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Tony-nominated actor Ken Watanabe battling stomach cancer

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 12:01pm

A publicist for Ken Watanabe says the Tony Award- and Oscar-nominated actor has been forced to delay his return to Broadway's "The King and I" while he battles stomach cancer.

The Latest on Mardi Gras: Deputy fatally shoots man nearby

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 11:50am

The Latest on Mardi Gras in New Orleans (all times local):

Fat Tuesday in New Orleans: Floats, masks, trinkets and more

Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 11:50am

Thousands of people bundled up against the cold winds in New Orleans on Tuesday, screaming for beads from passing floats and dancing to marching bands as the city marked the culmination of the famous Mardi Gras celebration.

Jennifer Garner urges lawmakers to fund children's program

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 11:41am

Hollywood actress Jennifer Garner is asking Kentucky lawmakers to spend $1 million on an early-childhood education program.

Cosby's ex-lawyer dismissed from lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 11:30am

A judge on Tuesday dismissed model Janice Dickinson's defamation claim filed against Bill Cosby's former lawyer for denying her allegations that the comedian had drugged and raped her in 1982.

'Survivor' winner says forgives man convicted in son's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 10:41am

The second-season winner of the reality television show "Survivor" has offered her forgiveness to the man convicted in her son's death.

Taylor Swift leads iHeartRadio Award nominations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 10:30am

Taylor Swift leads the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards with eight nominations, followed by The Weeknd with seven.

Second City names new film comedy school for Harold Ramis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 9:51am

Chicago improv troupe Second City is opening a school focusing on comedic filmmaking and naming it after late writer-director-actor Harold Ramis.

Reality TV star, ex-rapper to coach football in Miami

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:30am

The female star of a reality television show along with a former rapper will be leading the football program at Miami's Jackson High School.

Russian town in Siberia makes DiCaprio an ersatz Oscar

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:30am

Residents of a town in Russia's Far East have been donating their gold and silver for something near and dear to their hearts: Leonardo DiCaprio.

Man found on fire outside London's Kensington Palace dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:00am

British police say a man has died after being found on fire outside Kensington Palace, the London home of Prince William and his wife Kate.

Michael Douglas among film stars honored by AARP

Derrik J. Lang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 1:10am

Michael Douglas was initially confused when he was told that he was being honored with a career achievement honor by the AARP Movies for Grownups Awards.

Country legend Merle Haggard returns to stage after illness

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:21pm

Country legend Merle Haggard has returned to the stage after canceling several shows in February because of health issues caused by pneumonia.

The Latest: Paltrow's security guard testifies about letters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 5:50pm

The Latest on the trial of a man accused of stalking Gwyneth Paltrow (all times local):

Academy luncheon is time for reflection in high stakes year

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 5:30pm

The annual Oscar nominees luncheon is generally a time of low-stakes celebration, but this year amid discussions of Oscar diversity and a boycott, as well as dramatic changes to academy membership, the Monday gathering was also one for reflection.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys rest in Adnan Syed hearing

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 5:01pm

Both the prosecution and defense rested after four days of testimony in a hearing to determine whether a man convicted of a killing at the center of popular podcast "Serial" deserves a new trial.

Gwyneth Paltrow tearfully testifies against accused stalker

Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 4:30pm

Gwyneth Paltrow testified Monday in the trial of a man accused of stalking her, saying he wrote upsetting letters discussing her death and his intention to marry her and also sent her pornography and unsolicited gifts.

Porn actress drops $500K assault lawsuit against Josh Duggar

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 3:20pm

A porn actress has dropped her $500,000 assault lawsuit against reality TV personality Josh Duggar amid evidence that her claims were fabricated.

Conan O'Brien to discuss liberal arts education at Harvard

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 2:01pm

Conan O'Brien is coming to Harvard to talk about the value of a liberal arts education.

Flavor Flav pleads no contest to DUI charge in Las Vegas

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 2:01pm

The entertainer Flavor Flav pleaded no contest Monday to misdemeanor driving under the influence in Las Vegas, marking the second plea in two weeks involving similar charges in Nevada.