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UK judge rejects tabloid's bid to throw out Depp libel suit

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 4:32am

A British judge on Thursday rejected an attempt by tabloid newspaper The Sun to quash a libel suit from actor Johnny Depp over an article claiming he abused ex-wife Amber Heard.

Prince Harry addresses institutional racism at Diana Awards

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 4:20pm

Prince Harry stressed the need to tackle institutional racism during a speech he recorded for Wednesday's ceremony for the Diana Awards, a charity for young people set up to honor his late mother.

Actor says 'Justice League' director Whedon was 'abusive'

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 2:36pm

Actor Ray Fisher says director Joss Whedon's behavior was “abusive” on the set of the 2017 film “Justice League.”

Right time to 'get stupid again': Beavis, Butt-Head comeback

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 1:38pm

Beavis and Butt-Head are coming back to TV in a reimagined version of the animated series about a pair of Gen X slackers.

Jay-Z's Made in America festival canceled due to pandemic

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 10:39am

Jay-Z’s annual festival in Philadelphia, Made in America, won’t take place Labor Day weekend due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Fox News fires Ed Henry after sexual misconduct allegation

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 7:25am

Fox News on Wednesday fired daytime news anchor Ed Henry after an investigation of sexual misconduct in the workplace.

UNESCO says logo being used illegally for arts trafficking

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 6:25am

The United Nations' cultural agency has warned that its name and logo are being illegally emblazoned on false documents to facilitate illicit trafficking in African cultural property.

Carl Reiner, beloved creator of ‘Dick Van Dyke Show,’ dies

Mike Stewart, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 30th - 8:05am

Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy’s front ranks as creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and straight man to Mel Brooks’ “2000 Year Old Man,” has died. He was 98.

Reports: Carl Reiner, actor, comic and 'Dick van Dyke Show' creator, dies at 98

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 30th - 8:02am

Reports: Carl Reiner, actor, comic and 'Dick van Dyke Show' creator, dies at 98.

Book coming from Dem House counsel on Trump impeachment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 30th - 6:32am

A former Obama administration official and House counsel who helped draft the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump has a book coming out this summer.

An eventful year for Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 30th - 6:16am

Even sheltering in place, Colson Whitehead has had an eventful year.

Dr. Dre’s wife of 24 years, Nicole Young, files for divorce

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 29th - 3:25pm

Nicole Young, Dr. Dre's wife of 24 years, has filed for divorce.

Survey finds confusion among public about pandemic news

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 29th - 1:55pm

For a story that has dominated the news during the past four months, a survey out Monday illustrates the difficulty that many Americans have in finding information they can believe about the coronavirus pandemic.

Despite pandemic, MTV VMAs to take place Aug. 30 in Brooklyn

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 29th - 11:52am

The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards will still go ahead despite the coronavirus pandemic.

USGA transfers US media rights from Fox back to NBCUniversal

Doug Ferguson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 29th - 10:59am

the U.S. Women’s Amateur and U.S. Amateur in consecutive weeks in August, the U.S. Open in September and the U.S. Women’s Open in Houston on Dec. 10-13.

Netflix series to dramatize Kaepernick's path to activism

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 29th - 10:50am

Colin Kaepernick is joining with Emmy-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay on a Netflix drama series about the teenage roots of the former NFL player’s activism.

UK judge says Depp broke court order in Sun libel case

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 29th - 9:23am

A U.K. High Court judge ruled Monday that actor Johnny Depp violated a court order by failing to disclose evidence relating to his drug use to lawyers for British tabloid The Sun, which he is suing for libel.

Critics slam country artists for playing for unmasked crowds

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 29th - 9:22am

Fellow musicians and fans alike are criticizing country artists who performed at outdoor concerts this weekend where social media pictures showed large, tight crowds without masks, even as COVID-19 cases resurge in the United States.

AP sources: NBC gets US Open as Fox gets out of contract

Doug Ferguson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 28th - 8:29pm

primarily the Opens and Amateurs — were the only golf it produced.

Italy honors, remembers virus dead with Donizetti's Requiem

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 28th - 2:39pm

Italy bid farewell to its coronavirus dead on Sunday with a haunting Requiem concert performed at the entrance to the cemetery of Bergamo, the hardest-hit province in the onetime epicenter of the outbreak in Europe.