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Elizabeth II awards actor John Hurt knighthood

July 19, 2015 LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II has awarded actor John Hurt a knighthood for services to drama in his 40-year career. more »»

MTV causes stir with film on white people

July 19, 2015 NEW YORK — One of the challenges for makers of the MTV documentary “White People” was getting folks to talk about race when they didn’t feel the issue concerned them — like those quoted as saying... more »»

Judge refuses to lower Suge Knight's bail

July 18, 2015 LOS ANGELES — A judge refused to lower bail Friday for former rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight after determining his lawyers had not presented any new circumstances that would warrant reducing i... more »»

Obama to appear on 'The Daily Show'

July 18, 2015 NEW YORK — President Obama is booked for his seventh appearance on "The Daily Show" Tuesday as Jon Stewart is beginning his final three weeks as host of the show. more »»

3 presidents in ‘Hamilton’ put ‘blood into the statues’

July 18, 2015 NEW YORK — Christopher Jackson was doing fine stepping into the boots of George Washington during rehearsals of “Hamilton” — until he had to actually put on the boots, breeches and frock coat. more »»

TLC cancels '19 Kids and Counting'

July 17, 2015 NEW YORK — After weeks in limbo stemming from revelations of sexual misconduct by one of its stars, the TLC reality show "19 Kids and Counting" is officially dead. more »»

Armed men ransack Chris Brown's home

July 16, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Three armed men in masks forced their way into a Los Angeles home owned by Chris Brown, locked the R&B singer's aunt in a closet and then ransacked the place for valuables, police sai. more »»

IRS investigating Shaggy 2 Dope from ICP

July 16, 2015 DETROIT — The Internal Revenue Service wants to know more about the income of one half of hip-hop duo Insane Clown Posse (ICP). more »»

Obama: No mechanism to revoke Cosby’s Medal of Freedom

July 16, 2015 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Wednesday rejected the idea of revoking Bill Cosby’s Presidential Medal of Freedom because of sexual misconduct allegations. more »»

New Harper Lee novel released

July 15, 2015 NEW YORK — Shortly after sunrise Tuesday, the doors opened at the Old Courthouse Museum in Monroeville, Alabama, and a bell tolle. more »»

Miss USA sees lowest ratings ever

July 15, 2015 NEW YORK — Trump found a new home for Miss USA on the Reelz Channel after NBC dumped the pageant because of his comments on Mexican immigrants, but fewer than a million television viewers watched. more »»

Jimmy Fallon back at ‘Tonight’ following gruesome injury

July 15, 2015 NEW YORK — “Tonight” show host Jimmy Fallon spent 10 days in a hospital intensive care unit after tripping in his kitchen and injuring a finger so badly it required six hours of microsurgery to sav. more »»

50 Cent files for bankruptcy protection after losing lawsuit

July 14, 2015 HARTFORD, Conn. — The rapper 50 Cent, known for the album “Get Rich or Die Tryin’,’” has filed for bankruptcy. more »»

No evidence B.B. King was poisoned before death

July 14, 2015 LAS VEGAS — Medical examiners found no evidence to prove the allegation that blues legend B.B. more »»

2 in Cosby case seek transcript release

July 14, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Two of Bill Cosby’s accusers joined a court bid Monday to have his full testimony from a 2005 sexual-battery lawsuit unseale. more »»

Harper Lee’s attorney recalls finding manuscript

July 14, 2015 NEW YORK — Harper Lee’s attorney has provided her fullest accounting yet of how she came upon the manuscript for “Go Set a Watchman,” which comes out Tuesda. more »»

Universal’s ‘Minions’ swarms box office with $115.2M haul

July 13, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Universal’s “Minions” overran the box office over the weekend as audiences in the U.S. and Canada shelled out an estimated $115. more »»

Elijah Wood shares witches’ secret

July 13, 2015 SAN DIEGO — Elijah Wood isn’t just a star of “The Last Witch Hunter.” He apparently knows one of witches’ most intimate secrets. more »»

‘Fear the Walking Dead’ spinoff

July 13, 2015 SAN DIEGO — The “Walking Dead” franchise is going on a bender. more »»

 
 
 

 

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