Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 23, the 296th day of 2019. There are 69 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 23,...

Celebrities to get drag makeovers in RuPaul's new VH1 series

LOS ANGELES (AP) — RuPaul is giving a dozen celebrities the chance to get drag makeovers for charity and bragging rights. VH1 said Tuesday that "RuPaul's Celebrity Drag Race" will ai...

The most dangerous celebrity online is revealed

NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Alexis Bledel has been bookish and sweet on "Gilmore Girls" and "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants." But the actress herself is now officially dangerous. Cybe...

The Latest: Service canceled for Texas woman shot by police

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on funeral services for Atatiana Jefferson (all times local): 10 a.m. A service for a woman shot in her home by a Fort Worth police officer...

Sharpton searches for the words to eulogize _ and galvanize

A life taken at the hands of police. A grieving family. A divided nation. A stirring eulogy by the Rev. Al Sharpton. The 65-year-old civil rights activist has become a constant of th...

Taiwan urges signing of MOU with US to combat disinformation

Taiwan's deputy National Security Council (NSC) chief on Tuesday called on the United States to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with his country as part of a joint effort to combat disinf...

Ex-inmate Cyntoia Brown-Long argues for redemption in memoir

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The story of 31-year-old Cyntoia Brown-Long has mostly been framed by attorneys, filmmakers and celebrities such as Rihanna and Kim Kardashian West. But Brown...

Masks of Chinese mobile game characters removed to ‘maintain harmony’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The mobile game Shining Nikki (閃耀暖暖) created by Paper Games, a Chinese company, has removed masks from its characters, prompting users to link this to Hong Kong's anti...

For Huda Kattan, beauty has become a billion-dollar business

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — From a humble start of leaving the world of finance to write a beauty blog, Huda Kattan now has become one of the most recognizable names in makeup around the world....

Jennifer Aniston, Mariah Carey honored at women's event

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Jennifer Aniston, Mariah Carey, Brie Larson, Awkwafina and Chaka Khan are being celebrated for their charitable endeavors and contributions to the entertainment industry a...

'South Park' creators mock NBA's kowtowing to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The creators of the cartoon comedy "South Park" posted a mock apology to China on Tuesday (Oct. 8) after the NBA kowtowed to the communist country to limit damag...

Woman charged with false rape report faces trial in Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A University of Kansas student who is charged with making a false rape report will go on trial this month after a judge denied motions to dismiss charges and suppress portions of...

Wake for Mexico's "Prince of Song" being held in Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Relatives of the late Mexican crooner known as Jose Jose and Latin American entertainment celebrities are expected at a funeral home in Miami to pay respects to Mexico's "Prince of Song."...

Iconic Taiwan T-shirt featured in American fashion magazine

A T-shirt designed by a group of Taiwanese expatriates in the United States to highlight Taiwan's food culture and wildlife was featured in a recent issue of the online American fashion magazine N...

Tyler Perry says he can't 'up and leave' filming in Georgia

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Perry says he cannot "just up and leave" filming in Georgia despite Hollywood's backlash against the state's "heartbeat" abortion law. Perry made the remarks...