Saturday, September 23, 2017

Yoko Ono won’t let it be, forces ‘John Lemon’ drink to re-brand

LONDON (Reuters) - It wasn’t exactly instant karma when Beatle John Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, heard about a Polish beverage company’s new drink called “John Lemon”. She threatened...

Ex-England captain Wayne Rooney pleads guilty to drink-driving

LONDON (Reuters) - Former England soccer captain Wayne Rooney received a two-year driving ban on Monday after pleading guilty in a British court to drink-driving, the Press Association...

Trump’s White House: a gift or a curse for TV comics?

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - If you thought the election of Donald Trump has been a gift for comedians, think again. Just as news media outlets struggle to...

Rosie O’Donnell ‘saddened’ by news of ex-wife’s death

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian and talk show host Rosie O‘Donnell said she was saddened on Friday by the news that her ex-wife had died of an apparent...

Veteran actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91

(Reuters) - Harry Dean Stanton, whose scruffy looks and off-beat demeanor made him a favorite of directors seeking a character actor to add eccentricity or melancholy to the...

Bill Cosby’s retrial for sexual assault set for April

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby’s retrial on sexual assault charges will begin on April 2 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, a judge ruled on Friday. Cosby’s first trial...

Selena Gomez gets kidney transplant to treat lupus

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Selena Gomez said on Thursday that she has had a kidney transplant to treat the lupus that has derailed her life for more than...

Selena Gomez reveals kidney transplant

LONDON (Reuters) - Pop star Selena Gomez has revealed that she underwent a kidney transplant over the summer in a post on her official Instagram account that showed...

FTC demands endorsement info from Instagram ‘influencers’

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. truth-in-advertising enforcers have sent letters to supermodel Naomi Campbell, actresses Lindsay Lohan and Vanessa Hudgens and other celebrities asking whether they have paid...

Australian comedian Rebel Wilson wins record $3.7 million in damages for defamation

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian comedian Rebel Wilson won A$4.6 million ($3.7 million) in damages on Wednesday after a global magazine publisher was found to have defamed her in...

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Cavalli’s Paul Surridge searches for new sensuality in Milan

MILAN (Reuters) - British designer Paul Surridge debuted in Milan with his first collection for Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli, showing tight-fitting designs...

Protests could derail St. Louis’ bid for second Amazon hub: sources

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Protests in St. Louis over the acquittal of a white former policeman who killed a black man could impede...

NFL condemns Trump’s comments on football player protests

(Note: Strong language in paragraphs 2 and 5) By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s call for National Football...