Jun. 12, 2018
ROSE McGOWAN INDICTED ON D.C. AREA DRUG CHARGE
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A grand jury in Virginia has indicted actress and activist Rose McGowan on a felony count of cocaine possession. Various news outlets in Washington D.C. report a grand jury in Loudon (LOW'-dun) County handed down the indictment. Charging documents say cocaine was found in a wallet that McGowan left on a plane last January. All along, McGowan has maintained the drugs weren't hers — even going so far as to suggest in court papers that the coke was planted at the behest of movie producer Harvey Weinstein. McGowan was among the first to accuse Weinstein of sexual assault — and she has said she wouldn't put it past him to plant drugs in an effort to discredit those who have spoken out against him.
014679-v-372:72-(Shirley Smith, AP correspondent)-"I'm Shirley Smith"-Actress Rose McGowan indicted on cocaine charge in Virginia (12 Jun 2018)
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BONO HONORS ANTHONY BOURDAIN
NEW YORK (AP) — Bono has paid a musical tribute to the late Anthony Bourdain. During a U2 performance last night at the Apollo Theater in New York, the musician noted the world has lost "a lot of inspiring, useful people" recently because they, as Bono put it, "gave up on their own life." Those are apparent references to the self-inflicted deaths of musicians Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington, as well as fashion designer Kate Spade. Bono described Bourdain as a "great storyteller" who had "stories he couldn't tell us." The band then played "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of." That song, about suicide, was written by the band after INXS (in-EX'-ess) lead singer Michael Hutchence was found dead in 1997 of an apparent suicide.
ANTHONY BOURDAIN'S DAUGHTER PERFORMS AT CONCERT
NEW YORK (AP) — Her mom describes Anthony Bourdain's 11-year-old daughter as being "strong and brave" for doing a performance just days after her father died of an apparent suicide. Bourdain's ex-wife has posted a photo of their daughter Ariane's performance at a New York City music venue. Ottavia Busia notes her daughter even wore a pair of boots that her dad had given her. Bourdain died Friday at a hotel in France. He was 61 years old.
ROBERT DE NIRO APOLOGIZES - TO CANADA
TORONTO (AP) — One day after Robert De Niro crudely told President Donald Trump what he could do — the actor said he was sorry. Not to Trump, but to Canada. De Niro told Canadians he was sorry for what he called the "idiotic behavior of my president." During his comments in Toronto, De Niro said Trump's comments about Canada's leader were a "disgrace." Over the weekend, Trump called Trudeau "dishonest" and "weak" after he and other G-7 leaders ended their summit. De Niro spoke at the groundbreaking for a new restaurant and hotel complex in Toronto.
014645-v-312:48-(Oscar Wells Gabriel, AP entertainment editor)-"I'm Oscar Wells Gabriel"-De Niro apologizes - to Canada (12 Jun 2018)
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TONY AWARDS - RATINGS
NEW YORK (AP) — The ratings for this year's Tony Awards are in — and they are a tick higher than last year's. Nielsen reports Sunday's CBS telecast was seen by 6.32 million people. That compares to the 6.06 million who watched last year. Two years ago, close to 9 million people tuned in, no doubt because that was the year "Hamilton" dominated the Tonys. Another factor that may have boosted this year's Tony audience: the NBA and NHL playoffs. They ended last week, so Broadway lovers who are also into basketball or hockey had no distractions.
JACKSON ODELL'S DEATH BEING INVESTIGATED
LOS ANGELES (AP) — What could cause a 20-year-old person to end up being found unresponsive — and ultimately die? That's a question the Los Angeles County Coroner's office is trying to answer in the case of Jackson Odell. The actor was found in a death-like state this past Friday — and couldn't be revived. Odell played Ari Caldwell on ABC's "The Goldbergs" from 2013 to 2015. He was also in "Modern Family," ''iCarly" and "Arrested Development."
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BILL COSBY - INSURANCE
BOSTON (AP) — Bill Cosby has caught a financial break from a federal appeals court. The court, based in Boston, says the comedian's insurance company must pick up Bill Cosby's legal tab to fight defamation lawsuits brought by women who say he is guilty of sexual misconduct. At the same time, it doesn't mean AIG will have to pay any damages. Cosby faces civil lawsuits alleging he defamed women when he claimed they lied of lying about their allegations. AIG has declined to comment on the ruling.
LARRY KUDLOW, TRUMP ECONOMIC ADVISER, HAS HEART ATTACK
NEW YORK (AP) — Larry Kudlow, President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, has suffered what the White House calls a "very mild" heart attack. Kudlow is being treated at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center near Washington, D.C. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders briefed reporters traveling with the president on Kudlow's condition. She says he's in good condition and is "doing well." Trump himself broke the news about Kudlow — in a tweet.
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"HAMILTON" COMES TO WASHINGTON D.C.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The blockbuster musical "Hamilton" is finally coming to the nation's capital. The show created by Lin-Manuel Miranda starts a three-month run at the Kennedy Center, starting today. Despite what you think, Hamilton didn't actually spend much of his life or professional career in the nation's capital. The U.S. capital was in Philadelphia when he served as the nation's first treasury secretary, and the federal government didn't move to Washington until 1800, four years before Hamilton died.
EDDIE VEDDER GIVING AWAY CUBS SONGS
CHICAGO (AP) — Eddie Vedder's has put his devotion to the Chicago Cubs into song, and now he plans to hand it to fans. The Pearl Jam frontman's new 7-inch vinyl single will be given out to those who buy tickets to the July 6 Cubs-Reds game at Wrigley Field. It's pressed on blue and red vinyl and feature's Vedder's 2007 Cubs song "All the Way." The flip side features fan Steve Goodman's 1984 tribute "Go Cubs, Go."
ATLANTA (AP) — The Chainsmokers plan to mesh their EDM-style with some of the most popular songs from music icons such as Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears and Beyonce during a one-night only performance — the Pepsi Generations Summer Music Campaign at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles this July. The Grammy Award-winning duo tells The Associated Press they also plan to perform some of their own greatest hits, including "Roses," ''Closer" and "Don't Let Me Down."
'SUPERGIRL' MELISSA BENOIST 'COMING HOME' TO BROADWAY
NEW YORK (AP) — To get ready to play legendary songwriter Carole King on Broadway, Melissa Benoist had to learn her lines and complicated stage directions. Lyrics, not so much. The star of the CW series "Supergirl" has been listening to King since she was a kid, when her parents played a steady stream of classics such as "So Far Away" and "It's Too Late" from the landmark album "Tapestry." Benoist is making her Broadway debut in "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical," which concentrates on King's early years. She's stepping into the role that earned Jessie Mueller a Tony Award.
BOX OFFICE-'AVENGERS INFINITY WAR' TOPS $2 BILLION
NEW YORK (AP) — "Avengers: Infinity War" has crossed $2 billion in worldwide ticket sales — only the fourth film to reach that box-office milestone. Seven weeks after its debut, "Infinity War" ranks as the fifth highest-grossing film in North America after a record opening weekend. The only other movies in the $2 billion club are "Avatar," ''Titanic" and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
by Oscar Wells Gabriel II
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