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  • Lawyer: Thicke exploited in 'Blurred Lines' suit


    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robin Thicke's attorney says the estate of Marvin Gaye exploited the singer's "moment of personal vulnerability" in an attempt to prove that the hit "Blurred Lines" was a ripoff of a Gaye hit. The estate sued Pharrell Williams and Thicke over the song last year. In a deposition, obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press, Thicke says Pharrell Williams did much of the writing on the Grammy-nominated song and says, "I was just lucky enough to be there when he wrote it." Thicke also says he was high on a mix of prescription drugs and alcohol during the writing of the song and in interviews following its release. "In fact, I was quite surprised when I read them back sometimes," he said about the int

  • Miley Cyrus date barely makes court appearance


    DALLAS, Ore. (AP) — A massively famous celebrity meets a young homeless man in Hollywood and introduces him to an audience of millions. Then, just when it looks like the man is going to triumph, his dark past comes back to haunt him. As in any Hollywood script, there are two possible endings: The young man can overcome his past, or he can never escape it. For 45 minutes Tuesday, it appeared Jesse Helt was choosing an unhappy ending. The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards arrived 45 minutes late for his arraignment Tuesday on a charge that he violated his probation in Oregon.

  • NFLPA Formally Appeals Ray Rice's Indefinite Suspension


    The NFL Players Association, pro-football's labor organization, filed their expected appeal of Ray Rice's indefinite suspension, and has requested that the appeal not be overseen by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The NFLPA released a statement reading, "Today, the NFL Players Association formally filed an appeal of the indefinite suspension of Ray Rice by the NFL. This action taken by our union is to protect the due process rights of all NFL players. The NFLPA appeal is based on supporting facts that reveal a lack of a fair and impartial process, including the role of the office of the Commissioner of the NFL.

  • Master illusionist, high school orchestra team up to perform in Edmond

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Illusionist David Thomas and his World of Magic will perform with the Edmond North High School Orchestra on Saturday.

  • Pilot circles the world to help with ALS research

    By Steve Gust, For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    CarolAnn Garratt has been on a mission since her mother died of ALS. She recently stopped in Oklahoma to share her story.

  • Silent auction, music, prizes to highlight OU art museum's membership party in Norman

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Members of the public can learn more about the University of Oklahoma’s Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art and sign up to be a supporter at the annual Art Association membership party Friday in Norman.

  • Concert review: Kelli O'Hara is joyous delight in Oklahoma show

    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Kelli O’Hara, an Oklahoma native who has become the darling of Broadway, returned home Monday to open Armstrong Auditorium’s 2014-15 concert series. Sharing the stage with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and guest conductor Ted Sperling, O’Hara gave audiences an evening that could only be described as magical.

  • Theater Review: Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park's 'Macbeth'

    BY JOHN BRANDENBURG, Special Correspondent | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Theater Review: Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park’s “Macbeth”

  • Meredith Vieira Opens Up About Why She Stayed in an Abusive Relationship

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Meredith Vieira, 60, is using her talk show on September 17 as a platform to speak about an issue that is close to home.

  • Matt Damon Headed Back To Play Jason Bourne Yet Again

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    As the old saying goes, you can't keep a good government assassin down. Jason Bourne – and not Jeremy Renner's semi-confusing Jason Bourne analog – is coming back as Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass are currently making a deal with Universal to reunite for a third time, according to Deadline. This will be the fourth time Damon has stepped into the shoes of the titular trained killer, first playing him in 2002 in The Bourne Identity. Identity was directed by Doug Liman who handed the series' reigns over to Greengrass in 2004 for The Bourne Supremacy. It was Greengrass who gave the franchise its iconic handheld 'shaky cam' look, which he used to acclaimed effect in the 2007 installment The Bourne Ultimatum, which was the last film

  • Nick Jonas Turns 22, Becomes a Model & Drops New Video

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Nick Jonas is celebrating his 22nd birthday today! In honor of the birthday boy, here's a look back at some of his most swoon-worthy moments.

  • Jewel releases free song to support public housing

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jewel is planning an album for release next fall. But for now, she's giving away her latest song for free. The once-homeless singer-songwriter wrote "Home to Me" to support the ReThink public housing initiative. Inspired by an online contest that drew hundreds of submissions, Jewel unveiled the track online Tuesday, where it's available as a free download. She also performed it live at The Mint nightclub for an intimate audience of public housing administrators and residents. "I love that it's a public awareness campaign," she said in an interview before taking the stage. "We're not asking people for money. We're asking them to rethink." The majority of public-housing residents are children, veteran

  • Taylor Swift Proves She is the Ultimate Cat Lady

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Kitty in the city! Taylor Swift stepped out in NYC Tuesday with her newest cat, Olivia Benson. Needless to say, Olivia and the "Shake It Off" singer made a pretty good team. No cat carrier was necessary as Olivia proved she was calm, collected, and camera ready.

  • Attorney: Patti LaBelle had bodyguard beat cadet

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    HOUSTON (AP) — An attorney for an ex-West Point cadet told jurors Tuesday that veteran R&B singer Patti LaBelle ordered her bodyguard to beat up the cadet as he waited for a ride home outside a Houston airport terminal, resulting in a brain injury that forced him to drop out of the military academy. The lawsuit against LaBelle alleges the cadet, Richard King, was waiting for his family to pick him up outside one of the terminals at Bush Intercontinental Airport in March 2011, when LaBelle's bodyguard and two others attacked him. King had just arrived in Houston, his hometown, while on spring break from West Point. King sued LaBelle; Zuri Edwards, LaBelle's manager and son; Efrem Holmes, her bodyguard; and Norma Harris, her

  • Robin Thicke Admits to Drug Abuse, Says Paula Patton Left Because He Told Her 'The Truth'

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Robin Thicke dropped a bombshell in an April deposition, admitting to serious drug abuse and giving insight into what led to the split between he and estranged wife Paula Patton.

  • Jennifer Lawrence Explains What Makes a Woman Powerful in New Dior Campaign

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Jennifer Lawrence is sharing what she thinks makes a woman strong. In October 2012, Lawrence was announced as the face of Dior. In her new Dior Campaign, she's not only talking about her love for the bags. "A powerful woman is someone who exudes confidence and can be tough but fair and kind," she says. "And also knows how to get what she wants.

  • Experts writing book on Islamic State group

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two leading authorities on terrorism, Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger, are collaborating on a book about the Islamic State group. Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced Tuesday it will publish "ISIS: The State of Terror" early next year. According to Ecco, the authors will examine the history of the extremist organization and offer suggestions on how to respond. Berger is the author of "Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam" and is a contributor to Foreign Policy magazine. Stern was on the National Security Council staff during the Clinton administration, lectures on terrorism at Harvard University and is author of "Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill.

  • 'Dating Naked' Couple Preps for Wedding with Naked Yoga

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    We were with Dating Naked stars Alika Medeiros and Ashley Fonda as they prepared for their wedding.

  • Barbra Streisand Talks New Album and Possible 'Gypsy' Movie

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    ET is one on one with Barbra Streisand giving you an unplugged look at the superstar you haven't seen before.

  • Lupita Nyong'o Tells Elmo She Loves Her Skin

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Oscar- winning actress Lupita Nyongo'o went on Sesame Street, and she didn't do it to just tickle Elmo. The 31-year-old talks about skin with Elmo, and she shares an important message for children about confidence by saying she "loves her skin.