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Entertainment News

Last Update on April 17, 2015 07:08 GMT

SUGE KNIGHT - COURT, HOSPITAL

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- From court to the hospital. For the fifth time since his arrest in February, Suge (SHUG) Knight ended a visit to the court with a trip to the ER. He was taken to a hospital yesterday soon after a judge ruled he must stand trial for murder and attempted murder. Prosecutors convinced a judge that there was enough evidence to try Knight on charges stemming from a January incident in which he ran down two men with his pickup truck, killing one of them. No word on what's wrong with Knight now, or how he's doing. Knight and his lawyers have complained about various health problems since his arrest. Knight seemed OK during the court hearing. And before word came that he'd been hospitalized again, his fiancee said Knight's health had been improving.

A medical crisis -- again -- for Suge Knight. AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel has the story.

<<CUT ..030 (04/17/15)>> 00:12 "be a snitch"

Oscar Wells Gabriel

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports the prosecution presented evidence that indicated Suge Knight was to blame for killing one man and injuring another.

<<CUT ..031 (04/17/15)>> 00:20 "ten million dollars"

Oscar Wells Gabriel

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports a former rap label owner is facing a murder trial.

<<CUT ..032 (04/17/15)>> 00:20 "was an embarrassment"

Oscar Wells Gabriel

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports Suge Knight has complained of a host of medical issues since he was arrested in February.

<<CUT ..033 (04/17/15)>> 00:11 "it'll be proven"

Toi Kelly, Marion "Suge" Knight's fiancee

Toi Kelly says she remains hopeful that her fiancee, "Suge" Knight, will be cleared, despite being ordered to stand trial on murder and attempted murder charges. ((note "today" in cut refers to Thursday)

<<CUT ..034 (04/17/15)>> 00:08 "and shoot him"

Toi Kelly, Marion "Suge" Knight's fiancee

Toi Kelly says her fiancee, "Suge" Knight, was trying to escape an ambush when he hit two men with his pickup truck in January.

<<CUT ..035 (04/17/15)>> 00:10 "nothing like that"

Marion Knight, Sr., Marion "Suge" Knight's father

Marion Knight says, after hearing the testimony at the preliminary hearing, he's confident that his son "Suge" will cleared of murder and attempted murder charges.

<<CUT ..036 (04/17/15)>> 00:08 "removed from them"

Matthew Fletcher, Marion "Suge" Knight's attorney

Defense attorney Matthew Fletcher says it will become clear at trial that "Suge" Knight was fleeing an ambush when he struck two men with his pickup truck in January, killing one of them.

<<CUT ..037 (04/17/15)>> 00:13 "much, much smaller"

Matthew Fletcher, Marion "Suge" Knight's attorney

Defense attorney Matthew Fletcher says it's hard to get a murder case dismissed at a preliminary hearing, but he's confident that "Suge" Knight will be cleared, even though the judge has ordered him to stand trial.

<<CUT ..038 (04/17/15)>> 00:09 "run 'em over"

Archive audio of 911 call

Archive audio of 911 call of witness reporting seeing a vehicle strike two men on January 29, 2015 in Compton, California. ((note audio quality))

<<CUT ..039 (04/17/15)>> 00:11 "and Central, ma'am"

Archive audio of 911 call

Archive audio of 911 operator asking caller if the two men who were struck by a vehicle are still at the scene. ((note audio quality))

SONY DOCUMENTS ARCHIVED ON WIKILEAKS

NEW YORK (AP) -- Just when Sony thought it had put a huge cyber hacking behind it, the company faces a new round of scrutiny, thanks to WikiLeaks. The whistleblower site has posted hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from the hacking. And the docs are in a searchable archive. The information had been available before -- but the move by WikiLeaks makes it easier for casual computer users to see what Sony has been up to. As you can imagine, Sony is not pleased. But WikiLeaks officials say the information should be made public so people can get to see how companies like Sony operate.

AP Entertainment Correspondent Oscar Wells Gabriel reports more documents from the Sony hacking have been made public -- lots more, in fact.

<<CUT ..017 (04/17/15)>> 00:11 "may well surface"

Oscar Wells Gabriel

AP Entertainment Correspondent Oscar Wells Gabriel reports Sony Pictures Entertainment officials are still reeling from the effects from last year's hack attack.

DAVID LETTERMAN-CAPITOL GYROCOPTER

NEW YORK (AP) -- In just about a month, David Letterman and his signature Top 10 List will be history. But the soon-to-retire talk show host isn't letting a target like the U.S. Capitol gyrocopter landing go unnoticed. Last night, on CBS' "Late Show," Letterman did the Top 10 questions to ask yourself before landing a gyrocopter on the United States Capitol lawn. Some of them:

No. 8, "Should I do this during Secret Service happy hour?"

No. 2, "Should I land somewhere unguarded, like the White House?"

And No. 1, "Will I be the only person who actually did something in Washington today?"

David Letterman continues his Top 10 List on, "The questions to ask yourself before landing a gyrocopter on the United States Capitol lawn." COURTESY: Worldwide Pants Productions ((mandatory on-air credit))

<<CUT ..003 (04/17/15)>> 00:14 "in Washington today (laughs)"

David Letterman

David Letterman concludes his Top 10 List on, "The questions to ask yourself before landing a gyrocopter on the United States Capitol lawn." COURTESY: Worldwide Pants Productions ((mandatory on-air credit))

"STAR WARS" TRAILER

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Some "Star Wars" fans have gotten a sneak peak of what "the force" has in store. People attending the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California got to see a trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The clip from the upcoming movie features the wreckage of a star destroyer, X-Wing battles -- and Harrison Ford as Han Solo. At the end of the trailer, Solo says: "Chewie we're home." That prompted screams and cheers from the audience at the Anaheim Convention Center. The new movie is due out in December.

Lucasfilm contractor Michael McMaster says the BB-8 droid that appears in the new Star Wars film actually exists, it's not a computer-generated image.

<<CUT ..019 (04/17/15)>> 00:10 "off for me"

Shawn Chiesa, Star Wars fan

Star Wars fan Shawn Chiesa says he got a little emotional during part of the sneak peak at the new movie's trailer.

<<CUT ..018 (04/17/15)>> 00:09 "as I thought"

Shawn Chiesa, Star Wars fan

Star Wars fan Shawn Chiesa says the long wait to see the new teaser trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" was worth every second.

JIMMY FALLON - LIP SYNC

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jimmy Fallon's TV home is NBC. But he had to find a new home for his new show based on the lip sync battles he features on the "Tonight" show. Fallon pitched it to NBC -- but was turned down. Spike TV picked it up and it's become a hit. How big a hit? A clip of actress Anne Hathaway doing Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" has been seen more than 10 million times online since it first aired last week.

KIM RICHARDS - ARREST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- One of the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" has been busted. Kim Richards has been taken in on suspicion of being drunk in public. A sheriff's lieutenant tells ABC News that Richards was arrested yesterday morning at the Beverly Hills Hotel after security guards said she refused to leave a restaurant -- and holed herself up in a bathroom. Police say she was belligerent, had slurred speech, cursed at officers -- and kicked one in the leg. Richards has acknowledged having problems with booze before.

SARAH JESSICA PARKER - NEW SHOW

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sarah Jessica Parker has a new show on HBO -- this time, a comedy about martial problems. She will star in a half-hour series called "Divorce." Parker plays a woman who finds getting out of a marriage is harder than she first thought. Also in the cast are Thomas Haden Church, Molly Shannon and Talia Balsam. No word on when the show will make its debut.

DR. OZ -- COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

NEW YORK (AP) -- Some doctors say the best prescription for Columbia University -- is to ditch Dr. Oz. The TV doctor is under fire because of what the doctors call his "egregious lack of integrity." The doctors are on Oz's case for hawking weight-loss supplements -- ones the doctors feel are bogus. The docs want Columbia to cut Oz from its faculty. But the Ivy League school says it won't kick him to the curb. Columbia says it is "committed to the principle of academic freedom." Last year, Oz was before a U.S. Senate panel that claimed he endorsed products that were medically unsound. Oz acknowledged some of the products he urged viewers to use lacked the science to back up the weight-loss claims.

AP correspondent Jackie Quinn reports that Dr. Mehmet Oz remains on the faculty of Columbia University, despite calls from some doctors that he should be removed.

<<CUT ..027 (04/17/15)>> 00:16 "his own TV show"

Jackie Quinn

AP correspondent Jackie Quinn reports there have been calls for Dr. Mehmet Oz to be removed from the medical faculty of Columbia University, but the school has not acted on that request.

Country News

Last Update on April 17, 2015 07:18 GMT

ROCK HALL INDUCTIONS

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions are set for tomorrow night. And some of those making the induction speeches might end up getting more attention than the inductees themselves. Paul McCartney will be the one who will talk-in his former Beatles cohort Ringo Starr. Stevie Wonder will help induct Bill Withers. Patti Smith will do the honors for the late Lou Reed and Fall Out Boy will help induct Green Day. Stevie Ray Vaughan will be ushered in by John Mayer. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will be inducted by Miley Cyrus.

Ringo Starr says he's got a pretty good idea who was behind his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. (refers to musician Bruce Springsteen) ((longer version of cut used in wrap))

<<CUT ..006 (04/17/15)>> 00:08 "know, do me"

Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr says Paul McCartney pushed for his inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and McCartney will do his induction.

<<CUT ..007 (04/17/15)>> 00:49 ""

Excerpt of Ringo Starr

Excerpt of Ringo Starr performing "Photograph."

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Excerpt of Lou Reed

Excerpt of Lou Reed performing "Walk on the Wild Side."

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Excerpt of Paul Butterfield Blues Band

Excerpt of Paul Butterfield Blues Band performing "Born In Chicago."

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Excerpt of The "5" Royales

The "5" Royales performing "Dedicated To The One I Love."

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Excerpt of Bill Withers

Excerpt of Bill Withers performing "Lean On Me."

<<CUT ..012 (04/17/15)>> 00:50 ""

Excerpt of Green Day

Excerpt of Green Day performing "Welcome To Paradise."

<<CUT ..013 (04/17/15)>> 00:50 ""

Excerpt of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble

Excerpt of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble performing "Pride And Joy".

<<CUT ..014 (04/17/15)>> 00:49 ""

Excerpt of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Excerpt of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts performing "I Love Rock 'n' Roll."

ACM AWARDS ARE SUNDAY

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The home of the Dallas Cowboys will be the home to the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The 50th Annual edition of the awards event is set for Sunday night at AT&T Stadium. In the running for Entertainer of the Year are Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Florida Georgia Line. Lady Antebellum is up for vocal group of the year -- competing against Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry and Zac Brown Band. Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will co-host the event, which will air on CBS.

Excerpt of Miranda Lambert performing "Automatic."

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Excerpt of Dierks Bentley

Excerpt of Dierks Bentley, performing "Drunk On A Plane."

LADY ANTEBELLUM BUS FIRE

GARLAND, Texas (AP) -- A tour bus for Lady Antebellum has caught fire along a highway -- but no one was hurt. Hillary Scott of Lady-A reports on the group's Facebook page says a tire caught fire yesterday morning. Scott says she, her husband, their tour manager and the driver were aboard as the bus traveled toward Dallas. Police confirm that no one was hurt.

SUGE KNIGHT TO STAND TRIAL

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- You've heard of people who get sick at the sight of doctors. It looks like Suge (SHUG) Knight gets the willies from being in court. For the fifth time since his arrest in February, the co-founder of Death Row Records was taken from court to the hospital. No word on what is ailing him this time. Knight's latest medical crisis came shortly after a judge in Los Angeles ruled prosecutors had enough on him for him to stand trial for murder and attempted murder. He's charged with running two men down with his pickup truck at a fast food joint in Compton, California. Knight has claimed through his attorneys that he was attacked and was fleeting for his life.

A medical crisis -- again -- for Suge Knight. AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel has the story.

<<CUT ..030 (04/17/15)>> 00:12 "be a snitch"

Oscar Wells Gabriel

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports the prosecution presented evidence that indicated Suge Knight was to blame for killing one man and injuring another.

<<CUT ..031 (04/17/15)>> 00:20 "ten million dollars"

Oscar Wells Gabriel

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports a former rap label owner is facing a murder trial.

<<CUT ..032 (04/17/15)>> 00:20 "was an embarrassment"

Oscar Wells Gabriel

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports Suge Knight has complained of a host of medical issues since he was arrested in February.

<<CUT ..033 (04/17/15)>> 00:11 "it'll be proven"

Toi Kelly, Marion "Suge" Knight's fiancee

Toi Kelly says she remains hopeful that her fiancee, "Suge" Knight, will be cleared, despite being ordered to stand trial on murder and attempted murder charges. ((note "today" in cut refers to Thursday)

<<CUT ..034 (04/17/15)>> 00:08 "and shoot him"

Toi Kelly, Marion "Suge" Knight's fiancee

Toi Kelly says her fiancee, "Suge" Knight, was trying to escape an ambush when he hit two men with his pickup truck in January.

<<CUT ..035 (04/17/15)>> 00:10 "nothing like that"

Marion Knight, Sr., Marion "Suge" Knight's father

Marion Knight says, after hearing the testimony at the preliminary hearing, he's confident that his son "Suge" will cleared of murder and attempted murder charges.

<<CUT ..036 (04/17/15)>> 00:08 "removed from them"

Matthew Fletcher, Marion "Suge" Knight's attorney

Defense attorney Matthew Fletcher says it will become clear at trial that "Suge" Knight was fleeing an ambush when he struck two men with his pickup truck in January, killing one of them.

<<CUT ..037 (04/17/15)>> 00:13 "much, much smaller"

Matthew Fletcher, Marion "Suge" Knight's attorney

Defense attorney Matthew Fletcher says it's hard to get a murder case dismissed at a preliminary hearing, but he's confident that "Suge" Knight will be cleared, even though the judge has ordered him to stand trial.

<<CUT ..038 (04/17/15)>> 00:09 "run 'em over"

Archive audio of 911 call

Archive audio of 911 call of witness reporting seeing a vehicle strike two men on January 29, 2015 in Compton, California. ((note audio quality))

<<CUT ..039 (04/17/15)>> 00:11 "and Central, ma'am"

Archive audio of 911 call

Archive audio of 911 operator asking caller if the two men who were struck by a vehicle are still at the scene. ((note audio quality))

Rewind Time

April 19, 2015 07:08 GMT

Today is Sunday, April 19, the 109th day of 2015. There are 256 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On April 19, 1865, a funeral was held at the White House for President Abraham Lincoln, assassinated five days earlier; his coffin was then taken to the U.S. Capitol for a private memorial service in the Rotunda.

On this date:

In 1775, the American Revolutionary War began with the battles of Lexington and Concord.

In 1912, a special subcommittee of the Senate Commerce Committee opened hearings in New York into the Titanic disaster.

In 1935, the Universal Pictures horror film "Bride of Frankenstein," starring Boris Karloff with Elsa Lanchester in the title role, had its world premiere in San Francisco.

In 1943, during World War II, tens of thousands of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto began a valiant but ultimately futile battle against Nazi forces.

In 1945, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Carousel" opened on Broadway.

In 1951, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, relieved of his Far East command by President Harry S. Truman, bade farewell in an address to Congress in which he quoted a line from a ballad: "Old soldiers never die; they just fade away."

In 1960, South Korean students began an uprising that toppled the government of President Syngman Rhee a week later. The South West African People's Organization (SWAPO) was founded in Namibia.

In 1965, New York City radio station WINS-AM launched its all-news format, which continues to this day, making it America's oldest all-news broadcaster.

In 1975, India launched its first satellite atop a Soviet rocket.

In 1989, 47 sailors were killed when a gun turret exploded aboard the USS Iowa in the Caribbean. (The Navy initially suspected that a dead crew member had deliberately sparked the blast, but later said there was no proof of that.)

In 1993, the 51-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, ended as fire destroyed the structure after federal agents began smashing their way in; dozens of people, including sect leader David Koresh, were killed.

In 1995, a truck bomb destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people. (Bomber Timothy McVeigh was later convicted of federal murder charges and executed.)

Ten years ago: Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany was elected pope in the first conclave of the new millennium; he took the name Benedict XVI. A Spanish court convicted a former Argentine naval officer, Adolfo Scilingo, of crimes against humanity and sentenced him to 640 years in prison for throwing 30 prisoners from planes during his country's "dirty war." General Motors reported a $1.1 billion quarterly loss.

Five years ago: The U.S. and Iraq claimed a major victory against al-Qaida, saying their forces had killed the terror group's two top figures in an air and ground assault on their safe house near former President Saddam Hussein's hometown. Kenya's Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot (CHEHR'-ee-aht) won the Boston Marathon and broke the course record with a time of 2:05:52; Ethiopia's Teyba Erkesso won the women's race in a time of 2:26:11.

One year ago: The captain of a ferry that sank off the coast of South Korea, leaving more than 300 dead, was arrested on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. (Lee Joon-seok was later sentenced to 36 years in prison; he was acquitted of a homicide charge which could have carried a death sentence.) Ten months after their capture in Syria, four French journalists crossed the border into neighboring Turkey to freedom, though dozens more remained held in the country's chaotic civil war. Country music singer Kevin Sharp, 43, died in Fair Oaks, California.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Hugh O'Brian is 90. Actress Elinor Donahue is 78. Rock musician Alan Price (The Animals) is 73. Actor Tim Curry is 69. Pop singer Mark "Flo" Volman (The Turtles; Flo and Eddie) is 68. Actor Tony Plana is 63. Former tennis player Sue Barker is 59. Former race car driver Al Unser Jr. is 53. Actor Tom Wood is 52. Recording executive Suge Knight is 50. Singer-songwriter Dar Williams is 48. Actress Ashley Judd is 47. Singer Bekka Bramlett is 47. Latin pop singer Luis Miguel is 45. Actress Jennifer Esposito is 43. Actress Jennifer Taylor is 43. Jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux (PAY'-roo) is 41. Actor James Franco is 37. Actress Kate Hudson is 36. Actor Hayden Christensen is 34. Actress Catalina Sandino Moreno is 34. Actress Kelen Coleman (TV: "The McCarthy's") is 31. Roots rock musician Steve Johnson (Alabama Shakes) is 30. Actor Courtland Mead is 28. Tennis player Maria Sharapova is 28.

Thought for Today: "Never one thing and seldom one person can make for a success. It takes a number of them merging into one perfect whole." -- Marie Dressler, Canadian actress (1869-1934).

Copyright 2015, The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Rock News

Last Update on April 17, 2015 07:18 GMT

ROCK HALL INDUCTIONS

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions are set for tomorrow night. And some of those making the induction speeches might end up getting more attention than the inductees themselves. Paul McCartney will be the one who will talk-in his former Beatles cohort Ringo Starr. Stevie Wonder will help induct Bill Withers. Patti Smith will do the honors for the late Lou Reed and Fall Out Boy will help induct Green Day. Stevie Ray Vaughan will be ushered in by John Mayer. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will be inducted by Miley Cyrus.

Ringo Starr says he's got a pretty good idea who was behind his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. (refers to musician Bruce Springsteen) ((longer version of cut used in wrap))

<<CUT ..006 (04/17/15)>> 00:08 "know, do me"

Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr says Paul McCartney pushed for his inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and McCartney will do his induction.

<<CUT ..007 (04/17/15)>> 00:49 ""

Excerpt of Ringo Starr

Excerpt of Ringo Starr performing "Photograph."

<<CUT ..008 (04/17/15)>> 00:49 ""

Excerpt of Lou Reed

Excerpt of Lou Reed performing "Walk on the Wild Side."

<<CUT ..009 (04/17/15)>> 00:50 ""

Excerpt of Paul Butterfield Blues Band

Excerpt of Paul Butterfield Blues Band performing "Born In Chicago."

<<CUT ..010 (04/17/15)>> 00:49 ""

Excerpt of The "5" Royales

The "5" Royales performing "Dedicated To The One I Love."

<<CUT ..011 (04/17/15)>> 00:48 ""

Excerpt of Bill Withers

Excerpt of Bill Withers performing "Lean On Me."

<<CUT ..012 (04/17/15)>> 00:50 ""

Excerpt of Green Day

Excerpt of Green Day performing "Welcome To Paradise."

<<CUT ..013 (04/17/15)>> 00:50 ""

Excerpt of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble

Excerpt of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble performing "Pride And Joy".

<<CUT ..014 (04/17/15)>> 00:49 ""

Excerpt of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Excerpt of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts performing "I Love Rock 'n' Roll."

ACM AWARDS ARE SUNDAY

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The home of the Dallas Cowboys will be the home to the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The 50th Annual edition of the awards event is set for Sunday night at AT&T Stadium. In the running for Entertainer of the Year are Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Florida Georgia Line. Lady Antebellum is up for vocal group of the year -- competing against Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry and Zac Brown Band. Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will co-host the event, which will air on CBS.

Excerpt of Miranda Lambert performing "Automatic."

<<CUT ..024 (04/17/15)>> 00:49 ""

Excerpt of Dierks Bentley

Excerpt of Dierks Bentley, performing "Drunk On A Plane."

LADY ANTEBELLUM BUS FIRE

GARLAND, Texas (AP) -- A tour bus for Lady Antebellum has caught fire along a highway -- but no one was hurt. Hillary Scott of Lady-A reports on the group's Facebook page says a tire caught fire yesterday morning. Scott says she, her husband, their tour manager and the driver were aboard as the bus traveled toward Dallas. Police confirm that no one was hurt.

SUGE KNIGHT TO STAND TRIAL

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- You've heard of people who get sick at the sight of doctors. It looks like Suge (SHUG) Knight gets the willies from being in court. For the fifth time since his arrest in February, the co-founder of Death Row Records was taken from court to the hospital. No word on what is ailing him this time. Knight's latest medical crisis came shortly after a judge in Los Angeles ruled prosecutors had enough on him for him to stand trial for murder and attempted murder. He's charged with running two men down with his pickup truck at a fast food joint in Compton, California. Knight has claimed through his attorneys that he was attacked and was fleeting for his life.

A medical crisis -- again -- for Suge Knight. AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel has the story.

<<CUT ..030 (04/17/15)>> 00:12 "be a snitch"

Oscar Wells Gabriel

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports the prosecution presented evidence that indicated Suge Knight was to blame for killing one man and injuring another.

<<CUT ..031 (04/17/15)>> 00:20 "ten million dollars"

Oscar Wells Gabriel

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports a former rap label owner is facing a murder trial.

<<CUT ..032 (04/17/15)>> 00:20 "was an embarrassment"

Oscar Wells Gabriel

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports Suge Knight has complained of a host of medical issues since he was arrested in February.

<<CUT ..033 (04/17/15)>> 00:11 "it'll be proven"

Toi Kelly, Marion "Suge" Knight's fiancee

Toi Kelly says she remains hopeful that her fiancee, "Suge" Knight, will be cleared, despite being ordered to stand trial on murder and attempted murder charges. ((note "today" in cut refers to Thursday)

<<CUT ..034 (04/17/15)>> 00:08 "and shoot him"

Toi Kelly, Marion "Suge" Knight's fiancee

Toi Kelly says her fiancee, "Suge" Knight, was trying to escape an ambush when he hit two men with his pickup truck in January.

<<CUT ..035 (04/17/15)>> 00:10 "nothing like that"

Marion Knight, Sr., Marion "Suge" Knight's father

Marion Knight says, after hearing the testimony at the preliminary hearing, he's confident that his son "Suge" will cleared of murder and attempted murder charges.

<<CUT ..036 (04/17/15)>> 00:08 "removed from them"

Matthew Fletcher, Marion "Suge" Knight's attorney

Defense attorney Matthew Fletcher says it will become clear at trial that "Suge" Knight was fleeing an ambush when he struck two men with his pickup truck in January, killing one of them.

<<CUT ..037 (04/17/15)>> 00:13 "much, much smaller"

Matthew Fletcher, Marion "Suge" Knight's attorney

Defense attorney Matthew Fletcher says it's hard to get a murder case dismissed at a preliminary hearing, but he's confident that "Suge" Knight will be cleared, even though the judge has ordered him to stand trial.

<<CUT ..038 (04/17/15)>> 00:09 "run 'em over"

Archive audio of 911 call

Archive audio of 911 call of witness reporting seeing a vehicle strike two men on January 29, 2015 in Compton, California. ((note audio quality))

<<CUT ..039 (04/17/15)>> 00:11 "and Central, ma'am"

Archive audio of 911 call

Archive audio of 911 operator asking caller if the two men who were struck by a vehicle are still at the scene. ((note audio quality))

Urban News

Last Update on November 16, 2012 08:15 GMT

KATT WILLIAMS: COMEDIAN ARRESTED

OAKLAND, California (AP) -- He is to perform tonight in Oakland, California. But it's an incident that took place Wednesday that has Katt Williams in the news today. He's has been arrested after a man told Oakland police Williams whacked him upside the head with a bottle. Authorities say the comedian was taken into custody on suspicion of assault -- but later released after he and several witnesses were questioned. The victim says he was attacked aboard a tour bus that was parked outside a downtown hotel. The man was treated at a hospital for a cut to his head. Williams is 41 and is known for his HBO comedy special and movie roles including "Friday After Next" and "Norbit.."

PARTIAL LINEUP FOR SANDY BENEFIT CONCERT ANNOUNCED

NEW YORK (AP) -- Sandy was a super storm. And some musical superstars are teaming up to help fight back against it. Alicia Keys, Bruce Springsteen and others will be among those who will perform at New York's Madison Square Garden for next month's benefit concert. The arena says Billy Joel and The Who will also take part in the event, called "12-12-12." Other performers will be added to the list. The show -- set for December 12 -- will benefit a fund that helps those affected by Sandy, which pounded the New York City and New Jersey areas.

Online:

Madison Square Garden site: http://www.thegarden.com

RIHANNA: CONCERT SERIES STARTS WITH PARTY

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Usually showing up late for a date will get you a less-than-warm reception. But Rihanna got cheers -- even though she was two hours behind schedule for her performance in Mexico City the other night. She started what's known as her "777" tour with an exclusive party for about 2,000 fans. She thanked fans for their patience, saying their hanging in there until she showed up Wednesday night really made her "feel loved." The concert swing will see Rihanna perform seven shows in seven days in seven different cities. Stops on the tour include Toronto, Paris, Berlin and London before ending up in New York City.

NEW YORK (AP) -- Nicki Minaj has already won a lot of awards during her career. But she says her career isn't about collecting hardware to put in her trophy case. She says the biggest draw for her being awards shows is performing before a live audience at the venue and on TV. She says that's what she will be looking forward to at the American Music Awards on Sunday. She says she has been at awards shows where she totally forgot she was up for a nomination -- until her name was read off as a winner. The way she sees it, if she keeps making good music, the awards will take care of herself. If you should happen to run into Nicki between now and Sunday, you can remind her she's up for four nominations at the AMAs.

Nicki Minaj says she's more excited about performing at award shows than she is at winning trophies.

<<CUT ..024 (11/16/12)>> 00:10 "really stress it"

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj says she doesn't do music for awards, but figures if she's good enough during her career she'll get her share.

RIHANNA/NICKI MINAJ: LEAD GOING INTO SUNDAY'S AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Rihanna and Nicki Minaj lead the way when it comes to nominations at Sunday's American Music Awards. Each singer has four nods going into the event. Other multiple nominees include two guys who have been reportedly fighting for Rihanna's attention lately -- Drake has three while Chris Brown has two nods. Other multiple nominees include Justin Bieber, Usher, Pitbull, Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson. The ceremony will be broadcast on ABC.

Here's Rihanna performing "We Found Love."

<<CUT ..022 (11/16/12)>> 00:49 ""

Nicki Minaj

Here's Nicki Minaj performing "Starships."

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS: NOMINEES LIST

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Here is the full list of nominees for Sunday's American Music Awards. The event will aired live on ABC from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.

-- Artist of the year: Justin Bieber, Drake, Maroon 5, Katy Perry, Rihanna.

-- New artist of the year: J. Cole, fun., Gotye, Carly Rae Jepsen, One Direction.

-- Male artist, pop/rock: Justin Bieber, Flo Rida, Pitbull, Usher.

-- Female artist, pop/rock: Kelly Clarkson, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Rihanna.

-- Band, duo or group, pop/rock: fun., Maroon 5, One Direction, The Wanted.

-- Album, pop/rock: Justin Bieber, "Believe"; Maroon 5, "Overexposed"; Nicki Minaj, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded"; One Direction, "Up All Night."

-- Male artist, country: Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric Church.

-- Female artist, country: Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood.

-- Band, duo or group, country: Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts.

-- Album, country: Luke Bryan, "Tailgates & Tanlines"; Lionel Richie, "Tuskegee"; Carrie Underwood, "Blown Away."

-- Artist, rap/hip-hop: Drake, Nicki Minaj, Tyga.

-- Album, rap/hip-hop: J. Cole, "Cole World: The Sideline Story"; Drake, "Take Care"; Nicki Minaj, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded."

-- Male artist, soul/R&B: Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Usher.

-- Female artist, soul/R&B: Beyonce, Mary J. Blige,,Rihanna.

-- Album, soul/R&B: Chris Brown, "Fortune"; Rihanna, "Talk That Talk"; Usher, "Looking 4 Myself."

-- Artist, alternative rock: The Black Keys, Gotye, Linkin Park.

-- Artist, adult contemporary: Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Train.

-- Artist, Latin: Don Omar, Pitbull, Shakira.

-- Artist, contemporary inspirational: Jeremy Camp, Newsboys, tobyMac.

-- Artist, electronic dance music: David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Skrillex.

THE SUPREMES: FORMER HOUSING PROJECT IN DETROIT TO BE RAZED

DETROIT (AP) -- They most recently were known as the Frederick Douglass Homes in Detroit. But back in the day they were known as the Brewster projects. And that was the place where Diana Ross and the Supremes grew up. Now, the housing project is about to become another memory. Detroit mayor Dave Bing says the demolition of the massive high rise apartment buildings could start early next year. The city has no set plans for redevelopment of the complex where Diana Ross, Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson lived before signing with Berry Gordy's Motown Records in the early 1960s. Bing says he knows the former Brewster projects have "a lot of history" -- but has since "become an eyesore."

WILL SMITH/USHER: AMONG NOMINEES FOR PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS

BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) -- The People's Choice Award nominations are out. And Usher and Will Smith are among the nominees. Usher is up for best R&B act while Smith is among the male actors up for honors. Other nominees include Nicki Minaj, Drake, Pitbull and Jay-Z. Fans vote for the winners -- and you can vote on any of the 48 categories through December 13. Winners will be announced at a ceremony set for January 9, 2013 -- and broadcast on CBS.

Online:

People's Choice Awards site: http://www.peopleschoice.com

Sound of Adam Levine and Maroon 5 performing "One More Night," nominated for Favorite Song.

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Sound of Justin Bieber

Sound of Justin Bieber singing "Boyfriend," from Favorite Album nominee "Believe."

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Sound of Taylor Swift

Sound of Taylor Swift singing "We are Never Ever Getting Back Together," up for Favorite Song.

THE X FACTOR

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Rappers Lyric 145 were the first to go on last night's "X Factor." Lyric Da Queen says they didn't get an opportunity to do what they do best -- including rap. But she says you have to take the good with the bad. Later in the show, Paige Thomas and Jennel Garcia had a sing-off. Simon Cowell cast the deciding vote, sending Jennel home. Thirteen-year-old Diamond White is still in the running. And the top three on the leaderboard remain unchanged: Tate Stevens, Carly Rose Sonenclar and Vino Alan (ah-LAHN').

Lyric Da Queen says they had a lot more to show the world. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell casts the deciding vote, after the sing-off between Paige Thomas and Jennel Garcia. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

<<CUT ..004 (11/16/12)>> 00:07 "you so much"

Tate Stevens, contestant

Tate Stevens thanks his fans for keeping him in the top spot. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

GABBY DOUGLAS: MEETS WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Fierce Five and other members of the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team got a personal audience with President Barack Obama. The gymnasts met with the president in the Oval Office before huddling together in the chill outside to watch his helicopter lift off. Obama was headed to New York to tour storm damage. The gymnasts, including Gabby Douglas -- won gold at the summer Olympics. They signed leotards to give to the president's daughters, Sasha and Malia.

CHAMIQUE HOLDSCLAW: FORMER NBA STAR ARRESTED IN DISTURBANCE

ATLANTA (AP) -- Former WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw is in custody after what appears to be a case of domestic violence. She is accused of shooting into a woman's car after using a bat to break its windows. Police in Atlanta says the incident happened after Holdsclaw followed Jennifer Lacy to her car. Lacy plays for the WNBA's Tulsa Shock. Lacy identifies Holdsclaw as an ex-girlfriend. The two were teammates with the Atlanta Dream in 2009. Holdsclaw was in custody last night under $10,000 bond on charge each of aggravated assault, second-degree criminal damage and reckless conduct.

LUTHER VANDROSS: LOOKING BACK

UNDATED (AP) -- On this date in 2003, Luther Vandross won two American Music Awards. He won for favorite soul/R&B male artist and soul/R&B album for "Dance With My Father." The album came out about a month after Vandross suffered a massive stroke. His mom accepted for the singer and apologized that her son couldn't be there in person. Vandross died earlier this year from complications from the stroke. Other winners included Aaliyah and 50 Cent.

MISSY ELLIOTT: LOOKING BACK

UNDATED (AP) -- On this date in 2003, Missy Elliott won an American Music Award but lost her ride to the show. She won for favorite rap/hip-hop female artist but wasn't there to pick it up. She showed up later and told the audience her limo was stolen from her hotel and she had to get to the show on her own. She went on to tell the audience she needed to bum a ride back to her hotel.

MICHAEL JACKSON: LOOKING BACK

UNDATED (AP) -- On this date in 1989, Michael Jackson made a surprise appearance on "The Arsenio Hall Show." The singer popped on stage to present an MTV viewers' poll award to comedian and actor Eddie Murphy. Murphy reciprocated by presenting Jackson with the video award from the same poll.

O.V. WRIGHT: LOOKING BACK

UNDATED (AP) -- On this date in 1980, R&B singer O.V. Wright died in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 41. He had many hits for the Back Beat label in the 1960's and 70's, the biggest of which was "Ace of Spades."

LISA BONET/LENNY KRAVITZ: LOOKING BACK

UNDATED (AP) -- On this date in 1987, actress Lisa Bonet (boh-NAY') and musician Lenny Kravitz got married. They separated in 1990 and divorced in 1993.

LISA BONET: BIRTHDAY

UNDATED (AP) -- Actress Lisa Bonet (boh-NAY') has a birthday today. She's 45. She first rose to fame as one of the Cosby kids on "The Cosby Show." In the show, she left home to go off to college and ended up on a spinoff show, "A Different World," which she left after just a year. She also starred in the 1987 movie "Angel Heart."

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