Ex-Beatles, Rolling Stones manager dies
NEW YORK - Former music manager Allen Klein, a no-holds-barred businessman who bulldozed his way into and out of deals with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, has died.
Bob Merlis, a publicist for Klein's company, ABKCO Music & Records, says Klein died Saturday at his New York City home of Alzheimer's disease. He was 77.
Klein was most famous for signing on the Rolling Stones and then the Beatles. Both arrangements eventually spurred lawsuits, with some Beatles fans blaming Klein for contributing to the tensions that broke the Beatles apart.
TV networks plan Jackson coverage
NEW YORK - The memorial for Michael Jackson may be a tough ticket live, but it shouldn't be hard to find it on television.
ABC, CNN, MSNBC and E! Entertainment are among the networks that have already announced plans to offer live coverage of the Tuesday memorial, set for 10 a.m. PDT in Los Angeles' Staples Center.
ABC is sending anchor Charles Gibson to Los Angeles for the story, setting aside its typical daytime programming. CBS anchor Katie Couric will also be at the Staples Center, although the network has not yet said whether it was offering live coverage of the memorial.
NBC is not planning live coverage, but will wrap up highlights in a one-hour prime-time special Tuesday night.
Potter star recovering from swine flu
LONDON - The agent for 'Harry Potter' star Rupert Grint says the actor is recovering from a mild case of swine flu.
Grint plays the boy wizard's best friend Ron Weasley in the hit film franchise.
Christian Hodell of Hamilton Hodell management said Saturday that Grint took a few days away from the set of the latest film, but has now been able to return to work.