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Smollett's character off 'Empire' for end of season

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 8:32am

The producers of the TV show "Empire" say Jussie Smollett's character will be removed from the final two episodes of this season.

Producers of "Empire" say Jussie Smollett's character will be removed from the final two episodes of this season

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 8:23am

Producers of "Empire" say Jussie Smollett's character will be removed from the final two episodes of this season.

Documentary about 1939 Nazi rally in New York up for Oscar

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 7:18am

A crowd of 20,000 gives the Nazi salute as swastikas flank a giant portrait of George Washington.

Allegations against son led to Time's Up CEO's resignation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 5:28am

The gender equality initiative Time's Up says its president and CEO resigned because of sexual misconduct allegations against her son.

Wintour honors Lagerfeld; Bottega Veneta shows new direction

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 4:36am

Anna Wintour paid tribute Friday to Karl Lagerfeld's generosity and sense of humor as she presented a new fashion exhibition. Elsewhere in Milan, luxury brand Bottega Veneta's new creative director showcased a collection that draws on the house's heritage but pushes it toward a forward-dressing consumer.

Prosecutors seek 3-year sentence in 'celebgate' hacking case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 4:00am

Federal prosecutors have recommended a sentence of nearly three years in prison for a former Virginia high school teacher convicted of hacking into private digital accounts of celebrities and others.

DuVernay, Zendaya help Vanity Fair toast Women in Hollywood

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 1:39am

By the time filmmaker Ava DuVernay got to Vanity Fair and Lancome's Women in Hollywood pre-Oscars event Thursday night, she had already been to two other events that day. Not only that, she had to be "on" at each — they all had her name on the invitation. Such is the life in the days leading up to the Academy Awards Sunday, where it can often seem like there are more parties than there are nominees to go around.

Celebrities, athletes, others accused of lying to the public

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:16pm

Actor Jussie Smollett was arrested in Chicago early Thursday, one day after prosecutors charged him with filing a false police report for what he claimed was a racist and homophobic attack last month.

Cyclorama to be unveiled again amid diverging views of past

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:18pm

At a time when counties, cities and states across the South are removing or covering up Confederate monuments, one of the world's largest paintings of the American Civil War will reopen to the public Friday.

Emotional ceremony honors Hall, Stenberg, Layne and Lewis

Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:22pm

Amandla Stenberg brought the audience to their feet as she talked of being protected by the ancestors.

Oscars producers say the show is in 'good shape' for Sunday

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:58pm

Academy Awards producers Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss have been hearing the same question a lot recently: Are you OK?

2 women accuse R. Kelly of sexual misconduct in 1990s

Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 3:02pm

Two women say singer R. Kelly picked them out of a crowd at a Baltimore after-party in the mid-1990s when they were underage and had sex with one of the teens although she was under the influence of marijuana and alcohol and could not consent.

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has been released from jail after posting bond

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:52pm

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has been released from jail after posting bond.

Sasha Sagan, daughter of Carl Sagan, has book out in October

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:18pm

Sasha Sagan, daughter of the late Carl Sagan, is working on a book her publisher is calling "part memoir, part guidebook and part social history."

AP Source: Kendrick Lamar, SZA not performing at Oscars

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:08pm

"All the Stars" are not performing at the Academy Awards, including Kendrick Lamar and SZA.

Some notable reaction to the arrest of Jussie Smollett

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:04pm

Notable reaction to the arrest of Jussie Smollett :

Michael Jackson estate lawsuit sues HBO over documentary

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:39pm

The estate of Michael Jackson on Thursday sued HBO over a documentary about two men who accuse the late pop superstar of molesting them when they were boys, saying the film violates a 1992 contract to air a Jackson concert.

Prosecutors: Smollett told 2 brothers to yell "MAGA country" and put rope around his neck during staged attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:22pm

Prosecutors: Smollett told 2 brothers to yell "MAGA country" and put rope around his neck during staged attack.

Judge sets bond at $100,000 for "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, who is accused of lying about being attacked

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:08pm

Judge sets bond at $100,000 for "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, who is accused of lying about being attacked.

Monkees' lovable bass-guitar player Peter Tork dead at 77

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:06pm

Peter Tork, a talented singer-songwriter and instrumentalist whose musical skills were often overshadowed by his role as the goofy, lovable bass guitarist in the made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at age 77.