Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck has died of heart failure at the age of 91.
Encyclopaedia Britannica has announced it will end publication of its printed editions and continue with digital versions available online.
Organisers of this year's Oscar telecast promised on Friday the competition will be fierce and the show fast-paced in a bid to boost viewership.
The MTV Video Music Awards held on Sunday paid tribute to the late Michael Jackson, but was overshadowed by an outburst by rapper Kanye West.
Disgraced United States sprinter Marion Jones was sentenced to six months in prison on Friday for lying to federal prosecutors about her steroid use, a stunning downfall for the five-time Olympic medalist. US District Court Judge Kenneth Karas imposed the sentence after Jones (32) pleaded guilty to two charges last October.
Reversing years of denials, United States track superstar Marion Jones pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to federal investigators and admitted using steroids, which could cost her the five medals she won in the 2000 Olympics. In a sober court hearing and a tear-filled appearance before reporters, Jones (31) admitted using performance-enhancing drugs.