O.J. Simpson case helped bring spousal abuse out of shadows

U.S. 06/12/19, 13:27

In a letter that surfaced after her 1994 murder, Nicole Brown Simpson detailed the fear and violence that framed her marriage to O.J. Simpson, the charismatic football star who became a TV pitchman.Simpson gave her "disgusted" looks with each pound she gained in her first pregnancy in 1988 and "beat ...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 2-8

Entertainment 05/28/19, 10:08

June 2: Actress Sally Kellerman is 82. Actor Ron Ely ("Tarzan") is 81. Actor Stacy Keach is 78. Drummer Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones is 78. Actor-director Charles Haid ("Hill Street Blues") is 76. Singer Chubby Tavares of Tavares is 75. Actor Jerry Mathers ("Leave It To Beaver") is ...

Chef Mario Batali pleads not guilty to assault charge

Entertainment 05/24/19, 08:31

Celebrity chef Mario Batali, whose career crumbled amid several sexual misconduct accusations, pleaded not guilty Friday to a charge that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017.Batali, 58, wearing his signature red ponytail and a blazer, did not speak during the brief hearing but ...

A host of celebrities speak out on criminal justice reform

Entertainment 05/23/19, 11:09

Kim Kardashian West isn't the only celebrity speaking out for prison reform. It's a topic that was also very important to slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, and to Common, Kevin Hart and a host of others who consider the criminal justice system often unfair and dehumanizing.Hussle served time before he was ...

Celebrity chef Mario Batali facing assault charge in Boston

Entertainment 05/22/19, 21:03

Celebrity chef Mario Batali is facing criminal charges on allegations that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017.The Suffolk County District Attorney's Office says Batali is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on a charge of indecent assault and battery.The Boston Globe reports that a ...

Jamie Oliver’s UK restaurant chain collapses into insolvency

Entertainment 05/21/19, 06:35

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's British restaurant chain has become insolvent, putting 1,300 jobs at risk.The firm said Tuesday that it had gone into administration, a form of bankruptcy protection, and appointed KPMG to oversee the process.The company operates 23 Jamie's Italian restaurants in the U.K.Oliver, known around the world for ...

Netflix announces fashion design competition series

Entertainment 05/17/19, 14:49

It's been a minute since a new fashion design competition has occurred. Enter: "Next in Fashion," soon to come on Netflix.The series is hosted by the first "Queer Eye" star to spin off, Tan France, along with fashion maven Alexa Chung. The show features 18 designers competing for $250,000 and ...

Cannes Film festival set to open with zombie comedy

Entertainment 05/14/19, 03:17

The 72nd Cannes Film Festival is set to open Tuesday with the premiere of Jim Jarmusch's zombie comedy "The Dead Don't Die" and the introduction of Alejandro Inarritu's jury.This year's Cannes arrives with the usual swirl of celebrity and controversy. Debuting at the French film festival will be Quentin Tarantino's ...

Louis Vuitton show transports guests without flight at JFK

Entertainment 05/08/19, 21:23

Louis Vuitton's cruise show transported guests back in time as its cruise show showcased flashy 1980s-inspired outfits in a decidedly retro venue: the spacey, once-abandoned TWA terminal at JFK Airport.The white concrete and glass structure was as much as a draw as the designs by Louis Vuitton. It was a ...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 12-18

Entertainment 05/06/19, 11:12

May 12: Composer Burt Bacharach is 91. Actress Millie Perkins ("Knots Landing") is 83. Country singer Billy Swan is 77. Actress Linda Dano ("Another World") is 76. Singer Steve Winwood is 71. Actress Lindsay Crouse is 71. Actor Bruce Boxleitner is 69. Singer Billy Squier is 69. Actor Gabriel Byrne ...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 5-11

Entertainment 04/30/19, 13:13

May 5: Actress Pat Carroll is 92. Actor Michael Murphy is 81. Actor Lance Henriksen ("Millennium," ''Aliens") is 79. Comedian-actor Michael Palin (Monty Python) is 76. Actor John Rhys-Davies ("Lord of the Rings," ''Raiders of the Lost Ark") is 75. Former MTV News correspondent Kurt Loder is 74. Drummer Bill ...

Kardashian clan member Scott Disick gets his own show in E!

Entertainment 04/23/19, 16:58

The "lord," as in Scott Disick, is spinning off and flipping out of the Kardashian family bubble with his own E! show.The father of Kourtney Kardashian's three children and a frequent face on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" has been greenlighted to star in "Flip It like Disick," which will ...

‘Deeply candid’ Demi Moore memoir coming in September

Entertainment 04/17/19, 08:37

Nine years after her book deal was first announced, Demi Moore is ready to release a memoir her publisher calls "deeply candid and insightful."Moore's "Inside Out" is scheduled for Sept. 24, HarperCollins announced Wednesday. According to the publisher, she will write openly about everything from her "tumultuous relationship" with her ...

Andy Hui apologizes over apparent infidelity in Hong Kong

Entertainment 04/16/19, 23:43

Hong Kong celebrity Andy Hui has apologized to his family and friends after reports about his apparent dalliance with an actress appeared in the media.Hui has been at the top of Hong Kong's entertainment industry for decades and married Hong Kong pop star Sammi Cheng in 2013.The 51-year-old apologized for ...

Memorial spotlights the man behind Nipsey Hussle rap persona

Entertainment 04/12/19, 04:52

Thousands flocked to remember the life of Nipsey Hussle at a packed memorial service Thursday that provided mourners with a deeper appreciation of Ermias Asghedom, the man behind the up-and-coming hip-hop persona.Some of people who knew Hussle best, from his actress-fiancée Lauren London, dear friend Snoop Dogg and his mother ...

Memorial spotlights the man behind Nipsey Hussle rap persona

Entertainment 04/12/19, 02:04

Thousands flocked to remember the life of Nipsey Hussle at a packed memorial service Thursday that provided mourners with a deeper appreciation of Ermias Asghedom, the man behind the up-and-coming hip-hop persona.Some of people who knew Hussle best, from his actress-fiancée Lauren London, dear friend Snoop Dogg and his mother ...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 14-20

Entertainment 04/09/19, 09:15

April 14: Country singer Loretta Lynn is 87. Actress Julie Christie is 79. Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore is 74. Actor John Shea ("Gossip Girl," ''Lois and Clark") is 70. Actor Peter Capaldi ("Dr. Who," ''The Musketeers") is 61. Actor-turned-racecar driver Brian Forster ("The Partridge Family") is 59. Actor Brad Garrett ("Everybody ...

Minor league in name only, new Las Vegas ballpark opens

Sports 04/08/19, 01:12

Don Logan spent years trying to get a new minor league ballpark in this gambling city, so the president of the Las Vegas Aviators understands what the Oakland A's are going through in their quest for new digs in the Bay Area.After all, he's had sewage in his dugout, too.The ...

Chadwick Boseman, Kelly Clarkson, more help hype STX Films

Entertainment 04/02/19, 14:18

STX Films has kicked off the 2019 CinemaCon convention with celebrity appearances from Chadwick Boseman, Kelly Clarkson, Diane Keaton and more Tuesday in Las Vegas.The studio and distributor told the audience of theater owners that its slate of upcoming films provides an antidote to the big-budget tent pole films that ...

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