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Judge: Conservatorship 'Appropriate' for Brian Wilson

Manager, publicist will be handling Beach Boys co-founder's medical, personal decisions

(Newser) - Brian Wilson's business manager LeeAnn Hard and longtime publicist Jean Sievers will be taking charge of his personal and medical decisions under an arrangement approved by a judge on Thursday. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gus T. May found there was "clear and convincing evidence" that a conservatorship...

Family Says Beach Boy Has 'Major Neurocognitive Disorder'

They're seeking a conservatorship for 81-year-old Brian Wilson after his wife's death last month

(Newser) - Last month, Brian Wilson lost his wife of nearly three decades. "She was my savior," he wrote on X after Melinda's death. Now, the family of the Beach Boys co-founder is seeking to place him under a conservatorship, suggesting the move is necessary to protect Wilson's...

Brian Wilson Mourns Wife: 'She Was My Savior'

Melinda Ledbetter Wilson dies at 77

(Newser) - Brian Wilson's wife of 28 years, famously portrayed by Elizabeth Banks opposite John Cusack's Brian in the 2014 film Love & Mercy, died Tuesday at age 77. Melinda Ledbetter first met Wilson in 1986 when she sold the founding Beach Boy a Cadillac; they had an on-and-off relationship...

Not-So-Great Vibrations for Brian Wilson, Ex Lead to Suit

Marilyn Wilson-Rutherford says she's entitled to more cash after Wilson sold song rights to UMPG

(Newser) - Marilyn Wilson-Rutherford was married to Brian Wilson from 1964 to 1978, a 14-year stretch during which the Beach Boys co-founder helped write some of the group's biggest hits, including "Good Vibrations," "California Girls," and "Wouldn't It Be Nice." Now, a year after...

Brian Wilson: Boycott the Beach Boys

Tweet comes as Mike Love's band is set to perform for Safari Club International

(Newser) - A founding member of the Beach Boys wants people to boycott, um, the Beach Boys. In a Monday tweet , Brian Wilson linked to an online petition asking fans to stop supporting the band until it withdraws from a Wednesday concert at Safari Club International's annual convention in Nevada, where...

Brian Wilson: I'm 'Struggling With Stuff in My Head'

Beach Boys legend postpones tour over 'mental insecurity'

(Newser) - Beach Boys icon Brian Wilson has long struggled with mental health issues, and a troubling new re-emergence has forced him to postpone an upcoming US tour, reports the Guardian . Wilson himself let fans know in an open letter . "I’ve been struggling with stuff in my head and saying...

'Impossible Orchestra' Performs Beach Boys Classic

Supergroup includes Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Lorde, and many more

(Newser) - The BBC managed to put together one of the greatest "supergroups" of all time: 27 famous artists who came together to perform the Beach Boys classic "God Only Knows." Brian Wilson is there, of course, but other singers include Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, Lorde, Kylie Minogue, Dave...

Giants Hammer Lee in 11-7 Slugfest
 Giants Hammer 
 Rangers in 
 11-7 Slugfest 
world series game 1

Giants Hammer Rangers in 11-7 Slugfest

I'm sorry, did someone order a pitcher's duel?

(Newser) - Cliff Lee. Tim Lincecum. With starters like that, Game One of the World Series was supposed to be a pitcher's duel. Instead, the normally light-hitting Giants tagged Lee for 6 runs amidst an 11-7 slugfest, the AP reports. Freddy Sanchez hit three doubles, and Juan Uribe broke the game open...

Stars Remake 'We Are the World'

(Newser) - One hundred stars of stage and screen converged on Henson Studios in Los Angeles yesterday to record a new version of iconic 1985 hit "We Are the World." The all-new recording is designed to raise money for earthquake-ravaged Haiti. Once again produced by Quincy Jones, the song features...

Beach Boy Wilson to Complete Gershwin Songs

Project a 'weird dream come true' for fans of 2 seminal American composers

(Newser) - Beach Boys songster Brian Wilson will put a gloss on unfinished tunes by revered Jazz Age composer George Gershwin. Gershwin’s estate tells the Los Angeles Times that dozens of fragments, from “a few bars to some almost finished songs and everything in between,” have been in limbo...

Best Rock Comebacks of All Time
 Best Rock 
 of All Time

Best Rock Comebacks of All Time

You may not realize it, but Elvis was once a has-been

(Newser) - In honor of Blur’s triumphant return Sunday at the Glastonbury Festival, the Independent compiles a list of the best rock-and-roll comebacks:
  • Elvis Presley: The King was practically a has-been in 1968, following his army stint and a string of lackluster films. His black-leather-clad, blues-heavy appearance on an NBC Christmas

Giants Pitchers Show Poor Control (on Twitter)

(Newser) - On Saturday night, Brian Wilson told 3,000 of his closest friends—including Chris Matyszczyk of CNet—that he was out clubbing in Arizona, where he ran into some “overaggressive males.” Harmless fun, you say? Not for Giants fans, who watched the closer blow an easy 4-1 lead...

Holm's Homer Lifts Giants Over Phillies

(Newser) - Steve Holm entered the game as a defensive replacement at catcher, then delivered the biggest hit of the day. Holm hit a go-ahead, two-run drive in the seventh inning for his first major league home run after replacing Bengie Molina, and the San Francisco Giants held on for a 4-3...

Giants Slide by Phillies
 Giants Slide by Phillies 

Giants Slide by Phillies

Molina singles in go-ahead run in the 10th inning

(Newser) - Bengie Molina singled in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning to lift the San Francisco Giants to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies last night. Chase Utley hit his major league-leading 13th homer and Geoff Jenkins had a solo shot for the Phillies. Fred Lewis had a solo...

Utley, Burrell Go Deep in Phillies' Win

(Newser) - Pat Burrell hit a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning, lifting the Philadelphia Phillies over the San Francisco Giants 6-5 last night. Aaron Rowand gave the Giants a one-run lead with a solo shot leading off the top of the inning, but the Phillies...

Aurilia's Homer Carries Giants
Aurilia's Homer Carries Giants 

Aurilia's Homer Carries Giants

Padres continue to struggle

(Newser) - The San Diego Padres are struggling so badly that they allowed only four hits to the San Francisco Giants, and still lost. Rich Aurilia homered off Chris Young in the seventh inning to keep Tim Lincecum perfect this season and give San Francisco a 1-0 win last night in another...

Hoffman Blows Another Save
 Hoffman Blows Another Save 

Hoffman Blows Another Save

Greg Maddux still waiting for win No. 350

(Newser) - Trevor Hoffman blew another save and the San Francisco Giants went on to beat the slumping San Diego Padres 3-2 in 13 innings last night. Rookie Emmanuel Burriss doubled leading off the 13th and scored the go-ahead run for the Giants. The rally came four innings after Hoffman couldn't hold...

Lincecum Beats Cards Again
 Lincecum Beats
 Cards Again

Lincecum Beats Cards Again

Giants right-hander earns second win over St. Louis this week

(Newser) - Tim Lincecum pitched seven sharp innings and beat St. Louis for the second time in a week, leading the San Francisco Giants over the Cardinals 3-0 today. Aaron Rowand hit a solo home run and an RBI single as the Giants ended a three-game losing streak. Lincecum (3-0) gave up...

Smiles All Round as Beach Boys Settle Lawsuit

Good vibrations could lead to a band reunion

(Newser) - The three surviving original members of the Beach Boys have smoothed out a years-long legal disagreement, Reuters reports. Mike Love and the record company part-owned by Brian Wilson had sued founding member Al Jardine over his unauthorized use of the Beach Boys name for tours. With good vibrations now flowing...

Kennedy Center Honors 5
Kennedy Center Honors 5

Kennedy Center Honors 5

American artists recognized for achievement in performing arts

(Newser) - A "California Dreamin'" Beach Boy, the director of a bunch of "Goodfellas," a "wild and crazy" SNL alum, a Motown diva who beseeched us to "Stop! In the Name of Love," and a one-handed pianist all took a bow last night as the 30th...

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