Geoffrey Rush says he was 'distraught' over paper's articles
SYDNEY (AP) — Geoffrey Rush told the judge hearing his defamation case on Monday he felt distraught and as though his head was filled with lead on seeing a newspaper's publication of allegations he had behaved inappropriately toward a female co-star.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus gets a top award for comedy
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a 35-year acting career and with two iconic television characters to her name — Elaine Benes of "Seinfeld" and foul-mouthed Vice-President Selina Meyer — Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been honored with the Mark Twain Prize for lifetime achievement in comedy.
AP Exclusive: Stephen Hawking's wheelchair, thesis for sale
LONDON (AP) — Stephen Hawking was a cosmic visionary, a figure of inspiration and a global celebrity. His unique status is reflected in an upcoming auction of some of the late physicist's possessions: It includes complex scientific papers, one of the world's most iconic wheelchairs and a script from "The Simpsons."
The Latest: Louis-Dreyfus references Kavanaugh at award
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Julia Louis-Dreyfus receiving the 21st annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor for an iconic career in comedy (all times local): 11 p.m.
Ricky Skaggs, Dottie West enter Country Music Hall of Fame
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bluegrass and country star Ricky Skaggs, singer Dottie West and fiddler Johnny Gimble are the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Murakami enjoys writing because he doesn't know the ending
TOKYO (AP) — Haruki Murakami says he enjoys writing novels because he doesn't know how they'll end. The Japanese author behind global best-sellers like his latest, "Killing Commendatore" hosted a special radio show on Sunday.
Parson resigning from CBS board for health reasons
CBS Corp. says that Richard Parsons, its interim chairman, has resigned from its board because of illness. The media company named Strauss Zelnick, another media industry leader, as his replacement.
'Halloween' scares up $77.5 million in ticket sales
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forty years after he first appeared in theaters, Michael Myers is still drawing huge audiences for a good scare.
Garth Brooks' concert at Notre Dame success despite weather
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Bad weather tested the devotion of 84,000 fans who went to see Garth Brooks at Notre Dame Stadium over the weekend.
Jennifer Garner plays with Arkansas kids at health center
AUGUSTA, Ark. (AP) — Actress Jennifer Garner has brought a little fun to a northeast Arkansas childcare and family health center.
Family, fans, of Tom Petty gather to name park in his honor
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida park was renamed after iconic rocker Tom Petty, who played at that park as a boy. The Gainesville Sun reports that hundreds of members of the Tom Petty Nation! fan club visited Gainesville on Saturday to celebrate the star's birthday with his music and the dedication of the former Northeast Park as Tom Petty Park.
Meghan's schedule in Australia cut back after hectic start
SYDNEY (AP) — The pregnant Duchess of Sussex has had her schedule cut back during her first royal tour, after a hectic start to her visit to Australia and the South Pacific with husband Prince Harry.
Actress Selma Blair say she has been diagnosed with MS
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Film and TV actress Selma Blair announced she is dealing with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. In a post Saturday on her Instagram account, Blair, 46, says she was diagnosed with the disease of the central nervous system on Aug.
Yara Shahidi urges fight against 'identity blind narrative'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yara Shahidi brought the crowd to its feet at the GLSEN Respect Awards as she warned against an "identity blind narrative" in the struggle for acceptance of all.
Lynn says she's better after illness sent her to hospital
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Loretta Lynn says she is doing better after a brief hospital visit to treat an illness that kept her from attending a CMT tribute to her and other female country artists.
Amy Schumer supports Kaepernick, sits out Super Bowl ads
Don't look for Amy Schumer in any Super Bowl LIII commercials this time around. She's sitting this one out as she stands with Colin Kaepernick and his take-a-knee protest against racism and police brutality.
Marvel universe a slice smaller with Luke Cage cancellation
The Marvel universe just got a slice smaller on Netflix with the cancellation of "Marvel's Luke Cage" after two seasons. The news Friday surprised fans and came soon after Netflix axed another live-action Marvel series, "Iron Fist."
Coming clean: Public embrace for celeb addicts offers hope
NEW YORK (AP) — Beneath sparkling chandeliers hanging in the famed Rainbow Room, as a gala crowd dotted with rock stars sat around white-clothed dinner tables, Ringo Starr stood at a podium and described what it felt like to be 30 years sober.
Bruce Dern released from hospital after fall while jogging
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Bruce Dern has been released from the hospital after a fall during his daily jog in Los Angeles. A representative for the 82-year-old Dern says he was released Friday evening following his fall earlier in the day.
Radio host Delilah shares advice about losing a child
NEW YORK (AP) — One year ago, syndicated radio host Delilah Renee Luke — known professionally as just Delilah — experienced the unimaginable: Her teenage son Zack killed himself at 18.
Prosecutors: Bill Cosby's bid for new trial is 'meritless'
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors in Bill Cosby's sex assault case called his bid for a new trial or sentencing hearing "meritless," and asked the judge to deny him a post-trial hearing.
Philadelphia songwriter wins $44M in suit over Usher song
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia songwriter who claims he was cut out of profits and credit from song that was recorded by R&B star Usher has been awarded more than $44 million in damages in a suit that targeted the track's other co-writers.
Laureates in Spanish awards call for action to "save future"
MADRID (AP) — Voicing wake-up calls for new generations to save cinema, oceans and journalism, film director Martin Scorsese and marine biologist Sylvia Earle on Friday were awarded Spain's prestigious Princess of Asturias prizes along a selected group of scientists, mountaineers and intellectuals.
Lena Dunham shutting down online feminist newsletter
NEW YORK (AP) — Lena Dunham is shutting down her online feminist newsletter. The author and creator of "Girls" announced Friday that the publication she co-founded three years ago, Lenny , had reached its "final chapter."
Got $7.1 M? Neiman Marcus tops 2018 fantasy gifts with yacht
NEW YORK (AP) — Need a $7.1 million yacht? How about jumping out of a plane on a top secret spy mission with a $315,000 price tag? Perhaps a backyard luxury clubhouse sounds better, or a million pieces of candy.

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