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UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019

Britney Spears gets gets 5-year restraining order against former manager

A judge has issued a five-year restraining order forbidding Britney Spears’ manager from contacting the singer or her family or making disparaging statements about them online

‘Empire’ actor says account of attack has been consistent

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett said Friday that he has been “consistent on every level” with the police during their investigation into what he says was a racist and homophobic attack …

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 …

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.

Man charged with trying to extort Kevin Hart with video

A man was charged Wednesday with trying to extort money from Kevin Hart by threatening to release video he secretly shot of the actor and comedian with a woman in …

UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018

Natalie Portman snubs ‘Jewish Nobel,’ triggers backlash

Actress Natalie Portman has snubbed a prestigious prize known as the “Jewish Nobel” because of “extreme distress” over recent events in Israel, triggering an angry backlash Friday from some in …

AI has a dirty little secret: It’s powered by people

There’s a dirty little secret about artificial intelligence: It’s powered by hundreds of thousands of real people.

With baby announcement, Kylie Jenner is new Instagram queen

Jenner shared a photo Tuesday of her new daughter’s tiny hand captioned with the baby’s name, Stormi Webster.

Kim Kardashian West and husband Kanye welcome baby girl

Kardashian West announced Tuesday on her app under the headline “We’re so in Love” that their third baby was born early Monday and weighed in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces.

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017

Branagh teases return of old friends in ‘Death on the Nile’

LOS ANGELES – Kenneth Branagh is teasing the return of “old friends” in his planned sequel to “Murder on the Orient Express.” Branagh is expected to both direct and reprise …

Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez raise $26M for Puerto Rico

Lopez says that amid “swirling negativity dividing our country,” the outpouring of support for Puerto Rico following the devastating hurricane was gratifying.

Joe Jonas engaged to ‘Game of Thrones’ star Sophie Turner

Turner and Jonas shared the same photo on Instagram on Sunday of her hand sporting a diamond ring and resting on top of his. Turner noted in her caption that …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017

Rapper Nelly arrested on rape accusation; incident said to have taken place near Seattle

Police arrested rapper Nelly early Saturday after a woman said he raped her on his tour bus in a town outside Seattle, an accusation the Grammy winner’s attorney staunchly denied.

Celebrities, loved ones remember comedian Jerry Lewis

Lewis, a familiar face on Labor Day weekend as host of the the annual telethon to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association, was honored by friends and family at a memorial …

Swift single keeps ‘Despacito’ from breaking Mariah record

Billboard announced Tuesday that Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do,” became her fifth Hot 100 chart topper. “Despacito,” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, had tied Carey’s duet with …

Billy Joel dons Star of David jacket during NYC show encore

The “Piano Man” didn’t comment from the stage on his attire Monday. But his performance came more than a week after a rally by neo-Nazi and other groups in Charlottesville, …

A reptilian tail? A solar eclipse. Taylor Swift teases fans

As for the video clip that appears to be a twitchy reptilian tail, well, we’re not sure how that might play into Swift’s anticipated sixth studio album that all of …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017

George and Amal Clooney donate $1M to fight hate groups

The couple announced Tuesday that their Clooney Foundation for Justice is supporting the Southern Poverty Law Center with a $1 million grant to combat hate groups in the United States.

Jon Stewart returning to HBO with standup special

HBO president of programming Casey Bloys said Stewart’s two upcoming appearances are “part of a larger deal” the network has with the entertainer, but he did not elaborate.

Actor John Boyega wanted to challenge self with ‘Detroit’

In an interview Monday with The Associated Press, the London-born actor says the upcoming film about the 1967 riot features “stories that reflect until today – especially police brutality.”

UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017

Linkin Park cancels tour after Chester Bennington’s death

The band Linkin Park canceled its North American tour Friday after its lead singer, Chester Bennington, was found dead by hanging the day before.

Jada Pinkett Smith talks Tupac friendship, drug dealing past

NEW YORK – Jada Pinkett Smith says she was a drug dealer when she first met late rapper Tupac Shakur in high school. Smith opened up about her past and …

Discovery Channel asks Shark Week viewers to be donors, too

The channel’s annual celebration of all things shark will include requests to support Oceana, an advocacy group focused on ocean conservation.

UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017

Apple founder Steve Jobs is the subject of a new opera

The music for “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs” is by composer Mason Bates, combining traditional orchestration with synthesizer and other electronic effects. Mark Campbell’s libretto moves back and forth through …

UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017

Ed Sheeran says trolls drove him off Twitter; Lady Gaga sends her love

Ironically, Sheeran’s widespread popularity has partly made him a target for online haters. Upon release of his new album, “Divide,” in March, Sheeran had 16 songs on the UK Top …

Rumer Willis is proudly marking 6 months of sobriety

The daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore says on Instagram that she’s “never been more proud” of herself after what she calls “the long journey.”

UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017

‘Gotham’ star Donal Logue asks for help in finding daughter

The star of Fox’s “Gotham” writes on Facebook that the “net had been flung far and wide” since 16-year-old Jade Logue disappeared. Logue says he has the New York Police …

UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017

‘Big Bang Theory’ star thanks firefighters after house fire

Galecki posted a picture on Instagram on Thursday of himself hugging a firefighter while standing among the rubble of the home in the San Luis Obispo area.

UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017

Pop superstar Adele hints ‘25’ tour is her last

The 29-year-old included a signed, handwritten note in the program for her Wednesday night show at Wembley Stadium in London stating, “I don’t know if I’ll ever tour again and …

UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017

Rascal Flatts surprises bride and groom at wedding reception

The band performed their hit, “Bless the Broken Road” for newlyweds Sara and Brandon McInnis’ first song.