Destiny's Child song
NEW YORK - Destiny's Child is back together - for a new song.
The R&B trio said Thursday they will release a new track called "Nuclear." The song is the group's first new offering since 2004.
"Nuclear" will appear on the compilation album, "Love Songs," out Jan. 29. It features 13 previously released Destiny Child's ballads, including the hits "Emotion" and "Cater 2 U."
"Nuclear" was produced by Pharrell, who co-wrote the song with Michelle Williams.
Destiny's Child, which include Williams, Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Rowland, released its self-titled debut in 1998 with a fourth member. The group's sophomore album, "The Writing's on the Wall," came a year later and garnered multiple hits, but the success also shook up the foursome and Destiny's Child became a trio.
Timberlake making music?
NEW YORK - Is Justin Timberlake bringing his music career back?
The 31-year-old superstar has concentrated almost exclusively on his acting career over the last few years. But on Thursday, he posted a video on his website that showed him walking into a studio, putting on headphones and saying: "I'm ready."
Timberlake hasn't made an album since 2006's Grammy-winning "FutureSex/LoveSounds." In the video, Timberlake is also heard saying that he obsesses over his music and doesn't want to put music out that he doesn't love - and that you have to wait for music you love.
The video ends with a countdown to midnight Sunday.
Daughter claims Kinski abused her
BERLIN - Klaus Kinski's eldest daughter claims the late German actor raped her when she was a child, showering her with gifts as he used her as a "sex object," according to an interview published Thursday.
Pola Kinski, 60, told Germany's Stern magazine that her father, a prolific and mercurial actor who starred in films such as "Doctor Zhivago" and "Nosferatu the Vampyre," started abusing her when she was 5 or 6.
"Whether one believes me or not, this is what happened to me. It's the truth," she told the weekly in an interview to coincide with the publication in German next week of her autobiography.
Klaus Kinski died of a heart attack in California two decades ago, aged 65. In an autobiography, written a few years before his death and titled "All I Need is Love," he described himself as sexually voracious and suffering from mental health problems.
Tyler Perry offers reward
NAPLES, Fla. - Filmmaker Tyler Perry is offering a $100,000 reward for information in the decade-old case of two men who went missing after separate encounters with a sheriff's deputy in southwestern Florida.
Perry joined the Rev. Al Sharpton and NAACP president and CEO Ben Jealous at a news conference Thursday in Naples to discuss the missing-person investigations of Terrance Williams and Felipe Santos.
Santos and Williams disappeared three months apart in the Naples area in 2003 after crossing paths with Collier County Sheriff's Deputy Steven Calkins. He was never charged but was fired the next year.
Perry said the media was not paying enough attention to missing-person cases involving minorities. Williams was black and Santos was an illegal immigrant from Mexico.
Shalit's charge dismissed
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. - A misdemeanor driving charge against retired television movie critic Gene Shalit is set to be dismissed in Massachusetts.
The 86-year-old Shalit was cited in October after his vehicle struck a utility pole and came to rest against a house in Lenox, in western Massachusetts. Shalit, who lives in nearby Stockbridge, wasn't hurt. He told police he fell asleep.
The agreement between police and Shalit's lawyer was approved during a probable cause hearing Wednesday in Southern Berkshire District Court. The hearing was continued to April 2, when the driving to endanger charge will be dismissed.
Ex-bodyguard sues Bieber
LOS ANGELES - A former bodyguard for Justin Bieber sued the pop superstar Thursday seeking more than $420,000 in overtime and other wages and claims he was repeatedly struck by the singer during an October confrontation.
Moshe Benabou's lawsuit claims Bieber berated him and repeatedly punched him in the chest after a disagreement about how to handle a member of the Grammy-nominated singer's entourage. After he walked away, Bieber fired him, Benabou's lawsuit claims.
Benabou claims he was mistakenly told that he wasn't entitled to receive overtime despite working 14 to 18 hour days between March 2011 and October 2012.
An email message sent to Bieber's publicist was not immediately returned.
Benabou is seeking unspecified damages on the assault and battery claims and $421,261 in unpaid overtime, vacation and other wage benefits.
Kennedy assassination opera
FORT WORTH, Texas - An opera has been commissioned dealing with the final day of President John F. Kennedy's life before his 1963 assassination in Dallas.
In a statement, the Fort Worth Opera says the opera was commissioned from composer David T. Little and librettist Royce Vavrek. The working title is "JFK" and is planned to premiere during the company's 2016 spring festival season.
The statement says the work will "tell the story of the lives and relationships" of those connected to Kennedy "with a focus on their moments in Fort Worth the morning before his fateful trip to Dallas."
The composition is planned to cap the Fort Worth Opera's 70th anniversary season as part of a 10-year "Opera of the Americas" series.