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Theater producer denies sex abuse claim

FILE - In this Monday, April 21, 2014 file photo, plaintiff Michael Egan III, center, 31, his mother Bonnie Mound, left, and attorney Jeff Herman take questions from the media during a news conference in Beverly Hills, Calif. A theater producer sued on Monday by Egan accusing several Hollywood figures of sexual assault is denying the man's claims or that he was in Hawaii when the alleged abuse happened. Attorneys for Gary Goddard wrote in a statement Wednesday, April 23, 2014, denying that the theater producer molested or gave drugs or alcohol to Egan. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, file )LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers for a theater producer on Wednesday denied sexual abuse claims made against their client in a lawsuit by a man who has leveled similar allegations against other entertainment industry figures.


Mel Brooks putting on a 1-man show in Los Angeles

FILE - This June 6, 2013 file photo shows honoree Mel Brooks onstage for the American Film Institute's 41st Lifetime Achievement Award Gala in Los Angeles. Brooks will star in his first solo show Monday, April 28, 2014, at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. It’s being billed as an “an introspective retrospective.” The 87-year-old writer and director of comedy classics including "The Producers," "Blazing Saddles," "Young Frankenstein" and "History of the World: Part I" has won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards. (Photo by Chris Pizello/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Mel Brooks has seemingly done it all in his illustrious show biz career. But there's one thing he's tackled only recently — a one-man show.


Ohio women held captive seek Joan Rivers' apology

FILE - In this April 22, 2013 file photo, Television personalities Joan Rivers, left, and daughter Melissa Rivers attend the 2013 Matrix New York Women in Communications Awards at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, in New York. Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say Joan Rivers should apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity they experienced. Rivers and her daughter were discussing their reality show Tuesday, April 22, 2014, on NBC's "Today" show when she complained about her living arrangements, saying, "Those women in the basement in Cleveland had more space." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, file)CLEVELAND (AP) — Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say Joan Rivers should apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity they experienced.


NBC: Olympics show wide second-screen use

FILE - This Feb. 17, 2014 file photo shows Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States compete in the ice dance free dance figure skating finals during the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia. Slightly more than half of the people who watched the Sochi Olympics on NBC also used a computer, tablet or smartphone to get information about the games while the TV was on, the network said on Wednesday, April 23. NBC and its cable networks televised 541 hours of Sochi action and made all Olympic competition available online. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Slightly more than half of the people who watched the Sochi Olympics on NBC also used a computer, tablet or smartphone to get information about the games while the TV was on, the network said Wednesday.


Jodie Foster weds artist Alexandra Hedison

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2013 file photo, Jodie Foster arrives at the world premiere of "Elysium" at the Regency Village Theater, in Los Angeles. A representative for the Oscar-winning actress confirms that Foster wed girlfriend Alexandra Hedison over the weekend. Publicist Jennifer Allen offered no other details Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, file)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jodie Foster is a married woman.


Boy says he sang gospel song, abductor freed him

In an April 10, 2014, image provided by WXIA-TV, 9-year-old Willie Myrick is embraced by Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Hezekiah Walker in front of the congregation at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Atlanta. Police say Myrick was abducted from his driveway but was released after singing the gospel song "Every Praise" until the abductor released him. (AP Photo/WXIA-TV)ATLANTA (AP) — A 9-year-old Atlanta boy who police say was abducted for a short time from his driveway is being praised by community leaders for his calm as he sang the gospel song "Every Praise" until the man released him.


Singer Chris Brown's DC trial delayed for months

FILE - This Jan. 8, 2014 file photo shows singer Chris Brown, right, arriving at the District of Columbia Superior Court in Washington. After a brief postponement, singer Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge is scheduled to begin in Washington. Brown's trial had been set for Monday but was delayed while lawyers tried to work out whether his bodyguard will testify. It's unclear whether the trial will start Wednesday, as Brown's lawyers seem to want, or if further legal maneuvering will delay it. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge was put on hold for months Wednesday after prosecutors declined to grant immunity to his bodyguard, who would be a key witness in the case.


Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy

FILE - This March 12, 1998 file photo shows producers Laurie MacDonald, left, and Walter Parkes during the ShoWest Awards ceremony in Las Vegas. The couple are partnering with Mattel to create a live-action movie focused on the iconic Barbie doll. In a release issued on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, the companies say the film, to be written by Jenny Bicks, will be a comedy. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barbie is coming alive.


Justin Bieber apologizes for Japan war shrine trip

FILE - In this March 19, 2013 file photo, Justin Bieber performs during a concert at Bercy Arena in Paris. Bieber has apologized to those he offended by visiting Japan's Yasukuni war shrine the week of April 20, 2014, saying he was misled to see it as only a place of prayer. The Shinto shrine in Tokyo honors 2.5 million war dead, including 14 convicted war criminals. China and South Korea in particular see Yasukuni as a symbol of Japan's past militarism and see visits to it as a lack of understanding or remorse over wartime history. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)TOKYO (AP) — Justin Bieber apologized Wednesday to those he offended by visiting a Japanese war shrine, saying he thought it was a beautiful site and only a place of prayer.


AOL to add Miramax films to video platform
NEW YORK (AP) — Web portal AOL Inc. says it will license full-length movies from Miramax for free viewing with advertisements by its U.S. visitors.
Lupita Nyong'o named People's 'Most Beautiful'

This image provided by People magazine shows the cover of its special "World's Most Beautiful" issue, featuring Lupita Nyong'o. The 31-year-old actress, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for her role in "12 Years a Slave," tops the magazine's list, announced Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/People)NEW YORK (AP) — People magazine has named Lupita Nyong'o as the "World's Most Beautiful" for 2014.


Theater producer denies claims he molested teen
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A theater producer sued by a man accusing several Hollywood figures of sexual assault is denying the allegations or that he was in Hawaii when the alleged abuse happened.
5 things to know about NYC's Tavern on the Green

This April 13, 2014 photo provided by Tavern on the Green, shows a newly renovated dining room at Tavern on the Green in New York. The once-grand restaurant in Central Park, which has been closed since the previous operators lost their lease and declared bankruptcy in 2009, reopens Thursday, April 24, 2014 under new management. (AP Photo/Tavern on the Green, Robin Caiola)NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Tavern on the Green, closed since the previous operators lost their lease and declared bankruptcy in 2009, reopens Thursday under new management. Here are five things to know about the once-grand restaurant in Central Park:


Ovation guitar factory in Connecticut is closing
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An Ovation guitar factory in the western Connecticut hills that produced instruments for music legends from Paul Simon to Cat Stevens to Glen Campbell will be closing in June after 47 years and production of the Ovation line in the United States will stop, the manufacturer's parent company told the shop's 46 workers this week.
Play 'An Act of God' eyes space on Broadway

FILE - This Sept. 15, 2013 file photo show David Javerbaum accepting the award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for the 66th Annual Tony Awards onstage at the 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, Calif. Producer Jeffrey Finn said on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, he hopes to mount a stage adaptation of the humor book “The Last Testament: A Memoir by God” on Broadway by 2015. The play, called “An Act of God,” will be adapted by the author, David Javerbaum. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Someone pretty critic-proof is coming to Broadway: The Almighty.


Los Angeles judge refuses to release Chris Brown

FILE - This Jan. 8, 2014 file photo shows singer Chris Brown, right, arriving at the District of Columbia Superior Court in Washington. After a brief postponement, singer Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge is scheduled to begin in Washington. Brown's trial had been set for Monday but was delayed while lawyers tried to work out whether his bodyguard will testify. It's unclear whether the trial will start Wednesday, as Brown's lawyers seem to want, or if further legal maneuvering will delay it. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge in Los Angeles has denied a request to release R&B singer Chris Brown from custody while he awaits trial on an assault charge in Washington, D.C.


Shakespeare's Globe taking 'Hamlet' to 200 nations

Actors perform a scene from William Shakespeare's Hamlet for members of the media during a photo call to present Hamlet at Shakespeare’s Globe theatre, London, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Four centuries after his death, William Shakespeare is probably Britain's best-known export, his words and characters famous around the world. Shakespeare's Globe theater is setting out to test the Bard's maxim that "all the world's a stage" by taking "Hamlet" to every country on Earth world, more than 200 in all. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)LONDON (AP) — Four centuries after his death, William Shakespeare is probably Britain's best-known export, his words and characters famous around the world.


VMAs returning to LA; trying out renovated Forum

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2014 file photo, preparations continue ahead of the reopening of the refurbished Forum in Inglewood, Calif. After a visit to New York last year, the MTV Video Music Awards announced Wednesday, April 23, 2014, that the show is returning to the West Coast on Sunday, Aug. 24, to become the first major awards ceremony broadcast from the storied concert venue. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)Live from Inglewood!


Performing dogs go big after $1 million TV prize

*HOLD FOR STORY BY SUE MANNING* In this Tuesday, April 22, 2014 photo Richard Olate works on a trick with one of his performing dogs Loca in Sorrento, Fla. The Olates spend more than 11 months a year on the road performing and are starring in a series of short dog rescue films that could one day be eligible for Oscar consideration. (AP Photo/John Raoux)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A million dollars will change you.


Music Review: Spidey enhanced by Zimmer soundtrack

This CD cover image released by Columbia Records shows the original motion picture soundtrack for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." (AP Photo/Columbia Records)Various Artists, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Soundtrack" (Columbia Records/Madison Gate Records)


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