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Bill Cosby controversy: A decade in the making

The sexual assault allegations that recently resurfaced against Bill Cosby first became public in 2005 when a former employee of his alma mater, Temple University, claimed he had drugged and abused her a year earlier at his suburban Philadelphia home. Here's how the controversy over the allegations, some dating to the 1960s, has unfolded since then:...

James Cagney's 1942 Oscar fails to sell at auction

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- In the world of auctions, there's always a chance no one will bite. Such was the case for James Cagney's 1942 best actor Oscar for his role in "Yankee Doodle Dandy."...

Britain still grappling with celebrity sex abuse

LONDON (AP) -- A growing scandal of decades-old sexual assault allegations against television icon Bill Cosby has shocked many in the United States. Across the Atlantic, Britain has been struggling for more than two years to come to terms with a barrage of similar accusations against leading men in its entertainment world who allegedly used their fame and power to exploit young victims....

Matt Czuchry says 'Good Wife' arc is at right time

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mothers always know when something is wrong with their kids....

More Cosby shows canceled as women allege rape

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) -- Performances by Bill Cosby in Nevada, Illinois, Arizona, South Carolina and Washington State have been canceled as more women come forward accusing the entertainer of sexually assaulting them many years ago....

ABC to celebrate Disney on Broadway in TV special

NEW YORK (AP) -- Disney will celebrate 20 years of making Broadway magic with a prime-time, hour-long special next month on ABC that highlights many of its musicals, including "Beauty and the Beast," "The Lion King," "Aida," "Tarzan," "The Little Mermaid," "Mary Poppins," "Newsies" and "Aladdin."...

Blue pear-shaped diamond sets auction record

NEW YORK (AP) -- A Fancy Vivid Blue pear-shaped diamond from the estate of Rachel "Bunny" Mellon has sold for $32.6 million. It's an auction record for any blue diamond....

AP PHOTOS: A look at Greece's Macedonian legacy

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- They were the ancient world's ultimate social climbers....

Alison Krauss to perform at Emmylou Harris tribute

NEW YORK (AP) -- Alison Krauss is set to pay tribute to Emmylou Harris at a concert in January....

Amusement parks challenged by home entertainment

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Your local fun zone, amusement center and theme park is facing an existential challenge these days....

Mourning Mike Nichols, the enemy of mystery

NEW YORK (AP) -- The last time he was on Broadway, director Mike Nichols was asked what his secret was to getting the best from his actors....

Cosby takes show to Bahamas amid trouble at home

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- Bill Cosby took his comedy show on the road Thursday in the Bahamas as controversy surrounds him at home....

Review: 'A Delicate Balance' still a bracing brew

NEW YORK (AP) -- Whoever has to restock and refill the onstage bar at the new Broadway revival of Edward Albee's "A Delicate Balance" has their work cut out for them....

Judge: Monroe letter belongs to auction buyer

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Los Angeles judge has ruled that a letter by Marilyn Monroe in which she described the difficulties of performing belongs to a buyer who purchased it at auction for $130,000....

Hollywood pays tribute to Mike Nichols

In a career that spanned over six decades across all entertainment genres, Mike Nichols collaborated with and influenced an array of show business legends. Here, friends and peers remember Nichols, who died Wednesday at 83:...

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