NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Loretta Lynn says she is doing better after a brief hospital visit to treat an illness that kept her from attending a CMT tribute to her and other female country artists. A message posted on Lynn's official Facebook page Saturday afternoon said she is feeling better and is now resting at home. Lynn's post said she was sick, but did not provide additional details.
The Marvel universe just got a slice smaller on Netflix with the cancellation of "Marvel's Luke Cage" after two seasons. The news Friday surprised fans and came soon after Netflix axed another live-action Marvel series, "Iron Fist." Both are part of The Defenders world and ordered up by Netflix among five back in 2013.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actor Bruce Dern has been released from the hospital after a fall during his daily jog in Los Angeles. A representative for the 82-year-old Dern says he was released Friday evening following his fall earlier in the day. The Oscar-nominated actor's representative says he is in good spirits. No further details were released.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia songwriter who claims he was cut out of profits and credit from song that was recorded by R&B star Usher has been awarded more than $44 million in damages in a suit that targeted the track's other co-writers. A jury last week awarded the sum to Daniel Marino. His former co-writer William Guice was ordered to pay $6.75 million in compensatory damages, and $20.25 million in punitive damages.
MADRID (AP) - Voicing wake-up calls for new generations to save cinema, oceans and journalism, film director Martin Scorsese and marine biologist Sylvia Earle on Friday were awarded Spain's prestigious Princess of Asturias prizes along a selected group of scientists, mountaineers and intellectuals.
NEW YORK (AP) - Lena Dunham is shutting down her online feminist newsletter. The author and creator of "Girls" announced Friday that the publication she co-founded three years ago, Lenny , had reached its "final chapter." In a message to readers, Dunham wrote that there was "no one reason" for the decision and said she was proud that Lenny had provided a forum for "new voices." The message was also signed by Lenny co-founder Jenni Konner and by editorial director Molly Elizalde.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - A museum dedicated to the Jews who suffered in the Warsaw Ghetto during Nazi Germany's wartime occupation of Poland came closer to reality Friday with a key handover ceremony. Plans call for the Warsaw Ghetto Museum to be housed in a former children's hospital that was within the ghetto's walls. It is scheduled to open in 2023 on the 80th anniversary of the uprising by Jews in the ghetto.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Britney Spears will return to Las Vegas with a new residency next year. MGM Resorts International on Friday said the pop superstar in February will kick off a series of regularly scheduled shows at Park Theater inside the Park MGM casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip. Spears in a statement says she is happy to be returning to Sin City, which she described as her "second home." Spears wrapped up a residency at a different Las Vegas venue last year.