Last Update on February 11, 2016 08:11 GMT
GWYNETH PALTROW - STALKING TRIAL
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Ohio man charged with stalking Gwyneth Paltrow says he was holding out hope that the Oscar-winning actress would marry him. In testimony yesterday, Dante Soiu said he hoped to woo Paltrow down the aisle -- despite the fact that she had already testified against him in another stalking case. The original messages -- which included pornography -- led to his being sent away to a mental institution for several years. But Soiu testified that he hoped the new batch of messages would show Paltrow he was a changed man. He also says he hoped that if Paltrow wanted him stop writing him, she would at least be "a pen pal" about it and write him back with her request.
"GAME OF THRONES" - IRELAND SITE
ARMOY, Northern Ireland (AP) -- Authorities in Northern Ireland say they will do what they can to keep the fantasy alive for fans of the hit TV series "Game of Thrones." It seems road maintenance crews painted a white line down the middle of the Dark Hedges, the country road that winds through the make-believe world of Westeros. That didn't sit well with the show's fans -- who flock to the area to see it and take photos. Officials say the line was painted by mistake -- and will be removed. The lane markings wouldn't have affected the show, though. Game of Thrones uses special effects to mask the road's paved surface.
"GILMORE GIRLS" REDUX
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Some of the residents of Stars Hollow will be in their familiar places when "Gilmore Girls" returns. Netflix has signed deals bringing back at more than a few cast members for the four-episode remix, including Milo Ventimiglia (vhen-TEE'-mihl-ya) as Jess Mariano and Matt Czuchry (ZOO'-kree) as Logan Huntzberger. You can also look for Liza Weil and Yanic Truesdale to return. Netflix had already said Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel, would be part of the reboot of Gilmore Girls. But the network hasn't said what the new shows' title will be -- or when it will make its debut.
"AMERICAN IDOL"-HALF OF THE TOP 24 PERFORM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Five of the Top 24 will be cut tonight on "American Idol." But viewers don't have a say in who goes home. The cuts will be up to the judges. Twelve of the Top 24 performed on last night's show. La'Porsha Renae brought the house down with her version of "Proud Mary." Harry Connick Jr. says other contestants might want to quit after her hearing her. J-Lo was equally impressed, saying she dreams of finding a talent like La'Porsha. Season-14 returnee Emily Brooke had an off night. She also may have made a strategic goof by doing a cover of a song recorded by a winner of "The Voice" -- Idol's rival on NBC. Jordan Sasser lost his man-bun -- and the confidence of the judges. They were critical of his attempt at the Celine Dion classic, "All By Myself." Tonight, some former Idol winners return before the cuts are announced.
<<CUT ..007 (02/11/16)>> 00:17 "make them La'Porsha (cheers)"
DONALD TRUMP SPOOF HITS "FUNNY OR DIE"
NEW YORK (AP) -- The creator of the online spoof of Donald Trump says he "couldn't believe it" when Johnny Depp agreed to do the project. Adam McKay is the co-founder of Funny of Die -- and says he once the idea was hatched in his mind, he reached out to Depp -- and he agreed to come aboard. The mock-documentary is called "Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie." It's a comedic attempt to show what it would have been like if Trump had written, directed and edited a movie version of his 1987 best-selling advice book.
Funny of Die Trump movie site: http://www.funnyordie.com/trump--movie