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Autopsy: Amanda Peterson died from accidental overdose

File-This undated file photo provided by Disney shows actress Amanda Peterson in "Can't Buy Me Love." The death of Peterson, best known for her role in the 1987 romantic comedy "Can't Buy Me Love," was the result of an accidental morphine overdose. The autopsy and toxicology report released Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, by the Weld County Coroner's Office concluded that Peterson, 43, ingested a friend's morphine medication for unspecified pain a week before her death. (Copyright Disney via AP, File) GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — The death of Amanda Peterson, best known for her role in the 1987 romantic comedy "Can't Buy Me Love," was the result of an accidental morphine overdose.


Redskins GM's wife apologizes for tweet about reporter

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2015, file photo, Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan speaks during a news conference with the NFL football team, in Ashburn, Va. McCloughan's wife, Jessica McCloughan, has apologized for "disparaging" and "unfounded" comments on her Twitter account about an ESPN reporter. The Redskins issued a statement on behalf of Jessica McCloughan on Wednesday night, Sept. 2, in which she acknowledged making the remarks, which said the reporter exchanged sexual favors for information. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File) ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The wife of Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan has apologized for "disparaging" and "unfounded" comments on her Twitter account about an ESPN reporter.


Stephen Colbert one-ups Jeb Bush raffle with 1 of his own

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2015 file photo, Stephen Colbert participates in the "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" segment of the CBS Summer TCA Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Colbert's debuts his show on Tuesday. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Score one for Stephen Colbert.


Federal Sony data breach lawsuit settled, lawyer says

FILE - This Dec. 19, 2014 file photo shows an exterior view of the Sony Pictures Plaza building in Culver City, Calif. Lawyers for former Sony Pictures Entertainment employees whose data was breached last year say they have tentatively reached a settlement with the company. A filing on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in a proposed class action lawsuit does not detail settlement terms or how many current and former Sony employees would be covered by the settlement. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Sony Pictures Entertainment employees whose personal information was posted online last year after a massive data breach have reached a settlement in a proposed class action lawsuit, their attorneys said Wednesday.


Dean Jones, boyish Disney star, dies at 84

FILE - In this May 24, 1966 file photo, actor Dean Jones, poses for a photo while on set for the Warner Bros. film, "Any Wednesday," in New York. Jones, has died of Parkinson's Disease at age 84. He passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in Los Angeles, publicist Richard Hoffman announced on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Dan Grossi, File) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dean Jones, whose boyish good looks and all-American manner made him Disney's favorite young actor for such lighthearted films as "That Darn Cat!" and "The Love Bug," has died of Parkinson's disease. He was 84.


Sony, back in the crosshairs, defends 'Concussion'

This image released by Sony Pictures shows the poster art for the film, "Concussion," to be released in U.S. theaters on Christmas Day. Even though the holiday is nearly four months off, we already know what Roger Goodell will find under his tree on Christmas Day. It's a movie scheduled for release that morning based on a true story and bluntly titled "Concussion." It could do for the NFL what "The Insider" did for Big Tobacco and "Erin Brockovich" did for big energy companies. (Sony Pictures via AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly a year after the devastating hacking attack that leaked thousands of emails, Sony Pictures Entertainment again finds itself trying to justify its own inner dealings, this time over the upcoming Will Smith film about head trauma and the NFL, "Concussion."


Director defends Taylor Swift's music video of whitewashing

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2015 file photo, director Joseph Kahn, left, and Taylor Swift appear on stage as Swift accepts the award for female video of the year for “Blank Space” at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. Kahn, the director of Swift’s new music video is defending the singer after some claimed she whitewashed her video based in Africa. He said in a statement Wednesday, Sept. 2, that the video for “Wildest Dreams” includes black people and was produced by a black woman and edited by a black man. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File) NEW YORK (AP) — The director of Taylor Swift's new music video is defending the singer after some claimed she whitewashed her video based in Africa.


Emails show nuances to 'Concussion' controversy, NFL fears

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 file photo, a local resident walks her dog by the gates of Sony Pictures Entertainment Studios on Overland Avenue in Culver City, Calif. A day after its trailer debuted online, the Will Smith football head trauma Sony film “Concussion” is already sparking controversy. Citing studio emails leaked in the hack of Sony Pictures, The New York Times reported Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, that “Concussion” was altered to avoid antagonizing the NFL. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leaked emails about the fact-based football drama "Concussion" paint a complicated picture of the internal dealings between Sony executives, lawyers, external consultants and filmmaker Peter Landesman in the early stages of development of the head-trauma film.


3 new comics added to 'Daily Show'

FILE - In this July 29, 2015 file photo, Trevor Noah, host of the new "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah," poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif. The show has added three new comics to its rotating cast of correspondents; Ronny Chieng, Desi Lydic, from MTV’s “Awkward” and Roy Wood Jr., a stand-up comic who participated in NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and Comedy Central’s “Laugh Riots.” (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Anticipating its relaunch with Trevor Noah as host later this month, Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" has added three new comics to its rotating cast of correspondents.


Hulu launches $12 ad-free streaming service

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Video-streaming company Hulu is introducing an ad-free version of its subscription service for $4 extra a month as competition for streaming customers heats up.

Everest epic gets Venice film fest off on a high note

US actor Jake Gyllenhaal poses during the photocall for "Everest" at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival on September 2, 2015 Venice (AFP) - "Everest", an account of a 1996 disaster on the world's most famous mountain, got the 72nd Venice film under way on a high note Wednesday with the $65-million production winning praise for its use of 3D technology to bring the majestic scale of the Himalayas to the silver screen. Director Baltasar Kormakur's two-hour film recounts the events of May 10-11, 1996, when eight climbers died near the summit after being caught in ferocious blizzard conditions. In particular it focuses on the internal dynamics and characters of two groups of guides and climbers, one led by New Zealander Rob Hall, played by Australian actor Jason Clarke, the other by American Scott Fischer (Jake Gyllenhaal).


Review: Gibney presents Steve Jobs' darker side in new docu

In this image released by Universal Pictures, Michael Fassbender appears in a scene from the film, "Steve Jobs." (Universal Pictures via AP) Was Steve Jobs a brilliant visionary whose singular mind, capable of blending art, technology and commerce as never before, inspired the world to "think different" and changed the way we live?


Peak cinema: 'Everest' kicks off Venice Film Festival

Jake Gyllenhaal poses for photographers upon the red carpet of the film Everest and the opening ceremony of the 72nd edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. The 72nd edition of the festival runs until Sept. 12. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) VENICE, Italy (AP) — Jake Gyllenhaal and Jason Clarke lead the cast but the mountain is the star of "Everest," a high-altitude thriller that opened the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday.


Rapper Kevin Gates accused of kicking woman during show

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Rapper Kevin Gates is facing a battery charge in Florida after authorities say he kicked a woman during a performance.

California man recounts tackling gunman on Paris-bound train

File-This Aug. 26, 2015, file photo shows Anthony Sadler, right, one of the three Americans that helped stop an alleged terrorist shooting aboard a Paris bound train, talking with Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson as they leave City Hall after a a brief news conference in Sacramento,Calif. On "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015,Sadler says he initially was asleep when Ayoub El-Khazzani was spotted with an AK-47 and other weapons on Aug. 21. Sadler says his friends, U.S. Air Force Airman Spencer Stone and Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, charged the gunman and that he suddenly awoke and began grappling with him too. The audience began applauding when Fallon asked what happened next and Sadler replied they "beat him down a little bit." (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of three Americans who foiled an attack on a Paris-bound train said he and his friends did whatever they could to disarm the gunman.


Nicky Jam leads nominees for new Latin American Music Awards

FILE - In this March 1, 2013 file photo, Mexican singer Gloria Trevi performs at the Vina del Mar International Song Festival in Vina del Mar, Chile. Trevi will perform at the first Latin American Music Awards on Oct. 8. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo, File) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Latin urban singer Nicky Jam leads the nominees for the first Latin American Music Awards with six nominations.


American dancers teach technique, confidence in South Africa

Beginner dancers take part in a master class in Johannesburg's historic Soweto township on Wednesday Sept 2, 2015, given by instructor Vernard J. Gilmore, front, from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater a day before they begin the South African leg of their international tour. The dance company last visited South Africa 17-years ago, soon after the end of apartheid, and several South Africans have won scholarships to the Ailey school in the United States. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A day before the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater begin the South African leg of their international tour, the company's dancers taught a master class in Johannesburg's historic Soweto township on Wednesday.


Fox News anchor sues Hasbro over toy hamster with her name

Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner suing over toy hamster PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An anchor for Fox News is suing Hasbro for more than $5 million over a toy hamster that shares her name — and possibly even her resemblance.


Motorhead cancels show amid new health scare

Motorhead Lemmy Kilmister (R) and Michael "Wurzel" Burton (L) perfom during the Hellfest heavy metal and hard rock music festival Hellfest in Clisson, near Nantes, western France, on June 19, 2015 Legendary metal band Motorhead canceled a show Wednesday after a series of abbreviated performances amid renewed health concerns for famously hard-living frontman Lemmy. The English rockers left the stage in Austin, Texas after playing three songs Tuesday, with the 69-year-old Lemmy telling the crowd, "I can't do it," according to social media postings. It said that Lemmy was suffering from altitude sickness after a performance in the Rocky Mountain state of Colorado.


Alabama Shakes frontwoman puts out second album in year

US singer Brittany Howard performs with the Alabama Shakes at the Glastonbury Festival of Music and Performing Arts on Worthy Farm near the village of Pilton in Somerset, England, on June 26, 2015 Brittany Howard, frontwoman of blues rock sensations Alabama Shakes, has unexpectedly put out her second album within the space of a few months -- this one as part of a side project. The new album is entitled "Thunderbitch" by a band of the same name that includes Howard and members of lesser known independent acts. Thunderbitch bears musical similarities to Alabama Shakes -- with blues, soul and country influences to a driving garage rock -- but tilts more to the heavier side.


Column: Has NFL's PR machine finally met its match?

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2013 file photo, director Peter Landesman arrives at the premiere of "Parkland" on day 2 of the Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall, in Toronto. A day after its trailer debuted online, the Will Smith football head trauma Sony film “Concussion” is already sparking controversy. In a statement to The Associated Press on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, the film's director Peter Landesman disputed a New York Times report that "Concussion" was altered to avoid antagonizing the NFL. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) Merry Christmas, Mr. Commissioner. Enjoy your lump of coal.


VENICE WATCH: Festival pays tribute to horror-meister Craven

Paolo Baratta, President of the Biennale and Venice Festival director Alberto Barbera pose for photographers during the jury photo call at 72nd edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. The 72nd edition of the festival runs until Sept. 12. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Venice Film Festival is adding a dose of horror to its high-toned lineup, in tribute to the late director Wes Craven.


China censors approve first film about gay couple

Chinese director Wang Chao, pictured on May 21, 2014, that censors had given the film "Seek McCartney" permission for a cinema release China has approved for release the first film with gay principal characters, the movie's director said, in what some are calling a breakthrough in the country's heavily-censored media. Director Wang Chao announced on Weibo, a Chinese version of Twitter, that censors had given "Seek McCartney" permission for a cinema release. China only decriminalised homosexuality in 1997, but conservative attitudes remain widespread and discrimination is common, although tolerance is greater in major cities.


Peru teen aims to revive Quechua, one pop song at a time

Renata Flores Rivera, a 14-year-old from the Peruvian highlands, has racked up more than a million views since posting her cover of the Michael Jackson hit on YouTube on July 27 Flores, a 14-year-old from the Peruvian highlands, has racked up more than a million views since posting her cover of the Michael Jackson hit on YouTube on July 27. Quechua, the language of the Incas, has faced such stigmatization since Spanish conquistadors colonized Peru in the 16th century. "We did this in Quechua so the world sees that we have an identity and that we're proud of our culture, that we're not at all ashamed of our culture or the Quechua language," she told AFP.


US hero of French train attack joins 'Dancing with the Stars'

French President Francois Hollande (L) awards off-duty US serviceman Alek Skarlatos (C) with France's top Legion d'Honneur medal during a reception at the Elysee Palace on August 24, 2015 in Paris Skarlatos was the last contestant unveiled Wednesday ahead of the ABC reality show's September 14 season kick-off that will also feature Australian teenage conservationist Bindi Irwin, daughter of late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, and US actor Gary Busey. Also eyeing the Mirror Ball trophy are "Queen of Funk" Chaka Khan and celebrity chef Paula Deen, who has slowly returned to the public eye following a damaging 2013 scandal over racist remarks. Victor Espinoza, the jockey who rode American Pharoah to the Triple Crown in 2015, will also be part of the mix that includes a total of 13 contestants, each paired with pro dancers.


US Rep. Michael McCaul writing book on homeland security

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2015 file photo, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Mike McCaul, R-Texas, emerges from a closed-door Republican strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCaul's book, "Failures of Imagination: The Deadliest Threats to Our Homeland _and How to Thwart Them," will be published Jan. 12 by Crown Forum, the publisher said Wednesday, Sept. 2. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Texas Republican who chairs the House Committee on Homeland Security, has a book deal.


Clooney, Bush and Biden among Stephen Colbert's first guests

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly nine months after exiting Comedy Central, Stephen Colbert returns Tuesday as host of CBS' "The Late Show," airing nightly at 11:35 p.m. EDT.

Unmasked, Stephen Colbert debuts Tuesday hosting 'Late Show'

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2015, file photo, Stephen Colbert participates in "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" segment of the CBS Summer TCA Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Vice President Joe Biden will be among Colbert's first guests on "The Late Show." CBS announced Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, that Biden will join previously announced guests Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and country singer Toby Keith on Sept. 10. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert is about to turn a corner in his career: onto Broadway at 54th Street.


France hero in ABC's new 'Dancing' cast

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2015 file photo, Alek Skarlatos arrives at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France. Skarlatos, who was one of three Americans who took down a heavily armed man on a passenger train speeding through Belgium, will participate in the dancing competition series "Dancing With the Stars," premiering on Sept. 14. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File) NEW YORK (AP) — ABC moved quickly to land one of the three men who foiled a terror attack on a Paris-bound train last month for the 21st season cast of "Dancing With the Stars."


Actor tries to rescue neighbor in Manhattan high-rise fire

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2014 file photo, Actor/director Dylan Baker attends the premiere of "23Blast" in New York. Baker tried to rescue an elderly neighbor before escaping a high-rise apartment fire in Manhattan, on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Baker, who has a recurring TV role in "The Good Wife," said he had just returned home when an alarm went off and he saw smoke coming from his neighbor's apartment. Firefighters quickly put out the fire. The woman was hospitalized in critical condition. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Dylan Baker tried to rescue an elderly neighbor before escaping a high-rise apartment fire in Manhattan.


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