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Kim Kardashian sues over claims she faked Paris robbery

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Kim Kardashian on Tuesday sued a website for claiming she had staged an armed robbery in Paris that her sister said had left her terrorized and traumatized.
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Photographer Gina Lee captured her children as Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in the Oscar-nominated film.
Officials believe an early morning fire at a mosque in Florida was intentionally set, and the incident is being investigated as a hate crime.
Coronation Street teased that all could be revealed tonight as Steve was left holding baby Oliver when things turned chaotic. Leanne was at The Bistro with partner Nick Tilsley and their family to
The band celebrated the news at their first gig in one-and-a-half years.
Comedian Bill Maher felt proud of himself after the downfall of former Breitbart editor and alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos. Last Friday, Yiannopoulos appeared on "Real Time with Bill Maher."
“Early on, people would say that their wives could probably do what I did.” Colleen Atwood laughed softly into the phone as she spoke of her career as one of the most Oscar-celebrated costume desi
Few people know how to navigate a crowd quite like Sergei Loznitsa. Whether he’s using a carefully positioned tripod or thrusting his handheld camera directly into the fray, the Belarus-born Ukrai
La La Land – starring Miles Teller and Emma Watson as Sebastian and Mia, instead of Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone?
Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki has come out of retirement and begun working on a feature film, according to a Studio Ghibli producer.
Students queued for several hours to be part of an intimate audience with the cinematic legend.
Oscar nominee Casey Affleck may be at the top of his game now,
In a typical sci-fi movie about extraterrestrials, there are certain kinds of sounds you’d expect to hear: electronic bleeps and bloops, whooshing spaceships, the slithering of slimy aliens, some
Today in Entertainment: Prominent Iranian Americans will represent Asghar Farhadi at Oscars; New 'Twin Peaks' art Feb. 24, 2017, 12:08 p.m. With the Oscars around the corner and much of Hollywood
  SUNDAY The musical “La La Land” leads the field with 14 nominations at the 89th Academy Awards, a.k.a. “The Oscars.” Jimmy Kimmel serves as master of ceremonies at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood
Taylor Nolan, a 23-year-old mental health counselor from Seattle, seemed to click with Nick Viall early in this season of “The Bachelor.” Soon, however, she got swept up in a bitter feud
Paul Schimmel, the longtime Los Angeles curator best known for his defining tenure as the former chief curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, has departed Hauser Wirth & Schimmel,
Raymond Kohn of the Northeast Ohio Dukes leaps a General Lee behind Cobo Center to open the 2017 Autorama.        
Tina has recently been looking after her mother Sylvie who suffers with dementia, and as been struggling with the responsibility. The character split with girlfriend Sonia Jackson last year, and he
Gene Clark — a founding member of the Byrds whose musical legacy is often overshadowed by those of his onetime bandmates Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Chris Hillman, Clarence White and latter-day m
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a major break for Bill Cosby, a judge ruled Friday that just one of the comedian's multitude of other accusers can testify at his trial to bolster charges he drugged and violate
All the stars will be in town for the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday February 26. But which LA venues will they be partying in?
To hear Olivia Harrison tell it, it wasn’t unusual for George Harrison to stroll through their house spouting words at random — a process that could cause an outsider to wonder whether the ex-Beat
Donald Trump and his administration are telling the country that the Americans protesting him are being paid to do so. But if that’s true, some protestors are left wondering, “Where the f*
As Leslie Jones knows all too well, laughter is the best revenge.  The “Saturday Night Live” star addressed the hack of her personal website last year during what
In the first scene of “La La Land,” a diverse group of Los Angeles residents break out into an upbeat song and dance number in the middle of a traffic jam on the freeway. The scene
It's his fifth time addressing the gathering.
Comedian Peter Kay will be stepping into the role at the last minute.
Trump did not hold back when live-tweeting past Oscar ceremonies.
Lewis Bloor launched an online tirade at Aaron Chalmers on Twitter[Wenn] Aaron and Marnie famously dated on and off during Geordie Shore. But their fling soon ended and  Marnie went o
Hollywood insiders look back at some of the most politically-charged speeches.
ABC News' Lesley Messer gives us a behind the scenes look at the floral arrangements being prepared by Mark's Garden for the Oscars Governors Ball.
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"Mad Men" stars Jon Hamm, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, Kiernan Shipka and Jessica Pare attended series creator Matthew Weiner's book launch.

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Gov. Jerry Brown proposes speeding up water and flood-protection projects after the winter's big storms

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