Actress Annabella Sciorra returns after a lunch break in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in New York.

`Sopranos' actress says Weinstein raped her in the mid-1990s

"Sopranos" actress Annabella Sciorra confronted Harvey Weinstein from the witness stand Thursday, testifying that the former Hollywood studio boss overpowered and raped her and made other crude overtures that included sending her X-rated chocolates and showing up uninvited in his underwear with a bottle of baby oil in one hand and a video in the other.

Lawyers: Kodak Black moved to federal prison in Kentucky

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Kodak Black arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., in 2017.
The mother of rapper Kodak Black and a group of lawyers called a news conference to discuss what they claim is his mistreatment in a federal prison in Miami. But they discovered that just an hour earlier, the rapper had been put on a prison bus to federal facility in Kentucky, a thousand miles away.

Pamela Anderson marries film producer Jon Peters

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Hollywood producer Jon Peters and model-actress Pamela Anderson married in a private ceremony in Malibu on Monday.
Pamela Anderson has married movie producer Jon Peters.
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From left, French President Emmanuel Macron and Britain's Prince Charles attend the World Holocaust Forum at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museum

Leaders vow to learn from Holocaust, offer competing lessons

Speaker by speaker, world leaders on Thursday denounced the rising threat of anti-Semitism and vowed never to forget the lessons of the Holocaust at a solemn ceremony in Jerusalem marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the infamous Auschwitz death camp.
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Deborah Dugan

Ousted Grammy chief suggests awards are tainted

The ousted head of the Grammy Awards says that music's biggest awards are tainted because of conflicts of interest that infect how certain songs and artists are nominated.
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Elton John, Erivo, Menzel, Metz among Oscar performers

The singers from five Oscar-nominated songs will reprise their performances live at next month's Academy Awards.
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R. Kelly girlfriend can return to Kelly home for belongings

A judge on Thursday agreed to allow a girlfriend of R. Kelly retrieve her belongings from the singer's home in Trump Tower in Chicago, where authorities say she assaulted one of Kelly's other girlfriends earlier this month.
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After 40 Years, Grammy show producer bows out his way

With this Sunday's Grammy ceremony to be his last after 40 years of producing it, Ken Ehrlich could be excused for creating a few moments in the show to look back on his own legacy, which includes creating indelible moments that will live in pop consciousness forever: Aretha Franklin singing "Nessun dorma," Beyoncé shaking and shimmying alongside Prince, and Eminem and Elton John performing together.
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George Herbert Walker III, cousin of 2 presidents, dies

George Herbert Walker III, cousin of two presidents, a former U.S. ambassador to Hungary and a prominent St. Louis businessman and philanthropist, has died.
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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 26-Feb. 1

Celebrity birthdays for the week of of Jan. 26-Feb. 1.Jan. 26: Sports announcer-actor Bob Uecker is 85. Actor Scott Glenn is 81. Singer Jean Knight…
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Authors defending college employee fired for Facebook post

Prominent authors, academics and free speech advocates have come to the defense of a Massachusetts college employee who was fired over a satirical Facebook post about Iran bombing the U.S.
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January 23

Jamie Foxx, Jordan Peele among honorees at AAFCA awards

Jamie Foxx has won a plethora of major awards including an Oscar and Grammy. But after the African American Film Critics Association recognized him Wednesday night, the actor-singer called its honor just as special.
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January 22

Aerosmith drummer loses bid to rejoin band for Grammy honors

A judge has told Aerosmith's drummer Joey Kramer to dream on if he hopes to rejoin the band as it's set to perform and be honored at Grammy events this week.
Music
January 22
Neil Portnow

Ex-Grammys CEO says rape allegation 'false and outrageous'

Former Grammys CEO Neil Portnow said Wednesday that a rape allegation against him aired by his successor in a complaint against the Recording Academy is "false and outrageous."
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January 22
Harvey Weinstein, center, accompanied by attorney Arthur Aidala, right, arrives at court for his rape trial, in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (A

Weinstein rape trial opens, marking milestone for #MeToo

Harvey Weinstein went on trial Wednesday in a landmark moment for the # MeToo movement, with prosecutors painting him as a sexual predator who used his Hollywood clout to abuse women for decades, while his lawyers sought to portray his accusers as willing participants.
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January 22
Juice WRLD performed in Philadelphia in May.

Coroner: Juice WRLD died of accidental drug overdose

Rapper Juice WRLD died of an accidental overdose of oxycodone and codeine, the Cook County Medical Examiner's office said Wednesday.
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January 22

Celebrities back California bill to cut single-use plastics

A push to pass first-in-the-nation California proposals to limit single-use plastic containers and other items drew support from actor Jeff Goldblum on Wednesday.
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January 22

From #MeToo to trial: A look at the fall of Harvey Weinstein

As Harvey Weinstein goes through his New York trial on rape and sexual assault charges, here's a look at the movie mogul's past and his multiple legal fights.
Music
January 22
R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to a new indictment before Judge Lawrence Flood at Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago on Thursday, June 6, 2019.

Illinois prosecutors make plan for their 1st R. Kelly trial

Illinois prosecutors said Wednesday that the first of four Chicago sexual abuse cases against R. Kelly that they'll take to trial involves a hairdresser who says the R&B singer forced himself on her during a 2003 appointment.
National
January 22

Will Grammy voters take the 'Old Town Road' on Sunday?

The 2020 Grammy Awards are shaping up to be the night of the new kids, with Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X leading in nominations.
Celebrities
January 22
FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010 file photo, Terry Jones arrives at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Terry Jones, a member of the M

'Naughty boy': Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

Terry Jones, a founding member of the anarchic Monty Python troupe who was hailed by colleagues as "the complete Renaissance comedian" and "a man of endless enthusiasms," has died at age 77 after suffering from dementia.
Celebrities
January 22
Cuba Gooding Jr. leaves criminal court in New York, Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

April trial set for Cuba Gooding Jr. in bar groping case

Two women who have accused Cuba Gooding Jr. of sexual misconduct will be allowed to testify at his trial on charges that he groped three other women at Manhattan bars in 2018 and 2019, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Music
January 22

John Legend on Grammys, new 'dark' single and 'This Is Us'

Some artists record Christmas albums to fulfill a recording contract. But not John Legend. And now he has a Grammy nomination to prove it.

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