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Ex-teacher's sentencing delayed in 'celebgate' hacking case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 9:28am

Sentencing has been delayed for a former Virginia teacher who pleaded guilty in the 2014 "celebgate" scandal in which hackers obtained nude photographs and other private information from more than 200 people, including celebrities.

Ta-ta 2018, keep your chicken coops and, yes, the Floss

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 8:08am

Keep your backyard chicken coops, dear 2018, and your vampire facials, too. And the stiff-arm Floss dance? Stomp it out in the new year.

Comment on Thai Miss Universe gown earns complaint to police

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 6:50am

A Thai social media influencer who criticized a gown worn by her country's Miss Universe contestant could end up in court after another online personality filed a complaint with police charging that her thumbs-down fashion comment defamed the royal family.

Johnny Clegg, musician and cancer survivor, awaits hard road

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 6:08am

South African musician Johnny Clegg says he is an "outlier" who has survived pancreatic cancer for the last few years, but he is preparing for hard times ahead.

Poetry readers were in the mood for 'Kindness' in 2018

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 6:06am

Poetry readers this year have been in the mood for kindness.

'Laverne' role gave Marshall springboard to historic career

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 1:11am

Penny Marshall was typically self-effacing whenever her brother, the late filmmaker Garry Marshall, proudly boasted that his sister was the first female director to direct a $100 million box-office hit.

'Laverne & Shirley' star, 'Big' director Penny Marshall dies

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 9:40pm

Penny Marshall, who indelibly starred in the top-rated sitcom "Laverne & Shirley" before becoming the trailblazing director of smash-hit big-screen comedies such as "Big" and "A League of Their Own," has died. She was 75.

CBS gives no indication it will release Moonves findings

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 3:52pm

CBS offered no indication Tuesday that it would publicly release the findings of the report that led the network to deny a $120 million exit package to Leslie Moonves, the chief executive who was dismissed for sexual misconduct.

Tom Hanks, Rob Reiner and more stars mourn Penny Marshall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 1:19pm

Celebrities offer their thanks, remembrances and condolences on the death of actress-director Penny Marshall, who died Monday at 75.

Publicist: 'Laverne & Shirley' star Penny Marshall has died at age 75 in Los Angeles from diabetes complications

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 12:05pm

Publicist: 'Laverne & Shirley' star Penny Marshall has died at age 75 in Los Angeles from diabetes complications.

Sandra Bullock's Oscars host solution: Call on random actors

John Carucci, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 10:44am

Sandra Bullock has an impromptu idea for how to solve the Oscars host problem, and it involves a lot of improvisation.

Olivia Newton-John memoir coming out in US in 2019

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 10:01am

Olivia Newton-John's autobiography, released last fall in her longtime home Australia, comes out in the U.S. in 2019.

Author Alice Walker criticized for support of writer's book

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 9:44am

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Alice Walker and The New York Times are drawing fire after she praised an author who critics say expresses anti-Semitism and is a conspiracy theorist.

Milan to showcase da Vinci to mark 500 years since his death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 8:04am

The Ambrosian Library in Milan is planning a series of exhibitions to commemorate the 500-year anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death, including the display of the most important pages of the Renaissance genius' Atlantic Codex.

Shirley MacLaine to receive AARP Movies for Grownups honor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 6:08am

Actor Shirley MacLaine will receive AARP the Magazine's lifetime achievement honor at the Movies for Grownups Awards next year.

Romanian-Canadian singer dies after car plunges into Danube

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 4:57am

Anca Pop, a Romanian-Canadian singer-songwriter, has died after her car plunged into the Danube River. She was 34.

Keillor back in spotlight after sexual misconduct allegation

Jeff Baenen, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 10:48pm

Garrison Keillor looked comfortable on the small stage as he sang Christmas lullabies, told off-color limericks and spun a tale about a lutefisk dinner at the fictitious Lake Wobegon.

'Tonight Show' to air episode in Puerto Rico with 'Hamilton'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 6:44pm

Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" will air an episode next year from Puerto Rico including an exclusive performance with Lin-Manuel Miranda reprising his role in "Hamilton."

Rapper T.I.: No contest to violating ban on public cursing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 6:03pm

Rapper T.I. is paying a $300 fine after pleading no contest to violating a local law in Georgia that prohibits public cursing.

'Roma,' 'Burning' among foreign language Oscar contenders

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 4:55pm

A number of Oscar hopefuls just got one step closer to a nomination with Monday's reveal of nine Academy Awards shortlists, including best foreign language film where Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" and Lee Chang-dong's thriller "Burning" are among nine films in consideration.