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Obamas aren’t done with politics if new Netflix film is any indication

“American Factory,” the first film in a seven-part slate of projects from Netflix’s partnership with Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions, premiered on the streaming platform Wednesday.

FBI accuses wealthy parents, including celebrities, in college-entrance bribery scheme

The Justice Department on Tuesday charged more than 30 people – including two television stars – with being part of a long-running scheme to bribe and cheat to get their …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 5:54 p.m.

Homeowners – famous and not – await word of wildfire’s toll

Rich or not, famous or not, there was little reprieve Saturday from the California wildfires sweeping through towns as different as the star-filled oceanside enclave of Malibu and the modest …

UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 6:08 p.m.

The Showcase golf fundraiser at Coeur d’Alene Resort returns with long list of celebrities

The Showcase officially turns five years old next week and the celebrity-driven cancer fundraiser has grown up in a hurry. The event is back with another impressive list of celebrities, …

UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 3:10 p.m.

David Cassidy says he never had dementia, was still drinking

A new documentary quotes David Cassidy as saying he was still drinking in the last years of his life and he did not have dementia.

Celebrities, CEOs to celebrate Special Olympics in Seattle

Special Olympics athletes will be playing ball with celebrities and CEOs in Seattle ahead of the official games this summer.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 8:21 a.m.

Idaho Falls man is Mr. Fix-it for star guitarists

Where do rock gods turn when they need professional help repairing and updating the tools of their craft? Some turn to Idaho Falls resident Eric Daw.

Jennifer Lawrence as a picnic table? Celebs and Halloween

When it comes to Halloween, you’re either a hardcore fan or not so much. You can go ahead and count Dua Lipa in, along with other celebrities who shared their …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 7:03 p.m.

Eugene Scott: Get used to mix of celebrities, politics

But the lack of expertise aside, the reason many of us tolerate celebrity engagement in policy is because we know that behind their public images celebrities are real people.

Outside View: Thumbs-down on politicizing everything

Not long ago, Americans enjoyed less-politicized sports and entertainment. Editorials, talk show hosts and civics teachers bored us with politics. Celebrities soared above it.

UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017, 10:11 p.m.

Hello! Drake breaks Adele’s record at Billboard Music Awards

Drake has surpassed Adele’s record at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, picking up 13 awards.

Ben Affleck, Orlando Bloom among ‘Red Nose Day’ stars

Ben Affleck, Jack Black, Orlando Bloom, Paul Rudd and DJ Khaled are donning red noses to help kids as part of TV’s “Red Nose Day Special.”

Burglars of a feather ‘flock’ together in Los Angeles

The gang members start their days in the impoverished neighborhoods of South Los Angeles, but their real work begins in some of the city’s wealthiest enclaves.

UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 5:24 p.m.

Reynolds and Fisher honored with humor, music and dance

Laughter, music and the tapping of dancing shoes reverberated throughout a public memorial to Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, which loved ones say is just how the actresses would have …

L.A. police tell People Richard Simmons is fine

Los Angeles Police recently visited Richard Simmons’s house on a welfare check after rumors persisted that his housekeeper was holding him hostage.

NYC mayor, celebrities due at pre-inauguration Trump demonstration

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, the Rev. Al Sharpton and celebrities including Mark Ruffalo, Michael Moore and Rosie Perez are planning to rally New Yorkers to stand up to …

San Francisco honors Tony Bennett with statue, festivities

If ever there was a man to throw a grand birthday bash for in San Francisco, it had to be Tony Bennett. And that is exactly what happened Friday. After …

Kenny Baker, who played R2-D2 in ‘Star Wars,’ dead at 81

LONDON – Kenny Baker played the lovable droid R2-D2 in the “Star Wars” films, achieving cult status and fans’ adulation without showing his face or speaking any lines. The 3-foot …

‘VIP Syndrome’ may have factored in Prince’s death

One doctor delivered test results to Prince’s home. Another sent his son, who wasn’t a physician, on a cross-country flight to bring medication to the music star. It’s not clear …

People: Spike Lee throws dance party ahead of Prince’s 58th birthday

The dress code was purple, getting down was a requirement and plenty of people obliged as Prince was celebrated at a Spike Lee party ahead of what would have been …

Prince joins a list of stars dead from drug overdoses

Prince joins a list of other stars, including Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe, whose lives ended with an overdose.

Doug Clark: Son’s in the Thicke of breaking celeb news

They don’t call it a Magic Kingdom for nothing. Yes, I’m home from my family trip to Disneyland. We flew back from the land of palm trees and Southern California …

It’s the Apple of his ear

So just how does Bill Clinton unwind between offering President Barack Obama unsolicited advice and helping Hillary pack for diplomatic trips? Seems he kicks it with a little North Texas …

Will Drew do some vamping?

She starred as a buddy to that lovable alien E.T., but does Drew Barrymore have what it takes to direct vampires? The 34-year-old actress (“E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial,” the “Charlie’s Angels” …

Singer Carter still a wonder woman

Lynda Carter peers at the ultrasleek stereo in her hotel room, trying to find the right button that will get it to accept her CD. “Now, where would Play be?” …

Hunter’s life a ‘Saving Grace’

Truth be told, Holly Hunter isn’t convinced her character in “Saving Grace” needs saving. At least not right away. Back in 2007, when the first episode of TNT’s hit drama …

Brown charged with felonies

LOS ANGELES – Chris Brown briefly appeared in court Thursday, hours after he was charged with two felonies stemming from what a police detective describes as a brutal argument between …

No science to nasty gossip

Some celebs are always in the spotlight – which you have to think is better than never being there. There have to be times, though, when certain celebs want to …

Miley smacks Jonas Brothers

The Jonas Brothers were good-little-boy hawkers for their signature film, “Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert Experience,” which opened Friday. Their appearance at the Palisades Center in West Nyack, N.Y., on …

The past helped push Streisand

It was a challenge that Barbra Streisand wasn’t sure she could handle. Although she made her directorial debut with 1983’s “Yentl” – the musical drama about a young Jewish woman …