> Getting his own line ...
LeBron James already sported Dr. Dre's headphones in an NBA commercial. Now the basketball star can rock his own.
Monster Cable Products Inc. CEO Noel Lee tells the Associated Press the Cleveland Cavaliers forward is set to launch his own headphones line.
Lee says "sound quality really matters when you enjoy music." He says athletes such as James need that kind of high-quality sound experience because "it's their way of focusing energy" before games.
Monster Cable is synonymous with expensive video and audio cables. The San Francisco Bay-area company partnered with Interscope Records chairman Jimmy Iovine and rapper Dr. Dre to release Beats by Dre in 2008. They released Heartbeats by Lady Gaga last year and Diddy's Diddybeats in May.
Lee didn't say when James' line would be available.
> 135 invitations ...
Adam Sandler, Bono and James Gandolfini are among 135 people invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Also on the list announced Friday are several Oscar winners from this year, including Mo'Nique, best supporting actress for "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire,' " Christoph Waltz, best supporting actor for "Inglourious Basterds," and Mark Boal, writer and producer of "The Hurt Locker."
The list also includes previous nominees such as Carey Mulligan, Anna Kendrick, Vera Farmiga, and "District 9" writers Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell.
Documentary makers Davis Guggenheim, who won for "An Inconvenient Truth," and Morgan Spurlock also are listed.
They'll all be honored at a reception in September.
> Celebrity birthdays
Sunday: Actor Tobey Maguire is 35. Actor Drake Bell is 24.
Monday: Comedian-director Mel Brooks is 84. Actress Kathy Bates is 62.
Tuesday: Actor Gary Busey is 66. Singer Nicole Scherzinger of Pussycat Dolls is 32.
Wednesday: "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino is 26.
Thursday: Actress Olivia de Havilland is 94.
Friday: Model-actress Jerry Hall is 54 Actress Lindsay Lohan is 24.
Next Saturday: Actor Tom Cruise is 48. Actress Connie Nielsen is 46.