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HBO's John Oliver recognizes debt to Jon Stewart

This undated image released by HBO shows host John Oliver of "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver," airing Sundays at 11 p.m. EDT. (AP Photo/HBO)NEW YORK (AP) — When the time comes for a young bird to leave the nest, he's often more than ready to go and doesn't care too much what Papa Bird thinks.


Kate shows off new royal style in Down Under tour

FILE - This is a Wednesday, April 16, 2014 file photo of Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, as she meets with people on the steps of the Sydney Opera House following a reception in Sydney, Australia. Kate’s dilemma: What to pack for a two-week trip, when your itinerary includes everything from state receptions and church services to toddler playdates and cricket games? For the Duchess of Cambridge, who’s rounding up her trip to Australia and New Zealand with husband Prince William and 8-month-old son George, there were additional sartorial dilemmas: Do royals take off their shoes at the beach? And what’s the most ladylike way to climb into a fighter jet while in a pencil dress and high heels? (AP Photo/Jason Reed, Pool, File)LONDON (AP) — Kate's dilemma: What to pack for a two-week trip, when your itinerary includes everything from state receptions and church services to toddler playdates and cricket games?


Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis welcome baby boy

FILE - In this Sunday, March 2, 2014 file photo, Olivia Wilde, and Jason Sudeikis arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. It's a boy for Wilde and Sudekis. A spokeswoman for the "Tron: Legacy" actress said the couple welcomed son Otis Alexander on Sunday, April 20, 2014. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, file)LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's a boy for Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis.


Court won't review Michael Jackson doctor's case

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 file photo, Michael Jackson's former doctor Conrad Murray sits in a courtroom during his involuntary manslaughter trial in Los Angeles.The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday April 23, 2014, to review the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, rejecting his lawyer's petition without comment. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, Pool, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, rejecting his lawyer's petition without comment.


Bronze statue of Roger Ebert to be unveiled

FILE - In this April 25, 2007 file photo, film critic Roger Ebert holds the hand of his wife, Chaz, as he enters the Virginia Theatre for his annual film festival in Champaign, Ill. A bronze statue showing Ebert giving his famous "thumbs up" sign is to be unveiled Thursday, April 24, 2014, during Ebertfest in front of the theater. Ebert died in April 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Roger Ebert's final blog posting last April ended with his hopeful sign-off: "I'll see you at the movies." The award-winning film critic died two days later.


In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle

In this Tuesday, April 8, 2014 photo, Theresa Muller prepares to move out of her motel room she shares with her boyfriend, father and three children in Kissimmee, Fla. Muller and her family have been homeless but plan to move to a home in a neighboring county. (AP Photo/John Raoux)KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven. Their combined salaries nevertheless fell short of what they needed to rent an apartment, so the couple and their two children have instead been hopping among cheap motel rooms along U.S. 192.


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.


Singer Marc Anthony to produce album in English
MIAMI (AP) — Marc Anthony's latest Spanish-language album "3.0" is a hit, and his single "Vivir mi vida" topped the charts for 18 weeks. But Anthony isn't satisfied. He wants to reconquer a broader market with a new project in English.
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: