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Chicago police release 2 men questioned in Smollett case

Feb. 15, 2019 11:12 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police late Friday released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett and said they have new evidence to investigate as a result of questioning them. "The individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been...

The Latest: Chicago police release men held in Smollett case

Feb. 15, 2019 10:29 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Chicago police say they have released two Nigerian brothers who had been arrested earlier in the week on suspicion of assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, saying that detectives have additional...

Regina is already a King, but what about president?

Feb. 15, 2019 12:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — So, Regina King walked into a 99-cent store. And what'd she get? A prophecy on her life. No joke. King was shopping around — "sometimes people will say, 'You at the 99-cent store?' I like a bargain too" — when a woman walked up to her with something of a prediction. "She said,...

The Latest: Show producers: Smollett not being written off

Feb. 14, 2019 8:35 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack on 'Empire' cast member Jussie Smollett (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Producers of the television drama "Empire" are disputing reports that Jussie Smollett's character is being written off the show. Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox Entertainment released a...

K-pop and fancy sneakers: Kim Jong Un's cultural revolution

Feb. 13, 2019 7:49 PM EST

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Dancers in hot pants. Factories pumping out Air Jordan lookalikes. TV dramas that are actually fun to watch. North Korean pop culture, long dismissed by critics as a kitschy throwback to the dark days of Stalinism, is getting a major upgrade under leader Kim Jong Un. The...

Smollett says he redacted phone files to protect privacy

Feb. 12, 2019 6:24 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett on Tuesday said he redacted some information from his phone before giving it to Chicago police investigating a reported attack on the "Empire" actor in order to protect the privacy of contacts and people who are not relevant to the attack. Smollett's representatives issued a...

'This Is Us' star Milo Ventimiglia honored at Harvard

Feb. 8, 2019 11:58 PM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — "This Is Us" actor Milo Ventimiglia was honored Friday as Man of the Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Farkas Hall in Cambridge. The Emmy-nominated actor received the award after a roast from Elizabeth Mann and Mariana Sanchez Medina of the Hasty Pudding...

Streep joins 'Big Little Lies' after being fan of show

Feb. 8, 2019 9:57 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news Friday from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, where TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. STREEP STEPS IN Meryl Streep's self-professed addiction to "Big Little Lies" had the bonus of turning the...

Eva Longoria works in front, behind camera on 'Grand Hotel'

Feb. 5, 2019 7:30 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Eva Longoria was so busy behind the scenes of the upcoming series "Grand Hotel," it took a bit for the actress to realize there was no part for her. As an executive producer on the ABC drama, Longoria was in position to do something about it. She asked writer Brian Tanen to create...

Nielsen's top programs for Jan. 28-Feb. 3

Feb. 5, 2019 2:31 PM EST

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Jan. 28-Feb. 3. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. Super Bowl: New England vs. L.A. Rams, CBS, 98.19 million. 2. "Post Super Bowl, Part 1" (10:05-10:12 p.m. ET), CBS, 81.96 million. 3. "Post Super Bowl, Part 2" (10:13-10:35 p.m. ET), CBS,...