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Jennifer Lopez makes up concert interrupted by power outage

Jennifer Lopez

NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lopez kept her word to fans who were disappointed when a power outage in New York City forced her to postpone her concert over the weekend. Lopez returned to the stage Monday at Madison Square Garden, saying she was going to celebrate “no matter what.” She called it an “amazing night.” Lopez’s show was cut …

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Pujols’ 3 hits, 3 RBIs power streaking Halos past Astros 9-6

Albert Pujols, Robinson Chirinos

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels all acknowledge they’re still mourning Tyler Skaggs’ death, even if the relentless grind of the baseball schedule doesn’t give them much time to do it. Kevan Smith believes that pain contributes to the passion with which the Angels are climbing the standings without their teammate and friend. Albert Pujols got three hits …

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Protests flare over construction of telescope in Hawaii

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — Singing, chanting and lying on the ground in the road, hundreds of people demonstrated on Monday against the construction of a giant telescope on a mountaintop that some Native Hawaiians consider sacred. The protests were the latest salvo in a yearslong fight that pits scientific discovery against cultural preservation. Scientists hope the massive telescope planned …

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Avenatti: R. Kelly paid $2M to silence girl he assaulted

R Kelly

CHICAGO (AP) — Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti said Monday that R&B singer R. Kelly paid $2 million to keep the alleged victim in a child pornography case off the witness stand during a 2008 trial that ended with his acquittal on all charges. “R. Kelly bought his acquittal,” Avenatti said at a news conference in which he provided details of …

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Australian model sentenced for airline flight disturbance

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Australian model was sentenced Monday in Los Angeles to community service and probation for slapping a flight attendant and going on an obscene tirade during a flight, with a federal judge saying he believed she was deeply remorseful and did not deserve fines or prison time. U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney sentenced Adau Mornyang …

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Oliver Stone writing memoir, scheduled for 2020

Oliver Stone

NEW YORK (AP) — Oliver Stone has some memories to share, not all of them happy. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced Monday that it had acquired a memoir by the Oscar-winning filmmaker. The book, currently untitled, is scheduled for Fall 2020. Stone is known for such provocative films as “Platoon,” ”JFK” and “Born On the Fourth of July.” According to the …

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Oprah Winfrey visits Maui Humane Society following wildfire

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Oprah Winfrey surprised the Maui Humane Society with a visit to thank the organization for evacuating animals during a wildfire, a report said. Winfrey is a part-time Maui resident who visited the society briefly Saturday, thanking a volunteer and taking a photo outside with the organization’s sign, The Maui News reported Saturday. Winfrey is a society …

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Inside Epstein network, layer upon layer to protect the boss

NEW YORK (AP) — A few cells away from drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman at a New York City jail, jet-setting financier Jeffrey Epstein sits accused of running a different kind of criminal network. There was the team of recruiters and enablers bringing Epstein dozens of underage girls to sexually abuse, federal prosecutors allege. There was the assistant who …

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Remains found in Oregon believed to be actor Charles Levin

SELMA, Ore. (AP) — Remains found in a remote area of Oregon are believed to be of missing actor Charles Levin, who played numerous roles on television comedies such as “Seinfeld” and “Night Court.” Levin, 70, was reported missing from Grants Pass on July 8 by his son after he hadn’t heard from his father for several days, The Oregonian/OregonLive …

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Scarlett Johansson: Comments on diversity were misconstrued

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson says comments she made on the “authentic casting” debate have been taken out of context and asserts that she supports diversity in film. The actress came under fire in 2017 for playing an Asian character in “Ghost in the Shell” and canceled plans last year to portray a transgender man in the upcoming film “Rub & Tug,” after …

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