• AP Fact Checks: Falsehoods Around the Coronavirus
    2020-03-15 15:49:16 UTC

    <p>A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts:</p><p>__</p><p>CLAIM: If you don&rsquo;t have health insurance and can&rsquo;t afford to take a $3,...
  • Hollywood Mogul, Harvey Weinstein Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison
    2020-03-11 17:23:23 UTC

    <p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; Harvey Weinstein was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison, pleading for mercy as his accusers said his punishment in the landmark #MeToo rape case was long overdue.</p><p>After two of his accusers confronted him again in a Manhattan court, the 67-year-old former Hollywood mogul broke his courtroom silence ...
  • Meghan Tells Men to Value & Appreciate Women in Their Lives
    2020-03-10 06:01:34 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry’s wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has visited a school to offer an International Women’s Day message with an appeal to men to honor the women in their lives. The surprise visit Friday took place at the Robert Clack Upper School in Dagenham in east London. The community was the site of famous strikes by...
  • Max von Sydow, Who Starred in 11 Ingmar Bergman Films Dies at 90
    2020-03-09 15:56:17 UTC

    <p>COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) &mdash; Max von Sydow, the self-described &ldquo;shy boy&rdquo;-turned-actor known to art house audiences through his work with Swedish director Ingmar Bergman and later to moviegoers everywhere when he played the priest in the horror classic &ldquo;The Exorcist,&rdquo; has died. He was 90.&nbsp;</p><p>His a...
  • McCoy Tyner, Legendary and Influential Jazz Pianist, Dies
    2020-03-08 05:38:32 UTC

    NEW YORK (AP) — McCoy Tyner, the groundbreaking and influential jazz pianist and the last surviving member of the John Coltrane Quartet, has died. He was 81. Tyner’s family confirmed the death in a statement released on social media Friday. No more details were provided. “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of ja...
  • Publisher Cancels Woody Allen's Memoir After Staff Stage Walkout
    2020-03-06 22:45:58 UTC

    <p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; Woody Allen&rsquo;s publisher has decided to cancel the planned release of his memoir &ldquo;Apropos of Nothing.&rdquo;</p><p>The announcement Friday by Hachette Book Group followed days of criticism focused on allegations that Allen sexually abused his daughter Dylan Farrow. On Thursday, dozens of Hachette emp...
  • Shannen Doherty about fighting breast cancer: ‘It’s not always easy’
    2020-03-01 20:42:09 UTC

    <p>Shannen Doherty shared some inspirational words about her fight with breast cancer in a Saturday night <a data-id="161" data-m='{"i":161,"p":100,"n":"partnerLink","y":24,"o":3}' href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B9KxqqOBCjB/?igshid=1o51q6c4g7hrt" target="_blank">Instagram post</a>.</p><p>&ldquo;After a year of dealing with cancer co...
  • Prince Harry and Jon Bon Jovi work on charity single in London
    2020-02-28 14:47:24 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry joined Jon Bon Jovi at Abbey Road Studios in London on Friday as the singer recorded a charity single to support the foundation that oversees the Invictus Games — a multinational sports event for sick and injured servicemen. The prince and the popstar greeted each other at the studio where the Beatles reco...
  • Academy Awards: 'Parasite' Wins Best Picture
    2020-02-10 19:20:47 UTC

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a milestone win that instantly expanded the Oscars’ horizons, Bong Joon Ho’s masterfully devious class satire “Parasite” became the first non-English language film to win best picture in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards. “Parasite” took Hollywood’s top prize on Sunday night, along with awards for best ...
  • Oscars winners 2019: The full list of winners
    2019-02-25 04:32:29 UTC

    Los Angeles — Sunday night&rsquo;s Oscars marked a record-breaking year for recognizing the achievement of black artists. Shattering a record set in 2017, the 91st Academy Awards bestowed trophies to seven black winners in six categories. The following is a list of nominees and the winners: <h3>BEST PICTURE</h3><p>&quot;Black Pan...
  • Golden Globes 2019: The Complete List Of Winners
    2019-01-07 07:29:25 UTC

    <p>BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) &mdash; Complete list of winners at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, presented Sunday in Beverly Hills, California, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:</p><p>FILM</p><p>Drama: &ldquo;Bohemian Rhapsody&rdquo;</p><p>Actress, Drama: Glenn Close, &ldquo;The Wife&rdquo;</p><p>Actor, Drama: Rami Male...
  • Golden Globe Awards 2019: Expectations High For Lady Gaga
    2019-01-07 01:42:51 UTC

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Amy Adams, Glenn Close and “Crazy Rich Asians” star Michelle Yeoh walked the Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday ahead of the annual Hollywood awards show, where pop singer Lady Gaga looks set to make a splash with her first movie role in “A Star is Born.” Veteran comedian Carol Burnett, “Boy Erased” nominee L...
  • Meghan rushed through dark market on royal visit to Fiji
    2018-10-24 01:36:12 UTC

    SUVA, Fiji (AP) — The Duchess of Sussex was rushed through her visit to an indoor market in Fiji’s capital over apparent concerns about the location’s security. Meghan on Wednesday visited the Suva Market with the intention of meeting some of the female vendors who have been involved in the U.N. Women’s project “Markets for Change.”...
  • Alec Baldwin Urges To Vote: It's time To Overthrow The Government of Donald Trump
    2018-10-15 16:09:39 UTC

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin followed up his latest parody portrayal of President Donald Trump with a serious call Sunday night for voters to use the Nov. 6 midterm elections to peacefully “overthrow” the government. After reprising his role as Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” Baldwin flew to New Hampshire, where he was...
  • Taylor Swift endorses Democratic candidates, helps boost voter registrations
    2018-10-09 18:09:58 UTC

    (Reuters) - Pop music luminary Taylor Swift’s decision to wade into electoral politics for the first time on Sunday has driven a spike in online voter registration, particularly among young people, according to the website Vote.org. The nonprofit site, which helps people register online, reported 240,000 new registrations since Swif...
  • France celebrates second World Cup victory after beating Croatia 4-2 in the final match
    2018-07-15 20:49:10 UTC

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - France won the World Cup for the second time in spectacular style on Sunday as a 4-2 victory over Croatia in one of the most entertaining and action-packed finals for decades ended the battling outsiders’ dreams of a first title. After an early own goal by Mario Mandzukic France’s big guns delivered on the biggest...
  • Robert DeNiro: "No Longer Down With Trump, It's F••k Trump"
    2018-06-11 05:53:24 UTC

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actor Robert de Niro issued an expletive-laden denunciation of U.S. President Donald Trump during the live television broadcast of the Tony Awards ceremony on Sunday. De Niro appeared on stage at New York’s Radio City Music Hall to introduce rocker and Tony Awards performer Bruce Springsteen. “I...
  • US TV show 'Roseanne' canceled after star's racist tweets
    2018-05-29 22:29:20 UTC

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co’s ABC network on Tuesday swiftly canceled the popular U.S. television comedy “Roseanne” after star Roseanne Barr incited outrage by comparing a black former Obama administration official to an ape in remarks on Twitter. The show, a revival of the 1990s hit “Roseanne,” was ABC’s most widely watc...
  • Hollywood kingpin Harvey Weinstein to face charges of rape and other sex crimes
    2018-05-25 17:46:18 UTC

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Film mogul Harvey Weinstein appeared in handcuffs in a New York court on Friday to face charges of rape and other sex crimes against two of the scores of women who have accused him of misconduct, ending his reign as a Hollywood kingpin. Weinstein, the 66-year-old co-founder of the Miramax film studio and the Wei...
  • Football legend Ronaldinho to marry two women at same time
    2018-06-15 23:01:50 UTC

    LONDON — Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho will reportedly "marry" two women at the same time during a small wedding ceremony in August. While polygamy is outlawed in Brazil, O Dia (h/t Dan Gartland of Sports Illustrated) reported civil unions between more than two persons is not uncommon. Ronaldinho, Priscilla Coelho and Beatriz...
  • US police officers tased NBA player over parking violation
    2018-06-15 23:01:17 UTC

    Police bodycam footage of the arrest of a Milwaukee Bucks star in January was released on Wednesday showing the player being tased after committing a parking violation. Sterling Brown is suing the police department after the video showed him being confronted by an officer outside a Walgreens for parking across two handicap spaces. ...
  • Michael Cohen Forced to Reveal His Mystery Client: Sean Hannity
    2018-04-17 06:08:38 UTC

    As adult-film actress Stormy Daniels looked on, a federal judge ordered President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen to disclose the name of a client he had hoped to keep secret: Sean Hannity. Michael Cohen, Trump’s fiercely loyal and pugnacious lawyer, disclosed Hannity’s name through one of his own lawyers at the order...
  • Fox Host Faces Ad Boycott After Bullying Parkland Student
    2018-03-29 17:42:58 UTC

    The right-wing propaganda giant Fox News host Laura Ingraham's put-down of Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg as a whiny high school kid has prompted him to mount something more potent than a whine — a call for an ad boycott, which has already claimed one victory. Nutrish pet food said in a statement Thursday that it is pulling i...
  • Karl Marx, author of "The Communist Manifesto" remains a celebrated figure in his hometown of Trier
    2018-03-22 07:06:35 UTC

    TRIER, GERMANY — While Karl Marx was exiled from Germany and died in England, the author of "The Communist Manifesto" and "Das Kapital" remains a celebrated figure in his hometown of Trier in Germany, where he now adorns pedestrian traffic lights in the city center. The Lord Mayor of Trier, Wolfram Leibe, inaugurated on March 19 a p...
  • US film studio 'The Weinstein Company' filed for bankruptcy
    2018-03-20 07:04:02 UTC

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. film and TV studio The Weinstein Company, whose ex-Chairman Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment and assault, said on Monday it filed for bankruptcy and was ending all non-disclosure agreements that may have silenced some women. The Weinstein Company filed for bankruptcy in the Delaware co...