UK Jewish Museum explores the real Amy Winehouse

LONDON (AP) — Amy Winehouse seemed to live in public, but her fans never knew the private person. An exhibition at London’s Jewish Museum aims to reveal an intimate side to a troubled star who was also, in…

Pierce Brosnan’s daughter dies of ovarian cancer

NEW YORK (AP) — Pierce Brosnan’s daughter has died from ovarian cancer, his publicist confirms. Charlotte was 41 years old when she passed away in London on June 28, after battling the disease for three years. Brosnan’s first…

Ga. medical official: Rapper died of drug overdose

ATLANTA (AP) — Chris Kelly of the ’90s rap duo Kris Kross died of a drug overdose, a medical office investigator said Monday. A toxicology screening revealed that Kelly, 34, had a mixture of drugs in his system…

Chanel’s couture glitters among decayed rubble

PARIS (AP) — A once-grand opera house that’s now a scene of decaying rubble was the latest remarkable venue for Chanel’s haute couture. The setting saw Karl Lagerfeld carry off a dark, expressionist-tinged fall-winter 2013 collection — the…

Depp at 50: ‘Just happy to still be around’

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — It may be difficult to separate Johnny Depp from his “Pirates” character Jack Sparrow, but the actor recalls a time before the boozy buccaneer became a household name. “The films that I did…

Jazz pianist, music arranger Paul Smith dies at 91

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Smith, a jazz pianist, composer and arranger who worked with such greats as Bing Crosby, Nat “King” Cole and Dizzy Gillespie, has died at 91. Publicist Alan Eichler tells the Los Angeles Times…

2 win National High School Musical Theater Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — A teenager from Connecticut who sang songs from popular Broadway hits like “Newsies” and another from California who nailed the sassy tune “Raunchy” from the musical “110 in the Shade” won top honors Monday…

Pharrell wants legal decision in trademark issue

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams wants a judge to rule that a trademark for his “I am OTHER” company is not infringing on Will.i.am’s “I AM” trademark. Pharrell filed legal papers Monday in federal court in…

Commentator rejects BET apology over attire clash

NEW YORK (AP) — BET is apologizing to a fashion blogger who says it made him tone down his feminine look to appear on the network’s pre-awards show. The network called the incident with B. Scott, which took…

NBC announces sequel to ‘The Bible’ miniseries

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC says it will air a sequel to the hit cable miniseries “The Bible.” The network said Monday that it will join with producer Mark Burnett and his actress-wife, Roma Downey, on the sequel.…

News summary: WatchABC expands for pay TV users

LIVE MOBILE ABC: WatchABC, a Disney app that allows viewing of live ABC programming on mobile devices, is expanding to Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and Raleigh-Durham, N.C., after offering a free trial in New York and Philadelphia.…

Hit ‘Antiques Roadshow’ keeps on trucking for PBS

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The items arrive by the thousands, borne on furniture dollies, in Radio Flyer wagons or nestled carefully in owners’ arms. The hodge-podge parade consists of paintings, teapots, firearms, mannequins decked out in military uniforms…

Ga. medical official: Rapper died of drug overdose

ATLANTA (AP) — A medical examiner’s investigator says Chris Kelly of the ’90s rap duo Kriss Kross died of a drug overdose. Investigator Betty Honey of the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office in Atlanta said Monday that a…

UN, Geena Davis team up to study women in film

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. women’s agency is teaming up with actress Geena Davis to support the first global study of how women and girls are portrayed in family films, saying the images have a strong impact…

Celeb birthdays for the week of July 7-13

July 7: Bandleader Doc Severinsen is 86. Drummer Ringo Starr is 73. Singer-guitarist Warren Entner of the Grass Roots is 70. Actor Joe Spano is 67. Singer David Hodo (the construction worker) of The Village People is 66.…

Soledad O’Brien to do work for Al Jazeera America

NEW YORK (AP) — Former CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien will be contributing reports to the new Al Jazeera America network when it debuts in August. The network said Monday that O’Brien will report for the network’s prime-time magazine…

‘Monsters’ scares up another $45.6M at box office

“The Heat” is hot, but it was “Monsters University” who came out on top at the weekend box office. The Disney-Pixar animated prequel earned $45.6 million in first place in its second weekend, while the Fox action-comedy starring…

Hollywood helps turn Gettysburg hill into top site

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The booms of ground-shaking cannon fire Monday marked the start of the Battle of Gettysburg, 150 years after Union and Confederate soldiers fought the defining encounter of the American Civil War. It was after…

Israeli actors protest closing Palestinian theater

JERUSALEM (AP) — Puppeteers from the Israeli version of Sesame Street protested Monday against Israel’s closure of a Palestinian children’s puppet festival, arguing that puppet theater poses no threat to Israeli security. Ariel Doron, the voice of Elmo…

Judge tosses 3 NY lawsuits against ex-Elmo actor

NEW YORK (AP) — Three lawsuits brought by men who said a former Elmo puppeteer sexually abused them when they were underage were tossed out by a judge who said in a decision published Monday that the men…