Snoop Dogg civil beating trial begins
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - A man suing Snoop Dogg for millions told a jury Friday that the euphoria of being near one of his idols quickly turned to terror during a 2005 concert when he was savagely beaten.
Richard Monroe Jr. claims the rapper, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, hit him with a brass-knuckle microphone after he jumped onstage and put his hand on the performer's shoulder.
Broadus sat a few feet away as Monroe described waking up naked, robbed, and in a pool of blood after the beatdown by other performers and the rapper's security detail. A videotape of the incident that occurred at the White River Amphitheater near Seattle was also shown to jurors Friday.
Spokesman: Leno doing well, illness not serious
LOS ANGELES - A spokesman for Jay Leno says the 'Tonight' host is doing well after an overnight hospital stay and is expected to be released today.
His publicist, Dick Guttman, said doctors found that Leno's illness wasn't 'symptomatic of anything serious.' On Friday, Guttman said he couldn't provide details of what ailed Leno when he checked into the hospital Thursday.
The 58-year-old comedian was hospitalized overnight for observation, Guttman said. Leno was expected to be back at work at the Burbank studios on Monday.
Leonard Nimoy open to more 'Star Trek'
LOS ANGELES - Leonard Nimoy says he would be onboard for more 'Star Trek.'
After a 19-year absence, Nimoy reprises his iconic role as Mr. Spock in director J.J. Abrams' new 'Star Trek' prequel opposite Zachary Quinto, who stars as a younger version of the half-Vulcan, half-human science officer.
'If J.J. Abrams calls me, I answer the phone,' Nimoy said during a recent interview. 'I don't say 'never' anymore.'
'Star Trek' studio Paramount Pictures is already preparing a sequel to the highly anticipated sci-fi franchise reboot set to premiere May 8.