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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- First she called the police on Bill Cosby. Now a model is taking the comedian to court. Chloe Goins becomes the third woman to file a civil lawsuit claiming Cosby sexually assaulted them. The suit, filed in Los Angeles, seeks punitive damages for problems she says Cosby caused her -- including mental anguish, loss of self-esteem and loss of dignity. The model claims the assault took place at the Playboy Mansion in 2008 after Cosby impaired her. Last week, the Los Angeles District Attorney's office said that it is reviewing a police investigation into Goins' allegations for a possible criminal case against Cosby. There is no timetable for when a decision will be made. Goins met with police detectives in January.

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NEW YORK (AP) -- It was like old times -- and new times -- on "The Tonight Show." There was Jay Leno doing the monologue and Jimmy Fallon tag-teaming the segment. Leno made a cameo on the show last night, stepping in for Fallon after the host feigned a hamstring injury and said he needed someone to "tag-in" for him. Leno delivered a few jokes of his own before firing-off some one-liners about the economy. Fallon came back and did a couple "the economy is so bad..." jokes of his own. Leno didn't directly plug his new show on CNBC before leaving -- but Fallon did.

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Ever wonder how Francis Ford Coppola got his middle name? Jay Leno says he knows -- and found out by doing his new show about cars. Leno got Coppola on the show and says he learned Coppola's father worked on a radio series sponsored by the automaker Ford. Turns out there's an old Italian custom to name your son after your employer. "Jay Leno's Garage" makes its debut tonight on CNBC. Leno says he has been able to land some big names like Coppola, Laurence Fishburne and Keanu Reeves because they know they will only talk cars -- not show business stuff.


NEW YORK (AP) -- Lauren, Tom Hanks is looking for you. He's found your student ID. WNBC-TV reports Hanks found a card belonging to a Fordham University student and tweeted a photo of it. Hanks says he found the ID in a New York park. He says if it's still needed his office will get it back to her. The photo has been retweeted more than 3,000 times.


NEW YORK (AP) -- Steve Rannazzisi says he will be going back to work as a standup comedian. And when he does, he expects he will be the target of hecklers. Rannazzisi is the comedian who has been going around telling people he was in the World Trade Center during the Sept. 11 attacks. He went on Howard Stern's satellite show to apologize for his deception -- and says he will deal with the heckling "as it comes."


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- It's one thing for an actor to snatch up a prop or costume from a movie they work on -- that's expected. But this is different. Officials with 20th Century Fox are trying to find out if actors swiped American Indian artifacts while working on "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials." The movie was shot at a private New Mexico ranch. The ranch manager tells The Associated Press the claims stem from comments made by the film's star Dylan O'Brien on a TV show last month. He said cast members took artifacts, despite warnings not to do so. Fox says the studio will do what it can to find out if any artifacts were taken and restore them if they were.


LONDON (AP) -- You might think just seeing Meryl Streep in a T-shirt is enough to make the news. But it's the slogan she wore on the T-shirt that is getting the attention. She and other members of the cast of the movie "Suffragette" wore the shirts in a cover shoot for Time Out magazine. The T-shirts bore the quote: "I'd rather be a rebel than a slave." Time Out is defending the use of the slogan, saying it wasn't meant to bring up images of slavery in the U.S. -- but to motivate women to stand up against oppression.

Entertainment History

October 07, 2015 07:11 GMT

AM Prep-Entertainment History

On October 7th, 1940, Artie Shaw and his Orchestra recorded Hoagy Carmichael's "Stardust" for RCA Victor.

In 1950, "Your Hit Parade" was first broadcast on NBC. It started as a radio program in 1935.

In 1954, Marian Anderson became the first black singer hired by the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York.

In 1968, the Motion Picture Association of America adopted its film-rating system, ranging from "G" for general audiences to "X" for adult patrons only.

In 1975, John Lennon won his battle against U.S. immigration authorities when a federal appeals court overturned an order to deport him. Officials had wanted to kick Lennon out of the country because of a drug arrest in Britain.

In 1977, guitarist Steve Hackett left Genesis.

In 1982, the musical "Cats" opened on Broadway.

In 1995, actors Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen (STEEN'-bur-jehn) were married on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.

Also in 1995, rapper Tone Loc (LOHK) was arrested for allegedly taking $80 from a pizza parlor in Los Angeles, arguing with the owner over a pizza, and demanding his money back. He pleaded no contest to the charges.

In 1996, an alleged shoplifter surrendered to actors Richard Belzer and Clark Johnson after mistaking them for real cops. Belzer and Johnson were filming an episode of "Homicide: Life on the Street."

In 2000, Phish performed its last show before going on hiatus.

Today's Birthdays: TV personality Joy Behar ("The View") is 73. Drummer Kevin Godley of 10cc (ten-see-see) is 70. Country singer Kieran Kane of The O'Kanes is 66. Musician John Mellencamp is 64. Guitarist Ricky Phillips of Styx is 64. Actress Mary Badham ("To Kill A Mockingbird") is 63. Actress Christopher Norris ("Trapper John, M.D.") is 62. Drummer Tico Torres of Bon Jovi is 62. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is 60. Gospel singer Michael W. Smith is 58. Former "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell is 56. Guitarist Charlie Marinkovich of Iron Butterfly is 56. Singer Ann Curless of Expose' is 52. Singer Toni Braxton is 48. Singer Thom Yorke of Radiohead is 47. Actress Allison Munn ("One Tree Hill") is 41. Singer Damian Kulash (KOO'-lahsh) of OK Go is 40. Singer Taylor Hicks ("American Idol") is 39. Actor Omar Benson Miller ("CSI: Miami") is 37. Actor Jake McLaughlin ("Quantico") is 33.

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