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Bill Cosby Lawyers Cry Foul as Civil Sex Assault Trial Looms | Entertainment News
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Bill Cosby Lawyers Cry Foul as Civil Sex Assault Trial Looms | Entertainment News

By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment WriterSANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — With jury selection less than a week away, attorneys scrambled to deal with shifting evidence Tuesday in Bill Cosby’s civil trial over allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl at the Playboy mansion nearly 50 years ago.Plaintiff Judy Huth said in a recent court filing that she now believes the assault happened in 1975 when she was 16, not in 1974 when she was 15 as she had long alleged, spurring cries of foul and a request to dismiss the case from Cosby’s attorneys, who said the change has upended their defense on the eve of trial.“It's not fair,” Cosby's lawyer Jennifer Bonjean said outside court. “It's called trial by ambush.”Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Craig Karlan gave no indication he planned...
Amber Heard Expected to Resume Testimony in Depp Libel Trial | Entertainment News
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Amber Heard Expected to Resume Testimony in Depp Libel Trial | Entertainment News

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Amber Heard is expected to take the witness stand Monday for a third day of testimony in a libel suit filed against her by her ex-husband, Johnny Depp.The high-profile trial is resuming after a one-week hiatus to accommodate a judicial conference. Jurors have already heard four weeks of testimony.Heard has already spent two days on the witness stand and still has not been cross-examined by Depp's lawyers.Heard told jurors she was physically and sexually abused on multiple occasions before and during her brief marriage to Depp, which lasted from 2015-16. Depp has already testified and denied he ever hit Heard.Depp is suing Heard in Fairfax County Circuit Court for libel over an op-ed she wrote in The Washington Post describing herself as “a public figure representin...
Academy Awards Set 2023 Oscars for March 12 | Entertainment News
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Academy Awards Set 2023 Oscars for March 12 | Entertainment News

NEW YORK (AP) — Next year's Academy Awards will take place March 12, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced Friday.The date for the 95th Academy Awards moves the show up slightly from this year, when they where held unusually late on March 27, partly due to the February Olympics. But it will also leave in place a stretched-out awards season that some have argued saps the Oscars of drama.The 94th Academy Awards didn't lack for that, albeit not in the way the film academy intended. On a night that saw Apple TV+'s “CODA” become the first film with a largely deaf cast and the first film from a streaming service to win best picture, the infamous slap by Will Smith of presenter Chris Rock overshadowed the awards.Smith has since resigned from the academy, which banned the acto...
Coinbase Loses Half Its Value in a Week as Crypto Slumps | Business News
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Coinbase Loses Half Its Value in a Week as Crypto Slumps | Business News

By MATT OTT, AP Business WriterSILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase has lost half its value in the past week, including its biggest one-day drop 5o date on Wednesday as the famously volatile crypto market weathers yet another slump.Coinbase reported a $430 million net loss in the first quarter, or $1.98 per share, on declining sales and active users. Analysts were expecting profit of 8 cents per share. Revenue was down as trading volumes fell, and active monthly users declined 19% from the fourth quarter.It’s unlikely those results surprised investors — shares Coinbase Global Inc. declined 43% in the four days leading up to their earnings release Tuesday. On Wednesday, shares fell 26%, to $53.72 per share. On the day of its initial public offering just 13 mont...
Google Gets More Multilingual, but Will It Get the Nuance? | Technology News
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Google Gets More Multilingual, but Will It Get the Nuance? | Technology News

By FRANKLIN BRICEÑO and MATT O'BRIEN, Associated PressLIMA, Peru (AP) — About 10 million people speak Quechua, but trying to automatically translate emails and text messages into the most widely spoken Indigenous language family in the Americas was long all but impossible.That changed on Wednesday, when Google added Quechua and a variety of other languages to its digital translation service.The internet giant says new artificial intelligence technology is enabling it to vastly expand Google Translate’s repertoire of the world’s languages. It added 24 of them this week, including Quechua and other Indigenous South American languages such as Guarani and Aymara. It is also adding a number of widely spoken African and South Asian languages that have long been missing from popular tech products...
Fred Savage Dropped From ‘The Wonder Years’ Amid Allegations | Entertainment News
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Fred Savage Dropped From ‘The Wonder Years’ Amid Allegations | Entertainment News

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fred Savage has been dropped as an executive producer and director of the rebooted “The Wonder Years” amid allegations of inappropriate conduct, the television show's production company has confirmed.“Recently, we were made aware of allegations of inappropriate conduct by Fred Savage, and as is policy, an investigation was launched. Upon its completion, the decision was made to terminate his employment as an executive producer and director of 'The Wonder Years,'" a statement Saturday from 20th Television said.20th Television did not immediately provide any additional details. A spokesperson for Savage did not immediately reply to a request for comment.Savage, 45, was a child star when he appeared in the original series, which ran on ABC from 1988-93 and followed a suburb...
No Felony Charge for Man Who Tackled Dave Chappelle on Stage | Entertainment News
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No Felony Charge for Man Who Tackled Dave Chappelle on Stage | Entertainment News

By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment WriterLOS ANGELES (AP) — The man who tackled comedian Dave Chappelle during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl will not be charged with any felonies, the district attorney's office said Thursday.Isaiah Lee, 23, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, police said, after rushing the stage toward the end of Chappelle's set in the last of a four-night stint at the outdoor amphitheater as part of the “Netflix Is a Joke” festival.He was carrying a replica handgun with a large blade that folded out of it similar to a pocket knife, according to a photo released by police.“After reviewing the evidence, prosecutors determined that while criminal conduct occurred, the evidence as presented did not constitute felony conduct,” the Los Angeles County district a...
Dave Chappelle Tackled During Comedy Show, Police Arrest Man | Entertainment News
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Dave Chappelle Tackled During Comedy Show, Police Arrest Man | Entertainment News

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian Dave Chappelle was tackled during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl Tuesday night and a man was later arrested.Security guards chased and overpowered the attacker, and Chappelle was able to continue his performance while the man was taken away in an ambulance.The assailant was carrying a replica handgun with a large blade that folded out of it similar to a pocket knife, according to a photo released by police.Isaiah Lee, 23, was detained and arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, said Officer Alba Mendez, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson.Political CartoonsLee was treated by medical staff for an unspecified injury and was booked into jail early Wednesday and held in lieu of $30,000 bail, Mendez said. It was not immediately known if he had retain...
Movies Love a Comeback Story. This Summer, It’s Their Turn. | Entertainment News
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Movies Love a Comeback Story. This Summer, It’s Their Turn. | Entertainment News

By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film WriterThis summer at the movies, Tom Cruise is back in the cockpit behind those iconic aviators. Doctors Grant, Sattler and Ian Malcolm are returning for another round with the dinosaurs. Natalie Portman is picking up Thor’s hammer. And Jordan Peele is poised to terrify us with the unknown. Again.Hollywood is bringing out some of its biggest and most reliable players for the 2022 summer movie season, which unofficially kicks off this weekend with the help of Marvel and Disney’s “ Doctor Strange and the Multitverse of Madness ” and runs through the end of August. It's an uncertain time for the movie business as studios and exhibitors are still making up for losses incurred during the pandemic and adjusting to new ways of doing business, including s hortened release ...