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Michael Jackson estate slams ABC TV special on his last days

May. 23, 2018 3:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Michael Jackson estate is objecting to an ABC TV special airing Thursday on the end of the life of the late King of Pop, calling it a crass attempt to exploit Jackson without respect for his legacy or children. The estate said in a statement to The Associated Press on Wednesday that...

In taking on 'Solo,' Ehrenreich faced an unenviable task

May. 23, 2018 3:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thandie Newton jokes that there might be something off about Alden Ehrenreich — because how else could he take on the pressure-filled role of Han Solo with so much ease? "Every week, I was expecting a call that Alden had had a nervous breakdown and wouldn't be coming to work on...

Comedian Josh Denny not sorry about N-word tweets

May. 23, 2018 5:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian and Food Network host Josh Denny has called his tweets using the N-word and comparing use of "straight white male" to the racial slur as "very incendiary," but he said he's not sorry. The host of "Ginormous Food" appeared on Van Lathan's podcast "The Red Pill" on Tuesday. He said...

Lawyer: Harvey Weinstein targeted by federal prosecutors

May. 23, 2018 6:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyer said in a court filing that federal prosecutors in New York have launched a criminal investigation into the film producer, in addition to a previously disclosed probe by the Manhattan District Attorney. Attorney Benjamin Brafman said in a declaration filed on May...

Deadliest Catch' star pleads guilty to misdemeanor assault

May. 23, 2018 4:55 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Celebrity crab-boat captain Sig Hansen has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge that he spat on an Uber driver last year in Seattle. The Seattle Times reports (https://bit.ly/2s3scWE) the 52-year-old "Deadliest Catch" star pleaded guilty Wednesday. Under the plea deal, a property...

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The Latest: NY Dems endorse James for state attorney general

May. 23, 2018 6:40 PM EDT

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the New York state Democratic convention (all times local): 6:30 p.m. New York City Public Advocate Letitia James is the Democratic nominee for New York attorney general. Delegates picked James on Wednesday at the party's state convention on Long Island. If elected...

Lawyer: Harvey Weinstein targeted by federal prosecutors

May. 23, 2018 6:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyer said in a court filing that federal prosecutors in New York have launched a criminal investigation into the film producer, in addition to a previously disclosed probe by the Manhattan District Attorney. Attorney Benjamin Brafman said in a declaration filed on May...

The Latest: Vegas police initially feared multiple attackers

May. 23, 2018 6:35 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on documents that Las Vegas police released from the investigation into the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history (all times local): 3:35 p.m. Officers say in newly released documents that they initially thought the Las Vegas Strip was under large-scale attack as...

Lights, cameras, Browns: Team set for "Hard Knocks" series

May. 23, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Mostly unwatchable for several seasons, the Cleveland Browns could become a summer TV sensation. HBO's banking on it. "It's an underdog story," said network executive Peter Nelson. "And people love rooting for underdogs." Despite the Browns' 0-16 record last season and dismal decades of...

Lenny Dykstra accused of putting gun to Uber driver's head

May. 23, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

LINDEN, N.J. (AP) — Former baseball star Lenny Dykstra put a gun to the head of an Uber driver when the driver declined to change the trip's destination, police said the driver told them Wednesday. Dykstra was arrested early Wednesday outside Linden police headquarters after the driver stopped and ran out...

Minnesota police shoot troublesome Turkey

May. 23, 2018 5:57 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — A wild turkey that gained a sense of celebrity in a southern Minnesota city has been shot and killed by police after attacking a child on a bicycle. Police in Rochester, Minnesota tells the Post Bulletin that they fatally shot the bird after attempts to capture it were unsuccessful...

Acclaimed Nigerian author speaks at Harvard Class Day

May. 23, 2018 5:53 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Acclaimed Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has addressed Harvard University's graduates at the school's annual pre-commencement Class Day festivities. She was selected by the university's graduating class to speak on Wednesday. Ngozi Adichie talked about leadership and told...

Massachusetts high school freshman youngest 'Voice' winner

May. 23, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The youngest finalist and winner of NBC's "The Voice" is a Massachusetts high school freshman. The Boston Globe reports 15-year-old Brynn Cartelli of Longmeadow was crowned winner of the singing competition's 14th season Tuesday night. Coached by singer Kelly Clarkson, Cartelli threw her...

Comedian Josh Denny not sorry about N-word tweets

May. 23, 2018 5:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian and Food Network host Josh Denny has called his tweets using the N-word and comparing use of "straight white male" to the racial slur as "very incendiary," but he said he's not sorry. The host of "Ginormous Food" appeared on Van Lathan's podcast "The Red Pill" on Tuesday. He said...

Football is easier for Norman after 'Dancing With the Stars'

May. 23, 2018 4:55 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Josh Norman thought football was difficult. Then he appeared on "Dancing With the Stars." The Washington Redskins cornerback had some impressive performances with dance partner Sharna Burgess on the show in Los Angeles and each week took a red-eye back to the East Coast for the team's...