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Spanish court clears Shakira, Vives of plagiarism

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court has cleared Colombian singers Shakira and Carlos Vives of a plagiarism claim after rejecting a lawsuit brought against them by a Cuban-born singer and producer. The court in Madrid issued its ruling in favor of Shakira and Vives on Thursday. Livan Rafael Castellanos had accused Shakira and Vives of plagiarizing his 1997 song “Yo …

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TV’s Sandra Lee selling home she shares with NY Gov. Cuomo

Andrew Cuomo, Sandra Lee

NEW CASTLE, N.Y. (AP) — Food Network star Sandra Lee says she is selling the home in the New York city suburbs that she shares with her longtime partner, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Lee tells The New York Times that the 1950s Colonial in the northern Westchester County enclave of New Castle will be listed for $2.3 million. …

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Optimus Prime, Megatron remember 35 years of Transformers

Peter Cullen, Frank Welker

MIAMI (AP) — The Autobots have been waging their battle to destroy the evil forces of the Decepticons for 35 years, but there’s no sign the men who voice the Transformers franchise’s two most iconic characters would ever take up ion blasters or fusion cannons against each other. Peter Cullen and Frank Welker have been heard in children’s homes across …

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Jarmusch, Gomez, Murray talk modern horrors at Cannes

Sara Driver, Tilda Swinton, Selena Gomez, Jim Jarmusch, Chloe Sevigny

CANNES, France (AP) — The Jim Jarmusch zombie movie “The Dead Don’t Die” includes masses of flesh-eating zombies and an Earth thrown off its axis by “polar fracking.” But the teeming Cannes Film Festival, where “The Dead Don’t Die” premiered Tuesday as the opening-night film, has hordes and horrors of its own. When asked what horror films he finds frightening, …

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Mick Jagger has his moves back after health problems

Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s as if Mick Jagger is saying “Start Me Up.” The 75-year-old rocker tweeted a video Wednesday of him dancing around a studio in front of a mirror weeks after he underwent medical treatment , reportedly for a heart valve issue. The treatment forced the Rolling Stones to postpone its No Filter tour. Jagger was told …

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Lamar Odom regrets cheating on ex-wife, Khloé Kardashian

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former NBA star Lamar Odom regrets cheating on his ex-wife, Khloé Kardashian, and lying to her about his addiction to cocaine during their four-year marriage. The 39-year-old tells People magazine he wishes he “could have been more of a man” and it still bothers him now, three years after they divorced. He also says he misses …

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Coast Guard: 2 more bodies found after Alaska planes crash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The bodies of two more people have been found after small sightseeing planes crashed in Alaska, the Coast Guard says. Coast Guard Lt. Brian Dykens said six people have died in the collision Monday afternoon near Ketchikan, a popular destination for cruise ships in Alaska. Dykens said his agency and the Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad found …

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Judge: Cosby accusers’ testimony points to ‘signature’ crime

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The judge who presided over Bill Cosby’s criminal case said he let five other accusers testify at the sex-assault trial because their accounts had “chilling similarities” that pointed to a “signature” crime. A jury last year convicted Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004, after hearing from her and the five others. Cosby, 81, …

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US senator seeks safe passage for Turkish Trail Blazers star

Enes Kanter, enes kanter

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden wants to ensure Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter, a Turkish star whom Turkey wants arrested for his criticism of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will be able to safely travel to Canada for a possible NBA championship series against the Toronto Raptors. The Oregon senator wrote Tuesday to Canadian Prime Minister Justin …

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Tiffany Haddish, stability mark ABC’s 2019-20 schedule

NEW YORK (AP) — With the TV industry in flux, ABC entertainment chief Karey Burke said a goal for the network’s 2019-20 schedule is something network audiences might welcome — familiarity. There are newcomers, notably Tiffany Haddish, and inevitable cancellations. But ABC said next season represents the lightest hand in more than a decade. “Viewers love our shows and we …

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