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Utah woman suing actor Tom Sizemore, claiming he groped her when she was 11

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 17:04
A Utah woman who filed a lawsuit Monday accusing actor Tom Sizemore of groping her at a photo shoot when she was 11 said she ...

William Shatner addresses grads, talks about change

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 17:04
William Shatner has boldly gone where he has never gone before: the graduation ceremony at the New England Institute of Technology.The 87-year-old actor best known ...

‘Star Trek’ actor George Takei to speak at Boston library on WWII stint in internment camp

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 16:59
“Star Trek” actor George Takei (tuh-KAY’) is scheduled to speak at the Boston Public Library.Takei on Tuesday is set to discuss his experience during World ...

Stormy Daniels taunts fake Trump in ‘SNL’ as lawyer presses media blitz

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 13:55
Porn actress Stormy Daniels took aim at Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live” with comedy as her lawyer pressed forward Sunday with a straight-faced media ...

Tokio member Tatsuya Yamaguchi’s talent agency contract terminated over indecent act

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 12:18
The talent agency managing all-male pop group Tokio said Sunday it has terminated its contract with group member Tatsuya Yamaguchi, who came under fire for ...

Stormy Daniels plays cameo role in ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketch

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 01:57
Adult film actress Stormy Daniels, who claims she had an affair with President Donald Trump, played herself in a sketch on U.S. comedy show ‘Saturday ...

Why cleaning is good for you, according to Buddhist monk Shoukei Matsumoto

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 06:38
Turn cleaning from the ultimate chore to a restorative feature of your life.

‘Japanese Tales from Times Past’: One thousand years later, the ‘Konjaku’ is still educating its readers

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 06:36
The "Konjaku Monogatari" is one of Japan's oldest collection of stories. Many are supernatural folktales that warn against foxes and demons. All are meant to ...

‘Shinrin-Yoku: The Art and Science of Forest Bathing’: It’s simple, get out into nature when you can

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 06:34
According to Qing Li, forest bathing is a cure-all: Time spent with trees can boost the immune system, increase energy, decrease anxiety, depression and anger, ...

Roman Polanski’s film academy expulsion, 40-years in the making

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 01:55
Until Thursday, Roman Polanski had been a film academy member for over 40 years since pleading guilty to unlawful sex with a minor in 1977. ...

Slavery a ‘choice’: Kanye West may lead at misleading but he’s not alone among celebs

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 17:11
Looking to back up his deeply dubious declaration this week that slavery was a “choice,” Kanye West tweeted a Harriet Tubman quote that was flat-out ...

Film Academy expels accused sex offenders Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 17:08
The organization that bestows the Academy Awards announced Thursday that it has voted to expel two prominent members convicted of sexual offenses, Bill Cosby and ...

Nariaki Obukuro comes out of left field

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 00:05
Singer-songwriter's debut album brings modern elements to J-pop.

Poland’s dissident violin virtuoso Wanda Wilkomirska dies at age 89

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 18:28
The director of a residence for retired Polish artists says violin virtuoso Wanda Wilkomirska, a one-time darling of the communist authorities who became a dissident, ...

Michelle Obama, Robert DeNiro, Zendaya fete college-bound kids with dance party

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 16:48
High school seniors have had the dance party of their lives, celebrating College Signing Day with Michelle Obama in Philadelphia.Obama showed off her moves Wednesday ...

‘Apprentice’ ex-contestant wants tapes for defamation suit against Trump

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 16:47
A former contestant on “The Apprentice” who has accused President Donald Trump of unwanted groping and kissing is seeking footage from the reality TV show ...

Tokio member Tatsuya Yamaguchi plans to leave pop group over kissing scandal

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 02:49
Tatsuya Yamaguchi, a member of Japanese all-male pop group Tokio, intends to leave the five-member band after coming under fire for kissing a high school ...

Is the feudal era over for Japan’s talent agencies?

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 02:45
Japanese show business definitely has a feudal side. Talent agencies control their tarento (talent) much in the way the daimyō (feudal lords) controlled the samurai ...

‘Oh Lucy!’: A made-in-Japan take on the American road trip movie

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 02:44
I’ve seen my share of Japanese movies set partly or wholly in the United States. With a few exceptions, the filmmakers only skim the exotic ...

Sean Hannity seen playing selective battle of sourcing against NYT report

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 18:34
Sean Hannity urged his viewers to put a New York Times article on the special counsel investigation of President Donald Trump “in your fireplace and ...