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Entertainment News

Last Update on January 30, 2015 08:44 GMT

SUGE KNIGHT KILLS MAN WITH CAR

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) -- There are a lot of conflicting accounts about what happened yesterday when Suge (SHUG) Knight was behind the wheel of a vehicle that hit two men, killing one of them. It happened in the Los Angeles suburb of Compton, California -- and authorities are investigating the case as a homicide. A sheriff's department lieutenant says accounts from witnesses say it appeared Knight's vehicle deliberately hit the men. But Knight's lawyer says his client was being attacked physically -- and the men who were hit were struck as he was trying to flee. The lawyer says he's sure Knight will be cleared once the investigation is complete.

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports Suge Knight has had a number of run-ins with the law.

<<CUT ..031 (01/30/15)>> 00:19 "as a homicide"

Oscar Wells Gabriel

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports there are conflicting accounts about what happened when Suge Knight allegedly hit two men while behind the wheel of a pickup truck.

<<CUT ..032 (01/30/15)>> 00:17 "being auctioned off"

Oscar Wells Gabriel

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports Suge Knight was a major part of the hip-hop scene back in the day.

<<CUT ..033 (01/30/15)>> 00:12 "in that case"

Oscar Wells Gabriel

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports Suge Knight has had his share of beefs with people over the years.

<<CUT ..001 (01/30/15)>> 00:33 ""

Oscar Wells Gabriel

A fatal incident involving a big figure in the rap industry. Details on this from AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel.

<<CUT ..002 (01/30/15)>> 00:16 "friend of Knight's"

Oscar Wells Gabriel

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight is said to have been the driver in a fatal car incident.

<<CUT ..003 (01/30/15)>> 00:12 "belongs to him"

Lt. John Corina, Los Angeles Country Sheriff's Department

County Sheriff's Department Lt. John Corina says a truck believed to be owned by Death Row Records founder Suge Knight was involved in a fatal hit and run incident. ((Suge is pronounced SHUG))

<<CUT ..004 (01/30/15)>> 00:08 "as a homicide"

Lt. John Corina, Los Angeles Country Sheriff's Department

County Sheriff's Department Lt. John Corina says it appears the incident was not an accident.

<<CUT ..005 (01/30/15)>> 00:11 "and do that"

Lt. John Corina, Los Angeles Country Sheriff's Department

County Sheriff's Department Lt. John Corina says Suge Knight's attorney has told police he is trying to talk him into turning himself in. ((Suge is pronounced SHUG))

<<CUT ..006 (01/30/15)>> 00:07 "then taking off"

Lt. John Corina, Los Angeles Country Sheriff's Department

County Sheriff's Department Lt. John Corina says the driver of a pickup truck drove backward and struck the victims and drove forward and struck them again.

<<CUT ..007 (01/30/15)>> 00:11 "on the curb"

Denise Mazzei (muh-ZAY'), security guard, Rite Aid

Drug store security guard Denise Massei describes seeing first responders rush to the scene.

<<CUT ..008 (01/30/15)>> 00:06 "that was shocking"

Robert Smith, witness

Witness Robert Smith says he was eating in a nearby restaurant when the incident happened.

(Watch for updates in above)

KATY PERRY - SUPER BOWL

PHOENIX (AP) -- Katy Perry may say she's no football fan -- but she sure keeps tabs on the NFL. That was clear when she went before reporters yesterday to talk up her Super Bowl halftime appearance. She referred to the two big stories to come out during the two-week run-up to the game. She took on the controversy over allegations that the New England Patriots doctored footballs used in the AFC title game. Perry promises that nothing she does during the halftime show will be deflated. And she tapped into her inner Marshawn Lynch, the Seattle Seahawks star who won't chat up reporters. Asked about her personal life, she uttered Lynch's now-famous line: "I'm here so I don't get fined."

Katy Perry was asked her opinion about the allegations that the Patriots altered footballs.

<<CUT ..011 (01/30/15)>> 00:10 "to the show"

Katy Perry, singer, Super Bowl halftime show headliner

Katy Perry says she's promising an eye-popping halftime performance.

<<CUT ..012 (01/30/15)>> 00:08 "this is exciting"

Katy Perry, singer, Super Bowl halftime show headliner

Katy Perry says she's amused that even Las Vegas is scrutinizing her halftime show.

<<CUT ..013 (01/30/15)>> 00:04 "don't get fined (laughter fades)"

Katy Perry, singer, Super Bowl halftime show headliner

Katy Perry was asked if she's got her eye on any players.

MARSHAWN LYNCH - SPEAKS

PHOENIX (AP) -- First, reporters complained Marshawn Lynch wouldn't speak. But now that he has, few in the media like what he said about them. The Seattle Seahawks running back lit into the media yesterday -- ranting about why he doesn't talk to them. He says no matter what the media say about him, all that matters to him -- is his family.

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch says he won't answer questions, no matter what.

<<CUT ..208 (01/29/15)>> 00:10 "say about me"

Marshawn Lynch

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch says he's unsure why the media are so intent on getting him to talk.

SPIKE LEE - SUPER BOWL

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- Spike Lee is a fan of New York sports -- and not a fan of Boston teams. So you probably don't have to ask who he wants to win the Super Bowl. Lee says he was happy when the Seattle Seahawks won last year and hopes the same thing will happen this year -- especially since the opponent is the New England Patriots. Lee also says he doesn't need an NFL investigation to figure out what happened in "Deflategate." He says: "where there's smoke, there's fire." Lee also notes the Pats were busted for videotaping the New York Jets' signals during a 2007 game. Lee's comments came in Park City, Utah, where he was attending the Sundance Film Festival.

Spike Lee explains why he believes the New England Patriots are guilty in the "deflategate" scandal.

<<CUT ..016 (01/30/15)>> 00:11 "the evidence destroyed?"

Spike Lee

Spike Lee says he has been suspicious about the Patriots because they spied on opponents.

<<CUT ..017 (01/30/15)>> 00:11 "in Glendale, Arizona"

Spike Lee

Spike Lee says he's rooting for the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

"AMERICAN IDOL" - AUDITIONS END

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- More than 200 wanna-be "America Idols" get golden tickets to Hollywood this season. The final auditions were in San Francisco on last night's episode. Among those moving on are a Malibu blonde, a 15-year-old boy learning to cope with his changing voice, and a guy whose father abandoned him in Africa. Sixteen-year-old Tyanna Jones was the last singer to get a golden ticket. She should have no trouble with the crowded conditions of Hollywood Week. Tyanna is one of 11 kids in her family, which was homeless for a time. Harry Connick Jr. says she's a special young lady. Hollywood Week begins next week on Idol.

The judges feel 16-year-old Tyanna Jones will only get better. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

<<CUT ..024 (01/30/15)>> 00:15 "16 years old"

Harry Connick Jr.

Harry Connick Jr. says Tyanna Jones' audition was outstanding. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

<<CUT ..025 (01/30/15)>> 00:16 ""

Excerpt of "American Idol" theme

Excerpt of "American Idol" theme. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

AMY POEHLER - HASTY PUDDING

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Amy Poehler jokes that when she was growing up in Massachusetts, she used to flip the bird whenever she'd pass Harvard University. So she says she was surprised when she heard she was named the Hasty Pudding Theatricals student group's Woman of the Year. She got a parade and roast yesterday. Her "Parks and Recreation" co-star Chris Pratt is getting the Man of the Year honor -- and will have his own parade and roast next week.

Comedienne Amy Poehler jokes about the prestige of the Hasty Pudding "Woman of the Year" award.

<<CUT ..020 (01/30/15)>> 00:09 "all of you (laughs)"

Amy Poehler, comedienne

Comedienne Amy Poehler jokes that she'll likely see members of Harvard's Hasty Pudding troupe again, in the future.

<<CUT ..021 (01/30/15)>> 00:17 "I've met already"

Amy Poehler, comedienne

Comedienne Amy Poehler says she does appreciate the award from Harvard's Hasty Pudding troupe. ((note length of cut))

Country News

Last Update on January 30, 2015 08:54 GMT

SUGE KNIGHT KILLS MAN WITH CAR

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) -- There are a lot of conflicting accounts about what happened yesterday when Suge (SHUG) Knight was behind the wheel of a vehicle that hit two men, killing one of them. It happened in the Los Angeles suburb of Compton, California -- and authorities are investigating the case as a homicide. A sheriff's department lieutenant says accounts from witnesses say it appeared Knight's vehicle deliberately hit the men. But Knight's lawyer says his client was being attacked physically -- and the men who were hit were struck as he was trying to flee. The lawyer says he's sure Knight will be cleared once the investigation is complete.

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports Suge Knight has had a number of run-ins with the law.

<<CUT ..031 (01/30/15)>> 00:19 "as a homicide"

Oscar Wells Gabriel

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports there are conflicting accounts about what happened when Suge Knight allegedly hit two men while behind the wheel of a pickup truck.

<<CUT ..032 (01/30/15)>> 00:17 "being auctioned off"

Oscar Wells Gabriel

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports Suge Knight was a major part of the hip-hop scene back in the day.

<<CUT ..033 (01/30/15)>> 00:12 "in that case"

Oscar Wells Gabriel

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports Suge Knight has had his share of beefs with people over the years.

<<CUT ..001 (01/30/15)>> 00:33 ""

Oscar Wells Gabriel

A fatal incident involving a big figure in the rap industry. Details on this from AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel.

<<CUT ..002 (01/30/15)>> 00:16 "friend of Knight's"

Oscar Wells Gabriel

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight is said to have been the driver in a fatal car incident.

<<CUT ..003 (01/30/15)>> 00:12 "belongs to him"

Lt. John Corina, Los Angeles Country Sheriff's Department

County Sheriff's Department Lt. John Corina says a truck believed to be owned by Death Row Records founder Suge Knight was involved in a fatal hit and run incident. ((Suge is pronounced SHUG))

<<CUT ..004 (01/30/15)>> 00:08 "as a homicide"

Lt. John Corina, Los Angeles Country Sheriff's Department

County Sheriff's Department Lt. John Corina says it appears the incident was not an accident.

<<CUT ..005 (01/30/15)>> 00:11 "and do that"

Lt. John Corina, Los Angeles Country Sheriff's Department

County Sheriff's Department Lt. John Corina says Suge Knight's attorney has told police he is trying to talk him into turning himself in. ((Suge is pronounced SHUG))

<<CUT ..006 (01/30/15)>> 00:07 "then taking off"

Lt. John Corina, Los Angeles Country Sheriff's Department

County Sheriff's Department Lt. John Corina says the driver of a pickup truck drove backward and struck the victims and drove forward and struck them again.

<<CUT ..007 (01/30/15)>> 00:11 "on the curb"

Denise Mazzei (muh-ZAY'), security guard, Rite Aid

Drug store security guard Denise Massei describes seeing first responders rush to the scene.

<<CUT ..008 (01/30/15)>> 00:06 "that was shocking"

Robert Smith, witness

Witness Robert Smith says he was eating in a nearby restaurant when the incident happened.

(Watch for updates in above)

TOM PETTY SAYS SAM SMITH SONG IS "A MUSICAL ACCIDENT"

NEW YORK (AP) -- Tom Petty writes on his website the word "lawsuit" was never said in regards to Sam Smith. Petty calls the similarities between his song "I Won't Back Down" and Smith's song "Stay With Me" "a musical accident." Petty says Smith's people were very understanding and they easily came to an agreement. Petty says he has no idea how the press found out about it and he considers it "hardly news." He says there are no hard feelings and he wishes Smith the best.

LIL WAYNE SUES LABEL FOR $51 MILLION

NEW YORK (AP) -- Lil Wayne has figured out a way to make his label pay attention. He's suing Cash Money Records for a whopping $51 million. Lil Wayne's lawsuit says the label failed to pay him $8 million for a record he delivered last month. He also says Cash Money did not get required approval on marketing expenses and failed to pay bills to third parties. Lil Wayne wants out of his contracts with Cash Money. A Cash Money lawyer did not immediately return a message seeking comment. Cash Money's website is promoting Wayne's "Tha Carter V" album on its website as "coming soon."

GEEZER BUTLER ARRESTED

INDEPENDENCE, Calif. (AP) -- Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler was arrested for allegedly being involved in a bar fight. The sheriff's office in Inyo County, California, says it got a call regarding a fight in a bar in Death Valley National Park early Wednesday. Authorities say a window was broken and an individual was struck. Butler was booked for misdemeanor assault, public intoxication and vandalism under his given name, Terence Michael Butler. He has been released from jail. Butler tweets he's thankful for the support following "the unfortunate altercation."

KATY PERRY PREVIEWS SUPER BOWL PERFORMANCES

PHOENIX (AP) -- Katy Perry is promising a lion, a shark and a special guest for her Super Bowl halftime show. Perry says "there will be faces melted" when her surprise guest steps on the stage Sunday. In regards to allegations that the Patriots altered footballs, Perry says she doesn't know a lot about football but she can assure, "Nothing in my performance will be deflated." Perry says she's been careful about what she eats so she can give her all, but she says she's having 100 boxes of Thin Mints Girl Scout cookies delivered to her house after the show.

SOUND:

<<CUT ..009 (01/30/15)>> 00:36 ""

Oscar Wells Gabriel

The Super Bowl is Sunday. And -- as AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports -- the halftime headliner sure has been keeping up with football headlines. ((Wrap opens with actuality))

<<CUT ..010 (01/30/15)>> 00:11 "will be deflated"

Katy Perry, singer, Super Bowl halftime show headliner

Katy Perry was asked her opinion about the allegations that the Patriots altered footballs.

<<CUT ..011 (01/30/15)>> 00:10 "to the show"

Katy Perry, singer, Super Bowl halftime show headliner

Katy Perry says she's promising an eye-popping halftime performance.

<<CUT ..012 (01/30/15)>> 00:08 "this is exciting"

Katy Perry, singer, Super Bowl halftime show headliner

Katy Perry says she's amused that even Las Vegas is scrutinizing her halftime show.

<<CUT ..013 (01/30/15)>> 00:04 "don't get fined (laughter fades)"

Katy Perry, singer, Super Bowl halftime show headliner

Katy Perry was asked if she's got her eye on any players.

AP SOURCE SAYS MISSY ELLIOTT TO JOIN KATY PERRY AT SUPER BOWL SHOW

PHOENIX (AP) -- Missy Elliott will be a surprise guest during Katy Perry's Super Bowl halftime show. That's what a source tells the Associated Press. The person, who's familiar with the plans, asked not to be named because Elliot's role hasn't been announced yet by the NFL. Elliott was featured on a remix of Perry's song "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" in 2011. At a news conference yesterday, Perry said the show would include an "old school" female singer.

IDINA MENZEL PREPARES FOR SUPER BOWL ANTHEM

PHOENIX (AP) -- Idina Menzel doesn't expect to be any more nervous than usual when she sings the national anthem before Sunday's Super Bowl. She says she's dreamed about performing at the Super Bowl since she was a little girl. She says Whitney Houston was her favorite Super Bowl anthem performer because Houston radiated the words.

TIM McGRAW WILL SING ON GLEN CAMPBELL'S BEHALF AT OSCARS

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Tim McGraw will sing Glen Campbell's nominated song at the Oscars. "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" from the documentary "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me" is up for best original song. It's Campbell's last recording before he succumbed to the effects of Alzheimer's disease. McGraw says he's honored to be asked to sing a powerful song from one of the true legends of the music industry. The Oscars are February 22.

JUDGE GRANTS CUSTODY OF GIRL TO LUDACRIS

NEW YORK (AP) -- Ludacris has won full custody of his 13-month-old daughter. Ludacris issued a statement to People magazine saying he is gratified a judge found him to be "the most fit and proper parent" for his daughter, Cai. Ludacris had been involved in a court fight with the girl's mother, Tamika Fuller.

JUSTIN BIEBER APOLOGIZES ON "ELLEN" SHOW

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Justin Bieber is sorry for being a jerk. Bieber told "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" he was nervous because he has not appeared on TV in some time and not used to being in front of people without singing. Bieber later posted a video to his Facebook page saying he felt people were judging him. He says he didn't want to come off as "arrogant or conceited or basically how I've been acting the past year." He says he genuinely cares about people and wants to make the best impression.

MANDRELL SISTERS COME TOGETHER FOR ANIMAL FUNDRAISER

NASHVILLE (AP) -- Barbara Mandrell and her sisters will reunite for a fundraiser this weekend in Nashville. The Nashville Tennessean reports Mandrell and her sisters Louise and Irlene will host an event for the Nashville Humane Association Saturday. Mandrell says she and her sisters are best friends but they will not be singing. She says she retired 17 years ago and has not sung or played a note since.

Rewind Time

January 31, 2015 08:09 GMT

Today is Saturday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2015. There are 334 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History:

On Jan. 31, 1865, the U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate in passing the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution abolishing slavery, sending it to states for ratification. (The amendment was adopted in Dec. 1865.) Gen. Robert E. Lee was named general-in-chief of the Confederate States Army by President Jefferson Davis.

On this date:

In 1606, Guy Fawkes, convicted of treason for his part in the "Gunpowder Plot" against the English Parliament and King James I, was executed.

In 1797, composer Franz Schubert was born in Vienna.

In 1915, entertainer and TV personality Garry Moore was born in Baltimore.

In 1929, revolutionary Leon Trotsky and his family were expelled from the Soviet Union.

In 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Gold Reserve Act.

In 1945, Pvt. Eddie Slovik, 24, became the first U.S. soldier since the Civil War to be executed for desertion as he was shot by an American firing squad in France.

In 1958, the United States entered the Space Age with its first successful launch of a satellite into orbit, Explorer I.

In 1961, NASA launched Ham the Chimp aboard a Mercury-Redstone rocket from Cape Canaveral; Ham was recovered safely from the Atlantic Ocean following his 16 1/2-minute suborbital flight.

In 1971, astronauts Alan Shepard, Edgar Mitchell and Stuart Roosa blasted off aboard Apollo 14 on a mission to the moon.

In 1980, Queen Juliana of the Netherlands announced she would abdicate on her birthday the following April, to be succeeded by her daughter, Princess Beatrix.

In 1990, McDonald's Corp. opened its first fast-food restaurant in Moscow.

In 2000, an Alaska Airlines MD-83 jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Port Hueneme (wy-NEE'-mee), California, killing all 88 people aboard.

Ten years ago: Jury selection began in Santa Maria, California, for Michael Jackson's child molestation trial. (Jackson was later acquitted.) SBC Communications Inc. announced it was acquiring AT&T Corp. for $16 billion.

Five years ago: The annual World Economic Forum concluded a five-day meeting in Davos, Switzerland, with widespread agreement that a fragile recovery was under way but no consensus on what was going to spur job growth. Roger Federer beat Andy Murray 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (11) for a fourth Australian Open championship. The AFC defeated the NFC 41-34 in the Pro Bowl, played ahead of the Super Bowl for the first time. Beyonce became the first woman to win six Grammy Awards in one night; Taylor Swift won four Grammys, including album of the year, for "Fearless."

One year ago: The long-delayed, controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a major hurdle toward approval as the U.S. State Department reported no major environmental objections to the proposed $7 billion project. A week of peace talks aimed at stemming Syria's civil war ended in Geneva with no concrete progress.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Carol Channing is 94. Composer Philip Glass is 78. Former Interior Secretary James Watt is 77. Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, the former queen regent, is 77. Actor Stuart Margolin is 75. Actress Jessica Walter is 74. Former U.S. Rep. Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., is 74. Blues singer-musician Charlie Musselwhite is 71. Actor Glynn Turman is 69. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Nolan Ryan is 68. Actor Jonathan Banks (TV: "Breaking Bad") is 68. Singer-musician Harry Wayne Casey (KC and the Sunshine Band) is 64. Rock singer Johnny Rotten is 59. Actress Kelly Lynch is 56. Actor Anthony LaPaglia is 56. Singer-musician Lloyd Cole is 54. Rock musician Al Jaworski (Jesus Jones) is 49. Actress Minnie Driver is 45. Actress Portia de Rossi is 42. Actor-comedian Bobby Moynihan is 38. Actress Kerry Washington is 38. Singer Justin Timberlake is 34. Actor Tyler Ritter is 30. Country singer Tyler Hubbard (Florida Georgia Line) is 28. Folk-rock singer-musician Marcus Mumford (Mumford and Sons) is 28.

Thought for Today: "We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing." -- R.D. Laing, Scottish psychiatrist (1927-1989).

Copyright 2015, The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Rock News

Last Update on January 30, 2015 08:54 GMT

SUGE KNIGHT KILLS MAN WITH CAR

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) -- There are a lot of conflicting accounts about what happened yesterday when Suge (SHUG) Knight was behind the wheel of a vehicle that hit two men, killing one of them. It happened in the Los Angeles suburb of Compton, California -- and authorities are investigating the case as a homicide. A sheriff's department lieutenant says accounts from witnesses say it appeared Knight's vehicle deliberately hit the men. But Knight's lawyer says his client was being attacked physically -- and the men who were hit were struck as he was trying to flee. The lawyer says he's sure Knight will be cleared once the investigation is complete.

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports Suge Knight has had a number of run-ins with the law.

<<CUT ..031 (01/30/15)>> 00:19 "as a homicide"

Oscar Wells Gabriel

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports there are conflicting accounts about what happened when Suge Knight allegedly hit two men while behind the wheel of a pickup truck.

<<CUT ..032 (01/30/15)>> 00:17 "being auctioned off"

Oscar Wells Gabriel

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports Suge Knight was a major part of the hip-hop scene back in the day.

<<CUT ..033 (01/30/15)>> 00:12 "in that case"

Oscar Wells Gabriel

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports Suge Knight has had his share of beefs with people over the years.

<<CUT ..001 (01/30/15)>> 00:33 ""

Oscar Wells Gabriel

A fatal incident involving a big figure in the rap industry. Details on this from AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel.

<<CUT ..002 (01/30/15)>> 00:16 "friend of Knight's"

Oscar Wells Gabriel

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight is said to have been the driver in a fatal car incident.

<<CUT ..003 (01/30/15)>> 00:12 "belongs to him"

Lt. John Corina, Los Angeles Country Sheriff's Department

County Sheriff's Department Lt. John Corina says a truck believed to be owned by Death Row Records founder Suge Knight was involved in a fatal hit and run incident. ((Suge is pronounced SHUG))

<<CUT ..004 (01/30/15)>> 00:08 "as a homicide"

Lt. John Corina, Los Angeles Country Sheriff's Department

County Sheriff's Department Lt. John Corina says it appears the incident was not an accident.

<<CUT ..005 (01/30/15)>> 00:11 "and do that"

Lt. John Corina, Los Angeles Country Sheriff's Department

County Sheriff's Department Lt. John Corina says Suge Knight's attorney has told police he is trying to talk him into turning himself in. ((Suge is pronounced SHUG))

<<CUT ..006 (01/30/15)>> 00:07 "then taking off"

Lt. John Corina, Los Angeles Country Sheriff's Department

County Sheriff's Department Lt. John Corina says the driver of a pickup truck drove backward and struck the victims and drove forward and struck them again.

<<CUT ..007 (01/30/15)>> 00:11 "on the curb"

Denise Mazzei (muh-ZAY'), security guard, Rite Aid

Drug store security guard Denise Massei describes seeing first responders rush to the scene.

<<CUT ..008 (01/30/15)>> 00:06 "that was shocking"

Robert Smith, witness

Witness Robert Smith says he was eating in a nearby restaurant when the incident happened.

(Watch for updates in above)

TOM PETTY SAYS SAM SMITH SONG IS "A MUSICAL ACCIDENT"

NEW YORK (AP) -- Tom Petty writes on his website the word "lawsuit" was never said in regards to Sam Smith. Petty calls the similarities between his song "I Won't Back Down" and Smith's song "Stay With Me" "a musical accident." Petty says Smith's people were very understanding and they easily came to an agreement. Petty says he has no idea how the press found out about it and he considers it "hardly news." He says there are no hard feelings and he wishes Smith the best.

LIL WAYNE SUES LABEL FOR $51 MILLION

NEW YORK (AP) -- Lil Wayne has figured out a way to make his label pay attention. He's suing Cash Money Records for a whopping $51 million. Lil Wayne's lawsuit says the label failed to pay him $8 million for a record he delivered last month. He also says Cash Money did not get required approval on marketing expenses and failed to pay bills to third parties. Lil Wayne wants out of his contracts with Cash Money. A Cash Money lawyer did not immediately return a message seeking comment. Cash Money's website is promoting Wayne's "Tha Carter V" album on its website as "coming soon."

GEEZER BUTLER ARRESTED

INDEPENDENCE, Calif. (AP) -- Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler was arrested for allegedly being involved in a bar fight. The sheriff's office in Inyo County, California, says it got a call regarding a fight in a bar in Death Valley National Park early Wednesday. Authorities say a window was broken and an individual was struck. Butler was booked for misdemeanor assault, public intoxication and vandalism under his given name, Terence Michael Butler. He has been released from jail. Butler tweets he's thankful for the support following "the unfortunate altercation."

KATY PERRY PREVIEWS SUPER BOWL PERFORMANCES

PHOENIX (AP) -- Katy Perry is promising a lion, a shark and a special guest for her Super Bowl halftime show. Perry says "there will be faces melted" when her surprise guest steps on the stage Sunday. In regards to allegations that the Patriots altered footballs, Perry says she doesn't know a lot about football but she can assure, "Nothing in my performance will be deflated." Perry says she's been careful about what she eats so she can give her all, but she says she's having 100 boxes of Thin Mints Girl Scout cookies delivered to her house after the show.

SOUND:

<<CUT ..009 (01/30/15)>> 00:36 ""

Oscar Wells Gabriel

The Super Bowl is Sunday. And -- as AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports -- the halftime headliner sure has been keeping up with football headlines. ((Wrap opens with actuality))

<<CUT ..010 (01/30/15)>> 00:11 "will be deflated"

Katy Perry, singer, Super Bowl halftime show headliner

Katy Perry was asked her opinion about the allegations that the Patriots altered footballs.

<<CUT ..011 (01/30/15)>> 00:10 "to the show"

Katy Perry, singer, Super Bowl halftime show headliner

Katy Perry says she's promising an eye-popping halftime performance.

<<CUT ..012 (01/30/15)>> 00:08 "this is exciting"

Katy Perry, singer, Super Bowl halftime show headliner

Katy Perry says she's amused that even Las Vegas is scrutinizing her halftime show.

<<CUT ..013 (01/30/15)>> 00:04 "don't get fined (laughter fades)"

Katy Perry, singer, Super Bowl halftime show headliner

Katy Perry was asked if she's got her eye on any players.

AP SOURCE SAYS MISSY ELLIOTT TO JOIN KATY PERRY AT SUPER BOWL SHOW

PHOENIX (AP) -- Missy Elliott will be a surprise guest during Katy Perry's Super Bowl halftime show. That's what a source tells the Associated Press. The person, who's familiar with the plans, asked not to be named because Elliot's role hasn't been announced yet by the NFL. Elliott was featured on a remix of Perry's song "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" in 2011. At a news conference yesterday, Perry said the show would include an "old school" female singer.

IDINA MENZEL PREPARES FOR SUPER BOWL ANTHEM

PHOENIX (AP) -- Idina Menzel doesn't expect to be any more nervous than usual when she sings the national anthem before Sunday's Super Bowl. She says she's dreamed about performing at the Super Bowl since she was a little girl. She says Whitney Houston was her favorite Super Bowl anthem performer because Houston radiated the words.

TIM McGRAW WILL SING ON GLEN CAMPBELL'S BEHALF AT OSCARS

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Tim McGraw will sing Glen Campbell's nominated song at the Oscars. "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" from the documentary "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me" is up for best original song. It's Campbell's last recording before he succumbed to the effects of Alzheimer's disease. McGraw says he's honored to be asked to sing a powerful song from one of the true legends of the music industry. The Oscars are February 22.

JUDGE GRANTS CUSTODY OF GIRL TO LUDACRIS

NEW YORK (AP) -- Ludacris has won full custody of his 13-month-old daughter. Ludacris issued a statement to People magazine saying he is gratified a judge found him to be "the most fit and proper parent" for his daughter, Cai. Ludacris had been involved in a court fight with the girl's mother, Tamika Fuller.

JUSTIN BIEBER APOLOGIZES ON "ELLEN" SHOW

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Justin Bieber is sorry for being a jerk. Bieber told "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" he was nervous because he has not appeared on TV in some time and not used to being in front of people without singing. Bieber later posted a video to his Facebook page saying he felt people were judging him. He says he didn't want to come off as "arrogant or conceited or basically how I've been acting the past year." He says he genuinely cares about people and wants to make the best impression.

MANDRELL SISTERS COME TOGETHER FOR ANIMAL FUNDRAISER

NASHVILLE (AP) -- Barbara Mandrell and her sisters will reunite for a fundraiser this weekend in Nashville. The Nashville Tennessean reports Mandrell and her sisters Louise and Irlene will host an event for the Nashville Humane Association Saturday. Mandrell says she and her sisters are best friends but they will not be singing. She says she retired 17 years ago and has not sung or played a note since.

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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.

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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."

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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))

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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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