Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin makes 'Pausa' to channel newly found anxiety

The world paused and for the first time in his life Ricky Martin felt anxiety.

Fox News reporter attacked, chased from demonstration

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Uniformed U.S. Secret Service police detained a protester in Lafayette Park across from the White House as demonstrators protest the death of George F
A Fox News reporter was pummeled and chased by protesters who had gathered outside the White House early Saturday as part of nationwide unrest following the death of George Floyd.

With a gay protagonist, Pixar short 'Out' makes history

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A scene from the animated short film "Out."
In Steven Clay Hunter's 23 years as an animator at Pixar, he has drawn a seven-armed octopus, a Canadian daredevil and a wheezing toy penguin. But there were scenes he never expected to animate until he began working on his short, "Out."
Celebrities
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Minneapolis protest misinformation stokes racial tensions

The false social media posts started just hours after protesters first began chanting and carrying banners around the Minneapolis neighborhood where George Floyd, an African American man, died handcuffed in police custody.
Celebrities
May 29
Kylie Jenner, shown in a May 2019 file photo taken at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit in New York.

Kylie Jenner, Forbes spar over story on billionaire status

Forbes magazine, which once declared Kylie Jenner a billionaire on its cover, says she no longer deserves the title, but Jenner is pushing back.
Celebrities
May 29
Harvey Weinstein arrives at Manhattan Criminal Court with his attorneys on Feb. 24, 2020.

Weinstein raped me in 1994 at age 17, woman says in lawsuit

A woman who says Harvey Weinstein raped her when she was 17 is among four plaintiffs in a new lawsuit against the imprisoned movie mogul, the latest court action accusing him of decades of vile sexual behavior.
Celebrities
May 29
Fox News talk show host Sean Hannity has emerged as a surprise critic of Minneapolis police for their actions in the Memorial Day death of George Floy

Fox's Sean Hannity emerges as critic of Minneapolis police

Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity has emerged as an unexpected critic of the Minneapolis police for their actions in the Memorial Day death of George Floyd.
Celebrities
May 28

4-time DUI offender gets 17-year sentence for deadly crash

A South Carolina man convicted of driving under the influence for a fourth time was sentenced to 17 years in prison in connection with a crash last year that left a 66-year-old man dead.
National
May 28
Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron .

Washington Post editor to Harvard grads: Truth matter of 'life and death'

The Washington Post's top editor told Harvard University graduates Thursday that facts and truth have become "matters of life and death," yet he warned that some leaders continue to "undermine the very idea of objective fact, all in pursuit of political gain."
Celebrities
May 28
Gabrielle Union

NBC, producers: Review backs 'America's Got Talent' in racism claims

An investigation of Gabrielle Union's complaints of racism on the set of "America's Got Talent" concluded that her allegations were unfounded, according to NBC and the show's producers.
Celebrities
May 27

Victim in police encounter had started new life in Minnesota

Before he died after being pinned for minutes beneath a Minneapolis police officer's knee, George Floyd was suffering the same fate as millions of Americans…
Stage & Arts
May 27
Larry Kramer in his apartment in New York on May 13, 2017.

Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84

Larry Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers' consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to militant protests in the early years of the epidemic, has died at 84.
Stage & Arts
May 27
Larry Kramer in his apartment in New York on May 13, 2017.

Larry Kramer used voice, pen to raise consciousness on AIDS

Time never softened the urgency of Larry Kramer's demands.
Celebrities
May 27
Tom Cruise

NASA chief 'all in' for Tom Cruise to film on space station

NASA is rolling out the International Space Station's red carpet for Tom Cruise to make a movie in orbit.
Celebrities
May 27
Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon apologizes for using blackface in 20-year-old 'SNL' skit

NBC "Tonight" show host Jimmy Fallon has apologized for doing an impersonation of fellow comic Chris Rock while in blackface during a 2000 episode of "Saturday Night Live."
Celebrities
May 27
FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2018, file photo, Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami signs his autograph on his novel "Killing Commendatore" during a press conf

Author Murakami DJs 'Stay Home' radio show to lift spirits

Acclaimed Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami, hosting a special radio show from home, painted a brighter side of the world with his favorite music, and said the fight against the coronavirus is a challenge in figuring out ways to help and care for each other.
Celebrities
May 27
Joe Mantegna and Aisha Tyler on "Criminal Minds."

California sues over sex misconduct on 'Criminal Minds' set

The state of California filed a lawsuit Tuesday against CBS, Disney and producers of the long-running series "Criminal Minds," alleging that the show's cinematographer engaged in rampant sexual misconduct against crew members for years.
Stage & Arts
May 26

Stars to come out to support NYC's The Public Theater

Jesse Tyler Ferguson is a star in his own right but even he has had to gulp at the wattage on tap for the upcoming benefit for New York City's fabled Public Theater.
Books
May 26
J.K. Rowling

JK Rowling publishes first chapters of new story online

J.K. Rowling is publishing a new story called "The Ickabog," which will be free to read online to help entertain children and families stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
Celebrities
May 26
Author George R. R. Martin, winner of the award for outstanding drama series for "Game of Thrones," poses in the press room at the 67th Primetime Emmy

'Game of Thrones' author joins group to buy historic railway

George R.R. Martin, the famed author of the "Game of Thrones" fantasy series, has joined a group to buy the historic Santa Fe Southern Railroad.
Music
May 26

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 31-June 6

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 31-June 6:May 31: Actor-director Clint Eastwood is 90. Singer Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary is 82.…
Music
May 26
US drummer Jimmy Cobb performs during the 47th Heineken Jazzaldia, on July 20, 2012, in the northern Spanish city of San Sebastian. Cobb, the last sur

Jimmy Cobb, 'Kind of Blue' drummer for Miles Davis, dies

Jimmy Cobb, a percussionist and the last surviving member of Miles Davis' 1959 "Kind of Blue" groundbreaking jazz album which transformed the genre and sparked…
Celebrities
May 25
Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, shown on March 29, 2017, are co-hosts of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" which is recorded at NBC News studios in Rockefell

Florida family grieves as Trump spreads debunked conspiracy theory to attack MSNBC host

A little after 8 a.m. on July 20, 2001, a couple arriving for an appointment opened an unlocked front door at an office in the…