Celebrity

Reese Witherspoon honored at Women in Entertainment gala

  • Dec 12, 2019

LOS ANGELES— Reese Witherspoon remembered when she met with several film production studios in 2011 to ask them how many movies were being developed for women. The studios’ responses nearly floored her. “Of all the major seven studios, the answer was one,” Witherspoon said after she received the pres

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R. Kelly charged with paying bribe before marrying Aaliyah

  • Dec 06, 2019

NEW YORK— Federal prosecutors are accusing singer R. Kelly of scheming with others to pay for a fake ID for an unnamed female a day before he married R&B singer Aaliyah, then 15 years old, in a secret ceremony in 1994. The revised indictment, filed Thursday in New York, accuses Kelly of paying a bribe in

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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 04, 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 03, 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 30, 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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