorney for DMX said the rapper has recovered after he was resuscitated by police outside Yonkers, New York hotel on Monday. Murray Richman said Tuesday that the artist, whose given name is Earl Simmons, is out of the hospital. Yonkers Police Detective Lt. Patrick McCormack said ...

Judge, not armchair ‘Serial’ detectives, to decide retrial

BALTIMORE - Prompted by a podcast that turned millions of listeners into armchair detectives, a judge will now decide whether to grant a new trial to a man convicted as a teenager of murdering his high school girlfriend.A defense lawyer argued Tuesday that evidence brought to light by the ...

Beyonce’s Super Bowl show bringing both praise and criticism

The Associated PressA day after the Super Bowl, people are still parsing over each frame from Beyonce's halftime performance, trying to glean the messages, both subtle and overt, that made for a stunning display of unapologetic blackness and political activism during one of the most-watched ...

Super Bowl gets 111.9 million viewers

NEW YORK - Setting television viewership records with the Super Bowl has become almost routine, but this year's average of 111.9 million viewers for Denver's victory over Carolina is down from the past two years.That makes Sunday's game the third most-watched event in U.S. television history, ...

Paltrow testifies against accused stalker

LOS ANGELES - Gwyneth Paltrow testified Monday in the trial of a man accused of stalking her, saying he wrote upsetting letters discussing her death and his intention to marry her and also sent her pornography and unsolicited gifts. Dante Soiu is accused of stalking the Oscar-winning actress ...

‘Good Wife’ creators welcome show’s end; possible spinoff?

LOS ANGELES - "The Good Wife" creators Robert and Michelle King say they welcomed CBS' decision to end the series, allowing them to write its final chapter. The Kings already had decided to exit as executive producers after this season, the seventh, leaving CBS to weigh whether to keep the ...

‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ tops Super Bowl weekend at box office

NEW YORK - The Coen brothers' "Hail, Caesar!" and the Jane Austen-monster mashup "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" followed distantly behind "Kung Fu Panda 3," which remained on top of the box office over Super Bowl weekend.DreamWorks Animation's "Kung Fu Panda" sequel earned an estimated $21 ...

Wife says singer and band leader Dan Hicks dies at age 74

MILL VALLEY, Calif. - Dan Hicks, a musician whose work in the 1960s helped define San Francisco's psychedelic sound, has died. He was 74. The singer, songwriter and bandleader-who led the musically eclectic band Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks-died Saturday after a two-year battle with throat and ...

‘Inside Out’ sweeps Annie Awards, wins best animated picture

LOS ANGELES - The 43rd annual Annie Awards were a joyous affair for "Inside Out." The Pixar release won the Annies' top honor and 10 awards altogether at the ceremony Saturday evening at UCLA's Royce Hall in Los Angeles. Along with best animated feature, the film won best director for Peter ...

Sanders makes ‘SNL’ show with Larry David

NEW YORK - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made a cameo appearance on "Saturday Night Live" three days before the New Hampshire primary, appearing in a skit with host Larry David, the comic who has done a dead-on impersonation of him.The NBC comedy show resisted the temptation ...

Lowest price for Super Bowl ticket is $3,000

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - For a mere $3,000, you can attend the Super Bowl. That's the lowest price of a ticket to the big game on Sunday, according to an executive from the online ticket marketplace StubHub.Prices are holding steady, said Jason Deppen, StubHub's director of field operations. ...

Cumberbatch, Watson named Oxford fellows

LONDON - Benedict Cumberbatch and Emma Watson have got new roles: Visiting fellows at Oxford University.The actors are among 11 non-academics to have accepted appointments at Oxford's Lady Margaret Hall. Visiting fellows are normally appointed for three years, and are encouraged to visit, dine, ...

Band’s frontman: No Super Bowl halftime show for Metallica

SAN FRANCISCO - While Metallica has steadily attracted more of a mainstream audience throughout its 35-year career, frontman James Hetfield feels they will never play the Super Bowl, and he doesn't seem to mind."As far as us playing halftime for the Super Bowl, I have a feeling that ship has ...

BMX biker Dave Mirra dies at 41

Dave Mirra did things few people could on a BMX bike, using a combination of natural ability, fearlessness and innovation to take the sport to places many never thought possible.He was a giant in the big-air world of action sports, becoming one of the most decorated athletes in X Games history ...