Celebrity causes

January 09, 2019 - 6:33 am
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A lawyer for Rose McGowan says the actress and activist will plead no contest to a reduced drug charge in Virginia and avoid jail time. Attorney Jim Hundley tells WTOP-FM that the commonwealth agreed to reduce the felony cocaine possession charge to misdemeanor possession of a...
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File- This May 23, 2018, file photo shows Cyntoia Brown, entering her clemency hearing at Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville, Tenn. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, granted executive clemency to Brown, serving a life sentence for murder who says she was a victim of sex trafficking. The outgoing Republican governor, whose term ends in just two weeks, chose to show mercy to the now 30-year-old Brown by releasing her Aug. 7. (Lacy Atkins /The Tennessean via AP, Pool, File)
January 08, 2019 - 10:35 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fifteen years after Cyntoia Brown was charged with murder, the woman who says she was a 16-year-old sex trafficking victim when she killed a man in 2004 is no longer under a life sentence. Following years of national attention from criminal justice advocates, celebrities and...
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Anderson Cooper arrives at the 2019 Sean Penn J/P HRO & Disaster Relief Organizations Gala at The Wiltern Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
January 06, 2019 - 12:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Anderson Cooper first met Sean Penn after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the CNN anchor was initially skeptical of the actor's intentions to help the recovery efforts in the ravaged country. In time, Penn won Cooper over. "I'm not sure how Sean got to Port-au-Prince, Haiti...
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FILE- In this Aug. 9, 2017, file photo, Louis C.K., co-creator/writer/executive producer, participates in the "Better Things" panel during the FX Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. Audio has emerged of Louis C.K. apparently mocking the students-turned-activists from the Parkland, Florida school shooting. The sound-only recording was posted Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 in a since-removed YouTube video that said it was from a Dec. 16 standup set at a Levittown, N.Y. comedy club. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
December 31, 2018 - 6:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Audio has emerged of Louis C.K. apparently mocking the students-turned-activists from the Parkland, Florida, school shooting. The sound-only recording was posted Sunday in a since-removed YouTube video that said it was from a Dec. 16 stand-up set at a Levittown, New York, comedy...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2017, file photo, actress Shirley MacLaine poses for a portrait to promote the film, "The Last Word," at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. MacLaine will receive AARP The Magazine’s lifetime achievement honor at the Movies for Grownups Awards next year. The magazine announced Tuesday, Dec. 18, that MacLaine will accept the Career Achievement Award at a ceremony on Feb. 4, 2019 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)
December 18, 2018 - 8:07 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Shirley MacLaine will receive AARP the Magazine's lifetime achievement honor at the Movies for Grownups Awards next year. The magazine announced Tuesday that MacLaine will accept the Career Achievement Award at a ceremony on Feb. 4, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. The...
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December 03, 2018 - 9:11 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A spate of muggings early Monday marred a charity concert in South Africa at which Beyonce, Jay-Z and other stars performed in honor of Nelson Mandela. Tens of thousands flocked to the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday for a music festival also featuring Usher, Pharrell...
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December 02, 2018 - 7:15 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Bono will speak in Chicago about his efforts to combat AIDS and extreme poverty in Africa. The lead singer of the rock band U2 is scheduled to appear Thursday at an Economic Club of Chicago dinner meeting. He'll participate in a discussion with Ariel Investments President Mellody...
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President Donald Trump speaks to media about the death of former President George H. W. Bush, during his meeting with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel at the G20 summit, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
December 01, 2018 - 10:53 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Donald Trump, the disruptive, anti-establishment president who spent years deriding much of what George H.W. Bush stood for, set aside differences in politics and temperament Saturday to honor the late president. Trump declared a day of national mourning and ordered...
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November 28, 2018 - 11:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was the kiss heard around the galaxy. Fifty years ago, two of science fiction's most enduring characters, Captain James T. Kirk and Lieutenant Nyota Uhura, kissed each other on "Star Trek," one of the first interracial kisses on television. The kiss between William Shatner and...
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Stevie Wonder performs live at the "House Full of Toys 22nd Annual Benefit Concert" press conference on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
November 27, 2018 - 9:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stevie Wonder wants to raise money through his benefit concert for California fire victims impacted by the catastrophic wildfires. The R&B legend announced his plan Tuesday to also help firefighters and first responders who assisted with the fires through his 22nd annual...
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