American Apparel, Woody Allen settle suit
NEW YORK - Woody Allen agreed Monday to a $5 million settlement in his lawsuit accusing American Apparel of using an image parodying him as a rabbi without his permission.
Both sides announced the settlement - to be paid by American Apparel's insurance company - on the morning a trial was to start in federal court in Manhattan.
Reading from a statement outside court, Allen said he hoped the outcome 'would discourage American Apparel or anyone else from ever trying such a thing again.'
American Apparel president Dov Charney told reporters it wasn't his decision to settle. The company's insurance company 'controlled the defense' in the case, he said.
Eminem gives away tickets for Detroit show
DETROIT - Eminem is planning a free show in Detroit on the same day his album 'Relapse' is released.
He announced plans for Tuesday's show on his MySpace page. Fans lined up for tickets Monday morning at Record Time in the Detroit suburb of Roseville. The tickets were to be given away later in the day.
DJ Jazzy Jeff will be a special guest.
Eminem spokesman Dennis Dennehy confirmed the show will be at MotorCity Casino's 1,500-seat Sound Board theater.
The show comes after Eminem and Jimmy Kimmel flew about 200 laid-off auto workers to Los Angeles for the rapper's Friday appearance on Kimmel's TV show. 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' also plans to feature Eminem on Tuesday and Friday.
Eminem is promoting his first studio album in four years.
Cynthia Nixon gets engaged
NEW YORK - Cynthia Nixon is engaged to her partner, Christine Marinoni.
Charlotte Burke, a representative for the 'Sex and the City' actress, confirmed the engagement. No other details were given.
Nixon, 43, showed off an engagement ring at an Action-Equals-Marriage Equality rally in midtown Manhattan on Sunday.
She has two children from her relationship with photographer Danny Mozes.