A Southern California custom auto shop once featured on MTV's "Pimp My Ride" will pay its employees nearly $160,000 to settle claims that it violated federal wage laws.

The defending NFC South champion Carolina Panthers will play three nationally-televised games and face six playoff teams from last season, the NFL announced Wednesday.

The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, rejecting his lawyer's petition without comment.

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Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say Joan Rivers should apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity they experienced.

Lawyers for a theater producer on Wednesday denied sexual abuse claims made against their client in a lawsuit by a man who has leveled similar allegations against other entertainment industry figures.

Mel Brooks has seemingly done it all in his illustrious show biz career. But there's one thing he's tackled only recently — a one-man show.

Tim McGraw drives in the carpool lane most days instead of pushing 100 mph with the windows rolled down and hair pulled back.

Courteney Cox's directorial debut is uniquely personal. It features a cameo from her daughter, Coco, songs by her boyfriend, Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid, and a scene with her ex-husband, David Arquette.

An Oscar-nominated filmmaker who directed and produced a documentary detailing a 1925 sled dog run in Alaska to deliver life-saving serum has died.

A Nashville judge has issued a stern warning to a man accused of stalking country music singer John Rich.

Daniel Suarez has proven to be a quick learner in a race car, winning in the eighth race of last year's NASCAR's K&N Pro Series East Tour and finishing third in the final standings.

Jodie Foster is a married woman.

Singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins is set to perform at the Indiana Republican Convention in Fort Wayne.

On "Chef," Jon Favreau got to cook with his own ingredients and set his own menu.

Barbie is coming alive.

A 9-year-old Atlanta boy who police say was abducted for a short time from his driveway is being praised by community leaders for his calm as he sang the gospel song "Every Praise" until the man released him.

Web portal AOL Inc. says it will license full-length movies from Miramax for free viewing with advertisements by its U.S. visitors.

The New York State Associated Press Association has announced results of its 2013 contest recognizing excellent writing, presentation, photography and graphics in AP member newspapers.

Slightly more than half of the people who watched the Sochi Olympics on NBC also used a computer, tablet or smartphone to get information about the games while the TV was on, the network said Wednesday.

For many, it's difficult to understand Foster Noone's sexual identity. The 17-year-old uses the labels of bisexual, trans and gender neutral all at once.

Someone pretty critic-proof is coming to Broadway: The Almighty.

The brother-in-law of the Prince of Wales died Wednesday after falling outside a hotel bar and suffering a head injury, police said.

New York City's Tavern on the Green, closed since the previous operators lost their lease and declared bankruptcy in 2009, reopens Thursday under new management. Here are five things to know about the once-grand restaurant in Central Park:

An Ovation guitar factory in the western Connecticut hills that produced instruments for music legends from Paul Simon to Cat Stevens to Glen Campbell will be closing in June after 47 years and production of the Ovation line in the United States will stop, the manufacturer's parent company told the shop's 46 workers this week.

Various Artists, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Soundtrack" (Columbia Records/Madison Gate Records)

Actress Roseanne Barr acknowledges making a Twitter post listing the address and telephone number of George Zimmerman's parents, but is asking a judge to throw out their lawsuit against her in part because the information was readily available in public records.

Four centuries after his death, William Shakespeare is probably Britain's best-known export, his words and characters famous around the world.

Serendipitously found objects appeal to many artists. Sometimes, they even find inspiration in trash cans.

A million dollars will change you.

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