Mario Batali severs ties with longtime restaurant partner

Entertainment 03/06/19, 16:08

The 20-year business partnership between celebrity chef Mario Batali and the Bastianich family of restaurateurs has been dissolved. It comes months after the original timeline for the divestiture and more than a year after several women accused Batali of sexual harassment and assault.In a two-sentence statement issued Wednesday, Batali said ...

R. Kelly met underage girl while on trial for child porn

Entertainment 02/24/19, 00:09

While on trial for child pornography in 2008, R. Kelly still found time to talk to fans, give autographs and to meet an underage girl he later invited to his home.That's according to prosecutors who at a court hearing Saturday depicted the R&B star as manipulative and sometimes violent.Other accusers ...

Prosecutors paint dark portrait of manipulative R. Kelly

Entertainment 02/23/19, 20:12

Prosecutors on Saturday painted a dark portrait of a manipulative and sometimes violent R. Kelly, describing how he repeatedly sought out underage girls for sex, including one he encountered at her 16th birthday party and another who met the R&B star while he was on trial for child pornography.The accounts ...

Chicago prosecutors charge R. Kelly with abusing 4 victims

Entertainment 02/22/19, 17:03

R. Kelly, the R&B star who has been trailed for decades by allegations that he violated underage girls and women and held some as virtual slaves, was charged Friday with aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17. In a brief appearance ...

Smollett story shows thin line between news and social media

U.S. 02/22/19, 14:12

The story Jussie Smollett told police had it all: racism, homophobia, politics, celebrity — all tied up with a hangman's noose. There was no question the news coverage was going to be massive. In many ways, that coverage is an object lesson in the foibles of modern reporting. The story showed ...

Khloe Kardashian bestie Malika Haqq fierce on cheating front

Entertainment 02/20/19, 19:19

Who's the best wing woman on the planet? That would be Malika Haqq.The Khloe Kardashian bestie has taken to social media amid rumors that Tristan Thompson has cheated again, this time reportedly making out at a Los Angeles house party last weekend with Jordyn Woods.The 21-year-old Woods is Kardashian sister ...

Famous Los leads Home Team in NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

Basketball 02/15/19, 21:47

Comedian Famous Los scored 22 points and was selected the MVP in the Home Team's 82-80 victory over the Visiting Team on Friday night in the highest-scoring NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.Quavo, part of the hip-hop trio Migos, scored 27 points for the Visiting Team, and former NBA star Ray Allen ...

Refugee footballer freed by Thailand returns to Australia

Soccer 02/11/19, 21:42

A refugee soccer player has returned home to a celebrity welcome in Australia hours after the threat of extradition to Bahrain was lifted three months after he was detained in Thailand.Hundreds of supporters carrying welcome signs were waiting at Melbourne Airport on Tuesday when Hakeem al-Araibi arrived on a commercial ...

Garth Brooks in spring training with Pittsburgh Pirates

Baseball 02/11/19, 16:48

Garth Brooks has come out of baseball retirement.The country music legend will spend just over a week participating in spring training with the Pittsburgh Pirates, reporting Monday with the pitchers and catchers.The 57-year-old has previously been in the camps of the San Diego Padres (1999), New York Mets (2000) and ...

Casey leads by 3 over Mickelson at Pebble Beach

Golf 02/09/19, 20:51

Bill Murray met a pair of baby kangaroos from the Monterey Zoo. Jerry Kelly tried to mimic the peculiar post-swing moves of Ho Sung Choi. Jordan Spieth sent players and fans along two fairways on a frantic search for his tee shot.All that commotion on celebrity Saturday at Pebble Beach, ...

Super Bowl ad winners: Bud Light, Amazon

Football 02/04/19, 00:09

This year some of the Super Bowl ads that grabbed the greatest buzz were surprises, like Bud Light's "Game of Thrones" teaser. Other crowd-pleasers focused on humor, like Amazon's take on celebrity product testers.While the New England Patriots bested the L.A. Rams on Sunday in Atlanta during Super Bowl 53, ...

Lewis back at an Atlanta Super Bowl 19 years after arrest

Football 01/24/19, 14:59

Once again, Ray Lewis and the Super Bowl intersect in Atlanta.Lewis isn't ducking from the bad memories of his career low point in 2000, when he and a pair friends were charged for the stabbing deaths of two men outside a nightclub hours after the last Super Bowl played here.Now ...

Vuitton’s Abloh celebrates Michael Jackson in Paris menswear

Entertainment 01/17/19, 13:58

Louis Vuitton's designer Virgil Abloh transported celebrity guests at Paris Fashion Week to the graffitied streets of New York in a dramatic menswear ode to Michael Jackson.Abloh, the first African-American to head a major European fashion house, used his unique platform Thursday to celebrate one of America's most globally recognized ...

Celebs, athletes give ‘Dragon Ball’ pop culture super status

Entertainment 01/15/19, 13:37

Dragon Ball" is a revered anime that has influenced pop culture for years, earning praise from rappers in songs, tributes from athletes during games and even a massive balloon at last year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.With the new film "Dragon Ball Super: Broly" releasing this week in the U.S., the ...

Update: Italian fugitive arrives in Rome on plane

World 01/14/19, 05:50

The Latest on Italian fugitive captured in Bolivia (all times local):11:45 a.m.A left-wing Italian militant who was convicted of murder three decades ago has arrived in Rome to serve a life prison sentence, after his life as a celebrity fugitive came to an abrupt end with his arrest in Bolivia ...

Italian fugitive heads home to serve life term for murder

Europe 01/14/19, 00:16

A left-wing Italian militant who was convicted of murder three decades ago is heading home to serve a life sentence, after his life as a celebrity fugitive came to an abrupt end with his arrest in Bolivia by a team of Interpol agents.Cesare Battisti was handed over to Italian custody ...

Felicity Jones strives to do justice to Ginsburg in film

Entertainment 12/21/18, 17:54

The Ruth Bader Ginsburg film "On the Basis of Sex" was about to fall apart when Felicity Jones got her hands on the script. The origin story about the future Supreme Court justice written by Ginsburg's nephew Daniel Stiepleman had been in various stages of development since 2012, looking for ...

Netflix named The Associated Press’ Entertainer of the Year

Entertainment 12/21/18, 15:34

After a year like this, Netflix shows no signs of chilling.The dominant online video streamer started 2018 with almost 118 million subscribers, went on to win its first feature-film Oscar, briefly surpassed Disney as the most valuable U.S. media company, lured the likes of superstar show runners Shonda Rhimes, Kenya ...

DuVernay, Witherspoon and others join for Time’s Up auction

Entertainment 12/10/18, 14:18

Ava DuVernay, Reese Witherspoon, Geena Davis and Kerry Washington are among the Hollywood figures teaming up to mark the one-year anniversary of Time's Up with a celebrity auction to benefit the group's legal fund.The Time's Up campaign kicked off at the Golden Globes in January. To date, the legal fund ...

Karl Lagerfeld brings Chanel to ancient Egypt, at Met show

U.S. 12/05/18, 00:37

An air of ancient Egyptian luxury ruled the night as Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld brought his traveling fashion show to New York and its famous Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.A model poses on the runway at the Chanel Metiers d'Art 2018/19 Show at the Metropolitan Museum ...

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