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Man charged with stalking Paltrow testifies in own defense

Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 4:10pm

An Ohio man charged with stalking Gwyneth Paltrow says he didn't realize the dozens of messages he sent to the actress were causing her fear.

NY trial over gallery's fake paintings ends with settlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 4:00pm

A civil trial exposing the ugly underbelly of New York's art world has ended with a settlement.

Van Gogh's bedroom recreated in Chicago as Airbnb rental

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 3:31pm

Art lovers have a chance to spend one starry night in a replica of Vincent Van Gogh's bedroom for only $10.

Donald Trump skewered in Funny or Die film

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 1:00pm

In one of the more elaborate and unexpected spoofs of Donald Trump, Johnny Depp has joined the ranks of the combed-over, starring in a mock documentary released the morning after the GOP candidate's primary victory in New Hampshire.

Adele holds tour warm-up in LA

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 11:50am

Adele is warming up for her upcoming concert tour with a special show for fans in Los Angeles on Friday.

Author of 'Thirteen Reasons Why' has new novel coming

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 11:40am

The author of "Thirteen Reasons Why," the million-selling young adult novel being developed as a Netflix series, has finished his first solo work of fiction in nearly a decade.

Bartoli, Max Martin win Polar Music Prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 10:01am

Italian opera singer Cecilia Bartoli who brought back "long-lost music" to listeners and Swedish hit songwriter Max Martin have won the 2016 Polar Music Prize, the prize committee said Wednesday.

Paris music hall where 89 were killed to reopen this year

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 9:41am

The owners of the Paris concert hall where 89 people were massacred by Islamic extremists say they are aiming to host music shows again before the end of the year.

New Potter play coming out in book form

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 9:30am

The new Harry Potter play will become a new Harry Potter book.

Eagles band members to honor Glenn Frey at Grammys

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 9:20am

Singer and songwriter Jackson Browne will join members of the Eagles in a tribute to the band's founding member Glenn Frey during Monday's 58th annual Grammy Awards.

The Latest: Witness hopes judge has enough info for decision

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 7:50am

The Latest on Adnan Syed's retrial request in a murder case explored by the popular "Serial" podcast (all times local):

Ken Watanabe battling cancer but promises fans he'll be back

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 6:20am

Ken Watanabe, one of a handful of Japanese actors who has made it on the international stage, underwent surgery for stomach cancer. But he has beaten serious sickness before, having had leukemia more than 20 years ago.

Mayor gives Springsteen seats to school fundraising group

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:41pm

Philadelphia's mayor is donating his suite at Friday's sold-out Bruce Springsteen concert to a school district fundraising group.

The Latest on Mardi Gras: Gunfire on parade route

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:12pm

The Latest on Mardi Gras in New Orleans (all times local):

With costumes, beads, music, New Orleans marks Fat Tuesday

Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:23pm

Dressed in elaborate costumes, dancing to the beat of brass bands and clamoring for beads from passing floats, thousands of people gathered in the streets of New Orleans to mark the culmination of the famous Mardi Gras celebration Tuesday.

Police: Jay Cutler's brother-in-law death was accidental

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:08pm

A medical examiner has determined NFL quarterback Jay Cutler's brother-in-law's death was accidental, saying Michael Cavallari died of hypothermia after he crashed his car during a frigid temperatures while passing through a rocky and rural part of southern Utah.

Ex-bodyguard testifies about lewd messages sent to Paltrow

Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 5:40pm

A jury hearing a case against an Ohio man charged with stalking Gwyneth Paltrow heard testimony Tuesday about pornographic messages and sex toys he sent her earlier in her career.

Former NYC Ballet principal dancer Violette Verdy, 82, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 5:33pm

Violette Verdy, principal dancer for New York City Ballet for 20 years and former artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet and Boston Ballet, has died, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced. She was 82.

Cosby's ex-lawyer dismissed from lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 3:30pm

A judge on Tuesday dismissed model Janice Dickinson's defamation claim filed against Bill Cosby's former lawyer for denying her allegations that the comedian had drugged and raped her in 1982.

Some Dominicans don't want Vagas Llosa to get literary prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 3:11pm

Plans in the Dominican Republic to award a literary prize to Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa have angered some people, including a member of the president's Cabinet.