LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California court has scheduled arguments next month for Michael Jackson's doctor to appeal his involuntary manslaughter conviction.
Odom pleads no contest to DUI, gets probation
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former NBA player Lamar Odom pleaded no contest Monday to a drunken driving charge and accepted a sentence of three years' probation and three months of alcohol abuse treatment.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Sundance Film Festival will premiere 117 independent feature films and 11 documentaries at its 30th anniversary next month — a lineup representing the 2014 fest's most prestigious films.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The rock bands Heart and Barenaked Ladies along with country singer Willie Nelson have canceled their planned performances at SeaWorld in Florida, citing the recent documentary "Blackfish," which raises questions about the effects of captivity on whales.
NEW YORK (AP) — The makers of "The Bible" on TV are going back again in time for a CBS miniseries.
Legal battle over Nazi-seized masterpiece revived
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday resurrected a Jewish family's long legal battle to regain ownership of a $20 million masterpiece seized in Nazi Germany during World War II.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve McQueen's historic saga "12 Years a Slave," David O. Russell's con artist romp "American Hustle," Ryan Coogler's numbing "Fruitvale Station" and Alfonso Cuaron's space odyssey "Gravity" round out the American Film Institute's top-10 movies of the year.
Native artifact sale in Paris makes $1.6 million
PARIS (AP) — A French auction house that ignored a plea by the U.S. Embassy to delay an auction of sacred Hopi masks sold them briskly Monday along with other contested Native American artifacts for $1.6 million.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Violent dramas on the broadcast networks carry milder parental cautions than cable shows like "The Walking Dead" but can equal them in graphic gore, a failure of the TV ratings system, a new study found.
DENVER (AP) — No charges will be filed against Aron Ralston, the Colorado adventurer whose self-amputation ordeal inspired the movie "127 Hours," after he and his girlfriend were arrested in connection with a weekend altercation at her home, prosecutors said Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) — The daughter of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy will be making her New York stage debut next month in the Greek tragedy "Antigone."
Berlin Philharmonic in NYC for 6 October concerts
NEW YORK (AP) — The Berlin Philharmonic will open Carnegie Hall's 2014-15 season with four concerts in October and will give two performances of Bach's "St. Matthew Passion" directed by Peter Sellars at the Park Avenue Armory.