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FILE - In this 1966 file photo, actress Kay Ballard poses in her home in New York. Marguerite Gordon, a friend of Ballard says the actress of the TV series “The Mothers-in-Law,” died Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at her home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. she was 93. A boisterous comedian and singer as well as an actress, Ballard appeared in Broadway musicals and nightclubs from New York to Las Vegas. (AP Photo, File)
January 22, 2019 - 4:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kaye Ballard, the boisterous comedian and singer who appeared in Broadway musicals and nightclubs from New York to Las Vegas and starred with Eve Arden in the 1960s TV sitcom "The Mothers-In-Law," has died. She was 93. Ballard died Monday night at her home in Rancho Mirage,...
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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 Sept. 17, 2018, file photo, Trevor Noah arrives at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Trevor Noah appeared as usual on “The Daily Show,” but his voice didn’t. The host relied on fellow Comedy Central correspondents to read his monologue, instead. It’s unclear how long he will be unable to speak or what caused the problem. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
December 05, 2018 - 11:43 am
Fans of "The Daily Show" got to see Trevor Noah host Tuesday night's Comedy Central broadcast. But they didn't get to hear him. The reason: Noah has lost his voice and is under doctor's orders not to utter a word. The show began as usual, with the theme song playing and the audience cheering as the...
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Bill Cosby departs after his sentencing hearing at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Norristown, Pa. Cosby left in handcuffs to begin serving a three-to-10 year prison sentence for sexual assault. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
September 25, 2018 - 4:02 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — His Hollywood career and good-guy image in ruins, Bill Cosby was led away to prison in handcuffs Tuesday at age 81, sentenced to three to 10 years behind bars for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his gated estate. The punishment made him the first celebrity of the...
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Tiffany Haddish arrives at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
September 18, 2018 - 12:03 am
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): 9 p.m. Katt Williams was in awe as he approached the trophy table to pick up his Emmy for guest actor in a comedy series. He circled to the...
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This image released by FX shows Teddy Perkins in a scene from the comedy series "Atlanta." Perkins appeared at the Emmys Monday night in the same attire as worn on the comedy-drama on the show, sporting red velvet dinner jacket, heavy white makeup, prosthetics and a bob cut wig. (Guy D'Alema/FX via AP)
September 17, 2018 - 11:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A creepy, whiteface character from the FX hit series "Atlanta" has been seated in the front row and taking selfies at the Emmy Awards. Teddy Perkins appeared Monday night at the Microsoft Theater in the same attire as worn on the comedy-drama on the show, sporting red velvet...
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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 - 10:36 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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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 14, 2016 file photo, actor Gerard Depardieu attends the premiere of the movie "Tour de France", in Paris. A French judicial official says rape and sexual assault accusations against actor Gerard Depardieu are the subject of a preliminary investigation it was reported on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
August 30, 2018 - 3:44 pm
PARIS (AP) — Prosecutors in Paris have opened a preliminary investigation of a woman's rape and sexual assault accusations against actor Gerard Depardieu, a French judicial official said Thursday. A lawyer said the French film star denies the allegations. The official said a woman filed a complaint...
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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 - 3:40 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 - 3:50 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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