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 ...

2 major cases add up to big doubts about Chicago prosecutor

Entertainment 04/01/19, 18:18

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx was elected in 2016 mainly because of anger that the prosecutor she ousted had waited a year to charge a Chicago police officer with murdering black teenager Laquan McDonald. Then Foxx, who is a survivor of sexual assault as a child, grabbed national attention ...

Mourning for Nipsey Hussle goes well beyond his music

Entertainment 04/01/19, 15:27

Nipsey Hussle thought Marathon Clothing could be a seed to revive the impoverished Los Angeles community where he grew up.The 33-year-old rapper and his business partner purchased a plaza in the Crenshaw neighborhood, intending to knock it down and erect a six-story residential building atop a commercial plaza, with Marathon ...

What are the odds? Perfect bracket makes doctor a celebrity

Sports 03/28/19, 01:35

He's changed his Twitter name to Gregg "Perfect Bracket" Nigl.The 40-year-old neuropsychologist from Ohio has become an overnight celebrity and is just 15 picks away from making that nickname impossibly right.He's the only person among tens of millions to fill out NCAA Tournament brackets on major online platforms to pick ...

Heiress hoax scores woman celebrity treatment, and charges

U.S. 03/27/19, 00:15

Anna Sorokin traveled in celebrity circles and tossed $100 tips — all the more reason to believe she was the German heiress she said she was. But behind the jet-set lifestyle and pricy threads, prosecutors say, was a fraudster who bilked friends, banks and hotels for a taste of the ...

Geragos named in extortion case, has string of celeb clients

Entertainment 03/25/19, 20:56

Attorney Mark Geragos has had a long career representing high-profile clients including Michael Jackson, Colin Kaepernick and Jussie Smollett. Now he might need a defense attorney himself after being named Monday in a case accusing lawyer Michael Avenatti of trying to extort Nike.Geragos is not charged with a crime but ...

Apple highlights privacy in new services in jab at rivals

California 03/25/19, 17:18

Apple says its services respect your digital boundaries — and it wants you to know it.The company took several opportunities Monday to emphasize user privacy — and indirectly take a jab at rivals — at its splashy, celebrity-laden event in Cupertino, California.Apple announced a new streaming TV service, a paid ...

Oprah, Spielberg help Apple launch new streaming service

Business 03/25/19, 16:49

Apple trotted out few details on its long-awaiting streaming service on Monday, but it didn't skimp on high-wattage celebrity.Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Jennifer Aniston were part of a parade of A-listers who took the stage at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California, where the main attractions are usually the company's ...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 31-April 6

Entertainment 03/25/19, 10:09

March 31: Actor William Daniels ("St. Elsewhere," ''Boy Meets World") is 92. Actor Richard Chamberlain is 85. Actress Shirley Jones is 85. Musician Herb Alpert is 84. Actor Christopher Walken is 76. Comedian Gabe Kaplan ("Welcome Back Kotter") is 75. Guitarist Mick Ralphs of Bad Company and of Mott The ...

Shaq coming back to Miami next week _ to play music

Sports 03/21/19, 15:38

Shaquille O'Neal is coming back to play in Miami next week.Play music, that is.The former star center and four-time NBA champion still has a hectic life in retirement, with work as a television analyst and celebrity endorser and other off-court business interests. He's also serious about music and will be ...

Widespread pickets planned in support of Las Vegas union

Business 03/19/19, 19:40

Hospitality workers in at least eight cities across the U.S. will picket starting Wednesday outside restaurants of celebrity chefs and offices of other business partners of a Las Vegas-based casino operator that has refused to bargain with a union.The picketing workers in San Francisco, New Haven, Connecticut, and other cities ...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 24-30

Entertainment 03/19/19, 13:06

March 24: Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti is 100. Harmonica player Lee Oskar of War is 71. Singer Nick Lowe is 70. Bassist Dougie Thomson of Supertramp is 68. Comedian Louie Anderson is 66. Actor Robert Carradine is 65. Actress Donna Pescow is 65. Actress Kelly LeBrock is 59. DJ Rodney "Kool ...

Celebrity stylist Ali Mandelkorn goes thrifting for a cause

Entertainment 03/15/19, 16:06

A celebrity stylist has teamed with Goodwill of Southern California on a collection of thrift pulls to benefit employment programs for the disabled and disadvantaged.Ali Mandelkorn's collection went on sale Friday at Thrilling, an online platform for vintage and thrift stores around the United States. Mandelkorn, who styles Janelle Monae, ...

Berlin zoo shows off new polar bear cub

Europe 03/15/19, 06:59

The Berlin Tierpark zoo is showing off its new polar bear cub, a three-month-old with a cuteness and playfulness that could make her the German capital's next animal celebrity.The bear, who hasn't been named, was born Dec. 1 and the zoo says she's developing well.She was allowed to venture out ...

Wonder Woman to the rescue: Gal Gadot takes on Netanyahu

Entertainment 03/11/19, 09:16

Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot has come to the rescue of a fellow Israeli celebrity in a spat with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Gadot, who typically shies away from politics, is rallying behind Rotem Sela, one of Israel's top models and TV hosts, who drew fire from Netanyahu for criticizing his ...

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are engaged

Sports 03/09/19, 22:11

Jennifer Lopez said yes to Alex Rodriguez's proposal, and with the rock he presented, who could say no? The couple posted an Instagram photo of their hands with a massive engagement ring on Lopez's ring finger. The former Yankees shortstop captioned his photo with "she said yes" and a heart emoji. The ...

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