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(LOS ANGELES) -- NBA star Lamar Odom received 36 months probation and agreed to attend a three-month alcoho education program after entering a plea of no contest for his Aug. 30 arrest for Driving Under the Influence.
Odom's attorney represented him in a Van Nuys, Calif., court Monday after his case was moved up so he could enter the plea, said Los Angeles City Attorney's Office spokesman Frank Mateljan.
Mateljan also said Odom, 34, was ordered to pay $1,814 in fines and penalties.
The LA Clippers forward and husband to reality star Khloe Kardashian was arrested and charged with DUI in Los Angeles this summer, when he was stopped while driving his Mercedes SUV on U.S. Route 101 at 3:25 a.m., police said.
The police report on Aug. 30 stated he "showed objective signs of intoxications," according to California Highway Patrol.
After he was unable to perform a field sobriety test, he was arrested and taken to a Van Nuys jail, where he was booked. There, he refused all chemical tests, police said.
Mateljan said a separate hearing to determine his driver's license status would be set by the DMV.
Usually, when a person refuses to take chemical tests at the time of arrest, their license is suspended for one year, he noted.
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 12/9/2013 20:02:21 PM
(NEW YORK) -- Pink‘s daughter Willow is two and a half now, and the singer says she can’t wait to expand her family — either by adoption, or by having more children, or both.
Speaking to Billboard for its Women of the Year issue, the singer said that her brother is “everything” to her, and she wants her daughter to have the same experience.
“I want [Willow] to have family beyond her Papa and me,” she said. “I mostly want another one for her to have a lifelong friend.”
She explained that she has a stepbrother and stepsister, but they’re much older than her, and her husband Carey was an only child for 12 years until his brother came along, but sadly, he died a few years ago.
“Family is the most important thing… I love it,” she said. “It’s like, holidays, the chaos, the… fighting, the mom always having a kid around. For sure. I want to adopt, I want to have more. Just, yes!”
Sound like a new Pink? It is. The singer said that, motherhood has “changed everything” about life.
“I didn’t used to think about ever stopping. And now I’m like, ‘I can’t wait to find her school! What’s she going to be like when she’s 8? How many Xanax am I going to be on?’ I hope I’m making that wine by then so it’s free,” she said, laughing. “But she’s wonderful. It’s really awesome.”
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 12/9/2013 18:06:07 PM
(NEW YORK) -- For years, Garth Brooks has refrained from touring because he wanted to be home for his three young daughters. Well, they're not so young anymore, and that means the star is finally free to go back out on the road.
"We're going on a world tour in 2014," Brooks unexpectedly told ABC's Robin Roberts on Monday's Good Morning America. "Our baby" -- that's Brooks' daughter Allie -- "is a senior in high school and we've talked about it. And all my babies are fine with it."
Referring to his wife, Trisha Yearwood, Brooks added, "And Ms. Yearwood is fine with it and so now I get to do what I love to do, which is play music. I get to be with the person I want to be with, which is Ms. Yearwood. And my children are off on their own."
Brooks may have hinted at a tour being in the works with an email in October that read, "The sevens have aligned. It has begun... Thank you for believing...love, g."
Sevens was the name of Brooks' 1997 album.
Brooks officially announced he was retiring from touring in 2000, though he has played select concerts since then, and has also performed a Las Vegas residency.
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 12/9/2013 11:28:17 AM
(LOS ANGELES) -- Universal Pictures announced previously that it was shutting down production on Fast & Furious 7, following the death of the movie’s star Paul Walker. But the film’s director James Wan said recently that the movie will eventually resume production and be finished one way or another.
“Yes,” Wan told TMZ after being asked if he believes production will move forward eventually. He was asked a second time and again said, “Yes.”
“They’re pretty sad and very somber, but we are dealing with it,” he told the site about how the crew’s dealing with Walker’s death.
Walker, 40, and friend Roger Rodas, 38, crashed and died in Los Angeles on Nov. 30 following a charity event for the actor’s organization.
A few days later, Universal released a statement, saying production on the newest Fast & Furious movie would be shut down.
“Right now, all of us at Universal are dedicated to providing support to Paul’s immediate family, and our extended Fast & Furious family of cast, crew and filmmakers,” the statement read. “At this time we feel it is our responsibility to shut down production on Fast & Furious 7 for a period of time so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise.”
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 12/9/2013 11:25:33 AM
(LOS ANGELES) -- The Los Angeles Film Critics Association has split its best picture award between Gravity and the Spike Jonze romantic drama Her.
Also announced on Sunday: Cate Blanchett shared best actress for Blue Jasmine along with Adele Exarchopoulos of Blue Is the Warmest Color. Bruce Dern took best actor for Nebraska.
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 12/9/2013 11:22:04 AM
(NEW YORK) -- Mila Kunis took a walk down the aisle this past Saturday, but it wasn't with her boyfriend, Ashton Kutcher. The Ted star served as a bridesmaid for her brother Michael Kunis' wedding in St. Petersburg, Fla., with the Two and a Half Men star on hand to witness it, according to E! Online.
Michael, 36, tied the knot with ballet dancer Alexandra Blacker, 29, who trained Mila to play a ballerina in 2010’s Black Swan, People magazine reports.
A source tells People magazine Mila and Ashton's present to the newlyweds was a 10-day honeymoon in Australia.
Now that the 35-year-old Ashton's divorce from Demi Moore has been finalized, he reportedly hopes to tie the knot with Mila, 30.
A source tells E! Online, "Mila wore a gold band on her engagement ring finger but it didn't have a diamond, just a simple gold band similar to a wedding band," adding, "Mila was very happy for her brother and his wife. During the ceremony, she stood at the altar and seemed very focused on the vows."
The E! source went on to say, "Every once in a while, [Mila] would look out to Ashton and make eye contact with him." The source adds, "Ashton was very supportive of Mila and happy for the family. He was joking around with Mila's brother and they invited him to come and pose for family pictures with the bride and groom after the wedding."
"They rarely left each other's sides and were always holding hands and whispering to one another," the source went on. "Ashton let Mila do her thing but always was right there at her side. If she was busy, he knew lots of people to talk to and was having a great time with her parents and friends."
A business source close to Kutcher tells People, "Ashton and Mila have talked about getting married for quite a while."
The former That ‘70s Show co-stars have been dating since spring 2012.
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 12/9/2013 11:19:57 AM
(LOS ANGELES) -- Meredith Baxter is a married woman.
The Family Ties star, 66, wed her girlfriend of seven years Nancy Locke on Sunday in Los Angeles, People magazine reports.
Baxter’s five children from previous relationships were in attendance at the intimate affair, while the couple exchanged vows.
The couple has been together since 2005.
Baxter came out as a lesbian in 2009, admitting she had difficulty connecting with men in her earlier marriages. This will be Baxter’s fourth marriage.
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 12/9/2013 09:32:58 AM
(VALENCIA, Calif.) -- A crowd estimated to be in the thousands paid their respects Sunday night for Fast and the Furious series star Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas, a week and a day after the pair were killed in a fiery car crash in Valencia, Calif.
Friends, fans, and family members flocked to the scene of the crash, and a parade of souped-up cars drove by the site to honor the actor and gearhead.
Walker, 40, performed many death-defying stunts behind the wheel in the Fast films, but was a passenger when Rodas, 38, lost control of the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT on Nov. 30.
Cops in Santa Clarita tweeted just before 1:30 p.m. that cars were "backed up for miles" near the "unofficial" memorial. The L.A. County Sheriff's Department tweeted a picture of a massive queue of fans, along with the caption, "There are more people than parking spaces at unofficial Paul Walker Memorial."
Rick Yune, one of Walker's co-stars in the original The Fast and the Furious in 2001, was among those mourners on hand.
"We mourn his loss, but maybe we can just remember how great a guy this guy was and celebrate his life," he said.
Speed was said to be a factor in the crash, but not street racing, according to investigators. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 12/9/2013 05:13:21 AM
(NEW YORK) -- New York City hosted a premiere for director David O. Russell's latest drama, American Hustle, on Sunday night.
Bradley Cooper reunited with Russell on the project after starring in his last film, Silver Linings Playbook, opposite Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence. Lawrence is featured in American Hustle, too, along with a couple of Russell's actors in The Fighter, Christian Bale and Amy Adams.
Cooper was thrilled to work on American Hustle for a few reasons.
"One, to keep working with David, it was almost like a continuous strain because we were in post for Silver Linings Playbook, and that bled right into prep for American Hustle. Being able to be with Christian Bale and Amy Adams and all the rest of the cast, yeah, it was incredible," he explained on Sunday night.
Adams says her role, a woman who's partnered with a con man and is forced to work for an FBI agent, was a complex and challenging one. She added, "David is...the kind of director you want to do it with."
American Hustle opens in select theaters this Friday before expanding next week.
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 12/9/2013 05:10:22 AM
(NEW YORK) -- Frozen is heating up at the box office. Disney's animated hit reached number one in its second weekend of release, earning an estimated $31.6 million.
After two weekends on top, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire slipped to second place, collecting $27 million.
The new Christian Bale-Casey Affleck drama Out of the Furnace rounded out the top three, with a $5.3 million debut.
Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Rentrak:
1. Frozen, $31.6 million
2. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, $27 million
3. Out of the Furnace, $5.3 million
4. Thor: The Dark World, $4.7 million
5. Delivery Man, $3.8 million
6. Homefront, $3.4 million
7. The Book Thief, $2.7 million
8. The Best Man Holiday, $2.7 million
9. Philomena, $2.3 million
10. Dallas Buyers Club, $1.5 million
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 12/9/2013 04:14:00 AM
(LOS ANGELES) -- Earlier this year, Zoe Saldana pulled off something hard to do in Hollywood: get married in secret. Yet, the Out of the Furnace star says that after months of being married to Italian artist Marco Perego, she's still not talking about her marriage.
"I love what I do so much, but I love my [personal] life more," the 35-year-old actress told Ocean Drive magazine. "And I realized throughout the years of being in this business that the only way to maintain some kind of sanity is to protect that which is most dear to you, which is your life and everyone that’s in it."
Saldana added that staying private about her love life "provides a sanity that gives me the ability to be insane by playing other people and living in other bodies for a long period of time, and then coming back home and knowing that my roots are so grounded that it’s easy for me to go back to being myself. The only way I can continue having that is by absolutely avoiding the questions that are asked."
The Star Trek actress reportedly tied the knot with Perego in June.
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 12/8/2013 16:48:47 PM
(NEW YORK) -- After her brother posted a photograph of his injured face, Paris Hilton had some unpleasant words for Lindsay Lohan on Instagram.
The New York Daily News reported that Barron Hilton, the brother of Paris and Nicky Hilton, posted a photograph of his blooded face. He claimed that the injuries were caused by an attack that Lohan had ordered against him.
According to TMZ, a police report filed by Barron Hilton claimed that Lohan approached him prior to the attack, saying "You talk s**t about me to my boyfriend, this is what you get."
Paris later wrote on Instagram that "They both will pay for what they did. No one f***s with my family and gets away with it!!" She also retweeted a post from her sister Nicky on Twitter, which read "Bad things happen when you hang out with bad people."
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 12/8/2013 16:00:29 PM
(NEW YORK) -- Kelly Clarkson doesn’t know the gender of her baby yet, but she has a name picked out that will work either way.
“You won’t guess it,” she told Ellen DeGeneres. “[But] it’s not like, some weird famous person, that’s gonna be like, ‘Blue Jazz!’”
Last month, Clarkson, 31, announced that she and her husband, Brandon Blackstock, are expecting their first child, and unfortunately for the American Idol winner, it’s been a rough 11 weeks.
“I vomit a good dozen times a day,” she said. “I vomited before coming out here! … It’s, like, so gross.”
“You’re not attractive when you’re pregnant. Everybody tells you [that] you glow and your hair is pretty and your nails are pretty. That is total crap,” she continued. “My nails are short, my hair still falls out — it’s not all lush and beautiful — and I have no glow. Unless it’s, like, something left over from a bad throw up. It’s horrible.”
In spite of her illness, Clarkson insists that she’s thrilled to become a mother.
“I’m so happy I’m pregnant,” she said. “I just wish he or she would stop trying to kill me.”
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 12/8/2013 09:27:41 AM
(NEW YORK) -- Stephen Moyer and his wife Anna Paquin are still beaming about the ratings success of Thursday night’s The Sound of Music Live.
“It was more like 18 [million] actually,” Paquin, 31, joked to ABC News when debating how many viewers the live revival pulled in. The True Blood stars sat down with ABC on Friday to talk about a new movie Paquin’s starring in titled Free Ride, which hit theaters next month.
Moyer, 44, who took on the role of Captain Georg von Trapp in Thursday’s musical, said he’s still on a high from his recreation of the 1950′s Broadway hit and 1965 Oscar-winning movie.
“I think whenever you come off doing a run of something … you kind of go through this ‘Woo hoo, oh my God’ elation and then,” he said. “I’ve only just got back, we stayed out there last night because we were in Long Island, so I’m kind of coming down I feel.”
Moyer added that bringing in those kinds of numbers – 18.5 million according to Nielsen ratings – made co-star Carrie Underwood, the cast and the network very satisfied with the experience. “It was very good, I know they were very happy,” he added.
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 12/7/2013 09:35:10 AM
(WASHINGTON) -- Legendary actress Shirley MacLaine, musicians Billy Joel, Carlos Santana and Herbie Hancock, and opera singer Martina Arroyo will be honored this weekend as the 2013 recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors.
The honors are presented annually by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in recognition of recipients' lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts.
The recipients will be feted Sunday night with a gala at the Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington, D.C. It will be taped for a CBS special set to air December 29.
Earlier Sunday, they will be recognized at the White House by President Obama. They'll also be presented with medallions at a State Department dinner on Saturday.
MacLaine, 79, who currently stars on the PBS series Downton Abbey, has acted for several decades. She's been nominated for an Oscar six times, winning in 1984 for her role in the film Terms of Endearment. Her other major movie credits include Some Came Running, The Apartment, Irma la Douce, Sweet Charity, The Turning Point, Steel Magnolias and Being There.
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 12/7/2013 09:19:58 AM