Aerosmith plays free show
BOSTON - Thousands of fans filled a Boston street to watch Aerosmith play a concert in front of the building where band members once lived.
People hung out windows, crowded fire escapes and stood on roofs on Commonwealth Avenue to watch the show meant to encourage voting and promote the band's new album, which comes out today.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was among those attending Monday's show, getting on stage after the band arrived in an amphibious tour vehicle.
Lucas changes direction
NEW YORK - George Lucas is done with "Star Wars," but not with filmmaking. Lucas says he still plans to make his "own little personal films."
Lucas spoke Friday night while attending Ebony magazine's Power 100 Gala, days after announcing the sale of his storied Lucasfilm to Disney for $4.05 billion. The deal would allow for more "Star Wars" films. While Lucas will be a creative consultant, longtime collaborator Kathleen Kennedy will be in control.
Goldblum stalker arrested
LOS ANGELES - A 50-year-old California woman has been arrested for allegedly violating a restraining order that required her to be at least 100 yards away from actor Jeff Goldblum.
In June, a judge issued the order after Linda Ransom repeatedly went to the home of the "Jurassic Park" and "Independence Day" star. Goldblum wrote in a petition that Ransom had been harassing him for the past decade.
Ransom has claimed one of Goldblum's employees attacked her and she wanted to file a case.
Kid Rock backs Detroit
LANSING, Mich. - Kid Rock fans can hear one of the songs off the Detroit musician's upcoming album on Michigan's official tourism website.
Although "Rebel Soul" isn't being released until Nov. 19, one of its tunes, "Detroit, Michigan," can be heard in its entirety on michigan.org.
The fourth track on "Rebel Soul," "Detroit, Michigan," references many of the city's music stars, including Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin and Eminem as well as other names, such as Rosa Parks and Henry Ford.
Bell and Shepard expecting
NEW YORK - Actress Kristen Bell and her fiance, Dax Shepard, have babies on the brain. Bell's representative, Marcel Pariseau, says the couple are expecting their first child in late spring.
Shepard, 37, appears on the NBC drama "Parenthood." Bell, 32, has a role on Showtime's "House of Lies," also starring Don Cheadle. She also narrates "Gossip Girl" as the show's title character. Shepard and Bell co-starred in the film "Hit & Run" this summer, which Shepard also wrote and directed.
The couple, both originally from Michigan, started dating in 2007. They have been engaged for about three years.
Perry promotes Obama
MILWAUKEE - Pop star Katy Perry wore a skin-tight minidress with President Barack Obama's campaign slogan "Forward" emblazoned across it at the president's rally in Milwaukee.
Obama's slogan "Forward" is also Wisconsin's state motto. Perry paused midway through her set to make a pitch for donations to victims of Superstorm Sandy.
Life after '30 Rock'
LOS ANGELES - Jack McBrayer can see the end of "30 Rock" just up ahead.
The Emmy-nominated actor best known as Kenneth the Page from the Emmy-winning show says the mood is getting sad on set as the final days of filming near.
"It's going to start getting emotional," he said, "and I'm going to start stealing stuff right and left."
Among the items he hopes to acquire is his blue NBC page uniform: "It's pretty much just formed to my own skin like body paint at this point."
A star of the weekend's top film "Wreck-It Ralph," McBrayer said he's eager to see what roles the future might hold.