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[January 31, 2013]
AP Entertainment NewsBrief at 10:26 p.m. EST
(Associated Press Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Appeals judges: Anti-paparazzi law appears legalLOS ANGELES (AP) _ An appeals panel says California's anti-paparazzi statute appears to be constitutional based on a brief filed by prosecutors. A preliminary statement by three judges in Los Angeles requires a judge who dismissed charges aimed at a paparazzo who authorities say was driving recklessly to review his order. The judge may stick to his ruling, which would trigger a full appeal, or he could schedule further arguments on the case against freelance photographer Paul Raef.
Beyonce admits Inauguration Day pre-recordingNEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Beyonce answered critics of her Inauguration Day performance the best way she could _ with another sterling performance of the national anthem. The difference '30 Rock' ends a 7-season marathon of mirthNEW YORK (AP) _ You wanted resolution on the "30 Rock" finale You got it. Sort of. At least, the sort befitting "30 Rock," with its loopy storytelling mixed with joy in spoofing the culture of TV.
NJ Gov. Christie appearing Monday with LettermanNEW YORK (AP) _ New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will soon be crossing the Hudson River to appear on "Late Show with David Letterman." CBS says the colorful, outspoken Christie will make his first appearance with Letterman on Monday.
Jennifer Hudson to sing with Sandy Hook chorusNEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Jennifer Hudson will join the chorus from Sandy Hook Elementary School to sing "America the Beautiful" before Sunday's Super Bowl game. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said Thursday that the Grammy and Oscar-winning singer would join the Sandy Hook chorus. It features 26 children from the school in Newtown, Conn., where 20 first-graders and six adults were killed in a Dec. 14 shooting rampage.
Lohan seeks $1M from company over fashion lineLOS ANGELES (AP) _ Lindsay Lohan sued her former collaborators on a clothing line on Thursday, seeking more than $1.1 million and renewed control of the brand's trademarks. The lawsuit claims a clothing manufacturer who previously worked with Lohan continues to sell items under the actress' 6126 Collection, which started out as a legging brand and had ambitions to expand into other clothing items.
Review: 'The Vandal' is suspenseful, funny dramaNEW YORK (AP) _ Sometimes on a cold, foggy night, waiting for a bus outdoors, things just seem spookier than normal. This scenario plays out naturally in "The Vandal," a suspenseful new play by Hamish Linklater. The Flea Theater is world premiering Linklater's broody drama about grief and survival, which melds surprising, often morbid humor with plot twists that connect the characters in unexpected ways.
Harvard drama troupe honors Marion CotillardCAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) _ Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard (koh-tee-YAR') has taken home the pudding pot after being honored as woman of the year by Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatricals. Cotillard smiled, waved and caught a teddy bear from the crowd during a parade through Cambridge's Harvard Square on Thursday.
Randy Travis admits driving drunk, gets probationSHERMAN, Texas (AP) _ Randy Travis pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated Thursday in a case that began last summer when the country music star was found naked after crashing his Pontiac Trans Am. Travis received two years of probation, a $2,000 fine and a 180-day suspended jail sentence. If he doesn't successfully complete the probation, he will face the jail time.
Grohl's 'Sound City' film explores human elementLOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) _ Rock musician Dave Grohl set out to make a recording studio the subject of his first-ever film. He was intrigued not only by the studio but by a specific piece of recording equipment _ a 1970s era sound board _ that captured every note of music made there. Geek city, right It sounds like an idea any sane moviegoer would run from.
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