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Dr. Phil sues National Enquirer over spousal abuse articles

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - "Dr. Phil" McGraw and The National Enquirer are lining up for a courtroom brawl after the television talk show host and his wife filed a $250 million lawsuit against the supermarket tabloid and its sister publications, charging that they falsely accused him of being an ...

Lawyers may have ‘potentially relevant’ info on Prince heirs

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) - A judge said a Minnesota law firm may have "potentially relevant" information for determining who should inherit Prince's estate.Carver County Judge Kevin Eide gave permission for the Minneapolis law firm Henson & Efron, which formerly represented Prince, to ...

Celebrities back Jennifer Aniston’s tabloid takedown

NEW YORK (AP) - Jennifer Aniston's takedown of tabloid culture is winning support among fellow celebrities but criticism from at least one tabloid journalist."Ghostbusters" star Melissa McCarthy tells Entertainment Tonight that she agrees "one hundred thousand billion percent" with Aniston's ...

Leonardo DiCaprio’s foundation announces $15.6 million in grants

NEW YORK (AP) - Leonardo DiCaprio is upping the ante in his environmental philanthropy: His foundation has announced $15.6 million in grants for conservation efforts.It's the largest series of donations by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. It boasts donations of more than $59 million since it ...

‘Black-ish, other contenders could signal Emmy diversity

LOS ANGELES - It's time for television to celebrate itself, again, with a shower of Emmy Award nominations. And why not?Pop culture's ability to trace the intricacies of our social fabric shouldn't be undervalued, with TV in its various guises - broadcast, cable or streaming - proving more up ...

Cosby switching lawyers in civil cases around country

PHILADELPHIA - Bill Cosby has replaced the law firm overseeing civil litigation around the country linked to accusations he drugged and molested women.Liner LLP, known for its work in entertainment law, is replacing lawyers with the powerhouse litigation firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & ...

NYC firehouse featured in ‘Ghostbusters’ being renovated

NEW YORK (AP) - A landmarked New York City firehouse featured in the 1984 movie "Ghostbusters" and an episode of "Seinfeld" is undergoing a major renovation.The city Department of Design and Construction says the $6 million project at the Fire Station Hook and Ladder Company No. 8 in Manhattan ...

USA drama ‘Shooter’ debut delayed after real-life shootings

NEW YORK (AP) - USA network says recent tragic events in Dallas and elsewhere have prompted it to postpone the premiere of its new series, "Shooter."Originally set to debut next week, "Shooter" will instead begin on July 26, the network said, "out of respect for the victims, their families and ...

Latest police shootings inspire wave of celebrity activism

LOS ANGELES - In the days after the shooting deaths of two black men by police, celebrities are doing more than just expressing frustration. They're demanding action, and in some cases, leading it.Beyonce called on her fans to contact their congressional representatives; T.I. marched with ...

Taylor Swift tops Forbes’ list of highest-paid celebs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - There's no "Blank Space" in Taylor Swift's bank account.The singer-songwriter tops Forbes' annual list of the 100 highest-paid celebrities with $170 million.Swift is ahead of fellow chart-topping pop stars Adele at No. 9 with $80.5 million, Madonna at No. 12 with $76.5 ...

Liv Tyler gives birth to her 3rd child, daughter Lula Rose

Liv Tyler has welcomed her first daughter, Lula Rose Gardner.The 39-year-old actress posted the news on Instagram on Sunday alongside a picture of the newborn. She writes, "We are sooooo happy," adding, "heart exploding with love."It's the third child for Tyler and her second with partner David ...

Red Hot Chili Peppers autograph Metallica items after mix-up

Red Hot Chili Peppers bass player Flea says he ended up autographing some Metallica items following a mix-up at an airport in Belarus.Flea has posted a picture on his Instagram account of him signing his name to a Metallica album, a DVD and pictures of the band.He writes that the Chili Peppers ...

Chewbacca Mom responds to recent violence with Michael Jackson song

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) - "Chewbacca Mom" Candace Payne has channeled Michael Jackson in response to last week's fatal shootings of police officers in Dallas.Payne posted a video on Facebook during the weekend of her cover of Michael Jackson's "Heal the World." She lives about a half-hour ...

Will ‘Hamilton’ suffer after the loss of key principals?

NEW YORK - She was spending a sweltering afternoon on the streets of New York but Caitlin Goddard was nearing her prize, inch by inch.She'd been in line for three nights and two days and the end was in sight: a chance to see "Hamilton" on Broadway. She and a buddy had changed their flights ...

Missy Elliott: People don’t know all the songs I’ve produced

NEW YORK - Missy Elliott is known for her oddball, trippy videos and colorful rhymes, but says if she were a man, more people would know about the songs she's written or produced for other acts, including Whitney Houston, Beyonce and Aaliyah."A lot of people don't know a lot of records that ...

Another FBI-themed TV series will film in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh will soon be crawling with more fake FBI agents: In addition to Netflix's currently-filming FBI profiler drama "Mindhunter," soon Discovery Channel's scripted, eight-hour limited drama series "Manifesto" will begin filming in Western Pennsylvania.A Lionsgate production ...

In ‘Captain Fantastic,’ a Swiss Family Robinson for today

CANNES, France - In "Captain Fantastic," Viggo Mortensen plays one of the all-time great movie dads. Holed away in a remote Pacific Northwest teepee, he's raising six children like a bookish, yoga-practicing Swiss Family Robinson. The children, well-behaved and smart, are equally adept at ...

Fergie hopes to empower with song and Kim K-starring video

NEW YORK (AP) - Fergie says the concept for her latest hit, "M.I.L.F. $," was in the works for three years, and she's hoping to inspire and empower mothers to balance motherhood, career life and "me time."The song and white-hot video co-starring Kim Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen and Ciara debuted ...

PBS says it should have told viewers about firework reruns

NEW YORK - It turns out the bombs bursting in air over Washington for PBS' presentation of "A Capitol Fourth" were, at least in part, reruns.The public broadcasting service said Tuesday that it should have informed viewers that footage from previous years' fireworks displays were used on its ...

‘Hamilton’ names replacements for departing actors

NEW YORK - Tony Award-nominee Brandon Victor Dixon will replace Tony Award-winner Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr on Broadway in the smash hit "Hamilton," and Lexi Lawson will take over from Phillipa Soo as Eliza Schuyler.Dixon was nominated last season for "Shuffle Along" and has also appeared ...