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Former L.A. Laker Slava Medvedenko Auctions NBA Title Rings for Ukraine

Former Los Angeles Lakers player Slava Medvedenko is selling his two NBA championship rings to raise money for his native Ukraine. Medvedenko was a power forward on the Lakers’ championship teams in 2001 and ’02, playing alongside Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal. SCP Auctions is donating the entire final sale price of both rings to […]

Kate Moss on Why She Testified in Johnny Depp-Amber Heard Trial: “I Know the Truth”

Kate Moss has opened up about why she chose to testify in ex-boyfriend Johnny Depp’s defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard. Opening up in an interview with BBC radio show Desert Island Discs, Moss was asked about defending both Depp and fashion designer John Galliano, who was found guilty of making racist and antisemitic comments […]

Dave Chappelle, Live Goat Surprise Audience at Kevin Hart-Chris Rock Show in NYC

Dave Chappelle was the unannounced opener for the Chris Rock-Kevin Hart double bill at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night. To Radiohead’s “Karma Police,” and wearing a white Nirvana In Utero shirt, the controversial comic came out smoking a cigarette without any introduction other than his white, green and red letter “C” logo on the […]

Emmy-Winning Writer, Comedian Kevin Rooney, Who Worked With Jay Leno and Dennis Miller, Dies at 71

Emmy-winning writer and comedian Kevin Rooney died on July 9 at home in Los Angeles after a long battle with diabetes and end-stage renal failure, his wife Carole Raphaelle Davis and friend and former assistant Jay Mandyam tell The Hollywood Reporter. Rooney was 71. A stand-up veteran who worked with Jay Leno and mentored Judd […]

Producer Jason Van Eman Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison Over $60M Fraud Scheme

Jason Van Eman, a producer and former actor, has been sentenced to 21 years in prison for defrauding investors out of more than $60 million. A federal judge in Florida delivered the sentence on Thursday after a jury found Van Eman, 44, guilty of wire fraud and money laundering, according to court records. He must […]

Steve Bannon Convicted of Contempt for Defying Jan. 6 Committee Subpoena

Steve Bannon, a longtime ally of former President Donald Trump, was convicted on Friday of contempt charges for defying a congressional subpoena from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Bannon, 68, was convicted after a four-day trial in federal court on two counts: one for refusing to appear for […]

Google Banned in Russian-Occupied East Ukraine

Pro-Russian authorities in the occupied regions of eastern Ukraine have banned Alphabet’s Google search engine, accusing the U.S. tech giant of promoting “terrorism and violence against all Russians.” The move, announced by Denis Pushilin, head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) in east Ukraine, comes just days after Russia slapped Google with a $377 […]

President Biden Tests Positive for COVID-19, Has “Mild Symptoms”

President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday and is experiencing “very mild symptoms,” the White House said, as new variants of the highly contagious virus challenge the nation’s efforts to get back to normal after two and a half years of pandemic disruptions. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Biden has begun […]

Dave Chappelle Comedy Show Dropped by Minneapolis Venue After Criticism

Dave Chappelle’s scheduled appearance Wednesday at Minneapolis venue First Avenue will no longer take place, with the club’s team apologizing after facing backlash for booking the comedian. Hours before the show was set to begin, First Avenue’s Instagram account posted a statement announcing that Chappelle’s performance would now take place at Varsity Theater, also located […]

Ivana Trump Remembered at New York City Funeral

Ivana Trump, the 1980s style icon and businesswoman who helped Donald Trump build the empire that put him on a road toward the White House, lived a “beautiful life,” the former president recalled as loved ones paid final respects to her Wednesday. The ex-president joined all his children, an array of other relatives and friends […]

Timothy Hutton Countersued by ‘Leverage: Redemption’ Producer Over Contract Dispute

A bitter court battle is brewing over Timothy Hutton’s dismissal from the reboot for Leverage after he was accused of raping a teenager in 1983. Responding to a lawsuit filed by the actor claiming his deal was breached, series producer Electric Entertainment alleges Hutton “intentionally withheld and concealed” attempting to pay off the victim in […]

Sesame Workshop Promises Bias Training for Sesame Place Staff After Viral Video Incident

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind Sesame Street, has responded to a viral video that appears to depict an incident of racial bias that occurred at Sesame Place Philadelphia over the weekend. On Sunday morning, digital strategist Leslie Mac posted a video to Twitter from her great-niece’s 4th birthday celebration over the weekend. In the nine-second […]