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Last Update on May 29, 2015 07:09 GMT


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Is The Rock stronger than an earthquake? We find out this weekend, as Dwayne Johnson's new movie "San Andreas" opens. Johnson's had a busy week leading up to the debut of the earthquake disaster movie. He set a "Guinness" record in London for the number of selfies taken in three minutes. Johnson says he didn't even know there was such record. And The Rock isn't about to slack off. He says he officiated at a friend's wedding, then "drank more alcohol in one night" than any other human. But he says he still got up to train the next day.

Alexandra Daddario says she was impressed by Dwayne Johnson's helicpoter-borne entrance at the premiere for "San Andreas."

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Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson says he's learned a little about surviving a quake from doing "San Andreas."

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Excerpt of scene from "San Andreas"

Here's a bit of the action from "San Andreas," which opens this weekend.


RABAT, Morocco (AP) -- Jennifer Lopez isn't hurting for work. "American Idol" heads into its final season next year, but J-Lo has a new cop series called "Shades of Blue" for NBC. Of course there's her music career. J-Lo kicks off Morocco's Mawazine music festival today. Despite her worldwide success, Lopez insists she's just "Jenny from the Block." J-Lo told reporters in Morocco's capital she's still the girl from the Bronx because "that never really leaves you." J-Lo says there's no real secret to her success, because she just works harder than anyone else.

J-Lo says she'll always be "Jenny from the Block." ((longer version of cut in wrap))

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Jennifer Lopez

Even at age 45, J-Lo says there's no secret to staying young looking and healthy.

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Jennifer Lopez

J-Lo says she has always defied expectations. ((note length of cut))

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Jennifer Lopez

J-Lo has some simple advice for young people trying to make it. ((longer version of cut in wrap))

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Excerpt of Jennifer Lopez

Excerpt of Jennifer Lopez, performing "Jenny from the Block."

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Excerpt of Jennifer Lopez

Excerpt of Jennifer Lopez, performing "Same Girl."


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lindsay Lohan is off the legal hook. For the first time in nearly eight years Lohan isn't on probation. A judge in Los Angeles yesterday signed off on Lohan's community service logs, and determined she completed her sentence. Lohan wasn't in the courtroom for the hearing. This last case stemmed from a reckless driving charge. Over the years, Lohan was briefly jailed five times and sentenced to rehab. Lohan missed a deadline last year to complete her community service. A judge earlier this year ordered Lohan to redo 125 hours of service. Prosecutors said that Lohan claimed community service credit for meeting fans of a London stage play and other questionable activities.

AP correspondent Anthony McCartney reports Lindsay Lohan has completed her sentence in a reckless driving case, and has satisfied all court requirements.

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Anthony McCartney

AP correspondent Anthony McCartney reports Lindsay Lohan has been able to stay out of the spotlight for bad behavior for several years now.

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Anthony McCartney

AP correspondent Anthony McCartney reports Lindsay Lohan appeared to be more serious about her probation, and about the community service she's had to perform.


NEW YORK (AP) -- The latest "Bachelor" is single again. Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff have split. Soules was "The Bachelor" on the last season of the ABC show. He popped the question to Whitney during the season finale two months ago. The former couple released a statement saying they've "amicably decided to end their relationship" and "part with nothing but respect and admiration for one another." After The Bachelor, Soules was featured on "Dancing With the Stars." Us Weekly first reported the breakup.


NEW YORK (AP) -- You won't be able to watch "19 Kids and Counting" on Hulu. The streaming video site has pulled the reality show, following reports of sexual misconduct allegations against one of the stars. Twenty-seven-year-old Josh Duggar has apologized for unspecified bad behavior as a teenager. He's the oldest of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's 19 children and was featured on the show. Hulu isn't confirming it yanked the show, but it's no longer available on the site. TLC pulled the series from its schedule last week. The network hasn't said if 19 Kids and Counting will be back.


MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) -- Legal trouble for Jenelle Evans from "Teen Mom 2." Investigators say her ex fiance charged she slapped and punched him. WMBF-TV in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, reports Evans was busted yesterday on a charge of criminal domestic violence. Evans and Nathan Griffith had been featured on the MTV show. They have a child together.

Entertainment History

May 29, 2015 07:09 GMT

On May 29th, 1942, Bing Crosby recorded "White Christmas."

In 1952, country singer Hank Williams was divorced by his wife, Audrey Shepherd.

In 1959, one of rock's first outdoor festivals took place in Atlanta, Georgia, featuring Ray Charles, B.B. King, Ruth Brown, Jimmy Reed and The Drifters. It attracted 9,000 people.

In 1971, Paul McCartney released "Mary Had A Little Lamb." It was one of McCartney's least successful songs, but still cracked the Top Thirty.

In 1973, Roger McGuinn, formerly of The Byrds, made his solo debut in New York.

In 1977, Elvis Presley walked off stage in the middle of a concert in Baltimore. It was the first time in his 23-year career that he did so, aside from when he was sick.

In 1987, a jury in Los Angeles found "Twilight Zone" movie director John Landis and four associates innocent of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of actor Vic Morrow and two children.

In 1999, the remains of Iron Butterfly bassist Phil "Taylor" Kramer were found inside a van in a ravine near Malibu, California. He had disappeared four years earlier while driving to the airport to pick up a friend.

In 2004, gunmen in the Congo attacked a group of unarmed military observers who were escorting Sum 41. The band had to be evacuated to Uganda. They were in the Congo to film a documentary for a Canadian charity.

In 2011, singer Sean Kingston crashed his watercraft into a bridge in Miami Beach, Florida. He was seriously injured, and a female passenger was also hurt.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Kevin Conway ("Gods and Generals") is 73. Singer Gary Brooker of Procol Harum is 70. Actor Anthony Geary is 68. Singer Rebbie (REE'-bee) Jackson is 65. Composer Danny Elfman is 62. Singer LaToya Jackson is 59. Actor Ted Levine ("Monk," "The Silence of the Lambs") is 58. Actress Annette Bening is 57. Actor Rupert Everett is 56. Singer Melissa Etheridge is 54. Actress Lisa Whelchel ("The Facts of Life") is 52. Guitarist Noel Gallagher (Oasis) is 48. Singer Jayski McGowan of Quad City DJ's is 48. Actor Anthony Azizi ("Threat Matrix" "Lost") is 46. Guitarist Chan Kinchla of Blues Traveler is 46. Guitarist Mark Lee of Third Day is 42. Cartoonist Aaron McGruder ("Boondocks") is 41. Singer Melanie Brown ("Scary Spice") of the Spice Girls is 40. Rapper Playa Poncho is 40. Singer Fonseca is 36. Actor Blake Foster ("Power Rangers Turbo") is 30. Actor Brandon Mychal Smith ("Sonny With A Chance") is 26. Actress Kristen Alderson ("General Hospital," "One Life To Live") is 24. Actress Lorelei Linklater is 22.

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