Mario Batali Acquittal Underscores Perils of #MeToo Cases | New York News

By PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Bill Cosby was released from prison when his conviction that he drugged and assaulted a woman was overturned. Quarterback Deshaun Watson landed a record-setting $230 million contract, despite an investigation into claims he assaulted 22 women. Celebrity chef Mario Batali was acquitted this week on just the … Read more

Joshua Cohen, the Late Winfred Rembert Win Arts Pulitzers | Pennsylvania News

By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Joshua Cohen’s “The arbitrators,” a comic and rigorous campus novel based on the true story of the father of the former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin seeks a job in academia, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Benzion Netanyahu, who died in 2012, was a … Read more

‘Jeopardy’ Savors Run of Super Champions After Host Stumbles | Entertainment News

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — As Mattea Roach, Amy Schneider and Matt Amodio can attest, it’s cool to be smart again. “Jeopardy!” is on an unusual run of super champs. In the past seven months, each of those contestants has landed in the television game show’s historical list of top … Read more

Jury Begins Deliberating in Blac Chyna V. Kardashians Trial | Entertainment News

By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jurors began deliberations Thursday in a trial over former reality television star Blac Chyna’s lawsuit against Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Khloé Kardashian and Kylie Jenner, whom she alleges spread false stories of abuse to her television career. In her closing argument, Chyna’s attorney Lynne Ciani … Read more

Meet the Wolf Pack’s new acting AD, Bill Johnson

The first time Bill Johnson stepped foot in the city of Reno, he was impressed. It actually marked the first time Johnson was ever on television. That appearance came in March 1997. At the time, Johnson was a 20-something assistant basketball coach at Nebraska, which visited Nevada for a second-round NIT matchup. The Cornhuskers’ head … Read more

Bob Dylan Museum Opening In Tulsa This Weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — Elvis Costello, Patti Smith and Mavis Staples will be among the dignitaries expected in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this weekend for the opening of the Bob Dylan Center, the museum and archive celebrating the Nobel laureate’s work. Dylan himself won’t be among them, unless he surprises everyone. The center’s subject and namesake has … Read more

Alleged Dave Chappelle attacker charged with 4 misdemeanors

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The man accused of attacking comedian Dave Chappelle on stage at the Hollywood Bowl while carrying a replica gun that contained a switchblade was charged Thursday with four misdemeanor counts — after Los Angeles County prosecutors declined to pursue any felony charges. What You Need To Know Isaiah Lee, 23, was … Read more

Heard: Depp Team of Enablers Shielded His Drug, Alcohol Use | Virginia News

By MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Johnny Depp surrounded himself with an entourage of enablers to shield him from the consequences of his drug and alcohol use, his ex-wife Amber Heard testedified Thursday. Heard was back on the witness stand to defend herself against her ex-husband’s libel claims. Depp is suing … Read more

Amber Heard Testifies She Was Assaulted by Johnny Depp | Virginia News

By MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Amber Heard said she knew she should leave Johnny Depp the first time he hit her, but she couldn’t bring herself to do it. “I knew I couldn’t just forgive him, right, because that means it will happen again. Like, I’ve seen the health class videos,” … Read more

Dave Chappelle Tackled During Comedy Show, Police Arrest Man | Entertainment News

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian Dave Chappelle was tackled during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl Tuesday night and a man was later arrested. Security guards chased and overpowered the attacker, and Chappelle was able to continue his performance while the man was taken away in an ambulance. The assailant was carrying a replica handgun … Read more