SAN FRANCISCO - A probate judge on Monday instructed attorneys for the estate and heirs of Robin Williams to take eight weeks to work out disputes over property and money between the three adult children of the late comedian and his widow.
- Cynthia Kelly, the sister of California Governor Jerry Brown, died over the weekend, the Sacramento Bee newspaper reported on Monday. She was 81.
LOS ANGELES - Actor-singer Jamie Foxx came under fire on Monday from LGBT-youth group The Trevor Project for "insensitive comments" he made at an awards show about reality star Bruce Jenner and reports of his decision to transition to a woman.
- Trevor Noah, a South African comedian little known to U.S. audiences, will replace Jon Stewart as the host of the Emmy Award-winning, late-night parody newscast "The Daily Show," Comedy Central said on Monday.
LONDON - Film music composer Hans Zimmer gave fans of his movie scores a rare glimpse of himself at work on Monday when he took the stage to lead an orchestra in a live performance of his score for epic space adventure "Interstellar". | Video
LOS ANGELES - Two more women came forward on Friday accusing veteran comedian Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them decades ago, when they were in their teens.
- Norman Greenbaum, a singer-songwriter best known for the hit song "Spirit in the Sky", was critically injured in a car crash north of San Francisco that killed a motorcyclist, California police said on Sunday.
LOS ANGELES - The woman behind the downfall of former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling painted conflicting portraits of him in court on Friday, calling him a kind, generous mentor and father figure to her but a mean-spirited "con artist" and bigot toward others.
STOCKHOLM - Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer, a winner of the Nobel prize for literature, has died of a stroke at the age of 83, members of the Swedish Academy that confers the award said on Friday.
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's former leader Mahathir Mohamad, one of Lee Kuan Yew's greatest rivals, said on Friday he was saddened by the death of Singapore's founding father although the two Southeast Asian strongmen often clashed and seldom agreed on issues. | Video