Entertainment

Gossip editors face HR training after harassment allegations |Dec 13, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) The company that publishes Us Weekly, the National Enquirer and other gossip publications is hiring outside human resources experts to train its managers in "sexual harassment prevention and sensitivity," an internal email shows....

Costas wins Hall's Frick Award for baseball broadcasting |Dec 13, 2017

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Bob Costas has won the Ford C. Frick Award presented by the baseball Hall of Fame for broadcasting excellence.The honor was announced Wednesday at the winter meetings.Popular and successful at calling the Olympics...

Oprah Winfrey to receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at Globes |Dec 13, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) Oprah Winfrey will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at January's Golden Globes.Morgan Freeman made the announcement for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association during its broadcast of the "Golden Globe 75th Anniversary...

Pat DiNizio, lead singer of Smithereens, dead at 62 |Dec 13, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. (AP) Lead singer and songwriter of the New Jersey rock band Smithereens, Pat DiNizio, has died at age 62.The band announced on Facebook that DiNizio died Tuesday. The cause of death was not announced.DiNizio posted several...

Report: 3 women accuse music mogul Russell Simmons of rape |Dec 13, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) Three women have told the New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them.In a statement Simmons vehemently denied what he called "these horrific accusations," saying all his relations have been consensual.The...

Former UC Davis professor, conductor accused of sex assault |Dec 13, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) A former conductor of the University of California, Davis, Symphony Orchestra gave up his professor titles amid allegations he sexually assaulted a former student who now works at the university.D. Kern Holoman, who...

Lionsgate giving global run to Boston Marathon documentary |Dec 13, 2017

BOSTON (AP) The first feature-length documentary about the Boston Marathon is getting a global run.Lionsgate said Tuesday it has released "Boston" in 96 countries. It says the Jon Dunham film is also now available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon...

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro sued for defamation |Dec 13, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) A civil rights activist is suing Fox News host Jeanine Pirro (juh-NEEN' PEER'-oh), claiming she defamed him while discussing a lawsuit against the Black Lives Matter movement that was later dismissed.The lawsuit states that DeRay...

Monkey selfies, eclipse, bitcoin, Lauer top Google in 2017 |Dec 13, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Matt Lauer. Bitcoin. DACA. Monkey selfies. Jeremy Lin's hair. Do-it-yourself eclipse glasses. Tom Petty's death. National anthem protests in the NFL. And "Cash Me Outside."These were some of the people, topics and memes that...

Comedian Artie Lange arrested for skipping court |Dec 13, 2017

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) Comedian Artie Lange has been arrested for skipping a court appearance.NJ.com reports Lange was arrested Tuesday night at his home in Hoboken. Authorities say Lange failed to appear in Superior Court in Essex County for...

Nathaniel Crosby appointed US captain for Walker Cup |Dec 13, 2017

FAR HILLS, N.J. (AP) Nathaniel Crosby is returning to Royal Liverpool for the Walker Cup, this time as the U.S. captain.The USGA has selected Crosby to lead the Americans in the 2019 matches at Royal Liverpool. Crosby played on the 1983 team...

'Mannequin Skywalker' rides Blue Origin's new crew capsule |Dec 13, 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) Blue Origin's 'Mannequin Skywalker' has rocketed almost all the way to space, just in time for the new Star Wars movie.The aerospace company led by Amazon's Jeff Bezos launched its New Shepard rocket Tuesday from West...

All 4 Polish death metal band members released from jail |Dec 13, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) All four members of a Polish death metal band have been released from jail as they await trial on charges of raping a Washington state woman.Defense attorney Steve Graham said his client, Waclaw Kieltyka, was ordered...

Review: Spielberg, Streep and Hanks deliver in 'The Post' |Dec 13, 2017

"The Post " is kind of like the Yankees of movies. A Steven Spielberg directed film about the Pentagon Papers starring Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep and a murderer's row of all your favorite television character actors (Jesse Plemons! Bob Odenkirk!...

Canseco tweets could jeopardize his job on A's telecasts |Dec 13, 2017

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) A series of tweets by Jose Canseco about sexual misconduct and politicians could put in jeopardy his job as a studio analyst on Oakland Athletics telecasts.The former A's slugger posted several times Tuesday on...

Cellphone company T-Mobile to launch TV service next year |Dec 13, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) T-Mobile says it's launching a TV service next year, becoming the latest company to marry wireless and video.The nation's No. 3 wireless carrier said Wednesday that it bought cable-TV startup Layer3 TV to help it roll out its...

The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US |Dec 12, 2017

iBook charts for week ending December 10, 2017 (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher ):iBooks US Bestseller List - Paid Books1. Darker by E L James - 9780385543989 - (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)2. End Game by David Baldacci -...

Net neutrality fans speak up as FCC set to strike down rules |Dec 12, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) Net neutrality is a simple concept but a dense and often technical issue normally discussed in tech and telecom circles. Now it's hit the mainstream.Next week, the Federal Communications Commission plans to vote on gutting...

The AP names its Breakthrough Entertainers of 2017 |Dec 12, 2017

The overnight success story in Hollywood is as much of a fairytale as its movies. Years of training, sacrifice and failed attempts at stardom typically define the experience of entertainers before that breakthrough moment occurs.But when it...

Correction: Roman Polanski story |Dec 12, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) In a story Dec. 12 about Roman Polanski, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he is a native of Poland. Polanski was born in France and moved to Poland as a young child with his family.A corrected version of the story...

Man who pretended to be Miley Cyrus' brother gets 6 years |Dec 12, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) Authorities say a New Hampshire man who pretended to be Miley Cyrus' brother to entice a 14-year-old boy to send him sexually explicit photos and videos online has been sentenced to nearly six years in federal...

Mom who posted video of bullied son denies being racist |Dec 12, 2017

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A Tennessee woman who posted a video of her tearful son recounting being bullied at school has appeared on national media outlets to deflect accusations of racism.Kimberly Jones told Good Morning America and CBS This...

NBC's 'Today' in ratings lead after Matt Lauer's firing |Dec 12, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) Matt who? NBC's "Today" show was the most-watched morning program for the first full week after long-time host Matt Lauer was fired because of sexual misconduct charges.The Nielsen company said it was the first time in a year that...

Terfel, like others, exits troubled Met Opera 'Tosca' |Dec 12, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) The Metropolitan Opera could retitle its troubled new production of Puccini's "Tosca," calling it "And Then There Were None."Bass-baritone Bryn Terfel has withdrawn from the role of Scarpia due to vocal fatigue, the Met said...

Death certificate says Charles Manson died of heart failure |Dec 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Charles Manson died of cardiac arrest accompanied by respiratory failure, triggered by colon cancer that had spread to other areas of his body.The deadly cult leader's death certificate confirms that he died Nov. 19 at...

'Booze Traveler' host Jack Maxwell, 54, says he has cancer |Dec 12, 2017

BOSTON (AP) Travel Channel host Jack Maxwell says he's undergoing treatment for cancer.The personality behind the popular "Booze Traveler" series tweeted Tuesday: "I have cancer. 3 little words, one big sentence."The 54-year-old Boston native...

Kaepernick's visit to jail draws rebuke from guards' union |Dec 12, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) A visit by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (KAP'-ur-nihk) to New York's Rikers Island jail facility has drawn a rebuke from the union representing city correction officers.Kaepernick began kneeling during...

Prominent New York restaurateur accused of sexual misconduct |Dec 12, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) One of the owners of several high-profile New York restaurants is taking a leave of absence after being accused of sexual misconduct by several women who worked for him.The New York Times reported the allegations against Ken...

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store |Dec 12, 2017

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending December 10, 2017:iTunes Movies US Charts:1. American Assassin2. Despicable Me 33. Elf (2003)4. Atomic Blonde5. Logan Lucky6.Home Alone)7. Kingsman: The Golden Circle8. The Hero9. The Hitman's...

'Univision' anchor Jorge Ramos writing book on immigration |Dec 12, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) A Univision journalist who famously clashed with then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in 2015 has a book coming out about Trump and immigration.Publisher Vintage Books told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Jorge...

Cheech Marin touts state tool for California pot businesses |Dec 12, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) Comedian and legendary stoner Cheech Marin doesn't want your pot business to go up in smoke.That's why he's in a new public service announcement publicizing a California Secretary of State website for budding marijuana...

NFL Network suspends analysts over sexual misconduct suit |Dec 12, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) Hall of Fame player Marshall Faulk and two other NFL Network analysts have been suspended after a former employee alleged sexual misconduct in a lawsuit.NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy on Tuesday identified the three as Faulk, Ike...

WWII drama starring Tom Hanks to film in Louisiana next year |Dec 12, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Louisiana's capital city will be the backdrop of a World War II drama starring actor Tom Hanks.The Advocate reports pre-production began Monday for "Greyhound." Filming aboard the USS Kidd and at other Baton Rouge...

Residents near Speedway says concert prohibited by agreement |Dec 12, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) Several people who live near the New Hampshire Motor Speedway have gone to court to block a proposed three-day country music festival planned for next year.The neighbors cite a 1989 agreement that prohibits the Loudon track...

Apple orchestrates deal for song-recognition app Shazam |Dec 11, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Apple has bought Shazam, the maker of a song-recognition app that Apple's digital assistant Siri has already been using to help people identify the music playing on their iPhones.The companies didn't disclose the price of the...

Guillermo del Toro's 'The Shape of Water' leads Golden Globes nominations with 7 nods |Dec 11, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) Guillermo del Toro's 'The Shape of Water' leads Golden Globes nominations with 7 nods .

Snowboarder dies in crash at Tahoe resort |Dec 11, 2017

TWIN BRIDGES, Calif. (AP) Resort officials say a snowboarder died after crashing on a trail at a California ski area.KCRA-TV reports ski officials say 23-year-old David Karlin died Thursday after losing control on a hill, sliding off a trail...

'On Point' radio host Ashbrook facing misconduct allegations |Dec 11, 2017

BOSTON (AP) The host of one of National Public Radio's most successful programs has been placed on leave while he's investigated for allegations of wrongdoing including engaging in "creepy" sex talks and unwanted contact with 11 mostly young...

Batali steps down after sexual misconduct allegations |Dec 11, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) Mario Batali is stepping down from daily operations at his restaurant empire following reports of sexual misconduct by the celebrity chef over a period of at least 20 years.The online site Eater New York reported Monday that the...

Bruce Brown, whose 'Endless Summer' redefined surfing, dies |Dec 11, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) Bruce Brown, whose 1966 surfing documentary "The Endless Summer" molded the image of the surfer as a seeker and transformed the sport, has died. He was 80.Brown died of natural causes in Santa Barbara on Sunday, said Alex Mecl,...

30 years later, Wall Street remembers 'Wall Street' |Dec 11, 2017

Thirty years after the release of the now-classic movie "Wall Street," Wall Street itself is totally different. Or it hasn't changed at all, depending on who you ask.To mark the anniversary Monday of the opening of Oliver Stone's 1987 film, which...

Soon you can watch the NFL free on your phone on Yahoo |Dec 11, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) Watching NFL football games on your phone used to be mainly limited to Verizon customers. Soon anyone will be able to watch football games on the go for free on Yahoo's app, now that Verizon owns Yahoo.But people who want to watch...

CAA to form legal defense fund for harassment victims |Dec 11, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) The powerful Hollywood talent agency CAA is canceling its annual pre-Golden Globe Awards party and planning to form a legal defense fund to assist workplace harassment victims across all industries.A person with knowledge of...

CBS' O'Donnell reports on sexual misconduct at Air Force |Dec 11, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) One reason for the steeliness in Norah O'Donnell's demeanor the morning after the sexual misconduct accusations against former "CBS This Morning" co-anchor Charlie Rose were revealed became apparent on Monday.She and her...

New Yorker fires reporter Ryan Lizza for sexual misconduct |Dec 11, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) The New Yorker magazine said Monday it has cut ties with well-known political reporter Ryan Lizza for alleged sexual misconduct.The magazine recently learned Lizza had "engaged in what we believe was improper sexual conduct," a...

Mark Ronson, Miguel, 50 Cent perform at Art Basel parties |Dec 10, 2017

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) Musicians, actors and fashion icons descended on Miami for a whirlwind week of glamorous parties to celebrate some of the world's best artists during Art Basel.Grammy nominated rapper Cardi B performed at one of the most...

Comedian Hannibal Buress arrested on intoxication charge |Dec 10, 2017

MIAMI (AP) A Florida newspaper reports that comedian Hannibal Buress was arrested on a disorderly intoxication charge after an encounter with a police officer.The Miami Herald first reported that 34-year-old Buress was booked into Miami-Dade...

Athletes, entertainers rush to support bullied Tennessee boy |Dec 10, 2017

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A Tennessee woman's video of her tearful son recounting being bullied at middle school has prompted a wave of support from athletes and entertainers.Kimberly Jones said in a Facebook post Friday she had just picked up her...

Poet Robert Frost's original Christmas cards on display |Dec 10, 2017

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) For the first time in more than half a century, a series of Christmas cards and booklets that feature poems by Robert Frost, the poet known for his gritty images of rural New England life, are on display at Vermont's...

Charlie Sheen sues tabloid over assault allegation |Dec 9, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) Charlie Sheen is suing the National Enquirer, saying that the magazine defamed him by alleging he sexually assaulted teen actor Corey Haim.In papers filed Friday in Los Angeles, Sheen called the tabloid's allegations "ridiculous"...