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Ann Coulter a no-show at raucous but peaceful Berkeley rally

Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 1:24am

Ann Coulter did not turn up in Berkeley where hundreds held a raucous but largely peaceful demonstration in her absence and lamented what they called the latest blow to free speech in the home of America's free speech movement.

Fox host takes vacation after Ivanka Trump microphone quip

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:20pm

Fox News Channel host Jesse Watters, who was criticized this week for saying he enjoys Ivanka Trump's voice, says he's taking a family vacation until Monday.

Actor Diane Guerrero meets immigrant taking refuge in church

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 8:40pm

Actor Diane Guerrero has met with a woman who is seeking refuge from deportation in the basement of a Denver church.

'Yep, I'm Gay': Happy 20th out anniversary, Ellen DeGeneres

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 8:28pm

With a headline of "Yep, I'm Gay" on the cover of Time magazine and the same declaration on her sitcom, Ellen DeGeneres made history 20 years ago as the first prime-time lead on network TV to come out, capturing the hearts of supporters gay and straight amid a swirl of hate mail, death threats and, ultimately, dark times on and off the screen.

Berkeley protests peaceful as hundreds rally over Coulter

Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 8:25pm

Hundreds of people waving American flags and chanting "USA" held a raucous rally Thursday at a park in Berkeley — home of the free speech movement — to protest a canceled appearance by conservative commentator Ann Coulter, but the expected violence did not materialize.

The Latest: Coulter says talk would have said enforce law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 7:40pm

The Latest on Ann Coulter's canceled appearance at UC Berkeley (all times local):

Mississippi man sues R. Kelly, says singer ruined marriage

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:36pm

A Mississippi sheriff's deputy is suing singer R. Kelly, alleging that Kelly had a yearslong affair with his wife that broke up his marriage.

'Bobbi Jene,' 'Keep the Change' top Tribeca Film Fest awards

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:55pm

"Keep the Change," a romance about a couple who meet at a community for people on the autistic spectrum, and "Bobbi Jene," a documentary about an American dancer in the Israeli dance company Batsheva, were the top winners at the 16th Tribeca Film Festival.

Guitarist sues to stop use of Jefferson Starship band name

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:41pm

A founding member of Jefferson Starship filed a lawsuit Thursday to stop some of his former bandmates from using the band's name for upcoming performances and merchandise.

HGTV hosts: Show is '100 percent positive' about Mississippi

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:08pm

The hosts of a new HGTV show say their program "Home Town" is shining a positive light on their home state.

Legal team says 'Bachelor' star acted reasonably after crash

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:06pm

Former "The Bachelor" star Chris Soules "acted reasonably" after he rear-ended a fellow Iowa farmer by calling 911 and trying to resuscitate the man, his new legal team said Thursday.

Weinstein Co. and MPAA settle ratings dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:13pm

The Weinstein Co.'s transgender drama "3 Generations" has been reclassified with a PG-13 rating after the distributor made slight tweaks to the movie.

Roman Polanski's latest movie added to Cannes Film Festival

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 12:45pm

Roman Polanski's latest film is heading to the Cannes Film Festival.

James Earl Jones to get Tony Award for lifetime achievement

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:45am

Two-time Tony Award winner James Earl Jones will soon get a third — for lifetime achievement.

Laurence Fishburne to co-host Memorial Day concert in DC

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:45am

Actors Laurence Fishburne and Joe Mantegna will co-host this year's Memorial Day concert in Washington.

'Wonder Woman' director finds herself in rare summer role

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:08am

Director Patty Jenkins first expressed interest in making a "Wonder Woman" movie over 10 years ago. She'd just made "Monster," which won Charlize Theron an Oscar, and was doing the rounds at various studios talking about what she'd like to do next. Richard Donner's "Superman" was a film that changed her life, and it occurred to her that there still hadn't been a "Wonder Woman" movie.

India Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna dies of cancer at age 70

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:46am

Vinod Khanna, a dashing Bollywood actor turned politician, has died of cancer, a hospital official said. He was 70.

Latvia grants citizenship to dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov

Jari Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:40am

Latvia on Thursday paid tribute to Mikhail Baryshnikov by granting citizenship to the ballet dancer, choreographer and actor who was born in the Baltic nation when it was part of the Soviet Union and later became a U.S. citizen.

Jazz Fest kicks off Friday; Connick, Aaron Neville on tap

Chevel Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 8:06am

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicks off its first weekend Friday with performances by native sons Harry Connick Jr., Aaron Neville and Kermit Ruffins whether or not the weather cooperates.

'Sgt. Pepper' sketch to be auctioned May 20 in New York

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 7:02am

An old sketch up for auction May 20 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Manhattan is a crude, ink-on-paper drawing of the iconic "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club" album cover. The artist is almost surely John Lennon. The significance is another story.