Thursday Morning Entertainment Headlines

MICHELLE OBAMA-LETTERMAN

NEW YORK (AP) -- First lady Michelle Obama is getting an offer of help -- from David Letterman. Mrs. Obama was on Letterman's show last night. Mrs. Obama will, of course, be making a speech to the Democratic convention next week. Letterman wanted to know if Mrs. Obama would open with a joke. When she said probably not, Letterman offered to write one for her. The line got a big laugh.

KIM KARDASHIAN AND OLD NAVY SETTLE LAWSUIT

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kim Kardashian has settled her lawsuit against Old Navy for using someone who looked like her in one of their commercials. Kardashian had said the ad could confuse people about her actual endorsements, which include a clothing store and a shoe line. Neither side is giving details of the settlement, but Kardashian's attorney says both sides are satisfied with it.

"LAWLESS" - SHIA LABEOUF

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Shia LaBeouf and his character in "Lawless" both did the same thing when they got their first big paycheck. They bought themselves cars. LaBeouf says his mother had what he called "a rape van with no windows." He just wanted a car with windows. He bought a used Volvo for $500 and stocked it with a stereo and TVs that set him back $10,000. He says it was "the most ridiculous Volvo you'd ever seen."

REPORTED KELLY RIPA CO-HOST HAS A WEDDING HIS FUTURE

NEW YORK (AP) -- Michael Strahan has more on his mind than just reports that he'll be Kelly Ripa's new co-host. He's getting married to Eddie Murphy's ex-wife Nicole. Nicole Murphy tells The New York Daily News that "it's time to start focusing on a wedding." In last night's season finale of "Hollywood Exes" Murphy is seen shopping for a ring. Murphy will be just as busy as Strahan if he gets the co-hosting job. She has a new fashion line and is returning to the catwalk after more than 20 years.

MICKEY DOLENZ "A LITTLE TORN" ABOUT MONKEES SONG BEING IN "BREAKING BAD"

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mickey Dolenz says he's "a little torn" over "Breaking Bad" using the Monkees song "Goin' Down." Although he says he's a fan of the show, he tells Rolling Stone that it's weird to hear the song used in a series about meth. He says the song has nothing to do with drugs and he doesn't "condone meth," which he says is "nasty stuff that kills a lot of people and ruins a lot of lives." There's nothing he could do about it anyway. The Monkees don't own the rights to the song. The record company does.

PAUL DANO SHARES JERRY SEINFELD'S OBSESSION OF CEREAL

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Paul Dano shares Jerry Seinfeld's obsession with cereal. Dano says "Cereal is one of the greatest foods in the world." He likes it so much, he eats it for dessert. No chocolate for him. He doesn't go for sweets. His favorite cereal is Crispix. He says it's his "comfort food." Dano eats a lot of cereal in the movie "Ruby Sparks" that's in limited release.

ELLEN STACKS UP THE STARS

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- Ellen DeGeneres is stocking up on stars for the first few weeks of the 10th season of her talk show. The first episode on September 10 will feature Pink and some of the gold medal gymnasts. The next day Britney Spears and Simon Cowell will be on the show. Other stars who've been booked include Phillip Phillips, Kate Hudson, Clint Eastwood, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber's mom.

HOLLY MADISON IS PREGNANT

LAS VEGAS (ap) -- One of Hugh Hefner's ex-girlfriends is pregnant. Holly Madison has been with her boyfriend Pasquale Rotella for nine months. He's a party promoter. Madison's been appearing in "Peepshow," a burlesque show in Las Vegas. She has to decide how long she'll be able to keep working. She's three months along.

NO MORE CONFEDERATE FLAG ON THE GENERAL LEE

UNDATED (AP) -- Warner Brothers has decided that no more General Lee toys can be made with the Confederate Flag on top and boy, are "Dukes of Hazzard" fans mad. They've posted a petition online calling for Warner to change its mind. Warner owns the theatrical, DVD and licensing rights to The Dukes. Even though only merchandise is affected now, Warner Brothers is developing a Dukes of Hazzard movie and it's possible it'll insist that the General Lee not have the flag on its roof. Ben Jones, who played Cooter on the series, writes on Facebook that "knuckleheads" who don't understand the South are behind what he calls a case of "boneheaded reverse discrimination."

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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