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WASHINGTON (AP) - Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge has been delayed for months after prosecutors declined to grant immunity to the singer's bodyguard, whom defense lawyers call a key witness. Wednesday had been set as the start of Brown's trial. But prosecutors told a judge they won't grant immunity to bodyguard Christopher Hollosy, who was convicted of assault in the incident. Hollosy had said that without immunity, he wouldn't testify until he's finished appealing his case. That could take months, and Brown's trial may wait until then. Hollosy and Brown were arrested in October after a man accused them of punching him. Hollosy told Washington police he, not Brown, punched the man. A judge scheduled a June status hearing in Brown's case. Brown is in custody as a result of a California case. U.S. Marshals will return him there.  

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 14:51

SNL's 40th Anniversary is coming up

NEW YORK (AP) - "Saturday Night Live" celebrates its 40th anniversary next year. A three-hour primetime special will mark the event on February 15. Past and present cast members will show up, along with musical guests who performed throughout the years.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 14:50

Dancing with the Stars

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It was a perfect night for Meryl Davis on "Dancing With the Stars." The Olympic gold medal skater also gets gold from the D-W-T-S judges, 10s across the board for a perfect score on her tango. The judges also say her pro partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy (MAKS'-ihm shmeer-KAWF'-skee) never looked better. Carrie Ann Inaba (ee-NAH'-bah) says it was his best choreography ever. She adds Meryl is so good, she looks like one of the pros. It wasn't such a good night for Drew Carey, though. The judges liked his pimped out tango. But the judges scores and the viewer votes combined aren't enough to keep him in the competition. Carey was voted off last night. He says he got to live out a fantasy and is surprised he made it halfway through the season.

UNDATED (AP) - Debbie Gibson can explain why she looks so skeletal lately: she's got Lyme disease. Gibson writes on her Web site she is not sure how she got it. She says last spring, she started displaying food sensitivities, and it got so bad she couldn't keep on weight. She also developed tingling in her hands and feet, night sweats, chills, fevers and migraines. Gibson looked so bad she went to a dermatologist and got Botox, which wreaked havoc on her physically and mentally. She had been seeing doctors but none of them thought to test her for Lyme disease -- until one finally did. Gibson says she's still undergoing treatment but she's getting better.

NEW YORK (AP) - Eminem and Outkast are headlining another music festival. The rap acts will perform at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in October in Austin, Texas. Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Beck and Lorde will also take the stage at the 13th annual festival in Zilker Park. Lana Del Rey, Calvin Harris, Foster the People, Broken Bells, The Replacements, Iggy Azalea, the Avett Brothers and Zedd are also slated to perform. The three-day event will feature eight stages. It will take place over two weekends, kicking off Oct. 3 and Oct. 10. Three-day passes are $225. Single-day tickets will go on sale at a later date. Eminem and Outkast are also headlining the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago in August.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Rock star Jon Bon Jovi is showing some brotherly love to the less fortunate in Philadelphia. On Tuesday, he attended the grand opening of a low-income housing development that bears his initials. The 55-unit JBJ Soul Homes will be occupied by low-income tenants and the formerly homeless. Bon Jovi's Soul Foundation and the Middleton Partnership provided the lead gift for the $16.6 million complex in the Francisville neighborhood. The project also received public funds. Residents will have access to social services provided by Project HOME, a group dedicated to ending homelessness. The four-story building includes retail and office space. Bon Jovi is a longtime advocate for affordable housing in Philadelphia, Newark, N.J., and many other cities. The New Jersey native once co-owned the Philadelphia Soul arena football team.

WASHINGTON (AP) - A judge has convicted singer Chris Brown's bodyguard of an assault charge following a two-day trial that provided a preview of a similar case against Brown. Judge Patricia Wynn on Monday convicted Brown's bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, of misdemeanor assault. Sentencing is set for June 25. Brown's trial on the same charge comes before the judge next. Both men were arrested in October after a Maryland man said Brown and Hollosy punched him outside a Washington hotel. Hollosy told police he punched the man after he tried to get on Brown's tour bus. The man told police a different story. He said Brown and later Hollosy punched him after he tried to get in a photo Brown was taking with two women. Brown told police he didn't hit the man.

Monday, 21 April 2014 11:02

Jack White presses quickie single

NASHVILLE (AP) - Jack White nearly had a disaster in his attempt to create what he called the "world's fastest-released record." White says during a test run, the record cutting mechanism blew up, so he had to do the record in mono because that was the only other one in town. He says that was even cooler than his original plan. On Saturday, White played his new single, "Lazaretto," and a remake of the Elvis Presley song "Power of My Life" at his Third Man Records label in Nashville. It was rushed across town, pressed on vinyl and sold four hours later. White says he doesn't know if it's actually a world record because he doesn't know if anyone else has tried it.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lindsay Lohan says she suffered a miscarriage during the taping of her reality TV series. The 27-year-old actress made the disclosure during Sunday's final episode of "Lindsay," the OWN cable channel series. Lohan said the miscarriage was the reason that she was unable to appear on the program at one point. She said she was sick and unable to move. She didn't offer any further details on the program about her ill-fated pregnancy. Lohan began taping the OWN reality show shortly after leaving her sixth stint in rehab last summer.

Friday, 18 April 2014 14:36

Musicians perform at Earth Day event

NEW YORK (AP) - Usually an event featuring Paul Simon, James Taylor and Dionne Warwick wouldn't see them mentioned as footnotes. But when the event also features former President Bill Clinton and actor Kevin Spacey, it makes more sense. All were on hand for a celebration in New York to mark the 25th annual Rain Forest Concert. And while Clinton and Spacey treated the audience to some light banter, the singers did their thing, too. Taylor performed his signature hit, "Fire and Rain," and later covered "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You.)" Paul Simon did a couple of his own songs, including "Graceland," and "The Boxer," and Dionne Warwick covered some of the Burt Bacharach tunes she helped make famous, including "Walk on By." Stephen Stills brought the crowd to its feet with the finale of the three-hour event: "Love the One You're With." He was joined by all the evening's performers.

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