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  • Kanye West has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery against a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport last year in a special plea in which he maintains his innocence. West entered the plea through his attorney and did not attend the court hearing Monday.

    Kanye West pleads no contest in battery caseMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kanye West pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery against a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport in a special plea in which he maintains his innocence. West entered the plea Monday through his attorney and did not attend the court hearing. He was sentenced to two years of probation, 24 anger management therapy sessions and 250 hours of community service.

     
  • Stooges drummer Scott Asheton dies at 64 Mar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Scott Asheton, drummer for the influential punk rock band the Stooges, has died. He was 64. Publicist Michele Adler confirmed that Asheton died Saturday. No other details were available.

     
  • Fashion designer L’Wren Scott was found dead Monday in Manhattan.

    Company owned by L’Wren Scott in debtMar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    The company owned by fashion designer L’Wren Scott, who died Monday of an apparent suicide, was heavily in debt at the time it filed its most recent accounts. Meanwhile, concert organizers said the Rolling Stones had canceled a gig scheduled for Wednesday in Perth, Australia. There was no immediate word on future dates on their tour.

     
  • Savannah Guthrie has gotten married, and she used the occasion to announce she’s expecting her first child.

    ‘Today’ host Savannah Guthrie married, expectingMar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    “Today” anchor Savannah Guthrie has gotten married, and she used the occasion to announce she’s expecting her first child. Guthrie, 42, and Mike Feldman, a 45-year-old communications strategist, tied the knot Saturday near her hometown of Tucson, Ariz. It was there she told her guests she’s four months pregnant.

     
  • R&B singer Chris Brown spent the weekend in a downtown Los Angeles lockup after a judge ordered him to be arrested on charges of violating the rules and regulations of his treatment.

    Judge orders Chris Brown to remain in jailMar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Chris Brown will spend another month in jail after a judge said Monday he was told the singer made troubling comments in rehab about being good at using guns and knives. Brown, 24, was arrested on Friday after he was dismissed from a Malibu facility where he was receiving treatment for anger management, substance abuse and issues related to bipolar disorder.

     
  • Actor Chris Pine, center, arrives at a courthouse in Ashburton, New Zealand, Monday. Pine pleaded guilty in the New Zealand court to drunken-driving charges.

    Actor Chris Pine pleads guilty to DUIMar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Hollywood actor Chris Pine, known for playing Captain Kirk in the “Star Trek” movies, has pleaded guilty in a New Zealand court to drunken-driving charges. The 33-year-old was fined $93 New Zealand dollars ($79) and had his New Zealand driver’s license suspended for six months during a hearing Monday at the Ashburton District Court.

     
  • This 2011 photo shows talk-show host Oprah Winfrey reacting after a street outside her Harpo Studios in Chicago was proclaimed “Oprah Winfrey Way” during a ceremony with Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, left, and Bobby Ware, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Transportation. Winfrey is selling Harpo Studios in Chicago to a developer, but the studio will remain on the property for another two years.

    Oprah Winfrey to sell Harpo Studios in ChicagoMar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Oprah Winfrey is selling Harpo Studios in Chicago to a developer, but the studio will remain on the property for another two years. Winfrey filmed “The Oprah Winfrey Show” at the studio from 1990 to 2011, when she ended the talk show to start the Oprah Winfrey Network on cable.

     
  • Robert J. Wagner with Scott Eyman penned “You Must Remember This: Life and Style in Hollywood's Golden Age.”

    Actor Robert Wagner recalls old Hollywood's styleMar 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Long before movies could talk, the people on the big screen were setting trends and styles for the rest of us. Even today, there's a sense of curiosity about what the stars are doing behind the gates of those great old mansions. If only we knew somebody who could get us in the door for a peek. In terms of grace and style, you couldn't ask for a better tour director than actor Robert Wagner. “You Must Remember This” is his valentine to the Hollywood he knew as a kid and enjoyed even more as a gape-worthy star in his own right.

     
  • Folk legend Judy Collins headlines on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan. Tickets are now on sale.

    Judy Collins to play GeneseeMar 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Tickets are now on sale for the Judy Collins concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan.

     
  • In this image provided by ABC, Kevin Spacey appears on the 9th annual “Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars” special in Los Angeles on March 2. Spacey’s appearance followed a brief cameo by Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who was scheduled to appear on the March 3 show. Ford is claiming he wouldn’t know Kevin Spacey “if I ran over him,” after the House of Cards star poked fun at the mayor after his cameo.

    Kevin Spacey responds to Toronto mayor gibeMar 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Actor Kevin Spacey has taken to Twitter to respond to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his brother’s criticism of him on their show on YouTube named after the mayor’s supporters.

     
  • In this circa 1945 photo, Associated Press reporter Bob Thomas, right, plays poker with legendary comedians Bud Abbott, left, and Lou Costello, during an interview. Thomas died of age-related illnesses Friday, March 14, 2014 at his Encino, Calif., home. He was 92.

    Bob Thomas, dean of Hollywood reporters, diesMar 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Bob Thomas, the longtime Associated Press writer and dean of Hollywood reporters who covered a record 66 Oscar ceremonies, reported on the biggest stars, from Clark Gable to Tom Cruise, and filed AP’s bulletin that Robert F. Kennedy had been shot, died Friday. He was 92. A room filled with his interview subjects would have made for the most glittering of ceremonies: Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe, Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, Groucho Marx and Marlon Brando, Walt Disney and Fred Astaire.

     
  • Judge Judy files suit against Connecticut lawyerMar 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    Television’s Judge Judy filed a lawsuit Wednesday against a Connecticut personal-injury lawyer, alleging that he used her image without authorization in advertisements that falsely suggested she had endorsed his firm.

     
  • Chris Pine has been charged with drunken driving in New Zealand.

    Actor Chris Pine charged with DUI in New ZealandMar 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    Hollywood actor Chris Pine, known for playing Captain Kirk in the “Star Trek” movies, has been charged with drunken driving in New Zealand. The 33-year-old American is due to make his first court appearance in the case on Monday, court officials said Wednesday.

     
  • Keith Richards has a deal with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers for a picture story called “Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar.” The book will come out this fall and will include illustrations by Richards’ daughter, Theodora Richards.

    Keith Richards picture book out this fallMar 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Keith Richards is writing a children’s book. He really is. The Rolling Stone who came to define the adults-only lifestyle of rock has a deal with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers for a picture story called “Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar.”

     
  • Media mogul Ted Turner says he’s bouncing back from appendicitis surgery.

    Ted Turner recovering from appendicitis surgeryMar 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Media mogul Ted Turner says he’s bouncing back from surgery and is looking forward to getting back to business as usual. In a statement released Monday, Turner thanked well-wishers for support while he was hospitalized in Argentina late last week for appendicitis.

     
  • Eva Green stars in the blockbuster “300: Rise of an Empire,” which brought in $45.1 million at the box office.

    ‘300’ sequel rules box office with $45.1M debutMar 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    The shirtless warriors of the “300” sequel “Rise of an Empire” ravaged the post-Oscars box-office weekend with a domestic debut of $45.1 million but an even bigger international haul of $87.8 million. Seven years after the original “300” became an unlikely, ultra-stylish, blood-soaked sensation, Warner Bros.’ 3-D follow-up showed considerable might at the box office. While “300: Rise of an Empire” didn’t come close the North American debut of Zack Snyder’s 2007 original ($70.9 million and without the benefit of 3-D ticket prices), it performed like a blockbuster overseas.

     
  • Sienna Guillory, left, as Moore, and Johnny Sequoyah as Bo, in the pilot of the new NBC television series, “Believe.” Alfonso Cuaron and J.J. Abrams (“Lost,” the “Star Trek” movies) are executive producers of “Believe,” a drama about a child whose supernatural powers put her and the world at risk.

    ‘Gravity’ director Alfonso Cuaron turns to TVMar 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron was looking for an anti-”Gravity” follow up to his blockbuster space film, and he found it with a rare excursion into television. Cuaron and sci-fi auteur J.J. Abrams (“Lost,” the “Star Trek” movies) are executive producers of “Believe,” a drama about a child whose supernatural powers put her and the world at risk. The premise came to him while he waited during “the endless process of special effects” on “Gravity,” Cuaron said at a media event.

     
  • College of DuPage President Robert L. Breuder on Saturday announced that the performance hall at the college’s McAninch Arts Center has been renamed after Jim Belushi, right, and his late brother, John. Jim Belushi graduated from the college in 1974.

    College of DuPage renames performance hall after Belushi brothersMar 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    The performance hall at the newly built McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage will be named after alumni John and Jim Belushi. The announcement was made by COD President Robert L. Breuder at a benefit Saturday night for the new arts center after a performance by Jim Belushi and The Chicago Board of Comedy.

     
  • Book notes: Meet ‘Flipping Out’ star Jenni PulosMar 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Author Jenni Pulos, co-star of the Bravo reality-TV series “Flipping Out,” discusses and signs copies of her memoir, “Grin and Bear It: How to Be Happy No Matter What Reality Throws Your Way,” at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at The Book Stall in Winnetka.

     
  • Ke$ha’s representative confirmed Friday that the singer checked out of rehab for an eating disorder.

    Singer Ke$ha out of rehab for eating disorderMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Ke$ha is out of rehab for an eating disorder. Ke$ha posted on Twitter that’s she’s “happy to be back!” She writes: “Feeling healthy & working on tons of new music.”

     
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