• Canada December 2, 2019 10:22 am

    ‘Frozen 2' Ices Competition Again With Record Thanksgiving

    “Frozen 2” kept a wintry wind at its back in its second week, setting a Thanksgiving record with a whopping box office bounty, while newcomer “Knives Out” found its own broad audience. Disney’s new set of adventures for Anna, Elsa and Olaf brought in $85.3 million in the U.S. and Canada over the weekend and earned an unprecedented $132.7 million...

  • social media November 15, 2019 10:06 am

    Swift Says AMAs Performance in Jeopardy Over Music Dispute

    Taylor Swift said Thursday that she may not perform at the American Music Awards and may have to put other projects including a forthcoming Netflix documentary on hold because the men who own her old recordings won’t allow her to play her songs. “Right now my performance at the AMAs, the Netflix documentary and any other recorded events I am...

  • driver October 11, 2019 6:23 am

    Driver Recklessness Caused Crash Injuring Kevin Hart: Report

    A man driving Kevin Hart’s vintage muscle car accelerated recklessly on a Southern California highway, causing the accident that left the comedian, driver and another passenger seriously injured, investigators said in a report released Thursday. Jared Black was turning on to Mulholland Highway near Malibu early on Sept. 1 when he accelerated and lost control while driving the comic actor’s...

  • attorney October 3, 2019 10:11 pm

    James Franco's Ex-Students Sue Alleging Sexual Impropriety

    Two actresses sued James Franco and the acting and film school he founded Thursday, saying he intimidated his students into gratuitous and exploitative sexual situations far beyond those acceptable on Hollywood film sets. Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaal, former students at the actor’s now-closed Studio 4, said in the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court that Franco pushed his...

  • attorney September 26, 2019 6:18 pm

    Model Wins $15M Rape Lawsuit Against Grammy-Winning Producer

    A model and aspiring singer who alleged in a lawsuit that she was raped and sexually and emotionally abused by Grammy-winning music producer Detail has been awarded $15 million. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge made the ruling Wednesday for Kristina Buch against Noel Fisher, known professionally as Detail. He won a Grammy for co-writing the Beyonce and Jay-Z hit...

  • Netflix September 21, 2019 10:48 am

    25 Years Later, a New Generation Gets Immersed in ‘Friends'

    “Friends” is getting old. Its fans have never been younger. As the sitcom about six twentysomethings marks its 25th anniversary on Sunday, it has spawned a devoted youthful viewership, especially among tween and teen girls who weren’t yet born when it went off the air in 2004. In an era when everyone assumed they would move on to YouTube and...

  • NBC NEWS September 17, 2019 5:42 pm

    Veteran Television Newsman, Former NBC Political Correspondent Sander Vanocur Dies at 91

    Sander Vanocur, a television newsman who for decades covered momentous events from political campaigns to assassinations, the Vietnam War to the civil rights movement, has died, his son said Tuesday.

  • New York September 15, 2019 6:48 pm

    ‘It' Is Tops Again; ‘Hustlers' Full of Flash at Box Office

    It wasn’t quite enough to take down Pennywise the clown, but Jennifer Lopez and the scheming strippers of “Hustlers” topped even the high expectations they brought to the weekend box office. “It: Chapter Two” brought in $40.7 million in the U.S. and Canada to keep the top spot in its second week and has earned a total of $153.8 million,...

  • California August 19, 2019 11:06 pm

    Writers Union Files Case Claiming Talent Agents are Violating Antitrust Law

    The Writers Guild of America filed claims Monday in federal court alleging the entertainment industry’s biggest talent agencies are violating antitrust and anti-racketeering laws, the latest move in a long and heated battle between those who write scripts and the agents who represent them.

  • attorney August 4, 2019 12:45 am

    Streaming Music May Make Cases Like Katy Perry's More Common

    To show that Katy Perry and the team that wrote her 2013 hit “Dark Horse” may have heard his song and stole from it, Christian rapper Marcus Gray’s primary evidence was that his 2009 song, “Joyful Noise” had plays in the millions on YouTube and Spotify. Plaintiffs in copyright cases like Gray, who won a $2.78 million victory over Perry...

  • King July 31, 2019 9:24 pm

    Jury Gets a Glimpse Into Costs of Making a Katy Perry Hit

    It’s expensive to promote a Katy Perry hit, a music executive told a jury that will decide how much the pop superstar and other collaborators on her 2013 song “Dark Horse” will pay the creators of a Christian rap song. Just how expensive? More than $13,000 for a wardrobe stylist. Over $3,000 for a hairdo. Nearly $2,000 for flashing cocktail...

  • The Associated Press July 12, 2019 2:04 am

    Jerry Lawson, Leader of a Cappella Persuasions, Dies at 75

    Jerry Lawson, who for four decades was the lead singer of the eclectic cult-favorite a cappella group the Persuasions, has died. He was 75. Lawson died Wednesday at a Phoenix hospice after a long illness, longtime friend and sometime Persuasions producer Rip Rense said. Lawson’s smooth baritone led the group of five and later six singers, who were revered as...

  • JUDGE July 2, 2019 6:01 am

    LAPD Internal Affairs Investigating Allegation That Officer Dismissed Nispey Hussle Murder Witness

    The LAPD said it had opened an internal affairs investigation into whether an officer turned away a key witness, days after the murder of rapper and philanthropist Nipsey Hussle, when she tried to give police critical information about the case.

  • JUDGE June 26, 2019 7:31 pm

    Britney Spears' Conservatorship Sues Blogger for Defamation

    The conservatorship that oversees Britney Spears’ personal life and career sued the creator of a blog devoted to the pop superstar Wednesday in an increasingly aggressive effort to push back against the so-called “Free Britney” movement, which alleges the singer is being controlled against her will. The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles alleges that Anthony Elia, who runs the website...

  • California June 25, 2019 3:12 pm

    Michael Jackson's Estate Pays Tribute on 10th Anniversary of King of Pop's Death

    Michael Jackson’s estate paid tribute to his artistry and charity Tuesday as fans make final preparations for gatherings to celebrate his memory on the 10th anniversary of the King of Pop’s death. “Ten years ago today, the world lost a gifted artist and extraordinary humanitarian,” the Jackson estate said in a statement to The Associated Press. “A decade later, Michael...

  • attorney June 14, 2019 7:02 am

    Britney Spears' Ex-Manager Hit With 5-Year Restraining Order

    A judge on Thursday issued a five-year restraining order forbidding Britney Spears’ former manager from contacting the singer or her family or making disparaging statements about them online.

  • New York June 12, 2019 10:00 pm

    Oscar-Nominated ‘Midnight Cowboy' Actress Sylvia Miles Dies

    Sylvia Miles, an actress and Manhattan socialite whose brief, scene-stealing appearances in the films “Midnight Cowboy” and “Farewell, My Lovely” earned her two Academy Award nominations, died Wednesday. Miles died in an ambulance in New York on the way to a hospital after complaining to a home health care worker that she wasn’t feeling well, her friend, fashion-industry publicist Mauricio...

  • attorney May 28, 2019 7:39 pm

    Britney Spears' Restraining Order Against Ex-Manager Extended

    Britney Spears’ restraining order against her former manager will stay in place for roughly two weeks after a judge on Tuesday suspended a court hearing where he fought the restrictions as overly broad and unconstitutional.

  • attorney May 28, 2019 4:18 am

    Britney Spears, Family Seek Renewed Order Barring Ex-Friend

    A Los Angeles judge will consider whether to extend a temporary restraining order Tuesday that keeps a former associate of Britney Spears away from her and her family.

  • JUDGE May 7, 2019 6:33 am

    Court TV Pounds Gavel Again as All-Trial Channel Is Reborn

    Court TV is ending its long recess. The channel for legal junkies that thrived during the trial-crazy 1990s comes back from the dead after more than a decade Wednesday amid a crime-story craze that its backers hope will launch it into a long new life. “The timing could not be better,” said John Alleva, a lawyer and producer on the...

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