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PAPARAZZO CHALLENGING LAW AIMED AT PROTECTING STARS

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A California law that says photographers can't break traffic laws or interfere with a celebrity driving a car while trying to take their picture is being challenged by one of the paparazzi. Paul Raef is the first person charged under the law. He was accused of going on a high-speed chase of Justin Bieber last month. His attorney says the law violates the First Amendment and is overly broad.

USHER WINS CUSTODY BATTLE

ATLANTA (AP) -- Usher has won the custody battle over his two sons. He and his ex-wife Tameka have been arguing over who gets the kids for three years. A judge gave Usher primary custody of Usher Raymond the fifth and Naviyd Ely Raymond.

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT GETS MARRIED

NEW YORK (AP) -- Rufus Wainwright is a newlywed. He married his fiance Jorn Weisbrodt last week. They have a one-year-old daughter and share raising her with Leonard Cohen's daughter Lorca. People magazine says Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Lou Reed, Julianne Moore, Alan Cumming and other celebrities attended the wedding.

SKRILLEX, DRAKE, CHRIS CORNELL AT JAY-Z FESTIVAL

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Skrillex, Drake and Chris Cornell are some of the acts who'll be at Jay-Z's "Made in America" music festival. It's happening over Labor Day weekend in Philadelphia. Officials estimate that 100,000 fans will attend the two-day festival. Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are making a movie about it. Their movie "American Gangster" inspired Jay-Z's album with the same name.

RESTORED "MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR" RETURNS TO THEATERS, OUT ON DVD, BLU-RAY IN OCT.

LONDON (AP) -- A restored version of the Beatles movie "Magical Mystery Tour" will hit selected cities next month. Less than two weeks later, the movie will be out on DVD and Blu-Ray. They'll have scenes not included in the movie and new interviews with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. McCartney will also do the commentary. A deluxe version also has a 60-page book with photos and other things from the movie along with a reproduction of the mono double vinyl EP with the six songs from the film.

ALANIS MORISSETTE CD OUT TOMORROW

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Alanis Morissette's new CD was written and recorded in between taking care of her 20-month-old son Ever. She had a studio built in her house so she and her husband could work on their own CDs. Even though they had their hands full, she says their son was their top priority. She says if Ever needed her, she stopped everything and went to him. She says she's lucky she was able to write the songs quickly.

JASON ALEXANDER PLAYS DUAL ROLE IN NICKELBACK VIDEO

UNDATED (AP) -- The Nickelback video for "Trying Not To Love You" stars Jason Alexander. He plays two roles. One is a barrista who falls in love with a blonde customer played by Brooke Burns, who was on "Baywatch." The other is also a barrista who wears a goatee and fedora and rides a motorcycle. He tries to impress Burns by making fancy designs on the froth of his lattes.

GLENN FREY MATURES PAST THE DAYS OF PARTYING

NEW YORK (AP) -- Some of the glory days of The Eagles are a bit of a blur to Glenn Frey. He says they'd party after the show, and before the show, and sometimes during the show. Frey says when they got back together, the rules had changed, so they're more professional. He says it was OK to be crazy in his "youthier days," but there's "nothing more unattractive than middle-aged adolescence." He says now they step on stage "straight as an arrow" and do a good show, and everybody's happy. Frey has a solo album out called "After Hours."

NEIL YOUNG NOT DEAD

UNDATED (AP) -- Neil Young is not dead. And he's not an astronaut, either. Former astronaut Neil Armstrong died over the weekend. He was the first man to walk on the moon, in July of 1969. But the NBC News website goofed with the headline "Astronaut Neil Young, first man to walk on the moon, dies at age 82." Seven minutes later the mistake was corrected. NBC says it was due to a staffer's error.

SECOND SON ON THE WAY FOR BACKSTREET BOY

UNDATED (AP) -- Another boy is on the way for Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough. He tweets that his wife Leigh is pregnant. They also have a son James Hoke, who's three years old.

GRAHAM NASH ART EXHIBIT

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Graham Nash opens a exhibit of his photography in Santa Monica, California next month. He's showing a dozen pieces related to various causes, including the environment, peace and social justice. The exhibit opens September 1. A portrait of David Crosby done by Nash hangs in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington.

JOHNNY RIVERS TO GIVE 70TH BIRTHDAY CONCERT

NEW YORK (AP) -- Johnny Rivers will celebrate his 70th birthday by performing in New York for the first time in 25 years. Rivers will sing his hits, including "Secret Agent Man," "Poor Side of Town and "Summer Rain." The concert will be on September 28th. His actual birthday is November 7.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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