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FILE - Danny Masterson appears at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. on June 7, 2017. An attorney for Masterson has pleaded not guilty on his behalf in a Los Angeles court to the rapes of three women in the early 2000s. Attorney Tom Mesereau entered the plea for the 44-year-old actor, who was not in court, to three charges of rape by force or fear. Masterson has been free on bond since his arrest in June. Prosecutors allege that he raped a 23-year-old woman sometime in 2001, a 28-year-old woman in April of 2003, and a 23-year-old woman between October and December of 2003, all at his Hollywood Hills home. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)

Rape charges denied by lawyer for '70s Show' actor Masterson

Jan. 20, 2021 1:33 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney for “That ’70s Show” actor Danny Masterson pleaded not guilty on his behalf Wednesday to the rapes of three women in the early 2000s. Defense lawyer Tom Mesereau entered the plea for Masterson, who was not present in court, to three charges of rape by...

FILE - Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the fourth hole during the final round of the PNC Championship golf tournament in Orlando, Fla., on Dec. 20, 2020.

HBO film seeks a look behind Tiger Woods' public persona

Jan. 8, 2021 5:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For a man who first appeared on television when he was 2, showing Bob Hope how he could already swat golf balls, the public actually knows little about Tiger Woods. Getting behind carefully-constructed walls was the challenge faced by filmmakers Matthew Hamachek and Matthew Heineman, whose...

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Sidelined 'Mean Girls' musical won't reopen on Broadway

Jan. 7, 2021 7:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Producers of the Broadway musical “Mean Girls” have decided not to restart when authorities allow theaters to reopen in New York City, the second and likely not last established show to be a casualty of COVID-19 on the Great White Way. The musical, based on Tina Fey’s...

FILE - In this May 25, 2019, file photo, Neil Young performs at the BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival at Napa Valley Expo in Napa, Calif. Young has become the latest artist to strike gold with his song catalog. The Hipgnosis Songs Fund, a British investment company, announced that it had acquired a 50 percent stake in Young's catalog of some 1,180 songs that include

Neil Young becomes latest artist to sell stake in his songs

Jan. 6, 2021 2:04 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Young has become the latest musician to strike gold with his song catalogue, selling a 50 percent stake in his music to a British investment company in a deal announced on Wednesday. The Hipgnosis Songs Fund said it had acquired half of the copyright and income interests in some 1,180...

FILE - This Dec. 17, 2004, file photo shows the rear entrance to pop star Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch home in Santa Ynez, Calif. Jackson’s Neverland Ranch has found a new owner in billionaire businessman Ron Burkle.  Burkle’s spokesman said in an email Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020, that Burkle bought the 2,700-acre property near Santa Barbara, California. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)

Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch sold to billionaire

Dec. 25, 2020 12:23 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch in California has found a new owner in billionaire businessman Ron Burkle. Burkle views the 2,700-acre property in Los Olivos, near Santa Barbara, as a land banking opportunity, his spokesman said Thursday in an email. The Wall Street Journal...

Cirque chief says 2021 return in Vegas might begin with 'O'

Dec. 18, 2020 4:01 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — About a year ago, Cirque du Soleil’s aquatic landmark “O” shifted to a seven-night schedule, a first for the dream-like epic that originally opened with Bellagio in October of 1998. After passing the 10,000-show mark, the production hired new artists and increased the...

FILE - Michael Jackson arrives at the Santa Barbara County courthouse on May 12, 2005, for his child molestation trial in Santa Maria, Calif. A federal appeals court has ruled that a lawsuit filed by the Michael Jackson estate over

Appeals court sends 'Leaving Neverland' fight to arbitration

Dec. 14, 2020 6:57 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a lawsuit filed by the Michael Jackson estate over an HBO documentary about two of the late pop star's sex abuse accusers can go forward in private arbitration. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with two...

This image released by the Library of Congress shows Heath Ledger, left, and Christian Bale in a scene from the 2008 film

‘Dark Knight,’ ‘Grease’ added to National Film Registry

Dec. 14, 2020 3:00 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This year's inductees into the National Film Registry include a record number of female directors and filmmakers of color as well as a new crop of movies ranging from a silent short film thriller, classic musicals and an acclaimed Batman film. The Library of Congress announced Monday...

Arizona State's D.J. Taylor (9) scores a touchdown against Arizona on a kick return during the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Territorial rout: Arizona State blows out rival Arizona 70-7

Dec. 11, 2020 11:48 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State scored on the opening kickoff and had a 14-point lead in the opening minute. Turnovers came by the bunches and so did the touchdowns. By the time they were done, the Sun Devils had scored the most points in Territorial Cup history and possibly cost their biggest rival's...

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Music Review: Chris Cornell shines on an album of covers

Dec. 11, 2020 10:11 AM EST

Chris Cornell, “No One Sings Like You Anymore" (UMe) No disrespect to Sinead O’Connor, but there's another version of “Nothing Compares 2 U” that might be even better than the one the Irish singer delivered. That would be the cover by Chris Cornell, which is ragged with heartbreak....