BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Bill Maher took advantage of pal Jay Leno's Television Academy Hall of Fame induction to offer a spirited attack on what Maher called undeserved "bad publicity" for the former "Tonight Show" host.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sandy the dog "muttbombed" celebrities like Bradley Cooper, Ellen DeGeneres and Brad Pitt as they posed at the Oscars for the now-famous star-studded selfie. That digitally tweaked version of the most retweeted photo ever is a Texas animal rescue's bet that combining cuddly canines and Hollywood stars will entice more social media users to adopt needy pets.
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's famed "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin knew he was dying after a massive stingray stabbed him in the chest hundreds of times, the only witness to the fatal 2006 attack said in his first detailed public account of the beloved conservationist's death.
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Guardian won a court battle Wednesday in its efforts to disclose letters by Prince Charles — a decision the newspaper argues could shed light on whether he has used his position to meddle in politics.
NEW YORK (AP) — Those repeated ads about a dead boy returning to his father after 32 years struck a nerve with television viewers, who proved curious enough to check out the debut of ABC's new drama "Resurrection."
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities are investigating after $600,000 in checks and cash was stolen from a safe at Pastor Joel Osteen's Houston megachurch, which has one of the largest congregations in the country.
The British are invading the U.S. comics market as publisher 2000 AD unveils "Brass Sun," a six-issue miniseries that is being published in the size and format of traditional titles printed by American counterparts.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The oldest known masks in the world went on display in Jerusalem on Tuesday in the largest-ever exhibit of the ghoulish faces, believed to have been created in the Holy Land thousands of years before the time of the Bible.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Mural," the brilliant Jackson Pollock painting that took 20th century American art in a new direction, has re-emerged from seclusion with a stunning face-lift that's given it a brighter look and an even more towering presence than it had before.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A Beverly Hills police sergeant is suing the city, claiming he faced retaliation after reporting that a detective made inappropriate remarks about Whitney Houston's body at her death scene.
Belgian icon 'Toots' Thielemans is bowing out after a 70-year career as the world's top harmonica player during which he made music with some of the biggest names in the business. Jean-Baptiste Frederic Isidore Thielemans, known affectionately as 'Toots' to everyone, "no longer feels strong enough to be sure of completing a concert," his agent Veerle Van de Poel said Wednesday. Born in 1922 in the working class Marolles district of Brussels where his parents ran a cafe, Thielemans started with the accordion and then moved to the guitar, earning a name as a talented musician. The nickname followed, taken from Americans Toots Mondello, a swing jazz saxophonist, and Toots Camarata, a trumpet player, composer and arranger.
DENVER (AP) — The Flobots, a Denver hip-hop band that gained fame with the hit single "Handlebars," are known for social activism and supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement. Drew Elder, a senior vice president of the investment firm Janus, is more familiar with the cello than with Chuck D.