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Final night of prelims Friday in swimsuit-less Miss America

The third and final night of preliminary competition in the swimsuit-less Miss America pageant is set for Friday night.


Film academy president says popular Oscar was misunderstood

The idea to hand out a popular film Oscar has been shelved for now following widespread backlash, but film academy president John Bailey says that the new category was well-intentioned …


Julia Louis-Dreyfus is thrilled about her ‘Veep’ return

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is back at work on “Veep” and said it feels “fantastic.”


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 6:24 p.m.

Geoffrey Owens quit Trader Joe’s after job shaming, but says, ‘No one should feel sorry for me’

Former “Cosby Show” star Geoffrey Owens isn’t mourning his career or past success, despite being “job shamed” by some media outlets.


‘ER’ actress Vanessa Marquez fatally shot and killed by police during wellness check at home

South Pasadena police were called to the apartment of “ER” actress Vanessa Marquez on Thursday afternoon at the request of her landlord, who was concerned about her welfare.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 2:03 p.m.

Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy welcome baby boy

Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy have welcomed a baby boy.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 10:15 a.m.

Eminem drops new album ‘Kamikaze’

Eminem picked a busy day to surprise the world his new album – “Kamikaze” was released only hours before the funerals of Aretha Franklin and the Washington tribute to the …


CMA nominations: 5 takeaways, from Chris Stapleton’s domination to the lack of female nominees

An annual reminder that it’s Chris Stapleton’s world, and we’re just living in it: Once again, the Nashville powerhouse dominated the Country Music Association Awards nominations, which were released Tuesday …


Analysis: Do we need to know so much about Ben Affleck?

This past year, the viewing public has seen a myriad of images of Ben Affleck: In February, looking “smitten” while taking a walk with girlfriend Lindsay Shookus. In March, gazing …


Neighbors want rapper Pitbull to clean up trash at abandoned house

A molding, single-family eyesore with a knocked-over fence and trashy yard that embarrasses neighbors – it’s not really what you’d expect from a house associated with flashy Latino rapper Armando …


Actor Adam Driver’s claim of Indiana KKK rallies accurate

A museum official who questioned “Star Wars” actor Adam Driver’s recent comments about remembering frequent Ku Klux Klan rallies during his youth in northern Indiana now acknowledges he was wrong.


Dylan Farrow to publish 2 young adult fantasy novels

Dylan Farrow is getting into the book business by releasing two young adult novels.


Madonna’s rambling Aretha Franklin tribute earns backlash

The backlash was swift for Madonna’s rambling, egocentric tribute to Aretha Franklin at the MTV Video Music Awards, with media and Queen-of-Soul fans wondering why she got the gig in …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 2:59 p.m.

Asia Argento denies sexual assault, says Anthony Bourdain made payment

Two days after a report detailed an accusation of sexual assault against #MeToo activist Asia Argento, the Italian actress and filmmaker said she never had a sexual relationship with the …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 2:42 p.m.

Director Danny Boyle departs James Bond movie over ‘creative differences’

James Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, along with star Daniel Craig, announced Tuesday that director Danny Boyle has exited the project over “creative differences.”


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 8:38 p.m.

Ariana Grande tears up as she recalls Manchester tragedy

The very mention of Manchester still brings Ariana Grande to tears.


When Ms. Franklin calls: Reporter reflects on Queen of Soul

When I got the chance to interview Aretha Franklin for the first time in 2001, I was already a bundle of nerves: Even though it was just over the phone, …


Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas make their engagement official

It’s official for Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas. The two on Saturday announced on their respective Instagram accounts they are engaged. Each posted the same picture, a close-up of them …


Aretha Franklin’s funeral set for Aug. 30 in Detroit

Aretha Franklin’s funeral will be held Aug. 30 in her hometown of Detroit.


Rapper Young Thug booked on weapons charge in Los Angeles

Rapper Young Thug was arrested in Los Angeles after officers found a concealed firearm inside his car, authorities said Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 1:24 p.m.

Stan Lee gets 3-year restraining order against ex-adviser

Stan Lee’s restraining order against a former business manager has been extended for three years.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 12:35 p.m.

Jefferson Airplane co-founder: Botched surgery ruined career

A co-founder of Jefferson Airplane is accusing a New York City hospital of destroying his musical career with a botched tracheotomy.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 2:37 p.m.

Current Miss America: Leadership bullied, silenced me

The reigning Miss America says she has been bullied, manipulated and silenced by the pageant’s current leadership, including Gretchen Carlson.


‘Not an easy time’ for Chris Pratt after Gunn firing

Chris Pratt says “it’s not an easy time” as he and the rest of the “Guardians of the Galaxy” cast look to the future of the hit superhero franchise after …


Vigil held at Detroit church for Aretha Franklin

People are praying for Aretha Franklin in the Detroit church where her father was once a pastor.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 5:09 p.m.

Audiobook this fall reveals J.K. Rowling’s magical influences

An audiobook coming out this fall will reveal some influences behind the wizardry of Harry Potter.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 9 a.m.

Kanye West silent about whether Trump cares for blacks

Kanye West was silent when it comes to whether he thinks President Donald Trump cares for black people.


Photographer says Bill Murray harassed him at restaurant

A photographer says actor Bill Murray slammed him against a door and poured a glass of water over him while he was shooting a band at a Massachusetts restaurant.


Tiffany Trump, Lindsay Lohan pal around in the Mediterranean

Tiffany Trump, the younger daughter of President Donald Trump, spent several days last week vacationing in Greece alongside one Lindsay Lohan, the former child star turned Hollywood cautionary tale.


Pink in Sydney hospital with stomach virus, cancels 3rd show

Pop superstar Pink remained in a hospital on Tuesday with a stomach virus, forcing her to postpone a third Sydney show, her promoter said.