Russell Crowe rallies against gambling
Reuters - Oscar-winning Australian actor Russell Crowe is fighting a new gladiatorial combat to wean his countrymen off their addiction to gambling machines.
Golden Globes at risk as strike heats up
AP - LOS ANGELES The Golden Globe Awards were thrust into deeper jeopardy Wednesday when the striking writers guild refused to negotiate with Globe organizers about staging a picket-free ceremony.
Perry's latest enterprise - "Trek" trainer
Reuters - "Madea" filmmaker Tyler Perry will head the Starfleet Academy in the "Star Trek" feature that has been shooting since November.
Spears' lawyers ask to quit custody case
AP - Britney Spears' lawyers in her custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline are quitting.
Not much change in writerless Leno show
AP - NEW YORK Life without writers could be a slog for Jay Leno and a no-frills affair for his viewers. But his fans may not care. Oddly enough, NBC's "Tonight Show" wasn't markedly different from a typical night before the writers strike began two months ago.
Late-night stars Leno, Letterman return
AP - NEW YORK A Republican, a Democrat and two bearded hosts walked into a TV studio last night ... and so did Robin Williams, Bob Saget, Emeril Lagasse, Chingy, Helio Castroneves and three clean-shaven funnymen as the late-night TV universe tried to right itself two months into the writers strike.
MC Hammer's next act: Tech entrepreneur
AP - SAN FRANCISCO MC Hammer hasn't topped the music charts since the early 1990s, but the former rap star says he has another hit in him only this time around he'll produce it as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur.