Dems' presidential field takes spotlight in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Almost the entire sprawling Democratic presidential field of more than 20 candidates took the same stage in the South's first primary state, looking to make connections in a prim...

Select few allowed to swim in Hearst Castle pools

SAN SIMEON, Calif. (AP) — The Foundation at Hearst Castle is offering a chance to swim in the California landmark's iconic pools, where Lady Gaga and Hollywood's Golden Age celebrities dipped their to...

Tiffany Haddish explains why she won't perform in Georgia

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiffany Haddish says she chose to join a boycott of Georgia after she read the state's new anti-abortion legislation. Haddish announced this week that she had canc...

MacDonald wins, Sonnen quits in Bellator return to MSG

NEW YORK (AP) — Bellator welterweight champion Rory MacDonald shook off his crisis of conscience and defeated Neiman Gracie by unanimous decision on Friday night in the main event of the MMA promotion...

Brandon Maxwell, Rick Owens take top CFDA fashion awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Designers Brandon Maxwell and Rick Owens have taken top honors at the annual Council of Fashion Designers of America awards. A slew of fashion luminaries and celebrit...

Column: Let's ignore Drake for the rest of the NBA Finals

Obnoxious sideline celebrities are as much a part of the NBA as slam dunks and getting away with an extra step or two. From Jack Nicholson to Spike Lee to Jimmy Buffett, we've grown ...

Celebrities branch out with podcasts of their own

NEW YORK (AP) — Topher Grace has added a lot of skills to his portfolio over the last few weeks. He learned to beatbox. He officiated a wedding with "Shazam!" star Zachary Levi, and ...

Peru inmates exchange life of crime for sewing designs

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The agile hands of men who once worked as pickpockets, hit men and drug traffickers are these days dedicated to a much more docile task: Cutting and sewing fabrics to create fashiona...

Companies report progress on blood tests to detect cancer

A California company says its experimental blood test was able to detect many types of cancer at an early stage and gave very few false alarms in a study that included people with and without the dise...

California show explores Warhol's social, tech foreshadowing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Before Instagram and Facebook, before selfies and filters that perfect selfies, there was Andy Warhol, using his art to imbue friends, family, celebrities — even himself — with a ...

Botswana hires Hollywood firm to fight elephant hunting PR

WASHINGTON (AP) — A public relations firm with deep Hollywood ties was enlisted by the Botswanan government to fight bad publicity generated by the southern African nation's decision to lift its ban o...

A host of celebrities speak out on criminal justice reform

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kim Kardashian West isn't the only celebrity speaking out for prison reform. It's a topic that was also very important to slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, and to Common, Kevin Hart and a...

Disappearance of gay-themed airline ad causes uproar in Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Just days after Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, a furor erupted in Hong Kong about an apparent ban on a gay-themed image in a massiv...

Ventimiglia says trip showed him Red Nose charity's impact

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "This Is Us" star Milo Ventimiglia learned firsthand what the Red Nose Day's fundraising campaign means to children in need, and he's eager to spread the word. "I ...

NBC ready to showcase iconic Indianapolis 500 for first time

Like most aspiring broadcasters of his era, Mike Tirico remembers tuning into ABC every Saturday to watch Wide World of Sports, listening in rapt attention to the dulcet tones of Jim McKay. ...