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Prosecutor: 'Shield' actor taunted wife before killing her

An actor who played a police officer on TV was upset because his wife wanted a divorce and taunted her before fatally shooting her in their Los Angeles home while their two young sons watched, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday. Deputy District Attorney Tannaz Mokayef made the accusations against Michael ...

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2016 file photo, actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives for a court appearance in Norristown, Pa. Cosby is due in Pennsylvania court for a key hearing in his criminal sex-assault case. The preliminary hearing on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, will determine whether prosecutors have enough evidence to send the 78-year-old entertainer to trial. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Bill Cosby is ordered to stand trial in sex case

She called him "Mr. Cosby" and considered him a trusted friend and mentor. But 20 minutes after Bill Cosby offered her three blue pills and told her to take them with the wine he had set out, Andrea Constand's legs began to wobble "like jelly," her eyes went blurry and ...

The Latest: Defense says actor acknowledges killing wife

The Latest on the murder trial of actor Michael Jace, who played a police officer on the TV series "The Shield." (all times local): 2 p.m. A defense attorney for an actor who played a police officer on TV says his client accepts responsibility for killing his wife but jurors ...

Kanye West sued by Hungarian musician over 'New Slaves' song

Kanye West is being sued in New York City by a Hungarian musician who says West sampled his song without permission. Gabor Presser says West's 2013 album "Yeezus" contains a song called "New Slaves" that sampled a song Presser wrote in 1969. Presser's lawsuit was filed in Manhattan federal court. ...

FILE - In this July 20, 2015 file photo, Garrison Keillor, creator and host of "A Prairie Home Companion," appears during an interview in St. Paul, Minn. Keillor will host what he’s calling “The Minnesota Show” on Sept. 2, 2016, from the Minnesota State Fair. It’ll be broadcast on public radio stations nationally the following evening. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Keillor and 'Prairie Home' players plan one more show

Garrison Keillor is bringing back familiar elements of "A Prairie Home Companion" at least one more time. Keillor will host what he's calling "The Minnesota Show" on Sept. 2 from the Minnesota State Fair. It'll be broadcast on public radio stations nationally the following evening. The show will be familiar ...

Jeanne Parr, TV correspondent and Chris Noth's mom, dies

Jeanne L. Parr, a former television correspondent in New York and mother of actor Chris Noth, has died. She was 92. Parr died Friday in Hawaii, where she lived after retirement, Noth's publicist said on Tuesday. Parr worked in television news in Wisconsin and Connecticut and appeared on the game ...

FILE - In this May 10, 2016 file photo, Lena Hall attends a special screening of "Love & Friendship" in New York. Hall will join “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” on tour in San Francisco and Los Angeles. And there’s also a twist _ at some shows she’ll play Hedwig. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Lena Hall to join 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' on West Coast

Tony Award-winner Lena Hall will join "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" on tour in San Francisco and Los Angeles. And there's also a twist — at some shows she'll play Hedwig. Hall, who won a featured actress Tony as Yitzhak on Broadway, will return to the role opposite Darren Criss' ...

Lin-Manuel Miranda attends his Sardi's caricature unveiling at Sardi's restaurant on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Lin-Manuel Miranda's new honor is as sweet at dessert

Lin-Manuel Miranda has already this year won a Pulitzer Prize, a Grammy, the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History and a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant. What more could he get? The answer came Tuesday when the composer and writer of the Broadway smash "Hamilton" got a ...

Bill Cosby arrives for a preliminary hearing on whether prosecutors have enough evidence to put him on trial on charges he drugged and sexually assaulted a woman over a decade ago, at the Montgomery County Courthouse, in Norristown, Pa., Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (James Robinson/PennLive.com via AP)

The Latest: Cosby waives formal arraignment

The Latest on Bill Cosby's preliminary hearing in his Pennsylvania sex-assault case (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Bill Cosby is waiving his right to formal arraignment in a Pennsylvania sex assault case. Cosby was ordered Tuesday to stand trial in the lone criminal case lodged amid dozens of accusations that ...

FILE - In this July 2, 2005, file photo, Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip (left) and Neil Young perform during the finale of the Canadian Live 8 concert in Barrie, Ont. The Tragically Hip announced Tuesday, May 24, 2016, that Downie has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. (Aaron Harris/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Tragically Hip's Gord Downie diagnosed with terminal cancer

Canadian rootsy rock band The Tragically Hip announced Tuesday that its lead singer, Gord Downie, has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. In postings on its website and Facebook page, the band said the 52-year-old Downie, a father of four, was diagnosed with the condition in December. It said "he's ...

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2015, file photo, Peter Mayhew arrives at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. The actor, who plays Chewbacca in the Star Wars films, agreed to meet "Chewbacca mom" Candace Parker in a letter read by James Corden's on Monday's "Late Late Show." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

'Star Wars' actor Peter Mayhew to meet 'Chewbacca Mom'

Late night host James Corden has surprised Chewbacca mom Candace Payne with the chance to meet the actor behind the "Star Wars" creature. Payne's wildly popular video of her hysterically laughing while wearing a toy Chewbacca mask has gained more than 140 million views on Facebook since she posted it ...

FILE - In this May 4, 2015, file photo, Kim Kardashian, left, and Kanye West arrive at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala in New York. Kardashian posted a tribute to West on Instagram to mark the couple's second wedding anniversary on May 24, 2016. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Kim Kardashian pays tribute to Kanye West on 2nd anniversary

Kim Kardashian is paying tribute to Kanye West on the couple's second wedding anniversary. Kardashian has posted a picture of her and West gazing into each other's eyes on Instagram. In the caption she wishes the rapper a happy anniversary and calls him "the love of my life." She says ...

Angelina Jolie to teach at London School of Economics

Oscar-winning actress and activist Angelina Jolie has been appointed a visiting professor at one of Britain's most prestigious universities. The London School of Economics announced Monday that Jolie will be working with students studying for a master's degree in Women, Peace and Security. Among others appointed to teach the course ...

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 28, 2015 file photo, Helen Hunt arrives at the LA Premiere of "Ride" at The Arclight Hollywood Theater in Los Angeles. In a Twitter post on May 23, 2016, Hunt wrote that she was mistaken for fellow actress Jodie Foster at a Starbucks. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)

Helen Hunt mistaken for Jodie Foster by barista

Helen Hunt says a confused barista mixed her up with fellow Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster. Hunt writes in a tweet that she asked a Starbucks barista if she wanted her name after giving her drink order. She writes the barista "winked and said. 'We Gotcha'," ending the tweet with a ...

Johnny Depp's daughter, Lily-Rose, face of new Chanel scent

Chanel has tapped Johnny Depp's 16-year-old daughter, Lily-Rose, to represent a new perfume. Lily-Rose Depp announced the news on Instagram alongside a picture of her kissing a bottle of Chanel No. 5 L'Eau. Chanel also made an announcement with a picture of Depp on its official Instagram. The campaign comes ...

The Latest: Jury selection in actor trial to resume Tuesday

The Latest on the murder trial of "The Shield" actor Michael Jace (all times local): 5 p.m. The questioning of prospective jurors in the murder trial of an actor who played a police officer on the television series "The Shield" will resume Tuesday morning, with opening statements expected to begin ...

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2012 file photo, actor Michael Jace attends WordTheatre presents Storytales at Ford Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. Jace's murder trial is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 23, 2016, in downtown Los Angeles. The actor best known for playing a police officer on the FX series "The Shield"� is charged with shooting his wife to death in their Los Angeles home on May 19, 2014 and faces 50 years to life in prison if convicted. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Murder trial for 'Shield' actor begins in Los Angeles

A murder trial began Monday for an actor who played a police officer on TV and is accused of shooting and killing his wife while their young children looked on two years ago in their Los Angeles home. The trial of 53-year-old Michael Jace, who appeared on the FX series ...

Madonna cierra la ceremonia de los Premios Billboard de la Música con un número musical en honor a Prince, el domingo 22 de mayo del 2016 en Las Vegas. (Foto por Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Madonna responds to critics of her Prince tribute

Madonna is dismissing critics of her tribute to Prince at the Billboard Music Awards with style. A day after her performance of "Nothing Compares 2 U" and duet with Stevie Wonder on "Purple Rain," the pop singer took to social media Monday and posted a picture of herself in a ...

Cosby hearing still on after appeals court rejects delay

Bill Cosby has lost a bid to delay a key hearing Tuesday in his criminal sex-assault case. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has refused to grant a delay while Cosby tries again to have the case thrown out. The 78-year-old entertainer is appealing a ruling that upheld charges based on his ...

Ahead of Cosby hearing, excerpts from quaalude deposition

Bill Cosby is due in court Tuesday so a judge can decide whether there's enough evidence to send 12-year-old sex-assault accusations to trial in suburban Philadelphia. Prosecutors this past year reopened Andrea Constand's complaint that Cosby drugged and molested her after his deposition in her related lawsuit surfaced and dozens ...

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