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NEW YORK (AP) - Nicole Kidman says she was shaken up after being knocked down by a bicyclist on a city sidewalk. Kidman appeared on the red carpet Thursday night celebrating Francisco Costa's 10th anniversary as the women's creative director of the Calvin Klein Collection. Earlier, the 46-year-old actress was outside a hotel when she was hit by a bicyclist. She was knocked to the ground, but in an interview with The Associated Press at the Calvin Klein event, she said she was OK. Kidman added: "I'm up, I'm walking around, but I was shaken." The New York Police Department says a 19-year-old bicyclist was issued three summonses for riding a bike on the sidewalk, riding a bike with no helmet and reckless endangerment.

Thursday, 12 September 2013 16:52

Richard Roeper replacing Roger Ebert at Sun-Times

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Sun-Times says it will replace Roger Ebert with the late famed movie critic's former colleague Richard Roeper. The newspaper announced Thursday it has officially named Roeper its movie columnist, making him the centerpiece of its movie coverage. Ebert died in April at age 70, after a long battle with cancer. Roeper appeared alongside the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic for eight years on the television show "Ebert and Roeper." Roeper will write movie criticism for the newspaper and host two weekly online video shows, one on Wednesdays and one on Fridays. Roeper started at the Chicago Sun-Times as a reporter in 1987. Ebert's widow, Chaz Ebert, said in a news release announcing Roeper's appointment that, "Roger would have been thrilled as I am over the news."

Thursday, 12 September 2013 16:52

Fab Four: Beatles to release more BBC sessions

LONDON (AP) - The Beatles plan to release a new collection of the band's BBC sessions, including unreleased recordings and studio chatter. The CD and vinyl release planned for November will be a follow up to the wildly successful "Live at the BBC" album released in 1994. The new compilation comes from BBC radio broadcasts in 1963 and 1964, when the band was making dozens of appearances in BBC studios. Most of the recordings have a live feel and capture the Beatles in a relaxed, informal setting. The new release will include different versions of some of the songs from the first Live at the BBC album. A re-mastered version of the earlier album will also be released in November.

NEW YORK (AP) - A medical emergency has forced Bon Jovi fans in three countries to make other plans. The band has postponed shows in Mexico City, Santiago, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina because drummer Tico Torres had an emergency appendectomy. The surgery was done Tuesday in Mexico City. That forced the group to scrub that night's show in Mexico City. Jon Bon Jovi says in a Facebook post that the band will stay with Torres until he's out of the hospital - and that the band is sorry to fans who have been inconvenienced. The group will pick up the tour a week from tomorrow with a show in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - before making up the missed shows in Mexico City, Santiago and Buenos Aires.

Thursday, 12 September 2013 10:25

Kris Humphries selling Kardashian Ring

NEW YORK (AP) - Selling: a 20-carat diamond engagement ring. Slightly used. Goes to highest bidder. That might be what the listing would sound like on eBay. But NBA player Kris Humphries is taking a slightly higher road in auctioning off the last remaining piece of his 72-day marriage to Kim Kardashian. US Weekly and other reports say Humphries is selling the ring at Christie's auction house in New York next month. The couple was officially divorced three months ago, though they split up nearly two years ago.

Thursday, 12 September 2013 10:22

Palace: Prince William ends military career

LONDON (AP) - Royal officials say Prince William has finished his tour of duty as a Royal Air Force search-and-rescue helicopter pilot and has left operational service with the British military to focus on royal duties and charity work. William's Kensington Palace office said Thursday that the second in line to the British throne completed his final shift earlier this week. It said he would now focus on royal duties and was "considering a number of options for public service." William has spent more than seven years in the military, first in the army and then as a Royal Air Force pilot, stationed in north Wales. In July his wife Kate gave birth to the couple's first child, Prince George.

Thursday, 12 September 2013 10:21

Carson Daly to join 'Today' in newly created role

NEW YORK (AP) - NBC says Carson Daly is joining the on-air team at the "Today" show. Daly will be host of the Orange Room, a digital studio that will be part of the show's revamped Manhattan home, Studio 1A. He starts Monday with the introduction of the new set. As host of the Orange Room, Daly will bridge the "Today" show's television and digital platforms. The network describes it as "the nexus point" between "Today" and its audience. Daly will continue to host and produce NBC's singing competition, "The Voice," as well as serving in other roles at the network. The addition of Daly and the redesigned "Today" set are the latest competitive moves against ABC archrival "Good Morning America," which has stolen the ratings crown from "Today" in the past year.

Thursday, 12 September 2013 10:20

JK Rowling to pen new magic movie for Warner Bros

LONDON (AP) - J.K. Rowling's world of wizardry is coming back to the big screen - but without Harry Potter. Studio Warner Bros. announced Thursday that Rowling will write the screenplay for a movie based on "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," her textbook about the magical universe she created in the Potter stories. The story will focus on the book's fictitious author, Newt Scamander, and is anticipated to be the first in a series. Rowling said in a statement the movie "is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world." She said the story would begin in New York 70 years before the start of Harry Potter's tale. Warner Bros. was behind eight Harry Potter movies released between 2001 and 2011.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Johnny Cash is among those who have been inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. The second ever class to be inducted into the Hall also includes influential blues guitarist Albert King and soul singer Carla Thomas. In all, 13 artists are being inducted into the Memphis Hall - and they all have strong ties to the city. The induction ceremony is set for November 7.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 11:06

Clint Eastwood's wife files for legal separation

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) - Clint Eastwood's second wife has filed for legal separation from the actor and director. Dina Eastwood's petition filed Monday in Monterey County Superior Court seeks spousal support and physical custody of the couple's 16-year-old daughter Morgan. The Monterey County Herald reports the petition also indicated the couple had a premarital agreement. The Eastwoods have been married since 1996 and lived in Carmel. They met when she was assigned to interview him for her TV news station. Clint Eastwood was married once before, to Maggie Johnson, from 1953 to 1984.

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