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POSTED January 6, 2013 7:21 p.m.

• Rare color photos of The Beatles to go up for sale: LONDON (AP) — Unpublished early color photographs of The Beatles’ first U.S. tour will be sold at a U.K. auction.

The photos were taken during the rock band’s 1964 visit to the U.S., when color film was expensive and most images of the group were in black and white.

The collection of 65 slides contains many stage shots, including George Harrison with his legendary red Rickenbacker guitar and close-up portraits from a Las Vegas Sahara Hotel press conference and Las Vegas Convention Centre gig.

The images were taken by Dr. Robert Beck, who died in 2002 and left them in an archive of photographs and slides in his Hollywood home.

Omega Auctions said Sunday the images will be sold March 22 — exactly 50 years after The Beatles released their first album.



• Josh Brolin arrested in Calif. on New Year’s Day: SANTA MONICA  (AP) — Josh Brolin spent some of New Year’s Day and the following morning in a Southern California jail cell after getting arrested for misdemeanor public intoxication.

Santa Monica Police Lt. Darrell Lowe says the actor was not given a citation for the Tuesday arrest, which means he likely won’t have to appear in court.

Lowe says Brolin was arrested just before midnight January 1, when officers found him heavily intoxicated on a Santa Monica sidewalk. He was booked into jail and released about six hours later after he had sobered up.

Brolin is starring in the crime film “Gangster Squad,” which opens this week.



• TV documentary features presidents’ staff chiefs: PASADENA  (AP) — Makers of a Discovery network documentary on presidential chiefs of staff have a perfect participation record.

All 19 living men who had that job gave interviews for “The Presidents’ Gatekeepers.” The four-hour documentary is expected to air in two parts early this summer.

Their longest interview was with former Vice President Dick Cheney, who was President Gerald Ford’s chief of staff in the 1970s.

Cheney said a chief is more powerful than a vice president.



• HBO to make adaption of AIDS play: PASADENA (AP) — Julia Roberts and Mark Ruffalo will star in an HBO movie adaptation of “The Normal Heart,” the play about the onset of the AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s.

HBO said Friday that Ryan Murphy, maker of “Eat Pray Love” and the TV show “Glee,” will direct the film.

Larry Kramer’s play about the men who joined him to help form the Gay Men’s Health Crisis debuted in 1985 and was brought to Broadway again in 2011, winning a Tony Award for best revival.

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