Jean Kasem, the widow of Casey Kasem, has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the "American Top 40" host's three eldest children and others.
Kerri Kasem, Mike Kasem, Julie Kasem Aboulhosn, Jamil Anis Aboulhosn, attorney Troy L. Martin and Catholic Health Initiatives are named in the suit, filed June 14 in U.S. District Court in Washington state.
"After an exhaustive forensic investigation following Casey’s death and autopsy, there was no other choice but to bring this lawsuit," Jean Kasem said in a statement Thursday.
Since her breakthrough debut in 1979's "Kramer vs. Kramer," Meryl Streep has made one thing patently clear: She is a force to be reckoned with.
Now, in honor of the actress' 68th birthday, we've compiled a brief roundup of the sharpest, pithiest one-liners she has told the Los Angeles Times over the years, complete with staff photos from our archives.
If there has been any common thread, it's that Streep has been advocating for women's rights, at almost every opportunity, for more than 30 years.
There's a new crop of stars landing on the streets of Hollywood: Actress Jennifer Lawrence, "Star Wars" icon Mark Hamill and Minnie Mouse are among them.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced its 2018 inductees to the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday. The chamber will also award posthumous stars such as Steve Irwin and Bernie Mac.
Each of the inductees -- spanning film, television, recording, live theater and radio -- will take their place on the world-famous sidewalk during a ceremony, which they are given two years to schedule.
As the pieces of the show have been coming together, however, museum officials have decided to broaden the original plan. The result will become the main exhibition taking over the museum’s second floor primary exhibit space.
John Green, who's beloved for his 2012 novel, “The Fault in Our Stars,” is returning to the wonderful world of books. It was announced Thursday that "Turtles All the Way Down," his first novel in more than five years, is to be published Oct. 11.
Green is acclaimed for his nuanced and empathetic depictions of teenagers. His latest work centers on Aza Holmes, a young woman looking to solve the mysterious disappearance of a fugitive billionaire, while also struggling with her own mental illness.
“I've been working on ‘Turtles All the Way Down’for years, and I’m so excited to share it with readers this October,” Green said via his publisher’s news release. “This is my first attempt to write directly about the kind of mental illness that has affected my life since childhood, so while the story is fictional, it is also quite personal.”
Stephen Colbert has ridden anti-Trump sentiment to the top of the late-night ratings. Now he's taking it all the way to Russia.
On Thursday "The Late Show" host tweeted a picture of himself in front of the Hermitage in St. Petersburg along with a message directed at the president, who earlier in the day announced on Twitter that he did not make any recordings of his conversations with former FBI director James Comey.
"Don't worry, Mr. President. I'm in Russia. If 'the tapes' exist, I'll bring you back a copy," he said, a reference of course not to the possibly nonexistent Comey tapes but to another possibly nonexistent tape involving Trump.
The next entry in the venerable franchise of dinosaurs run amok got an official title Thursday. "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” will stomp its way to theaters on June 22, 2018.
Directed by Spanish-born filmmaker J.A. Bayona, “Fallen Kingdom” will follow 2015’s “Jurassic World,” which grossed more than $1.6 billion worldwide. The new film is written by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. Trevorrow directed “World” and co-wrote that film with Connolly.
The Broadway revival of the iconic 1982 musical has set its closing date and will meow its final performance at New York's Neil Simon Theatre on Dec. 30.
By then, the popular musical will have completed 16 previews and 593 regular performances since its official opening in July 2016, purring through the busy summer tourist season and the end-of-year holiday season. (The original show earned several awards, including the Tony for best musical and ran for 18 years.)