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Academy luncheon is time for reflection in high stakes year

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 5:30pm

The annual Oscar nominees luncheon is generally a time of low-stakes celebration, but this year amid discussions of Oscar diversity and a boycott, as well as dramatic changes to academy membership, the Monday gathering was also one for reflection.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys rest in Adnan Syed hearing

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 5:01pm

Both the prosecution and defense rested after four days of testimony in a hearing to determine whether a man convicted of a killing at the center of popular podcast "Serial" deserves a new trial.

Gwyneth Paltrow tearfully testifies against accused stalker

Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 4:30pm

Gwyneth Paltrow testified Monday in the trial of a man accused of stalking her, saying he wrote upsetting letters discussing her death and his intention to marry her and also sent her pornography and unsolicited gifts.

The Latest: Gwyneth Paltrow testifies about man's letters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 4:10pm

The Latest on the trial of a man accused of stalking Gwyneth Paltrow (all times local):

Porn actress drops $500K assault lawsuit against Josh Duggar

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 3:20pm

A porn actress has dropped her $500,000 assault lawsuit against reality TV personality Josh Duggar amid evidence that her claims were fabricated.

Conan O'Brien to discuss liberal arts education at Harvard

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 2:01pm

Conan O'Brien is coming to Harvard to talk about the value of a liberal arts education.

Flavor Flav pleads no contest to DUI charge in Las Vegas

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 2:01pm

The entertainer Flavor Flav pleaded no contest Monday to misdemeanor driving under the influence in Las Vegas, marking the second plea in two weeks involving similar charges in Nevada.

Correction: Medical Marijuana-Woody Harrelson story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 12:00pm

In a story Feb. 5 about actor Woody Harrelson applying for a medical marijuana license in Hawaii, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of another business seeking a medical marijuana dispensary license. It is Blue Planet Healing, not Blue Planet Foundation.

'Georgy Girl' author Margaret Forster, 77, dies of cancer

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 11:11am

Margaret Forster, the author of "Georgy Girl" and more than 20 other novels, has died in London after suffering from cancer in the back and spine. She was 77.

Fans can have Hendrix experience at guitarist's London home

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:40am

When he was not being a string-shredding, amp-blasting guitar hero, Jimi Hendrix liked nothing better than to sit at home drinking tea and watching the British soap opera "Coronation Street."

Flavor Flav to face Vegas judge in DUI, speeding, pot case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 7:10am

The entertainer Flavor Flav is due to face a Las Vegas judge on misdemeanor driving under the influence, speeding and marijuana possession charges stemming from a vehicle stop last May.

CBS says 'The Good Wife' will end its run in May

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 8:00pm

CBS used the Super Bowl as a platform to announce the imminent end of the network's most critically-acclaimed show, the Sunday night drama "The Good Wife" starring Julianna Margulies.

Beyonce announces 2016 Formation World Tour

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 7:10pm

Beyonce is working overtime this weekend: After releasing a new song Saturday and performing at the Super Bowl on Sunday, she's announced a new stadium tour.

Duchess of Cambridge: Support children's mental health

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 5:11pm

The Duchess of Cambridge says in a new video that she and Prince William want all children to get support during difficult times to help them overcome mental health challenges.

'Inside Out' sweeps Annie Awards, wins best animated picture

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 12:20pm

The 43rd annual Annie Awards were a joyous affair for "Inside Out."

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 5:40am

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Inarritu wins top DGA prize, further obscuring awards season

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 2:11am

An unclear cinematic season got a little foggier on Saturday with Alejandro Inarritu's Directors Guild win for his harrowing frontier epic "The Revenant." With only weeks to go before the Academy Awards on Feb. 28, the race is still as wide open as ever.

Directors Guild gives top award to Mexican director Inarritu

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 12:42am

Mexican director Alejandro Inarritu has won the top feature film directing award from the Directors Guild of America for his work on "The Revenant."

Mexican director Alejandro Inarritu wins the top feature film directing award from the Directors Guild of America for his work o

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 12:20am

Mexican director Alejandro Inarritu wins the top feature film directing award from the Directors Guild of America for his work on "The Revenant"

Wife says singer and band leader Dan Hicks dies at age 74

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 11:50pm

Dan Hicks, a musician whose work in the 1960s helped define San Francisco's psychedelic sound, has died. He was 74.