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Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for 'Jackie Brown,' dies at 78

Oct. 12, 2019 2:39 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Forster, the handsome and omnipresent character actor who got a career resurgence and Oscar nomination for playing bail bondsman Max Cherry in "Jackie Brown," died Friday. He was 78. Publicist Kathie Berlin said Forster died of brain cancer following a brief illness. He was at...

Suspect in rapper Mac Miller's drug death pleads not guilty

Oct. 10, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man charged with selling rapper Mac Miller the drugs that killed him last year pleaded not guilty Thursday in federal court in Los Angeles. Cameron Pettit stood alongside his attorney and spoke only to answer a judge's questions as he entered the plea. Prosecutor allege that Pettit,...

Man charged in Los Angeles with 1985 death of TV director

Oct. 8, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a man in the cold-case killing of a TV director who worked on "The Incredible Hulk," ''The Six Million Dollar Man" and other shows more than three decades ago. The district attorney's office in Los Angeles said Tuesday that 53-year old Edwin Jerry Hiatt is facing...

Correction: Obit-Rip Taylor story

Oct. 7, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Oct. 6 about the death of comedian Rip Taylor, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he was 84. The age came from his publicist, who was relying on incorrect information from the comedian. According to U.S. Census records, Taylor was 88. A corrected version of the...

Comedian Andy Dick pleads not guilty to groping driver

Oct. 4, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian Andy Dick has pleaded not guilty to groping a driver from a ride-hailing service. Dick entered the plea Friday in Los Angeles. to one count of misdemeanor sexual battery. Prosecutors allege he groped a driver 18 months ago in West Hollywood. His representative declined comment....

Police: 'Jersey Shore' star arrested in LA after struggle

Oct. 4, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Jersey Shore" star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro was arrested early Friday on suspicion of kidnapping in Los Angeles and had to be shocked with a stun gun while being taken into custody, police said. Ortiz-Magro was taken into custody after police responded to a report of a physical altercation in...

Tyler Perry believes his studio rivals Hollywood's best

Oct. 1, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Perry remembered shedding tears when he saw an Atlanta highway exit bearing the name of his television and film studio for the first time. The actor-director-writer believes he might have the same emotions during the grand opening of his massive state-of-the-art Tyler Perry Studios...

2 died before political donor's arrest. Some question delay

Sep. 30, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — When a dead man was carried out of Ed Buck's apartment two years ago, members of the gay political club he lavished with thousands of dollars in political donations swiftly ousted him. Buck attempted a comeback in early January, less than six months after prosecutors declined...

Tyler Perry says he can't 'up and leave' filming in Georgia

Sep. 27, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Perry said he cannot "just up and leave" filming in Georgia despite Hollywood's backlash against the state's "heartbeat" abortion law. The actor-director-writer made the remarks to The Associated Press on Friday while discussing the upcoming opening of his massive Atlanta-based...

Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige developing 'Star Wars' film

Sep. 26, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige is teaming up with Lucasfilm to develop a new "Star Wars" film. Walt Disney Studios co-chairman Alan Horn told the entertainment trade The Hollywood Reporter that it made sense for Feige to team up with Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy to help usher...