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Judge bars parade of Cosby accusers at sentencing hearing


HARRISBURG, Pa. A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday denied a request by prosecutors to allow additional women who have accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual misconduct to tell their stories at his sentencing hearing on a sexual assault conviction.

Rap mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight pleads to manslaughter days before murder trial

LOS ANGELES Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded no contest in a Los Angeles court on Thursday to a charge of manslaughter for a 2015 hit-and-run killing, accepting a 28-year prison sentence under a deal with prosecutors days before his murder trial was to begin.

Music, U.S. Sep 20 2018

Duchess Meghan joined by her mother for launch of London Grenfell cookbook

LONDON Meghan Markle, Britain's Duchess of Sussex, was joined by her mother and husband Prince Harry on Thursday for the launch of a charity recipe book to help a community cooking project set up in the wake of London's Grenfell Tower fire disaster. | Video

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Judge allows Ashley Judd defamation lawsuit against Weinstein to proceed

LOS ANGELES A lawsuit by actress Ashley Judd in which she accused Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of defaming her in 1998 after she refused what she said were sexual advances from him can proceed in federal court in Los Angeles, a judge ruled on Wednesday.

Sep 19 2018

French court dismisses appeal over topless photos of British Duchess

PARIS A French court on Wednesday threw out an appeal by celebrity magazine Closer against a 2017 ruling that it invaded the privacy of Prince William's wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, when it published topless photos of her in 2012.

World, Sep 19 2018

Lawyer says director Peter Jackson might testify against Weinstein in Judd's lawsuit

LOS ANGELES "The Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson has spoken with actor Ashley Judd's legal team and could furnish "powerful" testimony supporting her defamation and sexual harassment suit against film producer Harvey Weinstein, her attorney said on Tuesday. | Video

Sep 19 2018

TV actor Tom Selleck quits NRA board of directors

Actor Tom Selleck, star of such TV crime dramas as "Magnum, P.I." and "Blue Bloods" and an ardent gun collector, has resigned from the National Rifle Association's board of directors.

Television, Sep 19 2018

U2's Bono and Pope discuss Irish sexual abuse crisis

VATICAN CITY Bono, frontman for Irish rock band U2, met Pope Francis on Wednesday and said afterwards he is an extraordinary man who is sincere in his pain over a sexual abuse crisis in Ireland. | Video

World, Music, Ireland, Pope Sep 20 2018

Hollywood stars Stone, Hill turn to TV in Netflix's 'Maniac'

LONDON Actors Emma Stone and Jonah Hill join the list of Hollywood stars turning to television with Netflix's "Maniac", a dark comedy mini-series looking at human connection. | Video

Television, Sep 13 2018

Robin Williams' Golden Globes, 'Dead Poets' watch up for auction

LOS ANGELES Four Golden Globe awards won by Robin Williams are going up for auction next month, along with the late actor's collection of movie props, watches, toys and art. | Video

Sep 12 2018