Striking writers get first look at proposed deal
LOS ANGELES - Hollywood writers got their first look Saturday at details of a tentative agreement with studios that could put the strike-crippled entertainment industry back to work.
A summary of the proposed deal was posted on the Writers Guild of America's Web site hours before members were to attend meetings on the East and West Coasts to voice their opinions. The writers planned to gather behind closed doors Saturday afternoon in New York and later in Los Angeles to consider the deal that guild leaders said 'protects a future in which the Internet becomes the primary means of both content creation and delivery.'
Ledger gets final send-off in hometown
PERTH, Australia - Heath Ledger's family, his former fiance Michelle Williams and Australia's entertainment elite bade him farewell at a private memorial service Saturday in his hometown.
Ledger's family returned to Perth earlier this week to bury the actor, who died in his Manhattan apartment at age 28 from a prescription drug overdose Jan. 22. The family attended a memorial service in Los Angeles last weekend.
Commissioner gives Spears' father power to fire her manager
LOS ANGELES - A Superior Court commissioner gave Britney Spears' father the power to fire the singer's business manager, according to documents released Friday.
Commissioner Reva Goetz also ordered Howard Grossman to turn over 'all documents, records and assets relating to Britney Spears' to James Spears, who is the court-appointed conservator of his daughter and her estate.
Winehouse gets visa, but won't attend Grammys
LONDON - Amy Winehouse's work visa was approved after all, but the State Department's change of heart Friday wasn't in time for her to make the trip to today's Grammy Awards.
Instead, the rehabbing British singer will go ahead with the backup plan: a live performance, via satellite, from a studio in London where she will also accept any awards that may come her way.
- From wire reports