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For films, Super Bowl provides super stage

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This undated publicity film image released by Paramount Pictures shows, from left, Zachary Quinto, as Spock, Benedict Cumberbatch as John Harrison, and Chris Pine as Kirk, in a scene in the film, "Star Trek Into Darkness," from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions. "Star Trek Into Darkness" was one of several upcoming films to receive spotlight treatment with an ad that aired during Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. AP/Paramount Pictures, Zade Rosenthal, File

The Super Bowl resembled a trip to the movie theater with several potential summer blockbusters airing new ads.

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FBI removes many redactions in Marilyn Monroe file

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This undated photo shows actress Marilyn Monroe. In late 2012, the FBI has released a new version of files it kept on Monroe that reveal the names of some of her acquaintances who had drawn concern from government officials and members of her entourage over their suspected ties to communism. AP

Newly re-issued and more complete FBI files on Marilyn Monroe reveal the names of some of the movie star’s acquaintances with suspected communists who drew concern from government officials and her own entourage.

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Ashton Kutcher files for divorce from Demi Moore

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In this June 9, 2011 file photo, actors Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore attend the first annual Stephan Weiss Apple Awards at the Urban Zen Center in New York. Court records show Kutcher filed for divorce from Moore on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, citing irreconcilable differences. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)

Ashton Kutcher filed court papers Friday to end his seven-year marriage to actress Demi Moore.

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Prosecutors appeal anti-paparazzi charge dismissal

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Justin Bieber. AP File Photo

Prosecutors Wednesday appealed the dismissal of anti-paparazzi driving charges against a photographer accused of recklessly chasing Justin Bieber on a Los Angeles freeway earlier this year.

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Berry’s ex says he was threatened before fight

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In this Sept. 7, 2008 file photo, Model Gabriel Aubry and actress Halle Berry attends the Calvin Klein 40th anniversary party during Fashion Week in New York. AP FILE PHOTO

Halle Berry’s ex-boyfriend claims the actress’s fiance threatened to kill him during a confrontation that left him with a broken rib, bruised face and under arrest.

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Judge ends case against Britney Spears’ parents

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Britney Spears   AP FILE PHOTO

Britney Spears’ former confidante and self-professed manager failed to prove any of his libel and breach-of-contract claims against the singer’s parents and her caretakers, a judge who dismissed his case mid-trial ruled Thursday.

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Chris Brown to stay on supervised probation

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In this pool photo R&B singer Chris Brown appears in court in Los Angeles Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. Brown remains on supervised probation for felony assault for an attack on Rihanna in 2009. He is scheduled to return to court Jan. 17, 2013. A California judge says Chris Brown must return to court to update her on the progress of his probation after he completes an overseas tour. (AP Photo/David McNew, Pool)

A judge on Thursday ordered Chris Brown to remain on supervised probation and make another court appearance after he completes an overseas tour.

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Libel trial to focus on Britney Spears’ meltdown

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Britney Spears AP FILE PHOTO

Britney Spears’ darkest days are about to be revisited in a Los Angeles courtroom, but not by the resurgent pop singer.

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Judge grants Sheryl Crow 3-year restraining order

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This April 18, 2012 file photo shows musician Sheryl Crow at the Entertainment Industry Foundation's "Unforgettable Evening" in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)

A judge has granted Sheryl Crow a three-year restraining order against a man who a witness says threatened to shoot the singer-songwriter.

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After 50 years, Monroe remains strong celeb brand

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In this September 15, 1954 publicity photo courtesy Running Press, Marilyn Monroe is shown during the “subway” scene of "The Seven Year Itch," filmed late in the evening on Lexington Avenue in New York. Monroe passed away a half-century ago this week, a murky death that remains one of Hollywood's most tantalizing mysteries. But look around: Her legend lives on, more vibrantly than ever. In a twist she surely would have appreciated, this 1950's bombshell has become a 21st-century pop culture phenomenon. (AP Photo/Courtesy Running Press)

There is a career after death, at least if while alive you wielded star power like Marilyn Monroe.

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Feud continues to roil Michael Jackson’s family

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Michael Jackson. AFP FILE PHOTO

Turmoil in Michael Jackson’s family continued as a family feud that has engulfed the singer’s mother and children continued to play out in online posts, on national television and in a videotaped driveway confrontation that authorities continue to investigate.

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Whitney Houston died in bathtub; cause of death not yet known

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HAPPY DAYS In a March 28, 1998 file photo Whitney Houston and her husband Bobby Brown arrive for the Versace Fall 1998 fashion show in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, file)

Whitney Houston’s life of glorious song and unnerving self-destruction apparently ended in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Grammy weekend, but it could be weeks before investigators know exactly why she died.

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