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Mo'Nique, Netflix reportedly settle her suit alleging bias

Jun. 16, 2022 03:13 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mo'Nique and Netflix reportedly have settled her lawsuit that accused the streaming service of racial and sexual discrimination for allegedly making her a lowball offer for a proposed comedy special. The matter has been “amicably resolved,” Michael Parks, an...

Members of Queen, the Police, Rush to honor Taylor Hawkins

Jun. 15, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The twin concerts for Foo Fighters' late drummer Taylor Hawkins will include Miley Cyrus, Liam Gallagher, Joan Jett, Mark Ronson, members of Queen, The Police, Rush, Kiss, The Pretenders, Motley Crue, Queens of the Stone Age, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers,...

Ricky Gervais' Netflix special blasted as 'anti-trans rants'

May. 24, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Following in Dave Chappelle's footsteps, Ricky Gervais ridicules transgender women in his new Netflix comedy special. As with Chappelle, the British stand-up quickly drew backlash for what a LGBTQ advocacy group called “anti-trans rants.” In...

Alleged Chappelle tackler also charged in roommate stabbing

May. 19, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man charged in an on-stage attack of comedian Dave Chappelle has now also been charged with the attempted murder of a roommate months earlier, authorities said Thursday. Isaiah Lee, 23, has pleaded not guilty in the December stabbing that occurred during a...

Jesse Williams addresses leak of Broadway nude scene

May. 16, 2022 00:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jesse Williams vowed not to be discouraged after leaked video and images of his onstage nude scene in the Broadway play “Take Me Out” were posted online. “I’m not down about it. Our job is to go out there every night, no matter what,” Williams told The...

Man charged in Dave Chappelle attack pleads not guilty

May. 06, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man charged in an attack on comedian Dave Chappelle during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl pleaded not guilty Friday to four misdemeanors. Isaiah Lee, 23, entered the not guilty pleas in a Los Angeles courtroom to charges of battery, possessing a deadly...

No felony charge for man who tackled Dave Chappelle on stage

May. 05, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man who tackled comedian Dave Chappelle during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl will not be charged with any felonies, the district attorney's office said Thursday. Isaiah Lee, 23, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, police said, after rushing...

Dave Chappelle tackled during comedy show, police arrest man

May. 04, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian Dave Chappelle was tackled during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl Tuesday night and a man was later arrested. Security guards chased and overpowered the attacker, and Chappelle was able to continue his performance while the man was taken away in an...

Jon Stewart: Authoritarian governments a threat, not comedy

Apr. 25, 2022 01:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jon Stewart, accepting the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, warned Sunday night that speculation about the future of comedy amid increased audience cultural sensitivity was ignoring a true and enduring threat: authoritarian governments around the world. ...

Sacramento shooting is latest struggle for downtown strip

Apr. 12, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The mass shooting that police say was a gun battle between rival gangs that left six dead and 12 wounded earlier this month shook the downtown core of California's capital — and created another challenge for a city trying to redefine itself as a destination for more...