Cosby lawyers attack accusers’ credibility, drawing prosecutor rebuke

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) – Defense lawyers for comedian Bill Cosby on Tuesday attacked the credibility of women who testified against him at his sexual assault trial, drawing a stern rebuke from prosecutors who said such shaming of victims was the reason women do not report sex crimes. Reuters: Entertainment News

Cosby lawyers slam accuser as ‘pathological liar’ at trial

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) – Defense lawyers for comedian Bill Cosby attacked the credibility of women who testified against him at his sexual assault trial, singling out accuser Andrea Constand during closing arguments on Tuesday as a “pathological liar.” Reuters: Entertainment News

Big secrets, bumper box-office for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Avengers: Infinity War” boasts more than 20 superheroes and expects to storm the box office, but even its A-list cast don’t know quite what to expect when the film gets its world premiere on Monday night Reuters: Entertainment News

NBA’s Stephen Curry lands TV, film deal with Sony Pictures

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – NBA star Stephen Curry has signed a multi-year film and television deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Hollywood studio said on Monday, as the Golden State Warriors player makes a play to be the latest athlete to break into entertainment. Reuters: Entertainment News

Family of late Swedish DJ Avicii says grateful for tributes

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The family of Swedish electronic music DJ and producer Avicii on Monday said they were grateful for the numerous public tributes paid to the “Wake Me Up” hitmaker but offered no details on his unexpected death. Reuters: Entertainment News

Cosby judge bars defense from introducing 2005 deposition

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) – Bill Cosby’s second trial on charges of drugging and sexually assaulting a onetime friend entered a third week on Monday with the judge rejecting a motion to introduce a 2005 deposition that the comedian’s defense believed could have helped his case. Reuters: Entertainment News

Jury in Cosby sexual assault retrial to hear final arguments

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) – Prosecutors and comedian Bill Cosby’s defense team were each set to deliver closing arguments in his sexual assault retrial on Monday, taking a final shot at convincing a jury he is innocent or guilty of charges he drugged and sexually assaulted a former friend. Reuters: Entertainment News

Probe into Prince’s opioid death brings no criminal charges

CHASKA, Minn. (Reuters) – A two-year investigation into the death of “Purple Rain” singer Prince failed to determine where he obtained a counterfeit painkiller laced with fentanyl, resulting in no criminal charges, a Minnesota prosecutor said on Thursday. Reuters: Entertainment News

Judge delays ruling on deposition by Cosby accuser’s friend

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) – The judge in Bill Cosby’s sex assault retrial on Friday delayed a decision on whether defense attorneys can introduce testimony from a woman they say could undercut his accuser’s claim that she was unaware of the entertainer’s physical interest in her. Reuters: Entertainment News

Harvey Weinstein goes to court to retrieve personal emails

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Movie producer Harvey Weinstein asked a U.S. bankruptcy judge on Friday to order his company, which filed for Chapter 11 protection in March, to turn over personal emails that he says are relevant to ongoing civil and criminal investigations against him. Reuters: Entertainment News

‘Smallville’ actress charged in self-help guru’s sex traffic case

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York actress Allison Mack was arrested Friday on charges that she recruited women into a secret society led by self-help guru Keith Raniere in which they were forced to have sex with Raniere and were branded with his initials. Reuters: Entertainment News

Natalie Portman says to skip Israeli ceremony due to Netanyahu speech

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman said she chose not to attend a ceremony in Israel to accept a million-dollar prize because she did not want to be seen as supporting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was scheduled to speak at the event. Reuters: Entertainment News

‘Avatar’ director Cameron says he still hopes to film four sequels

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (Reuters) – “Avatar” director James Cameron said he still aims to make four sequels to the 2009 science-fiction blockbuster and is moving ahead with production while regulators review the proposed sale of 21st Century Fox’s film studio to Walt Disney Co. Reuters: Entertainment News

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