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NBC News corrects story on monitoring Cohen’s phones

NEW YORK (AP) -- NBC News corrected a story Thursday that said federal investigators had placed a wiretap on the phone lines of President Trump's attorney, Michael Cohen, saying it subsequently learned that the feds were only monitoring the source of calls and weren't listening in. The correction gives ammunition to the nation's highest-ranked media critic. Trump has frequently criticized the media for "fake news" involving stories he doesn't like. NBC moved its original story online Read more [...]

Film Academy expels Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The organization that bestows the Academy Awards announced Thursday that it has voted to expel two prominent members convicted of sexual offenses, Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski, from its membership. It's the first major decision since the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences implemented revised standards of conduct for its over 8,400 members following its expulsion of disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein in October. In Polanski's case, the expulsion comes more Read more [...]

Comic Tom Arnold on the hunt for Donald Trump tapes

NEW YORK (AP) -- Tom Arnold's obsession with President Donald Trump's past is becoming a television series. Vice Media said Wednesday that it is starting production on a new series with the comedian called "The Hunt for the Trump Tapes." With the infamous "Access Hollywood" outtakes as an inspiration, Arnold says he wants to look for other material left in the president's past and probably in entertainment company vaults. The Viceland cable network, where the show will air, calls Read more [...]

Blockbuster hopes Russell Crowe’s jockstrap helps business

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A celebrity jockstrap that's been the buzz of Alaska for nearly two weeks went on display Wednesday at one of the nation's last Blockbuster video stores in an effort to ramp up business. "I tell you, we're going to get a lot of traffic, is what I'm expecting," said Kevin Daymude, general manager of Blockbuster Alaska. He expects the store to get a lot of calls: "Did you get it in? Can we go see it?" he said. The jockstrap has a strange history since actor Read more [...]

Ex-‘Apprentice’ contestant wants tapes for suit vs. Trump

NEW YORK (AP) -- A former contestant on "The Apprentice" who has accused President Donald Trump of unwanted groping and kissing is seeking footage from the reality TV show as part of her defamation lawsuit against him. Summer Zervos' lawyer, Mariann Wang, said Wednesday she issued a subpoena for any "Apprentice" material that features Zervos or Trump talking about her or discussing other female contestants in a sexual or inappropriate way. Wang also subpoenaed records from the Beverly Read more [...]

Busy Philipps gets her own talk show on E!

NEW YORK (AP) -- Busy Philipps is living up to her name. The actress is getting her own late-night talk show on E! called "Busy Tonight." Production is set to begin this summer. Philipps made the announcement on Instagram. It's fitting, because her popularity has skyrocketed due to her Instagram account where she posts about her life and observations of things around her. Recent posts chronicle her daughter's missing stuffed animals, ongoing sinus troubles and her weekend at Coachella. Read more [...]

West’s wild words stir again: Kanye calls slavery a ‘choice’

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Before the last one had a chance to simmer down, Kanye West caused another stir, calling American slavery a "choice" in an interview Tuesday. "When you hear about slavery for 400 years, for 400 years, that sounds like choice," West said on "TMZ Live" after questions on his pro-President Donald Trump posts and pictures that caused a dust-up last week. "You was there for 400 years, and it's all of y'all?" "Do you feel like I'm thinking free and feeling free?" West Read more [...]

Will Ferrell, Molly Shannon team up to cover royal wedding

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth may not be pleased, but Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon are putting their own spin on the marriage of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. Ferrell and Shannon will cover the London wedding in character as Cord Hosenbeck and Tish Cattigan - broadcasters supposedly famous for reporting on Southern California's annual Rose Parade. In the Funny Or Die special airing on HBO, the pair will join Tim Meadows and other guests to cover the wedding procession and Read more [...]

Kim Kardashian West says Khloe-Tristan situation is a mess

NEW YORK (AP) -- Kim Kardashian West is speaking out publicly about her sister Khloe's relationship with NBA player Tristan Thompson. Khloe gave birth to a baby girl named True earlier this month, days after a video surfaced of Thompson where it appeared he was cheating on her. On Monday's "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Kardashian West said: "I don't even know how to describe it besides it's so (expletive) up." She describes it as a "sad situation." Kardashian West says Khloe's main Read more [...]

Cosby jury: Chief accuser was ‘credible and compelling’

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Speaking out for the first time, the jury that convicted Bill Cosby at his sexual assault retrial said Monday it found the comedian's chief accuser to be "credible and compelling," adding its verdict had nothing to do with the #MeToo movement or any another factor outside the courtroom. The jury wrote in a statement that it had "absolutely no reservations" about convicting Cosby of three counts of aggravated indecent assault. The youngest member of the panel, Read more [...]
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