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Late actor Heston's insult of judge helps upend murder conviction


NEW YORK A decades-old feud between a Philadelphia judge and the late actor Charlton Heston may have helped a Pennsylvania man get his 1998 murder conviction overturned on Tuesday.

Judge lets Cosby have jurors from other Pennsylvania county

NORRISTOWN, Pa. A judge granted a request by Bill Cosby's defense lawyers on Monday to have jurors picked from a different Pennsylvania county in his upcoming sexual assault trial. | Video

U.S., Feb 27 2017

Actor Bill Paxton, known for roles in 'Big Love,' 'Titanic,' dies at 61

American actor Bill Paxton, who rose to stardom in such Hollywood blockbusters as "Titanic" and inspired budding meteorologists as a tornado chaser in "Twister," has died at age 61, his family said on Sunday. | Video

Film, Natural Disasters Feb 26 2017

Meryl Streep accuses Karl Lagerfeld of spoiling her Oscars

LOS ANGELES Meryl Streep on Saturday accused designer Karl Lagerfeld of spoiling her night at the Academy Awards ceremony by falsely accusing her of being paid to wear a gown on the Oscars red carpet.

Feb 27 2017

Emma Thompson won't take part in short 'Love Actually' sequel

LONDON Actress Emma Thompson has said she is not taking part in a short "Love Actually" sequel for Britain's Comic Relief charity appeal because it is "too soon" to reprise her role in the romantic comedy after the death last year of co-star Alan Rickman. | Video

Film, Feb 24 2017

Judge allows a second accuser to testify at Cosby sex assault trial

A judge ruled on Friday that a second woman who said comedian Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her would be allowed to testify at his upcoming trial in Pennsylvania on charges he sexually assaulted a former employee of Temple University. | Video

U.S., Feb 24 2017

Pregnant Beyonce pulls out of Coachella music festival

LOS ANGELES Pregnant singer Beyonce on Thursday pulled out of performing at California's Coachella music festival in April, citing doctor's orders.

Music, Feb 23 2017

Arsenio Hall drops defamation lawsuit against Sinead O'Connor

Comedian Arsenio Hall has dropped a lawsuit against Sinead O'Connor after the Irish singer apologized for claiming he had long provided the late pop star Prince with narcotics, his publicist said on Thursday.

Music, Feb 23 2017

Angelina Jolie says 'we'll always be a family' despite divorce

LOS ANGELES Angelina Jolie said on Tuesday she hoped her family would be stronger after her divorce from Brad Pitt, but that the actress still thinks of him as a wonderful father.

Feb 21 2017

Lincoln, Washington and Roosevelt ranked top three U.S. presidents

Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Franklin D. Roosevelt were ranked as the top three U.S. presidents in history respectively while Barack Obama entered the rankings in the 12th spot, based on a survey of historians released on Friday.

U.S., Feb 18 2017