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Court stops U2 guitarist from building Malibu compound

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:31pm

A plan by U2 guitarist The Edge to build a cluster of mansions on a ridgeline above Malibu appears dead, after California's highest court declined to consider his last-ditch appeal.

Jim Pike, co-founder of Lettermen vocal group, dies at 82

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:22pm

Jim Pike, co-founder and lead singer of The Lettermen, whose lush vocal harmonies made the Grammy-nominated trio one of the most popular vocal groups of the 1960s, has died at age 82.

Self-improvement guru whose teachings seduced actresses and heiresses is convicted in New York sex trafficking case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:51pm

Self-improvement guru whose teachings seduced actresses and heiresses is convicted in New York sex trafficking case.

Jane Fonda to give White House hopeful Steve Bullock a boost

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:24pm

Jane Fonda is joining a group of Hollywood power players to host a fundraiser for presidential candidate Steve Bullock on Thursday, a show of support that could lend credibility among Democratic donors to the little-known Montana governor.

Comedian, son, bring gibberish-filled chat to Denny's ad

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:26am

The father-son duo whose video of a gibberish-filled conversation went viral is now featured in a TV commercial.

Whales from Chinese aquarium starting retirement in Iceland

Egill Bjarnason, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:22am

A pair of seasoned performers received a warm welcome Wednesday in Iceland, where the two beluga whales that previously lived at an aquarium in China will help populate a sanctuary for formerly captive marine mammals.

MSNBC deal with South Carolina Dems rankles media

Meg Kinnard and David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:14am

South Carolina's Democratic leader says he granted MSNBC exclusive live rights to this weekend's party convention because the network agreed to show 21 presidential contenders speak and it offered a strong chance to reach black voters.

Thief takes Marilyn Monroe statue from Hollywood gazebo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:59am

Goodbye, Norma Jean?

Tiffany Haddish explains why she won't perform in Georgia

Natalie Rice, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:34am

Tiffany Haddish says she chose to join a boycott of Georgia after she read the state's new anti-abortion legislation.

Moscow's Pushkin Museum presents Modernist art treasures

Kate By Pury, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:58am

Iconic art works by Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gaugin, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso went on show Wednesday in a major exhibition at Moscow's Pushkin Museum.

Valentino travels the world as Paris menswear gets romantic

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 6:29am

The photogenic front row at Valentino's show had "Riverdale" actor Charles Melton, NBA player Jaylen Brown and Stevie Wonder's model son Kailand Morris among the seated notables, ensuring cameras stayed busy snapping at Paris Fashion Week.

Joy Harjo is first Native American named US poet laureate

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 6:06am

Joy Harjo, the first Native American to be named U.S. poet laureate, has been ready for a long time.

Paul Simon, Alice Quinn honored by Poetry Society of America

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:23am

Paul Simon doesn't care much for requests, but he might ask you to sing along.

Royal police escort bike collides with elderly woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:08am

U.K. authorities are investigating a collision between a police motorcycle escorting the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and an elderly woman in southwest London.

The Latest: Newton tells jury he fired shot as burglars fled

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 6:33pm

The Latest on the trial of a 22-year-old Nevada prison inmate accused of burglarizing the home of Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton and his family in June 2018 (all times local):

Memphis City Council postpones Graceland expansion vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 5:25pm

City Council members in Memphis, Tennessee, have again postponed a vote on an expansion project at Elvis Presley's Graceland.

Weekend memorial events set for singer-musician Dr. John

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 4:29pm

Weekend memorial services have been scheduled in New Orleans for singer and musician Malcom "Mac" Rebennack Jr., better known by his Voodoo-inspired stage name, Dr. John.

Shark attack survivor gets message from Robert Downey Jr.

Amanda Morris, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:33pm

A North Carolina teenager who lost a leg in a shark attack this month got a personal message Tuesday from the actor who plays "Iron Man" in Marvel's superhero movies.

Netflix announces 2 more seasons of 'Queer Eye'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:12pm

Netflix's show "Queer Eye" says it's bringing fabulousness to the masses for two more seasons.

Wayne Newton tells Vegas jury he fired shot as burglars fled

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:08pm

Longtime Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton told a Nevada jury on Tuesday that he fired a gunshot to scare away two burglars that he and his wife and their teenage daughter encountered during a second burglary in 10 days at their home a year ago.