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  • Extortion and threats

    Woman in Kevin Hart scandal denies being an extortionist

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — On the heels of comedian Kevin Hart’s Instagram video about someone seeking financial gain from a mistake he made, a woman came forward Wednesday and said she was “involved” with the box office star a month ago but is not an extortionist. Montia Sabbag said that since images of her became public she has been the subject of lies. “I am not an extortionist. I’m not a stripper. I’m a recording artist and an actress,...

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  • Health care policy

    GOP senator defends health-care bill against Jimmy Kimmel’s attacks

    WASHINGTON — Sen. Bill Cassidy defended his health care bill Wednesday after late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel accused the Louisiana Republican of lying to him about it, heightening the tension around the last-ditch GOP effort to make good on years of promises to repeal “Obamacare.” “I am sorry he does not understand,” Cassidy said of Kimmel on CNN, arguing that his bill would in fact protect people with pre-existing conditions, a claim that Kimmel as...

    By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent|

  • Obituaries

    Character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at age 91

    LOS ANGELES >> Harry Dean Stanton, the shambling, craggy-face character actor with the deadpan voice who became a cult favorite through his memorable turns in “Paris, Texas,” ‘’Repo Man” and many other films and TV shows, died Friday at age 91. Stanton died of natural causes at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his agent, John S. Kelly, told The Associated Press. Kelly gave no further details on the cause. Never mistaken for a...

    By Lindsey Bahr AP Film Writer|

  • Arrests

    Former NFL player Brandon Browner arrested in La Verne, suspected of making criminal threats

    LA VERNE >> Former NFL cornerback Brandon Browner was arrested in La Verne on suspicion of making criminal threats, police confirmed Tuesday. La Verne police Lt. Justin Newman said Browner, 33, of Pomona was taken into custody about 8:30 p.m. Monday at White and McKinley avenues. He added that Browner was pulled over and arrested. Browner was booked at the La Verne police station on suspicion of making criminal threats, which is a felony. Booking records show he was...

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  • Royalty

    Palace announces Prince William, Kate expecting third child

    LONDON >> Kensington Palace said Monday that Prince William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their third child. The announcement comes as a surprise, as there had been little indication that William’s wife, the former Kate Middleton, was pregnant. As with her other two pregnancies, the duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum, a form of severe morning sickness, and was forced to cancel her engagements Monday. “The queen and...

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  • Obituaries

    Steely Dan co-founder, guitarist, Walter Becker dies at 67

    LOS ANGELES >> Walter Becker, the guitarist, bassist and co-founder of the 1970s rock group Steely Dan, which sold more than 40 million albums and produced such hit singles as “Reelin’ In the Years,” “Rikki Don’t Lose that Number” and “Deacon Blues” has died. He was 67. His official website announced his death Sunday with no further details. Donald Fagen said in a statement Sunday that his Steely Dan bandmate was not...

    By the Associated Press|

  • Concerts

    Ex-Lakers star Kobe Bryant returns to spotlight at Hollywood Bowl

    Light saber-wielding fans showed up at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday, Sept. 1, expecting to hear John Williams conduct the L.A. Philharmonic in, as he called it, “some music from ‘Star Wars.'” They had no idea they would hear Kobe Bryant. The former Lakers star, who retired in April 2016, took the stage to narrate “Dear Basketball,” the letter he wrote in November 2015 when he...

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  • Celebrities

    Possible star-studded telethon next month for Hurricane Harvey relief

    LOS ANGELES >> Los Angeles might play host to part of a star-studded telethon next month to raise money for relief efforts in hurricane-ravaged Texas. Houston rapper Bun B told the website TMZ.com he is working to plan a Sept. 12 three-city event that would be nationally televised. The event would be hosted in Los Angeles, New York and Nashville. The rapper said he is working with organizers — including Scooter Braun — of the Ariana Grande One Love Manchester...

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  • Obituaries

    Tobe Hooper, ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ director, dies at 74

    LOS ANGELES >> Tobe Hooper, the horror-movie pioneer whose low-budget sensation “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” took a buzz saw to audiences with its brutally frightful vision, has died. He was 74. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office on Sunday said Hooper died Saturday in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles. It was reported as a natural death. Along with contemporaries like George Romero and John Carpenter, Hooper crafted some of the scariest...

    By ROBERT JABLON and JAKE COYLE Associated Press|

  • Celebrity deaths

    Jay Thomas, TV actor and Power 106 radio host, dies at 69

    Comedian and actor Jay Thomas, best known for his Emmy Award-winning guest appearances on “Murphy Brown” and renowned in Los Angeles as host of the Power 106 “Morning Zoo” radio program, has died, his publicist said Thursday. Thomas was 69. “Jay Thomas was one of the funniest and kindest men I have had the honor to call both client and friend for 25 years plus,” Tom Estey of Tom Estey Publicity & Promotion said in a statement Thursday to...

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