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3 women sue CBS News and Charlie Rose, alleging harassment

NEW YORK — Three women who worked with Charlie Rose filed a sexual harassment lawsuit Friday against CBS News and the television journalist. The lawsuit filed in New York state court seeks unspecified damages. It said the women, who were in their early 20s when they were hired, were ...

Film Academy expels Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski

the associated press LOS ANGELES — The organization that bestows the Academy Awards announced Thursday that it has voted to expel two prominent members convicted of sexual offenses, Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski, from its membership. It's the first major decision since the Academy of ...

‘Infinity War’ opens with record $250M

NEW YORK — A whole lot of superheroes added up to a whole lot of ticket sales. The superhero smorgasbord "Avengers: Infinity Wars" opened with predictable shock-and-awe, earning $250 million in box office over the weekend and edging past "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" to set the highest ...

White House corps toasts press freedom; Trump a no-show

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — White House aides, reporters and other famous-for-Washington types were set to gather without President Donald Trump to toast press freedom. It was to be the second White House Correspondents' Association dinner in a row without the president. Trump ...

Jazz Fest: Opening joy tempered by loss of a Neville

the Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — The 49th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival opened Friday — a sun-drenched affair where the joy was tempered only by news of the death of a New Orleans music idol. Charles Neville, a saxophone player since the 1950s and a stalwart for three ...

Fox teases ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ at CinemaCon

LAS VEGAS — 20th Century Fox Chairman and CEO Stacey Snider addressed Disney's deal to purchase most of Fox and also gave a first look at the highly anticipated Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" in a wide-ranging and emotional presentation to theater owners and exhibitors Thursday at ...

Patton Oswalt credits late wife in Golden State Killer case

LOS ANGELES — "You did it, Michelle." Comedian Patton Oswalt proudly and tenderly spoke those words to his late wife in an Instagram video on Wednesday. Finally, an arrest had been made in the case of the Golden State Killer, a moniker Michelle McNamara coined on her personal mission to ...

Bradley Cooper teases “A Star is Born” at CinemaCon

the associated press LAS VEGAS — Bradley Cooper has unveiled the first trailer for his directorial debut "A Star is Born" for CinemaCon attendees Tuesday evening to hearty applause. Cooper stars in his remake of "A Star Is Born" alongside Lady Gaga as a burgeoning singer. He says his ...

‘A Quiet Place,’ ‘Rampage’ lead newcomers at box office

LOS ANGELES — It's another weekend of buzz versus pure star power at the box office as the word of mouth sensation "A Quiet Place" finds itself neck-and-neck again with Dwayne Johnson's "Rampage." This time buzz had the slight advantage. Studio estimates on Sunday have placed "A Quiet ...

Co-defendant in Hawaii concert scam gets 2 months in jail

HONOLULU — A Florida man was sentenced Thursday to two months in jail and four months home confinement for his role in scamming the University of Hawaii out of $200,000 for a Stevie Wonder concert that never happened. The university paid a $200,000 deposit in 2012 and began selling tickets ...

‘Night Court’ star Harry Anderson, 65, found dead

Harry Anderson, the actor best known for playing an off-the-wall judge working the night shift of a Manhattan court room in the television comedy series "Night Court," was found dead in his North Carolina home Monday. Anderson was 65. A statement from the Asheville Police Department said ...

2 masterpieces coming to New Orleans museum

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two Renaissance masterpieces are coming to the New Orleans Museum of Art — only the third museum ever to display them together, and the second outside Italy. Paolo Veronese (POW-loh veh-roh-NAY-zuh) painted "St. Jerome in the Wilderness" and "St. Agatha Visited in ...

Bill Cosby lawyer attacks accuser

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Bill Cosby's retrial took a far more combative turn Tuesday than the first go-round, as his lawyers launched a scathing attack on his accuser and prosecutors put the first in a parade of women on the stand to portray the comedian as a sexual predator. Heidi Thomas, who was ...

Kimmel tries to tone down feud with Hannity

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel is trying to de-escalate a feud with Fox News host Sean Hannity that began over a joke about first lady Melania Trump's accent. Kimmel said in a Twitter post made Sunday that his exchanges with Hannity were fun but he didn't want to add to ...

“Paterno” movie a polarizing story with unanswered questions

"Paterno" aims to tell the polarizing story of a legend's fall, when the most essential question can never be answered. The HBO movie directed by Barry Levinson debuts Saturday and stars Oscar winner Al Pacino as Joe Paterno, the Penn State coach whose career ended in scandal. The movie ...

Kathy Griffin warns that her nightmare ‘can happen to you’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kathy Griffin says she hopes to make her U.S. comeback by laughing about the disturbing photograph that got her in hot water with the feds and almost killed her career. But she also has this warning amid the jokes: "If it happened to me it can happen to you." Griffin is ...

‘Chappaquiddick’ puts focus on aftermath of Kennedy accident

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jason Clarke plunged into frigid waters, repeatedly, for his role as the late Sen. Ted Kennedy in "Chappaquiddick." The Australian actor said his research about the accident that thwarted Kennedy's presidential chances included jumping into Poucha Pond, the same waters ...

Hundreds line Cambridge streets to honor Stephen Hawking

LONDON (AP) — The life of renowned physicist and author Stephen Hawking was celebrated Saturday in English city of Cambridge, with hundreds of well-wishers lining the streets for a glimpse of the hearse carrying his remains to a private funeral. There was a spontaneous burst of applause ...

Actress Glenn Close aims to reduce mental health stigma

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Actress Glenn Close says she wants to live in a world where mental illness is talked about openly and accepted as a fact of life. The Emmy- and Tony-award-winning actress is in Ann Arbor, Michigan, this week for a gathering designed to bring awareness to efforts aimed at ...

‘Roseanne’ reboot opens big

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Viewers were eager to see ABC's reboot of "Roseanne," with an estimated 18.4 million tuning in to its debut. The updated sitcom starring Roseanne Barr returned Tuesday, more than two decades after the original ended its hit run. The hour-long debut episode was watched by ...