- Family, friends expected for private Bobbi Kristina funeral
ATLANTA (AP) — Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, was born and raised in the shadow of her famous parents' hugely public life.She appeared alongside the couple in 2005 on the Bravo reality show "Being Bobby Brown," which showed her parents fighting, swearing and making court appearances. She attended award shows with her mother and father, walked red carpets with them and sang in Central Park with Houston as adoring fans watched.
- WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61
"Rowdy" Roddy Piper, the kilt wearing trash-talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, died Friday. He was 61.The WWE confirmed the death. The wrestling organization provided no additional details.
- Snoop Dogg stopped by Italian customs
MILAN (AP) — Snoop Dogg has had another run-in with European authorities.Italian financial police said they stopped the rapper at the Lamezia Terme airport in Calabria on Saturday with $422,000 in cash, well above the limit that can legally be transported across EU borders undeclared. The incident comes less than a week after Snoop Dogg was briefly stopped in Sweden on suspicion of drug use after a concert near Stockholm.
- Jolie, Suu Kyi visit Myanmar female factory workers
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Angelina Jolie has joined Myanmar's opposition leader and democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi, in sitting down with female workers to learn more about their dire conditions.Jolie, who is a special envoy for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, is on a four-day visit to the Southeast Asian nation.
- U2 welcomes the Clintons, Springsteen at New York show
NEW YORK (AP) — For its last of eight shows at Madison Square Garden and the finale to its North American tour, U2 welcomed some very famous guests.On Friday night, lead singer Bono gave a shout out to "the 42nd president," Bill Clinton, for helping to negotiate peace in the 1990s in the band's native Ireland. Bono later praised the former president and Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is running for president, for their efforts in fighting AIDS.
- The Latest: Mourners arrive for funeral of Bobbi Kristina
11:50 a.m. (EDT)Grammy-winning R&B singer Monica is the latest personality to show up at a church in suburban Atlanta for a memorial service for Bobbi Kristina Brown.
- New York lawmakers at odds over proposed Billy Joel highway
HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A street through Billy Joel's hometown may someday bear his name but a group of New York lawmakers, for now at least, like the signs for Route 107 just the way they are.The proposed honor for the Piano Man is being held up over a difference of opinion over a simple question: Should the state name things after people while they are still alive?
- Filmmakers respond to criticism of Lego 'Brickumentary'
NEW YORK (AP) — The filmmakers behind a documentary on the toy powerhouse Lego say critics who see the film as a 92-minute commercial for the tiny building blocks are missing the point."A Lego Brickumentary" opened Friday in limited theatrical release to mixed reviews, with some reviewers complaining the film took an uncritical eye to the toy that captivates children and adults alike.
- Original sound of Japan emperor's war-end speech released
TOKYO (AP) — The 4 ½-minute speech that has reverberated throughout Japan's modern history since it was delivered by Emperor Hirohito at the end of World War II has come back to life in digital form.Hirohito's "jewel voice" — muffled and nearly inaudible due to poor sound quality — was broadcast on Aug. 15, 1945, announcing Japan's surrender.
- SNL stars Armisen, Meyers, Hader reunite for parody series
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Here's a roundup of news Friday from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs:ROCK ON