Celebrity

NY bail reforms lead to court date for Harvey Weinstein

  • Dec 06, 2019

NEW YORK— Harvey Weinstein wasn’t the kind of criminal defendant New York lawmakers had in mind when they passed a law this year eliminating cash bail for most nonviolent crimes. Nevertheless, the Oscar-winning producer is due in court Friday for one of many proceedings that courts across the state are sched

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Chris Brown must give up monkeys under judge’s restrictions

  • Dec 05, 2019

LOS ANGELES— A Los Angeles judge on Wednesday said Chris Brown must give up all rights to his former pet monkey, pay for its care and not try to buy a new one if he wants charges of illegal animal ownership dropped. The 30-year-old singer was allowed to enter a diversion program nearly a year after he was ch

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Gabrielle Union, NBC meet over ‘America’s Got Talent’ firing

  • Dec 05, 2019

LOS ANGELES— Gabrielle Union and NBC both said Wednesday that they have had a “productive” first conversation on her firing from “America’s Got Talent” and her allegations that she was removed over her complaints about racism and other troubling on-set behavior. “We had a lengthy 5-hour, and what I thought t

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Eilish, Lizzo, Lil Nas X named 1st Apple Music Award winners

  • Dec 03, 2019

LOS ANGELES— Billie Eilish will be the first recipient of the Apple Music Award for global artist of the year, one of three honors for the pop singer. Apple announced Monday that Eilish’s “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” has been named album of the year. Eilish and her brother Finneas will also rec

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Shelley Morrison, Rosario on ‘Will & Grace,’ dies at 83

  • Dec 02, 2019

LOS ANGELES— Shelley Morrison, an actress with a 50-year career who was best known for playing a memorable maid on “Will & Grace,” died Sunday, her publicist said. Morrison died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from heart failure after a brief illness, publicist Lori DeWaal told The Associat

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Disputing harassment claims, Domingo says he’s a gentleman

  • Nov 30, 2019

MADRID— Placido Domingo is disputing allegations of sexual harassment against him, saying he has always behaved like a gentleman but that “gallant gestures are viewed differently nowadays.” The 78-year-old Spanish opera legend told the Spanish online newspaper El Confidencial in an interview published Friday

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2 K-pop stars get prison terms for sexual crimes

  • Nov 29, 2019

SEOUL, South Korea— A South Korean court on Friday found two K-pop stars guilty of illicit sexual relations with a woman who was unable to resist and sentenced them to up to six years in prison. The Seoul Central District Court said singer-songwriter Jung Joon-young received a six-year prison term and former

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Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side

  • Nov 27, 2019

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes, who helped transform the stodgy reputation of British food, has died aged 59 with his wife Jennie by his side, his family said Wednesday. Rhodes’ family said in a statement that he died Tuesday, but did not elaborate on the cause of death, saying only

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Singer Goo Hara’s death shines light on dark side of K-pop

  • Nov 27, 2019

SEOUL, South Korea— The death of South Korean singer and actress Goo Hara, whose body was found at her home in Seoul this week, has again shone a spotlight on pressures that stars, especially females, face in the cutthroat K-pop industry and in deeply conservative South Korean society. Goo’s death at age 28

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