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by AP posted Apr 30 2013 8:19AM

With legal gambling set to move this year beyond the casinos and onto the Internet, the industry is bracing for the most far-reaching changes in its history. 
by AP posted Apr 29 2013 6:44PM
  LOS ANGELES (AP) - An attorney for concert giant AEG Live says the company could not have known while promoting comeback concerts that Michael Jackson was using an anesthetic that killed him.
     Lawyer Marvin S. Putnam addressed jurors on Monday in opening statements of the wrongful death lawsuit filed by Jackson's mother against AEG.
     He says the company didn't have access to information shared between Jackson and his doctors.
     Putnam's remarks came after Katherine Jackson's attorney played a song Jackson recorded for his children and detailed the singer's struggles with addiction throughout his life. 
     Her lawsuit accuses AEG of failing to properly investigate the doctor who cared for Jackson and was later convicted of causing Jackson's death with a fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol.
     Putnam called Jackson an addict and said the company shouldn't be held responsible for his death.
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Topics : Law_Crime
Location : Los Angeles
by AP posted Apr 29 2013 9:09AM

Opry to hold public funeral for George Jones; 'Iron Man 3' rules the overseas box office; Helen Mirren reigns at London's Olivier Awards
by AP posted Apr 26 2013 10:40AM
     NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic "He Stopped Loving Her Today," has died. He was 81.
     Publicist Kirt Webster says Jones died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville after being hospitalized with fever and irregular blood pressure.
     Known for his clenched, precise baritone, Jones had No. 1 songs in five separate decades, 1950s to 1990s, and was idolized not just by fellow country singers, but by Frank Sinatra, Pete Townshend, Elvis Costello, James Taylor and countless others.
     In a career that lasted more than 50 years, "Possum" recorded more than 150 albums and became the champion and symbol of traditional country music, a well-lined link to his hero, Hank Williams.
by AP posted Apr 26 2013 9:58AM

Justin Bieber responds on Twitter after Swedish drug incident; Billy Currington charged over threats to Georgia man; Don Omar wins big at Latin Billboard Awards
by AP posted Apr 24 2013 10:49AM

Poet Maya Angelou recovering after hospitalization; Dwayne Johnson tweets pic after hernia surgery; Germany: Bieber's monkey going nowhere.
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Topics : Sports
People : Dwayne Johnson
by Entertainment Tonight posted Apr 24 2013 9:33AM

Go behind the scenes of 'Iron Man 3'!
by Splash News posted Apr 24 2013 9:26AM

Reese Witherspoon arrives at Atlanta City Jail and gets her handcuffs removed by officer she reportedly dropped celebrity card to.
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by AP posted Apr 23 2013 8:59AM

Jury is seated in Jackson wrongful death case; PSY's new single 'Gentleman' continues record run; Khloe Kardashian out on `X Factor'.
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Topics : Law_Crime
People : Psy
by AP posted Apr 22 2013 10:19AM

Witherspoon 'deeply embarrassed' after arrest; Fans sink into Cruise's 'Oblivion' in $38.2M debut; The Duchess of Cambridge shows off baby bump at Windsor Castle event.
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Location : Cambridge
by AP posted Apr 22 2013 7:45AM

Actress Reese Witherspoon says she's 'deeply embarrassed' after her disorderly conduct arrest. She was taken into custody early Friday along with her husband, who was charged with driving under the influence.
by AP posted Apr 19 2013 9:06AM

Randy Newman inducted into Rock Hall of Fame; Country star George Jones hospitalized; Dick Van Dyke tweets for help with health issue
by AP posted Apr 18 2013 10:13AM

Actors Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer unveil Disney's remake of classic Western 'The Lone Ranger' at annual CinemaCon convention.
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by Entertainment Tonight posted Apr 17 2013 10:02AM

Man of Steel hits theaters on June 13, 2013.
by Splash News posted Apr 17 2013 9:59AM

We caught up to the filming of The Amazing Spiderman 2 in New York City, and we saw Jamie Foxx like we've never seen him before.
by AP posted Apr 17 2013 9:57AM

Celebrities address security concerns at annual Tribeca Film Festival gala; Judge: No more excuses for would-be Jackson jurors; Chris Tucker to host BET Awards.
by AP posted Apr 16 2013 9:06AM

Mark Wahlberg upset over Boston Marathon tragedy; Rihanna cancels Houston show because of illness; Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman welcome baby boy.
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Topics : Sports
Location : Houston
by Associated Press posted Apr 11 2013 5:13AM
  SAN DIEGO (AP) - The man who was the voice of Charlie Brown in the first "Peanuts" television specials has pleaded guilty to threatening and stalking both his ex-girlfriend and a plastic surgeon who gave her a breast enhancement he paid for. 
     City News Service says 56-year-old Peter Robbins entered the plea Wednesday in a San Diego court and could get up to three years in prison at his sentencing next month.  
     Prosecutors say Robbins called his former girlfriend dozens of times a day and told her he would kill her and her son if she did not give back his dog and car.
     They say he made similar threats and demanded a refund from the plastic surgeon. 
     Robbins provided the voice of the title character in 1965's "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and 1966's "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown."
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Location : San Diego
by AP posted Apr 10 2013 7:44AM

In an appearance taped for Tuesday's "Late Show," Lindsay Lohan was pressed by David Letterman about her upcoming rehab stint. She faces a 90-day stay as part of a plea deal in a misdemeanor traffic accident case.
by Splash News posted Apr 10 2013 7:24AM

Now that more information is coming to light, it appears that Farrah Abraham's sex tape may have been her own idea.
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People : Farrah Abraham
by AP posted Apr 9 2013 4:45AM

Child star Annette Funicello, who rose to stardom as a perky teen on "The Mickey Mouse Club" in the 1950's, has died from complications related to Multiple Sclerosis
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by Associated Press posted Apr 8 2013 4:53PM
   NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City trial for a Canadian actress accused of stalking Alec Baldwin has been postponed. 
     Genevieve Sabourin (JEHN'-uh-veev SAB'-oo-rihn) appeared Monday in a Manhattan court. She rejected a plea deal and hired a new lawyer, so her trial date was postponed until May 13. 
     Sabourin and Baldwin met on the set of the 2002 sci-fi comedy "The Adventures of Pluto Nash." Baldwin says they had dinner together in 2010. 
     Authorities say she had implored Baldwin to see and to marry her. They say she sent him emails only days after he became engaged to yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas. 
     Sabourin later spent a night in jail after she was accused of sending Thomas a Twitter message. 
     Baldwin and Thomas married and are expecting their first child together. 
by Associated Press posted Apr 8 2013 4:52PM
  LOS ANGELES (AP) - The horror remake "Evil Dead" has opened as the top draw at theaters with a first weekend of $25.8 million.
     The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by are:
     1. "Evil Dead," Sony, $25,775,847, 3,025 locations, $8,521 average, $25,775,847, one week.
     2. "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," Paramount, $20,875,389, 3,734 locations, $5,591 average, $86,438,449, two weeks.
     3. "The Croods," Fox, $20,651,694, 3,879 locations, $5,324 average, $125,351,896, three weeks.
     4. "Jurassic Park," Universal, $18,620,145, 2,771 locations, $6,720 average, $18,620,145, one week.
     5. "Olympus Has Fallen," FilmDistrict, $10,163,132, 3,059 locations, $3,322 average, $71,236,633, three weeks.
     6. "Tyler Perry's Temptation," Lionsgate, $10,085,805, 2,047 locations, $4,927 average, $38,469,146, two weeks.
     7. "Oz the Great and Powerful," Disney, $8,010,234, 2,905 locations, $2,757 average, $212,606,952, five weeks.
     8. "The Host," Open Road Films, $5,198,615, 3,202 locations, $1,624 average, $19,624,328, two weeks.
     9. "The Call," Sony, $3,500,248, 2,002 locations, $1,748 average, $45,481,341, four weeks.
     10. "Admission," Focus, $1,946,048, 1,407 locations, $1,383 average, $15,265,596, three weeks.
     11. "Spring Breakers," A24, $1,172,022, 1,072 locations, $1,093 average, $12,616,764, four weeks.
     12. "Identity Thief," Universal, $796,705, 721 locations, $1,105 average, $131,232,335, nine weeks.
     13. "The Place Beyond the Pines," Focus, $703,379, 30 locations, $23,446 average, $1,089,409, two weeks.
     14. "Silver Linings Playbook," Weinstein Co., $603,470, 524 locations, $1,152 average, $129,725,117, 21 weeks.
     15. "Jack the Giant Slayer," Warner Bros., $522,349, 502 locations, $1,041 average, $62,469,830, six weeks.
     16. "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," Warner Bros., $480,929, 535 locations, $899 average, $21,807,501, four weeks.
     17. "Quartet," Weinstein Co., $366,786, 252 locations, $1,456 average, $17,200,546, 13 weeks.
     18. "Life of Pi," Fox, $354,962, 269 locations, $1,320 average, $123,920,583, 20 weeks.
     19. "The Sapphires," Weinstein Co., $292,030, 60 locations, $4,867 average, $443,982, three weeks.
     20. "Safe Haven," Relativity Media, $273,674, 360 locations, $760 average, $70,327,952, eight weeks.
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Location : Los Angeles
People : Tyler Perry
by Entertainment Tonight posted Apr 5 2013 10:02AM

Oprah Winfrey reprises her role as Sofia from 'The Color Purple' in a recent send-up of the 1985 drama featuring Tyler Perry as Madea.
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Location : Sofia
by AP posted Apr 5 2013 10:00AM

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by AP posted Apr 5 2013 9:44AM

Actress Angelina Jolie introduced the 15-year-old Pakistani girl Malala at a women's conference in New York. Malala became famous blogging about education rights. Malala has been recovering since a Taliban gunman shot her in the head last year.
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Topics : Human Interest
Location : New York
by Entertainment Tonight posted Apr 5 2013 9:25AM

The stars of Mad Men reveal some of their favorite things to ETonline in an exclusive Speed Round. 
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Topics : Human InterestSports
by CNET posted Apr 5 2013 9:23AM

More than just an app, Facebook's latest product is a new skin for Android devices. Bridget Carey explains how Facebook Home changes the interface of a phone.
by AP posted Apr 5 2013 9:21AM

Roger Ebert, the most famous and most popular film reviewer of his time and wielded the nation's most influential thumb, died Thursday, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. He was 70.
by Associated Press posted Apr 4 2013 7:12PM
  CHICAGO (AP) - Film critic Roger Ebert has died at age 70.
     Ebert's office says the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic died Thursday at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. His death came two days after Ebert announced on his blog that he was undergoing radiation treatment for a recurrence of cancer. 
     Ebert was known for his thumbs-up, thumbs-down TV reviews that influenced moviegoers across the nation.
     Ebert was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2002 and later had surgery for cancer of the salivary gland. He lost his chin and his ability to speak. But he later resumed writing full-time and eventually even returned to television.
     Ebert started as a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times in 1967. In 1975, he became the first movie reviewer to get the Pulitzer Prize for criticism
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Location : Chicago
People : Roger Ebert
by E! Online posted Apr 4 2013 11:09AM

An "American Idol" hopeful belts out an impressive tune despite being in pain. Hear what happened. 
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by AP posted Apr 4 2013 11:07AM

Jay Leno's announced departure from 'Tonight Show' is met with mixed reactions; Guitarist Richie Sambora to miss part of Bon Jovi tour; Ryan Gosling stands up for cows to milk producers.
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by AP posted Apr 4 2013 8:13AM

NBC announced a rare but rumored change in the longest-running U.S. late-night show, replacing Jay Leno at "Tonight" with Jimmy Fallon and moving the iconic franchise back to New York City.
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Location : New York City
People : Jay LenoJimmy Fallon
by Associated Press posted Apr 3 2013 8:16PM
 NEW YORK (AP) - NBC's "America's Got Talent" is moving from New Jersey to New York City's Radio City Music Hall.
     New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement Wednesday. 
     The eighth season of the popular talent competition will air live from the landmark theater twice a week, starting July 23. 
     The show is relocating from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. 
     Cuomo says the move will create more than 500 jobs and generate $100 million each season. New York State recently extended its Film Production Tax Credit to attract television shows to the state.
     Supermodel Heidi Klum was recently added to "America's Got Talent" as a judge. 
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by Associated Press posted Apr 2 2013 7:09PM
  NEW YORK (AP) - Apple is set for a possible summer launch of the next iPhone, rather than a fall launch like the last two models, according to a report Tuesday in The Wall Street Journal.
     Apple Inc. is also working on a cheaper iPhone model that could win it some market share in developing countries, the paper said. It cited unnamed people "familiar with the device's production."
     The report is in line with the expectations of company watchers and Wall Street analysts. The iPhone 5 costs around $600, and while Apple maintains older iPhones in production, even those aren't cheap enough to compete effectively against low-end smartphones running Google Inc.'s Android software.
     Apple doesn't comment on future products before its launch events. Its executives usually emphasize that the company's goal is to make the best products, not the cheapest ones.
     The Journal said Apple is set to start production of the new iPhone within the next three months. It's apparently relying on sources among the Asian companies that supply components for the phone and assemble it.
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Location : New York
by - posted Apr 2 2013 8:08AM

West Virginia authorities say a cast member of the MTV reality show "BUCKWILD" has been found dead, along with his uncle and a third, unidentified person. 
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Location : West Virginia
by Associated Press posted Apr 1 2013 5:42PM
  NEW YORK (AP) - A divided New York federal appeals court has given the go-ahead to an Internet company offering inexpensive live television online.
     The 2-to-1 ruling Monday cleared the way for Aereo's expansion of a service that had been limited to New York City until this year. The company has announced plans to expand to Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington and 18 other U.S. markets.
     The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan agreed with a lower-court judge. They say the service does not appear to violate copyright law because subscribers are assigned to their own tiny antennas at Aereo's Brooklyn data center.
     Broadcasters had appealed the lower court ruling. In a dissent, Judge Denny Chin says Aereo violates the Copyright Act and calls the company's individual tiny antennas a "sham."
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Topics : Law_Crime
People : Denny Chin
by - posted Apr 1 2013 5:38PM
  NEW YORK (AP) - TBS says it's extending Conan O'Brien's late-night show through November 2015. O'Brien premiered "Conan" on TBS in November 2010, some months after his departure from a short-lived stint as host of NBC's "Tonight" show. He left NBC when Jay Leno was returned as "Tonight" host.
     Although "Conan" averages just 900,000 viewers nightly, TBS says it leads the late-night pack in social media engagement and online activity.
     "Conan," hosted by O'Brien with Andy Richter as announcer, airs Monday through Thursday at 11 p.m. Eastern time.
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Location : New York
People : Andy RichterJay Leno
by - posted Apr 1 2013 5:36PM
  SISSONVILLE, W.Va. (AP) - One of the stars of MTV's "BUCKWILD" has been found dead along with two other people in an apparent off-road accident in West Virginia.
     Twenty-one-year-old Shain Gandee, his uncle David Gandee, and a third person who has not been identified were last seen around 3 a.m. Sunday at a bar in Sissonville. They had told people that they were going four-wheeling.
     The Kanawha County Sheriff's Department says their 1984 Ford Bronco was found in a ditch near Gandee's home about 15 miles outside of Charleston with the three men inside. Search teams had to use all-terrain vehicles to reach the site, which they described as "very muddy" and "very rough." 
     Gandee had become a breakout star of the reality show that follows the antics of a group reality star of young friends enjoying a wild country lifestyle. MTV announced in February that "BUCKWILD" would be picked up for a second season, after pulling in an average of 3 million viewers per episode in its first season.
     MTV issued a statement saying it was shocked and saddened to learn of Gandee's death, describing him as "a magnetic personality, with a passion for life that touched everyone he met."
by Associated Press posted Apr 1 2013 5:35PM
  NEW YORK (AP) - Twitter is doing away with vowels, Google has a "smell button" and the cast of "Wings" is launching a Kickstarter campaign.
     The digital world celebrated April Fools' Day on Monday with the annual rollout of mock innovations and parody makeovers.
     Despite 72 hours of video uploaded every minute, YouTube said it was shutting down. The Google Inc.-owned video site joked that it had concluded its eight-year-long talent search.
     Having already debuted its wearable Google Glass, the company on Monday showcased "Google Nose," adding scents to it search results.
     The comedy site Funny or Die parodied the recent Kickstarter campaign for a "Veronica Mars" movie with crowd-funding campaigns for other 1990s shows like "Wings" and "Family Matters."

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