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  • Judge leaves Katy Perry’s bid to buy convent in limbo

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Katy Perry’s dream of owning a hilltop convent near Hollywood is going to have to wait a while longer. The convent, which Perry has wanted to buy to be her personal…

  • Kurt Cobain’s family wants death-scene photos kept sealed

    SEATTLE (AP) — Kurt Cobain’s widow and daughter are urging a Seattle judge not to release death-scene photos and records that a lawsuit claims will prove the Nirvana frontman was murdered more than 20 years…

  • 10 Things to Know for Friday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. INVESTIGATORS WORK TO LINK WING PART TO VANISHED MALAYSIA AIRLINES JET The surprise discovery of the debris…

  • Demi Lovato’s ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ character was written for her

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Robert Rodriguez had been waiting for a chance to work with Demi Lovato since she auditioned for his 2003 movie “Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over.” The El Ray Network creator…

  • Judge defends actions in country singers’ divorce case

    SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge is defending his actions in allowing country music stars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert to keep details of their divorce private. Attorneys and others had criticized Pottawatomie County…

  • HBO to air two-part U2 tour special

    NEW YORK (AP) — HBO and U2 are collaborating on a double-barreled special about the veteran Irish rock band’s current world tour. The network said it will air a documentary in November about how the…

  • Mariah Carey to make directorial debut on Hallmark Channel

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Mariah Carey is making her directorial debut on the Hallmark Channel. Carey will direct and co-star in “Mariah Carey’s Christmas Project,” the network announced Wednesday. Production will begin in the…

  • David Cassidy prepares to auction Florida mansion

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Like many of his baby boomer peers with grown children and debts to settle, one-time heartthrob David Cassidy is looking to downsize. He’s taking some last looks around his five-bedroom…

  • With 5th album, Luke Bryan could reach even greater heights

    NEW YORK (AP) — Luke Bryan is easily the reigning prince of country music: He’s scored 10 No. 1 hits on Billboard’s Hot Country songs chart; he’s one of a few contemporary acts to sell…

  • ‘It’s a gift’ _ Leslie Odom Jr. relishes his ‘Hamilton’ shot

    NEW YORK (AP) — During an early version of the Founding Fathers musical “Hamilton,” Leslie Odom Jr. was in the seats with the audience, blown away. The guy playing Aaron Burr was making him a…

  • Kanye, Sam Smith, the Who set for iHeartRadio Music Festival

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kanye West, Sam Smith, Janet Jackson and the Who are some of the A-listers set for the iHeartRadio Music Festival this fall. Lil Wayne, Coldplay, the Weeknd and Blake Shelton will…

  • Judge to consider fate of convent Katy Perry wants to buy

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday about whether the Catholic archbishop of Los Angeles can sell a hilltop convent overlooking Hollywood to pop singer Katy Perry. An order of…

  • Lennon honored with artwork showing him in yellow submarine

    NEW YORK (AP) — Standing in front of artwork depicting Manhattan as a yellow submarine and John Lennon as the pilot displaying the peace sign, Yoko Ono joined Bono and other guests to honor her…

  • John Legend to handle music for slave drama ‘Underground’

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — John Legend is bringing his talents to a TV drama about Southern slaves fighting for freedom. WGN America says Legend and his production company will be in charge of the…

  • Shakira and Pique may have another athlete in the family

    MIAMI (AP) — Shakira and pro soccer player Gerard Pique may have another athlete in the family. On Wednesday, Shakira, 38, posted a video to Twitter and Facebook of the couple’s youngest child, Sasha, who…