LOS ANGELES – Jurors have been selected to hear a case against Britney Spears parents that will focus heavily on events that led up to her public breakdown.
The panel of eight women and four men was selected Thursday to hear claims by Spears former confidante and manager, Sam Lutfi, that the singers mother defamed him.
He also claims he has been unfairly blamed for the singers issues and is owed a share of the singers fortune for work on Spears album Blackout.
Hepburn in fashion
A New York City exhibition hails Katharine Hepburn as a fashion icon, which at first seems odd. She loved her trademark khakis and open-collar shirt – decidedly unconventional especially in the 1930s and 1940s.
But skirts and dresses abound in Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen, which began Thursday at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Forty of her performance clothes – from her personal collection – are featured. She had some copies made for her personal use.
Country at Fenway
Jason Aldean will be making history at one of baseballs most historic sites.
Aldean will be the first country music star to play a concert at Fenway Park, the iconic home of the Boston Red Sox.
The July 13 appearance will be the initial stop on his first stadium tour.
The Georgia native released his fifth album, Night Train, this week.
NBC said Thursday its pulling the low-rated sitcom Animal Practice, with the last episode to air Nov. 7.
The series stars Justin Kirk (Weeds) as a veterinarian at a New York animal hospital. His co-stars include Crystal, a Capuchin monkey with the Hangover movie sequel among her credits.
This week, Animal Practice drew less than 4 million viewers. That compares to the more than 14 million averaged by top-rated sitcom The Big Bang Theory on CBS.
Animal Practice will be replaced by Whitney, starring Whitney Cummings.
Among celebrity birthdays today: Actor Michael Gambon is 72. Actor John Lithgow is 67. Singer Jeannie C. Riley is 67. Singer Patrick Simmons is 64. Talk-show host Charlie Chase is 60. Singer-keyboardist Karl Wallinger is 55. Singer Jennifer Holliday is 52. TV host Ty Pennington is 48. Singer-guitarist Todd Park Mohr and the Monsters is 47. Actor Jon Favreau is 46. South Park co-creator Trey Parker is 43. Comedian Chris Kattan is 42. Singer Pras Michel is 40. Actor Omar Gooding is 36. Country singer Cyndi Thomson is 36. Writer-director Jason Reitman is 35. Actor Benjamin Salisbury is 32. Actress Gillian Jacobs is 30.