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(Associated Press Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Mike Tyson sues Live Nation over embezzlementLOS ANGELES (AP) _ Mike Tyson is suing a financial services firm affiliated with Live Nation, claiming it cost him more than $5 million due to a former employee's embezzlement and mismanagement. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles claims an adviser from SFX Financial Advisory Management Enterprises embezzled more than $300,000 from the former heavyweight boxing champ. The suit claims the losses hindered Tyson and his wife from emerging from bankruptcy.
'For Better or Worse' moves from TBS to OWNLOS ANGELES (AP) _ Oprah Winfrey's cable channel says it will be the new home of the sitcom "For Better or Worse." Tyler Perry's comedy series will move from TBS to OWN for its third season, starting this fall. OWN announced Wednesday that it's also getting rerun rights for the show's first two years.
Palestinian director held briefly at LA airportLOS ANGELES (AP) _ Immigration officials briefly detained the Palestinian director of the Oscar-nominated documentary "5 Broken Cameras" on his way into town for Sunday's Academy Awards. Emad Burnat says that when he arrived at Los Angeles International Airport from Turkey with his wife and 8-year-old son late Tuesday, agents told them they didn't have the proper proof that he was a nominee and would send them back if they couldn't verify the reason for their visit. After about an hour of questioning, the agents allowed Burnat and his family to enter the country.
On Twitter, a peanut gallery mocks the OscarsNEW YORK (AP) _ You can simply tune into the Oscars. Or you can watch them with the peanut gallery on Twitter. While Hollywood parades in tuxedos and gowns, grandly celebrating itself, a freewheeling cacophony of quips and sarcasm _ something like a digital, million-times multiplied version of those balcony Muppet onlookers, Statler and Waldorf _ will provide a welcome and riotous counter-narrative to the pomp.
PlayStation unveiled with social, remote featuresNEW YORK (AP) _ Sony unveiled its next-generation gaming system, the PlayStation 4, and promised social and remote capabilities. Wednesday's announcement gives the struggling Japanese electronics company a head start over Microsoft and an Xbox 360 successor. The new PlayStation's controller resembles that of the PlayStation 3, but adds a touchpad, motion control and a "share" button. The Japanese electronics giant said the console will be part of a new ecosystem focused on hardware, software and "the fastest, most powerful gaming network."
Mumford & Sons, Adele among winners at Brit AwardsLONDON (AP) _ British music put on a brash, confident show at the Brit Awards on Wednesday, celebrating a resurgent industry whose bands and artists are topping charts around the globe. Winners ranged from established acts such as Coldplay and Adele to world-conquering boy band One Direction, who won in the new Global Success category.
Winners of the 2013 Brit music awardsLONDON (AP) _ Winners of the 2013 Brit Awards, announced Wednesday: British Female _ Emeli Sande
Jane Lynch to star on Broadway in 'Annie'NEW YORK (AP) _ Jane Lynch has something to be gleeful about _ she's about to make her Broadway debut. The "Glee" star said Wednesday she'll be replacing Tony Award-winning actress Katie Finneran as the evil orphanage matron Miss Hannigan in the current revival of "Annie."
Shia LaBeouf pulls out of Broadway debutNEW YORK (AP) _ Shia LaBeouf is pulling the plug on his Broadway debut. The star of the "Transformers" franchise had been slated to appear opposite Alec Baldwin in "Orphans" but producers said Wednesday that LaBeouf would not be continuing "due to creative differences."
'Twilight' author Meyer plots another trilogyMIAMI (AP) _ Stephenie Meyer's "The Host" doesn't have much in common with her Twilight series, except maybe the potential for a franchise. Meyer is working on a sequel to the 2008 novel she began writing as an escape from the editing of "Eclipse," the third book in the Twilight vampire saga. And now that it too has reached the big screen, she's got more books in mind.
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