Summer Zervos, who said Donald Trump made unwanted advances including kissing her on the lips, filed a defamation suit against Trump, calling for him to retract his statement saying she lied.  (irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Scoop: ‘Apprentice’ contestant sues Trump for defamation

Donald Trump’s sexual indiscretions are making news again. On Tuesday, former “Apprentice”…

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, center, and David Mandel, to her left, during the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Scoop: ‘People v. O.J’ dominates Emmys with newcomers on the scene

Emmy host Jimmy Kimmel opened Sunday’s awards ceremony by saying, “If your…

Director Jennifer Siebel Newsom works on “The Mask You Live In,” a film encouraging different societal treatment for boys. (Courtesy The Representation Project)

‘Mask You Live In’ addresses damaging definitions of masculinity

Filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom is on a mission to change the way…

World AIDS Day is being observed during “Light in the Grove” at the National AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park.  (Courtesy photo)

Nov. 30-Dec. 1: Light in the Grove, Alternative Cyber Monday, Dave Eggers, Tucker Nichols, Dana Velden

MONDAY, NOV. 30 Light in the Grove 2015: World AIDS Day is…

World AIDS Day is being observed during “Light in the Grove” at the National AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park.  (Courtesy photo)
Macy’s lights up its huge Christmas tree in Union Square at a celebration featuring “American Idol” singer Jordin Sparks. (Courtesy photo)

Nov. 27-28: Macy’s Tree Lighting, Winter Walk, Bay Street Winter Wonderland, Two Gallants

FRIDAY, NOV. 27 Macy’s Tree Lighting: “American Idol” singer Jordin Sparks is…

Macy’s lights up its huge Christmas tree in Union Square at a celebration featuring “American Idol” singer Jordin Sparks. (Courtesy photo)
Giada De Laurentiis is in The City, talking about her new book "Happy Cooking."

Nov. 16-17: Giada De Laurentiis, Nigella Lawson, Theatre Bay Area Awards, Robert Triptow, Alison Bass

MONDAY, NOV. 17 Giada De Laurentiis: The Emmy Award-winning Food Network star…

Giada De Laurentiis is in The City, talking about her new book "Happy Cooking."
Scientist Richard Dawkins is in town to talk about his memoir "Brief Candle in the Dark."  (Courtesy photo)

Oct. 4-5: Richard Dawkins, S.F. Dance Film Festival, Truck Stop, John Lahr

MONDAY, OCT. 4 Richard Dawkins: The author of “The Selfish Gene,” whose…

Scientist Richard Dawkins is in town to talk about his memoir "Brief Candle in the Dark."  (Courtesy photo)
Mavis Staples, pictured,  and Joan Osborne co-headline a classy double bill at the Fillmore. (Courtesy Chris Strong/Anti Records)

Sept. 25-26: Mavis Staples, Joan Osborne, Oktoberfest by the Bay, Chuchito Valdes

FRIDAY, SEPT. 25 Solid Soul Tour: Iconic gospel-R&B singer Mavis Staples and…

Mavis Staples, pictured,  and Joan Osborne co-headline a classy double bill at the Fillmore. (Courtesy Chris Strong/Anti Records)
Brian Wilson brings his tour to Davies Symphony Hall on Friday. (Courtesy photo)

Sept. 10-11: Jonathan Franzen, comedy at Kepler’s, Carey Perloff

THURSDAY, SEPT. 10 Great eBay deals: The online marketplace observes its 20th…

Brian Wilson brings his tour to Davies Symphony Hall on Friday. (Courtesy photo)
In this June 21, 1995, file photo, O.J. Simpson holds up his hands before the jury after putting on a new pair of gloves similar to the infamous bloody gloves during his double-murder trial in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Vince Bucci, Pool)

New TV movies mark O.J. Simpson trial anniversary

Lifetime Movie Network and A&E are heartily observing the 20th anniversary of…

In this June 21, 1995, file photo, O.J. Simpson holds up his hands before the jury after putting on a new pair of gloves similar to the infamous bloody gloves during his double-murder trial in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Vince Bucci, Pool)
Busy freeways could become increasingly dangerous now that vehicles are capable of being hi-jacked from a remote location. (Nick Ut/AP)

Dolan: Vehicle hacking is a serious, imminent threat

This week’s question comes from Terry C. from San Francisco, who asks:…

Busy freeways could become increasingly dangerous now that vehicles are capable of being hi-jacked from a remote location. (Nick Ut/AP)
Kesha is the subject of a Billboard magazine survey that music executives are finding distasteful. (Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

Music execs reel from tacky Billboard survey

Billboard, what were you thinking? Music executives, including big-time manager Irving Azoff,…

Kesha is the subject of a Billboard magazine survey that music executives are finding distasteful. (Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
American Idol Live at the Warfield features the TV show’s 14th season winners in an up-close-and-personal show with a live band. (Courtesy Lee Cherry)

Aug. 23-24: American Idol Live, novelist Steph Cha, Bachelor Chris Soules

SUNDAY, AUG. 23 American Idol Live!: The top five singers from Season…

American Idol Live at the Warfield features the TV show’s 14th season winners in an up-close-and-personal show with a live band. (Courtesy Lee Cherry)
Don't let the speed and thrill of paddling distract you from going at a safe speed.

Don’t paddle faster than you can daydream

It used to be “pedal.” I would pedal my bike at a…

Don't let the speed and thrill of paddling distract you from going at a safe speed.
A Labor Commission's ruling on a case where an Uber driver was named an "employee" doesn't apply to all drivers. (Courtesy Dolan Law Firm)

Dolan: Labor ruling has little impact on Uber drivers

This week’s question comes from Alicia M. in Berkeley, who asks: Q:…

A Labor Commission's ruling on a case where an Uber driver was named an "employee" doesn't apply to all drivers. (Courtesy Dolan Law Firm)
Emile Hirsch, pictured in court in June, was sentenced to jail in Utah after pleading guilty to assault. (Rick Bowmer/AP)

Scoop: Emile Hirsch pleads guilty to assault on studio exec

Emile Hirsch began serving 15 days in a Utah jail Monday after…

Emile Hirsch, pictured in court in June, was sentenced to jail in Utah after pleading guilty to assault. (Rick Bowmer/AP)
If you have to travel a lot for work, be sure to tell your secretary to book you a hotel with a gym and book a trainer for a one-hour meeting.

Travel fitness for the busy executive

It is hard to stay fit when traveling each week. Between airline…

If you have to travel a lot for work, be sure to tell your secretary to book you a hotel with a gym and book a trainer for a one-hour meeting.
New research shows that hackers up to 10 miles away are capable of overtaking a vehicle’s control systems and other automated features. (Courtesy Photo)

Dolan: Vehicles vulnerable to remote manipulation

This week’s question comes from John J. in the Mission, who asks:…

New research shows that hackers up to 10 miles away are capable of overtaking a vehicle’s control systems and other automated features. (Courtesy Photo)
David Chodousky, of Crested Butte, Colo. knocks down a gate on his way to winning the men's slalom ski race at the U.S. Alpine Championships, Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Sugarloaf Mountain Resort in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. (Robert F. Bukaty/AP)

Putting in 80 percent effort is plenty

‘Go full out. Give 110 percent. Push harder than ever, all the…

David Chodousky, of Crested Butte, Colo. knocks down a gate on his way to winning the men's slalom ski race at the U.S. Alpine Championships, Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Sugarloaf Mountain Resort in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. (Robert F. Bukaty/AP)
In this Feb. 12, 2011, photo, singer Whitney Houston, left, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive at an event in Beverly Hills. Brown died on Sunday. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)

Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, has died

ATLANTA — The brief, chaotic life of Bobbi Kristina Brown was never…

In this Feb. 12, 2011, photo, singer Whitney Houston, left, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive at an event in Beverly Hills. Brown died on Sunday. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)