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Husband of Heart singer is charged with assault

SEATTLE -- The husband of Heart singer Ann Wilson was charged with two counts of assault Wednesday in connection with a backstage attack on two young male relatives at the group's White River Amphitheatre concert on Friday.

Dean Stuart Wetter, 65, is charged with one count of second-degree assault and one count of fourth-degree assault and is ...Read more

Chris Brown's past legal woes, Rihanna assault could haunt him

LOS ANGELES -- Chris Brown is in trouble with the law again, this time for allegedly threatening an actress with a gun at his Tarzana home.

Q: What exactly is Brown accused of doing?

A: Early Tuesday, the LAPD received a 911 call about a woman claiming she had been threatened by the performer at his home during a party, police said.

The woman...Read more

More than 200 musicians rally behind appeal of 'Blurred Lines' verdict

LOS ANGELES -- More than 200 musicians have signed a legal brief supporting Pharrell Williams' appeal of the $5.3 million judgment handed down against him and Robin Thicke in 2015 after a jury decided that their hit, "Blurred Lines," was lifted from Marvin Gaye's 1977 song "Got to Give It Up."

That verdict stunned many in the music industry, ...Read more

'Stranger Things' is coming back for a Season 2 on Netflix

Nostalgia junkies, you're in luck. The Amblin-channeling, "Goonies"-for-TV series "Stranger Things" is officially returning to Netflix for a second season. Here's everything we know.

Netflix has officially announced that their original series "Stranger Things" will return to the streaming service in 2017. Series creators Matt and Ross Duffer ...Read more

Chicago man to plead guilty in celebrity nude photo hack

CHICAGO -- Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence broke down at a meeting with federal agents in September 2014 about nude photos of her that had been splashed on the internet as part of a shocking computer hack known as "Celebgate."

"She became very distraught and I had to stop the interview at one point because of her emotional reaction to ...Read more

Meet ABC's newest 'Bachelor,' Nick Viall, looking for love for a fourth time

ABC has opted to go with a familiar (if blandly attractive) face for its 21st season of the hit reality dating series "The Bachelor," announcing Monday night that Nick Viall would anchor the upcoming season with his -- no kidding -- fourth stint on the franchise.

While there are typically no winners or losers in love, when your pursuit of love ...Read more

Motion Picture Academy renews TV rights deal, keeping Oscars on Disney's ABC through 2028

LOS ANGELES -- The ABC television network is extending its glittery Oscar run through 2028.

The Walt Disney Co. broadcast network and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that they had renewed their domestic TV rights deal for an additional eight years, keeping the Oscar telecast firmly on ABC for another decade. The ...Read more

Movie review: 'Little Men' is well-done look at children and adults, warts and all

In Ira Sachs' well-done new film, "Little Men," two very different middle school boys become fast friends when a development in Brooklyn real estate pulls them near each other.

Theo Taplitz plays Jake, a reserved, artsy wallflower who fills up sketchbooks in class, drawing dresses for the girls around him. When his grandfather dies, he moves ...Read more

Grieving famous strangers

On Monday, the news of Gene Wilder's death provoked a swift-moving, digitally enhanced river of emotion. Tweets of grief, admiration and gratitude rose like a cloud of sparrows startled from a field; media platforms of every sort were stacked with tributes. Facebook filled with video clips and favorite lines -- "Put. The candle. Back." Whether ...Read more

Movie review: Angry 'White Girl' will haunt you

Elizabeth Wood's feature directorial debut "White Girl," starring "Homeland's" Morgan Saylor, exploded at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and for good reason. This arresting film will haunt you, sticking around with all the tenacity of a bad hangover. It's a wild nightmare of girlhood in New York City, a compendium of the miseries ...Read more

Redbox's Top 10 DVD rentals

The Top 10 DVD rentals at Redbox kiosks for the week of Aug. 22:

1. The Boss -- Universal

2. The Angry Birds Movie -- Sony

3. Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice -- Warner

4. Barbershow: The Next Cut -- Warner

5. Hardcore Henry -- Universal

6. The Duel -- Lionsgate

7. Mother's Day (2016) -- Universal

8. Meet The Blacks -- Lionsgate

9. ...Read more

Frank Ocean, and an ocean of streaming music

When Frank Ocean surprised the music world recently by releasing not one, but two albums in the space of two days, it came off as a generous demonstration of productivity to fans who had waited impatiently for four years for a follow-up to 2012's "Channel Orange."

It was also a little sneaky, and the latest shot fired between warring music-...Read more

'Don't Breathe' likely to beat 'Light Between Oceans,' 'Morgan' in Labor Day box office

LOS ANGELES -- A pair of new movies shows little promise of unseating last weekend's surprise horror hit "Don't Breathe" from the top of the domestic box-office charts, as Hollywood's rocky summer blockbuster season limps to its quiet close.

"Don't Breathe," the $10 million home invasion thriller from Sony Pictures' Screen Gems and Stage 6 ...Read more

Trump media ambitions may look more like TheBlaze than Fox News

NEW YORK -- With former Breitbart News Chairman Stephen Bannon recently hired as a campaign chief and Fox News founder Roger Ailes advising, the last stretch of Donald Trump's presidential campaign is looking packed with media moguls.

The campaign itself overpowered many Republican primary rivals with Trump's ability, honed after 11 years as a ...Read more

2016 fall movie preview: Here comes the first batch of this year's Oscar hopefuls

School's back in session, the days are getting a tiny bit shorter and "Suicide Squad" is finally starting to drop out of theaters. In other words, the fall movie season is upon us, ready to renew your faith in Hollywood with an assortment of serious, ambitious pictures that kick off the race for next year's Oscars.

But just because the summer ...Read more

How geeks took over TV, from Netflix to 'Mr. Robot' to Intel reality show

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Hollywood and Silicon Valley are having a love fest.

HBO earns rave reviews for its geeks-gone-wild take on the tech world's stomping ground. Intel and Apple jump in with their own reality TV shows, while a slew of YouTube and web-TV projects suss out the valley's zeitgeist.

As Hollywood looks north for inspiration, the ...Read more

Even with fewer games, 'Thursday Night Football' is still all right for CBS

For CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus, half of an "NFL Thursday Night Football" package is better than no package at all.

"Would we have liked the whole package?" McManus said Tuesday at the network's media briefing ahead of the NFL season. "I guess we would have."

CBS is getting the first five night games, starting Sept. 15. NBC takes the ...Read more

AFI Fest to open with Warren Beatty's Howard Hughes picture 'Rules Don't Apply'

LOS ANGELES -- The 30th edition of AFI Fest will open with the world premiere of "Rules Don't Apply" on Nov. 10 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Written, directed and produced by and starring Warren Beatty -- recipient of the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award and an Academy Award winner -- the film then opens on Nov. 23.

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LAPD and Chris Brown locked in legal standoff over alleged weapon

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles police are seeking a search warrant for singer Chris Brown's Tarzana home to look for a weapon he allegedly used to threaten a woman early Tuesday morning, according to law enforcement sources.

Officers responded to a woman's call for help at the residence on Corbin Avenue about 3 a.m. Tuesday, said LAPD Officer ...Read more

Inside the Hollywood past of Trump's campaign chief

LOS ANGELES -- "The Indian Runner" was a Sean Penn-directed drama about the troubled relationship of two brothers, one a small-town sheriff, the other a Vietnam vet turned criminal.

Released in 1991, the film, which cost an estimated $7 million to produce, was a flop, grossing $191,125 in the U.S. and Canada.

That made for an unremarkable ...Read more