December 17th, 2017

Entertainment News

Report: 3 women accuse music mogul Russell Simmons of rape

By Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press on December 13th, 2017

NEW YORK – Three women have told the New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them, the latest in a cascade of serious allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in entertainment, media, politics and elsewhere. Simmons vehemently denied what he called “these horrific accusations,” saying in a statement emailed to The Associated ... Read More »

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Former ‘Apprentice’ contestant Omarosa leaving White House

By Darlene Superville, The Associated Press on December 13th, 2017

WASHINGTON – Omarosa Manigault Newman – the former “Apprentice” contestant who became one of President Donald Trump’s most prominent African -American supporters – was escorted off the White House grounds after resigning her post as a presidential adviser. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday that Manigault Newman’s last day will be Jan. ... Read More »

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PBS suspends distribution of Smiley show for misconduct

By The Associated Press on December 13th, 2017

LOS ANGELES – PBS said Wednesday it has indefinitely suspended distribution of Tavis Smiley’s talk show after an independent investigation uncovered “multiple, credible allegations” of misconduct by its host. PBS said it had engaged an outside law firm to investigate “troubling allegations” against the host, it said in a statement. “This investigation included interviews with ... Read More »

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The Latest: McCain receiving treatment at Walter Reed

By The Associated Press on December 13th, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Latest on Sen. John McCain (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Republican Sen. John McCain is at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, receiving treatment for the “normal side effects of his ongoing cancer therapy.” That’s the word from his office Wednesday. The six-term Arizona lawmaker has missed votes in the Senate ... Read More »

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Review: Spielberg, Streep and Hanks deliver in ‘The Post’

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on December 13th, 2017

“The Post ” is kind of like the Yankees of movies. A Steven Spielberg directed film about the Pentagon Papers starring Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep and a murderer’s row of all your favourite television character actors (Jesse Plemons! Bob Odenkirk! Carrie Coon! Sarah Paulson!)? It doesn’t even seem fair. Is there any way it wouldn’t ... Read More »

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Correction: Roman Polanski story

By The Associated Press on December 13th, 2017

LOS ANGELES – In a story Dec. 12 about Roman Polanski, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he is a native of Poland. Polanski was born in France and moved to Poland as a young child with his family. A corrected version of the story is below: LA police probe claim Roman Polanski molested girl ... Read More »

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Massachusetts gets more time to review Rockwell art sale

By The Associated Press on December 13th, 2017

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – An appeals court has dealt another blow to a Massachusetts museum’s effort to sell 40 works of art, including two by Norman Rockwell. A judge on Wednesday granted state investigators more time to review the sale. The Berkshire Museum last week urged the Massachusetts Appeals Court to let the case quickly proceed ... Read More »

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Final offer choice expected for Toronto house where future princess lived

By The Canadian Press on December 13th, 2017

TORONTO – Time is running out to buy the Toronto house where “Suits” actress Meghan Markle and Prince Harry spent time before announcing their engagement last month, as the sellers are expected to choose a buyer as soon as tonight. Real estate agent Alex Beauregard says the two-storey, three-bedroom house – which the future princess ... Read More »

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Hayek says rebuffing Weinstein led to nightmare on ‘Frida’

By Jake Coyle, The Associated Press on December 13th, 2017

NEW YORK – In an op-ed, Salma Hayek said that her refusals to Harvey Weinstein’s advances led to a nightmare experience making the 2002 Frida Kahlo biopic “Frida.” “For years, he was my monster,” Hayek wrote in her account, published Wednesday by The New York Times. Hayek, who regularly starred in films released by Weinstein’s ... Read More »

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Biden consoles daughter of ailing Arizona Sen. John McCain

By Richard Lardner, The Associated Press on December 13th, 2017

WASHINGTON – Former Vice-President Joe Biden consoled the daughter of ailing Sen. John McCain after she began crying while discussing her father’s cancer on ABC’s “The View.” McCain, an Arizona Republican, is battling the same aggressive type of brain cancer that killed Biden’s son Beau in 2015. Biden is promoting a new memoir, but “View” ... Read More »

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