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Robin Williams’ wife, children fight over his estate

SAN FRANCISCO — Robin Williams’ children and wife have gone to court in a fight over the late comedian’s estate. In papers filed in December in San Francisco Superior Court, Williams’ wife, Susan, says some of the late actor’s personal items were taken without her permission and asks the court to exclude the contents of …

James Franco tries to move beyond “The Interview” at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah—Almost two months after the hack heard ‘round the world, James Franco is trying and ready to move past “The Interview.” The restless, multi-hyphenate artist has made a noble attempt to refocus his attentions. Franco has three movies playing in Park City this week—two at the Sundance Film Festival and one at Slamdance, …

Celebs from Katie Couric to Kim Kardashian poke fun at themselves in Super Bowl spots

Justin Bieber personal items on auction to help Stratford, Ont., food bank

STRATFORD, Ont.—Justin Bieber fans have the opportunity to snatch up a few of the Stratford, Ont., native’s personal items for a good cause. An eBay auction began on Saturday with Bieber’s used Toronto Maple Leafs comforter, pillow case, ceiling light and even a pair of his Nike basketball shoes—all of which were autographed by the …

Whitney Houston’s daughter found unresponsive in tub, taken to Atlanta area hospital

ATLANTA—The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive in a bathtub Saturday and taken to a hospital in the north Atlanta suburbs, police said. Bobbi Kristina Brown was found by her husband, Nick Gordon, and a friend and given CPR, said Officer Lisa Holland, a spokeswoman for the Roswell Police Department. …

Oscar-nominated Cumberbatch calls for UK to pardon gay men convicted of ‘gross indecency’

LONDON—Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch has joined others in calling for the British government to pardon gay and bisexual men convicted in the past under the defunct “gross indecency” law. Their letter published Saturday in the Guardian praises the government for the 2013 pardon of World War II code breaker Alan Turing, whom Cumberbatch portrays in …

Shakira gives birth to girl, 2nd child with Spanish football star Gerard Pique

MADRID—Colombian pop singer Shakira says she has given birth to a girl, her second child with partner, Spanish football star Gerard Pique. In a statement on her official Twitter account Friday, Shakira, 37, said Sasha Pique Mebarak was born Thursday at 9.54 p.m. in Barcelona. The note said the name Sasha was of Greek and …

‘Ghostbusters’ cast set with McCarthy, Wiig, McKinnon, Jones

NEW YORK (AP) — The “Ghostbusters” reboot has set its all-female leads with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and a pair of “Saturday Night Live” performers. Director Paul Feig announced his stars by posting their pictures on Twitter on Tuesday. Joining McCarthy and Wiig are Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. Feig tweeted that Sony Pictures will …

Prosecutor questions Lindsay Lohan’s community service

LOS ANGELES — A prosecutor on Wednesday raised doubts that Lindsay Lohan had completed the terms of her community service sentence in a reckless driving case that is the final criminal case the actress faces for years of bad behavior. The complaints from Santa Monica Chief Deputy City Attorney Terry White prompted Superior Court Judge …

Two test ‘winners’ inadvertently posted on Globes site

LOS ANGELES — As if Hollywood hasn’t had enough leaks of late. For a short time on Friday night, the official website of Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards posted what appeared to be this year’s winners in two top Globes categories, setting off some momentary excitement in the industry trade press. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, …