Mario Batali acquittal underscores perils of #MeToo cases

Mario Batali acquittal underscores perils of #MeToo cases

BOSTON — Bill Cosby conviction was released from prison when his 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 second day of his sexual assault … Read more

Film producers defend safety in Alec Baldwin shooting

A film production company is contesting sanctions by New Mexico officials for alleged workplace safety violations on the set of “Rust,” where actor and producer Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer in October By MORGAN LEE Associated Press May 11, 2022, 7:12 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SANTA … Read more

Reports: Hong Kong arrests Roman Catholic cardinal, others | Entertainment News

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities arrested a Roman Catholic cardinal, a singer and at least two others on Wednesday on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces to endanger China’s national security, reports said. Cardinal Joseph Zen, singer-actress Denise Ho, lawyer Margaret Ng and scholar Hui Po-keung were detained by Hong Kong’s National Security … Read more

Review: Acting chemistry boosts (very) dark ‘Count of Three’

There’s dark comedy and then there’s really dark comedy, and “On the Count of Three” is perhaps darker still By JOCELYN NOVECK AP National Writer May 11, 2022, 5:00 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article “On the Count of Three” is marketed as a “darkly comic” movie. Well, there’s … Read more

Japanese writer who documented WWII Tokyo firebombing dies

Katsumoto Saotome, a Japanese writer who gathered the accounts of survivors of the US firebombing of Tokyo in World War II to raise awareness of the massive civilian deaths and the importance of peace, has died By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press May 11, 2022, 3:14 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail … Read more

Musk says he would reverse Twitter’s ban of Donald Trump | Entertainment News

By MATT O’BRIEN, KELVIN CHAN and TOM KRISHER – AP Business Writers LONDON (AP) — Elon Musk said Twitter would reverse its ban of former President Donald Trump if his purchase of the social media company goes through, signaling just how permissive the platform could become toward free speech under his ownership. Speaking virtually at … Read more

Musk says he would reverse Twitter’s ban of Donald Trump | Entertainment

By MATT O’BRIEN, KELVIN CHAN and TOM KRISHER – AP Business Writers LONDON (AP) — Elon Musk said Twitter would reverse its ban of former President Donald Trump if his purchase of the social media company goes through, signaling just how permissive the platform could become toward free speech under his ownership. Speaking virtually at … Read more

Midge Decter, leading neo-conservative, dead at .94

NEW YORK — Midge Decter, a leading neoconservative writer and commentator who in blunt and tenacious style helped lead the right’s attack in the culture wars as she opposed the rise of feminism, affirmative action and the gay rights movement, has died at age 94. Decter, the wife of retired Commentary editor and fellow neoconservative … Read more

Packed Tony nominations show return of pre-pandemic Broadway

NEW YORK — After a frantic end to the Broadway season and some nervous moments as shows struggled to reach the eligibility deadline amid fresh COVID-19 outbreaks, nominations for the Tony Awards are finally at hand. Tony Award winner Adrienne Warren and three-time nominee Joshua Henry were scheduled to help reveal the 26-category list Monday … Read more

Chef Mario Batali on trial in Boston sexual misconduct case

Celebrity chef Mario Batali’s pandemic-delayed sexual misconduct trial is opening in Boston By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press May 9, 2022, 5:50 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BOSTON — Celebrity chef Mario Batali’s pandemic-delayed trial on sexual misconduct claims opens Monday in Boston. Batali pleaded not guilty to a … Read more