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

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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.

Justin Timberlake to headline Super Bowl halftime show

Grammy Award-winning pop singer Justin Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl halftime show in February, 14 years after a "wardrobe malfunction" overshadowed his last gig at the championship game, the NFL said on Sunday.

U.S., Sports, Music, Super Bowl Oct 22 2017

Fox signed O'Reilly again knowing of new harassment settlement: report

NEW YORK Bill O'Reilly, the Fox News commentator forced to resign in April, agreed to a $32 million sexual harassment settlement in January, and the network's parent knew about the deal when it gave him a new contract the next month, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

U.S., Television, Oct 21 2017

NBA: Singer takes knee during performance of national anthem at Nets game

Singer Justine Skye dropped to a knee toward the end of her rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner prior to the Brooklyn Nets home opener against the Orlando Magic on Friday.

Sports, Music Oct 20 2017

Researchers raise doubts over cause of Chilean poet Neruda's death

SANTIAGO International researchers investigating the death of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda raised doubts on Friday as to whether he died of cancer 44 years ago as previously presumed, and did not rule out foul play.

World, Oct 20 2017

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, Oct 19 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, 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, 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.

Oct 19 2017

Ed Sheeran 'bruised and broken' after accident, tour uncertain

LONDON Singer Ed Sheeran said he was "a bit bruised and broken" on Wednesday as he recovered from a bicycle accident that left him with a broken wrist, elbow and rib and led to the cancellation of shows on the Asia leg of his tour. | Video

Music, Oct 18 2017