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Weinstein’s film academy ouster raises concerns about others

Harvey Weinstein

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein has been kicked out of the group that awards the Oscars and his producers guild expulsion is a formality at this point, but now questions are being raised about what to do with others accused of wrongdoing who remain card-carrying members of the entertainment industry’s most prestigious organizations. Before Saturday, only one person is ... Read More »

Cowboys’ Elliott gets another reprieve, will play vs 49ers

Ezekiel Elliott

NEW YORK (AP) — Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott was granted another legal reprieve Tuesday night in the running back’s fight to avoid a six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations. A New York federal judge issued a temporary restraining order blocking the league’s suspension, clearing Elliott to play Sunday at San Francisco. U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty’s ruling came five ... Read More »

Donna Karan begs forgiveness for Harvey Weinstein remarks

NEW YORK (AP) — Fashion designer Donna Karan is “apologetic from the bottom of my heart” and embarrassed about “stupid” remarks she made last week that suggested sexual harassment victims were “asking for it” by the way they dressed. Her comments on a red carpet touched off outrage online following sexual harassment and assault allegations against fallen movie mogul Harvey ... Read More »

Lopez, Anthony, Rodriguez raise $35M for Puerto Rico relief

Jennifer Lopez

NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lopez, her ex-husband Marc Anthony and her current boyfriend Alex Rodriguez have raised more than $35 million for Puerto Rico hurricane relief. A spokeswoman said in a statement Tuesday that the two singers and the retired baseball superstar raised the money in donations, pledges and their own contributions. About $9 million was raised via the ... Read More »

Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez raise $26M for Puerto Rico

Jennifer Lopez

NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have raised $26 million for Puerto Rico disaster relief, with another $9 million raised by a benefit show. The two hosted “One Voice: Somos Live!” on Saturday with Marc Anthony. Lopez says that amid “swirling negativity dividing our country,” the outpouring of support for Puerto Rico following the devastating hurricane was ... Read More »

How Jason Ritter makes you want him to save the world on TV

NEW YORK (AP) — On Jason Ritter’s new ABC series, “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World,” Ritter plays a man named Kevin who encounters a meteor and meets a celestial being who informs him that he’s been chosen to save humanity. Ritter says he wasn’t sure about the show’s premise but the script changed his mind. He says it’s not always ... Read More »

Witherspoon reveals Hollywood assault; Lawrence talks abuse

Jennifer Lawrence

Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Lawrence used their speeches at a Hollywood event honoring women to detail experiences of assault and harassment at the hands of directors and producers and pledged to do more to stop such situations from happening. Witherspoon told the audience at the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards on Monday night that the recent revelation of ... Read More »

Oops! Actor Bill Pullman accepts, then breaks film award

Bill Pullman

KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — Bill Pullman is a bit of a klutz when it comes to holding onto a film award. The “Independence Day” actor was the recipient of the Excellence in Acting Award at the Woodstock Film Festival last Saturday night in Kingston, in New York’s Hudson Valley. The Daily Freeman reports that after being handed the award, Pullman ... Read More »

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge expecting child in April

LONDON (AP) — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge say their third child will be due in April. The royal couple had already revealed that they were having a child, but didn’t previously say which month the child is due. The brief statement released Tuesday by their Kensington Palace office offered no further details. The former Kate Middleton had announced ... Read More »

Solange, Bruno Mars lead Soul Train Awards nominations

Solange Knowles, Solange

NEW YORK (AP) — Solange is the most nominated artist for this year’s edition of BET’s Soul Train Awards. The younger sister of Beyonce has seven nominations, including best R&B/soul female artist and video and song of the year for her single “Cranes in the Sky.” Bruno Mars has six nods, including song of the year for “That’s What I ... Read More »