TV academy, actors union toast diversity at pre-Emmy party

AP Photo/Rich Fury BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — With hit shows like “Empire,” “black-ish” and “How to Get Away With Murder,” diversity is the new normal in TV. That was the message at a pre-Emmy party celebrating the industry’s...

‘We Are Your Friends’ director schooled by MTV’s ‘Catfish’

AP Photo/John Salangsang NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of MTV’s “Catfish: The TV Show” may notice something familiar in the new film “We Are Your Friends.” The movie, out Friday, is the feature directorial debut of Max Joseph, best known for co-hosting...

Lee, Rowlands, Reynolds to receive honorary Academy Awards

AP Photo/Victoria Will BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands and Debbie Reynolds are the season’s first Oscar winners. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday that the filmmaker and two actresses will receive honorary Academy...

Fetty Wap concert in New Jersey hometown draws hundreds

AP Photo/Paul A. Hebert PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Popular rap artist Fetty Wap was greeted with wild cheers Thursday as he put on a concert for a crowd of high school students in his New Jersey hometown of Paterson. Wap, who was born Willie Maxwell, has had a lot of success...

Texas judge wants $10M set aside in ‘Fifty Shades’ case

AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast DALLAS (AP) — A Texas judge has told lawyers for an Australian woman and her publishing company to set aside $10 million for a former business partner who says she was defrauded out of her rightful share from the sale of the erotic best-seller...

Former NFLer Jonathan Martin working on memoir

AP Photo/Michael Dwyer NEW YORK (AP) — Jonathan Martin, the former NFL tackle who abruptly left the Miami Dolphins and has since said he attempted suicide, is working on a memoir. Atria Books editor Todd Hunter told The Associated Press on Thursday that the publisher has...

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