LOS ANGELES (AP) - It probably would have been quite the spectacle to watch: Sasha Baron Cohen as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in a movie. But it looks like that won't happen now. Cohen has pulled out of the project. Deadline.com says the reason is creative differences with Queen over the shape the project would take. Cohen wants the movie to be rated R, while the surviving members of Queen want it rated PG-13. The musicians also disagreed with some of the writers and directors Cohen wants to bring aboard the project.
LONDON (AP) - Britain's new prince has spent his first night at his Kensington Palace apartment - the day after offering a royal wave upon being presented to the world's media for the first time. The name of the new third in line to the throne hasn't been revealed yet. Bookmaker William Hill has George as the favorite name at 2-to-1 odds, with James at 4-to-1. Images of the prince, his little hand peeking above a white crocheted wrap, blanketed the front pages of newspapers Wednesday. The Daily Mail offered a photo album image with the headline "Baby's first royal wave." The prince slept through his debut public appearance - though Prince William assured the media he had "a good pair of lungs on him."
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts State Police photographer who released photos of the bloodied Boston marathon bombing suspect during his capture has been placed on restricted duty. Sgt. Sean Murphy leaked the photos to Boston Magazine last week, saying he wanted to counter a glamorized image of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. On Tuesday, Murphy was placed on desk duty, where he would have no contact with the public, until a further investigation is completed. Murphy wasn't authorized to release the 14 photos, and he's already served a one-day, unpaid suspension. Some attorneys say the release of photos and Murphy's comments could be used to argue government bias against Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev was captured hiding in a boat in the Boston suburb of Watertown four days after the April 15 bombings.
LONDON (AP) - A beaming Prince William and his wife, Kate, have shown their newborn baby boy to the world. Kate carried the future monarch outside St. Mary's Hospital in central London Tuesday so he could be photographed by the waiting press. The photos are likely to be reprinted for decades as the baby grows into adulthood and his role as a future king. The young family is expected to head to an apartment at Kensington Palace.
LONDON (AP) - Palace officials say Prince William's wife Kate has given birth to a baby boy. Officials said Monday the baby was born at 4:24 p.m. and weighs 8 pounds 6 ounces. The infant will become third in line for the British throne after Prince Charles and William. Kate checked into a private wing at St. Mary's Hospital in central London early Monday morning. William spent the long hours of labor at her bedside. This is the couple's first child.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The fright flick "The Conjuring" opens at number-one this weekend. The haunted house tale takes in 41 and a-half million bucks -- more than double what it cost to make. "Despicable Me 2" drops to second, after two weekends on top. Another animated family film, "Turbo," opens at number three. "Grown Ups 2" is fourth, followed by "RED 2." Add "R.I.P.D" to the list of big budget bombs, with a seventh place opening weekend. It joins this summer's mega-flops that include "Pacific Rim," "White House Down" and "The Lone Ranger."
NEW YORK (AP) - They were there to observe, not to perform. But that didn't keep fans from chanting for Jay-Z and Beyonce as they attended a rally in New York City over the weekend. They were among the hundreds of demonstrators who joined Trayvon Martin's mother Saturday at a rally seeking justice for the slain black teenager. The noontime "Justice for Trayvon" rally was held as temperatures topped 90 degrees. But the heat didn't stop some from wearing hoodies while walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, chanting Martin's name. There were rallies held in about 100 cities a week after a Florida jury acquitted neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in Martin's death.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Being a big fan of "Duck Dynasty" has given Scotty McCreery the chance to sing at Sadie Robertson's Sweet 16 party and now, he's going to go on a cruise with the family. The Duck Dynasty four-night cruise to the Caribbean sets sail a year from today. It's a chance for fans to meet and party with the Robertsons. McCreery will provide the entertainment. McCreery says he has "a feeling this one will be a little different from most cruises."
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Heroin and booze killed Cory Monteith. That's the conclusion of the coroner in British Columbia. A statement from the coroner's office says "there is no evidence to suggest Mr. Monteith's death was anything other than a most tragic accident." The "Glee" star was found dead in his Vancouver, British Columbia, hotel room on Saturday. Monteith struggled with drugs for years before his overdose death. He told Parade magazine in 2011 he was "lucky to be alive." Monteith was in rehab as recently as April. He also received treatment when he was 19.
NEW YORK (AP) - Adam Levine is getting hitched. A rep for the Maroon 5 singer and "The Voice" show coach says Levine is engaged to Behati Prinsloo. She's a model - and Levine popped the question over the weekend in Los Angeles. They started dating last year - but went their separate ways for a bit. Levine's rep says the two have recently gotten back together. Prinsloo is 24, from Namibia - and models for Victoria's Secret.