‘American Idol’ creator announces ‘Dream’ project

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The creator of "American Idol" is going beyond TV with a project that will tell the story of five young people trying to make it in Hollywood with online audience...

Grammy winner detained on suspected cartel ties

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Latin Grammy winner rounded up during a raid on a Mexican drug cartel's Christmas party last week is being held on suspicion of organized crime ties, his attorney said...

French rocker Hallyday targets surgeon

PARIS (AP) — Ailing French rocker Johnny Hallyday's public relations agency says he has launched legal proceedings against the Paris surgeon who operated on his back last month. Hallyday, France's biggest rock star, has been...

Hugh Grant returns to films after 2-year absence

LONDON (AP) — It's been two years since Hugh Grant's last film, but he's returned to the big screen — opposite Sarah Jessica Parker — in "Did You Hear About the Morgans?" "On the last...

Man charged with stalking Jennifer Garner, family

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man arrested outside a school attended by the daughter of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck has been charged with felony stalking and violating a restraining order protecting the family. Steven...

Rep: Melanie Griffith had skin cancer surgery

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A representative for Melanie Griffith says the actress has had surgery to remove early stages of skin cancer from her face. Spokeswoman Robin Baum said Thursday the procedure was done early...

Review: News isn’t good for ‘About the Morgans’

Did you hear about the Morgans? If so, you might wish you hadn't. This bland fish-out-of-water comedy is unremarkable in every aspect, unless you're one of them thar city slickers who thinks the idea that...

Paparazzo crashes bike into Anne Hathaway’s car

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a paparazzo has crashed his bicycle into actress Anne Hathaway's car in West Hollywood. No one was seriously injured. Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said Thursday the...

Michael Moore threatens boycott over Lieberman

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore is threatening to organize a boycott of Connecticut in response to Sen. Joseph Lieberman's opposition to key parts of federal health care legislation. Moore tells The...

Guy Ritchie’s pub license challenged in London

LONDON (AP) — Neighbors of Guy Ritchie's celebrity-friendly pub in west London have challenged the filmmaker's license at a local council. Residents complain that The Punch Bowl in London's swish Mayfair neighborhood attracts large crowds...

TV’s ‘Beautiful Life’ finds new life on YouTube

NEW YORK (AP) — It was the first new series to be canceled this fall, but now "The Beautiful Life" has found a new life online. Three episodes of the youth-oriented melodrama are on YouTube,...

UK officials put restrictions on Guy Ritchie’s pub

LONDON (AP) — Officials in a London neighborhood have a message for the celebrity patrons who flock to Guy Ritchie's watering hole: Take it inside. Residents of west London's wealthy Mayfair neighborhood complained that the...

Ashanti’s mom says crazed fan terrorized her

NEW YORK (AP) — A fan obsessed with R&B star Ashanti composed a barrage of creepy text messages detailing his lewd fantasies about the multiplatinum-selling singer, her mother testified Thursday at the man's trial. Tina...

Bust of Frank Zappa to grace Baltimore library

BALTIMORE (AP) — It took more than a year, but Baltimore officials finally decided where to put a bust of rocker Frank Zappa that was given to the city by his fans in Lithuania. The...

Sarah Jessica Parker Q&A: New movie, New Yorker

LONDON (AP) — Sarah Jessica Parker is looking forward to a family Christmas. That's because she won't be the only female in the house this year; her baby girls, Marion and Tabitha, will also be...

ABC Newsman Charles Gibson’s last day at work

NEW YORK (AP) — Considered one way, Charles Gibson's career in TV news seems to be a model of stability: 34 years logged with one employer, ABC. There, he did his job well and...

Gosselin divorce final; Kate gets house and kids

PHILADLELPHIA (AP) — Jon and Kate Gosselin officially divorced Friday after 10 years of marriage, eight children and a year of tabloid headlines. Kate Gosselin gets the family home in eastern Pennsylvania in the no-fault...

LeAnn Rimes’ husband files for divorce

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Court records show LeAnn Rimes' husband Deane Sheremet has officially filed for divorce. The couple announced a divorce was in the works in September, but no paperwork had been filed. Court...

ABC News’ Charles Gibson signs off after 34 years

NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Gibson has signed off for the last time from the ABC News anchor desk. He brings 34 years at the network to a close with Friday's edition of "ABC...

Beyonce’s mother Tina Knowles files for divorce

HOUSTON (AP) — Beyonce's mother, Tina Knowles, has filed for divorce from the pop diva's father and manager, Mathew Knowles. Tina Knowles began legal proceedings Nov. 11, according to documents filed with the Harris County...