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Beyonce leads MTV Video Music Awards with 8 nods

Beyonce leads MTV Video Music Awards with 8 nods
Beyonce performs on the On The Run Tour at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 in Foxborough, Mass. (Photo by Mason Poole/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)
Doing a visual album has paid off for Beyonce: She's the leading nominee at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Mother: Cory Monteith was preparing to quit Hollywood

Mother: Cory Monteith was preparing to quit Hollywood
FILE - This Aug. 19, 2012 file photo shows actor Cory Monteith at the 2012 Do Something awards in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Cory Monteith was "easing himself out" of Hollywood at the time of his sudden death, according to his mother.

Ron Howard to direct Beatles documentary

Ron Howard to direct Beatles documentary
In this Feb. 8, 1964 file photo, Ed Sullivan, center, stands with The Beatles, from left, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, John Lennon, and Paul McCartney, during a rehearsal for the British group's first American appearance, on the "Ed Sullivan Show," in New York. (AP/File)
Ron Howard will direct a documentary on the Beatles that focuses on the band's touring years during the early 1960s.

'Hobbit' star saves fan from robbery

 'Hobbit' star saves fan from robbery
Aidan Turner (Dec. 2013 WENN photo)
Irish actor Aidan Turner has been hailed a hero for chasing down a robber who targeted a fan.

Photos: Wiener dogs take to the track at Emerald Downs

Photos: Wiener dogs take to the track at Emerald Downs
24 wiener dogs took the track at Emerald Downs for the 19th Annual STAR 101.5 Kent and Alan Wiener Dog Races. In front of hundreds of people, wiener dogs sprinted out of the gate and towards their owners at the finish line. In the end, the winner was Otto and his owners Roy and Kathy Edick. July 13th 2014. (Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)

 24 wiener dogs took the track at Emerald Downs for the 19th Annual STAR 101.5 Kent and Alan Wiener Dog Races.

Harrison Ford battling back from broken leg woe

Harrison Ford battling back from broken leg woe
Harrison Ford (Oct. 2013 file photo)
Injured actor Harrison Ford is facing his health crisis "like a real trooper" and is determined to return to the set of the new "Star Wars" movie as soon as possible, according to co-star Andy Serkis.

Celebrity stalkers: The dark side of stardom

Celebrity stalkers: The dark side of stardom
In this April 27, 2011 file photo, Paris Hilton, center, comforts her boyfriend Cy Waits, left, after Waits was grabbed by an unknown assailant as he and Hilton were walking into court in Los Angeles.
Celebrity stalkers continue to be one of stardom's most troubling downsides.