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Directors guild changes eligibility rule to favor theaters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 12:44pm

The Directors Guild of America is changing the eligibility rule for its top award in favor of theatrical releases over streaming.

Alleged sex tape in R. Kelly case turned over to defense

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 11:58am

Prosecutors have turned over to R. Kelly's attorneys a tape they say shows the singer having sex with a minor girl two decades ago.

Book award named for Ernest Gaines raises cash prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 11:09am

The cash prize that goes with the book award named for author Ernest Gaines is growing.

Monroe statue theft suspect previously took ax to Trump star

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 10:52am

Prosecutors say the man suspected of stealing a statue of Marilyn Monroe from atop a Hollywood public art installation is the same person who smashed President Trump's Walk of Fame star with a pickax last year.

Co-star of 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' dies of cancer at 51

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 10:44am

Beth Chapman, who co-starred with her husband on the "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality TV show and later spoke out against some bail reform measures as leader of a national bail agents' organization, has died.

Desus & Mero shake up the late-night talk show universe

Gary Gerard Hamilton, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 9:04am

Daniel Baker and Joel Martinez may be hosts of a late-night TV talk show that attracts A-list celebrities but they don't feel like they're competing with the likes of Jimmy Fallon or Stephen Colbert.

Sebastian Maniscalco to host MTV's 2019 Video Music Awards

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 8:13am

Comedian and actor Sebastian Maniscalco will host MTV's 2019 Video Music Awards.

Sheryl Crow says 2008 fire destroyed all her master tapes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 7:35am

Singer Sheryl Crow says the original tapes of albums such as "Tuesday Night Music Club" and the track "All I Wanna Do" perished in a 2008 fire at Universal Music Group.

Cuba Gooding Jr.'s request to toss groping case is denied

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 3:34am

A judge rejected Cuba Gooding Jr.'s bid to throw out his New York City groping case so he can continue working, saying Wednesday that she needed time to review written arguments and didn't want to make a rash decision.

Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas has heart operation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:40pm

Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas has undergone a heart operation at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.

Jerry Carrigan, drummer for Elvis, George Jones, dies

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 5:45pm

Alabama-born drummer Jerry Carrigan, who was in the first rhythm section for FAME Studio in Muscle Shoals and later an in-demand session player in Nashville, Tennessee, died at age 75 in Chattanooga.

McConnell pledges vote on 9/11 bill after Stewart criticism

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 3:14pm

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to call a Senate vote on a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.

Cardi B pleads not guilty to new charges in strip club brawl

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 2:08pm

Grammy-winning rapper Cardi B was arraigned Tuesday on new felony charges in connection with a fight last year at a New York City strip club.

Alcoholics Anonymous' 'Big Book' collection up for auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 1:30pm

A collection of 19 first-edition copies of the founding document of Alcoholics Anonymous, known to adherents as the "Big Book," will be auctioned off in Los Angeles next month.

Judge upholds $6.6M judgment against rapper Yo Gotti

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 12:28pm

A North Carolina judge is refusing to throw out a $6.6 million judgment against rapper Yo Gotti.

Bulgari exhibit in Rome features "La Dolce Vita"-era jewels

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:22am

Glamorous jewelry and vintage fashion from the "La Dolce Vita" era are the star attractions of Bulgari's new exhibition in Rome.

Tributes to Michael Jackson flow on 10th death anniversary

Andrew Dalton and Katie Campione, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:06am

Hundreds of Michael Jackson fans gathered at his grave for a daylong celebration of his life and music Tuesday, with some traveling thousands of miles to join in the singalongs, selfies and moment of silence that marked the 10th anniversary of the death of the King of Pop.

High stakes for NBC News ahead of 2-night Democratic debate

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:23pm

Don't envy NBC News executive Rashida Jones, who is behind this week's inaugural Democratic presidential debate and will have to juggle 20 candidates, five news personalities and, it's likely, one tweeting president.

Lawyer: Gooding Jr.'s accuser 'troubled,' groping case bogus

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 5:13pm

Cuba Gooding Jr.'s lawyer is urging a judge to dismiss the forcible touching case that landed the actor in handcuffs two weeks ago, arguing that witnesses and security video contradict a woman's allegations that he groped her at a New York City night spot.

Prince Harry, Meghan's home renovations cost taxpayers $3M

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 5:03pm

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's home was renovated with 2.4 million pounds ($3.06 million) of taxpayers' money, royal accounts revealed Tuesday.