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'Sesame Street' sues over new Melissa McCarthy puppet movie

May. 25, 2018 11:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The makers of "Sesame Street" are suing the promoter of a new Melissa McCarthy movie, saying it's abusing the famed puppets' sterling reputation to advertise the R-rated film. A judge Friday scheduled a hearing next week to consider a request for immediate relief by Sesame Workshop, which...

The Latest: Weinstein takes books on theater, film to arrest

May. 25, 2018 8:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sexual misconduct probe of film producer Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Harvey Weinstein was in and out of custody so quickly in his rape case, he probably didn't have time to read the books he brought with him. The film mogul carried three books under his...

Afroman to pay $65K in lawsuit filed by woman he punched

May. 25, 2018 8:21 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Musician and rapper Afroman has agreed to pay $65,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman he punched during a 2015 Mississippi performance. The Sun Herald reports a judgment filed Thursday in Harrison County Circuit Court says Afroman must pay Haley Byrd in monthly installments of...

Alicia Silverstone is divorcing husband of nearly 13 years

May. 25, 2018 8:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alicia Silverstone is divorcing her husband of nearly 13 years. The "Clueless" actress filed for divorce from Christopher Jarecki on Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The two have been separated for two years. Divorce documents say the 41-year-old Silverstone and the...

Authorities drop assault charges against Hope Solo

May. 25, 2018 6:45 PM EDT

KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — Prosecutors in Washington state have dropped domestic violence charges against former U.S. national team star goalkeeper Hope Solo. Solo was charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault in 2014 after police said she assaulted two family members at a home in Kirkland, east of...

Veteran publicist to the stars Paul Bloch dead at age 78

May. 25, 2018 6:04 PM EDT

Paul Bloch, a veteran Hollywood publicist for Rogers & Cowan who counted John Travolta, Eddie Murphy and Tom Cruise among his clients in a career that spanned more than five decades, died Friday after a long illness. He was 78. Bloch died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said longtime friend and...

Tennessee woman convicted of killing grandson's mother

May. 25, 2018 5:38 PM EDT

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman has been convicted of killing her grandson's mother in 2016. The Greeneville Sun reports that a Greene County Criminal Court jury found 52-year-old Vonda Star Smith guilty Friday of one count of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder in the...

Robert Indiana's home, studio to be transformed into museum

May. 25, 2018 4:34 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Reclusive pop artist Robert Indiana didn't open his island home to many strangers. That's going to change with his death. Indiana's will calls for his Main Street home and studio, which he dubbed the "Star of Hope," to be transformed into a museum and for his entire art collection to...

Since Weinstein: The growing list of the accused

May. 25, 2018 4:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The publication of allegations of sexual misconduct against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein sparked a national reckoning. Since October, scores of men in entertainment, politics, media, and beyond have faced allegations ranging from inappropriate behavior to forced sexual misconduct to...

Reaction to criminal charges filed against Harvey Weinstein

May. 25, 2018 3:11 PM EDT

Reaction to rape and other criminal charges filed in New York on Friday against Harvey Weinstein: "I hope this gives hope to victims and survivors everywhere, that we are one step closer to justice. Because one win is a win for all of us." — Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan, to The Associated Press. In a...