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Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino, one of the former stars of the "Jersey Shore" reality TV show, is swarmed by reporters while leaving the Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Courthouse after a hearing, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Newark, N.J. Sorrentino pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion and admitted concealing his income in 2011 by making cash deposits in amounts that wouldn't trigger federal reporting requirements. He and his brother, Marc, were charged in 2014 and again last year with multiple counts related to nearly $9 million in income from the show. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
January 19, 2018 - 2:16 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino, one of the stars of the "Jersey Shore" reality TV series that depicted 20-somethings partying and brawling by the seaside, pleaded guilty Friday to cheating on his taxes. Sorrentino didn't comment on his way out of the courthouse, but his...
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January 19, 2018 - 1:23 pm
BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Julius Lester, an author, musician, civil rights activist and university professor who made a late-life conversion to Judaism, has died. He was 78. Lester's daughter, Lian Amaris, told The Associated Press on Friday that her father died Thursday. "Julius has passed...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2014 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The Producers Guild of America has ratified guidelines for combating sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, including requesting that every film and TV production have in-person harassment training and offer multiple ways for alleged victims to complain. The guidelines are the product of a task force asked to research and propose solutions to sexual misconduct following a flood of accusations that started with revelations about Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
January 19, 2018 - 1:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Producers Guild of America has ratified guidelines for combating sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, requesting that every film and TV production offer in-person harassment training and provide multiple ways for alleged victims to complain. The guidelines are the...
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In this Jan. 3, 2018 photo, Paula Cole poses for a portrait in New York to promote her album “Ballads,” a collection of 20 jazz covers. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)
January 19, 2018 - 11:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Twenty years ago, Paula Cole heard her name called, went up to the stage and took home the Grammy Award for best new artist. It was an amazing achievement on a night that turned out to be quite complicated. The then-30-year-old met her idol, Aretha Franklin, and sang her hit "Where...
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This Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 arrest photo provided by the Broward County Sheriff's Office, Fla., shows Dieuson Octave, also known as the rapper Kodak Black. Octave has been ordered held without bond on Friday, Jan 19, 20187, facing seven felony charges that include child neglect and drug possession. He is also charged with grand theft of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Broward Judge Joel Lazarus ordered him held in jail because he was already on probation. (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP)
January 19, 2018 - 11:35 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Rapper Kodak Black has been ordered held without bail in Florida on seven felony charges that include child neglect and drug possession. The Broward Sheriff's Office arrested the 20-year-old rapper, whose real name is Dieuson Octave, on Thursday. During a hearing Friday...
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FILE - In this photo combo, author James Patterson poses for a portrait in New York on Aug. 30, 2016 and former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez reacts on April 14, 2017, to his double murder acquittal in Boston. Eight months after Hernandez hanged himself in prison, Patterson's new book is reviving unanswered questions. He talked with The Associated Press ahead of CBS' "48 Hours," airing Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, devoted to what Patterson calls "the most fascinating, complicated and troubling crime story of our times." (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, left, and AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool, File)
January 19, 2018 - 11:34 am
BOSTON (AP) — Eight months after ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in prison, a new book by bestselling author James Patterson is reviving unanswered questions. Patterson spoke with The Associated Press on Friday about what he calls "the most fascinating, complicated and troubling crime...
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This image released by Fox Searchlight shows Frances McDormand , from left, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell in a scene from "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." The film won a Golden Globe for best motion picture drama and is a contender for an Oscar for best picture. (Merrick Morton/Fox Searchlight via AP)
January 19, 2018 - 11:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar nominations balloting might be finished but Hollywood's "Me Too" moment has kept right on going. When Academy Awards nominations are announced Tuesday morning, it might be a brief, celebratory reprieve for an industry enflamed by sexual harassment scandals and gender equality...
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This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Timothée Chalamet in a scene from "Call Me By Your Name." The film was nominated for the top honor for the GLAAD Media Awards. (Sony Pictures Classics via AP)
January 19, 2018 - 10:57 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five feature films including "The Shape of Water" and "Call Me By Your Name" have been nominated for GLAAD Media Awards, one year after it found only two films to honor for gay-inclusive story lines and characters. The other wide-release films nominated Friday are "Battle of the...
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SAG Awards Executive Producer Kathy Connell poses for a portrait at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Ceremony "Cocktails with the SAG Awards" behind the scenes event at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
January 19, 2018 - 10:37 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For Kathy Connell, putting on the Screen Actors Guild Awards is part of a family legacy. The veteran producer behind every SAG Awards ceremony first got involved with the union because of her actor father, and serving on the union board led her to meet her husband, Daryl Anderson...
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Daniel Bruhl, from left, Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans cast members in the TNT series "The Alienist" pose for a portrait during the 2018 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour at the Langham Hotel on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
January 19, 2018 - 9:56 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dakota Fanning was unfazed by being on her own for six months in Budapest or the dark nature of the TV series that brought her there, TNT's adaptation of "The Alienist," Caleb Carr's 1994 novel. The young actress said creating a life in Europe proved an exciting and "...
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