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March 20, 2013 at 2:20 PM   |   Comments

Rapper Too Short booked for DUI, narcotics possession

LOS ANGELES, March 20 (UPI) -- Todd Anthony Shaw, the rapper known as Too Short, has been arrested in Los Angeles after allegedly driving under the influence, police said.

TMZ reported Shaw was booked for DUI and felony narcotics possession after police pulled him over Tuesday night for a traffic violation and noticed he was intoxicated.

As police attempted to administer a breathalyzer test, Shaw ran away and tripped on the street. He was apprehended, placed under arrest and allegedly tried to dump narcotics from the back of the police cruiser, the celebrity news website said.


MGM hopes to release next James Bond movie within three years

LONDON, March 20 (UPI) -- MGM chairman and chief executive officer Gary Barber says the Hollywood film studio hopes to release the next James Bond film within three years.

The last three Secret Agent 007 movies -- "Casino Royal," "Quantum of Solace" and "Skyfall" -- have been huge blockbusters. Made in collaboration with Sony Pictures, they all starred Daniel Craig as Bond and the British actor is expected to play the role at least two more times.

"We are very excited about the franchise. We look forward to announcing a director soon," The Guardian newspaper quoted Barber as saying in a conference call with investors Tuesday. "We are currently developing the screenplay and working with our partners. We look forward to developing the script soon and signing a director. We are hoping within the next three years it will be released."


HBO won't order third season of Laura Dern dramedy 'Enlightened'

LOS ANGELES, March 20 (UPI) -- HBO says it has decided not to order a third season of its U.S. dramedy series "Enlightened," starring show co-creators Laura Dern and Mike White.

"It was a very difficult decision," HBO said in a statement. "We've decided not to continue 'Enlightened' for a third season. We're proud of the show, and we look forward to working with Mike White and Laura Dern in the future."

The Hollywood Reporter said low ratings were to blame for the decision.

Dern won a Golden Globe in 2012 for her portrayal of a former executive, who accepts a lower-level position in the same company after she has a mental breakdown and trip to rehab.


Bon Jovi's 'What About Now' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, March 20 (UPI) -- Bon Jovi's "What About Now" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.

Coming in at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 is David Bowie's "The Next Day," followed by Luke Bryan's "Spring Break... Here to Party" at No. 3, the compilation CD "Passion: Let the Future Begin" at No. 4 and Bruno Mars' "Unorthodox Jukebox" at No. 5.

Rounding out the top tier are Mindless Behavior's "All Around the World" at No. 6, Eric Clapton's "Old Sock" at No. 7, the soundtrack to Dave Grohl's "Sound City" documentary "Sound City -- Real to Reel" at No. 8, Mumford & Sons' "Babel" at No. 9 and Jimi Hendrix's "People, Hell and Angels" at No. 10.

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