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Simmons says he will ‘defend’ himself following rape claims

1/1Music Mogul Russell Simmons Show Caption Hide Caption NEW YORK (AP) — Music mogul Russell Simmons said on Instagram that he plans to defend himself a day after a New York Times story published claims by three women saying he raped them. The allegations in the Times’ Wednesday report stem from the 1980s and 1990s. Simmons denied the allegations Wednesday…

Omarosa’s departure highlights lack of White House diversity

1/1Former ‘Apprentice’ star Omarosa Manigault Newman Show Caption Hide Caption WASHINGTON (AP) — With Omarosa Manigault Newman’s departure, the White House has lost arguably its most prominent and visible African-American senior staffer, serving as a reminder of the lack of diversity at the upper echelons of the Trump administration. Manigault Newman was one of just a handful of African-Americans to…

Walmart, book distributor suspend ties with Tavis Smiley

1/1Tavis Smiley Show Caption Hide Caption NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart and a book distributor distanced themselves from Tavis Smiley on Thursday after PBS said an investigation found “troubling allegations” of sexual misconduct by the radio and TV host. The moves came a day after PBS said it was suspending Smiley following an independent investigation by a law firm. PBS…

3 Women Accuse Music Mogul Russell Simmons of Rape

1/1Music Mogul Russell Simmons Show Caption Hide Caption NEW YORK (AP) — 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.Simmons vehemently denied what he called “these horrific accusations,” saying in a statement emailed…

Oprah Winfrey to Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at Globes

1/1Oprah Winfrey Show Caption Hide Caption LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at January’s Golden Globes.Morgan Freeman made the announcement for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association during its broadcast of the “Golden Globe 75th Anniversary Special” Wednesday on NBC.HFPA President Meher Tatna called Winfrey “one of the most respected and admired figures today”…

PBS Suspends Distribution of Smiley Show for Misconduct

1/1Tavis Smiley Show Caption Hide Caption LOS ANGELES (AP) — PBS said Wednesday it has indefinitely suspended distribution of Tavis Smiley’s talk show after an independent investigation uncovered “multiple, credible allegations” of misconduct by its host. PBS said it had engaged an outside law firm to investigate “troubling allegations” against the host, it said in a statement. “This investigation included…

NBC’s ‘Today’ in ratings lead after Matt Lauer’s firing

1/1Matt Lauer Show Caption Hide Caption NEW YORK (AP) — Matt who? NBC’s “Today” show was the most-watched morning program for the first full week after long-time host Matt Lauer was fired because of sexual misconduct charges. The Nielsen company said it was the first time in a year that “Today” had beaten its rival “Good Morning America” at ABC…

Alabama foes make final push before big Senate vote

1/1ROY MOORE Show Caption Hide Caption BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Facing voters at last after the year’s most bitter U.S. campaign, Alabama Republican Roy Moore cast himself Monday as the victim of a national barrage of unjust allegations of sexual misconduct with teenagers. Rival Doug Jones, hoping to become the state’s first Democratic senator in two decades, declared their race…

After NYC subway bombing, Trump slams ‘chain migration’

1/1Pres. Donald Trump Show Caption Hide Caption NEW YORK (AP) — A would-be suicide bomber’s rush-hour blast in the heart of the New York City subway system failed to cause the bloodshed he intended, authorities said, but it gave new fuel to President Donald Trump’s push to limit immigration. Hours after Monday’s explosion in an underground passageway connecting two of…

Late-night host Kimmel holds son, pleads for health care

1/1Jimmy Kimmel Show Caption Hide Caption LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel held his baby son as he returned to his late-night show after a week off for the boy’s heart surgery. Kimmel was crying from the first moment of his monologue Monday night as he pleaded with Congress to restore and improve children’s health coverage, a cause he has…