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Oxfam accepts Scarlett Johansson’s resignation

AP Photo/Andrew Medichini LONDON (AP) — Oxfam International says American actress Scarlett Johansson’s support of an Israeli company operating in the West Bank was incompatible with her role as an Oxfam Global Ambassador. Oxfam’s statement followed...

Elton John, Lady Gaga get GLAAD Media Award bids

AP Photo/Jon Furniss Photography LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elton John, Lady Gaga and the movie “Dallas Buyers Club” are among the nominees for awards presented by the gay advocacy group GLAAD. The 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards honor outstanding images of the lesbian,...

Johansson stepping down as Oxfam ambassador

AP Photo/Andrew Medichini LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scarlett Johansson is ending her relationship with a humanitarian group after being criticized over her support for an Israeli company that operates in the West Bank. A statement released by Johansson’s spokesman Wednesday...

Nielsen: 33.3 million watched State of the Union

AP Photo/Susan Walsh LOS ANGELES (AP) — The audience of 33.3 million people for President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address fell just short of last year’s, ranking as his least-watched. Obama’s 2013 State of the Union address drew 33.5 million...

Police: Bieber to turn self in on charge in Canada

TORONTO (AP) — A police official says Justin Bieber is expected to turn himself in to face an assault charge in Toronto. The official said the charge has to do with an alleged assault on a limo driver in December. The official spoke Wednesday evening on condition of...

Assembly passes 2 bills to restrict paparazzi

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Assembly approved two bills on Wednesday intended to rein in aggressive paparazzi who pursue celebrities. AB1256 and AB1356, both by Assemblyman Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica, won approval in the Assembly and were sent to the state...

Assembly passes 2 bills to restrict paparazzi

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Assembly approved two bills on Wednesday intended to rein in aggressive paparazzi who pursue celebrities. AB1256 and AB1356, both by Assemblyman Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica, won approval in the Assembly and were sent to the state...

Justin Bieber pleads not guilty in DUI arrest

AP Photo/Hector Gabino MIAMI (AP) — Justin Bieber has pleaded not guilty in to charges of DUI, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license in Florida. Court records show that Bieber’s attorney filed the written plea Wednesday in Miami-Dade County. Bieber...

Lamar on Macklemore’s wins: ‘It’s well-deserved’

AP Photo/Matt Sayles NEW YORK (AP) — Kendrick Lamar is taking a philosophical approach to being shut out at the Grammy Awards. Lamar, one of Sunday night’s top nominees with seven nods, was shut out, prompting four-time winner Macklemore to send a text of apology...

For Winslet, motherhood mingles with ‘Labor Day’

AP Photo/Joel Ryan TORONTO (AP) — Before a reporter has barely entered the room, Kate Winslet has defused any formality. After shedding her heels, she announces her exasperation about actors (especially herself) talking about themselves. “Don’t you find yourself...