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Pete Doherty arrested again in Paris, for violent behavior

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 11th - 7:47am

Paris authorities say British singer Pete Doherty has been arrested for the second time in the space of a week.

Woody Allen and Amazon end legal battle

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 9th - 3:02pm

Woody Allen and Amazon.com have ended their legal battle.

Beatles album cover photographer Robert Freeman dies at 82

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 9th - 5:39am

Photographer Robert Freeman, who helped define the image of The Beatles with some of the band's best-known album covers, has died aged 82.

French paper: French woman claims rape by Polanski in 1975

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 8th - 2:31pm

A French woman in her early 60s claims she was violently raped at age 18 by Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski, a fugitive from the U.S. for more than four decades since pleading guilty to a sex offense with a minor, a French newspaper reported Friday.

Bale and Damon go into overdrive for 'Ford v Ferrari'

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 8th - 1:58pm

France's legendary Le Mans race, the central contest depicted in James Mangold's "Ford v Ferrari," runs more than 3,000 miles over the course of 24 hours. But that's nothing compared to the distance Christian Bale had to cover coming off playing Dick Cheney in "Vice."

ABC cancels 'Fresh Off the Boat,' sets finale for February

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 8th - 12:39pm

ABC's "Fresh Off the Boat," the first network TV comedy in two decades to focus on an Asian American family, is coming to an end after six seasons.

OJ Simpson sues Las Vegas casino, contends he was defamed

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 8th - 11:50am

O.J. Simpson is suing a Las Vegas hotel-casino that banned him in November 2017, alleging that unnamed employees defamed him by telling a celebrity news site he had been drunk, disruptive and unruly.

Parolee is no hometown hero in TV comedy 'Back to Life'

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 8th - 11:04am

An actor who can provoke belly laughs with grunts clearly is gifted. Fans of the show business comedy "Episodes" will fondly recall Daisy Haggard's skill at unleashing a symphony of nasal grumbles, effectively underscored by a sourpuss grimace.

Court: Iowa college can't count value of Grant Wood panels

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 8th - 9:44am

A small Eastern Iowa liberal arts college must continue to carry seven donated paintings by artist Grant Wood on its books as restricted assets unavailable for sale, the Iowa Supreme Court said Friday, dealing a financial blow to the college's endowment fund which can't count the art's $5 million value as an available asset.

A$AP Rocky returns to Sweden months after assault conviction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 8th - 6:39am

A$AP Rocky will perform in Sweden several months after he was convicted of assault in a street brawl.

Nobel Prize winner Handke admits having Yugoslav passport

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 8th - 6:19am

Nobel laurate Peter Handke has admitted that he had a Yugoslav passport in the 1990s, as Austrian authorities launched an investigation into whether he legally held on to his Austrian citizenship after obtaining the travel document.

Singer Pete Doherty detained in Paris over cocaine sale

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 8th - 2:15am

Paris authorities say British singer Pete Doherty has been arrested in Paris for buying cocaine.

5 screenwriters get career jumpstart with film academy honor

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 8th - 1:55am

Five emerging screenwriters gained the film academy's stamp of admission into Hollywood with help from an ensemble of actors that included Tyrese Gibson and Amandla Stenberg.

Domingo won't perform at Tokyo Olympics cultural events

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 7th - 11:09pm

The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee said Friday opera legend Placido Domingo has said he won't perform at pre-Olympics cultural events in Japan.

2 new members elected to Pulitzer Prize board

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 7th - 4:10pm

The Pulitzer Prize Board has elected two new members to its board.

LaBeouf thought he was finished, then he wrote 'Honey Boy'

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 7th - 3:19pm

While in court-mandated rehab following his viral-videoed, racist-ranting 2017 arrest for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct, Shia LaBeouf put his childhood reflections into screenplay format. That's just what he knew. An actor since he was 10, LaBeouf's life had been a series of screenplays. Some better than others. Few as raw and intimate as what he wrote.

Celebrities, others ask Texas to halt inmate's execution

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 7th - 2:19pm

Supporters of a Texas death row inmate who is facing lethal injection in less than two weeks for a murder he says he didn't commit are mounting a final push in the courts and on social media to stop his execution, which is being called into question by lawmakers, pastors, celebrities and the European Union.

Rapper T.I. faces major backlash for 'hymen' comments

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 7th - 12:16pm

Planned Parenthood and others on social media blasted T.I. after the rapper said he goes to the gynecologist with his daughter every year to make sure her hymen is "still intact."

PBS' 'Frontline' supports 5 local investigations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 7th - 11:10am

PBS' documentary series "Frontline" has selected five news organizations to collaborate with in a first-time partnership designed to boost local journalism.

Memoir by Mariah Carey to be published thanks to Andy Cohen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 7th - 10:37am

A memoir by Mariah Carey is on the list of titles from Andy Cohen Books.