Fluidity and autumnal hues hit Paris menswear week
PARIS (AP) — Fluidity graced the menswear catwalks in Paris as fall-winter crescendoed through the weekend, with shows from houses such as Jacquemus and Hermes on Saturday.
Kardashian West pursues criminal justice reform in TV show
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Kim Kardashian West is a step closer to becoming a lawyer, having finished her first year of study as an apprentice.
Harry, Meghan to quit royal jobs, give up 'highness' titles
LONDON (AP) — Goodbye, your royal highnesses. Hello, life as — almost — ordinary civilians. Prince Harry and wife Meghan will no longer use the titles "royal highness" or receive public funds for their work under a deal that lets the couple step aside as working royals, Buckingham Palace announced Saturday.
Report: Hank Azaria to quit voicing Apu on 'The Simpsons'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hank Azaria says he has no plans to continue voicing the character of Apu on “The Simpsons,” according to an industry blog.
Paris Hilton reveals private side in upcoming documentary
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Having thrown her life open for years, it's hard to believe there isn't much the public doesn't know about Paris Hilton.
Documentary 'Surviving Jeffrey Epstein' to air on Lifetime
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — An investigative documentary about Jeffrey Epstein and how the millionaire sex offender avoided scrutiny is coming to Lifetime.
Going primetime: "The Jump" serving as pregame for ABC games
ESPN has gone through many pairings and approaches trying to build a pregame show during its 18 seasons broadcasting the NBA. This time it's using a successful daily show.
Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film
NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey said Friday that Russell Simmons attempted to pressure her about her involvement with a documentary in which several women detail sexual abuse allegations against the rap mogul, but his efforts were not what prompted her to leave the project.
2 years after 'step up,' Grammys step into another mess
NEW YORK (AP) — The leadership at the Recording Academy thought they were in the clear: After the Academy's then-CEO made comments that seemed to belittle women at the height of the #MeToo movement, leaving the organization in a firestorm that further exposed their diversity problems, it set out to make a change.
Witherspoon, Washington team in front of and behind camera
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Tired of others influencing her career choices, Reese Witherspoon launched her own production company eight years ago.
Dior sparks mayhem with couture-infused Paris menswear show
PARIS (AP) — Guests crammed into Dior's annex in Paris' Place de la Condorde on Friday amid chaos before the show. Some guests had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit as cars came to unload celebrities, including David Beckham and Robert Pattinson, at an industrious pace.
Oops! Weather Channel has a correction for 'Jeopardy'
NEW YORK (AP) — The Weather Channel says the folks at “Jeopardy!” need to get their directions straight. Jim Cantore and Jen Carfagno of The Weather Channel said in a video on Friday that the popular show got a question about winter storms wrong in an episode televised on Thursday.
Lawyer for just-ousted Grammys CEO fires back at academy
NEW YORK (AP) — Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan, who the company announced Thursday was placed on administrative leave, has fired back in a statement through her lawyer, saying: “What has been reported is not nearly the story that needs to be told.” The academy said late Thursday that its leader of just six months was put on leave following an allegation of misconduct by a senior leader at the organization — just 10 days before the 2020 Grammy Awards.
Pacino, De Niro among Producers Guild Awards presenters
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Melissa McCarthy are among the presenters for Saturday’s Producers Guild of America Awards.
Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial
NEW YORK (AP) — A jury of seven men and five women was selected Friday for Harvey Weinstein's rape trial after an arduous, two-week process in which scores of people were dismissed because they had already made up their minds about the disgraced Hollywood mogul.
Fox's Bill Hemmer replaces, but won't copy, Shepard Smith
NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Hemmer is not Shepard Smith, and no one should expect him to be. The 55-year-old news anchor is a familiar face to Fox News Channel viewers, and will jar none of them Monday when he takes over the 3 p.m.
Nashville songwriters spread outside country at Grammys
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville songwriters are showing up at the Grammys this year, but not just in the country music categories.
Portrait found in gallery's walls verified as missing Klimt
PIACENZA, Italy (AP) — Art experts have confirmed that a painting discovered hidden inside an Italian art gallery's walls last month is Gustav Klimt's “Portrait of a Lady,” which was stolen from the gallery nearly 23 years ago.
Original member of The Wiggles recovering in hospital
SYDNEY (AP) — One of the original members of the popular Australian children's band The Wiggles has been hospitalized after collapsing during a wildfire relief concert.
Hillary Clinton to 2020 Democratic voters: pick a winner
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton has advice for Democratic voters faced with an unsettled field of presidential contenders: pick a winner.
Steve Martin and Martin Short to star in Hulu comedy series
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Steve Martin and Martin Short are taking their touring act to television with a new Hulu comedy. The untitled show about three strangers who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one was announced Friday at a TV critics meeting.
MSNBC's Maddow reaches record audience with Parnas interview
NEW YORK (AP) — There's no apparent impeachment fatigue among viewers of MSNBC's Rachel Maddow. Her prime-time show, which has been on for more than 11 years, had its largest audience ever when 4.5 million people watched Maddow's interview on Wednesday with Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer.
Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings creator, dies
LONDON (AP) — Christopher Tolkien, who played a major role protecting the legacy of his father's "The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, has died.
Meryl Streep to lend her voice to Apple animated short film
NEW YORK (AP) — Meryl Streep is getting animated: The Oscar-winner will lend her voice to a short illustrated film celebrating the Earth.
Oops! Radio reporter calls wrong Robert Shapiro on air
LONDON (AP) — Will the real Robert Shapiro please take the microphone? BBC radio presenter Evan Davis was left in an embarrassing situation Thursday while introducing a segment on a proposal to allow cameras to record sentencing remarks in U.K.