Dylan gives rare interview, talks Sinatra, Elvis

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bob Dylan opened up about his music and songwriting and discussed his relationships with Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and others in a rare and lengthy interview posted exclusively to his website Wednesday. In the Q&A with author Bill Flanagan , Dylan recalled Sinatra telling him, "'You and me, pal, we got blue eyes, we're from up there ... These other bums are from down here.

James Corden felt a 'long way from home' amid London attack

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- James Corden has taken a moment to pay respects to his native London following a deadly attack there. The British host of CBS' "Late Late Show" said on Wednesday's show that he "felt a really long, long way from home" while watching news reports of the attack that left four people dead, including the attacker. He says he wished he could "be there with loved ones to stand alongside them.

Funeral home director, gospel singer indicted on sex charges

LITTLETON, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina funeral director has been indicted on 10 sexual offenses involving children. The Daily Herald of Roanoke Rapids reports (http://bit.ly/2ns6DhT) a grand jury this week returned indictments for indecent liberties with a child and statutory sexual offense by an adult against 62-year-old Harold Massey. Massey was arrested earlier this year and charged with 50 counts of indecent liberties with a minor and 31 counts of statutory sexual offense.

British actress Emma Thompson turns down Trump offer

HELSINKI (AP) -- British actress Emma Thompson says she once turned down an offer by Donald Trump to stay at the Trump Towers, years before he became the U.S. president. Speaking on a Scandinavian TV show, Thompson said that while filming the 1998 film "Primary Colors," the phone in her trailer rang and the voice on the other end said, "Hi, it's Donald Trump here.

Another baby expected as Sweden royal family expands

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Sweden's Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia are expecting their second child. The prince, son of Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf and fifth in the line of succession, says they are "looking forward to welcoming a new little member to our family." In Thursday's statement, the royal palace said the birth is expected for September. The 37-year-old prince wed Sofia Hellqvist, now 32, in June 2015.

Kristi Yamaguchi tweets 'break a leg' to Nancy Kerrigan

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A good luck tweet from Kristi Yamaguchi to former Olympic figure skating teammate Nancy Kerrigan is drawing online attention. Kerrigan is competing on the current season of "Dancing with the Stars." Yamaguchi tweeted to Kerrigan on Monday, "Can't wait to see you grace that ballroom floor," before adding "break a leg.

AP FACT CHECK: Willie Nelson not deathly ill, publicist says

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Willie Nelson has played nearly a dozen shows in recent weeks and is not deathly ill, his publicist said, despite a series of reports claiming the country music legend is struggling to breathe. A March 13 Radar Online report quoted an anonymous source saying Nelson was "deathly ill," weak as a baby and unable to muster the breath to sing.

Snooki inspires bill to cap public university speaker fees

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Under legislation inspired by former "Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, no more than $10,000 of state money could go to pay speakers at New Jersey's public universities. The Democrat-controlled Assembly is scheduled to vote on the bill Thursday. If approved, it will go to Republican Gov. Chris Christie's desk.

Debbie Reynolds' son says she prepared him for her death

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Todd Fisher says his mother, Debbie Reynolds, set him up "for her leaving the planet" the day his sister and Reynolds' daughter, Carrie Fisher, died in December. The 84-year-old Reynolds suffered a stroke and died one day after her 60-year-old daughter died following a heart attack. Todd Fisher tells Entertainment Tonight that his mother told him she wanted "to go be with Carrie" before she died.

Mickelson says he won't be called as witness in trial

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- While his name has been mentioned as a pivotal figure in a federal insider trading criminal trial, Phil Mickelson shrugged off any hint that will be hanging over him this week or in the run up to The Masters next month -- both with his play and his comments. "I'm not a part of that," Mickelson said after easily winning his first-round match Wednesday at the Dell Technologies Match Play.

Day leaves Match Play as mother battles lung cancer

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Defending champion Jason Day tearfully withdrew from the Dell Technologies Match Play after six holes Wednesday so he could be with his mother when she has surgery for lung cancer. Day said his mother, Dening, was diagnosed in Australia at the start of the year and told she had 12 months to live.

CBS and 'Young and Restless' lead with Daytime Emmy nods

NEW YORK (AP) -- CBS led with 70 nominations overall while its daytime drama "The Young and the Restless" led with 25 nods when nominations were announced Wednesday for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy awards. TV's remaining trio of soap operas, "General Hospital" (23 nominations), "The Bold and the Beautiful" (23 nominations) and "Days of Our Lives" (22 nominations) were the other series with the most potential trophies.

'No Scrubs' writers get added to Sheeran hit 'Shape of You'

NEW YORK (AP) -- The songwriters behind TLC's 1999 megahit "No Scrubs" are now listed as co-writers of Ed Sheeran's No. 1 hit "Shape of You." On the website for performance rights organization ASCAP, Kandi Burruss, Tameka Cottle aka Tiny and Kevin Briggs have been added as co-writers of "Shape of You," co-written by Sheeran, Steve Mac and John McDaid. "Shape of You" is currently on top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Teen in fight video thanks man who stepped in to stop it

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey teenager who posted a video of a street fight interrupted by a peacemaking New Jersey man said that he is thankful for the intervention. Jamar Mobley told CBS Philly (http://cbsloc.al/2nBjPBx) that the fight could have gone "a whole other way" if Ibn Ali Miller hadn't stepped in. "He was minding his business and just came out of the car," Mobley said.

Thomas Keller shows off his sleek new French Laundry remodel

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- On a sunny morning in Napa Valley, America's most celebrated chef is reflecting on his career, the culinary empire it spawned and why he just spent $10 million to upgrade his famed restaurant, the French Laundry. Thomas Keller describes himself as detail-oriented, a perfectionist and passionate about fine food and design.

Italy's anti-establishment 5-Stars pull ahead of Democrats

ROME (AP) -- Like elsewhere in Europe and in the U.S., Italy has seen a rising tide of anti-establishment sentiment -- and an eclectic grassroots movement is aiming for early elections and 40 percent of the vote now that polls have placed it well ahead of the ruling but fractured Democratic Party.

Kaepernick donates $50K to Meals on Wheels after Trump swipe

Meals on Wheels has confirmed a $50,000 donation from former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The group that provides food for seniors in need thanked Kaepernick for his donation on Tuesday. It came a day after President Donald Trump took a swipe at Kaepernick during a campaign-style rally in Kentucky by taking credit for the lack of suitors for the free agent.

Missed, not missing: Simmons' withdrawal sparks fascination

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Officially, Richard Simmons is not missing. His publicist, manager, brother and two officers from the Los Angeles Police Department have all said the 68-year-old fitness guru is at his Hollywood Hills mansion and doing fine. Simmons said the same himself when he called into TV's "Entertainment Tonight" last year, explaining he was safe and well and that "it's time right now for Richard Simmons to take care of Richard Simmons.

Thomas Keller shows off his sleek new French Laundry remodel

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- On a sunny morning in Napa Valley, America's most celebrated chef is reflecting on his career, the culinary empire it spawned and why he just spent $10 million to upgrade his famed restaurant, the French Laundry. Thomas Keller describes himself as detail-oriented, a perfectionist and passionate about fine food and design.

'Gong Show' creator Chuck Barris dies at 87

NEW YORK (AP) -- Chuck Barris, whose game show empire included "The Dating Game," ''The Newlywed Game" and that infamous factory of cheese, "The Gong Show," has died. He was 87. Barris died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York, according to publicist Paul Shefrin, who announced the death on behalf of Barris' family.