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Last Update on July 31, 2015 07:12 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Los Angeles judge says it may take months, if not years, to settle a dispute over who owns a hilltop convent that Katy Perry wants to buy. A group of nuns say it's theirs and they have already sold it to Los Angeles restaurant owner Dana Hollister. The archbishop of Los Angeles says only the archdiocese has the authority to sell and he wants Perry to buy it. Yesterday a judge decided the sale to Hollister was invalid. However, he did not order her to vacate but he did order her to pay $25,000 a month to support the nuns. Perry is not allowed to visit the property during the dispute. Even if the archdiocese wins the right to sell to Perry, the Vatican must still approve the sale.
012-w-34-(Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH'-tah), AP music correspondent, with music)--A judge is considering whether singer Katy Perry or restaurant owner Dana Hollister can buy a hilltop convent in Los Angeles. AP Music Correspondent Margie Szaroleta has more. ((opens with music)) (31 Jul 2015)
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013-c-17-(Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH'-tah), AP music correspondent)-"from the Vatican"-AP Music Correspondent Margie Szaroleta reports the nuns do not want to sell to Katy Perry because they did research on her. (31 Jul 2015)
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014-r-48-(Excerpt of Katy Perry, performing "California Gurls")--Excerpt of Katy Perry performing "California Gurls." (31 Jul 2015)
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SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) -- The judge who sealed the divorce documents for Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert defends the decision by saying they are entertainers and not "guardians of the public trust." The Oklahoman quotes Pottawatomie County Associate District Judge John Gardner as saying there's no legitimate public interest in unsealing the private matters of Shelton and Lambert. Gardner's decision drew criticism that Shelton and Lambert got preferential treatment. Gardner is retiring this week.
NEW YORK (AP) -- He's an actor. He's a rapper. And soon he'll be a new dad -- again. Ice-T is already a grandfather, but he and wife Coco are expecting a baby. Ice told Jimmy Fallon last night that the doctors said it might take a year for Coco to get pregnant after going off the pill. But Ice says "Bam!" -- she was pregnant in two months. Ice says he and Coco will announce the sex of the baby on the debut of their new talk show, which starts airing Monday on Fox stations.
006-a-06-(Ice-T and Jimmy Fallon, during "Tonight Show" broadcast Thursday)-"not for Ice"-Ice-T says he wasn't worried about his wife, Coco's, desire to have a baby. COURTESY: NBC's "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" ((mandatory on-air credit)) (31 Jul 2015)
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007-a-08-(Ice-T and Jimmy Fallon, during "Tonight Show" broadcast Thursday)-"the kids education (laughs)"-Ice-T says they'll be announcing the sex of the baby on their new talk show "Ice and Coco," which debuts Monday on some Fox stations. COURTESY: NBC's "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" ((mandatory on-air credit)) (31 Jul 2015)
<<CUT ..007 (07/31/15)>> 00:08 "the kids education (laughs)"
005-a-09-(Ice-T and Jimmy Fallon, during "Tonight Show" broadcast Thursday)-"months, bam! really (applause)"-Ice-T says it didn't take long for his wife, Coco, to become pregnant. COURTESY: NBC's "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" ((mandatory on-air credit)) (31 Jul 2015)
<<CUT ..005 (07/31/15)>> 00:09 "months, bam! really (applause)"
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- David Cassidy just wants someone who loves bougainvillea (boo-gehn-VIL'-yah). On September 9, Cassidy will auction his five-bedroom mansion in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as part of bankruptcy and divorce proceedings. Cassidy bought it in 2001 for $1.1 million and says he put in another $1 million in renovations. His pride, though, is the bougainvillea plant he believes is 50 years old, and he wants the new owners to take care of it.
NEW YORK (AP) -- So much for Zayn Malik's (MAL'-ihks) desire to stay away from music to live like a regular person. Malik has signed a solo deal with RCA Records. A release date for his first record has not been announced. Malik quit One Direction in March, saying he wanted to live a normal life.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Mariah Carey is going to call the shots for a Christmas special that will air on the Hallmark Channel. Carey will make her directorial debut and co-star in "Mariah Carey's Christmas Project." Filming begins in the fall. It will air in December as part of the Hallmark Channel's "Countdown to Christmas" programming.
NEW YORK (AP) -- HBO will run a two-party documentary on U2's "Innocence and Experience" tour. The first part will be about how the band overcame obstacles like Bono's bike accident to create the show. That will air on November 7. Part two will air November 14 and showcase U2's concert in Paris on the day it is performed.
Major business and economic reports scheduled for today
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Labor Department releases the second-quarter employment cost index at 8:30 a.m.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 03/21/14 --
Companies that pride themselves on being eco-friendly may have conflicted
ideas between marketing with ad specialties and maintaining their green
BETTY WHITE - CECIL
BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) -- Betty White is known as a big-time animal rights activist.
ROCKAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- It's not exactly quality time with grandma.
IN THE NEWS: BUSINESSMAN FINDS PHONE AFTER IT FALLS OUT OF PLANE
WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) -- A Texas businessman is thanking his technological stars for helping him find his iPhone after it fell out of a plane during a flight from Houston.