• Elton John, sick with pneumonia, cuts New Zealand show short

    AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — An emotional Elton John had to cut short a performance in New Zealand on Sunday after he lost his voice due to walking pneumonia and had to be assisted off stage.

  • Bansky’s Valentine’s Day mural covered after it was defaced

    LONDON (AP) — The family that owns a house in southwest England where an artwork from Banksy appeared in time for Valentine’s Day has covered the mural after it was defaced.

  • ‘Parasite’ shines light on South Korean basement dwellers

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Da-hye, a 29-year-old South Korean, said that moving into a semi-basement apartment was her least-preferred option when she was looking for a new place to live.

  • Week 4 of Weinstein trial: Closing arguments, two universes

    NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein grinned as he left court, and his lawyers said he was confident heading into what could be his last weekend of freedom as his New York City rape trial moves closer to a verdict.

  • Ready for closeup? NASCAR funnyman Bowyer expands Fox gig

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Clint Bowyer slips into the TV production studio, sweat glistening on his forehead, sits down on a stool and waits for a high-definition camera to move toward his face.

  • Common named MVP, Team Wilbon wins All-Star Celebrity Game

    CHICAGO (AP) — Rapper and actor Common had 10 points and four steals to earn Most Valuable Player honors in the All-Star Celebrity Game as Team Wilbon beat Team Stephen A, 62-47 on Friday night.

  • Jimmy Hoffa associate who was suspect in disappearance dies

    BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Charles “Chuckie” O’Brien, a longtime associate of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa who became a leading suspect in the labor leader’s disappearance and later was portrayed in the Martin Scorsese film “The Irishman,” has died.

  • Prosecutors get final word at Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial

    NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein considered himself such a big shot in Hollywood that he thought he could get away with treating aspiring actresses like “complete disposables,” a prosecutor told a jury in closing arguments Friday at his New York City rape trial.

  • Ticketing plan for Kobe Bryant public memorial released

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers announced Friday that fans seeking to attend the Feb. 24 memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, at Staples Center must register to purchase tickets and there will be no outside overflow areas.

  • Review: Tame Impala delivers on beautiful ‘The Slow Rush’

    “The Slow Rush,” Tame Impala (Interscope Records)