Model who criticized Myanmar’s military fears repatriation

BANGKOK — A model from Myanmar who denounced her country’s military rulers last year from the stage of a beauty pageant in Thailand said Friday she fears she may be forced back home. Thaw Nandar Aung, also known as Han Lay, told The Associated Press by phone that she was stuck at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport … Read more

Tiffany Haddish says she lost all her gigs after abuse claim

CNN — Following a notice of dismissal filed by the plaintiffs for a lawsuit involving allegations of molestation against comedians Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears, Haddish says the suit has cost her work. The “Girls Trip” star talked to TMZ about the aftermath of her and Spears being accused of having “groomed and molested” two … Read more

Shakira Opens Up About Tax Fraud Trial: ‘I’ve Paid Everything They Claimed I Owed’

World-famous for songs like “Hips Don’t Lie” and “Whenever, Wherever,” Shakira won three Grammys and performed at the Super Bowl in 2020. For nearly four years, however, she’s faced multimillion-dollar tax evasion charges in Spain — which she rejects as utterly baseless. The Colombian pop star told Elle on Wednesday that prosecutors were wrong to … Read more

More Needed in Marilyn Manson Sex Assault Probe

By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detectives have handed the results of their 19-month investigation into sexual assault allegations against Marilyn Manson to prosecutors, who said Tuesday they need more evidence gathered before they can consider criminal charges. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that on Monday … Read more

Marilyn Manson sex assault investigation goes to prosecutors

LOS ANGELES — Detectives have handed the results of their 19-month investigation into sexual assault claims against Marilyn Manson to prosecutors, who will consider whether to file criminal charges, authorities said Tuesday. Investigators from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department gave the case of the 53-year-old rocker, whose legal name is Brian Hugh Warner, to … Read more

‘Serial’ host: Evidence that freed Syed was long available

BALTIMORE — The creator of a true-crime podcast that helped free a Maryland man imprisoned for two decades in a murder case said that she feels a mix of over how long it took authorities to act on evidence that’s long been available. In a new episode of the “Serial” podcast released Tuesday, a day … Read more

Adnan Syed Released, Conviction Tossed

By BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore judge on Monday ordered the release of Adnan Syed after overturning Syed’s conviction for the 1999 murder of high school student Hae Min Lee — a case that was chronicled in the hit podcast “Serial,” a true-crime series that transfixed listeners and revolutionized the genre. … Read more

‘Serial’ case: Adnan Syed released, conviction tossed

BALTIMORE — A Baltimore judge on Monday ordered the release of Adnan Syed after overturning Syed’s conviction for the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee — a case that was chronicled in the hit podcast “Serial,” a true-crime series that transfixed listeners and revolutionized the genre. At the behest of prosecutors who had uncovered new … Read more

Rapper Mystikal Pleads Not Guilty to Rape, Drug Charges

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Grammy-nominated rapper Mystikal pleaded not guilty on Monday to accusing him of raping and choking a woman at his home in Louisiana and of possessing several drugs. The 51-year-old performer whose given name is Michael Tyler is innocent of all charges, attorney Joel Pearce said … Read more

Man Arrested After ‘Disturbance’ as Line to See Queen Swells

By JILL LAWLESS, DANICA KIRKA and MIKE CORDER, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Thousands of people spent London’s coldest night in months huddled in line to view the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, and authorities issued Saturday that arriving mourners face a 24-hour wait. Police arrested a man after what the force described as a … Read more