Allen to receive DeMille award at Golden Globes
September 14, 2013 10:45 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organizers of the Golden Globe Awards say they will honor Woody Allen for his contributions to filmmaking.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association said Friday that Allen will receive the 2014 Cecil B. DeMille Award.

A tribute to the 77-year-old actor, writer and director will be included in the 71st annual Golden Globe ceremony set for Jan. 12. Morgan Freeman and Martin Scorsese are among the previous recipients.

Allen’s much-honored films include “Annie Hall,” “Hannah and Her Sisters” and “Midnight in Paris,” which won a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for its screenplay last year.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors have charged Kanye West with misdemeanor battery over a July scuffle with a celebrity photographer at Los Angeles International Airport.

City attorney’s spokesman Frank Mateljan said West was also charged Friday with one count of attempted grand theft. The rapper’s arraignment has been set for Oct. 10 but he is not required to appear if he has an attorney.

Photographer Daniel Ramos claims West punched him in an unprovoked attack and wrestled his camera to the ground during an incident at the airport on July 19.

Prosecutors declined to file felony charges against West, but city prosecutors decided to pursue misdemeanor charges. Each carries a penalty of up to six months in jail or a $1,000 fine.

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LONDON (AP) — Sir Elton John showed the iTunes generation just how it’s done.

Sporting a sequin-encrusted tailcoat, the five-time Grammy award winner gave a slick, flamboyant performance Thursday night at the iTunes Festival in London, mixing new material with longtime crowd pleasers including “Rocket Man,” “I’m Still Standing” and “Tiny Dancer.”

John’s new album, “The Diving Board,” is being released Sept. 24.

Following a recent health scare with appendicitis, the 66-year-old musician told the crowd “this is a magical time to be alive.”

He says “I love music now more than I ever did.”

He also gave a shout out to singer Harry Styles in the audience, saying “I love One Direction!” — before closing with “Your Song,” a tribute to his partner, David Furnish.

John’s new album, “The Diving Board,” is being released Sept. 24.

The iTunes Festival continues until Sept. 30.

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