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'Sesame Street' sues over new Melissa McCarthy puppet movie

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:43pm

The makers of "Sesame Street" are suing the promoter of a new Melissa McCarthy movie, saying it's abusing the famed puppets' sterling reputation to advertise the film.

Afroman to pay $65K in lawsuit filed by woman he punched

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:23pm

Musician and rapper Afroman has agreed to pay $65,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman he punched during a 2015 Mississippi performance.

Alicia Silverstone is divorcing husband of nearly 13 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:05pm

Alicia Silverstone is divorcing her husband of nearly 13 years.

Vindication, triumph, also fear: Weinstein accusers react

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:53pm

Watching the stunning images of Harvey Weinstein walking into a courthouse Friday in handcuffs, a detective on each arm, Louisette Geiss still felt a shiver of fear in reaction to the man who, she says, once cornered her and tried to physically force her to watch him masturbate.

Resentment over Trump election helped fuel Weinstein case

David Crary and Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:20pm

Throughout much of 2017, millions of American women remained resentful that Donald Trump, who'd bragged about sexually assaulting women, had been elected president.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:04pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Robert Indiana's home, studio to be transformed into museum

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 2:35pm

Reclusive pop artist Robert Indiana didn't open his island home to many strangers. That's going to change with his death.

Weinstein turns himself in holding 2 entertainment bios

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:37pm

Harvey Weinstein's choice of reading material for his surrender to New York authorities on Friday drew attention to a pair of entertainment biographies.

Hall & Oates still play faves, but Oates has new music, too

Dan Gelston, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:37pm

Daryl Hall and John Oates can still pack arenas with fans who can sing along to the entire set list.

Alleged Weinstein victim: Tough part ahead with his defense

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:06am

A woman who claims she was a victim of Harvey Weinstein in two incidents in the 1990s said alleged survivors she's in touch with feel "elated" at his surrender and arrest Friday, but predicted he'll now "play hard and dirty."

Muscle Shoals drummer Roger Clark dies at 67

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:47am

Roger Clark, a drummer who contributed to the legendary Muscle Shoals sound, has died.

Coat of Arms is revealed for the new Duchess of Sussex

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:49am

Britain's Kensington Palace has given details of the newly created Coat of Arms for the former Meghan Markle — an honor which is accorded by tradition to the nobility.

Rose McGowan on Weinstein: 'One win is a win for all of us'

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:37am

She was one of the earliest Harvey Weinstein accusers, and she thought the mogul might never face justice in a court of law.

Harvey Weinstein arrives at New York police station to surrender in sexual misconduct investigation.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:28am

Harvey Weinstein arrives at New York police station to surrender in sexual misconduct investigation. .

Prize-winning children's author Richard Peck dies at 84

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:44pm

Prize-winning children's author Richard Peck, who drew upon his Illinois roots for such favorites as "A Long Way from Chicago" and "A Year Down Yonder," has died.

Actress Priyanka Chopra visits Rohingya kids in Bangladesh

Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:33pm

Priyanka Chopra, actress and a goodwill ambassador of the United Nations' children's agency, said Thursday the world should be more compassionate to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya children who desperately need help in Bangladeshi camps where they've been sheltered.

Something's missing in HBO's new film on John McCain's life

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:26pm

It's no coincidence that the words "President Trump" aren't spoken in "John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls," the HBO documentary on the Arizona senator that debuts on Memorial Day.

Police: Music artist Jacquees drove 116 mph through Atlanta

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:26pm

The musician Jacquees has been arrested after officers say he was speeding through Atlanta and found with a small amount of marijuana, police said.

Scenes cut from 'Show Dogs' over resemblance to sexual abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:06pm

Two scenes are being cut from the family movie "Show Dogs" after complaints that they resemble real-life sexual abuse, the movie's distributor has announced.

'Arrested Development' co-stars apologize to Jessica Walter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:09pm

Jason Bateman and Tony Hale are apologizing for comments they made in defense of their "Arrested Development" co-star Jeffrey Tambor, who has been accused of harassment on the show's set.