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New museum in John Wayne's Iowa hometown celebrates his life

New John Wayne museum in small Iowa city where he was born celebrates his life and career
The Associated Press

WINTERSET, Iowa - A new museum is opening in the town where John Wayne was born celebrating the late actor's life, career and local connections.

Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison in Winterset in 1907. Although he moved to California at a young age, Winterset has been showcasing his local roots for years. In addition to the new museum, the small wooden house where he was born offers tours and there's a large bronze statue of the actor in his signature cowboy hat.

The Midtown Men to have 3 very special guests in NYC concert

The Midtown Men to host special guests Shirley Alston Reeves, Gene Cornish and Ronnie Spector
Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Fans of The Midtown Men — the guys who sing 1960s classics by The Shirelles, The Rascals and The Ronettes — may freak out next month when they're joined onstage by a Shirelle, a Rascal and a Ronette.

Music icons Shirley Alston Reeves, Gene Cornish and Ronnie Spector will take the stage as special guest stars for a one-night-only concert June 20 at New York City's Beacon Theatre.

CANNES WATCH: Josh Brolin shows off fiancee on Cannes carpet

CANNES WATCH: Josh Brolin shows off his new fiancee on the red carpet at the Cannes film fest
The Associated Press

CANNES, France - Josh Brolin used the Cannes Film Festival not only as an opportunity to promote his new film, but to reveal his new fiancee.

Brolin and Kathryn Boyd shared smiles and a kiss on the red carpet at the premiere of "Sicario" on Tuesday night, as they made their first appearance as an engaged couple. His publicist confirmed the engagement on Wednesday.

It's unclear if the couple has set a wedding date.

This will be the third marriage for the 47-year-old Brolin, who split from actress Diane Lane in 2013 after eight years.

Sarah Palin says daughter Bristol's wedding called off

Sarah Palin says daughter Bristol and Medal of Honor recipient won't tie the knot on May 23
The Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says her daughter, Bristol, won't marry Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer this month.

The former Republican vice-presidential candidate wrote Monday on her verified Facebook account that the two said the wedding planned for May 23 will no longer be held. She didn't provide a reason.

Spain: Prosecutor calls on judge to slash princess' bail

Spain: Prosecutor calls on investigating judge to slash $3.1 million bail set for princess
Ciaran Giles, The Associated Press

MADRID - The prosecutor has called on a Spanish judge to slash the 2.7 million-euro ($3.1 million) bail set for Princess Cristina while she awaits trial for tax fraud, a Balearic Islands justice tribunal official said Tuesday.

The official said prosecutor Pedro Horrach filed the petition before Palma de Mallorca court investigating magistrate Jose Castro but she could not immediately give any further details.

She was speaking on condition of anonymity in keeping with department regulations.

Clooney, mayor to help open 1 World Trade Center observatory

New York mayor, George Clooney to help open 1 World Trade Center observatory
The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, George Clooney and TV news host Anderson Cooper are helping to open the new observatory at One World Trade Center.

De Blasio, Clooney and Cooper are scheduled to be on "CBS This Morning" on Wednesday as the show offers a look at the 102nd-floor space, which opens to the public May 29.

The show will be hosted by Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell.

CANNES WATCH: Star-studded Calvin Klein event honours women

CANNES WATCH: Star-studded Calvin Klein event honours women in film
Thomas Adamson, The Associated Press

CANNES, France - The star-studded Calvin Klein Women in Film soiree could not have come at a more appropriate moment — at a Cannes Film Festival where the dearth of women directors has been a major theme.

The gilded guest list of top actresses used the glamorous event on the grounds of a private mansion to speak out about equality — and perhaps show off their designer clothes.

Prince Charles to meet Sinn Fein leaders during Ireland trip

Prince Charles to meet Sinn Fein leaders Adams, McGuinness during peacemaking trip to Ireland
The Associated Press

DUBLIN - The Irish nationalist Sinn Fein party says its two senior figures will meet Prince Charles during his visit this week to Ireland in another groundbreaking event for peacemaking.

Charles and his wife, Camilla, are scheduled to arrive Tuesday in the western Irish city of Galway for a four-day visit that will take the British royal couple to Mullaghmore, a fishing village where his great-uncle Lord Louis Mountbatten was assassinated by the Irish Republican Army in 1979.

Rock star defends cop who helped him use police helicopter

Guns N' Roses guitarist defends cop who helped him use police helicopter for wedding proposal
The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - A Guns N' Roses guitarist said a former Las Vegas police captain who helped him use the department's helicopter for an elaborate wedding proposal did nothing wrong and he's glad he won his job back.

Daren Jay "DJ" Ashba hailed Friday's decision by a Nevada state board ordering the Las Vegas police department to reinstate David O'Leary to his job.

Rock star defends cop who helped him use police helicopter

Guns N' Roses guitarist defends cop who helped him use police helicopter for wedding proposal
The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - A Guns N' Roses guitarist says a former Las Vegas police captain who helped him use the department's helicopter for an elaborate wedding proposal did nothing wrong and he's glad he won his job back.

Daren Jay "DJ" Ashba hails a Friday decision by a Nevada state board ordering the Las Vegas police department to reinstate David O'Leary to his job.

O'Leary had been criticized for helping arrange a police helicopter ride for his friend so the rocker could propose to then-girlfriend Nathalia Henao in 2013.

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