Arts and entertainment

FILE - In this July 18, 2015 file photo, Russell Simmons speaks appears at the RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation's Art for Life Benefit in Water Mill, N.Y. Three women have told the New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them. Simmons, in a statement to the paper, vehemently denied what he called “these horrific accusations,” saying all his relations have been consensual. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)
December 13, 2017 - 8:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — 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...
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December 13, 2017 - 8:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A civil rights activist is suing Fox News host Jeanine Pirro (juh-NEEN' PEER'-oh), claiming she defamed him while discussing a lawsuit against the Black Lives Matter movement that was later dismissed. The lawsuit states that DeRay McKesson was falsely arrested while attending a...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2016 file photo, Tavis Smiley appears at the 33rd annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles. PBS says it has suspended distribution of Smiley’s talk show after an independent investigation uncovered “multiple, credible allegations” of misconduct by its host. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)
December 13, 2017 - 7:55 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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"...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016 file photo, Omarosa Manigault smiles at reporters as she walks through the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. The White House says Omarosa Manigault Newman, one of President Donald Trump’s most prominent African-American supporters, plans to leave the administration next month. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
December 13, 2017 - 6:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Omarosa Manigault Newman — the former "Apprentice" contestant who became one of President Donald Trump's most prominent African -American supporters — has resigned from the White House. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Manigault Newman's last day will be Jan...
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December 13, 2017 - 4:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The company that publishes Us Weekly, the National Enquirer and other gossip sites will hire outside experts to give its managers sexual harassment prevention training, one week after The Associated Press revealed that its top editor has twice been the subject of sexual harassment...
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December 13, 2017 - 4:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2017 file photo, actress Salma Hayek attends the HFPA and InStyle Celebrate the 2018 Golden Globe Awards Season in West Hollywood, Calif. In an op-ed, Hayek says that her refusals of Harvey Weinstein’s advances led to a nightmare experience making the 2002 Frida Kahlo biopic “Frida.” The New York Times on Wednesday, Dec. 13, published Hayek’s account in which she wrote that Weinstein was for years “my monster.” She said that Weinstein would turn up at her door “at all hours of the night, hotel after hotel, location after location.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
December 13, 2017 - 3:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In one of the most vivid accounts yet of Harvey Weinstein's alleged abuse and harassment, Salma Hayek says the disgraced movie mogul turned the making of her 2002 passion project, the Frida Kahlo biopic "Frida," into a nightmare after the actress refused Weinstein's relentless...
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2007, file photo, Pat DiNizio of Smithereens poses for a photograph in New York. DiNizio, lead singer and songwriter of the New Jersey rock band died at age 62. The band announced on Facebook that DiNizio died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Jim Cooper, FIle)
December 13, 2017 - 3:19 pm
SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. (AP) — Pat DiNizio, who as lead singer and songwriter for the New Jersey band the Smithereens blended pop, rock and New Wave music for such hits as "Blood and Roses" and "A Girl Like You," has died at age 62. The band announced on Facebook that DiNizio died Tuesday. The cause of...
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December 13, 2017 - 1:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Red Nose Day is returning to NBC in 2018. The network announced Wednesday that it will support the fundraising campaign to end child poverty with a prime-time TV special on May 24, 2018. Walgreens stores will again sell red foam noses to raise money for the campaign. Organizers...
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December 13, 2017 - 1:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — T-Mobile says it's launching a TV service next year, becoming the latest company to marry wireless and video. The nation's No. 3 wireless carrier said Wednesday that it bought cable-TV startup Layer3 TV to help it roll out its upcoming service. T-Mobile's press release has few...
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