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Chicago sues Jussie Smollett over costs of investigating alleged attack

The city of Chicago filed a lawsuit on Thursday against Jussie Smollett seeking three times the damages it said it incurred in the investigation of a hate crime that authorities allege the “Empire” actor staged. …


Chicago sues actor Jussie Smollett for police costs

The city of Chicago filed a lawsuit on Thursday against Jussie Smollett, saying the actor owes it over $130,000 for police costs incurred in the investigation of a hate crime that authorities allege was phony, according to legal documents. …


Madonna to perform at Eurovision Song Contest in Israel

Pop superstar Madonna will make a guest appearance at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel next month, her representatives said on Monday. …


‘Style muse’: Meghan’s rise to a royal fashionista

Her jackets and jeans, bangles and bags can instantly send tongues wagging and designers’ sales soaring. …


‘Empire’ actor Smollett pleads not guilty to lying about Chicago attack

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty in a Chicago court on Thursday to new charges that he falsely reported to police that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic assault on a city street. …


Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis in rehab following stroke

Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has been discharged from a hospital to a rehabilitation center in Memphis, Tennessee, two weeks after suffering a stroke, his publicist said on Monday, quoting his doctor as saying Lewis is expected to fully recover. …


John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s ‘Bed-In’ remembered at 50

In March 1969, newlyweds John Lennon and Yoko Ono skipped a honeymoon and instead staged a “bed-in” in Amsterdam to promote world peace during the Vietnam War. …


Jussie Smollett hoax charge dropped by Chicago prosecutors, prompting mayor’s rebuke

Chicago prosecutors on Tuesday dropped charges accusing “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett of staging a phony hate crime, a stunning move that drew the fury of the city’s police superintendent and mayor, who called the decision a “whitewash of justice.” …


Cardi B vows to be a ‘better me’ after defense of past crimes

Rapper Cardi B has admitted to drugging and robbing men while working as a stripper, but defended her past actions saying she had limited options at the time, and vowed to “be a better me” in the future. …


Prince Charles mixes mojitos, grinds sugar cane on last day of Cuba trip

His wife may have had some initial reservations about Cuban cuisine, but Prince Charles was so enchanted that he asked for some black bean croquettes to take away with him at a tasting session during the British royals’ historic trip to Communist-run Cuba. …