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Evan Rachel Wood at the HBO’s “Westworld” Los Angeles Premiere on September 28, 2016. (Sthanlee B. Mirador/Sipa USA/TNS)

Evan Rachel Wood testifies before Congress to advocate for sex abuse survivors

Actress Evan Rachel Wood, of HBO’s “Westworld” fame, has long been an…

Evan Rachel Wood at the HBO’s “Westworld” Los Angeles Premiere on September 28, 2016. (Sthanlee B. Mirador/Sipa USA/TNS)
Billy Graham and President John F. Kennedy in October 1966. (Handout/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

Billy Graham, minister to presidents and millions worldwide, dies at 99

When a young religious crusader named Billy Graham began preaching to the…

Billy Graham and President John F. Kennedy in October 1966. (Handout/Charlotte Observer/TNS)
R. Kelly performs at the Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Illinois, Nov. 17, 2009. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

R. Kelly evicted from Georgia homes, owes $31K in rent

R. Kelly has been forced out of two Atlanta-area homes after failing…

R. Kelly performs at the Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Illinois, Nov. 17, 2009. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

‘Thirteen Reasons Why’ author ousted from writing org over sexual harassment allegations

The author of the popular novel-turned-Netflix series “Thirteen Reasons Why” was expelled…

Shane Smith, seen on the right in 2015, co-founded Vice Media in 1994. He currently serves as chief executive of the company.  (Courtesy photo)

Vice Media sued for pay discrimination against women

A woman who formerly worked for Vice Media has alleged in a…

Shane Smith, seen on the right in 2015, co-founded Vice Media in 1994. He currently serves as chief executive of the company.  (Courtesy photo)
Uma Thurman, left, called the cover-up of her car accident on the set of “Kill Bill” unforgivable and expressed pride in director Quentin Tarantino, right, for sharing it with her. (Courtesy Photo)

Uma Thurman shares footage of ‘Kill Bill’ car crash, calls Weinstein cover-up ‘unforgivable’

Uma Thurman shared footage of the “Kill Bill” crash that nearly cost…

Uma Thurman, left, called the cover-up of her car accident on the set of “Kill Bill” unforgivable and expressed pride in director Quentin Tarantino, right, for sharing it with her. (Courtesy Photo)
John Dickerson joins Norah O’Donnell, center,  and Gayle King on ‘CBS This Morning." (Courtesy CBS)

Hard news’ John Dickerson joins ‘CBS This Morning’

Looks like “CBS This Morning” is staying on the newsy side. John…

John Dickerson joins Norah O’Donnell, center,  and Gayle King on ‘CBS This Morning." (Courtesy CBS)
Oprah Winfrey's speech at the 75th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills on Jan. 7, 2018 started chatter about a presidential run. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Oprah for president: Will she or won’t she?

Tongues are wagging about the possibility of Oprah Winfrey as president. A…

Oprah Winfrey's speech at the 75th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills on Jan. 7, 2018 started chatter about a presidential run. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Pianist Vijay Iyer’s album “Far From Over” is among the year’s most notable jazz recordings.

A recap of the best jazz albums of 2017

In a year when disaster seemed only a tweet away, music seemed…

Pianist Vijay Iyer’s album “Far From Over” is among the year’s most notable jazz recordings.
Time honored those who have come forward with stories of surviving sexual harassment and assault as its 2017 Person of the Year. (Courtesy photo)

As #Me Too pioneers are honored, Weinstein faces racketeering suit

Ashley Judd and Taylor Swift are the most famous of the catalysts…

Time honored those who have come forward with stories of surviving sexual harassment and assault as its 2017 Person of the Year. (Courtesy photo)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement on Monday. (Eddie Mulholland/Daily Telegraph/PA Wire/Abaca Press/TNS)

Prince Harry to marry US actress Meghan Markle

The royal family is expanding. Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince…

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement on Monday. (Eddie Mulholland/Daily Telegraph/PA Wire/Abaca Press/TNS)
The Bay Area’s own W. Kamau Bell won an Emmy earlier this year for his show “United Shades of America.” (Courtesy Matthias Clamer)

Bay Area’s W. Kamau Bell combines comedy, activism

W. Kamau Bell wants you to feel uncomfortable — and laugh while…

The Bay Area’s own W. Kamau Bell won an Emmy earlier this year for his show “United Shades of America.” (Courtesy Matthias Clamer)

A powerful story of order and disorder pulls you directly into the heart of ‘Baltimore Rising’ on HBO

Actress Sonja Sohn, who played Det. Kima Greggs on “The Wire,” has…

PBS has suspended the distribution of Charlie Rose's show following accusations of sexual assault by eight women.  (Erik Pendzich/Rex Shutterstock/Zuma Press/TNS)

Veteran TV host Charlie Rose accused of sexually harassment, suspended

Eight women have come forward with allegations that longtime television host Charlie…

PBS has suspended the distribution of Charlie Rose's show following accusations of sexual assault by eight women.  (Erik Pendzich/Rex Shutterstock/Zuma Press/TNS)
Charles Manson, the convicted mass murderer, died Sunday evening. (Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Charles Manson dies at 83

Mass murder Charles Manson died Sunday evening, according to reports from TMZ.…

Charles Manson, the convicted mass murderer, died Sunday evening. (Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Liz Smith, photographed in 2000 at age 77. (Damon Winter/Dallas Morning News/TNS)

Gossip queen Liz Smith dies at 94

Liz Smith, the legendary New York gossip writer, died Sunday at age…

Liz Smith, photographed in 2000 at age 77. (Damon Winter/Dallas Morning News/TNS)
Kevin Spacey is alleged to have made an unwanted sexual advance toward actor Anthony Rapp in 1986. Rapp was a minor at the time, and Spacey was 26. (Courtesy Photo)

Sexual assault allegations continue to plague Hollywood

It  seems that every day  new allegations of sexual assault, harassment or…

Kevin Spacey is alleged to have made an unwanted sexual advance toward actor Anthony Rapp in 1986. Rapp was a minor at the time, and Spacey was 26. (Courtesy Photo)
Thirty-eight women have accused James Toback of sexual harassment. (Dave Bedrosian/Future-Image/Zuma Press/TNS)

Writer-director James Toback accused of sexual harassment

Harvey Weinstein is no anomaly. Over the weekend, a report published in…

Thirty-eight women have accused James Toback of sexual harassment. (Dave Bedrosian/Future-Image/Zuma Press/TNS)
Harvey Weinstein. (David Edwards/

British police probing Weinstein sex allegations

British police are investigating three new allegations of sexual assault against film…

Harvey Weinstein. (David Edwards/
One of Tom Petty’s last appearances was at the Hollywood Bowl on Sept. 21, 2017. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Rock giant Tom Petty dies at 66

Everyone is thinking fondly of rock great Tom Petty, who died Monday…

One of Tom Petty’s last appearances was at the Hollywood Bowl on Sept. 21, 2017. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times/TNS)