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Gooding due in court as lawyer seeks groping case dismissal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 3:34am

Cuba Gooding Jr. is due in court as his lawyer seeks the dismissal of charges that the actor grabbed a woman's breast without consent at a New York City bar.

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.

Police release more than 1,000 files from Smollett probe

Don Babwin and Sophia Tareen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 4:53pm

Chicago police on Monday released more than 1,000 files from the investigation into Jussie Smollett's claim he was attacked by two men, including video footage that for the first time shows the "Empire" actor with a thin, white rope wrapped around his neck that he told detectives was a noose.

Bounty hunter's wife remains in coma in Honolulu hospital

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 4:03pm

The wife of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality TV star Duane "Dog" Chapman remained in a medically induced coma Monday so that she can be treated without suffering pain.

Mouse that roared: Disney characters win local union shakeup

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 2:26pm

The mouse that roared was heard.

'True Justice' explores lawyer who defends death row inmates

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 12:53pm

Civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson rarely slows down, friends and family say. It seems he's always looking over details on death penalty cases from his Montgomery, Alabama-based Equal Justice Initiative. If he's not speaking on the criminalization of black men, Stevenson is researching another historical site connected to an episode of racial violence.

Viola Davis determined to go above and beyond on diversity

John Carucci, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 12:39pm

When Viola Davis started her production company nearly a decade ago, she was determined to bring about change in Hollywood with a strategic mandate: Normalize people of color on screen.

McConnell to meet 9/11 responders to discuss victims' fund

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 11:48am

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is meeting this week with Sept. 11 first responders following withering criticism from comedian Jon Stewart that Congress had failed to ensure that a victims' compensation fund never runs out of money.

Woodstock 50 may be back on at new venue

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 9:06am

A smaller Woodstock 50 festival could possibly be held at an upstate New York harness track and casino.

A list of winners at the 2019 BET Awards

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 10:32pm

A list of winners at the 2019 BET Awards, which aired live Sunday from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.