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3 years 10 months ago

Justin Timberlake prefers vinyl to MP3s

Justin Timberlake says he thinks vinyl records sound better than digitalized tunes. The 29-year-old pop musician and actor told German newspaper Frankfurter Rundshau on Thursday that he loves putting on records featuring oldies from the Beach Boys and early Beatles, claiming they "sound warmer" and "more vintage" than digital...

3 years 10 months ago

Gibson makes guitars to honor John Lennon

The Gibson Guitar factory in Montana is finishing a project to honor what would have been the 70th birthday of Beatles singer and guitarist John Lennon. Gibson Acoustic's director of sales and marketing, Robi Johns, tells the Bozeman Daily Chronicle that Yoko Ono asked the company to release a...

3 years 11 months ago

Lady Gaga sweeps VMAs with 8 awards

MTV officials in Los Angeles now say Lady Gaga's eight-win sweep at Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards was not a VMA record. Peter Gabriel previously won 10 for "Sledgehammer" in 1987. The outrageous singer picked up the biggest prize of the night, video of the year. ...

4 years 5 days ago

Prosecutors get results of Gibson investigation

A sheriff's official says detectives have given prosecutors the results of their investigation into domestic violence allegations against Mel Gibson. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore says the results were turned over Wednesday for a decision on whether charges will be filed. Detectives investigated claims made against...

4 years 1 week ago

'Listen Up!' Betty White has 2-book deal

The next stage in Betty White's ever-rising career: books. The 88-year-old actress has a two-book deal with G.P. Putnam's Sons, starting in 2011 with "Listen Up!" The publisher said Wednesday that the book will include what White has learned over "her incredibly varied, decades-long career in Hollywood." Subjects...

4 years 3 weeks ago

MTV selects its first-ever Twitter jockey

MTV has named 23-year-old Gabi Gregg its first "Twitter Jockey." Gregg won the position Sunday night after a nationwide vote. The TJ position is the updated version of the network's VJ job, and Gregg will report on pop culture news using Twitter, Facebook, blogs and MTV's website. Gregg graduated...

4 years 1 month ago

Sheriff investigating Mel Gibson's ex for extortion

Sheriff's detectives in Los Angeles are checking extortion allegations against Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend. Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore says the agency is looking into whether Russian singer Oksana Grigorieva may have tried to extort the Academy Award-winner. He declined to offer any other details on the inquiry. Detectives earlier...

4 years 2 months ago

Michael Caine memoir due this fall

Sir Michael Caine hasn't finished telling us what it's all about. The 77-year-old Academy Award-winning actor is working on a second memoir, "The Elephant to Hollywood," a sequel that will come nearly 20 years after "What's It All About?" Henry Holt and Company will release the new book...

4 years 2 months ago

Kevin Costner, wife welcome third child

Kevin Costner and his wife have welcomed their third child, a girl, into the world. Costner's 36-year-old wife, Christine, gave birth to Grace Avery Costner on Wednesday afternoon in Los Angeles. The actor's publicist Arnold Robinson says mother and daughter are doing well. The couple have two other...

4 years 3 months ago

Gary Coleman on life support, unconscious

The family of former child television star Gary Coleman says he is on life support and unconscious after suffering an intracranial hemorrhage at his home. Coleman suffered the hemorrhage Wednesday evening at his Santaquin home, 55 miles south of Salt Lake City. Utah Valley Regional Medical Center on Friday...

4 years 3 months ago

Denver U2 concert canceled until 2011

One of the most anticipated concerts of the summer in Denver--U2's 360 Tour scheduled for June 12--has been postponed until next year. An exact date has not been set. The band's web site announced Tuesday that the North American leg of U2's world tour has been scrapped following frontman...

4 years 3 months ago

Actress Murphy's husband found dead

Police say the husband of deceased actress Brittany Murphy has been found dead, according to the Los Angeles Times. Sgt. Louie Lozano of the Los Angeles Police Department tells the paper that screenwriter Simon Monjack was found dead Sunday night at his home in the Hollywood Hills. Lozano says...

4 years 3 months ago

U2's Bono has emergency surgery

The manager of U2 says that frontman Bono has undergone emergency back surgery in a Munich hospital after he was injured while preparing for the group's tour. It's unclear if the band's June 12 concert date in Denver will go on as scheduled. The 50 year old, whose real...

4 years 3 months ago

MeadowGrass Music Festival coming up in Black Forest

Grant-Lee Phillips, The Greencards and Great Lake Swimmers will all perform Memorial Day Weekend at the second annual MeadowGrass Music Festival in Black Forest. The two-day Festival features Americana, bluegrass, indie and blues music in the meadow of La Foret Conference and Retreat Center. Other performers include Gregory Alan...

4 years 3 months ago

Cannes gears up for film festival

Final preparations are underway for the world famous Cannes Film Festival, which gets underway Wednesday on the French Riviera. The festival brings a mix of obscure movie makers and Hollywood royalty together. Robin Hood, starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett, will premiere at the festival Wednesday. The...

4 years 3 months ago

NYC home with literary connection for sale

The Brooklyn town house where Truman Capote wrote "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and other notable works is for sale. Asking price: $18 million. Sotheby's International Realty agent Karen Heyman said Monday that the building is expected to break sales records as one of the most expensive townhouses in the borough....

4 years 3 months ago

Betty White to host SNL

Betty White never expected to be on Saturday Night Live, much less host it. At 88, she's by far the show's oldest host ever. A movie with Sandra Bullock and a Super Bowl Snickers commercial have boosted White's profile in recent months, but she's been a TV regular since...

4 years 3 months ago

Actress Lynn Redgrave has died at age 67

Lynn Redgrave, an introspective and independent player in her family's acting dynasty who became a 1960s sensation as the freethinking title character of "Georgy Girl" and later dramatized her troubled past in such one-woman stage performances, has died. She was 67. Her publicist Rick Miramontez, speaking on behalf of...

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