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'Easy Rider' star, 1960s swashbuckler Peter Fonda dies at 79

Aug. 16, 2019 10:23 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic "Easy Rider," died Friday at his home of complications from lung cancer. He was 79. "I am very sad," Jane Fonda said in a statement....

Peter Fonda, 'Easy Rider' star, counter-culture figure and brother of actress Jane Fonda, has died at 79

Aug. 16, 2019 6:42 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peter Fonda, 'Easy Rider' star, counter-culture figure and brother of actress Jane Fonda, has died at 79.

Brian Austin Green would've skipped straight '90210' reboot

Aug. 14, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Austin Green says if Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth and the other creators of "BH90210," had approached him with a standard reboot of the 90s drama, he would've said no. "I played David Silver for 10 years and that was enough for me, and they told me this idea and I liked the fact that I...

Questions swirl around Epstein's monitoring before suicide

Aug. 12, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One of Jeffrey Epstein's two guards the night he hanged himself in his federal jail cell wasn't a regular correctional officer, according to people familiar with the detention center, which is now under scrutiny for what Attorney General William Barr on Monday called "serious...

Epstein death puts renowned pathologist back in spotlight

Aug. 12, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He testified for O.J. Simpson's defense, helped investigate the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., hosted an HBO show and brought his pathology expertise to bear on celebrity deaths and police killings. Now Dr. Michael Baden is enmeshed in another...

French stars honor provocateur director Jean-Pierre Mocky

Aug. 12, 2019 7:46 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Film celebrities, a culture minister and fans have paid homage to Jean-Pierre Mocky, a fiercely independent filmmaker who directed some of France's most famed actors over a six-decade career. Actor Gerard Depardieu encouraged fans to come and join Monday's funeral ceremony at the Saint-Sulpice...

Who was Jeffrey Epstein, and what's the impact of his death?

Aug. 11, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide on Saturday angered some of his accusers, cutting short a criminal prosecution that could have pulled back the curtain on the inner workings of the high-flying financier with connections to celebrities and presidents. His death sparked questions about...

Defense: Kutcher testimony supports doubt in murder trial

Aug. 7, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney for a man charged with killing two women and attempting to kill a third in Southern California told jurors in closing arguments Wednesday that actor Ashton Kutcher's testimony helps point to a different suspect. Attorney Daniel Nardoni tried to convince a jury that two other...

Barack Obama, Beyonce, others react to Toni Morrison's death

Aug. 6, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, who transformed modern literature, has died. Highlights of reaction to her death: ___ "Toni Morrison was a national treasure. Her writing was not just beautiful but meaningful — a challenge to our conscience and a call to greater empathy. She was as good...

Oscar-winning documentary maker D.A. Pennebaker dies at 94

Aug. 3, 2019 10:30 PM EDT

SAG HARBOR, N.Y. (AP) — D.A. Pennebaker, the Oscar-winning documentary maker whose historic contributions to American culture and politics included immortalizing a young Bob Dylan in "Don't Look Back" and capturing the spin behind Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign in "The War Room," has died. He...