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Harvey Weinstein leaves court during his rape trial, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Prosecutor calls Weinstein a predator as rape trial opens

- Associated Press

Harvey Weinstein faced a jury Wednesday in a landmark moment for the #MeToo movement, with prosecutors painting him as a sexual predator who used his movie-magnate stature to abuse women.

Author Joseph Wambaugh poses Thursday, Dec. 7, 2007, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. In his new book "Hollywood Station," Wambaugh recalls the golden days of his beloved LAPD, when Jack Webb would intone on TV's Dragnet: "This is the city, Los Angeles, California." (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

A look back at Joseph Wambaugh’s ‘The Onion Field’

Joseph Wambaugh, a former LAPD detective sergeant and the author of classic police novels such as “The New Centurions,” “The Blue Knight” and “The Choir Boys,” turns 83 on Jan. 22. Mr. Wambaugh has also written classic true crime books such as “Echoes in the Darkness” and “The Blooding,” but he said he was born to write one true crime book in particular, “The Onion Field.”

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This image released by STXfilms shows, from left, Henry Golding, Matthew McConaughey and Charlie Hunnam in a scene from "The Gentlemen." (Christopher Raphael/STXfilms via AP)

Review: Guy Ritchie's 'The Gentlemen' is stale pint of ale

- Associated Press

Guy Ritchie’s honor-among-thieves meta-caper “The Gentlemen,” with Matthew McConaughey, has all the tailored tweed suits and smoky atmosphere of a handsome scotch commercial. “The Gentlemen” might not be an ad, but Ritchie’s film is most assuredly selling something.

Vegas casino says O.J. Simpson too tarnished to defame

- Associated Press

O.J. Simpson couldn’t have been defamed by accounts that he was drunk and disruptive before being banned from a Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino, because his reputation was already tarnished, attorneys for the property told a judge.

This combination of photos shows country music singers, from left, Kacey Musgraves performing at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas on Oct. 6, 2019, Miranda Lambert performing at the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 15, 2018, Maren Morris performing at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. on June 15, 2019 and Carrie Underwood performing during her "Cry Pretty Tour 360" in Chicago on Oct. 29, 2019. What started as a joke on Twitter about an unwritten rule among country radio stations not to play two female artists in a row prompted outrage by country music stars, but also pledges to give women equal airtime.  (AP Photo)

Can equality pledges fix country music's gender problem?

- Associated Press

What started as a joke on Twitter about an unwritten rule among country radio stations not to play two female artists in a row prompted outrage by country music stars, but also pledges to give women equal airtime.

Key events leading to statement on Jeff Bezos phone hack

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Experts at the United Nations said Wednesday that the phone of Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos was likely hacked through a file sent from an account used by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The experts called for an "immediate investigation" by the United States.

Al Pacino speaks at the "Hunters" panel during the Amazon TCA 2020 Winter Press Tour at the Langham Huntington on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

From Erivo to Pacino, TV critics meeting draws stars in

- Associated Press

When members of the Television Critics Association gather each January to preview upcoming programs and hear from those who make them, the result can be a kind of exotic celebrity zoo. This year's mixed crowd included reality stars (Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian West), Oscar winners (Pacino, Witherspoon, Kidman, Blanchett) and a politician (Hillary Rodham Clinton).

Maryland lawmakers met with Redskins owner on sports betting

- Associated Press

Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder met with Maryland lawmakers to discuss allowing sports betting at a new stadium in the state, a lawmaker who participated in a meeting with the team's owner said Wednesday.

FILE - In this June 23, 2005 file photo, Dr. James C. Metts Jr., the Chatham County coroner, poses in front of a portrait of Brig. Gen. Casimir Pulaski in Savannah, Ga. Metts whose four decades as coroner in the Savannah area earned him a part in the bestselling book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," died Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at his Savannah home, where he had been under hospice care. He was 88. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton, File)

Coroner featured in 'Midnight in the Garden' book dies at 88

- Associated Press

Dr. James C. Metts Jr., a Savannah physician whose four decades serving as an elected coroner earned him a small part in the bestselling book “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” has died at age 88.

This image released by Roadside Attractions shows, from left, Sebastian Stan, Diane Ladd and Christopher Plummer in a scene from "The Last Full Measure." (Tina Rowden/Roadside Attractions via AP)

Review: 'The Last Full Measure' fumbles its proud mission

- Associated Press

There's been a lot of talk recently about so-called “dad movies,” partly sparked by the success of “Ford v Ferrari.” And when it comes to that driving flick, a new movie says, “Hold onto your Dockers.”