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Chris Brown must give up monkeys under judge's restrictions

Chris Brown must give up monkeys under judge's restrictions

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles judge on Wednesday said Chris Brown must give up all rights to his former pet monkey, pay for its care and not try to buy a new one if he wants charges of illegal animal ownership dropped.
Willie Nelson says he's not smoking, but is still using pot

Willie Nelson says he's not smoking, but is still using pot

SAN ANTONIO — Willie Nelson may have given up smoking, but he hasn't stopped using marijuana.
AFI names 'Joker,' 'Jojo' among top 10 films of the year

AFI names 'Joker,' 'Jojo' among top 10 films of the year

NEW YORK — The American Film Institute on Wednesday named its top 10 movies of the year, including Todd Phillips' comic-book sensation “Joker,” Taika Waititi's World War II romp “Jojo Rabbit” and Lulu Wang's family drama “The Farewell.
Random House to publish Trump impeachment report

Random House to publish Trump impeachment report

NEW YORK — A leading publisher will release a book edition next week of the House Intelligence Committee's findings on President Donald Trump.

Tejano singer convicted of rape to launch comeback tour

HOUSTON — A Tejano singer who was convicted of raping an underage female relative and imprisoned for more than a decade is preparing to relaunch his career with a sold-out show in Houston, despite the original terms of his release barring him from vi
Gabrielle Union, NBC meet over 'America's Got Talent' firing

Gabrielle Union, NBC meet over 'America's Got Talent' firing

LOS ANGELES — Gabrielle Union and NBC both said Wednesday that they have had a “productive" first conversation on her firing from “America's Got Talent" and her allegations that she was removed over her complaints about racism and other troubling on-
Booksellers get holiday bonuses from James Patterson

Booksellers get holiday bonuses from James Patterson

NEW YORK — Bookstore employees from Mystic, Connecticut to Houston and San Francisco all have a happy holiday story to share: a $500 bonus from bestselling author James Patterson.

Girlfriend of teen suspect accused of aiding him post-escape

NASHVILLE — Police in Tennessee have arrested a 15-year-old girl who allegedly helped her boyfriend avoid authorities after he escaped from a juvenile detention centre .
Pelosi to deliver public statement on Trump impeachment

Pelosi to deliver public statement on Trump impeachment

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday she would deliver an unusual public statement on the status of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
New Zealand leader finds perfect spokesman: Stephen Colbert

New Zealand leader finds perfect spokesman: Stephen Colbert

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has relied on hobbits, bungy jumping and rugby to entice tourists in the past.