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Michael Madsen

Actor Michael Madsen charged with DUI after SUV hits pole

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors on Wednesday charged Michael Madsen with two misdemeanor counts of drunken driving after the actor drove his SUV into a pole last month. Madsen, 61, has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol within 10 years of another DUI offense and driving with .08% blood alcohol content within…

Ellen Burstyn, Ann Curry and others read at poetry benefit

NEW YORK (AP) — Some nights remind you there’s a poem for everyone. If you’re a famous chef-restaurateur, such as Daniel Rose, you might offer a few lines about food, Dorianne Laux’s “A Short History of the Apple.” For the dancer-choreographer Savion Glover, there’s Allison Joseph’s tribute to a standby of 1970s television, “Soul Train.”…

Donald Trump

Trump to keep fighting opioids ‘until our job is done’

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump pledged on Wednesday to battle the deadly epidemic of opioid drug abuse “until our job is done,” and he claimed progress even though it is unclear whether the crisis has diminished. Trump spoke at an annual conference of health, law enforcement, elected and other officials who work to combat…

Ken Kercheval, beleaguered Cliff on ‘Dallas,’ dies at 83

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ken Kercheval, who played perennial punching bag Cliff Barnes to Larry Hagman’s scheming oil baron J.R. Ewing on the hit TV series “Dallas,” has died. He was 83. Kercheval died Sunday in the city of Clinton in his native Indiana, said Jeff Fisher, his agent. The cause of death was being…

Demian Bichir, Stefanie Sherk

Demian Bichir announces the passing of wife Stefanie Sherk

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Demian Bichir announced the death of his wife, Canadian actress and model Stefanie Sherk, in a heartfelt message on Instagram. The Mexican actor wrote early Wednesday that Sherk died “peacefully” on April 20. She was 37. “It has been the saddest and toughest time of our lives and we don’t know…

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

NEW YORK (AP) — 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” will star in “Flip It like Disick,” which will follow him on…

Andy Cohen, Sarah Jessica Parker

Jeweler, Sarah Jessica Parker settle breach-of-contract suit

NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Jessica Parker and a British jeweler have settled a breach-of-contract lawsuit against the actress. Kat Florence Design sued Parker, arguing that she had agreed to promote a collaborative jewelry line of diamonds and other gems for a fee of $7.5 million but failed to live up to the obligation. Parker…

Donald Trump

The Latest: Trump says he won’t stop fighting opioid crisis

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the opioid epidemic (all times local): 2:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says his administration is using every resource it has to fight the nation’s opioid crisis. He says “nothing is going to stop” him from wiping it out. He says his administration has secured $6 billion in federal dollars…

Britney Spears

Britney Spears to fans: ‘All is well’ despite family stress

NEW YORK (AP) — Britney Spears says that though her family has been stressed lately, she’s doing OK. The pop star on Tuesday posted a video to her Instagram, telling her fans: “Just checking in with all of you who are concerned about me. All is well. My family has been going through a lot…

Cosby renews attacks on trial judge as he seeks bail

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Imprisoned actor Bill Cosby is renewing attacks on a Pennsylvania trial judge as he seeks bail while he appeals his sex-assault conviction. Lawyers for the 81-year-old Cosby filed a bail motion Wednesday with the state Superior Court. They complained that in the seven months since Cosby’s sentencing, Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill…