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Dustin Hoffman accused of new incidents of sexual misconduct

More women are accusing Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, including an incident in which a playwright says the actor exposed himself to her in a New York hotel room when she was 16-years-old. Read More

Mike Tyson to give one-man show at Blaisdell

Updated on  December 14, 2017 at 11:21 pm
Tickets are on sale now to see former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson, whose life includes glory and infamy in the ring and celebrity and controversy outside the ring, for his one-man show at Blaisdell Concert Hall on Jan 20. Read More

Report: 3 women accuse music mogul Russell Simmons of rape

Three women have told the New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them, the latest in a cascade of serious allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in entertainment, media, politics and elsewhere. Read More

Hayek says rebuffing Weinstein led to nightmare on ‘Frida’

In one of the most vivid accounts yet of Harvey Weinstein’s alleged abuse and harassment, Salma Hayek says the disgraced movie mogul turned the making of her 2002 passion project, the Frida Kahlo biopic “Frida,” into a nightmare after the actress refused Weinstein’s relentless advances. Read More

Twitch will stream NBA G League games, let livestreamers do play-by-play

Twitch will begin regularly broadcasting games of the NBA G League, pro basketball’s minor league, formerly known as the D League, this week. What’s unusual about the arrangement is that the broadcasts will not only be available on the G League’s Twitch channel, but also on channels belonging to select Twitch personalities who can try their hand at play-by-play announcing. Read More

Alexa can help with holiday shopping this year

Voice shopping is supposed to be the future, and Amazon — which was far ahead of its competitors in offering it — has pushed customers to use it this holiday season by offering earlier access to deals that way. Other retailers are betting on voice shopping, too: Walmart, Target and dozens of others have teamed up with Google to sell merchandise through the technology company’s voice-activated devices. Read More

‘The Last Jedi’ a welcome disturbance in the Force

A welcome disturbance in the Force, Rian Johnson’s “The Last Jedi” is, by wide measure, the trippiest, scrappiest and most rule-breaking “Star Wars” adventure yet. Read More

ESPN pulls McNabb, Davis amid misconduct suit

ESPN says former NFL players Donovan McNabb and Mike Davis have been pulled from the air while it investigates a sexual misconduct lawsuit filed against NFL Network. Read More

Kimmel brings son on-air, pleads for health care

Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 12:31 pm
Jimmy Kimmel held his baby son as he returned to his late-night show after a week off for the boy’s heart surgery. Read More

New Linkin Park live album packs a punch of sorrow

Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 6:56 pm
It’s unescapably heartbreaking to listen to Linkin Park’s new album. The reason is right there in the title: Live. Read More

Mario Batali tripped up by sexual misconduct allegations

Updated on  December 11, 2017 at 9:08 am
Mario Batali has surrendered oversight of daily operations at his restaurant empire following reports of sexual misconduct by the celebrity chef over a period of at least 20 years. Read More

‘Shape of Water,’ ‘Big Little Lies’ lead Golden Globes

Updated on  December 11, 2017 at 7:53 am
Guillermo del Toro’s Cold War-era fairytale “The Shape of Water” swam away with a leading seven nominations from the Golden Globes, while the HBO drama “Big Little Lies” led television nominees with six nods. Read More

Can a museum sell its art to stay in business?

Updated on  December 11, 2017 at 6:20 pm
The intensifying legal tussle over whether a struggling Massachusetts museum should be allowed to auction 40 works of art, including two by Norman Rockwell, has raised questions about when — if ever — it’s appropriate to unload the collection. Read More

Swift leads Jingle Ball full of hardheaded women and nice guys

It was the New York City rollout for the new image — grown-up and nearly invulnerable — that goes with Swift’s latest pop blockbuster, “Reputation,” which sold more than 1 million copies in its first week of release in late November. She headlinedZ100’s annual Jingle Ball, a marathon of pop hitmakers, at Madison Square Garden. At this time of year, even the biggest stars pay obeisance to the “contemporary hit radio” stations that are still a gateway to mass attention. Read More

Los Angeles subway construction unearths fossil trove

Since work on the Los Angeles subway extension began in 2014, fossilized remains have routinely turned up from creatures that roamed the grasslands and forests that covered the region during the last Ice Age, about 10,000 years ago. Read More