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Tucker Carlson writer resigns after racist posts revealed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 2:51pm

Tucker Carlson’s top writer has resigned from Fox News after secretly posting racist and sexist remarks online.

Beckham son Brooklyn is engaged to actress Nicola Peltz

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 9:58am

Brooklyn Beckham, son of retired soccer superstar David Beckham and fashion designer Victoria Beckham, and American actress Nicola Peltz have announced they're engaged.

Jada and Will Smith reveal marriage trouble on Facebook show

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 10th - 7:34pm

With their marriage under social-media scrutiny, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith reaffirmed their commitment to each other as Pinkett Smith admitted to having a relationship with musician August Alsina when she and Smith were separated.

How The Chicks dropped the word 'Dixie' from their name

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 11:12am

When The Chicks decided to drop the word “Dixie” from the band's name, it was the culmination of years of internal discussions and attempts to distance itself from negative connotations with the word.

Man gets prison for failed theft of Magna Carta in England

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 10th - 10:48am

A U.K. judge has sentenced a man to four years for attempting to steal one of the original copies of the the Magna Carta from Salisbury Cathedral in England.

WWII-era planes make flyby in honor of late singer Vera Lynn

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 5:17am

World War II-era aircraft flew over the late singer Vera Lynn’s village in southeastern England on Friday, offering a final tribute to the “Forces’ Sweetheart” who buoyed the morale of Britain during the conflict and beyond.

Police: Pop Smoke's social media led killers to LA home

Stefanie Dazio, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 9th - 11:24pm

Authorities believe rising rapper Pop Smoke was shot and killed during a Los Angeles home-invasion robbery in February after his social media posts led five suspects to the house he was renting, police said after detectives arrested the group Thursday morning.

Teams search for 'Glee' star Naya Rivera at California lake

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 9th - 7:45pm

Authorities were searching a Southern California lake Thursday for “Glee” star Naya Rivera who was feared drowned after her 4-year-old son was found alone on a rented boat.

New Euro soccer format a platform for CBS to build audience

Rob Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 4:32pm

August is a single elimination tournament tournament and that’s an amazing, unique piece," DeBevoise said. "When it comes to October when you have got six, eight (group stage) games on a Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. (ET) — that doesn’t make sense on TV.

MSNBC appoints Joy Reid as Chris Matthews' replacement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 7:20am

MSNBC says Joy Reid will move into the early evening time slot vacated in March by former “Hardball” host Chris Matthew's retirement in March.

Family re-imagines Bob Marley classic for COVID-19 relief

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 8th - 6:13pm

Bob Marley’s Grammy-winning children and chart-topping grandson have re-imagined one of his biggest hits to assist children affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

With a satirical fictional memoir, Jim Carrey gets real

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 8th - 5:27pm

When Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon handed in the book they had toiled on for eight years — a satirical “anti-memoir” about Carrey’s life but with increasingly extreme flights of absurdity — to Sonny Mehta, the late Knopf publisher said he would put it out as a novel. Carrey and Vachon protested.

Network: Shepard Smith joins CNBC for weeknight news program

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 8th - 2:59pm

Shepard Smith, who abruptly quit Fox News Channel last October amid the ascendancy of opinionated programming, will bring a nightly newscast to CNBC this fall.

NYT columnist Charles Blow writing 'Black Power Manifesto'

The Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 8th - 7:13am

New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow is working on a book he had not planned to write.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg has a new book set for fall, 'Trust'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 6:00am

Pete Buttigieg's next book has a unifying message.

After 35 seasons, MTV's 'The Challenge' still going strong

Gary Gerard Hamilton, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 7th - 3:33pm

Before “Survivor,” “The Amazing Race” and “American Ninja Warrior,” there was MTV’s “The Challenge.”

The MacDowell Colony artist retreat renames itself MacDowell

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 7th - 7:00am

One of the country's oldest retreats for artists — The MacDowell Colony — will drop “Colony” from its name and call itself “MacDowell.”

Posthumous memoir by Sargent Shriver scheduled for January

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 7th - 6:41am

The late Sargent Shriver, the Peace Corps' founding director and an architect of President Lyndon Johnson's “War on Poverty,” left behind at least one unfinished project.

Former Kasabian frontman pleads guilty to assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 7th - 5:18am

Former Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan was sentenced to 200 hours of unpaid work after pleading guilty Tuesday at Leicester Magistrates’ Court to assaulting his former fiancée.