• Race, gender, fame all issues as Cosby jury selection starts

    By MARYCLAIRE DALE , Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, May 22, 2017

    PHILADELPHIA — Thirteen years after a Temple University basketball team manager went to famous alumnus Bill Cosby's nearby home for career advice, her complaint that Cosby drugged and molested her that night will soon be a task for a Pennsylvania jury. Lawyers this week hope to find...

  • Chris Cornell's death ruled a suicide; Soundgarden cancels Colorado concert

    News services
    Updated: Fri, May 19, 2017

    Rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, has died, and officials said Thursday that his death is ruled a suicide by hanging. Cornell was on tour with Soundgarden, which was scheduled to play at Denver's Fillmore Auditorium on...

  • Katy Perry announces new album, Denver concert

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, May 15, 2017

    Katy Perry's new album, Witness, will be released June 9, and she'll appear in concert Nov. 26 in Denver's Pepsi Center, the mega pop star annouced Monday. Her concert is part of a North American tour to promote her new album, a sequel to 2013's Prism. Perry's Witness: The Tour...

  • Melissa McCarthy adds spice (and Spicer) as host of 'SNL'

    FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer
    Updated: Mon, May 15, 2017

    NEW YORK — Melissa McCarthy once again brought comic spice plus Spicer to "Saturday Night Live." After a spate of guest appearances mocking White House press secretary Sean Spicer in recent weeks, she was back on Saturday's edition of the NBC satire show to preside as host. One...

  • 'Deadwood' actor Powers Boothe, an Emmy winner, has died

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, May 15, 2017

    LOS ANGELES — Powers Boothe, the character actor known for his villain roles in TV's "Deadwood," and in the movies "Tombstone," ''Sin City" and "The Avengers," has died. He was 68. Boothe's publicist said he died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles on Sunday. Fellow actor...

  • Reports: Ryan Seacrest to become Kelly Ripa’s new co-host on ‘Live’

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, May 1, 2017

    NEW YORK — Kelly Ripa is set to announce a new partner for her daytime chat show, nearly a year after the departure of former co-host Michael Strahan. Ripa posted a video to Twitter on Sunday afternoon in which she took a sip from a "Live with Kelly" mug that also included a question...

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