Stories tagged: Celebrity
Wed., June 15, 2016, 3:21 p.m.
Actress Anne Hathaway named goodwill ambassador for UN Women
Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway was appointed a goodwill ambassador Wednesday for the U.N. agency promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women.
Wed., June 8, 2016, 2:48 p.m.
Cher sues financial firm, claiming $800,000 in losses
Cher has sued a financial management partnership she claims defrauded her out of more than $800,000 in investments that went belly-up.
Tue., May 31, 2016, 12:28 p.m.
Johnny Depp’s estranged wife didn’t report abuse in order to protect him, attorneys say
After a restraining order was issued Friday against estranged husband Johnny Depp, Amber Heard is clarifying why she didn’t previously share with police her allegations of abuse.
Tue., May 17, 2016, 2:58 p.m.
Kesha not singing at Billboard after Dr. Luke rescinds approval
Kesha, who was readying a live performance at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards, is no longer performing at the show.
Mon., May 16, 2016, 12:36 p.m.
Doris Roberts, ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ star, memorialized in NYC
Actress Doris Roberts, who played the endlessly meddling mother on CBS’ “Everybody Loves Raymond,” was remembered Monday as a tireless actress, a loyal friend and someone who could make even …
Mon., May 16, 2016, 11:57 a.m.
Police: Sinead O’Connor found safe
Police in suburban Chicago said Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor was found safe Monday after officers received a report that she never returned from a Sunday bike ride in the area.
Wed., May 11, 2016, 10:05 a.m.
Actress Emma Watson had offshore company, representative says
A representative for “Harry Potter” actress Emma Watson said she had an offshore company for privacy reasons only.
Tue., May 10, 2016, 4:04 p.m.
Prince was seen by Minnesota doctor and prescribed drugs, warrant says
A Minnesota doctor saw Prince twice in the month before his death, including the day before he died, and prescribed him medication, a search warrant says.
Tue., May 10, 2016, 12:06 p.m.
Bon Jovi opens hunger center in shore town hit hard by Sandy
Jon Bon Jovi knows he can’t help society by curing cancer or splitting atoms. But he can use his celebrity to command the attention of millions of people, including some …
UPDATED: Tue., May 10, 2016, 1:56 p.m.
Colorado inmate claims Prince is his father, seeks DNA test
A Colorado prison inmate has filed a paternity claim with a Minnesota court against the estate of Prince, the latest claimant in what could grow into a long line of …
Fri., July 10, 2015, 7:16 a.m.
Omar Sharif, of “Doctor Zhivago,” “Lawrence of Arabia,” dies
CAIRO — Omar Sharif, the Egyptian-born actor with the dark, soulful eyes who soared to international stardom in movie epics, “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Doctor Zhivago,” died Friday. He was …
UPDATED: Sat., May 2, 2015, 9:21 a.m.
It’s a girl! Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to a princess
LONDON (AP) — A princess is born. Prince William’s wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, “was safely delivered of a daughter” Saturday morning, less than three hours after checking into St. …
Tue., April 7, 2015, 9:18 a.m.
Don McLean’s ‘American Pie’ brings $1.2M at auction
NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-songwriter Don McLean’s original manuscript and notes to “American Pie” have been sold at auction for $1.2 million. McLean offered the wistful anthem that asks “Do …
Thu., Oct. 9, 2014, 3:12 a.m.
Green Day, Sting, Withers among rock hall nominees
NEW YORK (AP) — The punk trio Green Day, the short-lived British band The Smiths, “Lean on Me” singer Bill Withers and Sting are among the first-time nominees for enshrinement …
Sat., Sept. 13, 2014, 9:31 a.m.
Vikings’ Peterson booked and released on child abuse charge
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was booked and released from a Texas jail on a child abuse charge early Saturday, capping a tumultuous week for the …
Sun., June 15, 2014, 8:10 a.m.
Casey Kasem, king of the Top 40 countdown, dies
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Casey Kasem, the smooth-voiced radio broadcaster who became the king of the top 40 countdown, has died at age 82. Danny Deraney, publicist for Kasem’s daughter, …
UPDATED: Sat., June 7, 2014, 12:40 p.m.
Tracy Morgan in intensive care after 6-car crash
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was critically injured Saturday after a tractor-trailer rammed into his chauffeured limousine bus, setting off a chain-reaction crash that left …
Sat., May 24, 2014, 5:27 a.m.
Pope opens Mideast trip lamenting Syrian conflict
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Pope Francis thanked Jordan on Saturday for welcoming hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing the civil war in Syria, calling for an “urgent,” peaceful solution to …
Wed., April 30, 2014, 5:44 a.m.
British actor Bob Hoskins dies at 71
LONDON (AP) — British actor Bob Hoskins, whose varied career ranged from “Mona Lisa” to “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” has died aged 71. A family statement released Wednesday by agent …
Mon., Jan. 27, 2014, 10:53 p.m.
Folk singer, activist Pete Seeger dies in NY
NEW YORK (AP) — American troubadour, folk music singer and activist Pete Seeger has died at a hospital in New York. He was 94. Seeger’s grandson, Kitama Cahill-Jackson, says Seeger …
Sat., Jan. 18, 2014, 5:28 a.m.
China rocker quits state TV show over song choice
BEIJING (AP) — A legendary Chinese rocker has refused to perform at a state broadcaster’s variety show after being denied permission to sing a song that became an unofficial anthem …
Sat., Jan. 4, 2014, 5:35 a.m.
Pope to nuns: Why aren’t you answering the phone?
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has made another one of his cold calls to wish a group of nuns in a Spanish convent Happy New Year. Only he got …
Sat., July 27, 2013, 1:44 p.m.
Musician JJ Cale dies; wrote Clapton, Skynyrd hits
If musicians were measured not by the number of records they sold but by the number of peers they influenced, JJ Cale would have been a towering figure in 1970s …
Tue., May 14, 2013, 7:26 a.m.
Angelina Jolie says she had double mastectomy
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angelina Jolie says that she has had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast …
Tue., March 19, 2013, 12:12 p.m.
Iconic Princess Diana dresses fetch $1.2M in UK
LONDON (AP) — A collection of some of Princess Diana’s most memorable evening gowns, including one she wore to a White House dinner where she danced with John Travolta, fetched …
Sun., March 3, 2013, 9:02 a.m.
UK: Queen hospitalized over stomach illness
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II was hospitalized Sunday over an apparent stomach infection that has ailed her for days, a rare instance of ill health sidelining the long-reigning …
Sun., Feb. 17, 2013, 8:41 p.m.
Singer Mindy McCready dies in apparent suicide
HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Mindy McCready, who hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career, died Sunday in Arkansas in an apparent suicide. She …
Thu., Feb. 14, 2013, 5:16 a.m.
Olympian Pistorius charged with murder
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius was charged Thursday with the murder of his girlfriend who was shot inside his home in South Africa, a stunning development …
Thu., Jan. 17, 2013, 10:51 a.m.
‘Dear Abby’ advice columnist dies at age 94
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Pauline Friedman Phillips, who under the name of Abigail Van Buren, wrote the long-running “Dear Abby” advice column that was followed by millions of newspaper readers throughout …
Thu., Dec. 20, 2012, 2:31 a.m.
Miss USA Olivia Culpo is crowned Miss Universe
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An American university student is the new Miss Universe, defeating dozens of contestants from six continents to bring the crown back to the U.S. after a …