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David Letterman, celebrated late-night TV host, receives U.S. humor prize

WASHINGTON David Letterman, a pioneering entertainer who was the longest-running host of late-night TV in U.S. history, was honored on Sunday for his contributions to American culture. | Video

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Shia LaBeouf pleads guilty to obstruction charge in July arrest

LOS ANGELES Actor Shia LaBeouf pleaded guilty in a Georgia court on Thursday to one count of obstruction and was sentenced to community service and a year of probation following his July arrest on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct. | Video

Film, People Oct 19 2017

France gets serious over sexual harassment after Weinstein scandal: minister

PARIS The Harvey Weinstein scandal is forcing a rethink of attitudes toward sexual harassment in France, a country that cherishes its self-image as the land of seduction and romance, said the minister tasked with cracking down on violence against women.

France, World Oct 20 2017

Los Angeles police investigating Harvey Weinstein in 2013 sexual assault allegation

LOS ANGELES Los Angeles Police Department said on Thursday that it is investigating a 2013 sexual assault allegation against movie producer Harvey Weinstein.

Film, People Oct 19 2017

U.S. appeals court rejects Cosby accuser's bid to revive defamation suit

BOSTON A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected a bid to revive a defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby by an actress who said the entertainer raped her in 1974 and then called her a liar after she made her accusations public in a newspaper interview.

People Oct 19 2017

Founder of Canadian 'Just for Laughs' comedy festival quits amid abuse allegations

MONTREAL The founder of Canada's comedy festival 'Just for Laughs', which draws celebrities including Trevor Noah, Sarah Silverman and Jerry Seinfeld, has resigned from his own company in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment.

Television, People Oct 19 2017
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British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video