KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven. Their combined salaries nevertheless fell short of what they needed to rent an apartment, so the couple and their two children have instead been hopping among cheap motel rooms along U.S. 192.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers for a theater producer on Wednesday denied sexual abuse claims made against their client in a lawsuit by a man who has leveled similar allegations against other entertainment industry figures.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say Joan Rivers should apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity they experienced.
NEW YORK (AP) — Slightly more than half of the people who watched the Sochi Olympics on NBC also used a computer, tablet or smartphone to get information about the games while the TV was on, the network said Wednesday.
ATLANTA (AP) — A 9-year-old Atlanta boy who police say was abducted for a short time from his driveway is being praised by community leaders for his calm as he sang the gospel song "Every Praise" until the man released him.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge was put on hold for months Wednesday after prosecutors declined to grant immunity to his bodyguard, who would be a key witness in the case.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Tavern on the Green, closed since the previous operators lost their lease and declared bankruptcy in 2009, reopens Thursday under new management. Here are five things to know about the once-grand restaurant in Central Park:
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An Ovation guitar factory in the western Connecticut hills that produced instruments for music legends from Paul Simon to Cat Stevens to Glen Campbell will be closing in June after 47 years and production of the Ovation line in the United States will stop, the manufacturer's parent company told the shop's 46 workers this week.
NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Patrick Harris knows that his character Hedwig speaks directly to the audience throughout his Broadway show, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." So he understands how things can sometimes get unruly.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jon Bon Jovi's hit tune "Who Says You Can't Go Home?" took on new meaning Tuesday as the rock star cut the ribbon on a namesake housing development for low-income residents and the formerly homeless in Philadelphia.
It could be a scene from a television drama: five Germans, three Frenchmen, a Briton, an Italian, a Bulgarian and a Hungarian, all cooking up a plot together in their London hideout. But this not-so-dirty dozen are on the other side of the small screen, as they are taking part in Europe's first postgraduate programme focused on writing and producing TV series. Dubbed "Serial Eyes", the nine-month course running between Berlin and London is a response to the new generation of TV series such as "Breaking Bad", "Mad Men" and "The Killing". "Watch as many TV shows or movies as you can and you show us what you like," special effects expert Erik Ellefsen tells the class at the London Film School in trendy Covent Garden.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Step aside, Sea of Blood Opera. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's favorite guitar-slinging, miniskirt-sporting girl group, the Moranbong Band, is back. And these ladies know how to shimmy.
Teresita Alonso had never watched an Indian film until she browsed the home-order television service Netflix and, noticing the favorable reviews, took a chance on "My Name Is Khan." Several years later, Alonso was wearing a T-shirt with the likeness of the 2010 drama's lead actor, superstar Shah Rukh Khan, and eagerly sat on a lawn chair as Bollywood's premier awards ceremony put on a public show in Tampa. "I can't understand the language, but I just love the colors, the culture and the stories," said Alonso, who has since also seen other Indian films lighter than the politically charged "My Name is Khan." Ahead of a star-studded awards ceremony on Saturday, Bollywood put on a free performance Wednesday with more than 1,000 spectators showing up to watch choreographed Indian dancers and DJs as the sun set over the central city's riverside Curtis Hixon Park.
MIAMI (AP) — Marc Anthony's latest Spanish-language album 3.0 is a hit, and his single "Vivir mi vida" topped the charts for 18 months. But Anthony isn't satisfied. He wants to reconquer a broader market with a new project in English.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Britain's Prince William bid farewell to Australia on Thursday in the only speech of his national tour, revealing that his baby son George had become particularly fond of a toy native animal during the visit.