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Assembly passes 2 bills to restrict paparazzi

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Assembly approved two bills on Wednesday intended to rein in aggressive paparazzi who pursue celebrities. AB1256 and AB1356, both by Assemblyman Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica, won approval in the Assembly and were sent to the state...

Justin Bieber pleads not guilty in DUI arrest

AP Photo/Hector Gabino MIAMI (AP) — Justin Bieber has pleaded not guilty in to charges of DUI, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license in Florida. Court records show that Bieber’s attorney filed the written plea Wednesday in Miami-Dade County. Bieber...

Lamar on Macklemore’s wins: ‘It’s well-deserved’

AP Photo/Matt Sayles NEW YORK (AP) — Kendrick Lamar is taking a philosophical approach to being shut out at the Grammy Awards. Lamar, one of Sunday night’s top nominees with seven nods, was shut out, prompting four-time winner Macklemore to send a text of apology...

For Winslet, motherhood mingles with ‘Labor Day’

AP Photo/Joel Ryan TORONTO (AP) — Before a reporter has barely entered the room, Kate Winslet has defused any formality. After shedding her heels, she announces her exasperation about actors (especially herself) talking about themselves. “Don’t you find yourself...

Madonna to join Pussy Riot at human rights concert

AP Photo/Michael Sohn NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna’s not done with her recent string of public appearances – she also has signed on to introduce members of Pussy Riot at Amnesty International’s human rights concert in New York. The pop singer made the...

Lambert, McGraw lead ACM nominations with 7 each

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw are the top nominees for this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards. Lambert and McGraw are up for seven awards apiece at the April 6 awards show. The nominations were announced Wednesday morning in a series of...

Miley Cyrus duets with Madonna for MTV special

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Miley Cyrus is mashing things up with Madonna for MTV. The 21-year-old pop star and the 55-year-old Queen of Pop grinded and grabbed each other as they performed Cyrus’ hit “We Can’t Stop” and Madonna’s 2000 track...

Motley Crue retiring, plans 72 goodbye concerts

AP Photo/Richard Shotwell LOS ANGELES (AP) — Motley Crue is hanging up its guitars for good. The heavy metal band plans to say goodbye with 72 concerts in the United States and Canada before retiring. The rockers made the announcement at a news conference Tuesday in...

12 artists inducted into Musicians Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Musicians Hall of Fame inducted 12 new members across the genres, including bluesman Buddy Guy, British rock guitarist Peter Frampton and pedal steel player and country singer Barbara Mandrell. Also inducted during Tuesday’s ceremony in...

Football moves Emmy Awards to Monday this year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This year’s Emmy Awards ceremony will air on a weeknight instead of its traditional Sunday slot. NBC and the TV academy say the ceremony honoring prime-time TV’s best is set for Monday, Aug. 25. A host has not yet been announced. The network...