Curb Records sues Tim McGraw in federal court
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Curb Records is suing Tim McGraw. Again.
The Nashville, Tenn.-based label has filed a lawsuit against the country music star and Big Machine Records in federal court, alleging copyright infringement and breach of contract.
Curb also has sued McGraw in Tennessee state court, but has thus far failed to keep McGraw from recording new music under a new agreement with Big Machine, which put out "Two Lanes of Freedom" earlier this year.
The lawsuit asks for a return of master recordings, compensatory and punitive damages and an injunction against future recording or releases until its contract with McGraw has been fulfilled. The state case remains in front of a judge, but the court allowed McGraw to record for a new label in a decision that's been upheld on appeal.
Cartherine Zeta-Jones checks into mental health facility
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A spokeswoman for Catherine Zeta-Jones says the actress has "proactively" checked into a mental health facility for treatment of her bipolar condition.
Publicist Sarah Fuller said in an email to The Associated Press late Monday that Zeta-Jones "is committed to periodic care in order to manage her health in an optimum manner."
Two years ago, the 43-year-old Oscar winner checked into a similar facility for a brief stay for treatment of her condition, known as Bipolar II. The disorder is characterized by mood swings and depressive episodes, and is commonly treated with medication and psychotherapy.
Maria Shriver is coming back to NBC as special anchor
NEW YORK (AP) -- Maria Shriver is coming back to NBC News.
The network announced Tuesday that Shriver will join it as a special anchor working on issues surrounding the shifting roles of women in American life.
Shriver previously worked at NBC beginning in 1986. In 2004, she left to concentrate on her role as first lady of California when her former husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger, was governor.
Shriver said her mission with the new NBC job is to inspire and elevate humanity. The mother of four will be based in Los Angeles.