It’s another boy for Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale

AP Photo/Jose Flores NEW YORK (AP) — Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale’s brood of boys has gotten bigger. A representative for Rossdale has confirmed that the musicians on Friday welcomed their third son, Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale. Rossdale tweeted news of the birth...

Director taking figurine star to Oscar festivities

AP Photo/Strand Releasing BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The star of one Oscar-nominated foreign film won’t be taking a limo to the ceremony. He’ll be arriving inside his director’s pocket. Rithy Panh, the filmmaker behind the Cambodian entry “The...

Mother: 2 NY celebrations of Hoffman life planned

AP Photo/Victoria Will ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The mother of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman says there will be public celebrations of her son’s life in both New York City and Rochester this spring. The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle (http://on.rocne.ws/1lr1vU3 )...

Spirit Awards to give dressed-down Oscar preview

AP Photo/Merrick Morton SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The Oscars will get a dressed-down, beach-side rehearsal at Saturday’s 29th annual Spirit Awards. As the final award show before Sunday’s Oscars, the Spirit Awards are a looser affair held in a tent along the...

Paco de Lucia receives heartfelt funeral in Spain

AP Photo/Laura Leon ALGECIRAS, Spain (AP) — Hundreds of people have gathered in the rain to mourn the death of virtuoso guitarist Paco de Lucia ahead of a funeral in his hometown of Algeciras at the heart of flamenco music country in Spain’s deep south. De...

Oscars animation affair a riot per John C. Reilly

AP Photo/Chris Pizzello BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Leave it to John C. Reilly to turn a question and answer session with this year’s animated feature Oscar nominees into a gut-wrenching comedic affair. The funny actor, who voiced the title character in...

Pharrell, U2, Idina Menzel rock Oscar rehearsals

AP Photo/Bill Haber LOS ANGELES (AP) — Having the nation’s No. 1 song does not exempt an artist from Oscar rehearsals. Pharrell Williams ran through his catchy hit “Happy” more than half a dozen times Friday in preparation for the Oscar telecast. He even...

14-month sentence for man who stole from Pearl Jam

SEATTLE (AP) — A former financial officer of Pearl Jam’s management company has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for embezzling more than $300,000 from the band. The Seattle Times reports ( http://is.gd/vpGb3n ) that Superior Court Judge Roger Rogoff agreed...

Comic arrested for intoxication at Canada casino

WINDSOR, Ontario (AP) — A Canada casino says a performance by U.S. comic George Lopez will go on as scheduled Friday after he was arrested for alleged public intoxication. Ceasars Windsor spokeswoman Jhoan Baluyot says the show is continuing as planned. Provincial police...

Amy Adams tries out her Oscar lines, and shoes

AP Photo/Jordan Strauss LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amy Adams mixed show business with shoe business at Oscar rehearsals. The Oscar presenter and nominee arrived at the Dolby Theatre Friday in practical rain boots, which she instantly traded for sky-high silver stilettos. The...