Rose McGowan sues alleging intimidation by Weinstein, others

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Rose McGowan has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that Harvey Weinstein and two of his former attorneys engaged in racketeering to silence her and shut down her career befor...

Jury recommends death penalty for 'Boy Next Door Killer'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury recommended the death penalty Friday for a man dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer" after he was found guilty of two murders and an attempted murder. ...

James Franco’s ex-students sue alleging sexual impropriety

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two actresses have sued James Franco and the acting and film school he founded, saying the actor intimidated his students into gratuitous and exploitative sexual situations. ...

3 charged with providing drugs that killed rapper Mac Miller

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. prosecutors say three men arrested during the investigation into rapper Mac Miller’s deadly overdose last year have now been charged with providing the drugs that killed him. ...

Football helps NBC win first week of the fall season

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first week of the fall season had NBC feeling like must-see TV again. The network that dominated prime time in the 1980s and 1990s won the week in total viewer...

Model wins $15M lawsuit over Grammy-winning music producer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A court has awarded $15 million to a model and aspiring singer who alleged in a lawsuit that she was sexually and emotionally abuse by Grammy-winning music producer Detail. ...

Judges may not be buying that 'Stairway' needs new trial

A group of federal judges aren't sure all that glitters is gold, and they don't seem to be buying that a new trial is necessary in the copyright fight over the Led Zeppelin song, "Stairway to Heaven."...

25 years later, a new generation gets immersed in 'Friends'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Friends" is getting old. Its fans have never been younger. As the sitcom about six twentysomethings marks its 25th anniversary on Sunday, it has spawned a devoted...

Court hearing on Britney Spears' life, finances closed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A hearing on the court conservatorship that controls the money and affairs of Britney Spears has been closed to the public and media. Judge Brenda Penny, who was s...

Veteran television newsman Sander Vanocur dies at 91

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sander Vanocur, who for decades covered the biggest moments in U.S. politics for NBC and ABC news, has died. Chris Vanocur tells The Associated Press his father di...

"It" is tops again; "Hustlers" full of flash at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It wasn't quite enough to take down Pennywise the clown, but Jennifer Lopez and the scheming strippers of "Hustlers" topped even its high expectations at the weekend box office. ...

Streaming music may make cases like Katy Perry's more common

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Christian rapper who won a nearly $3 million judgement over Katy Perry's hit "Dark Horse" used his song's millions of plays on YouTube and Spotify as evidence that Perry and her t...

Jury gets a glimpse into costs of making a Katy Perry hit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's expensive to promote a Katy Perry hit, a music executive told a jury that will decide how much the pop superstar and other collaborators on her 2013 song "Dark Horse" will pay ...

Jury to decide damages owed by Katy Perry for 'Dark Horse'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury's verdict that Katy Perry's 2013 hit "Dark Horse" improperly copied a 2009 Christian rap song represents a rare takedown of a pop superstar and her elite producer by a relati...

Jury: Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' copied Christian rap song

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury has found that Katy Perry's 2013 hit "Dark Horse" copied a 2009 Christian rap song. The nine-member federal jury in Los Angeles returned the unanimous verdi...