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LOS ANGELES (AP) - It wasn't just a suspected drug overdose that sent paramedics to help Paris Jackson last week. The 911 call for help has been released - and it says paramedics were also told Michael Jackson's teen daughter also cut her arm with a kitchen knife. Paris was hospitalized after the June 5 incident. The 15-year-old girl was described as conscious and breathing during the 911 call. But the call provided few new details about her condition - or whether the drug intake and cut on her arm were a deliberate attempt to harm herself. Paris and her brothers are plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson's mother against AEG Live - the promoters of the concert Jackson was preparing for when he died. The suit claims AEG failed to care properly for Jackson's health before his June, 2009 death. AEG denies any wrongdoing.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Shelton has a double chance at a three-peat on "The Voice." Team Blake has won the last two seasons on the show. Now, he has two acts in next week's finale: the Swon Brothers and Danielle Bradbery. Danielle, at 16, is the youngest person in the competition this season. Team Usher is also in the running with Michelle Chamuel. She says she's "in shock" to make it to the final round. The final three were announced on last night's show. Team Adam's Amber Carrington and Team Shakira's Sasha Allen were both eliminated Tuesday night.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 11:35

Chad Johnson's lawyer pleads for mercy

MIAMI (AP) - His attorney says he didn't mind getting a slap on the butt from Chad Johnson - and the judge hearing his case shouldn't have, either. Adam Swickle is asking Broward County Circuit Judge Kathleen McHugh to reconsider the 30-day sentence she gave the former NFL star on Monday. McHugh was all set to accept a plea deal that would have spared Johnson jail time. But she changed her mind when Johnson swatted his attorney on the butt, a slap that drew laughter from spectators and court personnel. The judge says Johnson's slap indicated he wasn't taking his case seriously. But his lawyer says the butt pat wasn't meant as a sign of disrespect for the judge - and even if it was, shouldn't have earned Johnson a 30-day sentence. Johnson had reached a deal with prosecutors for community service and counseling to resolve a probation violation from his no-contest plea last year to battery on his then-wife, TV star Evelyn Lozada.

NEW YORK (AP) - MTV, VH1 and CMT are going back to their roots by showing videos as part of a "Music Independence Day" on the Fourth of July. Van Toffler, who runs the networks for Viacom, said the idea is to give a boost to musicians at a time of trouble for the industry and provide soundtracks for the parties and gatherings people are having at home. The networks said Wednesday they will let little-known artists compete for airtime. The networks got their start primarily airing music videos but switched to other, more lucrative programming over the years. The Fourth of July special can also give the networks a boost since the first week of July is traditionally the least-watched TV week of the year, because so many people are outside.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 11:34

Rare Superman comic book sells for $175,000

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A rare copy of the comic book featuring Superman's first appearance that went undiscovered for over 70 years in the insulation of a Minnesota house has been sold for $175,000. Stephen Fishler, CEO of ComicConnect.com, says the winning bidder in the online auction was a "hard core, golden age comic book collector" who was looking for a lower-grade, unrestored copy of Action Comics No. 1. The buyer's name was not released. Bidding closed Tuesday. Fishler says a copy in better condition could have cost over $1 million. He estimates there are only around 100 known copies of Action Comics No. 1, which was published in 1938. David Gonzalez found the copy in the ceiling insulation of a house he was restoring in the small town of Hoffman.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Xbox 360 is getting a makeover. Microsoft Corp. kicked off its Electronic Entertainment Expo presentation Monday by unveiling a new Xbox 360 with a design inspired by its upcoming next-generation Xbox One console. Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft's vice president of marketing and strategy, says the updated Xbox 360 is "smaller, sleeker and as quiet as ever." Mehdi added it would be available beginning Monday. Microsoft boasted that hundreds of new games are still coming to Xbox 360, which was originally released eight years ago as the high-definition successor to the Xbox. The gaming console has outsold rivals from Nintendo and Sony for the past two years. Microsoft debuted the Xbox One console earlier this year at its headquarters in Remond, Wash. It's set for release later this year.

NEW YORK (AP) - One day after dismissing its longtime production pair, "American Idol" has a new executive producer. Freemantle Media has named Per Blankens to head the troubled Fox singing competition. The company said Monday that he has been the showrunner for the Swedish edition of "Idol" for more than five years. On Sunday, Fox had confirmed that Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick are leaving the show. Their exit followed the departures of judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and original panelist Randy Jackson. Carey and Minaj joined this season, and their on-air bickering proved uncomfortable for viewers and contestants. The fate of Keith Urban, the lone remaining member of the judging team, is uncertain. The 12th season of "Idol" ended in May with a record low-rated finale. Its 13th season premieres in January.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is switching from its decade-long practice of naming its Mac operating system updates after big cats. It is now referencing the geography of its home state. Apple software head Craig Federighi says the next version of Mac OS X will be called "Mavericks," after an undersea rock formation that produces big waves near Half Moon Bay, Calif. The new operating system will extend battery life and shorten boot-up times, Federighi told the audience at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday. The system improves support for multiple displays and imports the "tab" concept from Web browsers to the Finder file-organizer. Apple is also expected to reveal a digital radio service and changes to the software behind iPhones and iPads at the conference.

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) - It's often said a prophet may not be honored in his hometown. But make a solid body guitar, kick in a few bucks of your own - and your hometown will definitely hook you up. After more than a decade of planning, there will be a memorial exhibit for the legendary Les Paul in his Wisconsin hometown of Waukesha. Paul developed the solid-body electric guitar that helped make rock 'n' roll a force in music - as well as other technologies and recording techniques that are standard in the business today. Paul had to open his storage chest and wallet to make exhibit possible. He loaned the Waukesha County Museum some personal items, wrote a personal check for $25,000 for expenses - and played a concert to raise $100,000 for the project. Paul died in 2009.

NEW YORK (AP) - Julian Lennon is putting out his first album in 15 years. The first single off "Everything Changes" is "Someday," featuring Steven Tyler. Lennon ran into Tyler in a bar while Aerosmith was recording. He paid back the favor by singing on an upcoming Aerosmith track. "Everything Changes" is out now.

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