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Last Update on March 06, 2015 08:06 GMT

HARRISON FORD - CRASH LANDING

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It was the kind of dramatic stuff that you often see in a Harrison Ford movie. But this was real life -- and Ford was able to survive a crash-landing of his vintage airplane. It happened yesterday in Los Angeles. Soon after Harrison lifted off the ground, his single-engine plane began to have difficulty -- and Harrison called the flight tower for permission to return. He didn't make it back to the airport. Instead he touched down on a golf course near the runway he was headed for. Authorities say he suffered moderate injuries and is hospitalized. However, the injuries are not seen as life threatening.

A big scare in the air for a veteran actor. AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports.

<<CUT ..003 (03/06/15)>> 00:18 "until authorities came"

Oscar Wells Gabriel

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports Harrison Ford has crash-landed his vintage airplane on a Los Angeles golf course.

<<CUT ..020 (03/06/15)>> 00:16 "through the newspaper"

Harrison Ford, actor

In a 1998 interview, Harrison Ford said he'd had some close calls while flying, but would rather not talk about them.

<<CUT ..019 (03/06/15)>> 00:08 "last plane crash"

Jeff Kuprycz (KOOP'-rihdj), golfer who witnessed the crash of a vintage plane on Penmar Golf Course

Golfer Jeff Kuprycz says this wasn't the first time a plane has crash-landed on Penmar Golf Course.

<<CUT ..018 (03/06/15)>> 00:03 "the eighth hole"

Jeff Kuprycz (KOOP'-rihdj), golfer who witnessed the crash of a vintage plane on Penmar Golf Course

Golfer Jeff Kuprycz says the stricken vintage plane landed on Penmar Golf Course.

<<CUT ..017 (03/06/15)>> 00:06 "dropping really fast"

Jeff Kuprycz (KOOP'-rihdj), golfer who witnessed the crash of a vintage plane on Penmar Golf Course

Golfer Jeff Kuprycz says it was obvious there was no way the plane could stay in the air.

<<CUT ..016 (03/06/15)>> 00:44 ""

Excerpt of the theme

Here's an excerpt of the theme to the Indiana Jones movies.

<<CUT ..015 (03/06/15)>> 00:22 "over its power (music fades)"

Archive sound of Harrison Ford

Here's Harrison Ford in a scene from "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." ((note length of cut))

<<CUT ..014 (03/06/15)>> 00:02 "be with you"

Archive sound of Harrison Ford

Here's Harrison Ford in a scene from "Star Wars."

<<CUT ..013 (03/06/15)>> 00:08 "what occurred here"

Christian Fry, Santa Monica Airport Association

Christian Fry, with the Santa Monica Airport Association, says the emergency landing was extremely well-executed. ((watch for dating))

<<CUT ..012 (03/06/15)>> 00:11 "Santa Monica Airport"

Christian Fry, Santa Monica Airport Association

Christian Fry, with the Santa Monica Airport Association, says landing at a golf course was the best thing for the pilot to do.

<<CUT ..011 (03/06/15)>> 00:12 "good, he's alive"

Carlos Gomez, resident who lives across the street from golf course where Harrison Ford crash-landed his plane

This resident, Carlos Gomez, who lives near the crash scene, says he was relieved to see that the pilot was able to move.

<<CUT ..010 (03/06/15)>> 00:05 "from the plane"

Carlos Gomez, resident who lives across the street from golf course where Harrison Ford crash-landed his plane

This resident, Carlos Gomez, who lives near the crash scene, says he noticed a commotion and ran out of his house.

<<CUT ..009 (03/06/15)>> 00:08 "a good day"

Patrick Jones, investigator, National Transportation Safety Board

NTSB investigator Patrick Jones is asked if the pilot was lucky to have survived the crash.

<<CUT ..008 (03/06/15)>> 00:12 "an experienced pilot"

Patrick Jones, investigator, National Transportation Safety Board

NTSB investigator Patrick Jones says the skill of the pilot helped keep the accident from becoming a much larger scene.

<<CUT ..007 (03/06/15)>> 00:19 "the golf course"

Patrick Jones, investigator, National Transportation Safety Board

NTSB investigator Patrick Jones says the pilot was flying an antique plane, and then reported trouble. ((note length of cut))

<<CUT ..006 (03/06/15)>> 00:10 "period of time"

Patrick Jones, investigator, National Transportation Safety Board

NTSB investigator Patrick Jones says the Safety Board sends good wishes to the pilot.

<<CUT ..005 (03/06/15)>> 00:06 "by, southwest. Roger"

Sound of Santa Monica Airport tower

Sound of Santa Monica Airport tower communicating with runway emergency response teams awaiting return of aircraft piloted by Harrison Ford. COURTESY: Live ATC.net ((mandatory on-air credit))

<<CUT ..004 (03/06/15)>> 00:12 "clear to land (second reference)"

Sound of Harrison Ford

Sound of Harrison Ford communicating with Santa Monica Airport tower Thursday March 6, 2015. COURTESY: Live ATC.net ((mandatory on-air credit))

PHARRELL WILLIAMS - CLOSING ARGUMENTS IN "BLURRED LINES" LAWSUIT

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "The Voice" coach Pharrell Williams is being called a liar. The accusation was made in court -- where he, Robin Thicke and rapper T.I. are accused of improperly swiping music created by Marvin Gaye. The suit was filed by two of Gaye's children. And their attorney branded Williams and the others liars during closing arguments yesterday -- saying they have been changing their stories about how "Blurred Lines" was created. The lead attorneys for Williams, Thicke and T.I. say a verdict for the Gaye family will stifle artists who try to recreate a past style of music. Williams had testified that he was trying to mimic the style of Gaye's music, not copy it.

Here's a bit of Marvin Gaye's 1977 hit, "Got To Give It Up." Gaye's children have sued the makers of the 2013 hit "Blurred Lines" claiming they unfairly copied their dad's work.

NICK GORDON HAS TELEVISED "INTERVENTION"

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Bobbi Kristina Brown continues to fight for her life at an Atlanta hospital. But mother of the man who she lived with says Nick Gordon's own life is in the balance -- because of his emotions. His mom took part in a taping of the "Dr. Phil" show that producers call an "intervention." Gordon's mom says her son is traumatized by what happened to Bobbi Kristina back in January -- as well as the death of her mother, Whitney Houston a little over three years ago. The episode airs next Wednesday.

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports Gordon is sharing his feelings since his partner was hospitalized with a life-threatening condition.

SAMANTHA BEE LEAVING "THE DAILY SHOW"

NEW YORK (AP) -- Another person is leaving "The Daily Show" team. Correspondent Samantha Bee is jumping over to TBS -- where she will get her own comedy show. TBS is already picking up a scripted comedy series created by Bee and her husband Jason James, who had also been on The Daily Show. No start date for the Bee show has been given. Bee was seen as a possible replacement for Jon Stewart, who will leave the Comedy Central show later this year.

`AMERICAN IDOL'

DETROIT (AP) -- Alexis Gomez was the last woman standing on "American Idol." At least for last night. The Top 12 ladies started the show, but four were limited -- leaving the Top 8. Gomez got the last slot. While the judges said she deserves to move on, she does have some work to do. J-Lo and Harry Connick Junior said she was way off pitch. But Keith Urban liked her choice of footwear -- none. Gomez was barefooted, which Urban thinks is cool. This week's shows were from Detroit. Next week, Idol moves back to its home base in Hollywood.

Excerpt of Alexis Gomez performing "Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)." COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

<<CUT ..025 (03/06/15)>> 00:07 "sweetie, it's integral"

Jennifer Lopez

J-Lo says Alexis has work to do. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

<<CUT ..026 (03/06/15)>> 00:13 "out from here"

Keith Urban

Keith Urban jokes that Alexis made the right choice when it comes to her shoes. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

DANIEL von BARGEN - OBIT

CINCINNATI (AP) -- He's the actor who played Mr. Kruger -- George Constanza's dimwitted boss on "Seinfeld." Daniel von Bargen has died. He passed away this past weekend in the Cincinnati area. A funeral home director confirms the death -- but says he can't provide cause of death or any other information. The actor also played Commandant Edwin Spangler on "Malcolm in the Middle." His film credits include "The Silence of the Lambs," "O Brother, Where Are Thou?" and "Lord of Illusions." Daniel von Bargen was 64.

BOGUS "TWILIGHT" ACTOR

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Authorities in Iowa are dealing with a man who posed as an actor from the "Twilight" movies to take advantage of young girls. A federal prosecutor says David LaVera has pleaded guilty to federal possession of child pornography charges. His plea calls for 63 months in federal prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release.

Rewind Time

March 06, 2015 08:06 GMT

Today is Friday, March 6, the 65th day of 2015. There are 300 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On March 6, 1857, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Dred Scott v. Sandford that Scott, a slave, was not an American citizen and could not sue for his freedom in federal court.

On this date:

In 1834, the city of York in Upper Canada was incorporated as Toronto.

In 1836, the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, fell to Mexican forces after a 13-day siege.

In 1853, Verdi's opera "La Traviata" premiered in Venice, Italy.

In 1933, a national bank holiday declared by President Franklin D. Roosevelt aimed at calming panicked depositors went into effect. Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak, wounded in an attempt on Roosevelt's life the previous month, died at a Miami hospital at age 59.

In 1935, retired Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., died in Washington two days before his 94th birthday.

In 1944, U.S. heavy bombers staged the first full-scale American raid on Berlin during World War II.

In 1953, Georgy Malenkov was named premier of the Soviet Union a day after the death of Josef Stalin.

In 1965, actress Margaret Dumont, perhaps best remembered for playing the foil in Marx Brothers comedies, died in Hollywood at age 82.

In 1967, the daughter of Josef Stalin, Svetlana Alliluyeva (ah-lee-loo-YAY'-vah), appeared at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi and declared her intention to defect to the West.

In 1970, a bomb being built inside a Greenwich Village townhouse by the radical Weathermen accidentally went off, destroying the house and killing three group members.

In 1983, in a case that drew much notoriety, a woman was gang-raped atop a pool table in a tavern in New Bedford, Massachusetts, called Big Dan's; four men were later convicted of the attack.

In 1995, "The Jenny Jones Show" taped an episode on same-sex crushes during which Jonathan Schmitz learned his secret admirer was an acquaintance, Scott Amedure; three days later, Schmitz fatally shot Amedure. (Schmitz is serving a 25- to 50-year prison sentence for second-degree murder; the episode was never included in the "Jenny Jones" syndication package, but did air on Court TV.)

Ten years ago: Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena (zhoo-lee-AH'-nah ZGRAY'-nah) said American soldiers gave no warning before they opened fire on the car carrying her to the Baghdad airport, killing the Italian agent who'd just won her freedom after a month in captivity. The White House called the shooting a "horrific accident" and restated its promise to investigate fully. Actress Teresa Wright died in New Haven, Connecticut, at age 86. Hans Bethe, the winner of the 1967 Nobel Prize in physics who'd played a central role in the building of the atomic bomb, died in Ithaca, New York, at age 98.

Five years ago: Voters in Iceland resoundingly rejected a $5.3 billion plan to repay Britain and the Netherlands for debts spawned by the collapse of an Icelandic bank. The Louisville Cardinals gave Freedom Hall a memorable send-off by upsetting No. 1 Syracuse 78-68.

One year ago: Ukraine lurched toward breakup as lawmakers unanimously declared they wanted to join Russia and planned to put the decision to voters; President Barack Obama condemned the move and the West imposed the first real sanctions against Russia. Actress-singer Sheila MacRae, 92, died in Englewood, New Jersey.

Today's Birthdays: Former FBI and CIA director William Webster is 91. Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan is 89. Former Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova is 78. Former Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond, R-Mo., is 76. Actress-writer Joanna Miles is 75. Actor Ben Murphy is 73. Opera singer Dame Kiri Te Kanawa is 71. Singer Mary Wilson (The Supremes) is 71. Rock musician Hugh Grundy (The Zombies) is 70. Rock singer-musician David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) is 69. Actress Anna Maria Horsford is 68. Actor-director Rob Reiner is 68. Singer Kiki Dee is 68. Fox News reporter John Stossel is 68. Composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz is 67. Rock singer-musician Phil Alvin (The Blasters) is 62. Sports correspondent Armen Keteyian is 62. Actor Tom Arnold is 56. Former child actress Suzanne Crough (kroh) is 52. Actor D.L. Hughley is 51. Country songwriter Skip Ewing is 51. Actor Shuler Hensley is 48. Actress Connie Britton is 48. Actress Moira Kelly is 47. Actress Amy Pietz is 46. Rock musician Chris Broderick (Megadeth) is 45. Former NBA player and College Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal is 43. Country singer Trent Willmon is 42. Country musician Shan Farmer (Ricochet) is 41. Rapper Beanie Sigel is 41. Rapper Bubba Sparxxx is 38. Rock musician Chris Tomson (Vampire Weekend) is 31. Actor Eli Marienthal is 29. Actor Jimmy Galeota is 29. Rapper/producer Tyler, the Creator is 24. Actor Dillon Freasier (Film: "There Will Be Blood") is 19. Actress Savannah Stehlin is 19.

Thought for Today: "Le sens commun n'est pas si commun." (Common sense is not so common.) -- Voltaire, French author and philosopher (1694-1778).

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