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SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Police say an intruder had been living for a week on Jennifer Lopez's property in the Hamptons while she was away. Southampton police said Wednesday she had an order of protection against 49-year-old John Dubis of Rhode Island. Information on why the order was obtained wasn't immediately available. Newsday says workers discovered Dubis in the pool house of the Water Mill mansion on Aug. 8. He was arraigned the following day on charges of burglary, criminal contempt, stalking and possession of burglar tools. He's being held on $100,000 bail. His next court date is Aug. 28. The publicist for the singer-actress couldn't be reached for comment and it was unclear whether Dubis had a lawyer. Lopez bought the 3-acre Water Mill mansion in May.

NEW YORK (AP) - Quick-thinking good Samaritans, including a union plumber and celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz, helped save the life of a British tourist whose leg was severed by a runaway taxi in midtown Manhattan. The 23-year-old victim, Sian Green, was struck in Rockefeller Center on Tuesday. David Justino fashioned a tourniquet with his plumber's belt for one of Green's legs. He used a dog leash for the other injured leg. TV's "Dr. Oz," who was walking in the area, rushed over when he heard the accident. He credited Justino for saving the woman's life. A nearby food truck owner, Max Crespo, said he placed her severed limb in a bucket of ice. Police say the cab driver was issued a summons for being an unauthorized driver. The circumstances of the accident are under investigation.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 11:08

Dollywood to build resort, add shows and rides

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Dollywood theme park in the Smoky Mountains will pour more money into expansion over the next decade than it spent during its first 28 years. Entertainer Dolly Parton and her partners announced Wednesday they will put $300 million into improvements in the attraction in Tennessee's Pigeon Forge. A centerpiece will be a 300-room hotel, called the DreamMore Resort. Dollywood President Craig Ross says the hotel will be the first of multiple resorts on the property. It will open in 2015. A new ride is scheduled to open in 2014. Fire Chaser Express is described as a family roller coaster that elementary school age children will be able to ride. Pigeon Forge tourism chief Leon Downey cheered the announcement, noting that tourism in the town of 5,000 residents' only industry.

LONDON (AP) - One Direction has one less eligible bachelor. Band member Zayn Malik is engaged to Perrie Edwards of the group Little Mix. They're both 20. Edwards was spotted wearing a diamond ring Tuesday at One Direction film premiere "This Is Us" in London. Edwards' mother, Debbie, confirmed Wednesday that her daughter and Malik were engaged. She told Real Radio: "It's true. They got engaged on Sunday and it's absolutely lovely." Columbia Records confirmed in a statement that "Zayn and Perrie are engaged, but any further detail regarding their relationship is private." Like boy band One Direction, female trio Little Mix formed on British TV talent show "The X Factor," winning the competition in 2011. One Direction placed third in 2010, but went on to top charts around the world. 

Monday, 19 August 2013 15:53

Fergie officially changes her name

NEW YORK (AP) - Everyone was already calling her it. And now Fergie is making it official. She has gone to court to have her name changed from the one she was given at birth to the one she carries as a performer and a married woman. Her new name is Fergie Duhamel. The singer is married to actor Josh Duhamel - and was known as Fergie back when she was a member of the Black Eyed Peas. Fergie is 38 - and she and her hubby are expecting their first child.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Usually it's an artist who gets hauled into court to defend his work against those who claim they might have stolen it from others. But in this case, Robin Thicke is taking the initiative in running to court. The singer has asked a federal judge to rule that his number-one hit "Blurred Lines" doesn't rip off elements of two other songs. Thicke and producer Pharrell Williams went to court to head off a claim by owners of copyrights to Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up" and George Clinton's "Sexy Ways." Thicke's lawsuit says the owners of those copyrights have warned Thicke and Williams that they plan to claim Blurred Lines used parts of those songs.

NEW YORK (AP) - Paula Deen says she feels "a weight has been lifted off" of her since a judge threw out the racial discrimination complaint filed against her. It was that complaint that caused her to lose much of her empire. A spokesperson for Deen told People magazine that she's "confident that those who truly know how she lives her life know that she believes in equal opportunity, kindness and fairness to everyone." Her sister says Deen has spent her time fishing and gardening since dropping out of the public eye.

Monday, 19 August 2013 15:51

Monteith tribute episode on "Glee"

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ryan Murphy won't say how Cory Monteith's character Finn will die in "Glee," but he says he won't OD on a mixture of heroin and alcohol like Monteith did in real life. Murphy tells Deadline.com that they considered having art mirror life, but they decided it would be better for the episode to be a "celebration" of Finn's life. He says it's going to be "a very heartfelt look at how young people grieve." The episode will be the third of the new season that starts September 26.

BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) - The ashes of Richie Havens have been scattered across the site of the 1969 Woodstock concert.  Havens was the first act at Woodstock and his performance of "Freedom" was a highlight of the concert. He died in April of a heart attack at age 72.  The Times Herald-Record of Middletown (http://bit.ly/150QsrI ) reports that Havens' ashes were scattered from a plane as it flew over the upstate New York field during a ceremony Sunday. About 30 family members attended the event, which drew more than a thousand fans. Actors Danny Glover and Louis Gossett Jr. were among the speakers. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the venue built on the Woodstock site, hosted the tribute on the 44th anniversary of the final day of the famous three-day concert. 

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Actor John Goodman says he's learned to be grateful for his blessings, rather than always striving for more. Goodman was awarded an honorary doctorate degree of humane letters Sunday during at the convocation at Missouri State University in Springfield. He graduated from the school with a fine arts degree in 1975. He says he originally went to Missouri State to play football but an injury led him to focus on drama. He says he owes his career to the school because its teachers helped him find and pursue his passion. Goodman, a St. Louis native who has starred in stage, television and film roles, told the students to appreciate small blessings, because "the most important thing you will do in your life is take your next breath."

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