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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2017, file photo, Katt Williams attends the LA Premiere of "Father Figures" in Los Angeles. Williams was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a driver. Williams is in jail Sunday, Oct, 7, 2018. He had come to Portland to perform in Nick Cannon’s “Wild ‘N Out” comedy improv show Friday night. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
October 07, 2018 - 1:10 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Comedian Katt Williams has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a hired driver during an argument about taking him and his dog from the Portland, Oregon, airport to a performance in the city. Williams, who was in jail Sunday, came to Portland to perform in Nick Cannon's "Wild...
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Henry Winkler, left, goes on stage to accept the award for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series from presenters Claire Foy and Matt Smith at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
September 17, 2018 - 7:36 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Claire Foy of "The Crown" and Matthew Rhys of "The Americans" won top drama acting Emmys as Monday's ceremony spread its wealth around to streaming and cable but largely snubbed broadcasting and, largely, diversity. "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," Amazon's freshman sitcom about a...
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RuPaul Charles, left, and Leslie Jones present the award for outstanding lead actress in a limited series, movie or dramatic special at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
September 17, 2018 - 7:34 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 70th prime-time Emmy Awards being presented Monday at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles (all times local): 7:30 p.m. "RuPaul's Drag Race" is the winner of the best reality competition Emmy Award, a landmark win for a show that spotlights LGBTQ...
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This combination photo shows Sacha Baron Cohen, left, at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. on March 4, 2018, and former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore at a news conference in Birmingham, Ala., on Nov. 16, 2017. Moore is suing comedian Sacha Baron Cohen for defamation after being pranked on Cohen’s television show, "Who is America?" The lawsuit filed Wednesday in Washington, D.C., accuses Cohen of smearing Moore's name and intentionally inflicting emotional distress. (AP Photo)
September 05, 2018 - 3:57 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Failed U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on Wednesday sued comedian Sacha Baron Cohen for defamation and emotional distress after being pranked on the actor's television show. The lawsuit appears to be the first actually filed by one of the string of politicians who were duped...
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August 30, 2018 - 9:52 am
PARIS (AP) — A French judicial official says rape and sexual assault accusations against actor Gerard Depardieu are the subject of a preliminary investigation. The French film star denies the allegations. The official said a woman filed a complaint on Monday near the southern city of Aix-en-...
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FILE- In this Sept. 22, 1994, file photo, american playwright Neil Simon answers questions during an interview in Seattle, Wash. Simon, a master of comedy whose laugh-filled hits such as "The Odd Couple," "Barefoot in the Park" and his "Brighton Beach" trilogy dominated Broadway for decades, died on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. He was 91. (AP Photo/Gary Stuart, File)
August 26, 2018 - 12:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright Neil Simon, a master of comedy whose laugh-filled hits such as "The Odd Couple," ''Barefoot in the Park" and his "Brighton Beach" trilogy dominated Broadway for decades, has died. He was 91. Simon died early Sunday of complications from pneumonia at New York Presbyterian...
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August 19, 2018 - 12:50 pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Comedian Andy Gross stirred outrage at Indiana's Purdue University, which says the Los Angeles-based performer's act during a student orientation was inappropriate. The Indianapolis Star reports that some students walked out of Saturday's performance and accused the...
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FILE- In this Sept. 15, 2014 file photo, Charlotte Rae arrives at the 2014 PALEYFEST Fall TV Previews - "The Facts of Life" Reunion in Beverly Hills, Calif. A spokesman for Rae, who played a wise and caring housemother to a brood of teenage girls on the long-running sitcom "The Facts of Life," says the actress has died. She was 92. Spokesman Harlan Boll said Rae died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, at her Los Angeles home. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 05, 2018 - 9:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlotte Rae, who played a wise and patient housemother to a brood of teenage girls on the long-running sitcom "The Facts of Life" during a career that encompassed many other TV roles as well as stage and film appearances, has died. She was 92. Rae died at her Los Angeles home...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2018 file photo, Sacha Baron Cohen arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Cohen stars in the new Showtime series "Who Is America?", premiering on Sunday, July 15. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
July 16, 2018 - 9:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Showtime and Sacha Baron Cohen are pushing back against allegations the comedian duped guests on his new show by posing as a disabled veteran. The network says in a statement Monday that Baron Cohen "did not present himself as a disabled veteran" or wear any military apparel when he...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2018, file photo, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks during a campaign event in Phoenix. Arpaio, now a candidate for a U.S. Senate seat, says he is among the political figures who were pranked by British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen during interviews for his upcoming Showtime series. "Who Is America?” premieres Sunday, July 15, 2018, on Showtime. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
July 13, 2018 - 1:27 pm
Some politicians are going through the several stages of panic associated with an interview with Sacha Baron Cohen: remorse, damage control, anger and regret for being duped. One of the comedian's latest targets, defeated Senate candidate Roy Moore, is threatening a defamation lawsuit over an...
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