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'Bridget Jones' actor Colin Firth and wife split after 22 years


Fri, 13 Dec 2019 17:57:56 -0500

British actor Colin Firth and his Italian wife on Friday announced they had split up after 22 years of marriage.

Actor Danny Aiello of 'Do the Right Thing' dead at age 86


Fri, 13 Dec 2019 16:08:57 -0500

Danny Aiello, a veteran stage and film actor remembered for his roles in Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing," Woody Allen's "The Purple Rose of Cairo" and dozens of other movies, died at age 86, his publicist and agent said on Friday.

Weinstein accuser pushes back on proposed $25 million settlement


Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:23:31 -0500

A lawyer for one of the women who brought lawsuits accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct said Thursday that a proposed $25 million settlement for most of the Hollywood producer's alleged victims was unfair and designed to pressure her into accepting it.

Harvey Weinstein reaches tentative $25 million settlement with accusers: NY Times


Wed, 11 Dec 2019 16:02:34 -0500

Harvey Weinstein and the board of his bankrupt film studio have reached a tentative $25 million settlement with dozens of women who accused the former Hollywood producer of sexual misconduct, The New York Times said on Wednesday, citing lawyers involved in the negotiations.

Harvey Weinstein posts new bond as pledge he won't flee sexual assault trial


Wed, 11 Dec 2019 16:01:25 -0500

Harvey Weinstein posted additional security on Wednesday as a pledge that he will not flee a criminal sexual assault case brought by New York prosecutors, who had sought to increase his bail after he allegedly failed to wear his electronic ankle monitor.

Pennsylvania court rejects Bill Cosby's appeal of sex assault conviction


Tue, 10 Dec 2019 15:21:44 -0500

A Pennsylvania appeals court on Tuesday dismissed Bill Cosby's bid to overturn his 2018 sex assault conviction, rejecting his lawyers' argument that a judge deprived the comedian of a fair trial by allowing other accusers to testify.

Harvey Weinstein to have back surgery before rape trial: lawyer


Tue, 10 Dec 2019 13:10:56 -0500

Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is to undergo back surgery this week, his lawyer said on Tuesday, ahead of the start of his trial on sexual assault charges next month.

Linda Ronstadt, Sally Field, and Sesame Street feted at Kennedy Center Honors


Mon, 09 Dec 2019 08:28:20 -0500

Singer Linda Ronstadt, actress Sally Field, and music group Earth, Wind & Fire received the United States' top awards for the arts on Sunday with a rocking, rousing performance at the annual Kennedy Center Honors show in Washington.

Puppeteer who performed Sesame Street's Big Bird, Oscar, dies at 85


Sun, 08 Dec 2019 15:22:53 -0500

Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who brought boyish vulnerability to Big Bird, the towering yellow-plumed character, during 50 years on the groundbreaking children's television show "Sesame Street" and even made garbage-loving Oscar the Grouch loveable, died on Sunday at the age of 85, the Sesame Workshop said.

Prosecutors seek to up Harvey Weinstein's bail, citing violations


Fri, 06 Dec 2019 21:27:15 -0500

Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has at times failed to wear a required electronic tracking device, New York prosecutors said Friday, asking a judge to increase his bail to $5 million, from $1 million, as he awaits trial on sexual assault charges.

R. Kelly faces new bribery charge in Brooklyn criminal case


Thu, 05 Dec 2019 17:43:45 -0500

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn on Thursday unveiled a new criminal charge against singer R. Kelly, accusing him of arranging to bribe an official as part of a scheme to recruit underage girls for sex.

With 'No Time to Die,' Daniel Craig's license as James Bond expires


Thu, 05 Dec 2019 12:17:32 -0500

In the latest James Bond movie, "No Time to Die," Daniel Craig dons the famed tuxedo of the iconic British secret agent 007 for his fifth and final time.

South Korean actor found dead in latest K-pop tragedy


Wed, 04 Dec 2019 12:37:14 -0500

South Korean actor Cha In-ha was found dead in his home, police said on Wednesday, the country's third young celebrity to die over the past two months as concern mounted over the intense social pressures that artists face.

Factbox: South Korea's K-pop industry hit by tragedies, scandal in 2019


Wed, 04 Dec 2019 02:16:37 -0500

South Korea's K-pop culture is one of the country's most lucrative soft power exports and has drawn a massive audience of young people internationally, especially in other Asian markets.

A year in showbiz: court drama, box office records and a young billionaire


Sun, 01 Dec 2019 21:34:43 -0500

From the world's youngest self-made billionaire to celebrities in court, the world of entertainment produced a wide array of headlines this year. Below are some of the biggest showbiz stories of 2019.

Brazil's president accuses actor DiCaprio of financing Amazon fires, offers no evidence


Sat, 30 Nov 2019 04:11:14 -0500

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro claimed on Friday that Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio financed fires being set in the Amazon rainforest, without presenting any evidence, the right-wing leader's latest broadside in casting blame over forest fires that have generated international concern.

Paris auction offers chance to step into Napoleon's shoes


Thu, 28 Nov 2019 14:51:39 -0500

A pair of boots thought to belong to French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte is expected to fetch up to 80,000 euros ($88,176) at a sale in Paris' Drouot auctioneers on Friday.

'Rise of Skywalker' actor John Boyega: 'I left the script under my bed'


Thu, 28 Nov 2019 07:55:49 -0500

British actor John Boyega said on Wednesday that he left his copy of the closely-guarded script for the new "Star Wars" movie under his bed, and that it ended up for sale on eBay.

Love your clothes and pass them on, says Vogue supremo Wintour


Thu, 28 Nov 2019 05:18:36 -0500

Clothes should be cherished, re-worn and even passed on to the next generation, Anna Wintour, the influential editor of Vogue magazine said, calling for more sustainability in the fashion world and less of a throwaway culture.

Harvey Weinstein loses bid to dismiss sexual assault charges


Wed, 27 Nov 2019 15:45:34 -0500

A New York judge has denied Harvey Weinstein's request to dismiss two predatory sexual assault charges, ahead of the former Hollywood producer's trial in January.