Judge to consider Weinstein appeal of sex trafficking ruling

Entertainment 02/20/19, 02:33

A judge who ruled that an aspiring actress can use sex trafficking laws to sue Harvey Weinstein will hear lawyers argue whether his decision can be appealed before trial. U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday. He'll rule at a later date whether his August decision can be ...

Lisa Borders steps down as head of Time’s Up organization

Entertainment 02/18/19, 19:22

Lisa Borders says she has resigned as president and CEO of Time's Up, the gender equality initiative formed last year in response to sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood.Borders says in statement Monday that she is stepping aside "with deep regret" due to family issues. She didn't elaborate.Chief Operating Officer Rebecca ...

Spielberg, Gaga, sign get-well card for Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Entertainment 02/14/19, 14:52

Steven Spielberg, Lady Gaga, Spike Lee and Glenn Close have a message for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Get well soon.They and three dozen Hollywood A-listers, from Bradley Cooper to Quincy Jones, have signed a card that's being overnighted to Ginsburg on Thursday. The 85-year-old Ginsburg has missed a ...

People magazine names the most stylish stars

Entertainment 02/13/19, 12:41

They are the A-listers who wow on the red carpet.Ahead of the Academy Awards, People magazine on Wednesday released its list of Hollywood's most stylish stars.The magazine calls Lupita Nyong'o a trailblazing beauty and Emma Stone the modern romantic. Nicole Kidman is the elegant icon, Emily Blunt the queen of ...

Man pleads no contest to stalking Rihanna at Hollywood home

Entertainment 02/07/19, 19:44

A man who authorities say broke into Rihanna's Hollywood Hills home and spent 12 hours there when she was not home has pleaded no contest to stalking the singer.Los Angeles County prosecutors said Thursday that 27-year-old Eduardo Leon of Fullerton entered the plea to felony counts of stalking and vandalism ...

Jussie Smollett opens act with emotion: Attackers won’t win

California 02/03/19, 01:36

Empire" actor and R&B singer Jussie Smollett has opened a Southern California concert with an emotional speech, saying he had to play the show because he couldn't let his attackers win. The long-planned concert at the Troubador in West Hollywood on Saturday night was Smollett's first public appearance since he reported ...

Update: Marvel’s Lee gets superhero worship at memorial

Entertainment 01/31/19, 01:43

The Latest on a public memorial for Marvel Comics' Stan Lee (all times local):10:30 p.m.At a Hollywood memorial, Stan Lee was called a mythmaker and a dream dad. He was compared to the pope, Jesus and the burning sun.This was no night to hold back for the friends, co-creators and ...

Stan Lee to get superhero send-off at Hollywood memorial

Entertainment 01/30/19, 03:51

Among comics lovers, Stan Lee was as much a superhero as the characters he helped create.Those fans, along with Lee's friends and colleagues, will get to pay their final respects at a Los Angeles memorial Wednesday night for the Marvel Comics mastermind who helped bring the world Spider-Man, Black Panther ...

Hall, Lewis, Layne, Stenberg are named Essence honorees

California 01/14/19, 10:12

ESSENCE has named four actresses as its annual "Black Women in Hollywood" honorees. They are Regina Hall of "If Beale Street Could Talk" and "The Hate U Give," Amandla Stenberg of "The Hate U Give," Kiki Layne of "If Beale Street Could Talk" and Jenifer Lewis of "Black-ish."The awards luncheon ...

2nd man who died at California home of political donor ID’ed

California 01/10/19, 14:34

Authorities have identified a second man who died at the Southern California home of a Democratic donor. The Los Angeles coroner's office said Thursday that 55-year-old Timothy Dean of West Hollywood was found dead at the donor's apartment on Monday. He's the second black man in a year and a half to ...

Stan Lee’s devoted fans can mourn him at Hollywood memorial

Entertainment 01/09/19, 09:04

Stan Lee's devoted fans will have a chance to mourn him alongside his friends and family at a memorial in Hollywood on Jan. 30.Lee's company POW! Entertainment announced Wednesday that it will honor the Marvel Comics mogul outside the TCL Chinese Theatre, where Lee's hand and footprints are in cement.Organizers ...

2nd man dies at California home of Democratic party donor, Ed Buck

California 01/08/19, 20:33

Detectives have opened an investigation into a second death in less than two years at the West Hollywood home of a Democratic donor, the Los Angeles County sheriff's department said Tuesday. A lawyer for Ed Buck, who has donated tens of thousands of dollars to California candidates and is well known ...

Gaga, ‘A Star Is Born’ poised to dominate Golden Globes

Football 01/06/19, 19:29

A year after the Golden Globe Awards were awash in a sea of black and #MeToo discussion replaced fashion chatter, the red carpet largely returned to more typical colors and conversation ahead of Sunday' 76th annual Globes.Some attendees were spotted wearing ribbons that read TIMESUPx2, to highlight the second year ...

From Cooper to Coogler, AFI Awards brought out the stars

Entertainment 01/04/19, 19:06

The wine was flowing and the atmosphere relaxed Friday at the American Film Institute Awards, which brought out some of Hollywood's brightest stars of the moment, from Emily Blunt to Michael B. Jordan, for a celebratory luncheon in Los Angeles.It's an entertainment industry anomaly when no one walks out of ...

Hollywood kicks off 2019 awards season in Palm Springs

Entertainment 01/04/19, 10:46

Bradley Cooper, Spike Lee, Olivia Colman and other Oscar contenders kicked off Hollywood's 2019 awards season with an emotional trip to the desert city of Palm Springs.The Palm Springs International Film Festival gala was a familiar setting for Cooper, who received director of the year honors on Thursday. He had ...

NAACP Image Awards to televise live from Dolby Theatre

Entertainment 01/04/19, 00:54

The NAACP Image Awards will be televised live for the first time from the Dolby Theatre.NAACP and TV One officials announced Thursday that the 50th awards ceremony will be televised on the cable network at the venue in Hollywood, California, on March 30. The event will spotlight the contributions of ...

Republican lt. governor enters Mississippi governor’s race

California 01/03/19, 17:37

Second-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves entered the Mississippi governor's race Thursday, saying he wants to protect taxpayers and oppose the values of "Hollywood and Washington, D.C." Reeves, 44, of Flowood, filed qualifying papers at the state Republican Party headquarters, ending months of speculation about his plans. "The political fight that we ...

Michael B. Jordan, Ben Stiller among Golden Globe presenters

Entertainment 01/03/19, 08:32

Michael B. Jordan, Ben Stiller and Idris Elba are among the first presenters announced for next month's Golden Globe Awards.Other presenters announced Thursday by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association include Catherine Zeta-Jones, Dick Van Dyke, Jamie Lee Curtis, Chrissy Metz, Felicity Huffman and Mike Myers.Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg will ...

LA police make arrest in burglaries of Hollywood Hills homes

Entertainment 01/02/19, 17:51

A man who allegedly burglarized millions of dollars worth of property from Hollywood Hills homes of celebrities and others has been arrested, Los Angeles police said Wednesday.Investigators found more than 2,000 suspected stolen items when search warrants were served on the home of Benjamin Eitan Ackerman, 32, and a storage ...

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