Britney, Justin perform separately at Madonna show
LOS ANGELES - Britney and Justin still share one bond: Madonna.
In separate appearances, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake performed Thursday night during Madonna's show at Dodger Stadium. The former pop power couple did not take the stage together, and it wasn't clear if they'd crossed paths.
Rumors of the guest appearances swirled Thursday, making it a can't-miss event for some of Hollywood's biggest stars: Elizabeth Banks, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Lopez and Lucy Liu were among those in the first few rows.
Prince ordered to pay editor $58,000
LOS ANGELES - A judge has awarded nearly $58,000 to a man who claims Prince failed to pay him for editing work and unreturned equipment.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gregory Alarcon issued the judgment on Wednesday after conducting a brief trial last month that included testimony from the video editor, Ian C. Lewis.
The judgment fell well short of the $1 million in exemplary damages that Lewis was seeking.
Maya Angelou writing a poem about Obama
RALEIGH, N.C. - Upon his election in 1992, Bill Clinton - affectionately referred to as the nation's first black president - asked Maya Angelou to compose a poem and read it at his inauguration. Angelou feels a new poem welling up inside her following Barack Obama's election, but she does not expect another command performance.
'I'm sure Mr. Obama, president-elect, will have them bring his own poet,' the 80-year-old writer said Friday from her home in Winston-Salem, where she holds a professorship at Wake Forest University. 'I was somebody else's poet.'
The poet and author of such books as 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings' said she had a visceral, physical reaction when Obama was declared the winner late Tuesday.