JULIE CHEN - LES MOONVES
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julie Chen won’t be on her CBS show “The Talk” for the next couple of days. But that doesn’t means she’s out of the spotlight. She’s married to Les Moonves, the ousted boss at CBS who was shown the door over allegations of sexual misconduct. In a statement, Chen said she’d be taking time off from The Talk this week — but would be on another CBS show, “Big Brother” on Thursday. Chen didn’t mention the situation with her husband. But co-hosts Sharon Osbourne, Sara Gilbert, Eve and Sheryl Underwood expressed support for her — and the women who say Moonves victimized them.
Moonves and Chen have an 8-year-old son. The allegations stem from when Moonves was married to his first wife. He divorced her in 2004 — the same year he married Chen.
BILL COSBY SENTENCING
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby will be sentenced in less than two weeks on his three felony sex assault convictions. And as was the case in his criminal trial, the prosecution and defense are scrapping over how many women get to testify. Prosecutors want the judge to let some of the women who accuse Cosby of drugging and molesting them speak at the sentencing hearing. Defense lawyers are challenging that. They say since Cosby is 81 and has vision problems, he poses no danger to the public. A state board in Pennsylvania has recommended that Cosby be designated a violent sexual predator, something the defense also disputes. Sentencing is set for Sept. 24.
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“FEAR” TO BE RELEASED TODAY
WASHINGTON (AP) — The book Donald Trump and his White House don’t want you to believe — hits the market today. Bob Woodward’s “Fear” comes out even as the president continues his campaign against it. So far, it seems the market for it is strong; Amazon has it pegged as its top seller going into today’s release. In the book, veteran journalist Woodward quotes chief of staff John Kelly as calling Trump “an idiot,” just one of the many insults the book says insiders have lobbed Trump’s way. Despite Trump calling the book “a joke” on Twitter, Woodward has defended the integrity of his reporting.
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MAC MILLER AUTOPSY
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It will be a while before we know what killed hip-hop star Mac Miller. The coroner’s office in Los Angeles has done an autopsy — but the cause of death isn’t clear. That will have to wait for toxicology tests results — and that can take weeks or months. Miller was found dead in his Los Angeles home last week. He battled depression and drug use during his brief career.
NICKI MINAJ SPEAKS ABOUT SCUFFLE WITH CARDI B
NEW YORK (AP) — “Mortifying” and “humiliating.” That’s how Nicki Minaj describes being involved in a physical altercation with Cardi B at a fashion week party. Cardi B tried to get at Minaj at the Harper’s Bazaar Icon’s party in New York this past Friday. Video making the rounds online shows Cardi B throwing a shoe at the rapper. Minaj denies she said anything negative about Cardi B’s child. Cardi B says the dispute started when her mothering skills were being dissed.
ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — The price Kamaiyah has to pay for acting out at an airport in Connecticut a couple of months ago: $50. That’s the fine the rapper is required to pay to settle an incident at Bradley International Airport in May. Police says she cussed out security officers after being flagged for setting off an alarm — and asked to remove a head covering. As part of her plea deal, Kamaiyah had to write a letter of apology to a state police trooper.
OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN - CANCER
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olivia Newton-John says she believes she “will win over” her latest bout with cancer. The four-time Grammy winner tells an Australian news show she’s being treated for a tumor found in her lower back last year. Newton-John says she’s “doing really well” with natural treatments. Among them: cannabis oil, made from pot her husband grows in California. She says that helps with pain. Newton-John had breast cancer in 1992 and a recurrence in 2013.
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FILMING BEGINS ON DOWNTON ABBEY MOVIE
NEW YORK (AP) — Filming has begun for the “Downtown Abbey” movie.
Michelle Dockery, who plays Lady Mary in the global hit, posted a photo on Instagram with the caption, “And...we’re off.”
The film will reunite the Crawley family on the big screen. Series creator Julian Fellowes wrote the screenplay and will produce.
The primary cast members are all set to return, but the plot remains very hush-hush.
Over six seasons, “Downton Abbey” aired in at least 150 countries and set a record for non-U.S. television shows with 69 Emmy nominations.
NY JETS’ SAM DARNOLD OVERCOMES SHAKY START TO WIN FIRST NFL GAME
DETROIT (AP) — Just one pass into his NFL career — and Sam Darnold was being compared to pro football Hall of Famer Brett Favre. Unfortunately for the rookie New York Jets quarterback, it was no compliment. On his first play, he threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown. The same fate befell Favre as a rookie in 1991. But after that initial setback, Darnold looked more like Favre in a positive way, leading the Jets to a 48-17 win over the Detroit Lions. Darnold is 21 — and is the youngest QB to start a season opener since 1970. That dates back to before the AFL and NFL merged.
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