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Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 5:40pm

Oprah Winfrey said Friday that Russell Simmons attempted to pressure her about her involvement with a documentary in which several women detail sexual abuse allegations against the rap mogul, but his efforts were not what prompted her to leave the project.

Witherspoon, Washington team in front of and behind camera

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 4:40pm

Tired of others influencing her career choices, Reese Witherspoon launched her own production company eight years ago. She has been calling the shots on both sides of the camera ever since, often in collaboration with other high-profile actresses.

Dior sparks mayhem with couture-infused Paris menswear show

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 3:32pm

Guests crammed into Dior's annex in Paris' Place de la Condorde on Friday amid chaos before the show. Some guests had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit as cars came to unload celebrities, including David Beckham and Robert Pattinson, at an industrious pace. Mayhem such as this is the price tag for Dior Men, now that designer Kim Jones has transformed it one of the calendar's hottest tickets.

Oops! Weather Channel has a correction for 'Jeopardy'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 2:55pm

The Weather Channel says the folks at “Jeopardy!” need to get their directions straight.

Fox's Bill Hemmer replaces, but won't copy, Shepard Smith

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 12:54pm

Bill Hemmer is not Shepard Smith, and no one should expect him to be.

Original member of The Wiggles recovering in hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 11:53am

One of the original members of the popular Australian children's band The Wiggles has been hospitalized after collapsing during a wildfire relief concert.

Steve Martin and Martin Short to star in Hulu comedy series

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 11:08am

Steve Martin and Martin Short are taking their touring act to television with a new Hulu comedy.

Meryl Streep to lend her voice to Apple animated short film

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 9:01am

Meryl Streep is getting animated: The Oscar-winner will lend her voice to a short illustrated film celebrating the Earth.

Portrait found in gallery's walls verified as missing Klimt

Charlene Pele and Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 7:40am

Art experts have confirmed that a painting discovered hidden inside an Italian art gallery's walls last month is Gustav Klimt's “Portrait of a Lady,” which was stolen from the gallery nearly 23 years ago.

Art experts confirm painting found hidden in Italian museum's walls is the stolen Klimt work "Portrait of a Lady."

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 7:34am

Art experts confirm painting found hidden in Italian museum's walls is the stolen Klimt work "Portrait of a Lady.".

Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings creator, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 4:33am

Christopher Tolkien, who played a major role protecting the legacy of his father's "The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, has died. He was 95.

Royal rift: UK monarchy will look smaller when dust settles

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 12:40am

Prince Charles, the future king, has long been seen as a potential modernizer who wants a more modest monarchy in line with other European royal households — and the streamlining process has already begun with the astounding developments of recent months.

'Better Call Saul' gets renewed for 6th and final season

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 6:43pm

“Better Call Saul” has been renewed for a sixth and final season consisting of 13 episodes that will air in 2021.

Chip and Joanna Gaines' Magnolia network to debut on Oct. 4

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 5:36pm

Chip and Joanna Gaines' new Magnolia cable network will debut on Oct. 4, with a dozen shows currently in production.

ESPN's Mendoza: Fiers should have gone to MLB, not reporter

Joe Reedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 5:07pm

Houston's AL West rival — later that season.

Like Miami, 'Bad Boys for Life' soundtrack is hot and fun

Melanie J. Sims, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 1:55pm

a perfectly adequate sonic backdrop for Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) to chase bad guys all over the Florida city.

Prince Harry takes on first duties since royal crisis talks

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 9:06am

Prince Harry went back to work Thursday, mixing with children playing rugby and offering no hint of the days of turmoil that followed his recent announcement that he wished to step back from royal duties and become financially independent.

Demi Lovato to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:55am

Grammy-nominated pop singer Demi Lovato will perform the national anthem at the Super Bowl.

Mariah Carey, the Neptunes in Songwriters Hall's 2020 class

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:06am

It’s one sweet day for Mariah Carey: the pop diva, who has co-written 18 of her 19 No. 1 hit songs, will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

New audiobook features Patrick Stewart, Samuel L. Jackson

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 6:33am

Sir Patrick Stewart, Samuel L. Jackson and Lucy Liu will be among the readers for the audio edition of a new anthology edited in part by the American Civil Liberties Union.