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UK TV channel approves Neighbours spinoff

Britain's Channel 5 has greenlit a spinoff of the iconic Aussie soap Neighbours, which has been on the air in the UK since the mid-1980s. The show launched the careers of Margot Robbie, Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan. Neighbours: Erinsborough High will be a five-episode series that will play on...

Scarlett Johansson stands by Woody Allen

Scarlett Johansson (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File) Scarlett Johansson says she's standing by Woody Allen because, "I believe him." Much of Hollywood has distanced itself from the filmmaker since the MeToo movement prompted a re-examination of child sexual abuse allegations from his now-grown daughter, Dylan. Michael Caine, Timothee Chalamet and Greta Gerwig are...

Ellen DeGeneres sells Santa Barbara ranch

Ellen DeGeneres Photo by Lionel Hahn/ABACAPRESS.COM It seems hardly a week goes by when Ellen DeGeneres and her actress wife Portia de Rossi aren't making all the real estate gossip columns for buying, listing or selling a high-priced residence. The property-mad pair are easily the busiest real estate whales in Tinseltown, going...

Songwriter LaShawn Daniels dies in crash

File photo shows songwriter LaShawn Daniels, right, and his wife April Daniels at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) LaShawn Daniels, a Grammy Award-winning songwriter who penned songs for Beyonce, Whitney Houston and Lady Gaga has died. He was 41.           View this post on Instagram                   #Redbottom...

R Kelly moved to general jail population

R. Kelly (Photo by E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/Pool/TNS/Sipa USA). Jail personnel have moved R Kelly into the general inmate population despite earlier concerns - apparently shared at one point by the singer - that other inmates could try to hurt him because of his celebrity status or because he is accused...

Cuba Gooding groping case set for October

US actor Cuba Gooding Jr. arrives at New York State Criminal Court in New York, New York, USA, 03 September 2019. EPA/PETER FOLEY Actor Cuba Gooding Jr's trial for allegedly groping a woman at a Manhattan bar in June has been set for October 10. Gooding, dressed in a grey suit and...

Harry Potter banned from US school library

A Catholic school in Tennessee has removed the Harry Potter books from its library after the school's priest decided they could cause a reader to conjure evil spirits. In an email obtained by The Tennessean, the Reverend Dan Reehil of Nashville's St. Edward Catholic School said he consulted exorcists in the...

Kevin Hart injured in California car crash

Kevin Hart (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) Actor-comedian Kevin Hart has been injured in the crash of a vintage muscle car in the hills above Malibu. A California Highway Patrol collision report says the 40-year-old Hart was a passenger in a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda that went off Mulholland Highway and rolled down...

McCarthy gets serious in The Kitchen

The Kitchen is not full of silly giggles like Mike & Molly or Bridesmaids. Yes, Melissa McCarthy scored an Oscar nomination earlier this year for her nuanced performance in Can You Ever Forgive Me?, but her latest film, The Kitchen, is new territory for the actor. The Kitchen is set in New...

Reality TV host Jessi Combs dies in crash

Race car driver and Mythbusters star Jessi Combs has been killed in an attempt to break her own land-speed record. She was 36. "The Discovery and MotorTrend family is deeply saddened to learn of the tragic passing of Jessi Combs," Discovery Channel said in a statement. "She was a friend and...