NEW YORK (AP) - Gruesome images of a lynched Emmett Till were seared into the minds of many black Americans in 1955 and helped lead to the modern civil rights movement. But few whites knew of their existence at the time. That reality is at the top of NBC's two-hour documentary of how images propelled the civil rights effort. The documentary premieres Saturday on NBC as the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King's assassination approaches.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal appeals court upheld a copyright infringement verdict against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over the 2013 hit song "Blurred Lines." In a split decision from a three-judge panel, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday awarded $5.3 million to the family of Marvin Gaye, who said "Blurred Lines" illegally copied from the late soul singer's "Got to Give it Up."
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) - A preliminary hearing for actress Rose McGowan on a drug possession charge in Virginia has been postponed until May 3. The hearing was originally scheduled for Wednesday. The Washington Post reports that the hearing was postponed after two prosecution witnesses were unable to get to court during a snowstorm.
PARIS (AP) - Britney Spears has landed her first high fashion modeling campaign as the new face of Paris-based Kenzo. The 36-year-old singer said she had been waiting for the "right fit and the right opportunity" to represent a luxury brand. Celebrity photographer Peter Lindbergh snapped Spears in relaxed styles that feature denim, baseball caps and florals, as well as the princess of pop's signature exposed midriff.
CHICAGO (AP) - The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Jack White and Arctic Monkeys will headline this year's Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago. Travis Scott, The National, Vampire Weekend and Odesza also were among the performers announced Wednesday morning on Lollapalooza's website . More than 180 acts will play on eight stages Aug. 2-5 in Chicago's lakefront Grant Park. Founder Perry Farrell launched Lollapalooza as a touring festival in 1991. It's been held in Chicago since 2005.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jimmy Kimmel's audience got to see more of the host than usual when he had his first colonoscopy. The talk show host brought Katie Couric along for the test, which aired on Tuesday's "Jimmy Kimmel Live." She was with him before and after the examination. Kimmel turned 50 in November, which is the age the American Cancer Society recommends for the colorectal cancer screening.
NEW YORK (AP) - A 16th-century painting that was looted by the Nazis and missing for nearly 80 years has been restored to its owner's heirs, and will be auctioned by Christie's next month. The auction house says it facilitated the return of the artwork, which is a portrait by German Renaissance painter Lucas Cranach the Elder.
NEW YORK (AP) - Selena Gomez took to Instagram after bikini photos of her in Australia showing a scar drew social media comments that she looked "thick." The singer wrote that the beauty myth was "an obsession with physical perfection that traps modern woman in an endless cycle of hopelessness, self consciousness and self-hatred." Gomez says she "chose to take care of myself" because she wants to and "not to prove anything to anyone."
NEW YORK (AP) - A military analyst for Fox News said Tuesday that he was quitting the network because he believed it had turned into a propaganda machine for President Donald Trump's administration. Ralph Peters, a retired U.S. Army officer, said he told Fox at the beginning of the month that he did not want his contributor contract renewed.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Is #MeToo part two on the way? With its bankruptcy, the Weinstein Co. has tossed out the non-disclosure agreements that officials say co-founder and former CEO Harvey Weinstein wielded as a weapon in his sexual misconduct to keep women quiet. That brought with it the possibility Tuesday that a new wave of victims and witnesses would come forward with allegations against Weinstein, who was fired in October.