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Defense lawyer for Harvey Weinstein asks to leave New York case: report

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NEW YORK One of the lawyers representing Harvey Weinstein in his rape trial due to begin in September has asked a judge to let him drop the former movie producer as a client, the New York Post reported, citing a letter from the attorney to the New York court.

Crowds gather in Florence for farewell to Franco Zeffirelli

FLORENCE Hundreds of people gathered in Florence on Tuesday for the funeral of film and opera director Franco Zeffirelli, who died on Saturday at the age of 96. Zeffirelli, a native of Florence, was the last of a generation of Italian film luminaries who came of age after World War Two, including Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti and Vittorio De Sica. Family, friends and politicians, including Culture Minister Alberto Bonisoli, filled the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral. "Florence i

Italy 10:11am EDT

Taylor Swift releases song and petition calling for LGBTQ equality

LOS ANGELES Pop singer and songwriter Taylor Swift on Monday released a star-studded music video that scolded social media trolls and urged fans to sign a petition demanding U.S. legal protections for gays, lesbians and transgender people. | Video

Music, 8:45am EDT

U.S. fashion icon, socialite Gloria Vanderbilt dead at 95

Gloria Vanderbilt, the "poor little rich girl" who lived a life at the highest levels of fashion, society and wealth as an heir to one of the greatest family fortunes in U.S. history, died on Monday at the age of 95, her son, CNN correspondent Anderson Cooper, said. | Video

Jun 17 2019

Bill Cosby's post as 'America's Dad' on Father's Day sparks anger online

Convicted sex offender Bill Cosby's Instagram post identifying himself as "America's Dad" in a Father's Day message touched off online reaction from admiration to outrage.

Jun 17 2019

CNN's Anderson Cooper remembers mom Gloria Vanderbilt as visitor from 'distant star'

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper remembered his mother, designer and society grand dame Gloria Vanderbilt, as a woman who endured a string of heartbreaks but still remained deeply in love with love.

Television, Jun 17 2019

Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96

ROME Franco Zeffirelli, who directed the world's greatest opera singers and brought Shakespeare to the cinema-going masses, has died. He was 96. | Video

Italy Jun 15 2019

Cuba Gooding Jr. charged with groping woman in Manhattan bar

NEW YORK Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. was charged on Thursday with groping a woman at a Manhattan bar last weekend, New York City police said. | Video

Cuba Jun 13 2019

O.J. Simpson says 'Life is fine' 25 years after notorious homicides: AP

Former football star and television personality O.J. Simpson said that he and his family have moved on from the "trial of the century" that saw him cleared of a double murder, but forced to pay millions in a civil suit, according to an Associated Press exclusive.

Singer Steve Lawrence, of 'Steve and Eydie' duo, says he has Alzheimer's

LOS ANGELES Steve Lawrence, the 1960s-era singer and comedian who performed at nightclubs and on television with his wife Eydie Gorme, said on Tuesday he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

Music, Jun 11 2019